DAIGLE DOVE AWARDS
Lauren Daigle wins big at Dove Awards: ‘It’s overwhelming’
The 28-year-old singer had the most nominations going into the awards show, held in Nashville, Tenn., and marks her second artist of the year win in just three years.
Her 2018 album, “Look Up Child,” debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 all-genre chart and has broken chart records for weeks atop the Top Christian Albums chart. She won song of the year for her multiplatinum and Grammy-winning crossover single “You Say,” which has introduced her to much wider audiences in the last year.
Producer and songwriter Jason Ingram, who helped write and record Daigle’s record, also won four awards, including songwriter of the year, non-artist, and song of the year, which he co-wrote.
Lauren Daigle’s Christian song just broke the record with 62 weeks at No. 1 in the category
When Hillsong UNITED‘s hit “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” reigned on Billboard‘s Hot Christian Songs chart for a record number of weeks, Lauren Daigle saw it and wished she could be a “part of something that shakes the earth like that song.”
Now the 28-year-old Louisiana native is living out that reality with her song “You Say” at No. 1 for 62 weeks now in the Christian category, days after announcing the Lauren Daigle World Tour with Johnnyswim, beginning in Australia next year and ending in Lafayette July 2020.
“I really pondered the journey of the song ‘Oceans,’ and I remember seeing the impact that song made on so many people. It was just so beautiful to me,” Daigle told Billboard after finding out that her song made chart history. “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.'”
The song off her album, “Look Up Child,” is about identity.
In a video about the story behind the song, Daigle said “You Say” was the first song she wrote after her previous album, on the heels of her first Dove Awards Show.
“This song is just a reminder of identity. A reminder that, when I’m weak, He’s strong, so how do I change that and bring that into my everyday life?” she said. “When I feel inadequate, how is it that there’s always these moments where I feel like God just steps in and supersedes my inadequacies.”