BMI Writers Soar at Doves

Posted in News on May 5, 2002

Many of BMI's top Gospel music creators claimed trophies at the 33rd Annual Dove Awards in Nashville (4/25). With his first solo project as Toby Mac, dc Talk member Toby McKeehan scored in three categories, collecting six Doves total: Producer of the Year, Best Rap/Hip Hop/Dance Recorded Song ("Somebody's Watching Me" -- artist, writer, producer), and Best Rap/Hip Hop/Dance Album (Momentum -- artist, producer). Michael-Anthony Taylor and CeCe Winans each won in two categories, for album and single projects.

Pictured (left to right, top to bottom): Toby McKeehan, CeCe Winans, Kirk Franklin, Kevin Max, Michael Tait, Pillar, Rebecca St. James, Steven Curtis Chapman, Jeff and Sheri Easter, Tina Sadler, and Erin O'Donnell

Other victors included Duane Allen, Cedric Caldwell, Steven Curtis Chapman, Kirk Franklin, Jeff & Sheri Easter, the Easter Brothers, Emilio Estefan, Jr., Fred Hammond, Bruce Haynes, Monroe Jones, Kevin Max, Oak Ridge Boys, Erin O'Donnell, Pillar (and its members Rob Beckley, Travis Jenkins, Brad Noone and Michael Wittig), Freddy Pinero, Jr., Tina Sadler, Pete Stewart, Rebecca St. James, Michael Tait and Jose Miguel Velasquez.

BMI's 2002 Dove Awards Winners

Producer of the Year
Toby McKeehan

Rap/Hip Hop/Dance Recorded Song
"Somebody's Watching Me"
Toby McKeehan
Michael-Anthony Taylor

Hard Music Recorded Song
"Live For Him"
Pillar (Rob Beckley, Travis Jenkins, Brad Noone and Michael Wittig)

Southern Gospel Recorded Song
"He's Watching Me, I Do Believe"
Tina Sadler, writer

Bluegrass Recorded Song
"Thank You, Lord, For Your Blessings On Me"
Easter Brothers (Russell Easter, James Easter and Edd Easter)

Country Recorded Song
"Goin' Away Party"
Jeff & Sheri Easter
Bruce Haynes, writer

Urban Recorded Song
"Thank You"
Kirk Franklin

Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song
"Anybody Wanna Pray?"
CeCe Winans
CeCe Winans and Cedric Caldwell, writers

Rap/Hip Hop/Dance Album
Toby Mac
Toby McKeehan, Michael-Anthony Taylor and Pete Stewart, producers

Rock Album
Come Together
Monroe Jones, producer

Pop/Contemporary Album
Steven Curtis Chapman

Country Album
From The Heart

The Oak Ridge Boys
Duane Allen, producer

Urban Album
Just Remember Christmas
Fred Hammond

Contemporary Gospel Album
CeCe Winans

CeCe Winans

Spanish Language Album
Mi Corazon
Emilio Estefan, Jr., Freddy Pinero, Jr., and Jose Miguel Velasquez, producers

Special Event Album
Prayer Of Jabez

Erin O'Donnell, Rebecca St. James, Michael Tait and Kevin Max