37th Annual GMA Music Awards - Gospel music's biggest night!

Kirk Franklin and Rebecca St. James (left photo) hosted the 37th Annual GMA Music Awards Wednesday night at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn. Among those who received Dove Awards was Chris Tomlin (right), who took home a total of five, including ones for Artist and Male Vocalist of the Year. (Krik Franklin/Rebecca St. James photo by Rick Diamond/WireImage, Chris Tomlin photo by Frank Mullen/WireImage)

The 37th Annual GMA Music Awards will air in national syndication starting on Easter weekend April 15 through May 21.

 

 

 

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Voting in the 37th Annual GMA Music Awards

REMINDER: The membership cut-off date for participating in the Submitted Entries process was Aug. 31, 2005 and the cut-off date for voting in the 37th Annual GMA Music Awards is Dec. 1, 2005. You must be an active member of the Gospel Music Association by these dates in order to be eligible to submit entries for consideration and/or to vote in the 37th Annual GMA Music Awards. (See Policy & Procedures Manual for more information.)

Below you will find information regarding the voting schedule and process for the 37th Annual GMA Music Awards. The 37th Annual GMA Music Awards will take place April 5, 2006.

Policy & Procedures Manual (5 pages)
Detailed instructions and eligibility guidelines can be found in this manual. Refer frequently to this guide to prevent disqualification of your entries.

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  • Voting Schedule for the 37th Annual GMA Music Awards
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  • Who Actually Receives the Dove Statuette?
    37th Annual GMA Music Awards Balloting Schedule
    December 1 Membership Cut-off for Voting
    December 23 Online First Ballot Information mailed to Professional Membership
    January 3 First Ballot voting opens
    January 21 First Ballot voting closes
    February 1 Nominations for the 37th Annual GMA Music Awards announced
    February 10 Online Second Ballot information mailed to Professional, Associate, and Student Membership
    February 17 Second Ballot voting opens
    March 11 Second Ballot voting closes
    April 5 37th Annual GMA Music Awards

 

Dove Award Recipients for 2005:

 

SONG OF THE YEAR "Who Am I"; Mark Hall; Club Zoo Music (BMI), SWECS Music (BMI)
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR Mark Hall
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR Jeremy Camp
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR Nicole C. Mullen
GROUP OF THE YEAR Casting Crowns
ARTIST OF THE YEAR Switchfoot
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR Building 429
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR Ed Cash
SOUTHERN GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR Driven; The Crabb Family; Jason Crabb, Adam Crabb, Aaron Crabb, Kelly Bowling, Jerry Yoder; Daywind Records
SOUTHERN GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR "He Came Looking for Me"; Driven; Crabb Family; Gerald Crabb; Daywind Records
INSPIRATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR Hiding Place; Selah; Jason Kyle, Nicol Sponberg, Allan Hall, Todd Smith; Curb Records
INSPIRATIONAL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR "Voice of Truth"; Casting Crowns; Casting Crowns; Mark Hall, Steven Curtis Chapman; Beach Street Records/Reunion Records
POP/CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR Undone; MercyMe; Pete Kipley; INO Records
POP/CONTEMPORARY RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR "Who Am I"; Casting Crowns; Casting Crowns; Mark Hall; Beach Street Records/Reunion Records
CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR (formerly Contemporary Black Gospel) Live From Another Level; Israel & New Breed; Israel Houghton, Aaron W. Lindsey; Integrity Gospel
CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR (formerly Contemporary Black Gospel) "Again I Say Rejoice"; Live From Another Level; Israel & New Breed; Israel Houghton, Aaron Lindsey; Integrity Gospel
TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR (formerly Traditional Black Gospel) A Tribute to Mahalia Jackson; Lynda Randle; Barry Beckett; Gaither Music
TRADITIONAL GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR (formerly Traditional Black Gospel) "Through the Fire"; Driven; The Crabb Family featuring Donnie McClurkin; Gerald Crabb; Daywind Records
URBAN RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR "You Dont Know"; I Owe You; Kierra Kiki Sheard; Rodney Jerkins, Danny Nixon, Fred Jerkins, LaShawn Daniels, Delisha Thomas; EMI Gospel
COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR Passing Through; Randy Travis; Kyle Lehning; Word Records
COUNTRY RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR "Forever"; Driven; The Crabb Family; Jason Crabb, Gerald Crabb; Daywind Records
ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR Day of Fire; Day of Fire; Scott Humphrey; Essential Records
ROCK RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR "Stay"; Stay; Jeremy Camp; Jeremy Camp; BEC Recordings
RAP/HIP HOP ALBUM Welcome to Diverse City; tobyMac; Toby McKeehan, Christopher Stevens, Paul Meany, Solomon Olds, Joe Baldridge, Jeff Savage, Robert Marvin, Josiah Bell, Max Hsu, Michael Linney; ForeFront Records
RAP/HIP HOP RECORDED SONG "Hittin Curves"; Dichotomy A; Grits; Teron Carter, Stacy Jones, Otto Price, S. Moss; Gotee Records
MODERN ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR Fight the Tide; Sanctus Real; Tedd T.; Sparrow Records
MODERN ROCK RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR "Control"; Reset EP; MuteMath; Paul Meany, Darren King, Adam LeClave; Teleprompt Records/Word Records
INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR The Passion of the Christ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack; Various; John Debney; Mel Gibson; Integrity Music/Sony
PRAISE AND WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR Arriving; Chris Tomlin; Ed Cash; Sixsteps Records
CHILDRENS MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR Angel Alert!; Various; Celeste Clydesdale, David T. Clydesdale; Word Music
MUSICAL OF THE YEAR Emmanuel - Celebrating Heavens Child; Joel Lindsey, Russell Mauldin; Brentwood-Benson Music
YOUTH/CHILDREN'S MUSICAL OF THE YEAR Fear Not Factor; Dennis Allen, Nan Allen; Brentwood-Benson Music
CHORAL COLLECTION OF THE YEAR Live...This is Your House; Carol Cymbala; Brooklyn Tabernacle Music
SPECIAL EVENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR The Passion of the Christ: Songs; Third Day, Steven Curtis Chapman, MercyMe, Scott Stapp, POD, Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, Big Dismal, Lauryn Hill, Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, MxPx, Mark Hoppus, Charlotte Church, BeBe Winans, Angie Stone, Dan Lavery; Tim Cook, Mark Joseph, Gregg Wattenberg, Steven Lerner; Lost Keyword Records/ Wind-Up Records
SHORT FORM MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR "Dare You to Move"; Switchfoot; Nina Grossman Warner; Robert Hales; HIS Entertainment; Sparrow Records
LONG FORM MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR Switchfoot Live In San Diego; Switchfoot; Dwight Thompson; Dwight Thompson; New Revolution Entertainment; Sparrow Records
RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING OF THE YEAR Happy; Jan Cook, Tim Frank, Emily West, Clark Hook, Susan Levy; Clark Hook, Michael Lavine; Universal South
BLUEGRASS RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR "Heroes"; Heroes; The Isaacs; Rebecca Isaacs Bowman, Sonya Isaacs; Gaither Music
SPANISH LANGUAGE ALBUM OF THE YEAR Te Amo Dios; Praise Street Worship Band; Dave Moody, James Cobble Jr., Wesley Pritchard, Eulises Canada, Nelson McSwain; Lamon Records
URBAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR Everyday People; Nicole C. Mullen; Nicole C. Mullen, David Mullen, Tommy Sims, James “Big Jim” Wright, Andrew Ramsey, Shannon Sanders; Word Records
BLUEGRASS ALBUM OF THE YEAR Angels Gathering Flowers; The Lewis Family; Wayne Haun; Thoroughbred Records
ROCK/CONTEMPORARY RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR "Dare You to Move"; The Beautiful Letdown; Switchfoot; Jonathan Foreman, Sparrow Records
ROCK/CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR Wire; Third Day; Paul Ebersold; Essential Records
WORSHIP SONG OF THE YEAR "Blessed Be Your Name"; Matt Redman, Beth Redman; Thankyou Music, Worshiptogether.com Songs

 

 

37th Annual GMA Music Awards Recipients

 
Category
Recipient(s)
Song of the Year "How Great is Our God"; Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, Ed Cash; Worshiptogether.com Songs (ASCAP), sixsteps Music (ASCAP), Alletrope Music (BMI)
Songwriter of the Year Christa Wells
Male Vocalist of the Year Chris Tomlin
Female Vocalist of the Year Natalie Grant
Group of the Year Casting Crowns
Artist of the Year Chris Tomlin
New Artist of the Year The Afters
Producer of the Year Ed Cash
Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year “Trainwreck”; Bullet; Mat Kearney; Mat Kearney, Robert Marvin; Inpop Records
Rock Recorded Song of the Year The Slam”; Welcome to Diverse City; tobyMac featuring T-Bone; Toby McKeehan, Christopher Stevens, Joe Weber, T-Bone; Forefront Records
Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year “Here is Our King”; A Collision; David Crowder Band; David Crowder; sixsteps Records/Sparrow Records
Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year “Cry Out to Jesus”; Wherever You Are; Third Day; Mac Powell, Tai Anderson, Brad Avery, David Carr, Mark Lee; Essential Records
Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year “In Christ Alone”; WOW #1’s; Brian Littrell; Don Koch, Shawn Craig; Reunion Records
Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year Tie:
  • “Long As I Got King Jesus”; Live in NYC; Brian Free & Assurance; James Cleveland; Daywind Music Group
  • “Through the Fire”; Live at Brooklyn Tabernacle; Crabb Family featuring Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir; Gerald Crabb; Daywind Music Group
Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year “Living Prayer”; Lonely Runs Both Ways; Alison Krauss & Union Station; Ronald Block; Rounder Records
Country Recorded Song of the Year “Jesus, Take the Wheel”; Some Hearts; Carrie Underwood; Brett James, Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson; Arista/Arista Nashville/19 Recordings
Urban Recorded Song of the Year “Looking for You”; Hero; Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, Patrice Rushen, Charles Mims, Shereelynn Brown, Fred Washington; Fo Yo Soul/Zomba
Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year “God Blocked It”; One Church Project; Kurt Carr; Kurt Carr; Gospo Centric/Zomba
Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year “Not Forgotten”; Alive In South Africa; Israel & New Breed; Israel Houghton, Aaron W. Lindsey; Integrity Gospel
Worship Song of the Year “How Great is Our God”; Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, Ed Cash; Worshiptogether.com Songs, sixsteps Music, Alletrope Music
Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year Behind the Musik; KJ-52; Aaron Sprinkle, Todd Collins, Tedd T., KJ-52; BEC Recordings/Uprok Records
Rock Album of the Year Mmhmm; Relient K; Mark Lee Townsend, Matthew Theissen; Gotee Records/Capitol Records
Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year A Collision; David Crowder Band; David Crowder, Jason Solley, Mike Hogan, Jack Parker, Mike Dodson, Jeremy Bush, Tedd T.; sixsteps Records/Sparrow Records
Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year Lifesong; Casting Crowns; Mark A. Miller; Beachstreet Records/ Reunion Records
Inspirational Album of the Year Tie:
  • Hymned; Bart Millard; Brown Bannister, Bart Millard; Simple Records/INO Records
  • Rock of Ages...Hymns & Faith; Amy Grant; Brown Bannister, Vince Gill; Word Records
Southern Gospel Album of the Year Live at Brooklyn Tabernacle; Crabb Family; Jason Crabb, Adam Crabb, Aaron Crabb, Kelly Bowling; Daywind Music Group
Bluegrass Album of the Year One Rose; Lewis Family; Wayne Haun; Thoroughbred Records
Country Album of the Year Glory Train; Randy Travis; Kyle Lehning; Word Records
Urban Album of the Year Hero; Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, Chris Godbey, Shaun Martin; Fo Yo Soul/Zomba
Traditional Gospel Album of the Year Atom Bomb; Blind Boys of Alabama; John Chelew; Narada/EMI Gospel
Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year Mary Mary; Mary Mary; Warryn Campbell, Dontae Winslow, Nisan Stewart, Steve Huff, Charlie Beveal, Kenny Beveal, Jazz Nixon; Sony Urban/ Columbia/My Block
Praise & Worship Album of the Year Blessed Be Your Name The Songs of Matt Redman Vol. 1; Matt Redman, Nathan Nockels; Sparrow Records/sixstepsrecords
Instrumental Album of the Year Life; Andy Hunter; Tedd T., Andy Hunter; Sparrow Records
Children's Music Album of the Year Absolute Modern Worship for Kids; Various; Craig Adams; Fervent Records
Spanish Language Album of the Year Leonardo; Leonardo; Isaac Hernandez, Leonardo Villanueva; Lamon Records
Special Event Album of the Year Music Inspired by the Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe; Jeremy Camp, Steven Curtis Chapman, David Crowder Band, Delirious?, Bethany Dillon, Jars of Clay, Kutless, Nichole Nordeman, Rebecca St. James, tobyMac, Chris Tomlin; Ed Cash, Steven Curtis Chapman, David Crowder, Andy Dodd, Sam Gibson, Dan Haseltine, Charlie Lowell, Steve Mason, Matt Odmark, Jay Joyce, Shaun Shenkel, Aaron Sprinkle, Toby McKeehan, Adam Watts, Christopher Stevens, Mitch Dane; Sparrow Records
Musical of the Year Grace That Amazes; Claire Cloninger, Lari Goss; Word Music
Youth/Children's Musical of the Year His Renown; Steven V. Taylor, Louie Giglio; Word Music
Choral Collection of the Year Seasons of Praise; Carol Cymbala; Brooklyn Tabernacle Music
Recorded Music Packaging of the Year Redemption Songs (Jars of Clay); Stephanie McBrayer, Tim Parker; Jimmy Abegg; Essential Records
Short Form Music Video of the Year "Stars"; Switchfoot; Coleen Haynes; Scott Speer; HIS Productions; Sparrow Records/Columbia Records
Long Form Music Video of the Year A Night of Stories & Songs; Mark Schultz; Ken Carpenter; Franklin Films; Word Records

 

CHRIS TOMLIN SOARS WITH FIVE DOVE AWARDS ON GOSPEL MUSIC’S BIGGEST NIGHT
37 Different Artists Earn Trophies at 37th Annual GMA Music Awards

Steven Curtis Chapman Honored with 50th Dove Award

 


NASHVILLE MUSIC CITY – April 5, 2006 – Artist/songwriter Chris Tomlin became the 2006 Dove Award Artist of the Year tonight, while earning four other Doves at the 37th Annual GMA Music Awards, announced John W. Styll, president of the Gospel Music Association (GMA) and executive producer of the GMA Music Awards.

The GMA Music Awards is gospel music's biggest night of the year, where top artists from every style of gospel music come together for a night of music and celebration as the GMA bestows gospel music's highest honor – the Dove Award. Hosted by Rebecca St. James and Kirk Franklin, the GMA Music Awards were presented live at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. The awards show will air in national syndication April 15 to May 21, 2006.

Tomlin was one of 37 different artists who won Dove Awards, including Steven Curtis Chapman, who received his 50th trophy, an accomplishment unmatched by any other major award show winner. Tomlin’s co-writer and producer Ed Cash was one of the evening’s other big winners, earning four Doves including Producer of the Year. David Crowder Band and lead member David Crowder were three-time winners along with their producer Tedd T.

"There were many spirit-filled and joyful moments during this year's GMA Music Awards, and it is always great to see new faces emerge alongside already established artists, linking the past to the present and offering a glimpse into the future of gospel music," said Styll. "Nowhere was that more apparent than in the poignant symbolism of Chris Tomlin's arriving into the spotlight as this year's most honored artist in gospel music on the same night that Steven Curtis Chapman reached the newer artists as he did when he invited Chris to tour with him last year. The storyline of these two artists has now been forever connected by their achievements tonight." 

In the "overall" categories, Dove Awards were presented:

Artist of the Year – Chris Tomlin

Male Vocalist of the Year – Chris Tomlin

Female Vocalist of the Year – Natalie Grant

Group of the Year – Casting Crowns

Songwriter of the Year – Christa Wells

Song of the Year – “How Great is Our God” (Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, Ed Cash)

New Artist of the Year – The Afters 

Tomlin's five Dove Awards include Artist and Male Vocalist of the Year. “How Great is Our God,” a song he wrote from his RIAA Gold-certified CD Arriving, won in both the Song of the Year and Worship Song categories, awards that also went to his co-writers Jesse Reeves and Ed Cash. Tomlin's fifth Dove Award was for his collaboration on the Special Event Album of the Year Music Inspired by the Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

David Crowder Band also earned a Dove Award for the Chronicles of Narnia project, along with trophies for Rock/Contemporary Album for A Collision, and Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song for the CD’s lead single, “Here is Our King.” Band leader David Crowder's three Dove Awards came for his production and songwriting efforts. Natalie Grant's Female Vocalist of the Year Award is her first Dove honor and Songwriter of the Year Christa Wells earned that trophy thanks to the song "Held," which Natalie recorded on her latest project, Awaken. Casting Crowns' Dove for Group of the Year is the band's second consecutive in that category. Texas-based rock quartet The Afters received their New Artist of the Year Dove Award just one week after the band was invited to perform its hit song "Beautiful Love" on MTV's "TRL." 

Perhaps because of gospel music's inherent diversity in musical styles, unexpected artists often show up as Dove Award winners. This year is no different. Reigning "American Idol" Carrie Underwood won her first Dove for Country Recorded Song for "Jesus Take the Wheel." Backstreet Boy Brian Littrell made his first appearance on the list of Dove Award recipients with a nod for Inspirational Recorded Song for his recording of the Michael English classic "In Christ Alone," and the Grammy Awards' most honored female artist, Alison Krauss, captured a Dove with her band Union Station for Bluegrass Recorded Song for "Living Prayer."

Gospel music's diversity was also on display with rousing and stylistically distinct music performances. Rising stars Israel & New Breed and Martha Munizzi opened the Dove Awards show, which also included performances by Kutless, Third Day, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Mark Schultz, Grant, Sawyer Brown and The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. Franklin also performed and St. James did duet with all-girl rock band BarlowGirl. 

One of the evening's highlights was a surprise performance honoring Chapman for his 50th Dove Award, which he accepted for Special Event Album of the Year on behalf of all the artists on the Chronicles of Narnia project. Gospel music legends Andraé Crouch, Michael Sweet and Bryan Duncan provided testimonies to Chapman while young artists Jeremy Camp, Crowder, Casting Crowns' Mark Hall and Third Day's Mac Powell performed an acoustic set of classic Chapman Dove-winning music. Chapman was unaware of the tribute and was visibly moved by the outpouring of affection from his musical colleagues.

Awards were handed out in 42 categories. Dove Awards go to recordings released during the eligibility year of November 1, 2004 through October 31, 2005 and voted on by the members of the GMA. 

The 37th Annual GMA Music Awards were produced by Steve Gilreath for SGTV, Inc. Walgreens has signed on as a lead sponsor for the 37th Annual GMA Music Awards television broadcast, while the American Bible Society is the designated charity of the GMA Music Awards. The awards will be televised in national syndication starting on Easter weekend April 15 through May 21. Central City Productions of Chicago, Ill., is handling first run syndication through network affiliates and independent stations nationwide, with an expected audience reach of 70 percent of U.S. television households. The markets that have cleared are listed on the GMA Music Awards website (www.gmamusicawards.com) and as new markets are added, they will be updated there.

Founded in 1964, the 4,000-member Gospel Music Association (www.gospelmusic.org) is dedicated to exposing, promoting and celebrating the gospel through music. The GMA represents all styles of gospel music including contemporary pop, rock, urban gospel, praise & worship, Southern gospel, country and children’s gospel music. The GMA produces the GMA Music Awards, which recognizes achievement in all genres of gospel music and are voted on by members of the GMA.

 

 

 

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GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION'S 37th ANNUAL DOVE AWARD WINNERS

ARTIST OF THE YEAR 
      Chris Tomlin 

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR 
      Chris Tomlin 

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR 
      Natalie Grant 

GROUP OF THE YEAR 
      Casting Crowns 

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR 
      The Afters 

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR 
      Christa Wells

SONG OF THE YEAR song title; writer; publisher (award to the writer and publisher)
       “How Great is Our God”; Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, Ed Cash; Worshiptogether.com Songs (ASCAP), sixsteps Music (ASCAP), Alletrope Music (BMI) 

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR 
      Ed Cash 

Dove Awards in Recorded Song Categories are given to the Artist and Songwriter, if other than the Artist. 

RAP/HIP HOP RECORDED SONG (song; album; artist; writer; label)
       “Trainwreck”; Bullet; Mat Kearney; Mat Kearney, Robert Marvin; Inpop Records 

ROCK RECORDED SONG (song; album; artist; writer; label) 
       “The Slam”; Welcome to Diverse City; tobyMac featuring T-Bone; Toby McKeehan, Christopher Stevens, Joe Weber, T-Bone; Forefront Records 

ROCK/CONTEMPORARY RECORDED SONG (song; album; artist; writer; label) 
       “Here is Our King”; A Collision; David Crowder Band; David Crowder; sixsteps Records/Sparrow Records 

POP/CONTEMPORARY RECORDED SONG (song; album; artist; writer; label) 
       “Cry Out to Jesus”; Wherever You Are; Third Day; Mac Powell, Tai Anderson, Brad Avery, David Carr, Mark Lee; Essential Records 

INSPIRATIONAL RECORDED SONG (song; album; artist; writer; label) 
       “In Christ Alone”; WOW #1's; Brian Littrell; Don Koch, Shawn Craig; Reunion Records 

SOUTHERN GOSPEL RECORDED SONG (song; album; artist; writer; label)
       “Long As I Got King Jesus”; Live in NYC; Brian Free & Assurance; James Cleveland; Daywind Music Group
tie
       “Through the Fire”; Live at Brooklyn Tabernacle; Crabb Family featuring Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir; Gerald Crabb; Daywind Music Group 

BLUEGRASS RECORDED SONG (song; album; artist; writer; label)
       “Living Prayer”; Lonely Runs Both Ways; Alison Krauss & Union Station; Ronald Block; Rounder Records 

COUNTRY RECORDED SONG (song; album; artist; writer; label) 
       “Jesus, Take the Wheel”; Some Hearts; Carrie Underwood; Brett James, Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson; Arista/Arista Nashville/19 Recordings 

URBAN RECORDED SONG (song; album; artist; writer; label) 
       “Looking for You”; Hero; Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, Patrice Rushen, Charles Mims, Shereelynn Brown, Fred Washington; Fo Yo Soul/Zomba 

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL RECORDED SONG (song; album; artist; writer; label) 
       “God Blocked It”; One Church Project; Kurt Carr; Kurt Carr; Gospo Centric/Zomba 

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL RECORDED SONG (song; album; artist; writer; label)
       “Not Forgotten”; Alive In South Africa; Israel & New Breed; Israel Houghton, Aaron W. Lindsey; Integrity Gospel 

WORSHIP SONG (song; writer; publisher - awards given to writer and publisher) 
       “How Great is Our God”; Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, Ed Cash; Worshiptogether.com Songs, sixsteps Music, Alletrope Music 

Dove Awards in Album Categories are given to the Artist and Producer, if other than the Artist. 

RAP/HIP HOP ALBUM (album; artist; producer; label) 
      Behind the Musik; KJ-52; Aaron Sprinkle, Todd Collins, Tedd T., KJ-52; BEC Recordings/Uprok Records 

ROCK ALBUM (album; artist; producer; label) 
      Mmhmm; Relient K; Mark Lee Townsend, Matthew Theissen; Gotee Records/Capitol Records 

ROCK/CONTEMPORARY ALBUM (album; artist; producer; label) 
      A Collision; David Crowder Band; David Crowder, Jason Solley, Mike Hogan, Jack Parker, Mike Dodson, Jeremy Bush, Tedd T.; sixsteps Records/Sparrow Records 

POP/CONTEMPORARY ALBUM (album; artist; producer; label) 
      Lifesong; Casting Crowns; Mark A. Miller; Beachstreet Records/Reunion Records 

INSPIRATIONAL ALBUM (album; artist; producer; label) 
      Hymned; Bart Millard; Brown Bannister, Bart Millard; Simple Records/INO Records 
tie
      Rock of Ages...Hymns & Faith; Amy Grant; Brown Bannister, Vince Gill; Word Records 

SOUTHERN GOSPEL ALBUM (album; artist; producer; label) 
      Live at Brooklyn Tabernacle; Crabb Family; Jason Crabb, Adam Crabb, Aaron Crabb, Kelly Bowling; Daywind Music Group 

BLUEGRASS ALBUM (album; artist; producer; label)
      One Rose; Lewis Family; Wayne Haun; Thoroughbred Records 

COUNTRY ALBUM (album; artist; producer; label)
      Glory Train; Randy Travis; Kyle Lehning; Word Records 

URBAN ALBUM (album; artist; producer; label) 
      Hero; Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, Chris Godbey, Shaun Martin; Fo Yo Soul/Zomba

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM (album; artist; producer; label) 
      Atom Bomb; Blind Boys of Alabama; John Chelew; Narada/EMI Gospel 

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL ALBUM (album; artist; producer; label) 
      Mary Mary; Mary Mary; Warryn Campbell, Dontae Winslow, Nisan Stewart, Steve Huff, Charlie Beveal, Kenny Beveal, Jazz Nixon; Sony Urban/Columbia/My Block 

PRAISE & WORSHIP ALBUM (album; artist; producer; label) 
      Blessed Be Your Name The Songs of Matt Redman Vol. 1; Matt Redman, Nathan Nockels; Sparrow Records/sixstepsrecords 

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM (album; artist; producer; label) 
      Life; Andy Hunter; Tedd T., Andy Hunter; Sparrow Records 

CHILDREN'S MUSIC ALBUM (album; artist; producer; label) 
      Absolute Modern Worship for Kids; Various; Craig Adams; Fervent Records 

SPANISH LANGUAGE ALBUM (album; artist; producer; label) 
      Leonardo; Leonardo; Isaac Hernandez, Leonardo Villanueva; Lamon Records 

SPECIAL EVENT ALBUM (album; artist; producer; label) 
      Music Inspired by the Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe; Jeremy Camp, Steven Curtis Chapman, David Crowder Band, Delirious?, Bethany Dillon, Jars of Clay, Kutless, Nichole Nordeman, Rebecca St. James, tobyMac, Chris Tomlin; Ed Cash, Steven Curtis Chapman, David Crowder, Andy Dodd, Sam Gibson, Dan Haseltine, Charlie Lowell, Steve Mason, Matt Odmark, Jay Joyce, Shaun Shenkel, Aaron Sprinkle, Toby McKeehan, Adam Watts, Christopher Stevens, Mitch Dane; Sparrow Records 

MUSICAL (title; creator; publisher - award given to creator and publisher) 
      Grace That Amazes; Claire Cloninger, Lari Goss; Word Music 

YOUTH/CHILDREN'S MUSICAL (title; creator; publisher - award given to creator and publisher) 
      His Renown; Steven V. Taylor, Louie Giglio; Word Music 

CHORAL COLLECTION (title; creator; publisher - award given to creator and publisher) 
      Seasons of Praise; Carol Cymbala; Brooklyn Tabernacle Music 

RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING (product; art director; graphic artist; illustrator/photographer; label - award given to art director, graphic artist, illustrator/photographer if other than artist) 
      Redemption Songs (Jars of Clay); Stephanie McBrayer, Tim Parker; Jimmy Abegg; Essential Records 

SHORT FORM MUSIC VIDEO (title; artist; director; producer; production company; label - award given to artist, director, producer if other than artist) 
       “Stars”; Switchfoot; Coleen Haynes; Scott Speer; HIS Productions; Sparrow Records/Columbia Records 

LONG FORM MUSIC VIDEO (title; artist; director; producer; production company; label - award given to artist, director, producer if other than artist) 
      A Night of Stories & Songs; Mark Schultz; Ken Carpenter; Franklin Films; Word Records

 

 

 

 

 

 

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