October 7th in Nashville, Tennesee, The Dove Awards drew in a record attendance as they handed out awards in 42 categories with 4 special awards. 

MercyMe's Bart Millard and Lecrae hosted the evening of celebration and music as Hillsong UNITED was awarded 5 honors, including "Artist of the Year" and "Song of the Year". Other multiple winners of the evening were Switchfoot and Skillet. 

Here are the televised winners: 

Song of the Year: “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” - Hillsong UNITED

Artist of the Year: Hillsong UNITED

New Artist of the Year: Ellie Holcomb

Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year: “Revival” – Karen Peck & New River

Contemporary Gospel/Urban Recorded Song of the Year: “Every Praise” – Hezekiah Walker

Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year: Never Land – Andy Mineo

Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year: Overcomer - Mandisa

Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year: “A Little More Jesus” – Erica Campbell

Praise and Worship Album of the Year: Majestic – Kari Jobe

Inspirational Film: God’s Not Dead


Special recognition honors also presented this evening included:
Lifetime Achievement Award - Hillsong


The Grady Nutt Humor Award – Akintunde

The Outstanding Mainstream Contribution to Gospel Music Award - SiriusXM