Our Picks for the Best Christian Music at 2019 Dove Awards

The 50th Dove Awards arrived in Nashville this week to pick the best in artists and songs in Christian music. Let’s be real. Humans pick the awards, so they’re drenched in opinion. So, our staff looked at the nominees and made our picks for Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, and a few others. We voted based on our favorites. Check the nominees out, and pick your favorites along with us!

Artist of the Year

Nominees: Hillsong UNITED, Lauren Daigle, Tauren Wells, TobyMac, Zach Williams

Rob: Lauren Daigle

Candice: Tauren Wells

Jake: Tauren Wells

Zach: Lauren Daigle

Stephen: Lauren Daigle

Actual Winner: Lauren Daigle

New Artist of the Year

Nominees: Aaron Cole, Austin French, Josh Baldwin, Kelontae Gavin, Riley Clemmons

Rob: Undecided

Candice: Josh Baldwin

Jake: Austin French

Zach: Austin French

Stephen: Undecided

Actual Winner: Aaron Cole

Worship Song of the Year

Nominees: “Raise a Hallelujah – Bethel Music, Who You Say I Am (Studio Version) – Hillsong Worship, Stand in Your Love – Josh Baldwin, Build My Life – Pat Barrett, Living Hope – Phil Wickham, (writers)

Rob: “Build My Life”Pat Barrett

Candice: “Build My Life” – Pat Barrett

Jake: Build My Life – Pat Barrett

Zach: “Living Hope”Phil Wickham

Stephen: Build My Life – Pat Barrett

Actual Winner: “Who You Say I Am” – Hillsong Worship

Rap/Hip Hop Song of the Year

Nominees: “None of My Business”Andy Mineo, “Fight for Me”GAWVI, “Get Back Right”Lecrae, “Everytime”Social Club Misfits, “Even Louder (feat. Natalie Grant)”Steven Malcolm

Rob: “Get Back Right”Lecrae

Candice: “Get Back Right”Lecrae

Jake: “Get Back Right”Lecrae

Zach: “Get Back Right”Lecrae

Stephen: “Get Back Right”Lecrae

Actual Winner: “Fight for Me” – GAWVI

Rock Song of the Year

Nominees: “Wildfire”Crowder, “Forever on Your Side”NEEDTOBREATHE, “Native Tongue”Switchfoot

Rob: “Native Tongue”Switchfoot

Candice: “Forever on Your Side”NEEDTOBREATHE

Jake: “Forever on Your Side”NEEDTOBREATHE

Zach: “Native Tongue” Switchoot

Stephen: “Native Tongue”Switchfoot

Actual Winner: “Wildfire” – Crowder

Pop Song of the Year

Nominees: “Only Jesus” – Casting Crowns, “God Only Knows” For KING & COUNTRY, “The Breakup Song” – Francesca Battisteli, “You Say” – Lauren Daigle, “Known” – Tauren Wells

Rob: “Known”Tauren Wells

Candice: “God Only Knows”For King & Country

Jake: “Known” – Tauren Wells

Zach: “God Only Knows”For King & Country

Stephen: “Known”Tauren Wells

Actual Winner: “God Only Knows” – For King & Country

Song of the Year

Nominees: “Counting Every Blessing”Rend Collective, “Everything”Toby Mac, “Joy”For King & Country, “Known”Tauren Wells, “Living Hope”Phil Wickham, “Only Jesus”Casting Crowns, “Red Letters”Crowder, “The Breakup Song”Francesca Battistelli, “Who You Say I am”Hillsong Worship, “Won’t He Do It”Koryn Hawthorne, “You Say”Lauren Daigle

Rob: “Known”Tauren Wells

Candice: “You Say”Lauren Daigle

Jake: “Counting Every Blessing”Rend Collective

Zach: “You Say” Lauren Daigle

Stephen: “Known”Tauren Wells

Actual Winner: “You Say” – Lauren Daigle

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