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Event Review: The 44th Annual Dove Awards Returns to Nashville


On Tueday, October 15, 2013, The 44th Annual Dove Awards took place at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in its hometown, Nashville. The show was hosted by Gospel Music Icon Kirk Franklin and The Queen of Christian Pop Amy Grant. Putting these two together was a genius move by the show’s producers, as their chemistry was beyond entertaining.

The show opened with an amazing high-energy performance from Toby Mac with his hit-song, “Eye On It”. A few other inspiring performers took the stage that night including Colton Dixon, Capital Kings, Trip Lee, KB, Jason Crabb, Tasha Cobbs, Big Daddy Weave, Amy Grant and more. The performance that stole the night was Tamela Mann singing her chart-topping, hit song “Take Me To The King”, bringing the entire stadium to their feet.

Many of Gospel’s elite were in the building to present an award or be honored with one, including American Idol Finalist Mandisa, who received the ‘Uplifting Award’ for her inspiring life testimony. Other Gospel Artists, Pastors and Personalities at the 44th Annual Dove Awards included Montell Jordan, Rick Warren, Joyce Meyer, Matt Redman, Chonda Pierce, LeCrae, Anthony Brown, Earnest Pugh, Done Hampton and plenty more. Below is a list of winners from the night’s top categories:

1. Pop Contemporary Album of the Year: Toby Mac

2. Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year: LeCrae “Gravity”

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3. Worship Album of the Year: Chris Tomlin “Burning Lights”

4. Traditional Gospel Album of the Year: Tamela Mann “Best Days”

5. Song of the Year: “10,000 Blessings” by Matt Redman

6. Gospel Performance of the Year: “Break Every Chain” by Tasha Cobbs

7. New Artist of the Year: For Country and King

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8. Artist of the Year: Toby Mac

The show was definitely one to remember and you don’t want to miss it! The 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards will air exclusively on the UP! Television Network tonight at 8:00 PM ET. Below you can find plenty of pictures from the 2013 Dove Awards, along with audio commentary in the media room from some of you favorite artists like  LeCrae, Tamela Mann, Tasha Cobbs and more. Click play on all three videos to hear what they have to say.


GMA President Jackie Patillo, Grammy Award-winner LeCrae, Award-winning Christian Rapper Toby Mac and American Idol Finalist Mandisa.

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Best-Selling Comedian Chonda Pierce, CCM Artist Chris Tomlin, Award-winning Songstress Tamela Mann and The Tankard Family.

Mega-Church Pastor Rick Warren (discussing life after his son’s suicide) and Gospel Songstress Tasha Cobbs

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