For Traditional Gospel Song,
Traditional Gospel Album of The Year
Dallas, TX — Acclaimed Actress, GRAMMY® Award Nominee, NAACP Image Award-Winner, and Dove Award-Winning Singer TAMELA MANN took home two GMA Dove Awards last night during the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards at Allen Arena on Lipscomb University’s campus in Nashville, Tenn. Tamela took home trophies for Traditional Gospel Song and Traditional Gospel Album of the Year for her mega-hit single “Take Me To The King” and outstanding collection of songs on her album Best Days.
“I give praise and thanks to the Lord – what a blessing!” said Tamela. “I’m thankful to everyone for their support of my music. I’m honored to be recognized by the GMA, and I want to give all of the glory to Him.”
Tamela performed a compelling medley of “Take Me To The King” with her new single, “I Can Only Imagine” backed by her band during the show. Her soaring vocals and passionate delivery brought the captivated audience to their feet, joining her in worship.
Tamela releases her BEST DAYS DELUXE EDITION CD on October 29 through her independent label Tillymann Music Group and Central South Distribution. The deluxe version features five new recordings including three live versions of Best Days hits and two new songs. The Best Days Deluxe Edition contains live versions of concert fan-favorites “Guest of Honor,” “Best Days,” and “Take Me To The King,” which is featured in a medley with “I Surrender All.” It also includes an updated version of the classic Kirk Franklin/Tamela Mann collaboration “Now Behold The Lamb” and newly released Gospel radio single “I Can Only Imagine.”
Tamela’s CD, Best Days, debuted at #1 in 2012 on multiple music sales charts, including both Billboard’s Top Gospel Album Chart and Billboard’s Top Christian/Gospel Chart and the Christian Music Trade Association’s (CMTA) Current Gospel Overall Chart. Best Days has been in the top five since its release and #1 on Billboard’s Gospel sales chart for 21 weeks. “Take Me To The King” spent 25 weeks at #1on Billboard’s Gospel Radio Chart.
Tamela received her first GMA Dove Award in 2010 for her album The Master Plan.