The Gospel Music Affiliation’s 49th annual Dove Awards introduced recognition for Christian artist Tauren Wells, who received 4 awards, together with new artist and up to date Christian artist of the 12 months.

Wells, who was the previous lead singer for Christian rock group Royal Tailor, carried out “Identified” from his solo debut album, “Hills and Valleys,” throughout Tuesday’s award present from Lipscomb College in Nashville, Tennessee.

Wells additionally received awards for pop/up to date album of the 12 months and likewise received an award for being a featured artist on the rap/hip hop recorded tune of the 12 months with Social Membership Misfits.

Wells accepted new artist of the 12 months barely out of breath, explaining that he had been backstage altering garments when the award was introduced and rushed to get to the stage with out even realizing what award he had received.

“I’m so grateful – what award is that this?” Wells stated. “New artist of the 12 months?! Woah!”

Backstage after the present, Wells stated that “Identified” was about one of many God’s classes for him about picture.

“Whereas it is nice to pose for all these footage and getting to carry all these trophies, this does not matter as a lot as what is going on inside our hearts,” Wells stated.

Cory Asbury, a worship pastor in Kalamazoo, Michigan, rode the success of his No. 1 Christian single “Reckless Love” to 3 awards for tune of the 12 months, worship tune of the 12 months and worship album of the 12 months. He stated the tune has linked to lots of people via church providers and on the radio.

“I have been listening to loopy testimonies of those that say ‘I used to be suicidal and I used to be going to take my very own life, and I heard this tune and I felt the love of God for the primary time,'” Asbury stated. “Tales like which can be why any of us do that.”

Songwriter Colby Wedgeworth additionally received three awards, together with songwriter of the 12 months, non-artist, for working with Wells on the “Hills and Valleys” file and for co-writing the pop/up to date recorded tune of the 12 months, “Previous Church Choir.”

Zach Williams received artist of the 12 months and pop/up to date recorded tune of the 12 months for his tune “Previous Church Choir,” and Tasha Cobb Leonard received gospel artist of the 12 months and concrete worship album.

Rap duo Social Membership Misfits from Florida received rap/hip hop recorded tune of the 12 months for his or her tune “Warfare Cry,” a tune they wrote after the highschool capturing in Parkland, Florida.

“We really feel like something that occurs to our technology, we take it personally, so this tune got here from a spot of simply eager to rally a technology,” stated Martin Lorenzo Santiago, who goes by the stage title Marty, within the duo.

The present featured a few cross style collaborations, together with pop singer Tori Kelly singing with Kirk Franklin and nation group Rascal Flatts singing with Jason Crabb. The present will air October 21 on TBN.

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