Hillsong Music is celebrating an astonishing 10 Dove Award
nominations received this week, including Artist of the Year and
Song of the Year.
The numerous awards were announced at the 45th Annual GMA
Dove Awards press conference on Wednesday, Aug. 13. Today,
the group is celebrating the recognition by honoring God.
"We are honored to receive these nominations for Dove Awards
and are humbled that people listen to our music," the Hillsong
Music Team said in a statement. "We pray that it always points
them to Jesus. To God be the Glory!"
The President of Capitol CMG Label Group added, "We celebrate
with Hillsong on the multiple nominations. Hillsong music has
pioneered worship music throughout the years and over the last
year, they have once again redefined worship around the world
for the local church. Capitol CMG is honored to be partnered with Hillsong and their mission. Congratulations to UNITED, Young & Free and Worship groups."
Hillsong Music's nominations include the most coveted awards
such as Artist of the Year for UNITED, New Artist of the Year for
Young & Free, and Song of the Year for UNITED's "Oceans
(Where Feet May Fail)." The Dove Awards will be held live on
Oct. 7, 2014.
The multiple Dove nominations arrive just months after Alcon
Entertainment and Warner Bros. announced a documentary on
Considered one of the most famous Christian worship bands in
the world, UNITED is currently filming "Hillsong- Let Hope Rise"
on five different continents. The documentary, which is being
directed by Michael John Warren, is expected to be released
worldwide on April 3, 2015.
Also, this fall, Hillsong UNITED will headline NewSong's Winter
Jam tour for the first time ever. The tour will also feature 10 of
Christian music's top acts, and kicks off in Albuquerque, New
Mexico on Nov. 6