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2013 Dove Awards

44th Annual GMA Dove Awards nominees

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The Dove Awards returned to Nashville after two years in Atlanta, and it arrived with some of the biggest changes that fans have seen in its 44 year history. For the first time since its inception, there was no Male Artist of the Year or Female Artist of the Year. Group of the Year, a category since 1981, was also gone from the line-up. The Gospel Music Association said that retiring these honors "placed increased emphasis on our musical genres and broadened inclusion as well as meeting industry standards."

New categories, Contemporary Christian Performance of the Year, Southern Gospel Performance of the Year and Gospel Performance of the Year, saw their first winners in 2013 as did Inspirational Film of the Year.

The Urban Gospel Genre also saw changes after a 14-year run. Due to a lack of submissions, Urban Recorded Song of the Year & Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year have been merged to create Contemporary Gospel/Urban Recorded Song of the Year and Urban Album of the Year & Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year have been merged to create Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year.

Song of the Year

Matt Redman - 10,000 Reasons
sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records
  • WINNER - "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)" - Matt Redman (Purchase/Download)
    (writers) Matt Redman, Jonas Myrin
    (publisher) ThankYou Music (PRS)//Sixsteps Music/WorshipTogether.com Songs/Said and Done Music (ASCAP)//Shout! Publishing (APRA)

  • "All I Can Do (Thank You)" - Mikeschair (Purchase/Download)
    (writers) Mike Grayson, Ben Glover, David Garcia
    (publisher) Curb Congregation Songs (SESAC)//Strength to Shout (SESAC)//9t One Songs/ Ariose Music (ASCAP)//Universal Music Brentwood Benson Publishing (ASCAP)//D Soul Music (ASCAP)

  • "Break Every Chain" - Tasha Cobbs
    (writer) Will Reagan
    (publisher) United Pursuit Music/Will Reagan Music (ASCAP)

  • "Forgiveness" - Matthew West (Purchase/Download)
    (writer) Matthew West
    (publisher) Songs of Southside Independent Music Publishing/External Combustion Music/Songs for Delaney (ASCAP)

  • "From My Rags To His Riches" - Devin McGlamery featuring Dailey & Vincent (Purchase/Download)
    (writers) Ernie Haase, Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey
    (publisher) Universal Music Brentwood Benson Songs/Hefton Hill Music/PsalmSinger Music/Ernie Sig Sound Music (BMI)

  • "Greatly Blessed, Highly Favored" - Gaither Vocal Band (Purchase/Download)
    (writers) Larry Gatlin, Bill Gaither
    (publisher) Spring House Music Group

  • "Hold On" - Canton Junction (Purchase/Download)
    (writer) Gerald Crabb
    (publisher) Christian Taylor Music, a div. of Daywind Music (BMI)//Gerald Crabb Songs (BMI)

  • "I'm Learning" - Aaron & Amanda Crabb (Purchase/Download)
    (writers) Lee Black, Michael Fordinal, Kenna West
    (publisher) Universal Music Brentwood Benson Publishing (ASCAP)//House of Blacks Music (ASCAP)

  • "Live Like That" - Sidewalk Prophets (Purchase/Download)
    (writers) Dave Fray, Ben McDonald, Ben Glover
    (publisher) Dayspring Music, LLC (BMI)//9t One Songs, Ariose Music (ASCAP)

  • "Need You Now (How Many Times)" - Plumb (Purchase/Download)
    (writers) Tiffany Arbuckle Lee, Luke Sheets, Christa Wells
    (publisher) Curb Congregation Songs (SESAC)//Shoecrazy Publishing (SESAC)//Platy Songs (SESAC)//Kiss Me Not Publishing (SESAC)

  • "Not For a Moment (After All)" - Meredith Andrews (Purchase/Download)
    (writers) Meredith Andrews, Jacob Sooter, Mia Fieldes
    (publisher) Word Music, LLC (ASCAP)//Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing, HBC Worship Music (ASCAP)//Shout! Publishing (APRA)

  • "One Thing Remains" - Kristian Stanfill (Purchase/Download)
    (writers) Brian Johnson, Christa Black Gifford, Jeremy Riddle
    (publisher) Bethel Music Publishing (ASCAP)//Christajoy Music (BMI)//Mercy Vineyard Publishing (ASCAP)

  • "Redeemed" - Big Daddy Weave (Purchase/Download)
    (writers) Mike Weaver, Benji Cowart
    (publisher) Word Music, LLC/Weave Country/Howiecowie Publishing (ASCAP)

  • "Sometimes I Wonder" - Ernie Haase & Signature Sound (Purchase/Download)
    (writers) Ernie Haase, Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey
    (publisher) Ernie Sig Sound Music; PsalmSinger Muisc; Universal Music Brentwood Benson Songs; Hefton Hill Music (BMI)

  • "Take Him To The Place" - Aaron & Amanda Crabb (Purchase/Download)
    (writers) Aaron Crabb, Amanda Crabb
    (publisher) 6th Generation Music (BMI)//Trust In Him Music/Christian Taylor Music, a div of Daywind Music (BMI)

  • "Take Me to the King" - Tamela Mann
    (writer) Kirk Franklin
    (publisher) Aunt Gertrude's Music

  • "The Proof of Your Love" - for King & Country (Purchase/Download)
    (writers) Joel Smallbone, Fred Williams, Luke Smallbone, Ben Glover, Mia Fieldes, Johnathan Lee
    (publisher) Warner Tamerlane, Kilns Music, Shankel Songs (BMI)//WB Music Corp., Method To The Madness, Shankel Songs (ASCAP)//Universal Music Brentwood Benson Tunes, JLee Publishing (SESAC)//Who Sings That Music (ASCAP)//Shout Publishing (ASCAP)//9t One Songs, Ariose Music (ASCAP)

  • "What The Blood Is For" - Jason Crabb
    (writers) Ronnie Freeman, Tony Wood
    (publisher) Universal Music Brentwood Benson Publishing (ASCAP)//Lehajoes Music (ASCAP)//Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing (ASCAP)//Songs From Exit 71 (ASCAP)

  • "Where I Belong" - Building 429 (Purchase/Download)
    (writers) Jason Roy, Jason Ingram
    (publisher) Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Havery Publishing (BMI)//West Main Music/Windsor Hill Music (SESAC)

  • "Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)" - Chris Tomlin (Purchase/Download)
    (writers) Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Scott Cash
    (publisher) sixsteps Songs/Worship Together Music/A Thousand Generations Publishing/ Alletrop Music/McTyeire Music (BMI)

  • "Why Can't We" - The Isaacs (Purchase/Download)
    (writers) Rebecca Isaacs Bowman, Sonya Isaacs, Jimmy Yeary
    (publisher) R.I.Bowman Music (BMI)//Sonya Isaacs Music/Nashvistaville Songs (BMI)//EMI Blackwood Music Inc/Beattyville Music/Great Day A This Music (BMI)

Songwriter of the Year

Matt Redman
EMI

Contemporary Christian Performance of the Year

Matt Redman - 10,000 Reasons
sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records
  • WINNER - "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)" - Matt Redman
    EMI Records, (producer) Nathan Nockels

  • "Need You Now (How Many Times)" - Plumb
    Curb, (producer) Matt Bronleewe

  • "Redeemed" - Big Daddy Weave
    Fervent/Curb, (producer) Jeremy Redmon

  • "The Dream" - David Phelps (Purchase/Download)
    Gaither Music Group, (producers) David Phelps, Bill Gaither

  • "The Proof of Your Love" - for King & Country
    Fervent/Curb, (producer) Ben Glover

  • "Where I Belong" - Building 429
    Essential Records, (producer) Jason Ingram, Rusty Varenkamp

Southern Gospel Performance of the Year

Jason Crabb - Love Is Stronger
Spring House Music Group
  • WINNER - "What The Blood Is For" - Jason Crabb (Purchase/Download)
    Gaither Music Group, (producers) Jay DeMarcus, Ed Cash, Wayne Haun

  • "Glorious Freedom" - Gaither Vocal Band (Purchase/Download)
    Gaither Music Group, (producers) Bill Gaither, Ben Isaacs, Michael English, David Phelps

  • "Sometimes I Wonder" - Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    StowTown Records, (producer) Wayne Haun

  • "Stubborn (Psalm 15)" - Michael English (Purchase/Download)
    Curb Records, (producer) Jay DeMarcus

  • "Why Can’t We" - The Isaacs
    Gaither Music Group, (producer) Ben Isaacs

Gospel Performance of the Year

Tasha Cobbs - Grace
EMI Gospel
  • WINNER - "Break Every Chain" - Tasha Cobbs (Purchase/Download)
    EMI, (producer) VaShawn Mitchell

  • "Awesome" - Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago (Purchase/Download)
    EMI, (producer) Rick Robinson

  • "It's Not Over (When God Is In It)" - Israel & New Breed (f/ James Fortune & Jason Nelson) (Purchase/Download)
    Integrity/Columbia

  • "Let The Church Say Amen" - Andrae Crouch (f/ Marvin Winans) (Purchase/Download)
    Riverphlo

  • "Take Me to the King" - Tamela Mann
    TillyMann Music Group, (producers) Myron Butler, David Mann, Tamela Mann

Artist of the Year

tobyMac
Forefront Records

New Artist of the Year

for KING & COUNTRY
Word
  • WINNER - for KING & COUNTRY, Word Label Group
  • Capital Kings, Gotee Records
  • Colton Dixon, Sparrow Records
  • Rhett Walker Band, Essential Records
  • Tasha Cobbs, EMI Gospel

Producer of the Year

BMI's Songwriter of the Year Ed Cash salutes his inspiration.
John Russell / BMI
  • WINNER - Ed Cash
  • Ben Isaacs
  • Jay DeMarcus
  • Matt Bronleewe
  • Wayne Haun

Rap / Hip Hop Song of the Year

Lecrae - Gravity
Reach Records
  • WINNER - "Tell The World" - Lecrae (f/ Mali Music) (Purchase/Download)
    (writers) Lecrae Moore, Kortney Pollard, Torrance "Street Symphony" Esmond, Charles Dunlap, Lincoln Morris

  • "Caught Dreaming" - Andy Mineo (f/ for King & Country) (Purchase/Download)
    (writers) Andy Mineo, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Jeremy S.H. Griffith, Courtney "J.R." Peebles

  • "Dangerous" - Group 1 Crew (Purchase/Download)
    (writers) Manwell Reyes, Blanca Callahan, Chuck Butler, Tony Wood

  • "Hope" - Da T.R.U.T.H (f/ Flame & Trip Lee) (Purchase/Download)
    (writers) E. Lambert, M. Gray, W. Barefield

  • "I'm Good" - Trip Lee (f/ Lecrae) (Purchase/Download)
    (writers) William L. Barefield III, Lecrae Moore, Carl Justin Luzi

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Rock Song of the Year

Skillet - Rise
Atlantic
  • WINNER - "Sick Of It" - Skillet (Purchase/Download)
    (writers) John L. Cooper, Scott Stevens

  • "Perfect Life" - RED (Purchase/Download)
    (writers) Anthony Armstrong, Michael Barnes, Randy Armstrong, Joe Rickard, Jasen Rauch, Jason McArthur, Johnny Andrews

  • "Resuscitate Me" - Remedy Drive (Purchase/Download)
    (writer) David Zach

  • "Strike Back" - We As Human (Purchase/Download)
    (writers) Justin Cordle, Scott Stevens

  • "Who We Are" - RED (Purchase/Download)
    (writers) Anthony Armstrong, Randy Armstrong, Mike Barnes, Joe Rickard, Rob Graves, Jasen Rauch, Jason McArthur

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