Motown Gospel receives six GMA Dove Award nominations for Tye Tribbett, Micah Stampley and Sheri Jones – Moffett. Tribbett received three nominations for Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year (Greater Than – Live), Contemporary Urban Gospel Song of the Year (“If He Did It Before…Same God”), and Gospel Performance of the Year (“If He Did It Before . . . Same God”). Micah Stampley received two nominations for Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year (Love Never Fails), and Contemporary Urban Gospel Song of the Year (“Our God”). Sheri Jones – Moffett received a nomination for Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year (Power & Authority – Live in Memphis).
Tribbett’s Greater Than debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart and remained at #1 for four consecutive weeks. The CD also debuted at #9 on Billboard’s Top 200 and had the highest debut of any Gospel album of 2013. Earlier this year Tribbett won two GRAMMY® Awards, a Soul Train Music Award and a Stellar Award. Greater Than has been lauded by music critics across the country receiving rave reviews from top newspapers including The New York Times and Los Angeles Times.
Micah Stampley’s Love Never Fails debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums Chart. Stampley’s hit single “Our God” peaked in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Song Chart and remained in the Top 15 for 26 weeks. Stampley will perform “Our God” on an upcoming episode of BET’s hit show ‘Sunday’s Best’ this Summer.
Sheri Jones –Moffett released her sophomore album Power & Authority: Live in Memphis earlier this year to critical acclaim. The album produced two Billboard Top 20 singles “Shine” and “Faith to Believe.” Power & Authority is produced by Grammy award winning producer and label-mate Myron Butler.
The 45th annual GMA Dove Awards will be held on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville, Tennessee and will be broadcast live on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) at 6:30 p.m. CST.