Lauren Daigle Wins Artist Of The Year At 47th Annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards


NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) — Christian music newcomer Lauren Daigle took top honors at the at the 47th annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards.

Daigle won awards for Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year during the awards show, which were held at Nashville’s Allen Arena on Tuesday night.

“It’s kind of crazy just to see where God will take you in such a short amount of time,” Daigle said. “His glimpse of eternity looks a lot larger than ours, and I’m just honored to be a part of this.”

Jordan Feliz took home the prize for New Artist of the Year and King and Country won a statue for Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year.

“In such a time as this,” said For King & Country’s Joel Smallbone, “When you’ve got political division, you’ve got racial tension, you’ve got religious extremism, it feels as though nights like tonight, this time is more important than ever, to rally together and point people heavenward.”

Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will air the awards show on Sunday, October 16.

The Full List of Dove Award Winners


2016 GMA Dove Awards winners


Artist of the Year

Lauren Daigle, Centricity Music


New Artist of the Year

Jordan Feliz, Centricity Music


Song of the Year

“Good, Good Father”​ (writers) Pat Barrett, Tony Brown (publishers) Vamos Publishing, Capitol CMG Parago, Common Hymnal Publishing, Housefires Sounds, Tony Brown Publishing Designee, worshiptogether.com songs, sixsteps Music


Songwriter of the Year (Artist)

Lauren Daigle


Songwriter of the Year (Non-Artist)

Jason Ingram


Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year

For King & Country


Southern Gospel Artist of the Year

Karen Peck & New River​


Gospel Artist of the Year

Kirk Franklin


Producer of the Year

Bernie Herms