Nashville, Tenn. (August 14, 2015) —- Centricity Music’s Lauren Daigle was honored with three Dove Awards nominations at the Gospel Music Association’s nominee press conference.This marks the first Dove nominations for the powerful vocalist, following Daigle’s win at the 2015 K-LOVE Awards for Worship Song of the Year. Daigle’s Dove nominations are: New Artist of the Year (Category 8), Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year (“How Can It Be”) and Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year (“How Can It Be”). The 46th Annual Dove Awards will take place on Tuesday evening, October 13th in Nashville, TN, with CCM Magazine (www.ccmmagazine.com) streaming the red carpet, pre-telecast and other non-broadcast show activities for exclusive backstage coverage. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the program on Sunday, October 18th.
“I’m so thrilled to be a part of the Dove Awards this year,” exclaims Daigle. “I was with my family in Louisiana when I received word of the nominations. Tears of joy filled the eyes of my loved ones. Moments like this remind me to never lose the awe and wonder of what God is doing in and through our stories. He is such a beautiful author. Thank you to everyone for the support of How Can It Be and to the voting members of GMA for including me as a nominee!”
“When we started our journey with Lauren three years ago, you do a lot of strategizing and dreaming of where her career could possibly go,” says Steve Ford, General Manager, Centricity Music. “Then you pray fervently that God will bless the hard work. Never in our wildest dreams could we imagine what He would be doing with Lauren. To have three Dove Awards nominations as a part of this journey brings so much joy. These nominations are from her peers and the industry; those who understand the hard work it takes to get to this place. To have them acknowledge the effort and the incredible talent that God has given Lauren is wonderful.”
The past two years have been an incredible music journey for the 23-year-old singer/songwriter, who was dubbed Christian music’s “IT” girl in the April issue of CCM Magazine. Daigle’s first full album, How Can It Be, debuted No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian Albums Chart and is currently No. 5 on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Christian chart. At the same time, How Can It Be remains in the Top 5 on iTunes Christian Albums chart. The title track and last single is No. 7 on iTunes Top 10 Christian downloads, while her second single, “First,” is racing up the charts. It’s currently No. 4 on the same iTunes chart, No. 12 on Billboard’s National Christian Audience chart and No. 17 on AC Monitored.
Daigle’s music has been getting great exposure, as she wraps up the Outcry Tour 2015 with Hillsong United, Jesus Culture, Kari Jobe, among many others, and will soon join Air 1 Positive Hits Tour with Crowder, Finding Favour, NF and 3 For 3. It also has just been announced that Daigle will join Casting Crowns Thrive Tour this fall that will run October 8 – November 18th. Check here for tour updates and other announcements, www.laurendaigle.com, www.facebook.com/laurendaiglemusic, www.twitter.com/lauren_daigle.