Local Gospel Artist Wins Christian Music’s Highest Honor

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY — On Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Jason Clayborn, a local gospel artist became a Dove Award winner for his hit song, “Better” recorded by Gospel music icon Hezekiah Walker which was featured on his album “Azusa 2: The Next Generation” in the Category of Best Traditional Gospel Song.

This award marks Clayborn’s first ever Dove Award. Although his first, this doesn’t neglect Clayborn’s writing ability. Clayborn has written for Vashawn Mitchell (Over & Over, which featured gospel legend Kim Burrell, I Worship You), gospel legend Hezekiah Walkter (You’re All I Need, Better), BET’s Sunday Best Allstar Clifton Ross III (Shout Aloud), BET’s Sunday Best Contestant Andrea Helm (Give God All You Got), Terrence Mackey (You’re Almost There), with other songs slated to be released later this year and early next year. 

Clayborn has released three CD’s during his time in ministry including: “MusicWordTieology,” “Rhythm and Praise,” and his latest “The Heart of the People.”

A Dove Award is an accolade by the Gospel Music Association (GMA) of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the Christian music industry. Dove Award recipients include: Chris Tomlin, MercyMe, Myron Butler, Hillsong United, Planetshakers, Lacrae, Andy Mineo, and many more. Now added to that list is Louisville, Kentucky’s own Jason Clayborn.

Clayborn is nominated for a Soul Train Award for his song “Better” recorded by Hezekiah Walker in the Category of Best Gospel/Inspirational Song. The Soul Train Awards will be on Sunday, November 27th.


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