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Nichole Nordeman - ASCAP's Songwriter Of The Year

"Holy" and "Legacy" Also Take Top Honors

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Nichole Nordeman

Nichole Nordeman

Courtesy of EMI Christian Music Group
Nichole Nordeman was recently honored with the prestigious ASCAP Songwriter Of The Year Award at the annual Christian Music Awards Banquet, which was held in Nashville, Tennessee. She shares the award with Bart Millard of MercyMe. Nordeman, winner of seven GMA Dove Awards in 2003 and a two-time GMA Female Vocalist Of The Year, was also awarded two of ASCAP’s Top Airplay Awards. ASCAP celebrated "Holy" and "Legacy," from Woven & Spun, as two of the 25 most performed ASCAP Christian songs of 2003. "Holy" was the first single ever to reach 2,000 spins in one week on the Christian AC Charts, and one of Nordeman’s three career #1’s, having held at #1 on CRW AC for ten consecutive weeks and at #1 on R&R AC for eight straight weeks.

"We are so proud of Nichole. It's not often that you get to work with such a gifted writer who can communicate so well. We at EMI Music CMG Publishing are truly honored,” said Eddie DeGarmo, President, EMI CMG Publishing, in a press release.

Nichole Nordeman, the lady called "one of Christian music's premier singer/songwriters," by Billboard Magazine, is as humble as she is gifted. Her response to the awards was to say, "It continues to be a strange experience to write songs with such a personal message to share and then be awarded for them. I am so humbled and grateful and reminded how God uses each of us."

Nichole is currently writing while taking a one-year sabbatical (through the fall of 2004). Her plan is to return to the studio on September 1st to record a new album that will have an early 2005 release.

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