37th Annual Dove Award Winners

Top artists from every style of gospel music came together Wednesday for a night of music and celebration as 37 different artists were bestowed gospel music's highest honor – the Dove Award.

Hosted by Rebecca St. James and Kirk Franklin, the 37th GMA (Gospel Music Association) Music Awards at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville saw awards handed out in 42 categories and featured performances by BarlowGirl, Amy Grant, Chris Tomlin, Third Day and others.

The winners, chosen by members of the Gospel Music Association, are as follows:

TOP CATEGORIES

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

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
• Ed Cash

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

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)

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
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• “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

ALBUM CATEGORIES
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
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• 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

OTHER CATEGORIES

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