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BMI Christian Artists Win Big at 2012 Dove Awards

Posted in News on April 23, 2012
Jason Crabb celebrates one of his two big wins at the 2012 Dove Awards.
Jason Crabb celebrates one of his two big wins at the 2012 Dove Awards. Photo: AP Photo/John Bazemore

The 43rd annual Dove Awards celebrated Christian music’s top artists, songwriters, albums and songs on Thursday, April 19 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. The winners’ list features established BMI favorites alongside exciting up-and-comers, underscoring the strength and diversity of BMI’s extensive faith-based repertoire.

Jason Crabb took home two huge wins: Male Vocalist and Artist of the Year. Rock outfit NEEDTOBREATHE earned Group of the Year, Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year for “Slumber” and Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year for The Reckoning.

2012 BMI Trailblazers of Gospel honoree Kirk Franklin clinched wins for Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year thanks to “I Smile,” as well as Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year for the acclaimed Hello Fear.

Top-tier songwriter and producer Wayne Haun claimed a staggering five trophies. Haun co-wrote Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year winner “Celebrate Me Home” with fellow BMI hit-maker Joel Lindsey; as well as Karen Peck & New River’s “Good Things Are Happening,” which garnered Country Recorded Song of the Year. As a producer, Haun won hardware for Souther Gospel Album and Country Album of the Year.

Christian music great Chris Tomlin scored the Praise and Worship Album of the Year win for And If Our God is For Us…, an honor he shares with producer Ed Cash, who also took home a Dove for Producer of the Year

For a complete list of winners and more information, visit www.doveawards.com.

Male Vocalist of the Year
Jason Crabb

Group of the Year
NEEDTOBREATHE

Artist of the Year
Jason Crabb

Producer of the Year
Ed Cash

Rock Recorded Song of the Year
“Dark Horses”
Vice Verses Switchfoot

Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year

“Slumber”
The Reckoning
NEEDTOBREATHE
Co-written by Bo Rinehart

Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year
“Hope of the Broken World”
Hope of the Broken World
Written by Carl Cartee and Jennie Riddle

Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year
“Celebrate Me Home”
Blue Skies Coming
The Perrys
Written by Joel Lindsey and Wayne Haun

Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year
“Mama’s Teaching Angels How to Sing”
Naturally
The Isaacs

Country Recorded Song of the Year
“Good Things Are Happening”
Reach Out
Karen Peck & New River
Written by Wayne Haun and Sonya Isaacs

Urban Recorded Song of the Year
“Sweeter”
The Love Album
Kim Burrell
Written by Kathy Burrell

Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year
“Hold On”
Change the Atmosphere
Written by Wayne Haun, Steve Carey and Matthew Garinger

Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year
“I Smile”
Hello Fear
Kirk Franklin
Co-written by Kirk Franklin

Worship Song of the Year
“Your Great Name”
Co-written by Michael Neale

Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year
Rehab: The Overdose
Co-produced by Torrance Esmond

Rock Album of the Year
Vice Verses
Switchfoot

Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year
The Reckoning
NEEDTOBREATHE
Co-produced by Rick Beato and NEEDTOBREATHE

Inspirational Album of the Year
Hope of the Broken World
Co-produced by Bernie Herms

Southern Gospel Album of the Year
Reach Out
Karen Peck & New River
Produced by Wayne Haun

Country Album of the Year
Dreamin’ Wide Awake
Produced by Wayne Haun

Urban Album of the Year
Church on the Moon
Deitrick Haddon
Co-produced by Fred Jenkins, Deitrick Haddon, Blaze, David Haddon, Calvin Frazier, Fred Jerkins III

Traditional Gospel Album of the Year
Promises
Richard Smallwood
Co-produced by Steven Ford, Richard Smallwood and Donald Lawrence

Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year
Hello Fear
Kirk Franklin
Co-produced by Kirk Franklin

Instrumental Album of the Year
Unfailing Love: 20 Worship Songs of Comfort and Peace
Stan Whitmire
Produced by Stan Whitmire

Special Event Album of the Year
The Story
Mark Hall from Casting Crowns, Michael Tait From Newsboys, Chris Tomlin, Dan Haseltine from Jars of Clay, Steven Curtis Chapman
Co-produced by Bernie Herms

Praise and Worship Album of the Year
And If Our God is For Us…
Chris Tomlin
Co-produced by Ed Cash

Musical of the Year
Down From His Glory
Mike Speck

Youth/Childrens Musical of the Year
God of This City
Arranged by Susie Williams and David Ebensberger

Choral Collection of the Year
Everlasting Praise 3
Arranged by Mike Speck and Stan Whitmire

Recorded Music Packaging of the Year
Christmas In Diverse City
TobyMac

Long Form Music Video of the Year
“Fear Not Tomorrow”
The Collingsworth Family