GMA Music Awards Honor Best in Gospel

Posted in News on May 26, 2004
Many of BMI's top gospel music talents were honored at the 35th Annual GMA Music Awards, presented by the Gospel Music Association at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville (4/28). Mark Hall of Casting Crowns earned the Dove for Songwriter of the Year. Cedric Caldwell, The Crabb Family, The Martins, Grits and Michael Tait each were named double winners at the ceremony, which was hosted by BMI Award-winner Yolanda Adams and Deion Sanders.

Casting Crowns

Other BMI Dove-winners included Dallas Austin, Blue Highway, Matt Bronleewe, Myron Butler, Chad Chapin, John Cooper, John Ginty, Lari Goss, Tob Hemby, Monroe Jones, Mookie, Alan O'Bryant, Robert Randolph, Relient K, Matt Rollings, Salvador, Rebecca St. James, Pete Stewart, Mark Stuart, Matthew Thiessen and Mark Lee Townsend.

The event will broadcast on UPN on May 28 at 8-10 p.m. ET/PT.

The Crabb Family

BMI's 2004 GMA Award Winners

Songwriter of the Year
Mark Hall of Casting Crowns

Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year
"Hallelujah Praise"
Cece Winans
and Cedric Caldwell, songwriters

Country Recorded Song of the Year
"Three Wooden Crosses"
Doug Johnson, songwriter

The Martins Grits

Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year
"So Many Years, So Many Blessings"
The Lewis Family; Wayne Haun, Cindi Ballard and Belinda Smith, songwriters

Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year (tie)
"The Cross"
The Crabb Family; Gerald Crabb, songwriter

"The Promise"
The Martins


Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year
Grits with Jennifer Knapp; Teron Carter, Stacy Jones, Kene Bell and Otto Price, songwriters

Modern Rock Album of the Year
Two Lefts Don't Make a Right...But Three Do
Relient K; Mark Lee Townsend and Matthew Thiessen, producers

Rock Album of the Year
Lose This Life
Tait; Michael Tait, Matt Bronleewe and Chad Chapin, producers

Blue Highway CeCe Winans

Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year
Stacie Orrico
Dallas Austin, Matt Rolling and Mookie, producers

Inspirational Album of the Year
Above It All
The Martins

Southern Gospel Album of the Year
The Walk
The Crabb Family; Jason Crabb, Adam Crabb and Aaron Crabb, producers

Rebecca St. James Robert Randolph Monroe Jones

Bluegrass Album of the Year
Wondrous Love
Blue Highway; Alan O'Bryant, producer

Urban Album of the Year
Robert Randolph & The Family Band; Robert Randolph and John Ginty, producers

Traditional Gospel Album of the Year
CeCe Winans Presents...The Born Again Church Choir
Cedric Caldwell, producer

Praise & Worship Album of the Year
Offerings II - All I Have to Give
Monroe Jones, producer

Relient K

Instrumental Album of the Year
An Acoustic Christmas
Tom Hemby; Tom Hemby, producer

Special Event Album of the Year
!Hero The Rock Opera
Michael Tait, Mark Stuart, Rebecca St. James, Pete Stewart, Grits and
John Cooper; Pete Stewart, producer

Choral Collection of the Year
High Praises
Lari Goss, producer


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