Lauren Daigle repeats with three wins at Dove Awards

Lauren Daigle at the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena on Tuesday, October 11 2016, Nashville, Tennessee. (PHOTO: Donn Jones)

Originally published in Fox News

For the second year in a row, Christian singer Lauren Daigle won three awards at the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards on Tuesday night, including artist of the year.

Two worship groups, Hillsong UNITED out of Australia and Bethel Music based in California, also took home two awards apiece during the award show held at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Daigle went from winning the new artist award last year to the top award this year, a seemingly overnight success for the popular singer and songwriter. Her 2015 debut album How Can It Be earned her a Grammy nomination as well.

Genre veteran Chris Tomlin was honoured for having his songs played more than 1 billion times on digital radio services, according to the digital song royalty organisation SoundExchange.

2016 Dove Awards Winners:

  • Song of the Year – Good, Good Father by Chris Tomlin
  • Songwriter of the Year (Artist) – Lauren Daigle
  • Songwriter of the Year (Non-Artist) – Jason Ingram
  • Producer of the Year – Bernie Herms
  • Musical of the Year – That’s Where The Story Begins created by Dave Clark, Gerald Crabb, Mike Harland
  • Youth/Children’s Musical of the Year – The Kingdom Connection created by Christy Semsen, Daniel Semsen
  • Choral Collection of the Year – Southern Gospel Songs (10 New, Emerging and Classic Hits for Southern Gospel Choir) arranged and orchestrated by Marty Hamby
  • Recorded Music Packaging of the Year – EMPIRES by Hillsong UNITED
  • Short Form Video of the Year – Live on Forever by The Afters
  • Long Form Video of the Year – Hymns That Are Important To Us directed by Joey + Rory
  • Inspirational Film of the Year – War Room directed by Kendrick Brothers

Artist of the Year

  • Contemporary Christian Artist – for KING & COUNTRY
  • Southern Gospel Artist – Karen Peck & New River
  • Gospel Artist – Kirk Franklin
  • Artist of the Year – Lauren Daigle
  • New Artist of the Year – Jordan Feliz

Recorded Song of the Year

  • Rap/Hip Hop – Uncomfortable by Andy Mineo
  • Rock/Contemporary – Happiness by NEEDTOBREATHE
  • Pop/Contemporary – Trust In You by Lauren Daigle
  • Inspirational – Till I Met You by Laura Story
  • Southern Gospel – I Am Blessed by Karen Peck & New River
  • Bluegrass – Life’s Railway to Heaven by Jimmy Fortune (with the Oak Ridge Boys)
  • Country – Small Town Someone (Lunch) by Jeff & Sheri Easter
  • Contemporary Gospel/Urban – The Way That You Love Me by Jonathan McReynolds
  • Traditional Gospel – Better by Hezekiah Walker
  • Urban Worship – Worth by Anthony Brown & Group therAPy
  • Worship Song of the Year – No Longer Slaves by Bethel Music

Album of the Year

  • Worship Album – EMPIRES by Hillsong UNITED
  • Rap/Hip Hop Album – Therapy Session by NF
  • Rock/Contemporary Album – The Wonderlands: Sunlight & Shadows by Jon Foreman
  • Pop/Contemporary Album – This Is Not A Test by TobyMac
  • Inspirational Album – Brave New World by Amanda Cook
  • Southern Gospel Album – Still by Booth Brothers
  • Bluegrass/Country Album – Small Town, Celebrating 30 Years of Music & Marriage by Jeff & Sheri Easter
  • Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album – Losing My Religion by Kirk Franklin
  • Traditional Gospel Album – Everyday Jesus by Anthony Brown & group therAPy
  • Urban Worship Album – Sounds of Revival by William McDowell
  • Instrumental Album – Without Words: Synesthesia by Bethel Music
  • Children’s Music Album – Come Alive by Bethel Music Kids
  • Spanish Language Album – Eterno Live by Christine D’Clario
  • Special Event Album – We Will Stand Live (CCM UNITED) by Various
  • Christmas Album – Christmas Is Here by Danny Gokey

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