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GMA Dove Awards Male Vocalist of the Year History

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The Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards honored the best male vocalist every year from 1969 to 2012, when they retired the award. In the first 30 years of the award, only 11 different male vocalists have taken home the honor.

These are the top male Christian singers for over 40 years.

2012 - Jason Crabb

Jason Crabb
Springhill Music

Jason led the pack in 2012 with eight nominations. He ended the night with two - Male Vocalist of the Year and Artist of the Year.

Jason Crabb Biography

2011 - Chris August

Chris August
Word/Fervent

Chris also won the Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year, but lost out to Francesca Battistelli for Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year.

Chris August Offcial Site

2010 - Brandon Heath

Brandon Heath
Reunion Records

Brandon took home the favored Male Vocalist for the second year in a row, beating out Jeremy Camp, Jason Crabb and Donnie McClurkin - among others.

He also was one of the artists on Glory Revealed II: The Word of God In Worship, which took honors for Special Event Album of the Year.

2009 - Brandon Heath

Brandon Heath
Reunion Records
Brandon also took home honors for the Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year.

2008 - Chris Tomlin

Chris Tomlin
Courtesy of Chris Tomlin
For the third year in a row, Chris took home the Male Vocalist of the Year Award. In 2008 he also got top honors for Worship Song of the Year.

2007 - Chris Tomlin

Chris Tomlin
EMI
Male Vocalist of the Year was one of the six GMA Awards that Chris Tomlin won in 2007.

2006 - Chris Tomlin

Chris Tomlin wins five GMA Awards in 2006.
Courtesy of: Hoganson MediaPhotographer: Frank Mullen
Male Vocalist of the Year was one of the five GMA Awards that Chris Tomlin won in 2006.

2005 - Jeremy Camp

Jeremy Camp
Courtesy of: bec recordings
Jeremy also won the award for Rock Recorded Song of the Year in 2005.

2004 - Jeremy Camp

Jeremy Camp
Courtesy of BEC Recordings
In 2004, Jeremy also won the New Artist of the Year Award.

2003 - Michael W. Smith

Michael W. Smith
Reunion Records
Male Vocalist of the Year is one of four GMA awards that Smitty won in 2003.

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