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PROVIDENT ENTERTAINMENT RECEIVES 68 NOMINATIONS FOR 51ST ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS
14 August 2020 - NASHVILLE, TN - The Provident Entertainment family of artists, labels, songwriters, publishers, and filmmakers are pleased to announce they received an astounding 68 GMA Dove Award nominations. All of the nominees were virtually announced yesterday for the 51st Annual GMA Dove Awards, which will be held Friday, October 30 on Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN). The theme for this year's awards is Carry The Change. 
Producer and songwriter Jason Ingram received the most nominations with eight while Zach Williams followed with five. Kirk Franklin and Elevation Worship both received four nominations, and Kierra Sheard, Travis Greene, and Tauren Wells each received three. Additionally, Elle Limebear is recognized as a New Artist of the Year nominee, and Provident Films receives a nod for inspirational Film for "Overcomer."
Below is a complete list of all Provident Entertainment nominees.
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About Provident Entertainment: Provident Entertainment, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, is home to Provident Label Group, RCA Inspiration, Essential Worship, and Essential Music Publishing, along with Provident Films. The label group is home to an artist roster including Casting Crowns, Zach Williams, Koryn Hawthorne, Kirk Franklin, Travis Greene, Matt Maher, Matthew West, Marvin Sapp, Tauren Wells, and more. Provident Entertainment operates under the umbrella of Sony Music Nashville. Find out more at ProvidentEntertainment.com
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Zach Williams 
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SONG OF THE YEAR
“Deliver Me (This Is My Exodus)”
(Writers) Desmond Davis, Donald Lawrence, Marshon Lewis, Robert Woodridge; 
(Publishers) QW Publishing, Williams Stokes Publishing House and Primary Wave Bears, Shonnamacmusic, ROB BASS INC, Desmond Davis Designee
“King of Kings”
(Writers) Brooke Ligertwood, Jason Ingram, Scott Ligertwood; (Publishers) Fellow Ships Music, Hillsong Music Publishing Australia, So Essential Tunes
“Love Theory”
(Writer) Kirk Franklin(Publisher) Aunt Gertrude Music Publishing LLC
“Nobody”
(Writers) Bernie Herms, Mark Hall, Matthew West; (Publishers) Be Essential Songs, Highly Combustible Music, House of Story Music Publishing, My Refuge Music, One77 Songs
“Rescue”
(Writers) Jason Ingram, Lauren Daigle, Paul Mabury; (Publishers) CentricSongs, Fellow Ships Music, Flychild Publishing, See You At The Pub, So Essential Tunes
“Rescue Story”
(Writers) Andrew Ripp, Ethan Hulse, Jonathan Smith, Zach Williams; (Publishers) Anthems of Hope, Be Essential Songs, Cashagamble Jet Music, EGH Music Publishing, Songs By Fishbone, Wisteria Drive 
“See A Victory”
(Writers) Ben Fielding, Chris Brown, Jason Ingram, Steven Furtick(Publishers) Fellow Ships Music, Music By Elevation Worship Publishing, SHOUT! Music Publishing Australia, So Essential Tunes
“The God Who Stays”
(Writers) AJ Pruis, Jonathan Smith, Matthew West(Publishers) Be Essential Songs, Cashagamble Jet Music, Combustion Five, Highly Combustible Music, 077 Songs, Two Story House Music  
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NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Elle Limebear
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SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (ARTIST)
Chris Brown
Kirk Franklin
Matthew West
Zach Wiliams
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SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (NON-ARTIST) 
Ethan Hulse
Jason Ingram
Paul Mabury
Jonathan Smith
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CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Tauren Wells
Zach Williams
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GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Kirk Franklin
Travis Greene 
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PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Jonathan Smith
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POP/CONTEMPORARY RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR 
“Nobody” – Casting Crowns feat. Matthew West (Writers) Bernie Herms, Matthew West, Mark Hall
“Rescue” – Lauren Daigle; (Writers) Jason Ingram, Lauren Daigle, Paul Mabury
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POP/CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Citizen of Heaven – Tauren Wells; (Producers) Chuck Butler, Jordan Sapp, Kirk Franklin,  Max Stark, Colby Wedgeworth, Rascall Flatts
Rescue Story - Zach Williams; (Producer) Jonathan Smith
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RAP/HIP HOP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“Armies” - KB; (Writers) Kevin Elijah Burgess, West Writer,  Ed Cash, Scott McTyeire Cash, Chris Tomlin, Mashell Leroy
CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“Won't Let Go” – Travis Greene; (Writer) Travis Greene 
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CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
KIERRA – Kierra Sheard; (Producer) J. Drew Sheard II
Long Live Love - Kirk Franklin; (Producer) 
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GOSPEL WORSHIP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
"Something Has To Break (Live)" - Kierra Sheard, feat. Tasha Cobbs Leonard; (Writers) J. Drew Sheard, Kierra Valencia SheardMia Fieldes, Jonathan Smith
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GOSPEL WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Broken Record Travis Greene; (Producers) Travis Greene, Brunes Charles
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TRADITIONAL GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
"It Keeps Happening" Kierra Sheard; (Writers) J. Drew Sheard, Kierra Valencia Sheard
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TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
A Different Song - Donnie McClurkin; (Producers) Donnie McClurkin, Trent Phillips, Tre' Corley 
Bless Somebody Else Kurt Carr; (Producer) Kurt Carr
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WORSHIP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
"The Blessing" (Live) - Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, Elevation Worship; (Writers) Kari Jobe Carnes, Cody Carnes, Chris Brown, Steven Furtick
"King Of Kings" - Hillsong Worship (Live At Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, AU); (Writers) Brooke Ligertwood, Scot Ligertwood, Jason Ingram
“Goodness of God” – Jenn Johnson; (Writers) Ben Fielding, Brian Johnson, Jenn Johnson, Ed Cash, Jason Ingram
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ROCK/CONTEMPORARY RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“My Arms” – Ledger; (Writers) Jennifer Ledger, Colby Wedgeworth, Ethan Hulse
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WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Alive & Breathing - Matt Maher; (Producers) Matt Maher, Mitch Parks
At Midnight - Elevation Worship; (Producers) Aaron Robertson, Steven Furtick
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SPANISH LANGUAGE RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
"Loco Amor" Christine D'Clario; (Writers) Chris McClarney, Jacob Sooter, Ricky Jackson
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SPANISH LANGUAGE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Aleluya  - Elevation Worship; (Producers) Chris Brown, Steven Furtick
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INSPIRATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Faultlines Vol. II – kalley; (Producer) Jason Ingram
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CHRISTMAS / SPECIAL EVENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Christmas – Phil Wickham; (Producer) Jonathan Smith
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SHORT FORM VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Citizen of Heaven Tauren Wells; (Director) Matt DeLisi (Producer) Ryan Atenhan
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RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING OF THE YEAR
Forever Amen - Steffany Gretzinger; (Art Director/Graphic Artist) Tim Parker; (Photographer) Sean Frizzell  
Rescue Story - Zach Williams; (Art Director/Graphic Artist) Tim Parker; (Photographer) Eric Brown 
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INSPIRATIONAL FILM OF THE YEAR
Overcomer - (Director) Alex Kendrick; (Producers) Stephen Kendrick, Aaron Burns, Justin Tolley 

[All bolded titles/names are affiliated with Provident Entertainment and its entities] 





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