Daigle told the crowd, “Just to see the support of so many people, it’s really, really moving. It’s overwhelming,”
Taking to Twitter, she stated, “Ahhh!! Honored with three @GMADoveAwards for Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year! It is incredible to see the impact these songs and the album are having in peoples lives and throughout our music community.
The awards show was held live from Nashville, Tennessee and was aired on TBN.
Previously announced performers include Bill Gaither, Gaither Vocal Band, Matt Maher, Mark Lowry, Bart Millard, Michael English, Russ Taff, David Phelps, Riley Clemmons, Aaron Cole, Austin French, Josh Baldwin, Kelontae Gavin, MercyMe, Lecrae, Phil Wickham, Brian Johnson and the Bethel Music Band, Steven Curtis Chapman, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Cece Winans, TobyMac, Hillsong Worship and Kirk Franklin.
Lauren Daigle led the artist nominations
with six, followed by for KING & COUNTRY and Kirk Franklin with five nods
each. Top nominated writer/producer Wayne Haun scored 10 nominations.
The 50th celebration paid tribute to 50
years of special appearances and sensational stage highlights over the decades.
Performances representing Modern Rock, Rap/Hip Hop, Pop/Contemporary, Inspirational,
Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, Country, Worship and more made up the evening,
praising the rich musical diversity from the past, present and future of Gospel
and Christian music.
Nominees are determined by GMA’s
professional members, and winners will be voted on by the entire GMA