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Dove Award
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Dove Award

The Dove Awards, created in 1969 by the Gospel Music Association to honor the outstanding achievements in contemporary Christian and gospel music, are held annually in Nashville, Tennessee.

During pre-telecast and televised ceremonies, awards are presented honoring a wide variety of musical styles, reflecting the diversity represented in Gospel music, including rock and roll, rap, country and traditional gospel. Each ceremony features performances by a number of the industries newest and most popular artists.

The Dove Award voters tend to be elderly, musically conservative people that are more likely to vote for a traditional gospel artist, or a pop act than a rock and roll band. Therefore, most Dove Awards tend to go to either well-established acts that receive heavy radio airplay, or those which fall into the above categories. Hence, the Doves are not taken particularly seriously by many musicians or music fans.

Awards include:

See recipients by year: