40th Annual GMA Dove Awards

doveThe GMA held its 40th Annual Dove Awards last night (4/23), at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville with singer/songwriter Brandon Heath and worship band Casting Crowns earning the most awards.  Steven Curtis Chapman was honored as Artist of the Year and Tenth Avenue North received the Dove Award for New Artist which for the first time were voted on by both the gospel/Christian music industry and its fans. Televised live on the Gospel Music Channel, this year’s Dove Awards featured more than 75 artists, songwriters and producers receiving Dove trophies, including 38 out of the 43 award categories featuring different recipients. Among the nights major awards were:

Artist of the Year
Steven Curtis Chapman

New Artist of the Year
Tenth Avenue North

Songwriter of the Year
Steven Curtis Chapman

Song of the Year
“Give Me Your Eyes”; written by Brandon Heath and Jason Ingram

Male Vocalist of the Year
Brandon Heath

Female Vocalist of the Year
Natalie Grant

Group of the Year
Casting Crowns

Producer of the Year
Bernie Herms

Country Recorded Song
“I Wish”; from the album How You Live Deluxe Edition; recorded by Point of Grace; written by Cindy Morgan and Phil Madeira

Country Album
Around the Bend; recorded by Randy Travis; produced by Kyle Lehning

A complete list of all winners is available here.

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