Friday, April 20, 2012

Dove Awards Celebrate 43 Years

(NOTE: The 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards will be presented on the GMC television channel on Tuesday, April 24 at 8:00 p.m. Spoilers below.)

Comedian Chonda Pierce and actor David Mann hosted the 43rd Annual Dove Awards, a celebration of Christian music, Thursday, April 19th at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA. Jason Crabb was the big winner of the night winning two awards for Male Vocalist of the Year and Artist of the Year. Natalie Grant won for Female Vocalist of the Year and Laura Story won for Song of the Year.

Highlights of the night included a tribute to Whitney Houston with R&B soul singer Angie Stone, Yolanda Adams, Crystal Lewis and Karen Peck singing Dottie Rambo’s “I Go to the Rock,” the same song Houston sang in the 1996 movie, “The Preacher’s Wife.”

Jamie Grace, the 20 year old singer who was discovered on a You Tube video, won New Artist of the Year. The singer thanked her family and TobyMac, who signed her on his label.

Here is the complete list of winners of the 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards:
  • Song of the Year – “Blessings” by  Laura Story
  • Male Vocalist of the Year - Jason Crabb
  • Female Vocalist of the Year - Natalie Grant
  • Group of the Year - NEEDTOBREATHE
  • Artist of the Year - Jason Crabb
  • New Artist of the Year - Jamie-Grace
  • Producer of the Year - Ed Cash
  • Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year – “Hallelujah” by Lecrae;
  • Rock Recorded Song of the Year – “Dark Horses” by Switchfoot
  • Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year – “Slumber” by NEEDTOBREATHE
  • Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year – “Blessings” by Laura Story
  • Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year – “Hope Of The Broken World” by Selah
  • Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year – “Celebrate Me Home” by Perrys
  • Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year – “Mama's Teaching Angels How to Sing” by The Isaacs
  • Country Recorded Song of the Year – “Good Things Are Happening” by Karen Peck & New River
  • Urban Recorded Song of the Year – “Sweeter” by Kim Burrell
  • Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year – “Hold On” By Christ Tabernacle Choir
  • Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year –“I Smile” by Kirk Franklin
  • Worship Song of the Year – “Your Great Name” by Michael Neale and  Krissy Nordhoff
  • Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year – “Rehab: The Overdose” by Lecrae
  • Rock Album of the Year – “Vice Verses” by Switchfoot
  • Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year – “The Reckoning” by NEEDTOBREATHE
  • Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year – “Blessings” by Laura Story
  • Inspirational Album of the Year – “Hope Of The Broken World” by Selah
  • Southern Gospel Album of the Year – “Reach Out” by Karen Peck & New River
  • Bluegrass Album of the Year – “Grassroots Rambos” byRambo McGuire and Dony McGuire
  • Country Album of the Year – “Dreamin' Wide Awake” by Doug Anderson
  • Urban Album of the Year – “Church on the Moon” by Deitrick Haddon
  • Traditional Gospel Album of the Year – “Promises” by Richard Smallwood
  • Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year – “Hello Fear” by Kirk Franklin
  • Instrumental Album of the Year – “Unfailing Love: 20 Worship Songs of Comfort and Peace” by Stan Whitmire
  • Childrens Music Album of the Year – “Groovy” by Denver and the Mile High Orchestra
  • Spanish Language Album of the Year – “25 Cantos de Alabanza 2012” Various
  • Special Event Album of the Year – “The Story” by Matthew West, Leigh Nash from Sixpence None the Richer, Mark Hall & Megan Garret from Casting Crowns, Brandon Heath, Bart Millard from Mercy Me, Michael Tait From Newsboys, Blanca Callahan from Group 1 Crew, Lecrae, Chris Tomlin, Peter Furler, Mandisa, Todd Smith from Selah, Michael W Smith, Jeremy Camp, Dan Haseltine from Jars of Clay, Matt Hammit from Sanctus Real, Steven Curtis Chapman, Natalie Grant, Mac Powell from Third Day, Nichole Nordeman, Amy Grant, Francesca Battistelli, Darlene Zschech; Bernie Herms, and Brown Bannister
  • Christmas Album of the Year – “Oh For Joy” by David Crowder Band
  • Praise and Worship Album of the Year – “And If Our God is For Us...” by Chris Tomlin
  • Musical of the Year – “Down From His Glory” by Mike Speck
  • Youth/Childrens Musical of the Year – “God of This City” by Susie Williams, David Ebensberger and Luke Gambill
  • Choral Collection of the Year – “Everlasting Praise 3” by Mike Speck and Stan Whitmire
  • Recorded Music Packaging of the Year – “Christmas In Diverse City”
  • Short Form Music Video of the Year – “You Are More” by Tenth Avenue North
  • Long Form Music Video of the Year – “Fear Not Tomorrow” by The Collingsworth Family

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