The GMA Dove Awards
first honored the Song of the Year in 1969. This history will highlight the winning song for each year.
2013 - "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)" - Matt Redman, Jonas Myrin
Co-written and performed by Matt Redman, "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)" also won the first Contemporary Christian Performance of the Year Award and awards for Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year and Praise & Worship Song of the Year.
2012 - "Blessings"
Written and performed by Laura Story, "Blessings" was named Song of the Year, Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year and it came from the Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year. This is after being named the Grammy Best Contemporary Christian Music Song.
Written by Songwriter of the Year Gerald Crabb, "Sometimes I Cry" was recorded by his son Jason Crabb.
Written by Mike Donehey, Philip LaRue and Jason Ingram and published by Essential Publishing, "By Your Side" was performed by Tenth Avenue North.
"Give Me Your Eyes" was also the Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year, which was performed by the Male Vocalist of the Year, Brandon Heath.
Beach Street Records
"East to West," the first radio single of off Casting Crowns
' latest album, The Altar and the Door
was also the Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year in '08, coming from the Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year, which was released by the Group of the Year.
Performed by Aaron Shust, "My Savior My God" was the first radio single on his debut album, Anything Worth Saying
, which hit stores on Aug 23, 2005.
Sparrow / sixstepsrecords
Performed by Chris Tomlin
on his December 2005 release, Live From Austin Music Hall
, "How Great is Our God" has become a worship standard.
Beach Street Records
"Who Am I" is off of the September 2003 debut release from Casting Crowns
. This tune was the third radio release and one of the songs that helped make Casting Crowns a household name in Christian music.
Coming out on the heels of MercyMe's outrageously popular tune, "I Can Only Imagine," "Word of God Speak" may not have gotten the secular radio airplay that its predecessor did, but it was just as popular amongst the Christian fans of MercyMe