The Annual GMA Dove Award show is celebrating its 50th anniversary and we are guaranteed to expect great performances from great artists. Aside from that, the show is packed with different categories honoring artists and bands from different genres. There are about 42 categories but the most significant or bigger categories are televised.

As always, the award show is held at the Allen Arena, Nashville, Tennessee on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.

Since there are a lot of categories set by the award show, let us focus on the larger awards. You can check out other articles here at Country Thang Daily for updates of the winners.

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The 50th GMA Dove Award Show

Bluegrass/ Country/ Roots Recorded Song of the Year

This year the nominees for the category Bluegrass/ Country/ Roots Recorded Song of the Year are the following:

  • “Beside The Cross” by Lizzy Long, Rhonda Vincent, and Sally Berry
  • “Wayfaring Stranger” by Jeff and Sheri Easter
  • “Shame On Me” by Joseph Habedank
  • “I Saw the Light” by Josh Turner feat. Sonya Isaacs
  • “Dive” by Steven Curtis Chapman feat. Ricky Skaggs

And the winner of the said category goes to, Turner for his rendition of “I Saw the Light” featuring the wonderful vocals of Sonya Isaacs.

Last year, the award was taken home by Little Roy & Lizzy Show for their song “Dinner on the Ground.” The song also featured the Oak Ridge Boys.

Bluegrass/ Country/ Roots Album of the Year

The nominees for this category were:

  • Josh Turner’s I Serve a Savior
  • Steven Curtis Chapman’s Deeper Roots: Where the Bluegrass Grows
  • The Isaacs’ Favorites: Revisited by Request

The award was taken home by Steven Curtis Chapman for his album Deeper Roots: Where the Bluegrass Grows.

In 2018, the nominees for the category were Bradley Walker (Blessed, Hymns, and Songs of Faith), Jeff & Sheri Easter (Sing It Again, A Collection of Favorites), and Little Roy & Lizzy Show (Going Home). The award was won by Walker for his album Blessed, Hymns, and Songs of Faith.

Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s award show. Check out more names of winners here at Country Thang Daily.