35th GMA Music Awards Winners Announced

On April 28, the 35th GMA Music Awards took place at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn., but this year perennial favorites such as Michael W. Smith and Steven Curtis Chapman did not take home any awards. Instead, many young artists such as MercyMe, Switchfoot, Jeremy Camp, Stacie Orrico and Mark Hall took home "Doves" during the culmination ceremony of the Gospel Music Association Convention Week that began on Friday, April 24.


Below is the full list of this year's winners:

Category Recipient(s)

Song of the Year "Word of God Speak"; Pete Kipley, Bart Millard; Wordspring Music/Songs from the Indigo Room (SESAC), Simpleville Music (ASCAP)

Songwriter of the Year Mark Hall

Male Vocalist of the Year Jeremy Camp

Female Vocalist of the Year Stacie Orrico

Group of the Year MercyMe

Artist of the Year MercyMe

New Artist of the Year Jeremy Camp

Producer of the Year Brown Bannister

Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year "Believe"; The Art of Translation; Grits, Jennifer Knapp; Teron Carter, Stacy Jones, Kene Bell, Otto Price; Gotee Records

Modern Rock Recorded Song of the Year “Breaking Me Down”; So Much for Substitutes; downhere; Marc Martel, Jason Germain, Glen Lavender; Word Records

Rock Recorded Song of the Year “Ammunition”; The Beautiful Letdown; Switchfoot; Jonathan Foreman; Sparrow Records

Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year “Meant to Live”; The Beautiful Letdown; Switchfoot; Jonathan Foreman, Tim Foreman; Sparrow Records

Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year “Word of God Speak”; Spoken For; MercyMe; Bart Millard, Pete Kipley; INO

Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year “Everything To Me”; Testify To Love: The Very Best of Avalon; Avalon; Chad Cates, Sue Smith; Sparrow Records

Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year (Tie) · "The Cross"; The Walk; The Crabb Family; Gerald Crabb; Daywind Music Group · “The Promise”; Above It All; The Martins; Brian White, Don Poythress; Spring Hill Music

Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year “So Many Years, So Many Blessings”; 50th Anniversary; The Lewis Family; Wayne Haun, Cindi Ballard, Belinda Smith; Thoroughbred Records

Country Recorded Song of the Year “Three Wooden Crosses”; Rise and Shine; Randy Travis; Doug Johnson, Kim Williams; Word Records

Urban Recorded Song of the Year “Dance, Dance, Dance”; Gotta Have Gospel; Mary Mary, Erica Atkins- Campbell, Trecina Atkins-Campbell, Warryn Campbell; Integrity Gospel

Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year “Poor Man Lazarus”; In Bright Mansions; Fisk Jubilee Singers; Jester Hairston; Curb Records

Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year “Hallelujah Praise”; Throne Room; CeCe Winans; CeCe Winans, Cedric Caldwell, Victor Caldwell; Pure Springs Gospel

Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year It’s Pronounced Five Two; KJ-52; Todd Collins; Uprok Records

Modern Rock Album of the Year Two Lefts Don’t Make a Right...But Three Do; Relient K; Mark Lee Townsend; Matthew Thiessen; Gotee Records

Rock Album of the Year Lose This Life; Tait; Mark Heimermann, Michael Tait, Matt Bronleewe, Chad Chapin; ForeFront Records

Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year The Beautiful Letdown; Switchfoot; John Fields, Chad Butler, Jerome Fontamillas; Jonathan Foreman, Tim Foreman; Sparrow Records

Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year Stacie Orrico; Stacie Orrico; Dallas Austin, Tedd T., Anthony Dent, Harvey Mason Jr., Damon Thomas, Matt Serletic, Sean Hosein, Dane DeViller, Matt Rollings, Mookie; ForeFront Records

Inspirational Album of the Year Above It All; The Martins; Phil Naish; Spring Hill Music

Southern Gospel Album of the Year The Walk; The Crabb Family; Jason Crabb, Adam Crabb, Aaron Crabb; Daywind Music Group

Bluegrass Album of the Year Wondrous Love; Blue Highway; Alan O’Bryant; Rounder

Country Album of the Year Worship and Faith; Randy Travis; Kyle Lehning; Word Records

Urban Album of the Year Unclassified; Robert Randolph & The Family Band; Robert Randolph, Danyel Morgan, Marcus Randolph, John Ginty, Jim Scott; Warner Brothers

Traditional Gospel Album of the Year CeCe Winans Presents...The Born Again Church Choir; The Born Again Church Choir; Cedric & Victor Caldwell; Pure Springs Gospel

Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year Limited Edition; Smokie Norful; Smokie Norful, Myron Butler; EMI Gospel

Praise & Worship Album of the Year Offerings II - All I Have to Give; Third Day; Tai Anderson, Brad Avery, David Carr, Mark Lee, Mac Powell, Monroe Jones; Essential Records

Instrumental Album of the Year An Acoustic Christmas; Tom Hemby; Tom Hemby; Integrity Music

Children's Music Album of the Year Shout Praises Kids 3; Jeff Sandstrom; Integrity Music

Spanish Language Album of the Year Con Poder; Salvador; Carlos Sosa; Word Records

Special Event Album of the Year !Hero The Rock Opera; Michael Tait, Mark Stuart, Rebecca St. James, T-Bone, Pete Stewart, Grits, John Cooper, Bob Farrell, Matt Hamnitt, Nirva, Paul Wright, Quinlan, Donnie Lewis; Pete Stewart, Eddie DeGarmo, Meaux Records

Musical of the Year The Wonderful Cross; David Guthrie, Dave Williamson; Word Music

Youth/Children's Musical of the Year Noelle, The First; Annette Oden, Dave Noel; Integrity Music

Choral Collection of the Year High Praises; Phil Barfoot, Lari Goss; Word Music

Worship Song of the Year ”Here I Am to Worship”; Tim Hughes; Kingsway’s Thankyou Music

Recorded Music Packaging of the Year !Hero The Rock Opera; Bethany Newman; Bethany Newman; Todd & Jess Ericson, Kenda Benward, Elton Sawyer; Meaux Records

Short Form Music Video of the Year "(There’s Gotta Be) More To Life"; Stacie Orrico; Dave Meyers; Joseph Sassone; Radical Media; ForeFront Records

Long Form Music Video of the Year Third Day Live In Concert, The Come Together Tour; Third Day; Carl Diebold; Michael Sacci, Ken Conrad, Brian Mitchell, Terria Saunders, Paul Kerby; Jupiter Project; Essential Records