Entertainment One (eOne) celebrates 3 Dove Award wins for Hezekiah Walker, Jonathan McReynolds, and William McDowell, encompassing a wide scope of styles from traditional and contemporary gospel/urban, to urban worship at the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards.
Held in Nashville last night, Hezekiah Walker won the Dove Award for his #1 hit anthem “Better” in the category of Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year. Jonathan McReynolds and William McDowell each celebrate career-first wins – with McReynolds winning the Dove Award for his inspiring hit “The Way That You Love Me” in the category of Contemporary Gospel/Urban Recorded Song of the Year – and McDowell winning the Dove Award for his chart-topping album Sounds of Revival in the category of Urban Worship Album of the Year.
Gina Miller (VP/General Manager of Urban Inspirational – eOne Music Nashville) says: “Congratulations to all of our nominees, and Hezekiah Walker, William McDowell, and Jonathan McReynolds on their historic Dove wins. What an extraordinary time this is for our nation and it’s an exciting time for music. The Dove Awards continues to afford us an opportunity and platform in which we pause and celebrate the music, messages and ministries that are reaching the masses around the world. It’s a privilege and honor to serve and witness the impact that each of these diverse and unique artists share through musical stories of uncompromising grace, hope, love and Jesus.”
Honoring an incredible year in chart-topping Christian/Gospel music, Gospel Hall of Famers Shirley Caesar and Hezekiah Walker presented awards on the main show. Jonathan McReynolds also took the stage to perform “The Way That You Love Me” on the awards show, and Todd Dulaney presented and performed “The Anthem” on the pre-telecast.
The 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards will air on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on Sunday, October 16th, 2016.