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Motown Gospel Celebrates Label Wide Nominations. Top artists, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, VaShawn Mitchell, Tim Bowman, Jr. and Tye Tribbett receive nominations.

48th Annual GMA Dove Awards nominations were announced today with premiere record label Motown Gospel receiving four nominations.  This year’s nominations reflect the growing diversity on the label’s roster.

Among the top nominees include VaShawn Mitchell who earned (2) nods for his popular 2016 album “Secret Place: Live In South Africa.” He was recognized for Contemporary Gospel/Urban Worship Album of the Year and Urban Worship Recorded Song of the Year for his number one song “Joy.” 

Multiple Dove Award winner, Tasha Cobbs Leonard who has garnered nearly a dozen GMA Dove nominations, received a nod for Gospel Artist of the Year. Meanwhile, fan favorite Tye Tribbett received a nomination for Contemporary Gospel/ Urban Worship Recorded Song of the Year for his current crossover smash “Work It Out,” and Tim Bowman earned a second Dove Award nomination for “Fix Me,” in the Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year category.

We’re so proud of all of our artists who were nominated this year,” says EJ Gaines, VP of Marketing, Motown Gospel. “Each year, the GMA recognizes some of the most impactful music in Christian and Gospel music, and we’re thrilled to work with Tasha, Tye, VaShawn and Tim, whose music this year is a part of that beautiful tapestry.

The GMA Dove Awards celebrate the contributions of artists from every style of Christian/Gospel music. Nominees are determined by over 1,600 professional members, and winners will be voted on by the entire GMA membership of nearly 2,500.  The GMA Dove Awards will take place on October 17, 2017 live from Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. For more information:


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About Motown Gospel 

Motown Gospel is one of the most prominent gospel music companies in the world, boasting two decades of chart-topping and award-winning artists, albums and songs. Owned by Capitol Christian Music Group/Universal Music Group, the world’s leading Christian Music company and market leader in recorded music, distribution, and music publishing, Motown Gospel has been home to several iconic artists such as Smokie Norful, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Tye Tribbett, Kierra Sheard and VaShawn Mitchell.


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