Special Event Album of the Year
- Passion: Everything Glorious; Chris Tomlin, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill, Charlie Hall, Matt Redman, David Crowder Band; Nathan Nockels - WINNER
- Arise-A New Celebration Of Worship; Don Moen, Lincoln Brewster, Paul Paloche, Robin Mark, Jared Anderson, Lenny LeBlanc
- Bluegrass Gospel Time; Honi Deaton & Dream, Dave Moody, Wendy Word + Forgiven, George Hamilton IV, George Hamilton V, The Moody Brothers, The Bradleys, Ricky Traywick, Bluegrass Revival, Aver Harreld, Harvest Wind
- Freaked! A Gotee Tribute To dcTalk’s Jesus Freak; Ayiesha Woods, John Reuben, 4th Avenue Jones, Sarah Kelly, House Of Heroes, Relient K, Fighting Instinct, StorySide B, Liquid, Family Force 5, Paul Wright, The Showdown, Chasing Victory; Brad Moist, Paul Ebersold, Todd Collins, Ahmad Jones, Daniel Huscroft, Mark Townsend, Joe Baldridge, Lucio Rubino, Liquid, Dave Wyatt
- Torch; Lauren Talley, Scott Inman, Annie McRae, Adam Crabb, Jeremy Peace, Josh Feemster, Derrick Selph, Jeremy Lile, Nick Succi, Brandon Reese, Jason Selph, Amber Thompson, Jeff Snyder, Kelly McRae, Christian Davis, Ricky Free, Matthew Holt, Jeremy Brown, Paul Smith, Chris Weaver, Matt McFarland, Aaron Crabb, Jason Crabb, Dusty Barrett, Justin Ellis, Micah Schweinsberg, Lori Sikes, Zach Smith, Autumn Thompson, Avery Wolfe, Scott McDowell, Randy “Scoot” Shelnut, Jr., John Rulapaugh, Lance Moore, Josh Singletary, Aaron McCune, Andrew Ishee, Jim Mahalick, Jessica Harrison, Amber Balltzglier, Katy Peach, Joseph Habedank, Jason Waldroup, Anthony Facello, Josh Garner, Chris West, Stewart Varnado, The Crabb Family, Lauren Talley, Stephanie Brown, Eddie Harrison, Josh Simpson, Troy Peach, Terah Penhollow, Kelly Bowling
All of the Passion releases are good, but Passion: Everything Glorious is better than just good ... it's great! There were so many superior choices in this category, it could have gone in several directions, but in the end, Passion took home the win.
Christmas Album of the Year
- Christmas Offerings; Third Day - WINNER
- A Christmas Homecoming; Cumberland Quartet
- A Mary Mary Christmas; Mary Mary
- Do You See What I See?; Todd Agnew
- The Christmas Hope; NewSong
This makes win number 22 for Third Day! This super-group has taken home at least one GMA Award since 1998.