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2013 Covenant Awards Winners

35th annual GMA Canada Awards


On November 6, 2013, the winners of the 35th annual Covenant Awards were announced at the Crossroads Centre in Burlington, Ontario. The awards, handed out by the Gospel Music Association of Canada, honor the best and brightest Christian musicians from Canada in 50 categories.

This year, Winnipeg, Manitoba’s newcomers (and Word Records artist), Love & the Outcome, led the winners with four wins.

Other winners were:


Female Vocalist Of The Year

Ali Matthews

Ali Matthews

This marks the third straight year that Ali has been named the Female Vocalist Of The Year.

Male Vocalist Of The Year

Dan Bremnes

Dan Bremnes

Though Dan got six CGMA nominations after his 2010 debut release, Your Strength, this is was his first win.

Group Of The Year

The City Harmonic
The City Harmonic

The City Harmonic

The 2011 CGMA New Artist of the Year got their 5th overall win (and their first Group Of The Year win) in 2013.

New Artist Of The Year

Love & The Outcome
Word Entertainment

Love & The Outcome

The husband and wife duo were the big winners of the night, going home with four of the coveted awards.

Artist Of The Year

The Agency Group

Paul Brandt

Paul's 8th CGMA Award was also his first Artist Of The Year Award.



Producer Of The Year

Andrew Horrocks

Andrew Horrocks

The owner and operator of A.M.E. Recording Studio in Kitchener Ontario Canada has produced CD’s for artists like Thousand Foot Krutch, Jody Cross, Miranda Stone, Mary Simon, Stephanie Israelson, Chris Bray, Mike Fluit, Andy Taylor, Gary Sharpe, Luke Langman, Geoff Dresser, Scott Towaij, Karla Drader, Lost Coin and Vineyard Canada. 2013 marks his second win as Producer of the Year. He took home the honor in 2010 as well.


Shake a Paw Music
  • Collaboration Of The Year - "I Saw Jesus" - Ali Matthews, Dan Macaulay, Joel Auge, Marcel Preston, Kevin Pauls & Matthew Grieve (Purchase/Download)
  • Song Of The Year - "He Is With Us" - Love & The Outcome (Purchase/Download)
  • Recorded Song Of The Year - "He Is With Us" - Love & The Outcome
  • Inspirational Song Of The Year - "I Saw Jesus" - Ali Matthews
  • Children’s Song Of The Year - "Come And Save Us" - Jon Bauer (Purchase/Download)
  • Classical/Traditional Song Of The Year - "O Come O Come Emmanuel" - Sean & Aimee Dayton
  • Country/Bluegrass Song Of The Year - "Just In Time" - Canada’s Double Portion
  • Folk/Roots Song Of The Year - "Our Cozy Apartment" - Keith Kitchen (Purchase/Download)
  • Francophone Song Of The Year - "Ma promesse" - Olivier Voyer with Andréanne Lafleur (Purchase/Download)
  • Gospel/Caribbean Song Of The Year - "Air That I Breathe" - Prosper & GPM
  • Alternative Rock Song Of The Year - "World At War" - Junkyard Poets (Purchase/Download)
  • Instrumental Song Of The Year - "Do You Want It?" - Josh Lake (Purchase/Download)
  • Jazz Blues Song Of The Year - "Swing Low" - G.B. Roots (Purchase/Download)
  • Modern Rock Song Of The Year - "Inside Out" - Anthem For Today (Purchase/Download)
  • Modern Worship Song Of The Year - "More Than Enough" - Joel Auge (Purchase/Download)
  • Praise And Worship Song Of The Year - "Holy (Wedding Day)" - The City Harmonic (Purchase/Download)
  • Rap/Hip Hop Song Of The Year - "Beautiful Mess" - Rational (Purchase/Download)
  • Seasonal Song Of The Year - "It’s Still Christmas" - Colin Bernard (Purchase/Download)
  • Country/Southern Gospel Song Of The Year - "Don’t Forget About The Cross" - Masters Four
  • Pop/Contemporary Song Of The Year - "He Is With Us" - Love & The Outcome
  • Urban/R&B/Soul Song Of The Year - "I Still Need You" - Fresh I.E. Featuring AJ
  • International Song Of The Year - "Whom Shall I Fear" - Chris Tomlin (Purchase/Download)


Brand-T Records
  • Album Of The Year - Paul Brandt - Just As I Am (Purchase/Download)
  • Children’s Album Of The Year - Q-Town - Live It Up (Purchase/Download)
  • Country/Bluegrass Album Of The Year - Paul Brandt - Just As I Am
  • Folk/Roots Album Of The Year - Jon Bauer - Roots of Worship (Purchase/Download)
  • Francophone Album Of The Year - Olivier Voyer - L’aube d’un jour nouveau
  • Gospel/Caribbean Album Of The Year - Prosper & GPM - Takeover (Purchase/Download)
  • Inspirational Album Of The Year - Brad Guldemond - Overwhelm Us (Purchase/Download)
  • Instrumental Album Of The Year - Scott Pettipas - Melodic Twilight compare prices
  • Modern Worship Album Of The Year - Tim Neufeld - Trees compare prices
  • Pop/Contemporary Album Of The Year - Marika - Unstoppable (Purchase/Download)
  • Praise Album Of The Year - Matt Maher - All The People Said Amen (Purchase/Download)
  • Urban/R&B/Soul/Rap Album Of The Year - Fresh IE - Red Letterz13 (Purchase/Download)
  • International Album Of The Year - Paul Baloche - Glorieux (Purchase/Download)
  • Special Events/Compilation Of The Year - Jody Cross - This Is Our Love
  • Jazz/Blues Album Of The Year - AJ - Nuthin’ But A Man
  • Rock/Modern Rock Album Of The Year - Junkyard Poets - Mrs. Sophomore (Purchase/Download)
  • Seasonal Album Of The Year - Starfield - Songs for Christmas, Vol 1 (Purchase/Download)
  • Southern Gospel Album Of The Year - Torchmen Quartet - New Perspective

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