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2008 Covenant Awards Nominees & Winners

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Hawk Nelson - 2008

Hawk Nelson - 2008

Tooth & Nail
Updated April 19, 2011
The Gospel Music Association Canada announced the nominees for the 2008 Covenant Awards in mid-October. A total of 55 Covenant Awards were then handed out on October 24 in a wide variety of categories. There was also a Lifetime Achievement Award given to Rhythm & News and a Blessings Fan Choice Award given to Jimmy Lalla.

2008 Covenant Awards Nominees & Winners

Country/Bluegrass Song of the Year
  • "The Prayer Song" - Steve Rain & Friends (Steve Rain) - Winner
  • "Brand New Day" - One Heart (Don Wilke)
  • "How You Live (Turn Up The Music)" - Point Of Grace (Cindy Morgan)
  • "No High Like The Most High" - Becky Thomas (Barry Medley)
  • "Timeless Love" - Claire Schira (Claire Schira)

Folk/Roots Song of the Year

  • "On The Blue" - Joel Augé (Joel Augé) - Winner
  • "Flame" - Keith Kitchen (Keith Kitchen)
  • "The Great Beyond" - Jacob Moon (Jacob Moon)
  • "His Peace" - Christine Crain (Danny Crain/Jennifer Russell)
  • "Salvation Station" - Newworldson (Joel Parisien/Mark Rogers/Richard Moore/Joshua Franklin Toal)

Inspirational Song of the Year

  • "Trust" - Adam Padfield (Adam Padfield) - Winner
  • "Change The World" - Gary Sharpe (Nathan Byle/Gary Sharpe)
  • "Empty And Beautiful" - Matt Maher (Matt Maher)
  • "Fleeting Breath" - Jill Hagen (Jill Hagen)
  • "Who Will Stand" - His Season (Laura Dugas)

Praise & Worship Song of the Year

  • "Reign In Us" - Starfield (Tim Neufeld/Jon Neufeld/Ben Glover) - Winner
  • "Answer The Call" - Steve Mitchinson (Steve Mitchinson)
  • "Great Things" - Jachin Mullen (Jachin Mullen/Tommy Walker)
  • "Your Grace Is Enough" - Matt Maher (Matt Maher/Chris Tomlin)
  • "You're Holy" - The University Of Toronto Gospel Choir (Rena Gaile/Mark Masri)

Rap/Hip-Hop Song of the Year

  • "Heat" - Fresh I.E. (Rob Wilson/Rob James) - Winner
  • "Crystal" - Fresh I.E. (Rob Wilson)
  • "Dancefloor" - Manic Drive (Shawn Cavallo)
  • "Don't Hesitate" - Malichi (Malichi Male/Derrick Hall/Asha Lapps/ DeShaun Jones/Ron Clarke)
  • "Good Day" - Manafest (Chris Greenwood/Adam Messinger)

Seasonal Song of the Year

  • "The Cry Of Bethlehem" - Ali Matthews (Ali Matthews) - Winner
  • "Heavenly Night" - Kelita (Kelita Haverland)
  • "She Lay Down (Her Only Child)" - Tara Dettman & Brett Fliesser (Glen Teeple/Jeff Teed/Martin Smith/Tara Dettman)
  • "Snow Falls" - Carried Away (Carried Away)
  • "This Christmas" - Jacob Moon (Jacob Moon/Glen Soderholm)

Folk/Roots Album of the Year

  • Salvation Station - Newworldson - Winner
  • Broomtree - Keith Kitchen
  • The Loop - Jacob Moon
  • Ordinary Places - Gayle Salmond
  • Shine - Christine Crain

Modern Rock/Alternative Album of the Year

  • To The Living - Jay And The Lovebirds - Winner
  • Black & White - Everyother
  • Hawk Nelson Is My Friend! - Hawk Nelson
  • Hello Kelly - Hello Kelly
  • A Single Strand - Kiros

Modern Worship Album of the Year

  • I Will Go - Starfield - Winner
  • Be The Change - Sois Le Changement/Sebastian Demrey
  • Hope Is Born Again - Elias
  • Mission - Revolution
  • One - Victory Christian Centre
  • Roar Of Heaven - Life Support

Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year

Praise & Worship Album of the Year

  • Empty & Beautiful - Matt Maher - Winner
  • On The Blue - Joel Augé
  • Open - Jachin Mullen
  • Surround - Jon Bauer
  • War Of Love - Steve Mitchinson

Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year

  • Lockjaw - Fresh I.E. - Winner
  • Citizens Activ - Manafest
  • I Guess That We've Grown Up - Curbside Philosophy

Recorded Song of the Year

  • "Hosanna" - Starfield - Winner
  • "Awaken" - Jon Bauer
  • "Deep Calls To Deep" - Steve Bell
  • "Salvation Station" - Newworldson
  • "She Lay Down (Her Only Child)" - Tara Dettman & Brett Fliesser

Song of the Year

  • "Love Is The Anchor" - Greg Sczebel (Greg Sczebel) - Winner
  • "Awaken" - Jon Bauer (Jon Bauer)
  • "Beautiful" - Amanda Falk (Malynda Zacharias/Marshall Zacharias/Amanda Falk)
  • "How You Live (Turn Up The Music)" - Point Of Grace (Cindy Morgan)
  • "Salvation Station" - Newworldson (Joel Parisien/Mark Rogers/Richard Moore/Joshua Franklin Toal)
  • "Your Grace Is Enough" - Matt Maher (Matt Maher/Chris Tomlin)

Album of the Year

New Artist of the Year

  • The University Of Toronto Gospel Choir - Winner
  • Elias
  • Jill Hagen
  • Keith Kitchen
  • Matt Maher

Group of the Year

Artist of the Year

The full list of winners can be found at the GMA Canada site.

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