RCA Inspiration is thrilled to announce 9 nominations in 7 different categories at the 2016 GMA Dove Awards. Honoring outstanding achievements and excellence in Christian Music, the GMA Dove Awards nominations unveiled today recognized the acclaimed projects of Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA Records), Travis Greene, Israel Houghton & NewBreed (RGM/NewBreed/RCA Inspiration), and Marvin Sapp. Franklin and Greene lead the pack in nominations with multiple nominations across seven different categories for their chart-topping projects. Houghton & NewBreed along with Sapp wrap up the nominations with 1 apiece for their chart-topping albums.
“Congratulations to all of the RCA/RCAI Dove Award Nominees”, said Phil Thornton, SVP and General Manager of RCA Inspiration. “We’re extremely proud of Kirk, Israel, Marvin and Travis and we look forward to the main event on October 11th.”
Last year’s winners Israel Houghton & New Breed (RGM/NewBreed/RCA Inspiration) took home a Dove Award for Traditional Gospel Song of the Year for “How Awesome is Our God” featuring Yolanda Adams.
Below is the full list of RCA Inspiration’s GMA Dove Award nominations by artist. The 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards will be taped Tuesday, October 11, 2016 in Nashville, TN.
RCA Records / RCA Inspiration 2016 GMA Dove Award nominations:
Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA Records)
- GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
- PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
- CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR – “Wanna Be Happy?” (Single)
- CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Losing My Religion
Travis Greene (RCA Inspiration)
- NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
- URBAN WORSHIP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR – “Intentional” (Single)
- URBAN WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR – The Hill
Israel Houghton & NewBreed (RGM/NewBreed/RCA Inspiration)
- URBAN WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Covered: Alive in Asia
Marvin Sapp (RCA Inspiration)
- CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR – You Shall Live
ABOUT RCA INSPIRATION
RCA Inspiration (formerly Verity Gospel Music Group), is the Gospel label operating under Provident Music Group, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. Voted Billboard’s #1 “Gospel Songs Label” for the past 15 years, RCA Inspiration is the home of mega-gospel artists Donnie McClurkin, Israel Houghton, Marvin Sapp, Le’Andria Johnson, Fred Hammond and many more, which also includes artists on Kirk Franklin’s Fo Yo Soul Recordings label.