Tuesday night marked the biggest day of the year for Christian and Gospel music as the Gospel Music Association Dove awards returned to Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville.
Nominees were determined by GMA’s professional members, and winners were decided on by voting by the entire GMA membership.
The 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards will air exclusively on TBN October 20 at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST. For more information, visit their official website.
Donald Lawrence and The Tri-City Singers win in Traditional Song and Album at the 2019 GMA Dove Awards
Donald Lawrence and the Tri-City Singers win big as they bagged the honor of having the Best Traditional Gospel Album of the Year with Goshen, a reunion album with the Tri-City Singers that was released in 2018; and with “Deliver Me.”
Lawrence is a prominent gospel singer, songwriter, record producer, and artist. This multiple Grammy and Stellar Award winner has collaborated with a diverse roster, as vocal coach to the R&B group En Vogue, musical director for Stephanie Mills, songwriter for The Clark Sisters, and collaborator with a host of artists including Peabo Bryson, Kirk Franklin, Karen Clark Sheard, Donnie McClurkin, and Mary J. Blige.
Lawrence took on The Tri-City Singers after a friend vacated his position as musical director. Debuting in 1993, they released “A Songwriter’s Point Of View,” which landed #2 on the Billboard Top Gospel Charts.
Although the Tri-City singers retired in 2006, they made a reunion album with Lawrence, Goshen, which is brilliant in its own accord. Having to win this prestigious award just solidifies the fact that it is a place of comfort and plenty.
With his award-winning single “Deliver Me,” he is joined by prestigious singer Le’Andria Johnson and went on to perform one of the most powerful and spiritual songs in his roster.
Listen to the award-winning song here!
Donald Lawrence, dove awards 2019, The Tri-City Singers