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The 41st annual Dove Awards were handed out last night at the Grand Ole Opry, and Casting Crowns was named Artist of the Year and Sidewalk Prophets were named New Artist of he Year.
If you were watching Idol Gives Back instead of watching the show live on GospelMusicChannel.com, Gospel Music Channel will air the show in its entirety – well, I assume without the do-overs – on Sunday April 25th.
But in the meantime, here are the winners:


41st ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS RECIPIENTS
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Casting Crowns
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Sidewalk Prophets
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Jennie Lee Riddle
SONG OF THE YEAR (song title; writer; publisher – award goes to the writer and publisher)
“By Your Side”; Mike Donehey, Philip LaRue, Jason Ingram; Essential Publishing
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Brandon Heath
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Francesca Battistelli
GROUP OF THE YEAR
NEEDTOBREATHE
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Jason Ingram, Rusty Varenkamp
Dove Awards in Recorded Song Categories are given to the Artist and Songwriter, if other than the artist.
(Song: album; artist; writer; label)
RAP/HIP HOP RECORDED SONG
“Movin”; Ordinary Dreamers; Group 1 Crew; Group 1 Crew, Jeremy James, Byron Chambers, Christopher Stevens; Fervent Records
ROCK RECORDED SONG
“Mess Of Me”; Hello Hurricane; Switchfoot; Jonathan Foreman, Tim Foreman; Credential Recordings
ROCK/CONTEMPORARY RECORDED SONG
“Lay ‘Em Down”; The Outsiders; NEEDTOBREATHE; Bear Rinehart, Bo Rinehart; Atlantic Records
POP/CONTEMPORARY RECORDED SONG
“City On Our Knees”; Tonight; tobyMac; Toby McKeehan, Jamie Moore, Cary Barlowe; Forefront Records
INSPIRATIONAL RECORDED SONG
“The Only Hope”; Bebo Norman; Bebo Norman; Bebo Norman; BEC Recordings
SOUTHERN GOSPEL RECORDED SONG
“Born To Climb”; Expecting Good Things; Jeff & Sheri Easter; Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey; She Loves Music
BLUEGRASS RECORDED SONG
“When We Fly”; Breaking Like Dawn; Little Roy Lewis & Lizzy Long; Joel Lindsay, Wayne Haun, Ty Herndon
COUNTRY RECORDED SONG
“Somebody Like Me”; Jason Crabb; Jason Crabb; Neil Thrasher, Michael Boggs; Spring Hill Music Group
URBAN RECORDED SONG (tie)
“Close To You”; Still; BeBe & CeCe Winans; BeBe Winans; B & C Records, Malaco
and
“Just Wanna Say”; The Power of One; Israel Houghton; Aaron Lindsey, Israel Houghton, Tommy Sims; Integrity
TRADITIONAL GOSPEL RECORDED SONG
“Justified”; Smokie Norful Live; Smokie Norful; Smokie Norful; EMI Gospel, TreMyles Music
CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL RECORDED SONG
“The Power of One”; The Power of One; Israel Houghton; Israel Houghton, Ricardo Sanchez; Intergrity Music
WORSHIP SONG (award given to writer and publisher)
“Revelation Song”; Jennie Lee Riddle, Gateway Create Publishing, Integrity’s Praise Music
Dove Awards in Album Categories are given to the Artist and Producer, if other than the artist.
(Album; artist; producer; label)
RAP/HIP HOP ALBUM (album; artist; producer; label)
Five Two Television; KJ-52; KJ-52; BEC Recordings
ROCK ALBUM
Innocence and Instinct; Red; Rob Graves; Essential
ROCK/CONTEMPORARY ALBUM
The Outsiders; NEEDTOBREATHE; Rick Beato, NEEDTOBREATHE, Jim Scott, John Alagia; Atlantic Records
POP/CONTEMPORARY ALBUM
The Long Fall Back To Earth; Jars of Clay, Ron Aniello, Essential Records, Gray Matters
INSPIRATIONAL ALBUM
Fearless; Phillips, Craig & Dean; Bernie Herms; INO Records
SOUTHERN GOSPEL ALBUM
Gaither Vocal Band Reunited; Gaither Vocal Band; Bill Gaither, David Phelps; Gaither Music Group
BLUEGRASS ALBUM
The Isaacs…Naturally; The Isaacs; Bill Gaither, Ben Isaacs; Gaither Music Group
COUNTRY ALBUM
The Reason; Diamond Rio; Michael D. Clute, Jimmy Olander; Word Records
TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM
Shout! Live; Mike Farris & The Roseland Rhythm Revue; Mike Farris, Joe McMahan; INO Records
CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL ALBUM
Love Unstoppable; Fred Hammond; Fred Hammond; Verity
INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
Joy Comes In The Morning; Stan Whitmire; Stan Whitmire; Spring Hill Music Group
CHILDREN’S MUSIC ALBUM
Veggie Tales: Here I Am To Worship; Featuring Natalie Grant & Aaron Shust; Steven V. Taylor; Big Idea
SPANISH LANGUAGE ALBUM
Le Canto; Kari Jobe; Ed Cash; Integrity Music Latin
SPECIAL EVENT ALBUM
Glory Revealed II: The Word of God In Worship; Mac Powell, Shane Everett, Jonathan Shelton, Brian Littrell, Trevor Morgan, Mark Hall, Jason Crabb, Bear Rinehart, Matt Maher, Amy Grant, Ed Cash, Geoff Moore, Natalie Grant, Laura Story, Brandon Heath, Mike Donehey, Aaron Shust, Shawn Lewis, Sara Evans, Bethany Dicks Olds, Shane & Shane, Bethany Dillon, Kari Jobe; Mac Powell, David Nasser; Reunion
CHRISTMAS ALBUM
Christ Has Come; Big Daddy Weave; Jeremy Redmond; Fervent Records
PRAISE & WORSHIP ALBUM
Church Music; David Crowder*Band; David Crowder*Band; Sparrow Records/sixsteps Records
Dove Awards in Musical Categories are given to the creator
(title; creator; publisher)

MUSICAL
A Baby Changes Everything; Deborah Craig-Claar, David T. Clydesdale; Word Music
YOUTH/CHILDREN’S MUSICAL
Christmas Hang-ups; Dennis and Nan Allen; Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing
CHORAL COLLECTION
Travis Cottrell-Jesus Saves Live; Travis Cottrell; Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing
RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING (product; art director; graphic artist; illustrator/photographer; label)
Long Fall Back To Earth (Limited Edition); Jars of Clay; Tim Parker, Jars of Clay; Tim Parker; Kharyn Hill; Gray Matters, Essential
SHORT FORM MUSIC VIDEO (title; artist; director; producer; production company; label)
“Free To Be Me”; Francesca Battistelli; Andy & John Erwin; Dan Atchison; Alabama Production Group; Fervent Records
LONG FORM MUSIC VIDEO (title; artist; director; producer; production company; label)
A Gospel Journey; Oak Ridge Boys; Doug Stuckey; Bill Gaither, Barry Jennings, Bill Carter; Gaither Television Productions; Gaither Music Group

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