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
Rap/Hip Hop/Dance Recorded Song
"Somebody's Watching Me"
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
Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song
"Anybody Wanna Pray?"
CeCe Winans and Cedric Caldwell, writers
Rap/Hip Hop/Dance Album
Toby McKeehan, Michael-Anthony Taylor and Pete Stewart, producers
Monroe Jones, producer
Steven Curtis Chapman
From The Heart
The Oak Ridge Boys
Duane Allen, producer
Just Remember Christmas
Contemporary Gospel Album
Spanish Language Album
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