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Dove Awards move to Atlanta, and where does that leave the Christian music industry?

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Hold onto your hats, Christian music fans. The 42nd Annual Dove Awards will be broadcast next April from … Atlanta, GA. For viewers at home, the news isn’t any big deal. If you’re sitting on your couch, who cares where […]

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Gospel Soundcheck blog wins Evangelical Press Association award

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Last week the Evangelical Press Association held their annual conference, and as part of their annual get-together announced the winners of their Awards of Excellence and Higher Goals awards. The Awards of Excellence go out to member publications and the […]

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Snark Alert: 2010 Timmy Awards recognize worst in Christian music

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Last night the 2010 Dove Awards were handed out, which means it’s also time for The Timmy Awards.Somewhere in a coffee shop in Nashville, a secret group on Christian music industry insiders meet to recognize the worst in Christian music. […]

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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 […]

BMI Christian Music Awards honor genre’s most-played songs

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) recognized the writers and publishers of the past year’s most-performed songs on Christian radio and television during the annual Christian Music Awards, held Wednesday April 20, 2010. And the winners were:

2010 SGN Music Award Winners

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The 2010 SGN Music Awards were handed out last week, and Michael English, of The Gaither Vocal Band, was named Male Vocalist of the Year, and Sonya Isaacs Yeary, of The Isaacs, was named Female Vocalist of the Year. Karen […]

Fan voting is open for the 41st Annual Dove Awards

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Once again, Christian music fans will have the chance to help choose the winners of the 2010 Dove Awards for Artist of the Year and New Artist of the Year. The nominees this year are:

Voting for 2010 Southern Gospel Music Fan Awards now open

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The nominations were announced recently for the 2010 Southern Gospel Music (SGM) Fan Awards. The Perrys lead the way with six nominations, including Favorite Mixed Quartet, Favorite Song (If You Knew Him), and Favorite Album (“Almost Morning”). Libbi Perry Stuffle […]

25th Annual Stellar Award Nominations

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The nominations for the 25th Annual Stellar Awards were announced last week. The show will take place at Nashville’s famed Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, January 16, 2010. Hosts for this year’s ceremony are Kirk Franklin, Vickie Winans and Donnie […]

15th Annual Inspirational Country Music Award Winners

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The 15th Annual Inspirational Country Music Awards took place last week, and Ricky Skaggs was selected Mainstream Country Artist of the Year. Craig Morgan received the Video of the Year for his single “God Must Really Love Me” and Tracy […]

Congrats to Beliefnet, NewReleaseTuesday on WebAwards

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Congrats to Beliefnet.com and NewReleaseTuesday.com, winners of Faith Based Awards of Excellence in the 2009 WebAwards! The Web Marketing Association is the producer of the WebAward Competition. Now in its 13th year, the WebAwards is the premier annual website award […]

Jeremy Camp’s ‘Live Unplugged’ video awarded RIAA Multi-Platinum Certification

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Jeremy Camp’s long form video and worship project “Live Unplugged” was recently awarded RIAA Multi-Platinum Certification. That can’t compare to Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize, but I’m pretty sure Jeremy Camp is pleased with his award. (And at least he actually […]

Third Day inducted into Georgia Music Hall of Fame

posted by Joanne Brokaw

On September 19, Christian music’s Third Day was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, along with fellow inductees Collective Soul, music promoter Peter Conlon, Grammy-winning songwriter Bryan-Michael Cox, music industry pioneer Johnny L. Carson, and posthumous honors for […]

Embassy Music Talent Search Announces Winners

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The Embassy Music 15th Annual Ultimate Talent Search competition took place over Labor Day weekend, and the big winners are (pictured L to R: Robert Mundo, Joanna King, Embassy Music president Darwin Moody): Elementary music teacher Joanna King, who hails […]

Kutless’ “Strong Tower” Receives RIAA Gold Certification

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Big congratulations to rockers Kutless; their worship-based album Strong Tower was awarded RIAA Gold Certification. Gold Certification was also awarded for their Long-Form video “Live From Portland.” RIAA Gold Certification certifies that an album has sold 500,000 units (digital downloads, […]

Inspirational Country Music Awards Show Takes Place October 15, 2009

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The 15th Annual Inspirational Country Music Awards Show (ICM Awards) will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. CST at the Trinity Music City USA Auditorium located in Hendersonville, Tennessee. This year’s event will include a Celebrity […]

CCM 2009 Readers’ Choice Award Winners

posted by Joanne Brokaw

CCMmagazine.com readers named Jeremy Camp their favorite artist and Family Force 5 their favorite band in the 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards. Past winner and consistent fan favorite Camp was named Best Songwriter in addition to the Best Artist honor. Family […]

Momentum Awards Honor Best In Indie Christian Music

posted by Joanne Brokaw

IndieHeaven, the leading independent Christian musician/artist resource agency, recently announced the winners of the 2009 Momentum Awards during the 6th Annual CIA Summit. The annual conference is geared towards encouraging Christian independent artists to create momentum and pursue passion and […]

GMA Announces Dove Award’s Songwriter Of The Year Nominees

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Yesterday, the Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced the final nominees for the Dove Award for Songwriter of the Year. The award will be presented at the 39th Annual GMA Dove Awards on April 23rd at the Grand Ole Opry House […]

Downhere Takes Home Juno Award

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Congrats to rock band Downhere, who took home a Juno Award for Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year at the 2009 Juno Awards. The Juno Awards are the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys. The above video is a live performance […]

Southern Gospel Music’s Fan Fair Award Recipients

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The 5th Annual SGM Fan Awards were handed out last week during the Southern Gospel Music FanFair in Pigeon Forge, TN. The event was hosted by Christian Voice Magazine. The event brought together more than 100 artists for a six-day […]

Vote For The Dove Awards & Who Do You Wish Was Nominated?

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Fan voting opens today for the 40th Annual Dove Awards, which honor the best in Christian and gospel music This year, fans are invited to vote in the categories of Artist of the Year and New Artist of the year. […]

Dove Award Nominations; Fans Vote For Artist Of The Year

posted by Joanne Brokaw

* UPDATE: Click here to cast your votes for the 4th Annual Dove Awards * The nominations are in for the 40th Annual Dove Awards, which honor the best in Christian and gospel music. Topping the list of nominees this […]

Mary Mary, Jennifer Hudson Win NAACP Image Awards

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The NAACP Image Awards were handed out last night, and Jennifer Hudson took home three awards, for Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration on her song “I’m His Only Woman” featuring Fantasia; Outstanding New Artist; and Outstanding Album. Mary Mary took […]

Southern Gospel Music Fan Fair, Awards and Talent Show March 16-21

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Southern Gospel fans, mark your calendars for March 16-21. That’s when the 5th Annual Southern Gospel Music Fan Fair takes place at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN. The event brings together more than 100 artists for […]

Meet Juno Award Nominated Worship Band, Life Support

posted by Joanne Brokaw

When I told you about the Juno Awards recently, I mentioned that I hadn’t heard of the band Life Support. So I contacted the band to get some info, and I think you’ll be happy to meet this group of […]

2009 Grammy Winners; What Was Your Favorite Moment From Last Night’s Show?

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Anyone who reads this blog regularly knows that I hate awards shows, so it should come as no surprise that instead of watching the Grammys last night, I watched “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and then went to bed to finish […]

Downhere, Starfield, Article One Nominated For Juno Awards

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The nominations for the Juno Awards were announced this week and downhere (pictured), Starfield, NewWorldSon, Article One, and Life Support were nominated for Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album Of The Year. The Juno Awards are the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys. The […]

Stellar Award winners; Marvin Sapp takes home 7 awards

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Marvin Sapp was the big winner at Saturday’s Stellar Awards, taking home seven awards, including Artist of the Year. Sapp’s “Never Would Have Made It,” from his album Thirsty, was the most played gospel artist of 2008, according to Radio […]

Michael W. Smith, Dolly Parton, Bobby Jones, Dixie Hummingbirds and Lari Goss newest members of Gospel Music Hall of Fame

posted by Joanne Brokaw

This February, Dolly Parton, Michael W. Smith, Dr. Bobby Jones, the Dixie Hummingbirds and producer Lari Goss will be named the newest members of the Gospel Music Association Foundation’s Gospel Music Hall of Fame. The GMA Gospel Music Hall of […]

Nominate your favorite Southern Gospel artist for a Diamond Award

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The Diamond Awards, which honor the best in Southern Gospel music, will be handed out in July during the the inaugural Branson Gospel Music Convention. And Southern Gospel fans are being asked to nominate their favorite artists for awards. You […]

Flyleaf takes top video honors from Gospel Music Channel

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The Gospel Music Channel recently announced the winners of their Video Music Awards, and rockers Flyleaf took home the top honors for Video of the Year and Best Rock Video of the Year for their “All Around Me.”Other winners included:Switchfoot […]

Brenton Brown’s “Everlasting God” honored by UK’s ASCAP as top song on American radio

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) recently honored songwriter Brenton Brown for his song “Everlasting God” at their awards ceremony in London. The event honored the top writer and publisher members of the UK’s Performing Right Society […]

CeCe Winans, Twinkie Clark, Donald Lawrence receive Trailblazers Award

posted by Joanne Brokaw

BMI will honor gospel greats Twinkie Clark, Donald Lawrence and CeCe Winans (pictured) at its 10th Annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon on Friday, Jan. 16, 2009. The invitation-only ceremony will take place at Rocketown (401 6th Avenue South) […]

Skillet named #1 Christian artist of 2008 by Radio & Records

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Christian rock band Skillet was named R&R’s (Radio & Records) Top CHR Artist of the Year for 2008. Since R&R began publishing Christian Radio charts, Skillet has garnered more #1 songs from one recording – their album Comatose – than […]

Christian music artists’ Grammy Nominations

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The nominations are in for the 2009 Grammys, and lots of your favorite Christian music artists are nominated. Well, in the Gospel category, anyway. That’s the weird thing about the Grammys. All Christian artists fall into the Gospel categories. For […]

Christian music’s Third Day wins American Music Award

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Christian music’s Third Day took home the American Music Award last night for Contemporary Inspirational Artist, beating out Casting Crowns and MercyMe in the fan-voting category. Due to a non-stop touring schedule, the band was unable to attend the awards […]

Steven Curtis Chapman get nomination for Beliefnet’s Most Inspiring Person of the Year

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Nominations were announced yesterday for Beliefnet’s 8th Annual Most Inspiring Person of the Year Award, and on the list is Christian music icon Steven Curtis Chapman. The nomination is an annual recognition by Beliefnet readers and editors of noteworthy humanitarian […]

Stellar Award nominees announced

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Nominees were recently announced for the 2009 Stellar Awards, which will be presented January 17, 2009 at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. Gospel Music Channel will premiere The Stellar Awards on Sunday, March 1 after the show’s first […]

Starfield sweeps Covenant Awards

posted by Joanne Brokaw

It came as no surprise to me that one of my favorite rock/worship bands, Starfield, swept the Canadian GMA awards, taking home an award in all six categories they were nominated. The band took home honors for Artist of the […]

14th Annual Inspirational Country Music Awards winners

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The 14th Annual Inspirational Country Music Awards were handed out last night, and Ricky Skaggs (pictured right) was the big winner when he was named Musician of the Year, and Ricky Skaggs & The Whites won Mainstream Country Artist of […]

Stars Go Dim finalist in John Lennon songwriting contest, frontman Chris Cleveland Vocalist of the Month at SingerUniverse.com

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Chris Cleveland, front man for Stars Go Dim, has won the October SingerUniverse “Best Vocalist Of The Month” Competition. The award was based on his performance of the group’s song, “Love Gone Mad,” from their new five-song EP. The song […]

Southern Gospel’s Diamond Award winners

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The 2008 Diamond Awards were handed out last month, during the week of the National Quartet Convention. The Isaacs, Karen Peck & New River, Amazed, HisSong, The Georgians, Hearts of Faith, and more performed during the awards program. Winners included: […]

14th Annual Inspirational Country Music Award Show airs tomorrow

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The 14th Annual Inspirational Country Music Award Show takes place tomorrow night, Thursday October 14, at the Trinity Music City USA Auditorium located in Hendersonville, Tennessee. The awards honor the biggest names and emerging artists who perform Christian and Inspirational […]

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