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Here is the official update on the 30th Annual Dove Awards which were handed out on Wednesday night, March 24th at the Nashville Arena. Michael W. Smith took home top honors with six, followed by Bill Gaither and Kirk Franklin, each with four. Rich Mullins and Avalon followed with three each.

Artist of the Year

  • {{Avalon}}
  • {{dcTalk}}
  • {{Point of Grace}}
  • {{Michael W. Smith}}
  • {{Jaci Velasquez}}
  • Group of the Year

  • {{Avalon}}
  • {{dcTalk}}
  • {{Deliriou5?}}
  • {{Newsboys}}
  • {{Point of Grace}}
  • Female Vocalist of the Year

  • {{Jennifer Knapp}}
  • {{Crystal Lewis}}
  • {{Rebecca St. James}}
  • {{Kathy Troccoli}}
  • {{Jaci Velasquez}}
  • Male Vocalist of the Year

  • {{Bob Carlisle}}
  • {{Steven Curtis Chapman}}
  • {{Jonathan Pierce}}
  • {{Chris Rice}}
  • {{Michael W. Smith}}
  • New Artist of the Year

  • {{All Star United}}
  • {{Burlap To Cashmere}}
  • {{Jennifer Knapp}}
  • {{Nichole Nordeman}}
  • {{Michelle Tumes}}
  • Song of the Year

  • "Adonai"
  • "Deeper"
  • "Entertaining Angels"
  • "God So Loved"
  • "I Believe In Christ"
  • "Live The Life"
  • "Mercy Said No"
  • "My Deliverer"
  • "Testify To Love"
  • "Undo Me"
  • "We Fall Down"
  • Songwriter of the Year

  • Joel Lindsey
  • {{Toby McKeehan}}
  • {{Cindy Morgan}}
  • {{Rich Mullins}}
  • {{Michael W. Smith}}
  • Producer of the Year

  • Brown Bannister
  • {{Brent Bourgeois}}
  • {{Kirk Franklin}}
  • {{Toby McKeehan}}
  • {{Michael W. Smith}}
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    MORE AWARDS

    Rap/Hip Hop/Dance Recorded Song of the Year

    ("Song Title"; Album Title; Artist; Writers; Label)

  • "Plagiarism"; Factors of the Seven; Grits; T.Carter, S.Jones, T. Collins, R. Robbins; Gotee Records

    Modern Rock/Alternative Recorded Song of the Year

  • "The Devil Is Bad"; Fourth From The Last; The W's; Andrew Schar, Todd Gruener, James Carter, Brian Morris, Val Hellman, Bret Barker; 5 Minute Walk, Sarabellum

    Hard Music Recorded Song of the Year

  • "Awesome God"; Skalleluia; The Insyderz; Rich Mullins with additional lyrics by Joe Yerke; Squint Entertainment

    Rock Recorded Song of the Year

  • "Undo Me"; Kansas; Jennifer Knapp; Jennifer Knapp, Gotee Records

    Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year

  • "Testify To Love"; A Maze of Grace; Avalon; Paul Field, Hank Pool, Ralph Van Manen, Robert Riekerk; Sparrow Records

    Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year

  • "Adonai"; A Maze of Grace; Avalon; Stephanie Lewis, Lorraine Ferro, Don Koch; Song of the Year Sparrow Records

    Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year

  • "I Believe In A Hill Called Mount Calvery"; Lovin' God and Lovin' Each Other; Gaither Vocal Band; William J. Gaither, Gloria Gaither; Spring Hill

    Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year

  • "He Still Looks Over Me"; The Lewis Bunch; The Lewis Family; Mike Richards, Rodney Lay Jr; Thoroughbred Records

    Country Recorded Song of the Year

  • "Count Your Blessings"; Dream Big; The Martins; Kim Patton Johnston, Joe Johnston; Spring Hill

    Urban Recorded Song of the Year

  • "Revolution"; Nu Nation Project; Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, Rodney Jerkins; Gospo Centric

    Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year

  • "Is Your All On The Altar?"; Songs From The Heart; Yolanda Adams; Elisha Hoffman, Percy Bady, Yolanda Adams; Verity Records

    Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year

  • "Let The Praise Begin"; Pages of Life Chapters I & II; Fred Hammond & Radical For Christ; Fred Hammond; Verity Records

    Rap/Hip Hop/Dance Album of the Year

    (Album Title; Artist; Producers; Label)

  • ==Heatseeker==; World Wide Message Tribe; Zarc Porter; Warner Resound

    Modern Rock/Alternative Album of the Year

  • ==Fourth From The Last==; The W's; Masaki; 5 Minute Walk, Sarabelllum

    Hard Music Album of the Year

  • ==Brightblur==; Massivivid; Wally Shaw, Mark Nash; Tattoo Records, Benson

    Rock Album of the Year

  • ==Anybody Out There==?; Burlap To Cashmere; Jay Healy, David Rolfe; Squint Entertainment

    Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year

  • ==Live The Life==; Michael W. Smith; Mark Heimermann, Michael W. Smith, Stephen Lipson; Reunion Records

    Inspirational Album of the Year

  • ==Corner of Eden==; Kathy Troccoli; Nathan DiGesare; Reunion Records

    Southern Gospel Album of the Year

  • ==Still The Greatest Story Ever Told==; Gaither Vocal Band; Bill Gaither, Michael Sykes, Guy Penrod; Spring Hill

    Country Album of the Year

  • ==A Work In Progress==; Jeff and Sheri Easter; Michael Sykes; Spring Hill

    Traditional Gospel Album of the Year

  • ==Christmas With Shirley Caesar==; Shirley Caesar; Steven Ford, Shirley Caesar; Myrrh Records Black Music Division

    Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year

  • ==Nu Nation Project==; Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin; Gospo Centric

    Instrumental Album of the Year

    (Album Title; Artist (if Prominent); Producer; Label)

  • ==Acoustic Sketches==; Phil Keaggy; Phil Keaggy, John August Schroeter; Sparrow Records

    Praise & Worship Album of the Year

  • Focus On The Family presents ==Renewing The Heart Live== Hymns and Songs of Worship; Kim Hill; David Zaffiro, Kim Hill; Star Song Records

    Children's Music Album of the Year

    (Album Title; Artists (if prominent); Producer; Label)

  • ==Veggie Tunes 2==; Veggie Tales; Kurt Heinecke, David Mullen; Big Idea Productions

    Spanish Language Album of the Year

    (Album Title; Artists; Producer; Label)
    (tie)

  • ==Libertad Me Das==; Sandi Patty; Isaac Hernandez, Greg Nelson; Word International
  • Oro; Crystal Lewis; Brian Ray, Dan Posthuma; Metro One

    Special Event Album of the Year

    (Album Title; Artists (if prominent); Creator; Label)

  • ==Exodus==; dcTalk, Jars of Clay, Sixpence None The Richer, Cindy Morgan, Chris Rice, The Katinas, Third Day, Crystal Lewis, Michael W. Smith; Michael W. Smith; Rocketown Records

    Musical of the Year

    (Musical; Creator; Publisher)

  • Mary Did You Know?; David Guthrie, Bruce Greer; Word Music

    Youth/Children's Musical of the Year

  • 2 Extreme!; Steven V. Taylor; Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing

    Choral Collection of the Year

    (Collection; Creator; Publisher)

  • Peace Speaker; Geron Davis; Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing

    Enhanced CD of the Year

    (Album Title; Artist; Designer; Label)

  • Steady On Enhanced CD; Point of Grace; Denise Niebisch, Rose Irelan; Word Records

    Recorded Music Packaging

    (Product Title; Artist; Art Director; Graphic Designer; Photographer/Illustrator; Label)

  • The Jesus Record; Rich Mullins and A Raggamuffin Band; Beth Lee, Jimmy Abegg, Ben Pearson; Beth Lee, Ben Pearson; Myrrh Records

    Short Form Music Video

    ("Song Title"; Artist; Producer; Director; Label)

  • "Entertaining Angels"; Newsboys; Janet Eisner; Eden; A& R; StarSong, Virgin

    Long Form Music Video

    (Product Title; Artist; Producer; Director; Label)

  • My Utmost For His Highest - The Concert; Cindy Morgan, Avalon, Twila Paris, Bryan Duncan, Sandi Patty, Steven Curtis Chapman; Nancy Knox; Clark Santee; Word Entertainment; Myrrh Records


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