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GMC World Premiere Movie: The Heart of Christmas

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It takes an entire community to make a little boy’s dreams come true in the Image Entertainment release of The Heart of Christmas, the heartbreaking yet hopeful film about a family faced with losing their child and their quest to give him one last Christmas. Based on the inspiring true story that gained national attention, The Heart of Christmas boasts a stellar cast that includes Candace Cameron Bure (“Make It or Break It,” “Full House”), Jeanne Nielson (Faith Like Potatoes), George Newbern (Father of the Bride), and Erin Bethea (Fireproof). The film recently received an Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Lyrics and Music for its title song, composed and performed by Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter, Matthew West, who is also featured in the film.

A wonderful gift for everyone, The Heart of Christmas is now available on DVD.

For more information about this inspiring true story of hope and compassion, visit the Dax Locke Foundation website at: daxlocke.org.

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Family Pool Time During the Summer

When it’s summer time, swimming is a must-do activity. There are a lot of positive things connected with swimming, such as being healthy and fit, but one of the most popular reasons why people do it is simple, it’s super fun. Sadly, not all of us can afford expensive trips to exotic islands, so we have to find some alternative, and the best alternative for most people is the pool!

It’s actually pretty clear why people like pools so much, they aren’t nearly as expensive as tickets to luxurious places, and they can bring as much fun as any ocean. Things get even more special when you can spend time at the pool with your family, so that’s why you should go to the pool as much as you can, but just in case you need some extra reasons why you should get or visit pools with your family this summer, here are some of the greatest things about pools!

Encourage Family Time

Summer is a great time for wholesome, family fun. Here are some reason to get out with the family this summer.

Summer is a great time for wholesome, family fun. Here are some reason to get out with the family this summer.

This is probably the most important reason why you should spend as much time at the pool as you can. It’s even better if you have one at home, that’s how you will create relaxing space for your whole family and have fun at the same time without leaving your backyard. Another great thing about this is that you will create priceless memories with your loved ones, that will last a lifetime.

Throw An Awesome Party

We all know that summer nights are extremely warm, so the best thing to do in the situations like that is to cool everyone off by throwing a party for the whole family right in the pool. So, as soon as the hot days arrive, call your friends and invite them over for a party with delicious barbecue and a refreshing dip in the pool.

Stay Healthy

It’s not unusual for all of us to gain a few pounds over the winter, and the best time of the year to get back into shape is, of course, summer. But, instead of paying for expensive gyms, you can lose some weight at home, by swimming. The best thing to do is to include all family in the whole process to have fun while staying fit and healthy. We all know that swimming is extremely healthy for kids, so it’s a win-win situation.

Stay Relaxed

We’re all familiar with stress. Especially people who have to do boring and exhausting jobs the whole year just to provide for their families. That’s why, when the summer arrives and you take a few days off, you should spend them in the pool with your family. Let the water relax your body and your soul, and get rid of the stress easily.  This is especially true with New Jersey Inground Pools, which can provide the cool relaxation without having to travel to the beach.

As we stated earlier, pools bring a lot of fun for the whole family during warm summer days. It also does a lot more than you than just bringing fun, it makes you and your kids healthy, you can do all kinds of activities in the pool and spend some quality time with your family, which is more important than anything else. So if you’re out of ideas for what you’re going to do this summer, gather your family, clean and fill your pool, invite some friends over, and spend some quality time without paying a single dollar.

43rd Annual GMA Dove Award Winners

Song title; artist; writer; publisher (award given to the writer and publisher)

Special thanks to GMC TV for making this possible.

“Alive;” Natalie Grant; Bernie Herms, Nichole Nordeman; Birdwing Music/Bernie Herms Music/ Birdboy Songs (ASCAP)
WINNER “Blessings;” Laura Story; Laura Story; New Spring Publishing (ASCAP), Gleaning Publishing (ASCAP)
“Celebrate Me Home;” Perrys; Joel Lindsey, Wayne Haun; PsalmSinger Music (BMI),Universal Music-Brentwood Benson Songs/Hefton Hill Music (BMI)
“Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me);” Mark Hall, Michael Bleecker; My Refuge Music, Word Music, Sony/ATV Tree Publishing
“Hold Me;” Jamie-Grace; Jamie Grace Harper, Toby McKeehan, Christopher Stevens; Universal Music-BrentwoodBenson Tunes (SESAC), Songs of Third Base (SESAC)
“I Smile;” Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, James Harris, Terry Lewis, Fred Tackett; Aunt Gertrude Music Publishing LLC (BMI), Hoceanna Music (ASCAP), Universal Music Corp. (ASCAP), Avant-Garde-Music Purblishing (ASCAP), EMI Music Publishing (ASCAP)
“I’ve Been Here Before;” Ernie Haase & Signature Sound; Ernie Haase, Joel Lindsey, Wayne Haun; PsalmSinger Music, Universal Songs, Hefton Hill, Ernie Sig Sound Music (BMI)
“Please Forgive Me;” Gaither Vocal Band; Gerald Crabb; Chestnut Mound Music (BMI)
Who Am I; Jason Crabb; Rusty Goodman; Playin’ TAG Music (ASCAP)
Your Great Name; Natalie Grant; Krissy Nordhoff, Michael Neale; Two Nords Music (ASCAP), Integrity’s Praise Music (BMI)

Male Vocalist of the Year
Award given to the recepient
Chris August
Chris Tomlin
WINNER Jason Crabb
Kirk Franklin
Steven Curtis Chapman

Female Vocalist of the Year
Award given to the recepient
Francesca Battistelli
Kari Jobe
Laura Story
Mandisa
WINNER Natalie Grant

Group of the Year
Award given to the recepient
Casting Crowns
David Crowder*Band
Gaither Vocal Band
WINNER NEEDTOBREATHE
The Isaacs

Artist of the Year
Award given to the recepient
Casting Crowns
WINNER Jason Crabb
Laura Story
Lecrae
The Isaacs

New Artist of the Year
Award given to the recepient
Beyond the Ashes
Dara Maclean
WINNER Jamie-Grace
Royal Tailor
The City Harmonic

Producer of the Year
Award given to the recepient
Bernie Herms, Brown Bannister
WINNER Ed Cash
Ian Eskelin
Michael Sykes
Wayne Haun

Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year
Song; album; artist; writer; label (award given to the artist and songwriter, if other than the artist)
WINNER “Hallelujah;” Rehab Deluxe Edition; Lecrae; Lecrae Moore, Charles Cornelius, Joseph Prielozny, Nelson Chu; Reach Records
“Intoxicated;” Genesis Snapshots; JayEss; Jalil Saheeb, Deborah Oluyemi; Zoe Records
“Please Don’t Let Me Go;” Outta Space Love; Group 1 Crew; Manwell Reyes, Pablo Villatoro, Andy Anderson, David Garcia;Fervent Records
“Riot;” Backlight; Tedashii; Tedashii Anderson, Derek Johnson; Reach Records
“Overdose;” Rehab: The Overdose; Lecrae, Torrance Esmond (Street Symphony); Reach Records

Rock Recorded Song of the Year
Song; album; artist; writer; label (award given to the artist and songwriter, if other than the artist)
WINNER “Dark Horses;” Vice Verses; Switchfoot; Jonathan Foreman, Tim Foreman; Credential Recordings/lowercasepeople/Atlantic
“Faceless;” Until We Have Faces; RED; Anthony Armstrong, Rob Graves, Jasen Rauch, Mark Holman; Essential Records
“Invisible;” Horseshoes and Handgrenades; Disciple; Ben Glover, Kevin Young, Brad Noah, Rob Hawkins; INO Records
“One Day Too Late;” Awake; Skillet; John L. Cooper, Brian Howes; Ardent
“Your Love Is a Mystery;” Crazy Love; Hawk Nelson; Hawk Nelson; BEC Recordings

Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year
Song; album; artist; writer; label (award given to the artist and aongwriter, if other than the artist)
“Born Again;” Born Again (Miracle Edition); Newsboys; The Write Bros*, Michael Tait, Wes Campbell; Inpop
“Crazy Love;” Crazy Love; Hawk Nelson; Hawk Nelson, Ian Eskelin, Tony Wood; BEC Recordings
“Drifting;” TBA; Plumb with Dan Haseltine; Tiffany Arbuckle Lee, Matt Bronleewe, Dan Haseltine;Curb Records
“Lucy;” Awake; Skillet; John L. Cooper; Atlantic/Ardent
WINNER “Slumber;” The Reckoning; NEEDTOBREATHE; Bear Rinehart, Bo Rinehart; Atlantic Records

Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year (category 12)
Song; album; artist; writer; label (award given to the Artist and Songwriter, if other than the Artist)
Alive (MARY MAGDALENE); Music Inspired By THE STORY; Natalie Grant; Nichole Nordeman, Bernie Herms; WOW Joint Venture
WINNER Blessings; Blessings; Laura Story; Laura Story; Fair Trade Services, LLC
Hold Me; One Song at a Time; Jamie Grace; Jamie Grace Harper, Toby McKeehan, Chris Stevens; Gotee Records
Someone Worth Dying For; A Beautiful Life; MIKESCHAIR; Benjamin Glover, Michael Alan Grayson, Samuel Anton Tinnesz; Curb Records
Your Great Name; Love Revolution; Natalie Grant; Michael Neale, Krissy Nordhoff; Curb Records

Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year (category 13)
Song; album; artist; writer; label (award given to the Artist and Songwriter, if other than the Artist)
All Things New; On Our Way Home; Nicol Sponberg; Carl Cartee, Jeromy Deibler, Ronnie Freeman, Jason Ingram; Curb Records
WINNER Hope Of The Broken World; Hope Of The Broken World; Selah; Carl Cartee, Jennie Riddle; Curb Records
I Surrender; New Day; The Martins; Chris Eaton, Joyce Sanders; Gaither Music Group
I’ll Take What’s Left; Dreamin’ Wide Awake; Doug Anderson; Joel Lindsey, Wayne Haun; StowTown
Love Is a Cross; Faroe Islands; Russ Taff; Jesse Butterworth, Joy Williams, Regie Hamm; Spring Hill Music

Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year (category 14)
Song; album; artist; writer; label (award given to the Artist and Songwriter, if other than the Artist)
WINNER Celebrate Me Home; Blue Skies Coming; Perrys; Joel Lindsey, Wayne Haun; Daywind
If There Ever Was A Time; Together Again; The Crabb Family; Caleb Collins, Sue Smith; Gaither Music Group
I’ve Been Here Before; Here We Are Again; Ernie Haase & Signature Sound; Joel Lindsey, Wayne Haun, Ernie Haase; StowTown
Please Forgive Me; Greatly Blessed; Gaither Vocal Band; Gerald Crabb; Gaither Music Group
Victory In Jesus; A Life Time of Music; John Hagee; Eugene M. Bartlett, Sr.; Difference Media

Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year (category 15)
Song; album; artist; writer; label (award given to the Artist and Songwriter, if other than the Artist)
Indescribable; Indescribable: Bluegrass Meets Worship; Chigger Hill Boys & Terri; Jesse Reeves, Laura Story; Daywind
Let It Go; A Mother’s Prayer; Ralph Stanley; Sara Evans, Billy Smith, Terry Smith; Rebel Records
WINNER Mama’s Teaching Angels How to Sing; Naturally; The Isaacs; Dottie Rambo; Gaither Music Group
Precious Memories; Drive Time; Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver; JBF Wright; Crossroads Records
The Water is Calling; Already Home; Marcy Each; Marcy Each, Lyn Rowell; Vine Records

Country Recorded Song of the Year (category 16)
Song; album; artist; writer; label (award given to the Artist and Songwriter, if other than the Artist)
Dreamin’ Wide Awake; Dreamin’ Wide Awake; Doug Anderson; Joel Lindsey, Wayne Haun; StowTown
WINNER Good Things Are Happening; Reach Out; Karen Peck & New River; Wayne Haun, Sonya Isaacs; Daywind
I Get To; Expecting Good Things; Jeff & Sheri Easter; Wil Nance, Sherrie Austin, Steve Williams; Spring Hill Music Group, She Loved Music
Pray About Everything; Breathe Deep; Guy Penrod; Bob Regan, Jeff Stevens; Servant Records
Why Me; The Song Lives On; Jason Crabb (feat. William Lee Golden and Bill Gaither); Kris Kristofferson; Gaither Music Group

Urban Recorded Song of the Year (category 17)
Song; album; artist; writer; label (award given to the Artist and Songwriter, if other than the Artist)
All I Need feat. Chris Lee; Captured; FLAME; Marcus Gray, Chris Lee Cobbins; Clear Sight Music
Make It Loud; Make It Loud; Martha Munizzi; Martha Munizzi, Danielle Munizzi, Khristian Dentley; Martha Munizzi Music
Sovereign King; From the Heart; Deborah; Deborah Oluyemi, Junior Williams; Zoe Records
WINNER Sweeter; The Love Album; Kim Burrell; Kathy Burrell, Shanachie Records
Window; Dominionaire, Canton Jones; Canton Jones; CAJO International

Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year (category 18)
Song; album; artist; writer; label (award given to the Artist and Songwriter, if other than the Artist)
God Is Great; Keep Living; Ricky Dillard & New G; John Lakin; Light Records
Here Comes Jesus; Faroe Islands; Russ Taff; Chuck Cannon, Russ Taff; Spring Hill Music
WINNER Hold On; Change The Atmosphere; Christ Tabernacle Choir; Wayne Haun, Steve Carey, Matthew Garinger; Vine
I Saw the Light; The Song Lives On; Jason Crabb; Hank Williams; Gaither Music Group
Let the Church Say Amen; The Journey; Andrae Crouch; Andrae Crouch; Riverphlo Entertainment

Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year (category 19)
Song; album; artist; writer; label (award given to the Artist and Songwriter, if other than the Artist)
He Has His Hands On You; Here I Am; Marvin Sapp; Stan Jones; Verity Records
WINNER I Smile; Hello Fear; Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, James Harris, Terry Lewis, Fred Tackett; Verity
I’d Rather Have Jesus; The Song Lives On; Jason Crabb; George Beverly, Shea Rhea F. Miller; Gaither Music Group
The Promise; The Journey; Andrae Crouch; Andrae Crouch, Luther Mano Hanes; Riverphlo Entertainment
What I Have I Give; Treasures Unseen; Beyond The Ashes; Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey, Depp Britt; Vine Records

Worship Song of the Year (category 20)
Song; writer; publisher (awards given to writer and publisher)
Beautiful Things; Michael Gungor, Lisa Gungor; WorshipTogether.com Songs
Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me); Mark Hall, Michael Bleecker; My Refuge Music, Word Music, Sony/ATV Tree Publishing
Hosanna; Brooke Ligertwood; Hillsong Music Publishing
I Give Myself Away; William McDowell, Sam Hinn; Delivery Room Publishing
When the Stars Burn Down; Jonathan Lee, Jennie Riddle; UNIVERSAL MUSIC- BRENTWOOD BENSON TUNES (SESAC), JLEE PUBLSIHING (SESAC)
WINNER Your Great Name; Michael Neale, Krissy Nordhoff; Integrity’s Praise! Music (BMI), Two Nords Music (ASCAP)

Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year (category 21)
Album; artist; producer; label (Award given to the Artist and Producer, if other than the Artist)
Backlight; Tedashi; PRO, Alex Medina, Joseph Prielozny, Geeda, Cheesebeats, Dion (DFREE) Burroughs, Benjah, SKy, Street Symphony, DJ Official, PK ; Reach Records
Captured; FLAME; Lamontt Blackshire, Andrew Ngariuku, Courtney Peebles, Stephen Towns, Abraham Olaleye, Derek Johnson, Alex Hitchens, Brandon Shockley, Dion, Burroughs, Alex Medina; Clear Sight Music
Culture Shock; Jai; Demond Wilson, Adam Johnson, Jaime Williams, Brandon Camphor, Courtney Peebles, Will Stern, Aziel Gonzales, Steven Abramsamadu, James Morales, Gene Payton; Outlet Music Group
WINNER Rehab: The Overdose; Lecrae; Lecrae, Torrance Esmond,Kadence, Tony “Stone” Shepherd, D-Flow (Thebrassman), Dunlap Exclusive, CheeseBeats, Joseph Prielozny, PK, DJ Official ; Reach Records
The Whole Truth; D.A. Truth; JR C Peebles, Levin Wooten, Lee Jerkins, Jamal Mccoy, Eric Greene, IsRael Music, Darion Javon, Paris Jackson, Jeremy Ervins, Mark Mims, G.P, Joel Gurrero, Gabriel Ramirez, Manuel Ferrer, Napoleon Rincon, Jason Cruz, Jeff Adams ; 220 Entertainment Group/Xite

Rock Album of the Year (category 22)
Album; artist; producer; label (Award given to the Artist and Producer, if other than the Artist)
Control; Abandon; Christpher Stevens, Paul Moak, Josh Silverberg; EMI CMG
Until We Have Faces; Red; Rob Graves; Essential Records
WINNER Vice Verses; Switchfoot; Neal Avron; EMI CMG
What I’ve Become; Ashes Remain; Rob Hawkins; Fair Trade
With Shivering Hearts We Wait; Blindside; Mike Plotnikoff, Igor Khoroshev; Fair Trade Services, LLC

Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year (category 23)
Ad Astra Per Aspera; Abandon Kansas; Mark Lee Townsend; Gotee Records
Come Home; Luminate; Ed Cash, Paul Moak, Ben Glover; EMI CMG
Crazy Love; Hawk Nelson; Ian Eskelin; BEC Recordings
Mountains Move; Kristian Stanfill; Jason Ingram, Rusty Varenkamp; EMI CMG
WINNER The Reckoning; NEEDTOBREATHE; Rick Beato, Greg Wells, NEEDTOBREATHE; Atlantic Records

Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year (category 24)
Album; artist; producer; label (Award given to the Artist and Producer, if other than the Artist)
A Beautiful Life; MIKESCHAIR; Matt Brownlewee; Curb Records
WINNER Blessings; Laura Story; Nathan Nockels; Fair Trade Services, LLC
Hundred More Years; Francesca Battistelli; Ian Eskelin; Fervent
One Song at a Time; Jamie-Grace; Chris Stevens, David Garcia, Arch Nemesiz; Gotee Records
What If We Were Real; Mandisa; Christopher Stevens, David Garcia, Dan Muckala, Chance Scogins; EMI CMG

Inspirational Album of the Year (category 25)
Album; artist; producer; label (Award given to the Artist and Producer, if other than the Artist)
A Man Like Me; Wes Hampton; Gordon Mote, Michael English, Nathan Zwald, Wes Hampton; Gaither Music Group
Captivated; Nicole C. Mullen; Ed Cash; Maranatha! Music
Faroe Islands; Russ Taff; Jakup Zachariassen, Oli Poulsen, Niclas Johanneson, Kristoffer Morkore; Spring Hill Music
God is Able; HILLSONG; Joel Houston, Reuben Morgan, Ben Fielding; Hillsong Music Australia
WINNER Hope Of The Broken World; Selah; Jason Kyle, Todd Smith, Allan Hall, Bernie Herms; Curb Records

Southern Gospel Album of the Year (category 26)
Album; artist; producer; label (Award given to the Artist and Producer, if other than the Artist)
A Lifetime of Music; John Hagee, Michael Sykes, David Huntsinger; Difference Media
Miracles & Memories; Bowling Family; Kathy Hannah; Big Ten House of Music
Part of the Family; Collingsworth Family; Wayne Haun; StowTown
WINNER Reach Out; Karen Peck & New River; Wayne Haun; Daywind
The Song Lives On; Jason Crabb; Bill Gaither; Gaither Music Group

Bluegrass Album of the Year (category 27)
Album; artist; producer; label (Award given to the Artist and Producer, if other than the Artist)
A Mother’s Prayer; Ralph Stanley; Ralph Stanley II; Rebel Records
Family Chain; John Bowman; John Bowman, Ben Issacs, Jimmy Edmonds; Pisgah Ridge
WINNER Grassroots Rambos; Rambo McGuire; Dony McGuire; Rambo McGuire Records
Indescribable: Bluegrass Meets Worship; Chigger Hill Boys & Terri; Mark Dunham; Daywind
Satisfied; Paul Williams & The Victory Trio; Paul Williams; Rebel Records

Country Album of the Year (category 28)
Album; artist; producer; label (Award given to the Artist and Producer, if other than the Artist)
Brighter One; Marshall Hall; Marshall Hall, Jay DeMarcus, Michael English; Daywind
WINNER Dreamin’ Wide Awake; Doug Anderson; Wayne Haun; StowTown
Family Ties; Wilburn & Wilburn; Ben Isaacs; Daywind
Going Places; Crabb Revival; Michael Sykes; Daywind
New Day; The Martins; Jay DeMarcus; Gaither Music Group

Urban Album of the Year (category 29)
Album; artist; producer; label (Award given to the Artist and Producer, if other than the Artist)
Angel & Chanelle; Trin-i-tee 5:7; Steven Saxton, Andrew Scott, PJ Morton, Tito Ali, Stan Jones, Brendan Brady, Fred Jerkins III, Imani Pressley, Rockwilder & Flip, David Mullen; Music World Gospel
WINNER Church on the Moon; Deitrick Haddon; Deitrick Haddon, Cordell Walton, Blaze, AJ Encore, Ebony Eugene Suber, David Haddon, Calvin Frazier, Fred Jerkins III, wowJones; Verity Gospel Music Group
From Now On; Dawkins & Dawkins; Dawkins & Dawkins, Antonio Dixon, Osinachi Nwaneri; Light Records
Something Big; Mary Mary; Jazz Nixon, Warryn Campbell, Matt Edwards, Gerald Haddon, LaMar Edwards; Columbia Records
The Next Dimension; GI; Lamonte Harris, Curtis Langley, Marlon Anderson, Levi King, Tavis Simmons , Michael Clemmons, Derek Clark, Teraike Crawford, Joeworn Martin, Matthew Montgomery; BGA Music Group

Traditional Gospel Album of the Year (category 30)
Album; artist; producer; label (Award given to the Artist and Producer, if other than the Artist)
How I Got Over; Smokie Norful; Jason Tyson, Smokie Norful; EMI Gospel
If You Didn’t Know Now You Know; Norman Hutchins; Michael Bereal; Vicki Lataillade; Sueekey Entertainment/IR Music Group
WINNER Promises; Richard Smallwood; Steven Ford, Richard Smallwood, Donald Lawrence, Daniel Weatherspoon; Verity Gospel Music Group
The Legacy Project; John P. Kee; John P. Kee; Verity Records
XV Live; Chicago Mass Choir; Percy Gray, Jr., Jeral Gray, Sr.; New Haven Records

Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year (category 31)
Album; artist; producer; label (Award given to the Artist and Producer, if other than the Artist)
Becoming; Yolanda Adams; Steve Bracey; N House Music Group
Change The Atmosphere; Christ Tabernacle Choir; Wayne Haun, Kevin Ward, Steve Carey; Vine Records
Committed; Committed; Deke Sharon, Ed Boyer; Epic
WINNER Hello Fear; Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, Shaun Martin; Verity Gospel Music Group
Make It Loud; Martha Munizzi; Martha Munizzi, Daniel Munizzi, Khristian Dentley; Martha Munizzi Music

Instrumental Album of the Year (category 32)
Album; artist; producer; label (Award given to the Artist and Producer, if other than the Artist)
A Moments Peace, Vol. 3; Great Worship Songs Players; Christopher Phillips; Great Worship Songs (Universal Music Christian Group)
Feedback; Derek Webb; Derek Webb, Joshua Moore; INO Records
Inspirational Moods: Inspiring Hymns featuring Piano and Orchestra; Michael Omartian; Michael Omartian; Green Hill Productions
Jesus Calling: Instrumental Songs For Devotion; Various Artists; Steve Ivey; Sparrow Records
WINNER Unfailing Love: 20 Worship Songs of Comfort and Peace; Stan Whitmire; Stan Whitmire; Green Hill Productions

Childrens Music Album of the Year (category 33)
Album; artist; producer; label (Award given to the Artist and Producer, if other than the Artist)
From The Inside out For Kids; Kids Choir; Matt Huesmann & Steve Ivey; Sparrow Records
Great Worship Songs For Kids, Vol. 5; Great Worship Songs Kids Praise Band – Dale Mathews, Luke Gambill, Johnathan Crumpton, Stacey Willbur, Daniel Deffenbaugh, John Andrade; Great Worship Songs
WINNER Groovy; Denver and the Mile High Orchestra; Denver Bierman, Jamie Statema, Darren Rust; Go Fish Kids Records
Hosanna! Today’s Top Worship Songs for Kids; VeggieTales feat. Mark Hall from Casting Crowns and Amy Grant; Scott Williamson; Big Idea Entertainment
I Am A Promise; Gaither Vocal Band; Bill Gaither, Ben Isaacs; Gaither Music Group

Spanish Language Album of the Year (category 34)
Album; artist; producer; label (Award given to the Artist and Producer, if other than the Artist)
25 Concierto Conmemorativo; Marcos Witt; Marcos Witt, Sergio González, Roberto Prado; CanZion
De Vuelta Al Jardin; Christine D’Clario; Elijah Mosley, Integrity Music
Dile Al Corazon Que Camine; Jacobo Ramos; Onis Rodriguez; Integrity Music
Más fuerte que nunca; Coalo Zamorano; Coalo Zamorano, Chris Rocha, Mike X Zúñinga; CanZion
Somos uno; Generación 12; Lorena Castellanos & Iván Contreras; CanZion
WINNER Top 25 Cantos de Alabanza 2012; Various; Phil Sillas; Maranatha! Music

Special Event Album of the Year (category 35)
Album; artist; producer; label (Award given to the Artist and Producer, if other than the Artist)
Ashes To Fire: Songs of Remembrance and Celebration of the Passion; Greg Baggett, Dan Dean, Allie Lapointe, Bethany Case, Kelly Burton, Nick Robertson, Erin Maynor, Lauren Chandler, Maurice Carter, Mark Harris; Dave Clark; Maranatha! Music
Medicine: Live At The Black Academy; Ruben Studdard, Jasmine Guy, Ann Nesby; Sam “Shake” Anderson, Curtis King; MCG Records
Passion: Here For You; Chris Tomlin, Christy Nockels, David Crowder Band, Lecrae, Matt Redman, Kristian Stanfill, ; Nathan Nockels; Sparrow/SixSteps
The Journey; Andrae Crouch; Luther “Mano” Hanes; Riverphlo Entertainment
WINNER The Story; Matthew West, Leigh Nash from Sixpence None the Richer, Mark Hall & Megan Garret from Casting Crowns, Brandon Heath, Bart Millard from Mercy Me, Michael Tait From Newsboys, Blanca Callahan from Group 1 Crew, Lecrae, Chris Tomlin, Peter Furler, Mandisa, Todd Smith from Selah, Michael W Smith, Jeremy Camp, Dan Haseltine from Jars of Clay, Matt Hammit from Sanctus Real, Steven Curtis Chapman, Natalie Grant, Mac Powell from Third Day, Nichole Nordeman, Amy Grant, Francesca Battistelli, Darlene Zschech; Bernie Herms, Brown Bannister; EMI, Provident, Word

Christmas Album of the Year (category 36)
Album; artist; producer; label (Award given to the Artist and Producer, if other than the Artist)
A Skaggs Family Christmas Volume 2; Ricky Skaggs, Buck White, Sharon White, Cheryl White, Molly Skaggs, Luke Skaggs, Rachel Leftwich; Ricky Skaggs; Skaggs Family Records
Christmas Hope; Benjamin Utecht; David Grow, Brian Siewart, David Hamilton; Green Hill Productions
Christmas in Diverse City; TobyMac featuring Leigh Nash, Owl City, Jamie-Grace, Nirva Ready, Maj, Bage Real, Liquid, Superherose, Arch Nemesis, Tim Rosenau, Toddiefunk, Byron “Mr Talbox Chambers”; Toby McKeehan, Christopher Stevens, Mike Woods, David Garcia, Victor Oquendo, SUPERHEROSE, Tre Corley, Arch Nemeciz, Tim Rosenau, Matthew Edwards, DOA Allen for the DESIGNATED HITTERS, Todde (toddiefunk) Lawton, Byron ‘Mr. Talkbox” Chambers; ForeFront Records
Irish Country Christmas; Craig Duncan; Craig Duncan; Green Hill Productions
WINNER Oh For Joy; David Crowder*Band; David Crowder*Band; SixSteps/ Sparrow Records

Praise and Worship Album of the Year (category 37)
Album; artist; producer; label (Award given to the Artist and Producer, if other than the Artist)
10,000 Reasons; Matt Redman; Nathan Nockels; EMI CMG
Aftermath; Hillsong UNITED; Michael Guy Chislett, Joel Houston, James Rudder; EMI CMG
WINNER And If Our God is For Us…; Chris Tomlin; Ed Cash, Dan Muckala; EMI CMG
Ghosts Upon The Earth; Gungor; Michael Gungor, Lisa Gungor, John Arndt; Brash Music
Make It Loud; Martha Munizzi; Daniel Munizzi, Khristian Dentley, Martha Munizzi; Martha Munizzi Music

Musical of the Year (category 38)
Title; creator; publisher (award given to creator)
Come and Adore Him; Dave Clark, Steve W. Mauldin;Lillenas Publishing Company
WINNER Down From His Glory; Mike Speck;Lillenas Publishing Company
Gone; Geron Davis; SpiritSound Music Group
Love Won; Kenna Turner West; Daywind
Mary, Did You Know? A Ready to Sing Christmas; Russell Mauldin, Sue C. Smith, Johnathan Crumpton; Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing

Youth/Childrens Musical of the Year (category 39)
Title; creator; publisher (award given to creator)
Extreme, Songs for Modern Youth Choir; Cliff Duren, Johnathan Crumpton; Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing
WINNER God of This City; Susie Williams, David Ebensberger, Luke Gambill; Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing
Help! My Kids Have to Sing at Christmas!; Cherry Garasi; Lillenas Publishing Company
The Amazing Grace Race; Celeste Clydesdale, David T. Clydesdale; Word Music
The Great Christmas Giveaway; Celeste Clydesdale, David T. Clydesdale; Word Music

Choral Collection of the Year (category 40)
Title; creator; publisher (award given to creator)
A Brooklyn Tabernacle Christmas;Carol Cymbala, Jason Webb; Word Music
WINNER Everlasting Praise 3; Mike Speck, Stan Whitmire;Lillenas Publishing Company
O What A Savior; Dave Clark, Steve W. Mauldin; Lillenas Publishing Company
Ready to Sing the Songs of Bill and Gloria Gaither; Russell Mauldin, Johnathan Crumpton; Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing
When the Stars Burn Down; Travis Cottrell; Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing

Recorded Music Packaging (category 41)
Product; Artist; art director; graphic artist; illustrator/photographer; label (award given to art director, graphic artist, illustrator/photographer if other than artist)
A Way To See In The Dark/Sp Ed.; Jason Gray; Joanna Dee; Joanna Dee; Jimmy Abegg; Centricity Music
Burlap To Cashmere; Burlap To Cashmere; Theodore Pagano; Sean Mosher Smith; Chris Phelps; Essential Records, Jive Records
WINNER Christmas In Diverse City; TobyMac; Jan Cook; Eddy Boer for Boerhaus; Lee Stephen, Ryan Lampa, Nick West; EMI CMG
Leveller – Deluxe Box; August Burns Red; Invisible Creature; Ryan Clark; Jordan Crane; Cory Morton; Solid State Records
This Is What We Believe/Deluxe; Aaron Shust; Joanna Dee; Joanna Dee; Laura Dart; Centricity Records

Short Form Music Video of the Year (category 42)
Title; artist; director; producer; production company; label (award given to artist, director, producer if other than artist)
7&70; Chris August; Evan Kaufmann, Randy Peterson; Detail Film; Fervent Records
A Thousand Generations; Sean Spicer with Tilly Cryar; Dustin Marcellino; Yochanan Marcellino; City of Peace Films; City of Peace Media
As For Me And My House; John Waller; Dustin Marcellino; Yochanan Marcellino; City of Peace Films; City of Peace Media
Crazy Love; Hawk Nelson; John Reuben; BEC Recordings
Feed The Machine; Red; Erwin Brothers; Dan Atchison; Alabama Production Group; Essential Records
I Lift My Hands; Chris Tomlin; Nathan Corrona; Nathan Corrona; Dustbrand Films; EMI CMG
Miracles; Newsboys; TK McKamy; Josh Edwards; Revolution Pictures; inpop Records
WINNER You Are More; Tenth Avenue North; Wes Edwards; Drew Langer; Ruckus Films; Reunion Records

Long Form Music Video of the Year (category 43)
Title; artist; director; producer; production company; label (award given to artist, director, producer if other than artist)
A Skaggs Family Christmas LIVE; Ricky Skaggs, Buck White, Sharon White, Cheryl White, Molly Skaggs, Luke Skaggs, and Rachel Leftwich; Matt Coale; Ricky Skaggs,Billy Paul Jones, and Charlotte Scott; RS Entertainment Inc.; Skaggs Family Records
WINNER Fear Not Tomorrow; The Collingsworth Family; Curt Casassa; Jim Hammond; P&KC Music; P&KC Music
Tent Revival Homecoming; Bill & Gloria Gaither and Homecoming Friends; Doug Stuckey; Bill Gaither, Barry Jennings, Bill Carter; Gaither Television Productions; Gaither Music Group
The Song Lives On; Jason Crabb; Doug Stuckey; Bill Gaither; Gaither Television Productions; Gaither Music Group
Yahweh; Hillsong Chapel; Luke Irvine; Joel Houston, Reuben Morgan, Ben Fielding; EMI CMG

 

That’s a Wrap! Atlanta Hosts 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards, a Night of Incredible Diversity

natalie_grant_sqNatalie Grant accepts her fifth Female Vocalist win last night at the Dove Awards. The honor was presented by Yolanda Adams, Angie Stone, Karen Peck and Crystal Lewis after their opening performance.

Gospel music’s top artists returned to the historic Fox Theater last night for the 43rd Annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Jason Crabb took home top honors, winning Male Vocalist and Artist of the Year.

“To be honest I thought, ‘well, we’re probably not going to take anything home this year,’” Crabb told watchgmctv.com. “When they said my name, I couldn’t believe it. I know a lot of people say that, but this is the truth. I wish anybody could hear my heart because I really couldn’t believe it. I’m very, very thankful.”

Chonda Pierce and David Mann served as co-hosts of the televised portion of the event, which will premiere Tuesday at 8 pm et on gmc, with a special encore at 10 pm et. The show kicked off with a performance by Angie Stone, Yolanda Adams, Crystal Lewis and Karen Peck that included Peck belting out “I Go to the Rock” in tribute to the late Whitney Houston, who performed the Dottie Rambo classic on the Doves in 1998.

Hometown girl and college student Jamie-Grace captured the Dove for New Artist of the Year. She was emotional over her win, marveling at how much her life had changed since she attended her prom at the Fox Theater just four years ago. “It was the Georgia Homeschool Prom. Yes, we do have friends,” she said good-naturedly referring to the homeschool community.

The 19-year-old artist, who struggles with Tourette’s Syndrome, recalls meeting the group ZOEgirl. She was embarrassed by her ticks, but one of the members told her how beautiful she was and that encouragement fueled her desire to pursue her dreams.

Natalie Grant received her fifth win in the Female Vocalist category. Surprised, she said, “I am totally speechless,” as she collected her trophy. “I’m so honored to be in a category with some unbelievable female artists who all deserve to be standing here.”

Laura Story took home the Dove for Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year for Blessings. The title track won both Song of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song categories. Looking radiant, the expectant mother joked with the press that she thought about going to Dick’s Sporting Goods to buy a tent to wear for the event, and revealed that she learned only seven hours ago that she and her husband would be welcoming a baby girl. “She’ll be my new release!” she laughed. The self-effacing artist also praised Mandisa, with whom she’s been touring, and added that although they’ve become good friends their styles are very different. “It’s like glitter meets granola,” the singer/songwriter said, “or bling meets Birkenstock.”

Stirring performances by artists from contemporary gospel duo Mary Mary and hip-hop frontrunner Lecrae, who took home honors for Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year, to worship artist Kari Jobe made the evening a shining example of talented individuals coming together for a united purpose.

It was a night of firsts for some of the industry’s veteran artists. Though they weren’t on hand to accept their award, the Perrys won Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year for “Celebrate Me Home,” penned by Wayne Haun and Joel Lindsey. It was a big night for Karen Peck and New River. After more than two decades of music ministry, the trio took home their first Dove Awards, winning in the Country Recorded Song of the Year category for “Good Things Are Happening” and Southern Gospel Album of the Year for Reach Out.

“Having a Dove was on my bucket list,” Peck told gmc backstage, “but I didn’t think we would win. We were jumping up and down… We’ve been together 21 years. We’re living proof that some things don’t happen overnight.”

Though absent from the festivities, NEEDTOBREATHE earned three Doves, including Group of the Year. Selah won Inspirational Recorded Song and Album for “Hope of the Broken World,” and group member Todd Smith was on hand to accept.

Kirk Franklin collected the Dove for Contemporary Gospel Album for Hello Fear and his hit single “I Smile” won Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song.

Another highlight was the special salute to the legendary Russ Taff featuring performances by Jason Crabb, Wess Morgan and Donnie McClurkin singing a medley of hits like “Ain’t No Grave” and “We Will Stand.” “I’ve been on the road 36 years,” Taff told gmc backstage. “Back when I started there wasn’t Internet or all this other kind of stuff. The only way I would hear if I was having an effect was word of mouth, but tonight for the industry to say ‘Russ we appreciate what you’ve done and we appreciate the songs you brought.’ It makes me want to keep going. I’m fired up!”

Copyright 2012, watchgmctv.com.

About the Writer

Deborah Evans Price has covered Christian/Gospel music for Billboard magazine since 1994. She also contributes regularly to CountryWeekly, CMA Close Up, Devo’Zine, Christian Single, HomeLife, BMI Music World, and other publications. A Nashville resident since 1983, Deborah has held editorial posts at Radio & Records, Country News, American Songwriter and Billboard. Amy Grant, Trace Adkins, Brad Paisley, Charlie Daniels, 3 Doors Down, Third Day, Don Henley, Bon Jovi, Chris Rice, Sandra Bullock, Mercy Me, Alan Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Carrie Underwood and Steven Curtis Chapman are among her many interviews. Additionally, she’s a sought-after music industry analyst who has been interviewed on CNN, MSNBC, TNN, The Today Show, and ABC PrimeTime Live, among other outlets.Deborah is a member of the Gospel Music Association’s board of directors and a graduate of Leadership Music. She resides south of Nashville with her husband, Gary, and son Trey.