NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Brother duo to get KING & Country got their first artist of the year award in the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards, which aired Friday with no audience as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
The awards show changed the format up throughout its telecast on Trinity Broadcasting Network to concentrate on stories and performances of hope. The awards show has generally been held at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.
Tauren Wells won the modern Christian artist of this year and pop/contemporary record of this year.
Tasha Cobbs Leonard won gospel artist of this year and rapper Kayne West, who’s on the ballot in several states as a presidential candidate, acquired for rap/hip jump captured song of the season, his first Dove Award.
The group Skillet won rock/contemporary record of this year and rock/contemporary documented tune of this year. The new artist of the year is All of the Kingdom.
The tune of the year award went into the tune”Way Maker,” composed by Osinachi Kalu Okoro Egbu, a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and worship leader that also goes by Sinach. The tune was initially published by Sinach in 2015, but it regained popularity in the previous year after being coated by Michael W. Smith and many others.