TODAY'S NEWS: 34th Annual Dove Awards Winners Announced
- 2003 11 Apr
Much like the recent GRAMMY Awards belonged to one woman (Norah Jones), so did last night's 34th Annual Dove Awards where introspective singer/songwriter and expectant mother Nichole Nordeman walked away with seven Dove Awards ("Female Vocalist of the Year", "Songwriter of the Year", etc.).
Other standouts included Michael W. Smith who finally won a Dove Award for "Male Vocalist" as he claimed his 40th statuette in his 20 years of being in Christian music. "Here's just another thing I can't take with me, and I have to lay at the foot of the cross," said the winner backstage as he commented on his victory.
Newcomer sibling trio Souljahz walked away with two Dove Awards - one for "Rap/Hip Hop Dance Recorded Song" for "All Around the World" and another in a tie for "Urban Album of the Year" for "Fault Is History" (Out of Eden's "This Is Your Life" also won).
Gospel greats Amy Grant, Pat Boone, and The Blind Boys of Alabama were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and a special all-artist performance of Michael W. Smith's "Friends" featured Smith on keys with guest vocals by Amy Grant, Steven Curtis Chapman, Anointed, Tait, Point of Grace, CeCe Winans, Avalon and Mac Powell.
Following is a complete list of winners from this year's 34th Annual Dove Awards...
Song of the Year
Nichole Nordeman, Mark Hammond; Ariose Music, Mark Hammond Music (ASCAP)
Songwriter of the Year
Male Vocalist of the Year
Michael W. Smith
Female Vocalist of the Year
Group of the Year
Artist of the Year
Michael W. Smith
New Artist of the Year
Paul Colman Trio
Producer of the Year
Rap/Hip Hop/Dance Recorded Song
"All Around the World"
"Fault Is History"; Souljahz; Joshua Washington, Je'kob Washington, Rachael Washington, Chris Rodriguez; Warner Brothers
Modern Rock/Alternative Recorded Song
"Breathe Your Name"
"Divine Discontent"; Sixpence None the Richer; Matt Slocum; Reprise
Hard Music Recorded Song
"Boom"; "Satellite"; P.O.D.' P.O.D.; Atlantic "Electric"; Out of my Mind; GS Megaphone; Ben Shreve; Spindust
Rock Recorded Song
"Come Together"; Third Day; Mac Powell, Brad Avery, David Carr, Mark Lee, Tai Anderson; Essential
Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song
"Woven & Spun"; Nichole Nordeman; Nichole Nordeman, Mark Hammond; Sparrow
Inspirational Recorded Song
"Here I Am to Worship"
Tim Hughes; Tim Hughes; Worship Together
Southern Gospel Recorded Song
"Don't You Wanna Go?"
"A Crabb Collection"; The Crabb Family; Gerald Crabb; Family
Bluegrass Recorded Song
"Walkin' and Talkin'"
"50th Anniversary"; The Lewis Family; Wayne Haun; Joel Lindsey; Thoroughbred
Country Recorded Song
"The River's Gonna Keep on Rolling"
"Legacy...Hymns & Faith"; Amy Grant; Vince Gill; Word
Urban Recorded Song
"This Is Your Life"; Out of Eden; Lisa Kimmey, Michael Clemons, Nate Clemons, Eric Roberson; Gotee
Traditional Gospel Recorded Song
"Amazing Love"; Mississippi Mass Choir; Dorothy Love-Coates; Malaco
Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song
"In the Morning"
"Incredible"; Mary Mary; Waryn Campbell, Tina Akins-Campbell, Erica Atkins-Campbell, J. Campbell; Integrity
Rap/Hip Hop Dance Album
"The Art of Translation"
GRITS; Teron Carter, Stacey Jones, Ric Robbins, Otto Price, Kenne Bell; Gotee
Modern Rock/Alternative Album
"The Eleventh Hour"
Jars of Clay; Dan Haseltine, Charlie Lowell, Stephen Mason, Matt Odmark; Essential
Hard Music Album
Pillar; Travis Wyrick; Flicker USA Parade of Chaos; ZAO; Barry Poynter; Solid State
Audio Adrenaline; Mark Stuart, Will McGinniss, Ben Cissell, Tyler Burkum, Forefront
"Woven & Spun"
Nichole Nordeman; Charlie Peacock, Mark Hammond; Sparrow
"Legacy...Hymns & Faith"
Amy Grant; Brown Bannister, Vince Gill; Word
Southern Gospel Album
"A Crabb Collection"
The Crabb Family; Mike Bowling; Family Music Group
"50th Anniversary Celebration"
Lewis Family; Wayne Haun, Buddy Spicher; Thoroughbred
"Rise and Shine"
Randy Travis; Keyle Lehning; Word
"Fault Is History"
Souljahz; Tonex, Chris Rodriguez, Warner Brothers
"This Is Your Life"
Out of Eden
Lisa; Kimmey, Donnie Scantz, Jaimie Portee, Nate Clemmons; Gotee
Traditional Gospel Album
Blind Boys of Alabama; John Chelew; Real World/EMI Gospel
Contemporary Gospel Album
"The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin"
Kirk Franklin; Sanchez Harley, Kirk Franklin; Gospocentric
Phil Keaggy; Phil Keaggy, Ric Kardinski; Word Records
Praise & Worship Album
Michael W. Smith, Michael W. Smith; Reunion
Children's Music Album
"Jonah, A Veggie Tales Movie Original Soundtrack"
Kurt Heinecke, Phil Vischer, Mike Nawrocki, David Mullen, Steve Taylor, Monroe Jones; Big Idea
Spanish Language Album
Jaci Velasquez; Chris Harris, Alejandro Jean; Word
Special Event Album
"City on a Hill - Sing Alleluia"
Caedmon's Call, FFH, Jars of Clay, Jennifer Knapp, Phil Keaggy, Nichole Nordeman, Bebo Norman, Fernando Ortega, The Choir, Third Day; Steve Hindalong, Macr Byrd; Essential
"The Christmas Shoes"
Donna VanLiere, Eddie Carswell, J. Daniel Smith; Brentwood
"Meet Me at the Manger"
Celeste Clydesdale; Clydesdale & Clydesdale
"More Songs for Praise & Worship 2"
Ken Barker, Keith Christopher; Word
Recorded Music Packaging
"Welcome to the Rock 'n' Roll Worship Circus"
The Rock 'n' Roll Worship Circus; Sam Noerr; Matthew Lloyd; Karen Mason-Blair; Vertical
Short Form Music Video
tobyMac; Alex Moon; Rick Kim; Forefront
Long Form Music Video
Michael W. Smith; Michael W. Smith; Michael Sacci, Ken Conrad; Carl Diebold; Reunion