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BMI Honors Christian Music’s Finest at 2014 BMI Christian Awards

‘“Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)” Named Song of the Year;
Mark Hall, Brandon Heath, Aaron Lindsey, Matt Maher, TobyMac and Chris Tomlin Named Songwriters of the Year

Posted in News on June 18, 2014
The night’s big winners gather for a photo at the 2014 BMI Christian Awards in Nashville. Pictured are (l-r): BMI's Phil Graham, Song of the Year writer Scott Cash, Publisher of the Year Eddie DeGarmo of Capitol CMG Publishing, BMI's Leslie Roberts, Song of the Year writer Ed Cash, Songwriter of the Year and Song of the Year writer Chris Tomlin, Songwriter of the Year Brandon Heath, and BMI's Jody Williams.
The night’s big winners gather for a photo at the 2014 BMI Christian Awards in Nashville. Pictured are (l-r): BMI's Phil Graham, Song of the Year writer Scott Cash, Publisher of the Year Eddie DeGarmo of Capitol CMG Publishing, BMI's Leslie Roberts, Song of the Year writer Ed Cash, Songwriter of the Year and Song of the Year writer Chris Tomlin, Songwriter of the Year Brandon Heath, and BMI's Jody Williams. Photo: John Russell

Broadcast Music, Inc. honored the songwriters and publishers of the past year’s most performed Christian rock, contemporary Christian, inspirational, southern and urban gospel songs on U.S. Christian radio last night at the 2014 BMI Christian Awards. In addition, the invitation-only event, held at BMI’s Nashville offices on Music Row, named six Christian Songwriter of the Year award winners, including Mark Hall (“Already There,” “Jesus, Friend Of Sinners”), Brandon Heath (“Jesus in Disguise,” “Steal My Show”), Aaron Lindsey (“It’s Not Over [When God Is In It],” “My Testimony”), Matt Maher (“Lord, I Need You,” “White Flag”), TobyMac (“Steal My Show,” “You Lead”) and Chris Tomlin (“Whom Shall I Fear [God of Angel Armies],” “White Flag”). Tomlin also earned his first BMI Christian Song of the Year award for “Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies),” which was co-written with fellow BMI songwriters Ed Cash and Scott Cash, and published by Alletrop Music, McTyeire Music, S.D.G. Publishing, sixsteps Songs and Worship Together Music. Capitol CMG Publishing took home the award for BMI Christian Publisher of the Year.

Commenting on the winning songs, Jody Williams, BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Nashville, said, “I’m always amazed by the inspirational stories these songs provide to fans of Christian music and beyond. BMI is honored to represent the stakeholders of these meaningful copyrights.”

The ceremony kicked off with performances by Christian artist and American Idol finalist Danny Gokey, as well as talented up-and-comer Jon Guerra. Williams and BMI Director, Writer/Publisher Relations, Leslie Roberts, served as the evening’s hosts. A complete list of the 2014 BMI Christian Award winners is below.

SONG OF THE YEAR

“Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)”
Ed Cash
Scott Cash
Chris Tomlin
Alletrop Music
McTyeire Music
S.D.G. Publishing
sixsteps Songs
Worship Together Music

SONGWRITERS OF THE YEAR

Mark Hall
“Already There”
“Jesus, Friend of Sinners”

Aaron Lindsey
“It’s Not Over (When God Is In It)”
“My Testimony”

Toby McKeehan
“Steal My Show”
“You Lead”

Brandon Heath
“Jesus in Disguise”
“Steal My Show”

Matt Maher
“Lord, I Need You”
“White Flag

Chris Tomlin
“White Flag”
“Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)”

PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR

Capitol CMG Publishing
(Bridge Building Music, EMI CMG, Meaux Mercy Publishing, Universal Music-Brentwood Benson Songs, Worship Together Music)

It’s Not Over (When God Is In It)
Life & Favor (You Don’t Know My Story)
Lord, I Need You
My Testimony
Steal My Show
Take Me to the King
White Flag
Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)
You Are
You Lead

Award Winning Songs

ALMOST HOME
Scott Inman
Christian Taylor Music
Triumphant Quartet

ALREADY THERE
Mark Hall
Bernie Herms
G650 Music
My Refuge Music
Pure Note Music
Songs of Universal, Inc.
Sony/ATV Tree
Casting Crowns

AWESOME
Charles Jenkins
P Alex Publishing
Pastor Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago

BATTLE STAND
Rodney Birch
Asheville Music Publishing
The Old Paths

EVERY TIME I NEED HIM
Kyla Rowland
Canaanland Music
The Perrys

HELP ME FIND IT
Dave Frey
Ben McDonald
Dayspring Music
Sidewalk Prophets

I’M STILL AMAZED
Lee Black
Kenna West
Christian Taylor Music
Legacy 5

IT’S NOT OVER (WHEN GOD IS IN IT)
Israel Houghton
Aaron Lindsey
Ardent Media
Integrity’s Praise! Music
Meaux Mercy Publishing
Sound of the New Breed
Israel Houghton & New Breed featuring James Fortune & Jason Nelson

JESUS IN DISGUISE
Ross Copperman
Brandon Heath
Lee Thomas Miller
Chilkoot Music
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Itchy Baby Music
Ross Copperman Songs
Sony/ATV Tree
Writers of Sea Gayle Music
Brandon Heath

JESUS, FRIEND OF SINNERS
Mark Hall
My Refuge Music
Sony/ATV Tree
Casting Crowns

KINGS & QUEENS
Chuck Butler
Jord A Lil Music
Sony/ATV Tree
Audio Adrenaline

LIFE & FAVOR (YOU DON’T KNOW MY STORY)
John P. Kee
Bridge Building Music
Ja Twan Publishing
John P. Kee & New Life

LORD, I NEED YOU
Matt Maher
Valley of Songs Music
Worship Together Music
Matt Maher

MY TESTIMONY
Aaron Lindsey
Marvin Sapp
Ardent Media
Marvin L. Sapp Music
Universal Music-Brentwood Benson Songs
Marvin Sapp

ONE THING REMAINS
Christa Black
ChristaJoy Music
Kristian Stanfill

STEAL MY SHOW
Brandon Heath
Toby McKeehan
Chris Stevens
Achtober Songs
Chilkoot Music
LarryDavid Music
Meaux Mercy Publishing
Sony/ATV Tree
tobyMac

TAKE ME TO THE KING
Kirk Franklin
Universal Music-Brentwood Benson Songs
Tamela Mann featuring Kirk Franklin

THE I OF THE STORM
Kenny Kuykendall
Binion Music Group
The Old Paths

THE PROOF OF YOUR LOVE
Mia Fieldes
Luke Smallbone
Kilns Music
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
for KING & COUNTRY

WE WON’T BE SHAKEN
Jason Roy
Havery Publishing
Sony/ATV Tree
Building 429

WHITE FLAG
Matt Maher
Matt Redman (PRS)
Chris Tomlin
EMI CMG Publishing
S.D.G. Publishing
Sixsteps Songs
Valley of Songs Music
Worship Together Music
Chris Tomlin

WHO YOU ARE
Jason Walker
Dayspring Music
Unspoken

WHOM SHALL I FEAR (GOD OF ANGEL ARMIES)
Ed Cash
Scott Cash
Chris Tomlin
Alletrop Music
McTyeire Music
S.D.G. Publishing
Sixsteps Songs
Worship Together Music
Chris Tomlin

YOU ARE
busbee
Jared Martin
Rhyan Shirley
BMG Platinum Songs US
EMI CMG Publishing
Hello I Love You Music
JAM Writers Group
Jared Martin Music
Colton Dixon

YOU LEAD
Toby McKeehan
Gabriel Patillo
Achtober Songs
Songs of Gotee
Universal Music-Brentwood Benson Songs
Jamie Grace