|Gerald Crabb||Brendan Graham||Mark Hall|
All three were also praised when the main slate of Dove nominations were announced in February, including nods in the Song of the Year category. Crabb, a prolific Southern Gospel songwriter and father of the Crabb Family children, wrote the group's "Through the Fire." Graham co-wrote "You Raise Me Up," recorded by Selah. Hall, who won the GMA Songwriter of the Year prize in 2004, wrote "Who Am I" for his seven-times nominated group, Casting Crowns.
Founded in 1964, the 4,500-member Gospel Music Association is dedicated to exposing, promoting and celebrating the gospel through music. The GMA represents all styles of gospel music including contemporary pop, rock, urban gospel, praise & worship, Southern gospel, country and children's gospel music. The GMA produces the GMA Music Awards, which recognize achievement in all genres of gospel music and are voted on by members of the GMA.