From Contemporary Christian Artist to Inspirational Film of the Year, we got the nominees here!
CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN ARTIST OF THE YEAR
He's been releasing music since 1993 and has sold almost 30 million albums, but he isn't done yet -- It's Chris Tomlin
Born in Sydney, now living in Nashville, related to Rebecca St. James (sister) and Moriah Peters (Joel's wife), they only released their first album 3 years ago, and already are blessed with awards to their name -- It's For King and Country
Started in 1998 as a part of Hillsong Church's youth ministry, it has now gained so much popularity that there is soon to be a movie released about their story. Their song Oceans remained on the American Billboard Christian Songs chart for a whopping 83 weeks -- It's Hillsong UNITED
Some of his albums have been named the most important albums in Christian hip hop history. He was the first hip hop artist to win a grammy for best gospel album, has already won too many awards to name, and is the most nominated artist in the dove awards this year -- It's Lecrae
Started in 1994, the band has released eight studio albums and has already received 8 Dove Awards - It's MercyMe
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
For King and Country
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
About A Mile
I Am They
RAP/HIP HOP SONG OF THE YEAR
Who You Know – Derek Minor. Written by Derek Johnson & Chris Mackey.
Sideways (ft. Lecrae) – KB. Written by Kevin Burgess, Lecrae Moore, Jamal James, Chris Mackey and Joseph Prielozny.
All I Need Is You – Lecrae. Written by Lecrae Moore, Dustin “Dab” Bowie, Latasha Williams, Chris Mackey and Joseph Prielozny.
Mansion – NF. Written by Nate Feurstein, Lauren Strahm and David Garcia.
Volcano (ft. Jonathan Thulin) – Rapture Ruckus. Written by Bradley Dring, Joshua Hawkins, Jonathan Thulin.
ROCK/CONTEMPORARY SONG OF THE YEAR
Fireblazin – Capital Kings. Written by Cole Walowac, Jonathan White, Neon Feather, David Garcia and Toby Mckeehan.
Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains) – Crowder. Written by Ed Cash, David Crowder, Seth Philpott.
Messengers (ft. for KING & COUNTRY) – Lecrae. Written by Lecrae Moore, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Ricky Jackson, Ran Jackson, Chris Mackey, Joseph Prielozny and Torrance Esmono.
Brother – Needtobreathe. Written by Bear Rinehart and Bo Rinehart.
Let It Out – Switchfoot. Written by Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman, Andrew Pearson.
POP/CONTEMPORARY SONG OF THE YEAR
Come As You Are – Crowder. Written by David Crowder, Matt Maher, Ben Glover.
Shoulders – for KING & COUNTRY. Written by Luke Smallbone, Joel Smallbone, Ben Glover, Tedd Tjornhom.
Touch The Sky – Hillsong UNITED. Written by Joel Houston, Dylan Thomas and Michael Guy Chislett.
How Can It Be – Lauren Daigle. Written by Paul Mabury, Jason Ingram, Jeff Johnson.
We Believe – Newsboys. Written by Travis Ryan, Richie Fike, Matt Hooper.
Soul On Fire – Third Day. Written by Mac Powell, Tai Anderson, David Carr, Mark Lee, Brenton Brown, Matt Maher.
WORSHIP SONG OF THE YEAR
Great Are You Lord – All Sons & Daughters. Written by David Leonard, Jason Ingram, Leslie Jordan.
Holy Spirit – Francesca Battistelli. Written by Bryan Torwalt, Katie Torwalt.
Forever (We Sing Hallelujah) – Kari Jobe. Written by Brian Johnson, Christa Black Gifford, Gabriel Wilson, Jenn Johnson, Joel Taylor, Kari Jobe.
Because He Lives (Amen) – Matt Maher. Written by Chris Tomlin, Daniel Carson, Ed Cash, Gloria Gaither, Jason Ingram, Matt Maher, Bill Gaither.
This Is Amazing Grace – Phil Wickham. Written by Jeremy Riddle, Josh Farro, Phil Wickham.
ROCK/CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Anchor – Colton Dixon
The Borderland Sessions – John Mark McMillan
Live From The Woods – NEEDTOBREATHE
Invader – Rapture Ruckus
The Edge of the Earth (EP) – Switchfoot
POP/CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Love Ran Red – Chris Tomlin
Neon Steeple – Crowder
RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG. – for KING & COUNTRY
How Can It Be – Lauren Daigle
Saints and Sinners – Matt Maher
Lead Us Back: Songs of Worship – Third Day
WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
All Sons & Daughters – All Sons & Daughters
We Will Not Be Shaken – Bethel Music
Love Ran Red – Chris Tomlin
No Other Name – Hillsong Worship
Even So Come – Passion
INSPIRATIONAL FILM OF THE YEAR
Do You Believe? Director: Jon Gunn Producers: Pure Flix Entertainment, 10 West Studios, Believe Entertainment, Toy Gun Films
Left Behind, Director: Vic Armstrong Producer: Stoney Lake Entertainment
Mom’s Night Out, Directors: The Erwin Brothers Producers: Affirm Films, FourBoys Entertainment, Provident Films, Pure Flix Entertainment, TriStar Pictures
The Song, Director: Richard Ramsey Producers: City on a Hill Productions, Jorva Entertainment Productions
When The Game Stands Tall, Director: Thomas Carter Producers: Affirm Films, Mandalay Pictures