21 October 2022 – Nashville, TN – The Provident Entertainment family of artists, labels, films, songwriters, and publishers is pleased to announce they won 21 GMA Dove Awards during the 53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards.

The wins came from across several Provident Entertainment entities – Provident Label Group, RCA Inspiration, Distribution, Films, and Essential Music Publishing. RCAI artist DOE walked away with multiple awards, as did songwriter and producer Jason Ingram.

The 53rd annual event was held Tuesday, October 18 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena and aired this evening on Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN) and the TBN app. The theme for this year’s awards was Sound Of Heaven.

Provident Entertainment went into the awards show with multiple nominations in 22 categories. Top nominations included Matthew West with seven, six for producer and songwriter Jonathan Smith, five noms for Chris Brown and Steven Furtick of Elevation Worship, and four for breakout artist DOE, including New Artist of the Year. Zach Williams was nominated for Artist of the Year, while breakout artist Ryan Ellis was for New Artist of the Year.

Voted on by the GMA Professional Membership, this year’s nominees were chosen from over 2,000 submitted entries and include a wide range of creativity and artistic integrity in both artist and non-artist categories.

Below is a complete list of Provident Entertainment winners.

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About Provident Entertainment: Provident Entertainment, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, is home to Provident Label Group, RCA Inspiration, Essential Worship, and Essential Music Publishing, along with Provident Films. It is home to an astounding artist roster that includes Casting Crowns, Donald Lawrence, Zach Williams, Koryn Hawthorne, Kirk Franklin, Matt Maher, CAIN, Matthew West, DOE, Ryan Ellis, Donnie McClurkin, and more.

Provident Entertainment operates under the umbrella of Sony Music Nashville. Find out more at

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