RCA Inspiration celebrates over ten nominations for song and album releases at the upcoming 52nd Annual GMA Dove Awards. The nominations span artist releases in eight categories, with hit artists Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul/RCA), Marvin Sapp, Travis Greene, Koryn Hawthorne, Mali Music, Kelontae Gavin, DOE, Melvin Crispell, III, and All Nations Music garnering nods in artist, song, and album categories. Top categories include Song of the Year nominations for two songs performed by Koryn Hawthorne and Marvin Sapp, and two Gospel Artist of the Year nominations, for Kirk Franklin and Travis Greene. The remaining nominations span the genres of Contemporary Gospel, Traditional Gospel, and Gospel Worship.
Separately, Kirk Franklin also garnered a Song of the Year nomination and a Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year nomination as a writer on the track he recorded with for King & Country, “Together” (feat. Kirk Franklin & Tori Kelly), as well as a Songwriter of the Year (Artist) nomination.
Phil Thornton, SVP and General Manager of RCA Inspiration says: “Congratulations to Kirk, Marvin, Travis, Koryn, Mali, Kelontae, DOE, Melvin, and All Nations Music! Thank you to the GMA for the multiple nominations honoring their music and artistry. It’s a thrill to be able to celebrate the inspiring songs and strength that Gospel and Christian music continue to deliver, and we look forward to an amazing night!”
The 52nd Annual GMA Dove Awards will be held on Tuesday October 19th, 2021 at Allen Arena in Nashville, TN, and air on Friday October 22nd, 2021 on TBN. Recognizing the range of Christian and Gospel music and entertainment, the Gospel Music Association’s (GMA) Dove Awards honor Contemporary Christian and Gospel to Rap/Hip Hop, Rock, Pop/Contemporary, Inspirational, Spanish Language, Worship, Film and more.
The full list of RCA Inspiration’s GMA Dove Awards nominations is below.
SONG OF THE YEAR
- “Speak To Me”-Koryn Hawthorne (Writers: Donnie McClurkin, Jeremy Hicks, Johnta Austin, Troy Taylor)
- “Thank You For It All”-Marvin Sapp (Writers: Aaron Lindsey, Christopher Thomas Leach, Jamone Davis, Marvin Sapp)
GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
- Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul/RCA)
- Travis Greene
CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
- Koryn Hawthorne, “Speak To Me”
TRADITIONAL GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
- Melvin Crispell, III, “Wonderful Is Your Name”
GOSPEL WORSHIP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
- Travis Greene, “ Good & Loved” (feat. Steffany Gretzinger)
CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
- DOE, DOE-EP (Life Room Label/RCA Inspiration)
- Koryn Hawthorne, I Am
- Mali Music, The Book of Mali (K Approved Enterprises/RCA Inspiration)
TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
- Marvin Sapp, Chosen Vessel (Verity Records)
GOSPEL WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
- All Nations Music, Come Alive (Deluxe) (All Nations Music/RCA Inspiration)
- Kelontae Gavin, The N.O.W. Experience (Marquis Boone/RCA Inspiration)