Nashville, Tenn. (August 10, 2022) – Curb | Word Entertainment and Curb | Word Music Publishing proudly celebrate 12 nominations for the 53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards today, 8/10. The GMA Dove Awards event will take place in Nashville, TN, on October 18, 2022. The broadcast will air exclusively on TBN and the TBN app on October 21, 2022 at 8 PM EST and again at 10 PM EST.

“It’s wonderful that our talented Christian artists and songwriters are being recognized for their brilliant artistry,” shares Curb | Word Entertainment Chairman, Mike Curb. “I am overjoyed for the acknowledgement they have received from the Gospel Music Association with these nominations.”

for KING & COUNTRY earned 6 nominations with Artist of the Year, Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year for What Are We Waiting For?, Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year for “RELATE, Short Form Music Video of the Year (Concept) for “RELATE,” Short Form Music Video of the Year (Performance) for “For God Is With Us,” and Long Form Video of the Year for What Are We Waiting For? | The Worldwide Special.

Darren Mulligan of We Are Messengers earned a nomination for Song of the Year for “Come What May.”

Steven Malcolm earned a nomination for Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year for “Ain’t Playin’.”

Francesca Battistelli earned a nomination for Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year for “God Is Good.”

Wayne Haun earned two nominations with Producer of the Year and Southern Gospel Album of the Year for Legacy Five’s Something New.

Kenna West earned a nomination for Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year for Karen Peck and New River’s “Answer Is Jesus.”

Curb | Word Entertainment is excited to celebrate these nominations, as well as all other fellow nominees. For more information about the Dove Awards and a full list of nominations, go to

About Curb | Word Entertainment:

In 2016, Curb Records acquired Word Entertainment, combining two of the music industry’s most respected global brands, and more than a century of collective experience. Today, Curb and Word are two of the world’s leading independent music companies. Owned and operated by Mike Curb, the Curb | Word family includes the labels Curb, Word, Squint, Fervent, Sidewalk, MCC and IVAV, as well as Curb Publishing, Word Publishing, 25 Live, Curb Films, Word Films, Word Entertainment, and Curb Sports, representing top artists and entertainers in Country, Christian, Pop, Rock, and Hip-Hop. For more information, visit