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2010 Dove Award winners

posted by Joanne Brokaw

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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Janette Weaver Long

posted April 22, 2010 at 6:35 pm


Special Event Album….Shawn Lewis, One of Living Hope Church’s very own worship leaders!!!! Way to go Shawn, You are an amazing artist! We are all proud of you.



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Girl for Jesus

posted April 23, 2010 at 1:11 pm


Once again the GMA does their best to snuff out a CATHOLIC in regards to Dove Awards. Matt Maher was a great contender for Worship Song of the Year and Praise & Worship Album of the Year-yet God forbid the GMA voting members even CONSIDER giving a Dove Award to a Catholic artist. Me and my friends have no problem voting for “Christian” artists in other categories but seems like these voting members only want to stay inside their teeny tiny boxes. Forget about membership renewal…I’m so over it!



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tom folds

posted April 23, 2010 at 11:48 pm


nice to see folks recognize that theres more to christian music than third day for a change. same old song from those guys for years and now they hardly even mention christ’s name in any of thier songs…they want the crossover revenue without offending the secular genre’
just my opinion…..



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Hal

posted April 24, 2010 at 6:35 pm


Congratulations to Jason Crabb. “Somebody Like Me” is a life changing song. Thanks for putting the video out there for all to see and experience.



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Lori

posted April 24, 2010 at 8:10 pm


Congratulations Brian Littrell!! You deserve it!!



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Gdko

posted April 26, 2010 at 12:19 am


These guys never let a rock band or artist win their so biased. Come on casting crowns won again. Its just not fair to the other bands and artists. Also why would you nominate “monster” and “hero” in the short form music video if just isn’t fair. I’m sick of it



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Jonathan

posted April 26, 2010 at 4:39 pm


Skillet was nominated for 6 categories and not a single vicotry?!? They have brought so many non-christian people to hear there music as well the Gospel



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Matt

posted April 26, 2010 at 8:07 pm


Tom…..If Third Day wanted crossover revenue, they would have CROSSED OVER by now. If you hadn’t noticed, there are a ton of artists who record songs without mentioning Christ’s name, but if you take the time to listen, you will find that most are Christ-centered. Christian artists aren’t in it for the money. We know this because Chrstian artists don’t bring in a tenth of what their secular counterparts bring in from album and ticket sales, including Third Day.



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Aaron Hadley

posted April 27, 2010 at 3:16 pm


I’m going to have to pull a Kanye here…Skillet definitely should’ve gotten artist of the year. I don’t have anything against casting crowns they are very talented but this is skillets year they topped charts in both christian and mainstream music.



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Brian Clendinen

posted April 30, 2010 at 9:43 am


I agree, why House of Heroes was not even nominated is bogus. Anyone who likes alterntive music thought it was one of the best christan albums in years. Granted it was released a year online before it was physically released but who cares. Singles from albums released three years ago get nominated all the time, (which is really silly) why not House of Heroes.
Skillet got six nominations but not for their album or Monster. I mean seriously, there two music videos sucked but they got nominated? They should of won best album over Red.
How did Flyleaf not get a single nomination, there album came out in November. There music video Beautiful Bride should at least gotten a nomination. It was the best Christian music videos I have seen in a year or two.
To make matters worse, GMA does not even have online their selection and rule criteria? Why do you not have the public, do you not want to be criticize for having arbitrary and silly regulations by some, and two “none-Christen/open” by the other side?
On the other side Needtobreath Album won and it should of but I would of considered David Crowder pretty close and if it won logically. However, David Crowder won best worship album as it should of so not to big a deal. Also “Mess of me winning over “Hero” again I think it was a toss-up between the two. Francesca Battistelli winning best Female vocalist of the year, also well deserved.
So my point is they are not complete out of touch, I just think the member are extremely biased to Old School Worship and Adult Contemporary/Pop. Now the nomination process, that is bogus. Over all the Winners out of the nominations are typically what they should be (with the exception of Artist and Song of the year). I think song of the year rarely goes to even one of the best three songs. I mean one gets people winning who should not but that is true with all awards, however, I think with the Doves it tend to be higher than most.



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Johnlikeschristianmusic

posted May 18, 2010 at 11:00 am


Gosh, when will the walls between Christian Rock/Heavy Metal and Christian Contemporary finally come down and stay down forever? Youre right Aaron, this WAS Skillet’s year!!!!! And they deserved Artist, Song of the year (for either ‘Monster’ or ‘Hero’) and Group of the year!!! Casting Crowns is good, but not the only good in Christian music, major respect needed for Skillet and all they do!!!



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Sandy

posted May 18, 2010 at 4:42 pm


Im so sad that Hawk Nelson didnt win. they are the best ban. to see and hear their music go to youtube and search :
Hawk Nelson- live life loud
or to hear their music listen to WOW HITS 2010. Im very happ though that Francesca batistelli won in two categories she has an amazing voice but she needs a better songwriter.



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Tyler

posted May 27, 2010 at 8:52 pm


Haha Skillet’s last album SUCKED.
Comatose is, in my opinion, the best album ever written by any band. But Awake was so terrible it wasn’t even funny. I’m glad Skillet didn’t win for once. Hopefully they’ll learn something about selling out. I only wish August Burns Red had taken their Dove award.
But Red’s album was so much better than Skillet’s. Skillet did not perform this year.



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Nick Shonk

posted March 9, 2011 at 11:42 am


How in the world did Skillet not win the best rock album and artist of the year?
Casting Crowns never had their album #2 (awake was) on the Billboard 200(that is of all albums)
and RED’s album Innocence and Instinct made it to 15 on the Billboard 200.
All I know is that Skillet really got ripped off this year.
(I do like RED and their album I just think it wasn’t as good as skillet’s)



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