Nashville, TN (October 19, 2019) – RCA Inspiration celebrates five wins at the 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards, with Kirk Franklin, Donald Lawrence, Le’Andria Johnson, and Koryn Hawthorne taking home Dove Awards in five categories this year. Garnering double wins, Gospel icons Kirk Franklin and Donald Lawrence each won two Dove Awards, with Johnson and Hawthorne winning one Dove Award apiece. Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul/RCA) won one of the night’s top honors, Gospel Artist of the Year, as well as Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year for his #1 smash hit “Love Theory.” Donald Lawrence’s acclaimed album Donald Lawrence Presents The Tri-City Singers, Goshen won Traditional Gospel Album of the Year, while he and Le’Andria Johnson took home the award for Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year, “Deliver Me (This Is My Exodus),” the chart-topping single from Goshen. Closing out the Contemporary Gospel category, Koryn Hawthorne won Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year for her acclaimed album Unstoppable.
Taking the stage at the sold-out Dove Awards show in Nashville, TN, Kirk Franklin created a signature blowout performance of his songs “Strong God” and “F.A.V.O.R” from his latest album, closing with his classic hit “Hosanna.” Donald Lawrence, Travis Greene, and Koryn Hawthorne also presented awards on the show.
Phil Thornton, SVP and General Manager of RCA Inspiration says: “We’re excited and feel blessed to celebrate Kirk, Donald, Le’Andria, and Koryn’s wins at the Doves! Congratulations to the Gospel Music Association on the 50th anniversary; it was an honor to have Kirk, Donald, Travis, and Koryn be part of celebrating an incredible Dove Awards show this year.”
Marking the Dove Awards’ amazing legacy commemorating its 50th year, the Gospel Music Association’s (GMA) Dove Awards has celebrated the best in all styles of Christian and Gospel music and entertainment, including Pop, Rock, Worship, Spanish Language, Hip-Hop, Contemporary Christian music, Children’s Music, Contemporary, Traditional, and Southern Gospel, Inspirational Films, Musicals, and more. The 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards will air on TBN on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 8 pm EST / 5 pm PST.