Dove Award for Song of the Year

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GMA Dove Award for Song of the Year
CountryUnited States
Presented byGospel Music Association
First awarded1969
Currently held bySinach (2020)
Most awardsJason Ingram (4)
2020 Song of the Year winner, Sinach.
Multiple GMA Song of the Year nominees and winners, Bill Gaither and Gloria Gaither.
Multiple GMA Song of the Year winner, Lauren Daigle.
Multiple GMA Song of the Year nominee and winners, Hillsong UNITED.

The GMA Dove Awards Song of the Year is one of the two main categories (along with Songwriter of the Year) which have been given since the 1st GMA Dove Awards in 1969. The following is a list of the winning songs and the songwriter(s) who received the award.[1]

Recipients[edit]

Year Writer(s)
Work
Nominees
2020 Blue ribbon Sinach "Way Maker"
2019 Blue ribbon Jason Ingram
Blue ribbon Paul Mabury
Blue ribbon Lauren Daigle
"You Say"
2018 Blue ribbon Cory Asbury
Blue ribbon Caleb Culver
Blue ribbon Ran Jackson
"Reckless Love"
2017 Blue ribbon Ben Fielding
Blue ribbon Brooke Ligertwood
"What a Beautiful Name"
2016 Blue ribbon Pat Barrett
Blue ribbon Tony Brown
"Good Good Father"
2015 Blue ribbon Paul Maybury
Blue ribbon Jason Ingram
Blue ribbon Jeff Johnson
"How Can It Be"
2014 Blue ribbon Matt Crocker
Blue ribbon Joel Houston
Blue ribbon Salomon Ligthelm
"Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)"
2013 Blue ribbon Matt Redman
Blue ribbon Jonas Myrin
"10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)"
2012 Blue ribbon Laura Story "Blessings"
2011 Blue ribbon Gerald Crabb "Sometimes I Cry"
2010 Blue ribbon Mike Donehey
Blue ribbon Jason Ingram
Blue ribbon Phillip LaRue
"By Your Side"
2009 Blue ribbon Brandon Heath
Blue ribbon Jason Ingram
"Give Me Your Eyes"
2008 Blue ribbon Mark Hall
Blue ribbon Bernie Herms
"East to West"
2007 Blue ribbon Aaron Shust
Blue ribbon Dorothy Greenwell
"My Savior My God"
2006 Blue ribbon Chris Tomlin
Blue ribbon Jesse Reeves
Blue ribbon Ed Cash
"How Great Is Our God"
2005 Blue ribbon Mark Hall "Who Am I"
2004 Blue ribbon Pete Kipley
Blue ribbon Bart Millard
"Word of God Speak"
2003 Blue ribbon Nichole Nordeman
Blue ribbon Mark Hammond
"Holy"
2002 Blue ribbon Bart Millard "I Can Only Imagine"
2001 Blue ribbon Nicole C. Mullen "Redeemer"
2000 Blue ribbon Michael W. Smith
Blue ribbon Wes King
"This Is Your Time"
1999 Blue ribbon Rich Mullins
Blue ribbon Mitch McVicker
"My Deliverer"
1998 Blue ribbon David Mullen
Blue ribbon Nicole Coleman-Mullen
Blue ribbon Michael Ochs
"On My Knees"
1997 Blue ribbon Bob Carlisle
Blue ribbon Randy Thomas
"Butterfly Kisses"
1996 Blue ribbon Mark Heimermann
Blue ribbon Toby McKeehan
"Jesus Freak"
1995 Blue ribbon Twila Paris "God Is in Control"
1994 Blue ribbon Shawn Craig
Blue ribbon Don Koch
"In Christ Alone"
1993 Blue ribbon Steven Curtis Chapman
Blue ribbon Geoff Moore
"The Great Adventure"
1992 Blue ribbon Amy Grant
Blue ribbon Michael W. Smith
Blue ribbon Wayne Kirkpatrick
"Place in This World"
1991 Blue ribbon Gary Driskell "Another Time, Another Place"
1990 Blue ribbon Ray Boltz "Thank You"
1989 Blue ribbon Wayne Watson
Blue ribbon Claire Cloninger
"Friend of a Wounded Heart"
1988 Blue ribbon Phil McHugh
Blue ribbon Gloria Gaither
Blue ribbon Sandi Patti Helvering
"In the Name of the Lord"
1987 Blue ribbon Dick Tunney
Blue ribbon Melodie Tunney
Blue ribbon Paul Smith
"How Excellent Is Thy Name"
1986 Blue ribbon Billy Sprague
Blue ribbon Niles Borop
"Via Dolorosa"
1985 Blue ribbon Gloria Gaither
Blue ribbon Dony McGuire
"Upon This Rock"
1984 Blue ribbon Lanny Wolfe "More Than Wonderful"
1983 Blue ribbon Michael Card
Blue ribbon John Thompson
"El Shaddai"
1982 Blue ribbon Dottie Rambo "We Shall Behold Him"
1981 Blue ribbon Brown Bannister
Blue ribbon Mike Hudson
"Praise the Lord"
1980 Blue ribbon Don Francisco "He's Alive"
1978 Blue ribbon Dallas Holm "Rise Again"
1977 Blue ribbon John Stallings "Learning to Lean"
1976 Blue ribbon Neil Enloe "Statue of Liberty"
1975 Blue ribbon Marijohn Wilkin
Blue ribbon Kris Kristofferson
"One Day at a Time"
1974 Blue ribbon Bill Gaither "Because He Lives"
1973 Blue ribbon [[Kris Kristofferson] "Why Me?"
1972 Blue ribbon Ron Hinson "The Lighthouse"
1971
Award vacated as a result of 1971 GMA Music Awards scandal
1970 Blue ribbon Don Sumner
Blue ribbon Dwayne Friend
"The Night Before Easter"
1969 Blue ribbon R. E. Winsett "Jesus Is Coming Soon"

Sources[2][3][4][5][6]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ GMA Dove Awards - History Archived September 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Nominees | Welcome to The 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards". 2014-09-22. Archived from the original on 2014-09-22. Retrieved 2021-03-02.
  3. ^ "2013 Award Nominees" (PDF). 2013-08-28. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2013-08-28. Retrieved 2021-03-02.
  4. ^ "43rd Annual Dove Award Nominations Announced". 2012-06-09. Archived from the original on 2012-06-09. Retrieved 2021-03-02.
  5. ^ "42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominees". 2011-08-17. Archived from the original on 2011-08-17. Retrieved 2021-03-02.
  6. ^ "41st Annual GMA Dove Awards on Gospel Music Channel". 2010-08-10. Archived from the original on 2010-08-10. Retrieved 2021-03-02.

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