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Dove AwardsThe Gospel Music Association continues exciting announcements for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Internationally acclaimed author and speaker, Beth Moore, has been confirmed as the guest speaker for the annual nominee luncheon sponsored by the Cantinas Foundation on Monday, October 6th at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. In addition, Grand Canyon University will host the after party for all nominees and partners for this year’s show.  Hosted by Bart Millard of MercyMe and Lecrae, the awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 in the Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee at 6:30p.m. and will be broadcast exclusively on The Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), Sunday, October 12, 2014. Tickets are still available for the live event at www.doveawards.com or at the Allen Arena ticket office.

Jackie Patillo, Executive Director of the GMA states, “Having Beth Moore as our guest for this year’s Dove Nominee Luncheon is a blessing and something we are all looking forward to.  She inspires and challenges people worldwide and I know she will do the same for our creative community. Additionally, it is our great pleasure to have Grand Canyon University partnering with us this year to host the after party. It is important to find great partners as we continue to foster relationships that have a shared vision in spreading the gospel through music.”

New this year, the GMA has unveiled a Dove Awards mobile app in partnership with Logos Bible Software and the Bible Journal App. In addition to the latest Dove Awards news, the app provides Scripture and journal reading plans. Click HERE to download.

Many of today’s top artists have recently been announced as performers and presenters such as Natalie GrantErica Campbellfor King & CountryPat BooneMandisaAmy GrantNewsboysKari JobeLove & The OutcomeDanny GokeyDr. Bobby Jonesthe Nashville Super Choir supporting Hezakiah WalkerBrian Free & AssuranceKaren Peck & New RiverWayne HaunErnie HaaseCapital Kingsauthor Karen Kingsbury1 Girl NationEllie Holcomb,David and Tamela MannSandi PattyTedashiiAlan and Lisa Robertson of Duck DynastyTye Tribbett, and Bill Gaither.

Special award recipients HillsongSiriusXMEddie DeGarmo and Akintunde have been announced, as well as, pre-show co-hosts, nominees Meredith Andrews and Jonathan McReynolds.

The Dove Cares Red Carpet and the behind-the-scenes coverage will also stream live at www.hearitfirst.com/live. For a complete list of nominees, please visit http://www.doveawards.com/performers-presenters/. For a listing of all Dove nominees, please visit www.doveawards.com/nominees.

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Dove AwardsThe Gospel Music Association (GMA) announcesNewsboys and current Dove Awards nominees Kari Jobe and Love & The Outcome to join the star-studded line up of performers. Amy Grant and Dove Awards nominee Tye Tribbett are also additions to the presenters list of the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards, hosted by Bart Millard of MercyMe andLecrae.  The awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 in the Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee at 6:30p.m. and will be broadcast exclusively on The Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), Sunday, October 12, 2014. Tickets are still available for the live event at www.doveawards.com or at the Allen Arena ticket office.
 
The top artists will join the recently announced performers and presenters such as Pat Boone,MandisaDanny GokeyDr. Bobby Jones, the Nashville Super Choir supporting Hezakiah Walker,Brian Free & AssuranceKaren Peck & New RiverWayne HaunErnie HaaseNatalie Grant,Erica CampbellCapital KingsOlympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamiltonauthor Karen Kingsbury,for KING & COUNTRY1 Girl NationEllie HolcombDavid and Tamela MannSandi Patty,TedashiiAlan and Lisa Robertson of Duck Dynasty and Bill Gaither.
 
The GMA annually gives out special awards to entities and individuals that have had a significant impact on the Christian and Gospel Music industry. This year Hillsong is set to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, while SiriusXM will be honored with the Outstanding Mainstream Contribution to Gospel Music Award. Additionally the GMA will also be awarding Eddie DeGarmowith the Impact Award and Akintunde with the Grady Nutt Humor Award. “All of our special awards recipients have made an indelible mark on our industry and we are thrilled to be honoring their contributions and highlighting their legacy,” says GMA President and Executive Director Jackie Patillo
 
These special awards will be given out during the Dove Awards pre-show that is being co-hosted by nominees Meredith Andrews and Jonathan McReynolds. The pre-show begins at 2pm (CT) and will stream live at www.hearitfirst.com/live.
 
The Dove Cares Red Carpet and the behind-the-scenes coverage will also stream live atwww.hearitfirst.com/live. For a complete list of nominees, please visithttp://www.doveawards.com/performers-presenters/. For a listing of all Dove nominees, please visitwww.doveawards.com/nominees.

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2010DoveBanner-2GMA Dove Awards to air on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) Sunday, October 12

The Gospel Music Association has announced the latest  additions to the presenter and performer roster for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards including: music icon and 2003 GMA Hall of Fame inductee Pat Boone; Dove and Grammy Award winnerMandisa; singer/songwriter and “American Idol” contestant Danny Gokey; BET’s “Celebration of Gospel” host and Dove winner Dr. Bobby Jones; the Nashville Super Choir supporting Hezekiah Walker; a star-studded southern gospel medley featuring the talents of Brian Free & Assurance,Karen Peck & New RiverWayne Haun and Ernie Haase. The GMA Dove Awards will take place on Tuesday, October 7 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn.; and will be taped for broadcast on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on October 12, 2014. 
 
These top artists will join the recently announced co-hosts Bart Millard of MercyMe and Lecrae, as well as Natalie GrantHezekiah WalkerErica CampbellCapital KingsOlympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamiltonauthor Karen Kingsbury, for KING & COUNTRY, 1 Girl Nation, Ellie Holcomb, David and Tamela Mann, Sandi Patty, Tedashii, Alan and Lisa Robertson of Duck Dynasty andBill Gaither as participants on the show. The pre-show hosts include Dove Award nominees Jonathan McReynolds and Meredith Andrews.
 
Nominee luncheon will be held Monday, October 6th at The Schermerhorn Symphony Center sponsored by the Cantinas Foundation.
 
For Dove updates and breaking news, please visit the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards website, www.dovewards.com, as well as the GMA’s various social network platforms.

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2010DoveBanner-2David and Tamela Mann, Al and Lisa Robertson of Duck Dynasty and Sandi Patty added as presenters
 Ben Glover, David Garcia, Chris Tomlin, Chris Stevens and Jessie Reeves announced as nominees for Songwriter of the Year
The 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards to air on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN)

Nominee luncheon to be held Monday, October 6th at The Schermerhorn Symphony Center sponsored by the Cantinas Foundation

 

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces more presenters and performers to appear at the 45th Annual GMA Doves Awards (www.doveawards.com).  Current nominees set to appear are for King & Country1 Girl NationEllie HolcombTedashii,David and Tamela Mann, Al and Lisa Robertson of Duck Dynasty and Sandi Patty. The Dove Awards will take place on Tuesday, October 7 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn.; set to air on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on October 12, 2014.  For Dove updates and breaking news, please visit the Gospel Music Association’s social networks.
 
These top artists will join the recently announced co-hosts Bart Millard of Mercy Me and Lecrae, as well as Natalie GrantHezekiah WalkerErica CampbellCapital KingsOlympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamiltonauthor Karen Kingsbury and Bill Gaither as participants on the show.  The pre show hosts include Dove nominees Jonathan McReynolds and Meredith Andrews.
 
In addition, nominees for Songwriter of the Year have been announced as: 
Songwriter of the Year 
Ben Glover
David Garcia
Chris Tomlin   
Chris Stevens  
Jessie Reeves
GMA Executive Director notes, “Our 45th awards season is a milestone and testament to the industry, the artists and the fans and we continue to recognize excellence in our marketplace. Our mission is to be the face of the industry enhancing the word of God through music. The GMA is celebrating 50 years of service and look forward to 50 more. With the amazing talents representing our mission through song, we are more than elated to see them receive such recognition for their work on this, Gospel and Christian Music’s Biggest Night.”
   
Once again, the nominee luncheon will be sponsored by the Cantinas Foundation and will be held at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in downtown Nashville. “Congratulations to all of this year’s Dove nominees.  On behalf of the Cantinas Foundation, we want to thank you and bless you for that you are doing for the kingdom.  May the Lord send you a fresh wino of His spirit as you continue and to inspire and touch other through your music,” says Wendy M. Hughes, Director, Cantinas Foundation.
 
The 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards will take place on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Allen Arena in Nashville, Tennessee at 6:30pm CT.  The show will air exclusively on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), America’s most watched faith channel on October 12, 2014.  The pre show, red carpet and behind-the-scenes will be airing on www.hearitfirst.com.  Tickets are available now atwww.doveawards.com.  For a complete list of nominees, please visit www.doveawards.com/nominees.

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Tamela Delivers Anointed Performance Of “Take Me To The King,” “I Can Only Imagine” Medley To Sold-Out GMA Dove Awards Crowd

Acclaimed Actress, GRAMMY® Award Nominee, NAACP Image Award-Winner, and Dove Award-Winning Singer TAMELA MANN took home two GMA Dove Awards last night during the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards at Allen Arena on Lipscomb University’s campus in Nashville, Tenn. Tamela took home trophies for Traditional Gospel Song and Traditional Gospel Album of the Year for her mega-hit single “Take Me To The King” and outstanding collection of songs on her album Best Days.

 “I give praise and thanks to the Lord – what a blessing!” said Tamela. “I’m thankful to everyone for their support of my music. I’m honored to be recognized by the GMA, and I want to give all of the glory to Him.”

Tamela performed a compelling medley of “Take Me To The King” with her new single, “I Can Only Imagine” backed by her band during the show. Her soaring vocals and passionate delivery brought the captivated audience to their feet, joining her in worship.

Tamela releases her BEST DAYS DELUXE EDITION CD on October 29 through her independent label Tillymann Music Group and Central South Distribution. The deluxe version features five new recordings including three live versions of Best Days hits and two new songs. The Best Days Deluxe Edition contains live versions of concert fan-favorites “Guest of Honor,” “Best Days,” and “Take Me To The King,” which is featured in a medley with “I Surrender All.” It also includes an updated version of the classic Kirk Franklin/Tamela Mann collaboration “Now Behold The Lamb” and newly released Gospel radio single “I Can Only Imagine.”

Tamela’s CD, Best Days, debuted at #1 in 2012 on multiple music sales charts, including bothBillboard’s Top Gospel Album Chart and Billboard’s Top Christian/Gospel Chart and the Christian Music Trade Association’s (CMTA) Current Gospel Overall Chart. Best Days has been in the top five since its release and #1 on Billboard’s Gospel sales chart for 21 weeks. “Take Me To The King” spent 25 weeks at #1on Billboard’s Gospel Radio Chart.

 

Tamela received her first GMA Dove Award in 2010 for her album The Master Plan.

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Tasha_Cobbs_Alternate_IMGMotown Gospel’s Tasha Cobbs won big at the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards ceremony last night at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville, TN.  The vocal powerhouse also performed her international anthem “Break Every Chain.”  The broadcast will air Monday, October 21 at 8:00 p.m. EST exclusively on UP cable channel. 

 

Cobbs garnered top awards for “Break Every Chain,” including Gospel Performance of the Year, Contemporary Gospel/Urban Song of the Year. Her Top 5 Billboard album, Grace, won Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year. During her acceptance speech, Cobbs said, “My desire is for everyone under the sound of my voice to experience God in the manner in which I experience him.  So, when you talk about ‘performance of the year,’ it never fails that every time I step out desiring more of him, He never ceases to perform.”

 

Cobbs’ “Break Every Chain” was #1 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart for seven consecutive weeks. The single continues to climb the Urban Adult Contemporary radio chart. This week, Grace moves up to #4 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart and has never fallen below #6 since its February 5 release. Grace is produced by multiple award-winning recording artist and producer VaShawn Mitchell.

 

During this awards season, Cobbs will be very busy: She received her first-ever Soul Train nomination for Best Gospel/Inspirational Performance.  She is also scheduled to perform on the Trumpet Awards, airing early 2014. This fall, she continues on the Break Every Chain Tour with concert appearances scheduled at WBLS’ flagship event Circle of Sisters in New York City, NY (October 20); the WXOK Anniversary Concert in Baton Rouge, LA (October 21); the Centennial Park Breast Cancer Awareness event in Atlanta, GA (October 26) and numerous other scheduled performances for the remainder of the year.

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Tamela mannThe 2013 Dove Award Nominees were announced yesterday and there are a few pleasant surprises on the list such as Jonathan McReynolds and Anthony Brown and Group theRapY.  Anita Wilson made the cut and Tamela Mann appears in several categories. We’re praying for her (Tamela) because she is an awesome artist.  I would love to see her come home with a Dove Award. 

The process isn’t over yet though because the Pro Members and imembers of the Gospel Music Association have to vote next and the Second Ballot Online process begins on September 3rd.  The actual show is on Tuesday October 15th in Nashville Tennessee. If you are not a member of GMA please log onto their site and beccome one today. 

Here are the nominees:

2010DoveBanner-2Song of the Year – Cat 1

“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)”, Matt Redman, (writers) Matt Redman, Jonas Myrin, (publisher) ThankYou Music (PRS)//Sixsteps Music/WorshipTogether.com Songs/Said and Done Music (ASCAP)//Shout! Publishing (APRA)

“All I Can Do (Thank You)”, Mikeschair, (writers) Mike Grayson, Ben Glover, David Garcia, (publisher) Curb Congregation Songs(SESAC)//Strength to Shout(SESAC)//9t One Songs/ Ariose Music(ASCAP)//Universal Music Brentwood Benson Publishing(ASCAP)//D Soul Music(ASCAP)

“Break Every Chain”, Tasha Cobbs, (writer) Will Reagan, (publisher) United Pursuit Music/Will Reagan Music (ASCAP)

“Forgiveness”, Matthew West, (writer) Matthew West, (publisher) Songs of Southside Independent Music Publishing/External Combustion Music/Songs for Delaney (ASCAP)

“From My Rags To His Riches”, Devin McGlamery featuring Dailey & Vincent, (writers) Ernie Haase, Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey, (publisher) Universal Music Brentwood Benson Songs/Hefton Hill Music/PsalmSinger Music/Ernie Sig Sound Music (BMI)

“Greatly Blessed, Highly Favored”, Gaither Vocal Band, (writers) Larry Gatlin, Bill Gaither, (publisher) Spring House Music Group

“Hold On”, Canton Junction, (writer) Gerald Crabb, (publisher) Christian Taylor Music, a div. of Daywind Music (BMI)// Gerald Crabb Songs (BMI)

“I’m Learning”, Aaron & Amanda Crabb, (writers) Lee Black, Michael Fordinal, Kenna West (publisher) Universal Music Brentwood Benson Publishing (ASCAP)//House of Blacks Music (ASCAP)

“Live Like That”, Sidewalk Prophets, (writers) Dave Fray, Ben McDonald, Ben Glover, (publisher) Dayspring Music, LLC(BMI)//9t One Songs, Ariose Music(ASCAP)

“Need You Now (How Many Times)”, Plumb, (writers) Tiffany Arbuckle Lee, Luke Sheets, Christa Wells, (publisher) Curb Congregation Songs(SESAC)//Shoecrazy Publishing(SESAC) //Platy Songs (SESAC)//Kiss Me Not Publishing (SESAC)

“Not For a Moment (After All)”, Meredith Andrews,
(writers) Meredith Andrews, Jacob Sooter, Mia Fieldes, (publisher) Word Music, LLC(ASCAP)//Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing, HBC Worship Music(ASCAP)//Shout! Publishing (APRA)

“One Thing Remains”, Kristian Stanfill, (writers) Brian Johnson, Christa Black Gifford, Jeremy Riddle, (publisher) Bethel Music Publishing(ASCAP)//Christajoy Music (BMI)//Mercy Vineyard Publishing(ASCAP)

“Redeemed”, Big Daddy Weave, (writers) Mike Weaver,
Benji Cowart, (publisher) Word Music, LLC/Weave Country /Howiecowie Publishing (ASCAP)

“Sometimes I Wonder”, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, (writers) Ernie Haase, Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey, (publisher) Ernie Sig Sound Music; PsalmSinger Muisc; Universal Music Brentwood Benson Songs; Hefton Hill Music (BMI)

“Take Him To The Place”, Aaron & Amanda Crabb, (writers) Aaron Crabb, Amanda Crabb, (publisher) 6th Generation Music (BMI)//Trust In Him Music/Christian Taylor Music, a div of Daywind Music (BMI)

“Take Me to the King”, Tamela Mann, (writer) Kirk Franklin, (publisher) Aunt Gertrude’s Music

“The Proof of Your Love”, for King & Country, (writers) Joel Smallbone, Fred Williams, Luke Smallbone, Ben Glover, Mia Fieldes, Johnathan Lee, (publisher) Warner Tamerlane, Kilns Music, Shankel Songs(BMI)//WB Music Corp.,Method To The Madness, Shankel Songs(ASCAP)//Universal Music Brentwood Benson Tunes, JLee Publishing(SESAC)//Who Sings That Music(ASCAP)//Shout Publishing(ASCAP)//9t One Songs, Ariose Music(ASCAP)

“What The Blood Is For”, Jason Crabb, (writers) Ronnie Freeman, Tony Wood, (publisher) Universal Music Brentwood Benson Publishing (ASCAP)//Lehajoes Music (ASCAP)//Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing (ASCAP)//Songs From Exit 71 (ASCAP)

“Where I Belong”, Building 429, (writers) Jason Roy, Jason Ingram, (publisher) Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Havery Publishing (BMI)//West Main Music/Windsor Hill Music (SESAC)

“Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)”, Chris Tomlin, (writers) Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Scott Cash, (publisher) sixsteps Songs/Worship Together Music/A Thousand Generations Publishing/ Alletrop Music/McTyeire Music (BMI)

“Why Can’t We”, The Isaacs, (writers) Rebecca Isaacs Bowman, Sonya Isaacs, Jimmy Yeary, (publisher) R.I.Bowman Music (BMI)//Sonya Isaacs Music/Nashvistaville Songs (BMI)// EMI Blackwood Music Inc/Beattyville Music/Great Day A This Music (BMI)

 

Songwriter of the Year – Cat 2

Ben Glover

Benji Cowart

Matt Redman

Toby McKeehan

Wayne Haun

 

Contemporary Christian Performance of the Year – Cat 3

“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)”, Matt Redman, EMI Records, (producer) Nathan Nockels

“Need You Now (How Many Times)”, Plumb, Curb, (producer) Matt Bronleewe

“Redeemed”, Big Daddy Weave, Fervent/Curb, (producer) Jeremy Redmon

“The Dream”, David Phelps, Gaither Music Group, (producers) David Phelps, Bill Gaither

“The Proof of Your Love”, for King & Country, Fervent/Curb, (producer) Ben Glover

“Where I Belong”, Building 429, Essential Records, (producer) Jason Ingram, Rusty Varenkamp

 

Southern Gospel Performance of the Year – Cat 4

“Glorious Freedom”, Gaither Vocal Band,
Gaither Music Group, (producers) Bill Gaither, Ben Isaacs, Michael English, David Phelps

“Sometimes I Wonder”, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, StowTown Records, (producer) Wayne Haun

“Stubborn (Psalm 15)”, Michael English, Curb Records, (producer) Jay DeMarcus

“What The Blood Is For”, Jason Crabb, Gaither Music Group, (producers) Jay DeMarcus, Ed Cash, Wayne Haun

“Why Can’t We”, The Isaacs , Gaither Music Group, (producer) Ben Isaacs

 

Gospel Performance of the Year – Cat 5

“Awesome”, Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago, EMI, (producer) Rick Robinson

“Break Every Chain”, Tasha Cobbs, EMI, (producer) VaShawn Mitchell

“It’s Not Over (When God Is In It)”, Israel & New Breed (feat: James Fortune & Jason Nelson), Integrity/Columbia

“Let The Church Say Amen”, Andrae Crouch (feat: Marvin Winans), Riverphlo

“Take Me to the King”, Tamela Mann, TillyMann Music Group, (producers) Myron Butler, David Mann, Tamela Mann

 

Artist of the Year – Cat 6

Chris Tomlin, sixstepsrecords
Francesca Battistelli, Word Label Group

Lecrae, Reach Records
Tamela Mann, TillyMann
TobyMac, ForeFront Records

 

New Artist of the Year – Cat 7

Capital Kings, Gotee Records
Colton Dixon, Sparrow Records
for King & Country, Word Label Group

Rhett Walker Band, Essential Records

Tasha Cobbs, EMI Gospel

 

Producer of the Year – Cat 8

Ben Isaacs
Ed Cash
Jay DeMarcus

Matt Bronleewe

Wayne Haun

 

Rap / Hip Hop Song of the Year – Cat 9

“Caught Dreaming”, Andy Mineo (feat. for King & Country), (writers) Andy Mineo, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Jeremy S.H. Griffith, Courtney “J.R.” Peebles

“Dangerous”, Group1Crew, (writers) Manwell Reyes, Blanca Callahan, Chuck Butler, Tony Wood

“Hope”, Da T.R.U.T.H (feat. Flame & Trip Lee),(writers) E. Lambert, M. Gray, W. Barefield

“I’m Good”, Trip Lee (feat. Lecrae), (writers) William L.Barefield III, Lecrae Moore, Carl Justin Luzi

“Tell The World”, Lecrae feat. Mali Music,(writers) Lecrae Moore, Kortney Pollard, Torrance “Street Symphony” Esmond, Charles Dunlap, Lincoln Morris

 

Rock Song of the Year – Cat 10

“Perfect Life”, RED, (writers) Anthony Armstrong, Michael Barnes, Randy Armstrong, Joe Rickard, Jasen Rauch, Jason McArthur, Johnny Andrews

“Resuscitate Me”, Remedy Drive, (writer) David Zach

“Sick Of It”, Skillet, (writer) John L. Cooper, Scott Stevens “Strike Back”, We As Human, (writers) Justin Cordle,Scott Stevens

“Who We Are”, RED, (writers) Anthony Armstrong, Randy Armstrong, Mike Barnes, Joe Rickard, Rob Graves, Jasen Rauch, Jason McArthur

 

Rock / Contemporary Song of the Year – Cat 11

“Afterlife”, Switchfoot, (writers) Tim Foreman, Jon Foreman

“Keep Your Eyes Open”, NEEDTOBREATHE, (writers) Bear Rinehart, Bo Rinehart

“Never Gone”, Colton Dixon, (writers) Andy Dodd Adam Watts, Gannin Arnold , Colton Dixon

“Reckless”, Jeremy Camp, (writers) Jeremy Camp, Andy Dodd

“When Mercy Found Me”, Rhett Walker Band,(writers) Rhett Walker, Jeff Pardo

 

Pop / Contemporary Song of the Year – Cat 12

“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)”, Matt Redman, (writers) Matt Redman, Jonas Myrin

“All I Can Do (Thank You)”, MIKESCHAIR, (writers) Mike Grayson, Ben Glover, David Garcia

“Need You Now (How Many Times)”, Plumb, (writers) Tiffany Arbuckle Lee, Luke Sheets, Christa Wells

“Redeemed”, Big Daddy Weave, (writers) Mike Weaver, Benji Cowart

“The Proof Of Your Love”, for King & Country, (writers) Joel Smallbone, Fred Williams, Luke Smallbone, Ben Glover, Mia Fieldes, Johnathan Lee

 

Inspirational Song of the Year – Cat 13

“It Must Be You (Moses)”, Selah, (writers) Nichole Nordeman, Bernie Herms

“Satisfied”, Jason Crabb, (writers) Tony Wood, Ronnie Freeman

“Take Him to the Place”, Aaron & Amanda Crabb, (writers) Aaron Crabb, Amanda Crabb

“The Other Side”, No Other Name, (writers) Michael Boggs, Jason Cox

“When Love Whispers Your Name”, Beyond The Ashes, (writers) Ernie Hasse, Joel Lindsey

 

Southern Gospel Song of the Year – Cat 14

“Glorious Freedom”, Gaither Vocal Band, (writers) Harold Lillenas, Alfred Judson, arr. Gaither Vocal Band

“Hold On”, Canton Junction, (writer) Gerald Crabb

“Sometimes I Wonder”, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound,(writers) Ernie Haase, Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey

“Stubborn (Psalm 15)”, Michael English,(writers) Don Schlitz, Brett James

“What the Blood Is For”, Jason Crabb, (writers) Ronnie Freeman, Tony Wood

 

Bluegrass Song of the Year – Cat 15

“Come to Jesus”, Gaither Vocal Band, (writer) Mindy Smith “He Washed My Soul”, The Little Roy & Lizzy Show,(writers) Wayne Haun, Jamie Helms, Ruby Moody,Ron Haun

“Living in the Kingdom of God”, Dailey & Vincent, (writer) Jamie Dailey

“Peace That Covers All The Pain”, Dailey & Vincent,(writers) Wayne Haun, Caleb Scott Collins

“Standing in the Need Prayer”, Oak Ridge Boys, (writer)Traditional, Arr. by Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden, Richard Sterban & Ben Isaacs

 

Country Song of the Year – Cat 16

“From My Rags To His Riches”, Devin McGlamery
with Dailey & Vincent, (writers) Ernie Haase, Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey

“God’s Up to Something”, Jason Crabb, (writers) Terry Allen Dennis, Garret W. Parris

“I Get To”, Oak Ridge Boys, (writers) Sherrie Austin, Steven J. Williams, Wil Nance

“I’m Learning”, Aaron & Amanda Crabb, (writers) Lee Black, Michael Fordinal, Kenna West

“Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”, Guy Penrod, (writers) Elisha A. Hoffman, Anthony J. Showalter

 

Contemporary Gospel/Urban Song of the Year – Cat 17

“Break Every Chain”, Tasha Cobbs, (writer) William Reagan

“Clean This House”, Isaac Carree, (writers) Ronnie Jackson,Isaac Carree

“Full Tank”, Ben Tankard, (writer) Ben Tankard

“Go Get It”, Mary Mary, (writers) Erica Campbell,Tina Campbell, Warren Campbell

“I Love You”, Jonathan McReynolds, (writer) Jonathan McReynolds

 

Traditional Gospel Song of the Year – Cat 18

“It’s Not Over (When God Is In It)”, Isreal & New Breed, (writers) Isreal Houghton, Richardo Sanchez,
Aaron Lindsey

“Just Believe”, Cathedral of Praise (feat. Michelle Prather), (writers) Phil Hughley, Deitrich Listenbee

“Life and Favor”, John P. Kee and New Life (feat. James Fortune, Isaac Carree, Lejuene Thompson),
(writer) John P. Kee

“Awesome”, Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago, (writer) Charles Jenkins

“Take Me To The King”, Tamela Mann, (writer) Kirk Franklin

 

Praise & Worship Song of the Year – Cat 19

“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)”, Matt Redman, (writers) Matt Redman, Jonas Myrin, (publisher) ThankYou Music (PRS //Sixsteps Music/WorshipTogether.com Songs/Said and Done Music (ASCAP)//Shout! Publishing (APRA)

“Beautiful Things”, Gungor, (writers) Michael Gungor, Lisa Gungor, (publisher) worshiptogether.com Songs(ASCAP) “One Thing Remains”, Kristian Stanfill, (writers) Brian Johnson, Christa Black Gifford, Jeremy Riddle, (publisher) Bethel Music Publishing(ASCAP)//Christajoy Music (BMI)//Mercy Vineyard Publishing(ASCAP)

“Redeemed”, Big Daddy Weave, (writers) Mike Weaver, Ben Cowart, (publisher) Word Music, LLC/Weave Country/ Howiecowie Publishing (ASCAP)

“Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)”, Chris Tomlin, (writers) Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Scott Cash, (publisher) sixsteps Songs/Worship Together Music/A Thousand Generations Publishing/ Alletrop Music/McTyeire Music (BMI)

 

Rap / Hip Hop Album of the Year – Cat 20

Dangerous, KJ-52, (producers) KJ-52, Aaron Sprinkle, Tedd T., Elvin Shahbazian

Fighter, Manafest, (producers) Adam Messinger, Seth Mosley, Josh Macintosh

Gravity, Lecrae, (producers) Heat Academy, Joseph Prielozny, J.R., The Watchmen, Dru Castro, Uford Ebong, Tyshane, Thainnacircle, DJ Khalil, Zach Crowell, Dirty Rice,
DJ Official, Rudy Currence

Heroes For Sale, Andy Mineo, (producers) Joseph Prielozny, Dirty Rice, J.R., Gawvi, Groc, Jeremy S.H. Griffith, Andy Mineo, J.R., Alex Medina, D-Flow, 808, Elite, Tyshane, Thainnacircle, Skrip, TheBridge, Heat Academy,

Chris “Morganism” Morgan
The Good Life, Trip Lee, (producers) G-Styles, Dirty Rice,

CJ Luzi, Alex Medina, Dirty Rice, Andre Atkinson, Mark Mims, Maurice Tonia, Joseph Prielozny, Ndelible,
Tony “Stone” Shepherd

 

Rock Album of the Year – Cat 21

Cold Hard Want, House of Heroes, (producer) Paul Moak New Horizons, Flyleaf, (producer) Howard Benson

NOW, Fireflight, (producer) Jasen Rauch

Release The Panic, RED, (producer) Howard Benson

The End Is Where We Begin, Thousand Foot Krutch, (producers)Aaron Sprinkle, Trevor McNevan

 

Rock / Contemporary Album of the Year – Cat 22

A Messenger, Colton Dixon, (producers) Red Decibel (Adam Watts, Andy Dodd & Gannin Arnold), David Garcia

Come To The River, Rhett Walker Band, (producer) Paul Moak

Give us Rest or (A Requiem Mass in C [The Happiest of All Keys]), David Crowder*Band, (producer) David Crowder*Band

Reckless, Jeremy Camp, (producers) Jeremy Camp, Andy Dodd

Run, Sanctus Real, (producers) Christopher Stevens, Jason Ingram, Seth Mosley

 

Pop/ Contemporary Album of the Year – Cat 23

Burning Lights, Chris Tomlin, (producers) Jason Ingram, Ed Cash, Dan Muckala

Crave, for King & Country, (producers) Shaun Shankel, Matt Hales, Ben Glover

Eye On It, TobyMac, (producers) David Garcia, Toby McKeehan, Christopher Stevens, Jamie Moore, Telemitry

Need You Now, Plumb, (producers) Matt Bronleewe, Paul van Dyke

OBB, OBB, (producer) Justin Ebach

 

Inspirational Album of the Year – Cat 24

Classic, David Phelps, (producers) David Phelps, Bill Gaither Hear My Prayer: 14 Devotional Hymns of Prayer,

Christopher Phillips & Jaimee Paul, (producer) Jack Jezzro

Hymns For The Christian Life, Keith & Kristyn Getty, (producers) Charlie Peacock, Ed Cash, Fionan De Barra

Light for the Lost Boy, Andrew Peterson , (producers) Ben Shive, Cason Cooley

Love Is Stronger, Jason Crabb, (producers) Jay DeMarcus, Ed Cash, Wayne Haun

 

Southern Gospel Album of the Year – Cat 25

A Tribute to the Songs of Bill & Gloria Gaither,Booth Brothers, (producers) Nick Bruno, Ronnie Booth, Michael Booth, Jim Brady

Canton Junction, Canton Junction, (producers) Michael Sykes, Aaron Crabb

Glorious Day, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, (producer) Wayne Haun

Pure and Simple, Gaither Vocal Band, (producers) Bill Gaither, Ben Isaacs, Michael English, David Phelps

Some People Change, Michael English, (producers) Jay DeMarcus, Bill Gaither, Benjy Gaither

 

Bluegrass Album of the Year – Cat 26

Deep Roots, Steven Curtis Chapman, (producers) Brent Milligan, Steven Curtis Chapman

Lord In The Morning, The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, (producers) Kevin Ward, Wayne Haun, Lizzy Long

Sing Me A Song About Jesus, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, (producer) Doyle Lawson

The Gospel Side Of Dailey & Vincent, Dailey & Vincent, (producers) Darrin Vincent, Jamie Dailey

This Is My Crowd, Marksmen Quartet, (producer) Mark Wheeler

 

Country Album of the Year – Cat 27

A Thousand Little Things, Point Of Grace, (producer) Ian Eskelin

Back Home Again, Oak Ridge Boys, (producer) Ben Isaacs

Eyes Wide Open, Jeff & Sheri Easter, (producers) Jeff & Sheri Easter, Greg Cole, Madison Easter

Hymns, Guy Penrod, (producers) Guy Penrod, Pete Greene Mercy, Aaron & Amanda Crabb, (producers) Aaron Crabb, Ben Isaacs

 

Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year – Cat 28

Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Anthony Brown & group therAPy, (producers) Anthony Brown, Justin Savage

Full Tank, Ben Tankard, (producer) Ben Tankard Grace, Tasha Cobbs, (producer) VaShawn Mitchell

Shake Heaven, Montell Jordan & Victory World Church, (producer) Montell Jordan

Worship Soul, Anita Wilson, (producers) Rick Robinson, Anita Wilson

 

Traditional Gospel Album of the Year – Cat 29

Best Days, Tamela Mann, (producers) Myron Butler, David Mann, Tamela Mann

Life And Favor, John P. Kee & New Life, (producer) John P. Kee

Praise & Worship Experience, Marvin L. Winans , (producer) Marvin L. Winans

The Best of Both Worlds, Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago, (producers) Rick Robinson, Charles Jenkins

Bishop Jerry L. Maynard Presents The Cathedral of Praise Choir, Cathedral of Praise Choir, (producers) Phil Hughley, Elvin Negron

 

Instrumental Album of the Year – Cat 30

100 Piano Hymns, Gerald Wolfe, (producer) Gerald Wolfe

All Things Bright and Beautiful: Hymns for the Seasons Andrew Greer, (producer) Andrew Greer

Full Tank, Ben Tankard, (producer) Ben Tankard Glory, Michael W. Smith, (producer) David Hamilton,

Michael W. Smith October Baby:Original Score, Paul Mills, (producer) Paul Mills

 

Children’s Music Album of the Year – Cat 31

Crazy Noise, Hillsong Kids Jr., (producers) Luke Munns, David Wakerley

Gospel Sunday School Songs, Cedarmont Kids, (producers) Mike Gay, Sue Martin Gay

Kids Music, Go Fish, (producers) Jamie Statema, Darren Rust Look Up, Gateway Next (Anna Byrd, Dana Maclean, Kiley

Stephenson, Josh Coad, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe, Grace Kane, Matt Birkenfeld, Joshua Fewell, Valerie Hayes and Clay Collins), (producer) Josh Alltop

Pure-n-HeartKid: Live Praise and Worship Experience,

Pure N Heart Kids, (producer) Alphaeus Anderon

 

Spanish Language Album of the Year – Cat 32

Dia De Redencion, Martin Smith, (producer) Martin Smith Donde Te Encuentro, Kari Jobe, (producer) Ed Cash, Matt Bronleewe

Global Project Español (con Marcos Witt, Alex Campos, Marco Barrientos, Marcela Gandara), Hillsong , (producers) Andrew Crawford, Steve McPherson, Toni Romero

Jesus En El Centro, Isreal & New Breed, (producers) Isreal Houghton, Aaron Lindsey, Coalo Zamorano
Mas Profundo, Christine D’Clario, (producers) Paul Mabury Mi Corazon

Canta: Cantos de Alabanza Songs of Praise Vol. 1, Mark Gutierrez, Omar Galarza, Lily Cruz, John Montes, Christine D’Clario, Aaron Encinas, Aaron Barbosa, Harry Samuel, Alfonso Hernandez, (producer) Phil Sillas

Special Event Album of the Year – Cat 33

Jesus, Firm Foundation: Hymns of Worship, Mike Donehey, Steven Curtis Chapman, Mark Hall, Mandisa, Nichole Nordeman, Michael W. Smith, Casting Crowns, Matt Maher, Kari Jobe, Building 429, Newsboys, Matthew West, Andy Cherry, Hillsong, Brandon Heath, (producers) Jason Ingram, Christopher Stevens, Mark A. Miller, Matt Bronleewe, Seth Mosley, Peter Kipley

Live From New York, Jesus Culture with Martin Smith, (producer) Jeremy Edwardson

Passion: Let The Future Begin, Chris Tomlin, Kristian Stanfill, Matt Redman, Brett Younker, Kari Jobe, Crowder, Christy Nockels, (producer) Nathan Nockels

Passion: White Flag, Kristian Stanfill, Chris Tomlin, Christy Nockels, David Crowder*Band, Matt Redman, Charlie Hall, (producer) Nathan Nockels

WOW GOSPEL 2012, Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary, Isaac Carree, Marvin Sapp, Deitrick Haddon, Jessica Reedy, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Kim Burrell, 21:03, Israel Houghton, Lecrae, Fred Hammond, James Fortune & FIYA, Jennifer Hudson, Ricky Dillard & New G, Kierra Sheard, Donald Lawrence & Co., Vashawn Mitchell, Earnest Pugh, Myron Butler, Richard Smallwood, Wess Morgan, Smokie Norful, Anita Wilson, John P. Kee, Martha Munizzi, The Soul Seekers, Mali Music & Together We Stand Community Choir, Andrae Crouch, forever Jones, (producers) StephenLynn Smith, Ken Pennell
Christmas Album of the Year – Cat 34

Christmas, Francesca Battistelli, (producer) Ian Eskelin Feels Like Christmas, Collingsworth Family, (producer) Wayne Haun

JOY, Steven Curtis Chapman, (producer) Brent Milligan, Steven Curtis Chapman

Noel, Josh Wilson, (producers) Matt Bronleewe, Josh Wilson We Have A Savior, Hillsong, (producers) Matt Crocker,

Praise & Worship Album of the Year – Cat 35

All Sons and Daughters: Live, All Sons and Daughters, (producer) Paul Mabury

Burning Lights, Chris Tomlin, (producers) Jason Ingram, Ed Cash, Dan Muckala

Passion: Let The Future Begin, Chris Tomlin, Kristian Stanfill, Matt Redman, Brett Younker, Kari Jobe, Crowder, Christy Nockels, (producer) Nathan Nockels

Passion: White Flag, Kristian Stanfill, Chris Tomlin, Christy Nockels, David Crowder*Band, Matt Redman, Charlie Hall, (producer) Nathan Nockels

Worth It All, Meredith Andrews, (producer) Paul Mabury Musical of the Year – Cat 36

Changed by a Baby Boy , (arranger) Lari Goss Christ The Redeemer, (creators) Joel Lindsey, Jeff Bumgardner, Daniel Simpson, (arrranged) Daniel Semsen Grace, (arranger) Travis Cottrell

Repeat the Sounding Joy, (creators) Wayne Haun, Dave Clark The Story, (creators) Nichole Nordeman, Bernie Herms, David Hamilton

Youth/Children’s Musical of the Year – Cat 37

Blast Off!, (creators) Celeste Clydesdale, David T. Clydesdale A Rockin’ Royal Christmas, (creators) Celeste Clydesdale, David T. Clydesdale

Spend Awhile on the Nile, (creators) Christy Semsen, Daniel Semsen

The Secret of Snowflake County, (creators) Christy Semsen, Daniel Semsen

The Star Factor, (creators) Christy Semsen, Daniel Semsen

Choral Collection of the Year – Cat 38

A Merry Clydesdale Christmas, (arranger) David T. Clydesdale Carry Your Name, (arranger) Cliff Duren
Ready to Sing: The Songs of Bill and Gloria Gaither Vol 2, (arranger) Russell Mauldin

Season of Joy, (creators) Daniel Semsen, Deborah-Craig-Claar When The Stars Burn Down, (creator)Travis Cottrel Autumn Hardman, Ryan Taubert

 

Recorded Music Packaging of the Year – Cat 39

Christmas, Francesca Battistelli, (art director) Shane Tarleton, (graphic) Mat Goodwin,(illustrator) Alexis Ward, (photography) Eli McFadden

Eye On It, TobyMac, (art director) Jan Cook, (graphic) Sarah Sung, (illustrator) Wendy Palau, (photography) Lee Steffen, (creative director) Boerhaus

Give Us Rest or (A Requiem Mass in C [The Happiest of All Keys]), David Crowder* Band, (art directors) ShelleyGiglio, Leighton Ching, Jan Cook, (photography) Reid Rolls, (creative director) Leighton Ching, Toni Crowder JOY, Steven Curtis Chapman, (art directors) Tim Parker,Beth Lee, (photography) Russ Harrington, Camille Blinn, (creative director) Tim Parker

Light for the Lost Boy (Special Edition), Andrew Peterson, (photography) Laura Dart, (creative director) Katie Moore True Defiance (Deluxe Edition), Demon Hunter, (art director)Invisible Creature, Inc., (illustrator) Angryblue/Justin Kamerer, (photography) Caleb Kuhl, (creative director) Ryan Clark for Invisible Creature, Inc.

The Struggle, Tenth Avenue North, (art director) Beth Lee, Tim Parker, (illustrator) Rembrandt Van Rijn, (photography) Parker Young, (creative director) Tim Parker

Short Form Video of the Year – Cat 40

“Build Your Kingdom Here”, Rend Collective Experiment, (director) Greg Fromholz, (producer) Tiny Ark

“Eye One It”, TobyMac (feat. Britt Nicole), (director) Eric Welch, (producer) Eric Welch

“Gold”, Britt Nicole, (director) Josh Forbes, (producer) PJ Sodaski

“Keep Your Eyes Open”, NEEDTOBREATHE, (director) Eric Ryan Anderson, (producer) Bo Rinehart

“The Proof of Your Love”, for King & Country, (director) Ben Smallbone, (producers) Ben Smallbone, Ben Stansbury

Long Form Video of the Year – Cat 41

All Sons & Daughters Live, All Sons & Daughters , (director) Rhetorik, (producer) Rhetorik

Cornerstone, Hillsong Live, (producers) Reuben Morgan, Andrew Crawford

Hillsong UNITED: Live in Miami, Hillsong UNITED, (producers) Andrew Crawford, Joel Houston, Jad Gillies

Jesus At The Center, Israel & New Breed, (director) Russell B. Hall, (producers) Iz and Linz

Revealing Jesus, Darlene Zschech, (director) Micah Bickham, (producer) Israel Houghton

 

Inspirational Film of the Year – Cat 42

Amazing Love: The Story of Hosea, (director) Kevin Downes, (producers) Daryl LeFever, Rich Christiano

Christmas With A Capital C, (director) Helmut Schleppi, (producers) Michael Scott, James Chankin, Peter Yoder

Courageous, (director) Alex Kendrick, (producer) Stephen Kendrick

Jerusalem Countdown, (director) Harold Cronk, (producers) James Chankin, Michael Scott, Matthew Tailford, David A.R. White

Love Begins, (director) David S. Cass Sr., (producers) Erik Heiberg, Lincoln Lageson

MONUMENTAL: In Search of America’s National Treasure, (director) Duane Barnhart, (producers) Duane Barnhart, Kirk Cameron, Angela Alvarez

October Baby, (directors) Andrew & Jon Erwin, (producers) Dan Atchison, Justin Tolley, Jon Erwin, Andy Erwin

The Bible, (directors) Tony Mitchell, Crispin Reece, Christopher Spencer, (producers) Lightworkers Media, Hearst Productions

Travel The Road: Season One, (directors) Will Decker, Tim Scott, (producers) Will Decker, Tim Scott

Seven Days In Utopia, (director) Matt Russell, (producers) James Berman, Mark G. Mathis

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Tamela Mann backstage at the Dove awards – photography by Candace Hight of Remember When Photography

 

David Mann hosted the Dove Awards with Chondra Pierce and he did an excellent job.  Tamela Mann was absolutely stunning in a cherry red gown at the Dove Awards backstage as she spoke about her experience with Whitney Houston in the upcoming moving “Sparkle” in which she has the role of Whitney’s best friend.

Tamela also has a CD coming out on in 2012 entitled “Best Days”.

Enjoy what Tamela had to say backstage.

What do you all  enjoy cooking together? 

Tamela: My favorite dish that I cook for them is Meatloaf

David: Meatloaf and her momma’s yams

Tamela went on to tell us that David barbeques at times and she does the side dishes. They are currently shopping their cooking show “Hanging with the Manns” to different networks and they hoped to have a home for it by the end of this year.

They stated that they consider cooking an adventure and I’m sure that this will come through on the show.  David mentioned a time where Tamela wanted to go to a ranch in 120 degree weather to ride horses and after that they made homemade chilli.  They also went to the Bahamas and cooked authentic food while there so their show is not just cooking. They like to have fun.

Tamela Mann’s ring- Photography by Candace Hight of Remember When Photography

Tamela and David are an awesome couple! The Manns are celebrating 24 years of marriage in 2012 and she showed off her ring and gave relationship advice that basically told the ladies to wait on God to send their husband.  David added that one should spend more time getting to know the person and less time planning the wedding.  

Can you talk a little bit about your role in Sparkle. 

Tamela:  I am in Sparkle. Hallelujah!  It was really really wonderful to work with Whitney. I was really hurt when all that happened.   She was such a sweet lady and she really loved the Lord. No joke. All of my scenes are with her as her best friend. It was such a joy and a great experience. It’s going to be a great movie and she’s going to be singing in the movie. So it is going to be something to see and hear.

Be on the look out for the Cooking Show and Tamela’s new CD this year!


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World Vision-sponsored album “Music Inspired By The Story” has won the 2012 Dove Award for Special Event Album of the Year, the Gospel Music Association announced ahead of tomorrow’s Dove Awards broadcast. “Music Inspired By The Story,” which features 18 songs written by Dove Award-winners Nichole Nordeman and Bernie Herms, is a collaboration between the WOW partnership, Zondervan, Proper Management, and World Vision.

“This award further affirms the exceptional quality of music on this album, which has not only inspired audiences with the life-changing story of Christ, but also moved them to respond by helping change the story of a child in need,” said Michael Bianchi, director of World Vision’s Artists program.

GMC will world premiere the GMA Dove Awards on April 24, which will include a World Vision-sponsored 12-minute medley featuring three of the songs from “The Story,” including performances by Michael Tait of Newsboys, Blanca Callahan of Group 1 Crew, RAWSRVNT, Todd Smith of Selah and Natalie Grant.

“Our prayer is that this award and telecast will expose many more to this one-of-a-kind project, which carries the powerful message that we can help change the story of thousands of children around the world who are longing for fullness of life,” added Bianchi, who is at the Dove Awards in Atlanta this week.

Proceeds from the sales of “Music Inspired By The Story” benefit World Vision’s ministry among the world’s most vulnerable children, helping to strengthen their bodies through clean water, sanitation and malaria prevention, protect their futures from harmful practices such as child labor or sexual exploitation, and bless their spirits through opportunities to hear about God’s love for them. Listeners can also choose to sponsor a child in need, extending their impact over several years of a child’s life and helping to transform that child’s entire community.

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ, we serve alongside the poor and oppressed as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. For more information, visit www.worldvision.org.

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (April 20, 2012) – Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist Lecrae (Reach Records), walked away with top honors this evening at the 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards (www.doveawards.com). Garnering two Dove’s in major categories, Lecrae won Rap/Hip Hop Song of the Year: “Hallelujah,” (Rehab) and Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year: Rehab: The Overdose.

In addition to his Dove Award wins, Lecrae also took the stage for a special award show performance alongside Dove nominated artist and label mate Tedashii. Both joined the powerhouse talent that included special appearances by Natalie Grant, Donnie McClurkin, Jason Crabb, Jamie-Grace, Kim Burrell, Kari Jobe, Danny Gokey, Ruben Studdard, Mandisa and more.

Having established himself as the frontrunner of Christian Rap, Lecrae broke into the Billboard Top 200 Albums debuting at No. 17 with REHAB, while reaching No. 3 on the Top 10 Albums chart on iTunes. With an offering of rehabilitation found in Christ alone, Lecrae also maintained his established base, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Contemporary Christian chart and No. 1 on the Billboard Gospel Albums chart.  The impact of this album continues to spread across the globe, receiving nominations for several awards including a Grammy for Best Rock/Rap Gospel album.

The Dove Awards is Christian/Gospel music’s biggest night of the year, where top artists from every style of gospel music come together for a night of music and celebration as the GMA bestows the industry’s highest honor. This year’s awards show was held at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, GA and will be nationally televised on GMC TV April 24 at 8 PM and 10 PM ET. For more information, please visit www.doveawards.com or www.gospelmusic.org.

For more information about Lecrae, please visit http://reachrecords.com/artists/show/Lecrae.