RCA Inspiration garners three wins at the 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards, as chart-topping artists Travis Greene, Koryn Hawthorne, and Marvin Sapp were honored for their hit songs this past year. Travis Greene won his first Dove Award in the category of Urban Worship Recorded Song of the Year for his chart-topper “You Waited.” Koryn Hawthorne won her first Dove Award in the category of Contemporary Gospel/Urban Recorded Song of the Year for her hit track “Won’t He Do It” (ft. Roshon Fegan). Marvin Sapp took home his second Dove Award, winning in the category of Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year for his hit single “Close.”
Held live in Nashville, TN, Koryn Hawthorne took the main stage at the Dove Awards in a duet performance with chart-topping recording artist Natalie Grant, marking their television debut together on their song “Speak the Name.” Marvin Sapp and Israel Houghton also presented awards on the show. Additionally, gospel icon Kirk Franklin joined Tori Kelly on the main stage in a first-time Dove Awards performance together of their song “Never Alone.”
Phil Thornton, SVP and General Manager of RCA Inspiration says: “We’re thrilled to celebrate the wins of Travis, Koryn, and Marvin at the Dove Awards! Thank you to the Gospel Music Association for the recognition, from their songs to Israel, Kirk and the work of everyone showcased on this year’s show.”
Celebrating the diverse styles of artists from every form of Christian/Gospel music, the GMA Dove Awards honors the contributions of recording artists, filmmakers, and producers, including Contemporary Christian music, Traditional, Contemporary, and Southern Gospel, Pop, Spanish Language, Rock, Rap/Hip-Hop, Inspirational Film, Children’s Music, Worship, and more. The 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards will air exclusively on TBN on Sunday, October 21st, 2018 at 9 pm/8 pm CT.