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THE 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards were handed out in the Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee on October 16. The awards were televised on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) last Sunday. The big winner was first-time nominee, newcomer Tauren Wells, who took home four awards, including Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year and New Artist of The Year. Superstar Zach Williams took home Artist of the Year. The night was fiiled with many remarkable performances, including first time collaborations including Kirk Franklin and Tori Kelly, Jason Crabb and Rascal Flatts, as well as Natalie Grant and Koryn Hawthorne. See the full list of winners here.

Partial list of winners: 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR:  Zach Williams

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR:  Tauren Wells

SONG OF THE YEAR:    “Reckless Love”  – writers Caleb Culver, Cory Asbury, Ran Jackson, (publishers) Bethel Music Publishing, Richmond Park Publishing, Watershed Music Publishing

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (ARTIST): Matthew West

SOUTHERN GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR:  Gaither Vocal Band

GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Tasha Cobbs Leonard

INSPIRATIONAL FILM OF THE YEAR:  I CAN ONLY IMAGINE (directors) The Erwin Brothers, (producers) Kevin Downes and Cindy Bond