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38th Annual GMA Dove Awards Album of the Year Nominees & Winners

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DecembeRadio - Debut CD

DecembeRadio - Debut CD

Courtesy of: Slanted Records
The nominees for the various Dove Awards Album of the Year categories for 2007 have been announced. All of the nominees hit it out of the ballpark, but there can be only one winner per category. Those winners were announced live at the GMA Awards on April 25, 2007.

Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year

  • Remixed; KJ-52 - WINNER!
  • After The Music Stops; Lecrae (Purchase/Download)
  • Glory; Manafest
  • Pro + Pain; Mars Ill
  • The Flood; Gospel Gangstaz
  • With the remixes being, well, real-live remixes, KJ-52 hit this one out of the ball-park! It's no big surprise that it brought him his third Gospel Music Association Dove Award.

Rock Album of the Year

  • DecembeRadio; DecembeRadio - WINNER
  • Business Up Front Party In The Back; Family Force 5
  • Comatose; Skillet
  • End Of Silence; Red
  • Smile, It’s The End Of The World; Hawk Nelson (Purchase/Download)
  • This category held a special meaning for me because DecembeRadio is one of my all-time favorite bands. I met these guys in '06 during GMA Week (I was actually their - first interview) and loved both their music and their spirits. To win with a debut album is big; to beat out big names in your genre' (like Hawk Nelson and Skillet) with a debut album is huge! So, to Eric, Boone, Josh and Brian - Way to go guys!

Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year

Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year

Inspirational Album of the Year

Southern Gospel Album of the Year

  • Give It Away; Gaither Vocal Band - WINNER
  • Graceland; The Mike Bowling Group
  • He’s So God; Brian Free And Assurance
  • Stepping Stones; Poet Voices
  • Strength; Young Harmony (Purchase/Download)
  • Bill Gaither won his first GMA Dove Award back in 1969. Give It Away is the 10th Southern Gospel Album of the Year that Bill Gaither has his name on.

Bluegrass Album of the Year

  • Flyin’ High; Lewis Family - WINNER

  • Acoustic Hymns Volume 1; Cumberland Quartet

  • Ancient Of Days; Harvest Wind

  • He Lives In Me; Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

  • The Promised Land; Del McCoury Band
  • For the third year in a row, the Lewis Family has taken home this honor. This 7th GMA Award continues a really nice track record.

Country Album of the Year

  • Precious Memories; Alan Jackson - WINNER

  • Everyday; Mark Bishop

  • Feels Like Home; Dave Moody

  • He Kept On Loving Me; Barbara Fairchild

  • Songs Of Inspiration; Alabama
  • This was Alan Jackson's first GMA win and Billboard called it absolutely correctly when they called it "A landmark work."

Urban Album of the Year

Traditional Gospel Album of the Year

Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year

  • It’s Not Over; Karen Clark Sheard - WINNER
  • Feels Good; Take 6
  • Free To Worship; Fred Hammond (Purchase/Download)
  • Life Changing ; Smokie Norful
  • No Limits Live; Martha Munizzi
  • How cool is it when you win the Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year award on the same night that your daughter wins the Urban Album of the Year award? How much cooler is it when it's your first GMA win for a solo project?

Instrumental Album of the Year

  • End Of The Spear Soundtrack - WINNER

  • 20 Contemporary Hymn Favorites For Solo Piano; John E. Coates

  • Breathe-Piano; Tom Howard

  • Guitars In Worship; Dave Cleveland

  • Sunday Morning Jams Vol. 2 ; Quiet Time Players
  • For me, this was an easy choice. With names like BarlowGirl, Steven Curtis Chapman, Nicole C. Mullen and Mark Schultz tied to it, plus instrumental music that brings on a deep, meloncholy feel, it was a hands down winner.

Children's Music Album of the Year

Spanish Language Album of the Year

  • Si Alguna Vez; Alejandra - WINNER

  • Alegria; Marcos Witt

  • En El Lugar Secreto; Blest

  • Mi Alma Te Alaba; Alan Villatoro

  • Un Dia Mas; Daniel Calvetti

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