Lauren Daigle Shares How She Stays Grounded in God After Winning 3 New Dove Awards

Christian artist Lauren Daigle was named Artist of the Year at the 50th annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards in Nashville Oct. 15. GMA Facebook photo

Lauren Daigle’s star continues to rise. The Grammy-winning singer is about to embark on a world tour and recently took home three trophies at the 50th annual Dove Awards. Speaking in the press room after her wins, Daigle shared how her experience touring shaped the writing of Look Up Child and how she copes with the challenges of her career.

“It’s the people in this room that have held me up through this journey,” said Daigle at the awards. “It’s been profound, it’s been vast and it’s been wild.”

Lauren Daigle at the Dove Awards

Daigle took home Dove awards for Song of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year.

She was also nominated for Songwriter of the Year-Artist, Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year, and Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year. Her wins bring Daigle’s total number of Dove Awards to 10, not counting her previous nominations, and this is the second time she has won Artist of the Year.

Setting More Records

Daigle’s popular song, “You Say,” from the album, Look Up Child, recently set the record for the longest running song on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs chart. As of this writing, “You Say” has remained in the number one spot on the chart for 64 consecutive weeks.

The song that previously held that record was “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” by Hillsong United. Reflecting on the impact that “Oceans” has had on people, Daigle said, “I hoped that I could be a part of something that shakes the earth like that song. I didn’t know that would ever happen, and I had no idea that ‘You Say’ would be something that would parallel the life of ‘Oceans.’”

In January, “You Say” broke a different record, when it made Daigle the female artist with the longest running single on the Hot Christians Songs chart.

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Source: Church Leaders