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The 36th Annual GMA Dove Awards, also called the 36th Annual GMA Music Awards, were held on April 13, 2005 recognizing accomplishments of musicians for the year 2004. The show was held at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Davidson County. It is located on the Cumberland River in Davidson County, in the north-central part of the state. The city is a center for the health care, publishing, banking and transportation industries, and is home...

 and was hosted by Steven Curtis Chapman
Steven Curtis Chapman
Steven Curtis Chapman is an American musician, songwriter, record producer, actor, author, and social activist.After starting his career in the late 1980s as a singer/songwriter of contemporary Christian music, Chapman has since been recognized as one of the most prolific singers in the genre,...

, CeCe Winans
CeCe Winans
Priscilla "CeCe" Marie Winans Love is an American Gospel singer, who has won numerous Grammy and Stellar Awards.-Early life:CeCe Winans was born in Detroit, Michigan, to David and Delores Winans, on October 8, 1964...

, Rebecca St. James
Rebecca St. James
Rebecca St. James , is a Christian pop rock singer, songwriter, musician, author, and actor. She began performing in Australia in the late 1980s and released her first full-length studio album in 1991. In 1993 she was signed to the record label ForeFront Records and released her major label debut a...

, Smokie Norful
Smokie Norful
Rev. W.R. "Smokie" Norful, Jr. is an American gospel singer and pianist, best known for his 2002 album, I Need You Now and his 2004 release, Nothing Without You, which won a Grammy at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album in 2004.-Early life:Norful, a minister who...

, Darlene Zschech
Darlene Zschech
Darlene Joyce Zschech is an Australian Pentecostal worship leader and singer-songwriter who primarily writes praise and worship songs. She is the former worship pastor of Hillsong Church and is currently a member of Compassionart, a charity founded by Martin Smith.-Biography:As a young adult...

 and Israel Houghton
Israel Houghton
-Other recordings :* "Champions for Christ" - Hi5 * "Where Are the Fathers?" from He-Motions * "Send Me to the Nations" from A Wing & A Prayer...

.

Nominations were announced on February 7, 2005 by George Huff, Israel Houghton
Israel Houghton
-Other recordings :* "Champions for Christ" - Hi5 * "Where Are the Fathers?" from He-Motions * "Send Me to the Nations" from A Wing & A Prayer...

 and Natalie Grant
Natalie Grant
Natalie Grant is a singer-songwriter of contemporary Christian music. Her work has gained prominence, including four consecutive Dove Awards for best female artist, and with her signature song, Held...

 at the Renaissance Hotel
Renaissance Hotels
Renaissance Hotels is a worldwide brand of hotels and resorts. The brand is owned by Marriott International and many Renaissance Hotels are managed by Marriott; however, some are operated under a franchise license. Renaissance Hotels, Resorts and Suites cater to an upmarket segment of the traveling...

 in Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Davidson County. It is located on the Cumberland River in Davidson County, in the north-central part of the state. The city is a center for the health care, publishing, banking and transportation industries, and is home...

.

Switchfoot
Switchfoot
Switchfoot is an American rock band from San Diego, California. The band's members are Jon Foreman , Tim Foreman , Chad Butler , Jerome Fontamillas , and Drew Shirley .After early successes in the Christian rock scene, Switchfoot first gained mainstream...

 won Artist of the Year, plus three other awards, while Building 429
Building 429
Building 429 is a Christian rock band signed to Essential Records. They were the Gospel Music Association 2005 New Artist of the Year. Their name is derived from a Biblical passage known as Ephesians 4:29, which, in the New International Version of the Bible, reads as follows: "Do not let any...

 was awarded New Artist of the Year. Casting Crowns
Casting Crowns
Casting Crowns is a Grammy Award and Dove Award winning Contemporary Christian/Christian Rock band. Casting Crowns was started in 1999 by youth pastor Mark Hall at First Baptist Church in Downtown Daytona Beach, Florida as part of a youth group. He now serves as a lead vocalist...

 and The Crabb Family
The Crabb Family
The Crabb Family was a Grammy-nominated, Dove Award-winning Southern Gospel group from Beaver Dam, Kentucky. They had sixteen No. 1 songs on the national radio charts.-Members:...

 each won four awards, including Group of the Year and Song of the Year for the former. Other multiple winners include: Jeremy Camp
Jeremy Camp
Jeremy Thomas Camp is a contemporary Christian musician from Lafayette, Indiana. Camp has released seven albums, four of them RIAA-certified as Gold and two are live albums, and 17 number-one hit songs...

, Nicole C. Mullen
Nicole C. Mullen
Aileen Nicole Coleman-Mullen, known professionally as Nicole C. Mullen, is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and choreographer. She was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio.-Music career:...

, Mark Hall
Mark Hall (musician)
Mark Hall, Jr. is the lead vocalist for the Georgia-based Christian rock group Casting Crowns, a seven-member group made up of all youth pastors.-Early childhood:...

, and Israel & New Breed with two awards each.

Performers


Telecast ceremony
The following performed:
Artist(s) Song(s)
Casting Crowns
Casting Crowns
Casting Crowns is a Grammy Award and Dove Award winning Contemporary Christian/Christian Rock band. Casting Crowns was started in 1999 by youth pastor Mark Hall at First Baptist Church in Downtown Daytona Beach, Florida as part of a youth group. He now serves as a lead vocalist...

The Crabb Family
The Crabb Family
The Crabb Family was a Grammy-nominated, Dove Award-winning Southern Gospel group from Beaver Dam, Kentucky. They had sixteen No. 1 songs on the national radio charts.-Members:...

Selah
Selah (band)
Selah is a Christian vocal trio consisting of Todd Smith, Allan Hall, and Amy Perry. They have won three Dove Awards. The group has been featured on The 700 Club, The Hour of Power, and TBN.- History :...

J. Moss
BarlowGirl
BarlowGirl
BarlowGirl is an American Christian rock–CCM all-female band from Chicago, Illinois. The band is composed of sisters Alyssa , Rebecca , and Lauren Barlow . The band has won several awards in their genre; their song "Never Alone" was the longest running No...

Bethany Dillon
Bethany Dillon
Bethany Dillon is a Contemporary Christian music artist. She is now married to contemporary Christian recording artist Shane Barnard of Shane & Shane.-Childhood:...

Natalie Grant
Natalie Grant
Natalie Grant is a singer-songwriter of contemporary Christian music. Her work has gained prominence, including four consecutive Dove Awards for best female artist, and with her signature song, Held...

Watermark
Watermark (Band)
Watermark was a Contemporary Christian singing duo composed of husband and wife Nathan and Christy Nockels. They were under Michael W. Smith's record label, Rocketown Records.-History:...

Chris Tomlin
Chris Tomlin
Christopher Dwayne "Chris" Tomlin is an American Christian Contemporary Music artist, worship leader, and songwriter from Grand Saline, Texas, United States. He is a former staff member at Austin Stone Community Church and is signed to EMI's sixstepsrecords. Tomlin also leads worship at many...

David Crowder Band
David Crowder Band
The David Crowder Band is a six-piece Christian Modern Worship band from Waco, Texas.-Band history:The band began when David Crowder, from Texarkana, Texas, realized that almost half of the students at Baylor University were not attending church...

Matt Redman
Matt Redman
Matt Redman is an English Christian worship leader, songwriter and author based in Brighton.He has worked with Newfrontiers, Passion Conferences, Hillsong London, Soul Survivor, is an artist for Sixstepsrecords and is a member of Compassionart a charity founded by Martin Smith.He appeared with...

Tonéx
Tonéx
Anthony Charles Williams II , better known by his former stage name Tonéx , and most recently as B.Slade, is an American singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, rapper, dancer, producer, preacher, and activist. He has gone by various names and aliases, but his primary stage name of choice...

Skillet
Skillet (band)
Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996. The band currently consists of husband and wife John and Korey Cooper , along with Jen Ledger and lead guitarist Seth Morrison. The band has released eight albums, two receiving Grammy nominations: Collide and Comatose...


Presenters


Telecast ceremony
The following presented:
  • MercyMe
    MercyMe
    MercyMe is an American Christian rock band founded in Greenville, Texas. The band consists of vocalist Bart Millard, keyboardist James Bryson, percussionist Robby Shaffer, bassist Nathan Cochran and guitarists Michael Scheuchzer and Barry Graul....

  • Michael W. Smith
    Michael W. Smith
    Michael Whitaker Smith is a Billboard top ten Billboard Hot 100 recording artist and Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. He is one of the best-selling and most influential artists in Contemporary Christian music. Smith also has achieved a considerable amount of...

  • Joy Williams
  • Jeremy Camp
    Jeremy Camp
    Jeremy Thomas Camp is a contemporary Christian musician from Lafayette, Indiana. Camp has released seven albums, four of them RIAA-certified as Gold and two are live albums, and 17 number-one hit songs...

  • TobyMac
    TobyMac
    Toby McKeehan , better known by his stage name TobyMac , is a Christian recording artist, music producer, hip-hop/pop artist, singer-songwriter, and author....

  • Matthew West
    Matthew West
    On July 26, 2002, only a week or two before signing a record contract with Universal South Records, West had an injury to his left arm which threatened his musical career and guitar playing. He says, "I locked myself out of my house. But I'd done that before, and I had a way of breaking in through...

  • Building 429
    Building 429
    Building 429 is a Christian rock band signed to Essential Records. They were the Gospel Music Association 2005 New Artist of the Year. Their name is derived from a Biblical passage known as Ephesians 4:29, which, in the New International Version of the Bible, reads as follows: "Do not let any...

  • Nicole C. Mullen
    Nicole C. Mullen
    Aileen Nicole Coleman-Mullen, known professionally as Nicole C. Mullen, is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and choreographer. She was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio.-Music career:...

  • Day of Fire
  • Phillips, Craig & Dean
  • Delilah
    Delilah Rene
    Delilah Rene Luke , almost always known mononymously as Delilah, is an American radio personality, author, and songwriter, best known as the host of a nationally syndicated nightly U.S...

  • Rick & Bubba
  • Shane Hamman
    Shane Hamman
    Shane Hamman , is an American Olympic weightlifter.-Early years:Shane Hamman began to play soccer at the age of 6 until he was 12 years old. In his freshman year of high school, Hamman began football and was a standout for two years on the freshman and varsity squads...

  • Bobby Labonte
    Bobby Labonte
    Robert Alan "Bobby" Labonte is an American race car driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. He currently drives the #47 Kroger/Clorox/Kimberly-Clark/Kingsford/Reese Towpower Hitches Toyota Camry for JTG Daugherty Racing. He currently resides in Trinity, North Carolina. He is married to his wife...


General


Artist of the Year
  • Casting Crowns
    Casting Crowns
    Casting Crowns is a Grammy Award and Dove Award winning Contemporary Christian/Christian Rock band. Casting Crowns was started in 1999 by youth pastor Mark Hall at First Baptist Church in Downtown Daytona Beach, Florida as part of a youth group. He now serves as a lead vocalist...

  • MercyMe
    MercyMe
    MercyMe is an American Christian rock band founded in Greenville, Texas. The band consists of vocalist Bart Millard, keyboardist James Bryson, percussionist Robby Shaffer, bassist Nathan Cochran and guitarists Michael Scheuchzer and Barry Graul....

  • Michael W. Smith
    Michael W. Smith
    Michael Whitaker Smith is a Billboard top ten Billboard Hot 100 recording artist and Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. He is one of the best-selling and most influential artists in Contemporary Christian music. Smith also has achieved a considerable amount of...

  • Selah
    Selah (band)
    Selah is a Christian vocal trio consisting of Todd Smith, Allan Hall, and Amy Perry. They have won three Dove Awards. The group has been featured on The 700 Club, The Hour of Power, and TBN.- History :...

  • Switchfoot
    Switchfoot
    Switchfoot is an American rock band from San Diego, California. The band's members are Jon Foreman , Tim Foreman , Chad Butler , Jerome Fontamillas , and Drew Shirley .After early successes in the Christian rock scene, Switchfoot first gained mainstream...



New Artist of the Year
  • BarlowGirl
    BarlowGirl
    BarlowGirl is an American Christian rock–CCM all-female band from Chicago, Illinois. The band is composed of sisters Alyssa , Rebecca , and Lauren Barlow . The band has won several awards in their genre; their song "Never Alone" was the longest running No...

  • Bethany Dillon
    Bethany Dillon
    Bethany Dillon is a Contemporary Christian music artist. She is now married to contemporary Christian recording artist Shane Barnard of Shane & Shane.-Childhood:...

  • Building 429
    Building 429
    Building 429 is a Christian rock band signed to Essential Records. They were the Gospel Music Association 2005 New Artist of the Year. Their name is derived from a Biblical passage known as Ephesians 4:29, which, in the New International Version of the Bible, reads as follows: "Do not let any...

  • Day of Fire
  • Matthew West
    Matthew West
    On July 26, 2002, only a week or two before signing a record contract with Universal South Records, West had an injury to his left arm which threatened his musical career and guitar playing. He says, "I locked myself out of my house. But I'd done that before, and I had a way of breaking in through...



Group of the Year
  • Casting Crowns
    Casting Crowns
    Casting Crowns is a Grammy Award and Dove Award winning Contemporary Christian/Christian Rock band. Casting Crowns was started in 1999 by youth pastor Mark Hall at First Baptist Church in Downtown Daytona Beach, Florida as part of a youth group. He now serves as a lead vocalist...

  • MercyMe
    MercyMe
    MercyMe is an American Christian rock band founded in Greenville, Texas. The band consists of vocalist Bart Millard, keyboardist James Bryson, percussionist Robby Shaffer, bassist Nathan Cochran and guitarists Michael Scheuchzer and Barry Graul....

  • Selah
    Selah (band)
    Selah is a Christian vocal trio consisting of Todd Smith, Allan Hall, and Amy Perry. They have won three Dove Awards. The group has been featured on The 700 Club, The Hour of Power, and TBN.- History :...

  • Switchfoot
    Switchfoot
    Switchfoot is an American rock band from San Diego, California. The band's members are Jon Foreman , Tim Foreman , Chad Butler , Jerome Fontamillas , and Drew Shirley .After early successes in the Christian rock scene, Switchfoot first gained mainstream...

  • The Crabb Family
    The Crabb Family
    The Crabb Family was a Grammy-nominated, Dove Award-winning Southern Gospel group from Beaver Dam, Kentucky. They had sixteen No. 1 songs on the national radio charts.-Members:...



Male Vocalist of the Year
  • Fernando Ortega
    Fernando Ortega
    Fernando Ortega is an adult contemporary singer-songwriter in contemporary Christian music. He is noted both for his interpretations of many traditional hymns and songs, such as "Give Me Jesus" and "Be Thou My Vision", and for writing clear, easily understood songs, such as "This Good...

  • Israel Houghton
    Israel Houghton
    -Other recordings :* "Champions for Christ" - Hi5 * "Where Are the Fathers?" from He-Motions * "Send Me to the Nations" from A Wing & A Prayer...

  • Jason Crabb
    Jason Crabb
    Jason Crabb is the oldest of the Crabb sons and the lead male vocalist for the group The Crabb Family. His debut solo album, Jason Crabb, won a 2010 Grammy...

  • Jeremy Camp
    Jeremy Camp
    Jeremy Thomas Camp is a contemporary Christian musician from Lafayette, Indiana. Camp has released seven albums, four of them RIAA-certified as Gold and two are live albums, and 17 number-one hit songs...

  • Mark Hall
    Mark Hall (musician)
    Mark Hall, Jr. is the lead vocalist for the Georgia-based Christian rock group Casting Crowns, a seven-member group made up of all youth pastors.-Early childhood:...



Female Vocalist of the Year
  • Bethany Dillon
    Bethany Dillon
    Bethany Dillon is a Contemporary Christian music artist. She is now married to contemporary Christian recording artist Shane Barnard of Shane & Shane.-Childhood:...

  • Christy Nockels
    Christy Nockels
    Christy Nockels is a singer-songwriter of contemporary Christian music. She was also one of the lead members of the band Watermark, along with her husband, Nathan Nockels.-Biography and career:...

  • Joy Williams
  • Natalie Grant
    Natalie Grant
    Natalie Grant is a singer-songwriter of contemporary Christian music. Her work has gained prominence, including four consecutive Dove Awards for best female artist, and with her signature song, Held...

  • Nicole C. Mullen
    Nicole C. Mullen
    Aileen Nicole Coleman-Mullen, known professionally as Nicole C. Mullen, is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and choreographer. She was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio.-Music career:...



Song of the Year
  • "Blessed Be Your Name" - Tree63
    Tree63
    Tree63 was a Contemporary Christian Music band from Durban, South Africa.-History:The band was formed in 1996 and originally, it was unnamed. In 1997, the band had to come up with a name before performing at North Beach, Durban, and came up with "Tree". They added the 63 part of their name in 2000...

    • Matt Redman
      Matt Redman
      Matt Redman is an English Christian worship leader, songwriter and author based in Brighton.He has worked with Newfrontiers, Passion Conferences, Hillsong London, Soul Survivor, is an artist for Sixstepsrecords and is a member of Compassionart a charity founded by Martin Smith.He appeared with...

      , Beth Redman, songwriters
  • "Dare You to Move
    Dare You to Move
    "Dare You to Move" is a single by the alternative rock band Switchfoot from the band's fourth studio album, The Beautiful Letdown. The song was originally called "I Dare You to Move", and was on the album Learning to Breathe, but the band decided to remix it and put it on The Beautiful Letdown...

    " - Switchfoot
    Switchfoot
    Switchfoot is an American rock band from San Diego, California. The band's members are Jon Foreman , Tim Foreman , Chad Butler , Jerome Fontamillas , and Drew Shirley .After early successes in the Christian rock scene, Switchfoot first gained mainstream...

    • Jon Foreman
      Jon Foreman
      Jonathan Mark Foreman is the lead singer, lead guitarist, main songwriter and co-founder of the alternative rock band Switchfoot. He started Switchfoot in 1996 with drummer Chad Butler and bassist Tim Foreman ....

      , songwriter
  • "Friend of God" - Israel & New Breed
    • Michael Gungor
      Michael Gungor
      Michael Gungor is a singer/song writer living in Denver, Colorado United States. He leads a musical collective called Gungor that tours around the world performing and leading worship music in both mainstream and religious venues...

      , Israel Houghton
      Israel Houghton
      -Other recordings :* "Champions for Christ" - Hi5 * "Where Are the Fathers?" from He-Motions * "Send Me to the Nations" from A Wing & A Prayer...

      , songwriters
  • "Glory Defined" - Building 429
    Building 429
    Building 429 is a Christian rock band signed to Essential Records. They were the Gospel Music Association 2005 New Artist of the Year. Their name is derived from a Biblical passage known as Ephesians 4:29, which, in the New International Version of the Bible, reads as follows: "Do not let any...

    • Jason Roy, Jim Cooper
      Jim Cooper (musician)
      Jim Cooper is a Christian musician, songwriter, and producer.Cooper studied at Temple Christian Academy in his hometown. Jim Cooper got his feet wet with Jody Davis with the band Phos Also in the Band was a lead singer by the name of Gary...

      , Kenny Lamb, songwriters
  • "Healing Rain" - Michael W. Smith
    Michael W. Smith
    Michael Whitaker Smith is a Billboard top ten Billboard Hot 100 recording artist and Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. He is one of the best-selling and most influential artists in Contemporary Christian music. Smith also has achieved a considerable amount of...

    • Michael W. Smith, Martin Smith
      Martin Smith (songwriter)
      Martin James Smith is an English vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter. He was the front man of the Christian rock and worship band Delirious? He co-wrote three songs on Michael W. Smith's 2004 album Healing Rain and is going to be collaborating with Michael W. Smith on his upcoming album...

      , Matt Bronlewee, songwriters
  • "Meant to Live
    Meant to Live
    "Meant to Live" is a single by alternative rock band Switchfoot. It peaked at #5 on the US Modern Rock chart, #6 on U.S. Top 40 radio, and #18 on the U.S. Hot 100. It is the first track on the group's 2003 major-label debut album The Beautiful Letdown, and was also featured in a UK version of a...

    " - Switchfoot
    • Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman
      Tim Foreman
      Timothy David Foreman is the bassist for the band Switchfoot. He was born in Lake Arrowhead, California but grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and Virginia Beach, Virginia...

      , songwriters
  • "More
    More (Matthew West song)
    "More" is a song written and performed by contemporary Christian musician Matthew West from his first album, Happy. Released in late 2003, it was the first and most successful radio single of West's career to date. The song stayed at #1 on Christian radio for nine consecutive weeks during 2004,...

    " - Matthew West
    Matthew West
    On July 26, 2002, only a week or two before signing a record contract with Universal South Records, West had an injury to his left arm which threatened his musical career and guitar playing. He says, "I locked myself out of my house. But I'd done that before, and I had a way of breaking in through...

    • Matthew West, Jason Houser, Kenny Greenberg, songwriters
  • "Through the Fire" - The Crabb Family
    The Crabb Family
    The Crabb Family was a Grammy-nominated, Dove Award-winning Southern Gospel group from Beaver Dam, Kentucky. They had sixteen No. 1 songs on the national radio charts.-Members:...

    • Gerald Crabb, songwriter
  • "Who Am I
    Who Am I (Casting Crowns song)
    "Who Am I" is a song by Christian rock band Casting Crowns. This song was released as their second single off their debut album, Casting Crowns.This song was also the compilation album WOW Hits 2005.-Chart performance:-Decade-end charts:...

    " - Casting Crowns
    Casting Crowns
    Casting Crowns is a Grammy Award and Dove Award winning Contemporary Christian/Christian Rock band. Casting Crowns was started in 1999 by youth pastor Mark Hall at First Baptist Church in Downtown Daytona Beach, Florida as part of a youth group. He now serves as a lead vocalist...

    • Mark Hall
      Mark Hall (musician)
      Mark Hall, Jr. is the lead vocalist for the Georgia-based Christian rock group Casting Crowns, a seven-member group made up of all youth pastors.-Early childhood:...

      , songwriter
  • "You Raise Me Up
    You Raise Me Up
    "You Raise Me Up" was the debut single from Westlife's fifth studio album, Face To Face.This version is considered by many to be the most popular , of all the various versions of the same song. The single peaked at #1 on the UK Singles Chart, making it the band's 13th Number One. It was the first...

    " - Selah
    Selah (band)
    Selah is a Christian vocal trio consisting of Todd Smith, Allan Hall, and Amy Perry. They have won three Dove Awards. The group has been featured on The 700 Club, The Hour of Power, and TBN.- History :...

    • Brendan Graham
      Brendan Graham
      Brendan Graham is an Irish novelist and composer. He has published three novels, The Whitest Flower , an Irish no. 2 best seller, The Element of Fire and The Brightest Day, The Darkest Night .He also wrote the lyrics for Rolf Løvland's "You Raise Me Up"...

      , Rolf Løvland
      Rolf Løvland
      Rolf Løvland is a Norwegian composer. Together with Fionnuala Sherry, he formed the celtic group Secret Garden, where he played as the composer/producer/keyboardist...

      , songwriters


Songwriter of the Year
  • Mark Hall
    Mark Hall (musician)
    Mark Hall, Jr. is the lead vocalist for the Georgia-based Christian rock group Casting Crowns, a seven-member group made up of all youth pastors.-Early childhood:...



Producer of the Year
  • Ed Cash
    Ed Cash
    Ed Cash is a producer, songwriter, engineer, and multi-instrumentalist. He was named the “Producer of the Year” at the Gospel Music Awards for four consecutive years and gains recognition for his work with Christian singer, Chris Tomlin...


Pop


Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year
  • "Healing Rain" - Michael W. Smith
    Michael W. Smith
    Michael Whitaker Smith is a Billboard top ten Billboard Hot 100 recording artist and Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. He is one of the best-selling and most influential artists in Contemporary Christian music. Smith also has achieved a considerable amount of...

  • "Letters From War
    Letters From War
    "Letters From War" is a single by singer/songwriter Mark Schultz on his third album Stories & Songs. Inspired by Schultz' family, this Contemporary Christian / Pop song released in 2003 along with its music video and has won several awards.-Background:...

    " - Mark Schultz
    Mark Schultz (musician)
    Mark Schultz is a Contemporary Christian music singer/songwriter. He grew up in Colby, Kansas and graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in marketing. At Kansas State, Mark was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha. He moved to Nashville, Tennessee where he served eight years as a youth group...

  • "Live for Today" - Natalie Grant
    Natalie Grant
    Natalie Grant is a singer-songwriter of contemporary Christian music. Her work has gained prominence, including four consecutive Dove Awards for best female artist, and with her signature song, Held...

  • "More
    More (Matthew West song)
    "More" is a song written and performed by contemporary Christian musician Matthew West from his first album, Happy. Released in late 2003, it was the first and most successful radio single of West's career to date. The song stayed at #1 on Christian radio for nine consecutive weeks during 2004,...

    " - Matthew West
    Matthew West
    On July 26, 2002, only a week or two before signing a record contract with Universal South Records, West had an injury to his left arm which threatened his musical career and guitar playing. He says, "I locked myself out of my house. But I'd done that before, and I had a way of breaking in through...

  • "Who Am I
    Who Am I (Casting Crowns song)
    "Who Am I" is a song by Christian rock band Casting Crowns. This song was released as their second single off their debut album, Casting Crowns.This song was also the compilation album WOW Hits 2005.-Chart performance:-Decade-end charts:...

    " - Casting Crowns
    Casting Crowns
    Casting Crowns is a Grammy Award and Dove Award winning Contemporary Christian/Christian Rock band. Casting Crowns was started in 1999 by youth pastor Mark Hall at First Baptist Church in Downtown Daytona Beach, Florida as part of a youth group. He now serves as a lead vocalist...



Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year
  • All Things New
    All Things New
    All Things New is the thirteenth studio album from Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman. It was released on September 21, 2004 by Sparrow Records....

    - Steven Curtis Chapman
    Steven Curtis Chapman
    Steven Curtis Chapman is an American musician, songwriter, record producer, actor, author, and social activist.After starting his career in the late 1980s as a singer/songwriter of contemporary Christian music, Chapman has since been recognized as one of the most prolific singers in the genre,...

  • Bethany Dillon
    Bethany Dillon (album)
    Bethany Dillon is the self-titled debut album from Bethany Dillon. It was released on April 20, 2004.- Track listing :#"Revolutionaries" - 4:17#"Great Big Mystery" - 3:47#"Beautiful" - 4:01#"Move Forward" - 3:47#"For My Love" - 3:13...

    - Bethany Dillon
    Bethany Dillon
    Bethany Dillon is a Contemporary Christian music artist. She is now married to contemporary Christian recording artist Shane Barnard of Shane & Shane.-Childhood:...

  • Happy
    Happy (Matthew West album)
    Happy is Matthew West's first non-independent album released in 2003. It was followed by History, Sellout and Something to Say.- Track listing :#"More" – 4:28#"Happy" – 3:38#"The Turnaround" – 4:00...

    - Matthew West
    Matthew West
    On July 26, 2002, only a week or two before signing a record contract with Universal South Records, West had an injury to his left arm which threatened his musical career and guitar playing. He says, "I locked myself out of my house. But I'd done that before, and I had a way of breaking in through...

  • Healing Rain
    Healing Rain
    Healing Rain is Michael W. Smith's nineteenth album.- Track listing :# "Here I Am"# "Healing Rain"# "Live Forever"# "Hang On"# "Fly To The Moon"# "Human Spark"# "We Can't Wait Any Longer"# "I Am Love"# "Bridge Over Troubled Water"...

    - Michael W. Smith
    Michael W. Smith
    Michael Whitaker Smith is a Billboard top ten Billboard Hot 100 recording artist and Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. He is one of the best-selling and most influential artists in Contemporary Christian music. Smith also has achieved a considerable amount of...

  • Undone
    Undone (MercyMe album)
    Undone is the third major label studio album from Contemporary Christian band MercyMe. The album features the hit radio singles "Here With Me" and "Homesick". Undone peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart and at number 12 on the Billboard 200...

    - MercyMe
    MercyMe
    MercyMe is an American Christian rock band founded in Greenville, Texas. The band consists of vocalist Bart Millard, keyboardist James Bryson, percussionist Robby Shaffer, bassist Nathan Cochran and guitarists Michael Scheuchzer and Barry Graul....


Rock


Rock Recorded Song of the Year
  • "Come on Back to Me" - Third Day
    Third Day
    Third Day is a Grammy award-winning Christian rock band formed in Marietta, Georgia during the 1990s. The band was founded by lead singer Mac Powell, guitarist Mark Lee and former member Billy Wilkins. The other band members are bassist Tai Anderson and drummer David Carr...

  • "Cornerstone" - Day of Fire
  • "Everything About You
    Everything About You (Sanctus Real song)
    "Everything About You" is a song by Christian rock band Sanctus Real from their second album Fight the Tide. It was released as a radio single in mid-2004 and reached number 1 on R&R magazine's Christian rock radio format by August...

    " - Sanctus Real
    Sanctus Real
    Sanctus Real is an American Christian rock band formed in Toledo, Ohio, in 1996. The group is composed of Matt Hammitt , Chris Rohman , Dan Gartley , Pete Prevost , and Mark Graalman...

  • "Stay
    Stay (Jeremy Camp song)
    "Stay" is the fifth single from Christian singer-songwriter Jeremy Camp's first major label full-length album Stay, released on June 24, 2003.-Awards:On 2005, the song won a Dove Award for Rock Recorded Song of the Year at the 36th GMA Dove Awards....

    " - Jeremy Camp
    Jeremy Camp
    Jeremy Thomas Camp is a contemporary Christian musician from Lafayette, Indiana. Camp has released seven albums, four of them RIAA-certified as Gold and two are live albums, and 17 number-one hit songs...

  • "Without You" - Nate Sallie
    Nate Sallie
    Nate Allen Sallie is a Contemporary Christian music singer. He is signed to Curb Records.-Background:...



Rock Album of the Year
  • Day of Fire
    Day of Fire (album)
    Day of Fire is the eponymous debut album of a alternative rock band Day of Fire. The songs, written by lead singer Joshua Brown and lead guitarist Gregg Hionis, deal with human weakness...

    - Day of Fire
  • Sea of Faces
    Sea of Faces
    Sea of Faces is the second full-length album released by Christian rock group Kutless, released through BEC Records in 2004. The song "Treason" was once the Number 1 song on , and Sea of Faces in the Top 5.-Track listing:#"Not What You See" – 2:57...

    - Kutless
    Kutless
    Kutless is a Christian rock band from Portland, Oregon formed in 1999. Since their formation, they have released six studio albums including their latest, It Is Well. The band has also released a live album, Live from Portland. Currently, they have sold almost 2 million records.-Biography:Formed in...

  • Set It Off - Thousand Foot Krutch
    Thousand Foot Krutch
    Thousand Foot Krutch is a Canadian Christian rock band formed in 1995. They have released five major studio albums: Set It Off , Phenomenon , The Art of Breaking , The Flame In All of Us , and Welcome to the Masquerade . They also have one live album, Live at the Masquerade...

  • They're Only Chasing Safety
    They're Only Chasing Safety
    - Personnel :Underoath*Aaron Gillespie – drums, percussion, vocals*Spencer Chamberlain – lead vocals*Timothy McTague - lead guitar*Grant Brandell – bass guitar*James Smith - rhythm guitar*Christopher Dudley – keyboards, synthesizersAdditional musicians...

    - Underoath
    Underoath
    Underoath is an American Christian metalcore band from Tampa, Florida. Founded by Dallas Taylor and Luke Morton on November 30, 1997 in Ocala, Florida, subsequently its additional members were from Tampa, Florida...

  • Where Do We Go from Here
    Where Do We Go from Here (album)
    Where Do We Go from Here is the third album by Christian metal band Pillar. The song "Bring Me Down" was frequently played on Christian radio stations and was heavily requested on secular stations as well. It was featured on the 2005 Major League Baseball video game, MLB 2006, as well as the...

    - Pillar
    Pillar
    Pillar or Pillars may refer to:* An architectural element, similar to a column* One among a group of principles* Pillar , a Christian rock band* Pillar , the windshield support structure on a car...



Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year
  • "American Dream
    American Dream (Casting Crowns song)
    "American Dream" is a song by Casting Crowns off their debut eponymous album. The band made their first music video to this song. It is the only video from their debut album and only their first of four overall...

    " - Casting Crowns
    Casting Crowns
    Casting Crowns is a Grammy Award and Dove Award winning Contemporary Christian/Christian Rock band. Casting Crowns was started in 1999 by youth pastor Mark Hall at First Baptist Church in Downtown Daytona Beach, Florida as part of a youth group. He now serves as a lead vocalist...

  • "Dare You to Move
    Dare You to Move
    "Dare You to Move" is a single by the alternative rock band Switchfoot from the band's fourth studio album, The Beautiful Letdown. The song was originally called "I Dare You to Move", and was on the album Learning to Breathe, but the band decided to remix it and put it on The Beautiful Letdown...

    " - Switchfoot
    Switchfoot
    Switchfoot is an American rock band from San Diego, California. The band's members are Jon Foreman , Tim Foreman , Chad Butler , Jerome Fontamillas , and Drew Shirley .After early successes in the Christian rock scene, Switchfoot first gained mainstream...

  • "Glory Defined
    Glory Defined
    Glory Defined is an EP by the Christian rock band Building 429, which was released in 2004. The recording was made and distributed to promote the band's third full-length album entitled Space in Between Us...

    " - Building 429
    Building 429
    Building 429 is a Christian rock band signed to Essential Records. They were the Gospel Music Association 2005 New Artist of the Year. Their name is derived from a Biblical passage known as Ephesians 4:29, which, in the New International Version of the Bible, reads as follows: "Do not let any...

  • "Never Alone
    Never Alone (song)
    "Never Alone" is a song by Christian rock band BarlowGirl from their self-titled debut album BarlowGirl. The song was released as a radio single in 2004, when it soon became a #1 hit.-Background and writing:...

    " - BarlowGirl
    BarlowGirl
    BarlowGirl is an American Christian rock–CCM all-female band from Chicago, Illinois. The band is composed of sisters Alyssa , Rebecca , and Lauren Barlow . The band has won several awards in their genre; their song "Never Alone" was the longest running No...

  • "Show You Love
    Show You Love
    "Show You Love" is a song written and performed by Jars of Clay. It was the first single from their 2003 studio album, Who We Are Instead. The song was prominently featured in the Adam Sandler motion picture, Spanglish. The song was featured at the end of an episode of The WB television series...

    " - Jars of Clay
    Jars of Clay
    Jars of Clay is a Christian rock band from Nashville, Tennessee. They met at Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois.Jars of Clay consists of Dan Haseltine on vocals, Charlie Lowell on piano and keyboards, Stephen Mason on lead guitars and Matthew Odmark on rhythm guitars...



Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year
  • Wire
    Wire (album)
    Wire is the seventh album by Christian rock band Third Day. It breaks from the style of the band's previous albums to return to simple, rock and roll-driven melodies...

    - Third Day
    Third Day
    Third Day is a Grammy award-winning Christian rock band formed in Marietta, Georgia during the 1990s. The band was founded by lead singer Mac Powell, guitarist Mark Lee and former member Billy Wilkins. The other band members are bassist Tai Anderson and drummer David Carr...



Modern Rock Recorded Song of the Year
  • "Control" - Mutemath


Modern Rock Album of the Year
  • Fight the Tide
    Fight the Tide
    Fight the Tide is the second studio album from Christian rock band Sanctus Real, and was released on June 15, 2004 under Sparrow Records. Most of the album was written within one month and recorded in only four weeks...

    - Sanctus Real
    Sanctus Real
    Sanctus Real is an American Christian rock band formed in Toledo, Ohio, in 1996. The group is composed of Matt Hammitt , Chris Rohman , Dan Gartley , Pete Prevost , and Mark Graalman...


Rap/Hip-Hop


Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year
  • "Hittin' Curves" - GRITS
    GRITS
    GRITS, also known as G.R.I.T.S., is a Christian Hip Hop group from Nashville, Tennessee. Their name is an acronym, which stands for "Grammatical Revolution In The Spirit." GRITS is made up of Stacey "Coffee" Jones and Teron "Bonafide" Carter, both of whom were DC Talk dancers.Their song "Ooh Aah"...



Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year
  • Welcome to Diverse City - TobyMac
    TobyMac
    Toby McKeehan , better known by his stage name TobyMac , is a Christian recording artist, music producer, hip-hop/pop artist, singer-songwriter, and author....


Inspirational


Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year
  • "Arms Open Wide" - David Phelps
    David Phelps
    David Norris Phelps is an American Christian vocalist, songwriter and vocal arranger, who is best known for singing tenor in the Gaither Vocal Band. He has also released several solo albums, including four Christmas collections...

  • "Still the Cross
    Still the Cross
    Still the Cross is the eighth album by CCM group FFH. It was released on September 14, 2004. The album peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot Christian Albums.-Track listing:#"You Drive I'll Ride"#"You Love Me Anyway"#"Without You"#"Still the Cross"...

    " - FFH
    FFH
    FFH is a Contemporary Christian band from Lancaster, Pennsylvania in the United States. The band is occasionally known as Far From Home. They released six independent projects before being signed by Essential Records. Since then, they have released seven studio albums, as well as a "greatest-hits"...

  • "Untitled Hymn (Come to Jesus)" - Chris Rice
    Chris Rice
    Chris Rice is an American songwriter who works in the contemporary Christian music, contemporary folk, and adult contemporary genres with a style similar to David Wilcox and James Taylor. He became a recording artist as well in 1996 after signing a contract with Michael W...

  • "Voice of Truth
    Voice of Truth (song)
    "Voice of Truth" is a song recorded by Casting Crowns and written by Mark Hall and Steven Curtis Chapman. It was the third single released from their 2003 debut album, Casting Crowns...

    " - Casting Crowns
    Casting Crowns
    Casting Crowns is a Grammy Award and Dove Award winning Contemporary Christian/Christian Rock band. Casting Crowns was started in 1999 by youth pastor Mark Hall at First Baptist Church in Downtown Daytona Beach, Florida as part of a youth group. He now serves as a lead vocalist...

  • "You Can’t Imagine" - The Crabb Family
    The Crabb Family
    The Crabb Family was a Grammy-nominated, Dove Award-winning Southern Gospel group from Beaver Dam, Kentucky. They had sixteen No. 1 songs on the national radio charts.-Members:...

  • "You Raise Me Up
    You Raise Me Up
    "You Raise Me Up" was the debut single from Westlife's fifth studio album, Face To Face.This version is considered by many to be the most popular , of all the various versions of the same song. The single peaked at #1 on the UK Singles Chart, making it the band's 13th Number One. It was the first...

    " - Selah
    Selah (band)
    Selah is a Christian vocal trio consisting of Todd Smith, Allan Hall, and Amy Perry. They have won three Dove Awards. The group has been featured on The 700 Club, The Hour of Power, and TBN.- History :...



Inspirational Album of the Year
  • Hiding Place
    Hiding Place (Selah album)
    Hiding Place is an album from Contemporary Christian group Selah. It was released on 2004.-Track listing:#"You Raise Me Up" - 5:02#"Part the Waters Lord"/"I Need Thee Every Hour" Hiding Place is an album from Contemporary Christian group Selah. It was released on 2004.-Track listing:#"You Raise Me...

     - Selah
    Selah (band)
    Selah is a Christian vocal trio consisting of Todd Smith, Allan Hall, and Amy Perry. They have won three Dove Awards. The group has been featured on The 700 Club, The Hour of Power, and TBN.- History :...


Gospel


Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year
  • "He Came Looking for Me" - The Crabb Family
    The Crabb Family
    The Crabb Family was a Grammy-nominated, Dove Award-winning Southern Gospel group from Beaver Dam, Kentucky. They had sixteen No. 1 songs on the national radio charts.-Members:...



Southern Gospel Album of the Year
  • Driven - The Crabb Family
    The Crabb Family
    The Crabb Family was a Grammy-nominated, Dove Award-winning Southern Gospel group from Beaver Dam, Kentucky. They had sixteen No. 1 songs on the national radio charts.-Members:...

  • Faces - Greater Vision
    Greater Vision
    Greater Vision is a Southern Gospel trio founded in 1990 by Gerald Wolfe, Mark Trammell, and Chris Allman, and often accompanied by pianist Stan Whitmire . Over the last several years, this trio has consistently been named Southern Gospel's favorite trio of the year in the Singing News Fan Awards...

  • Faith, Hope, Joy - Young Harmony
    Young Harmony
    -Musical career:During the week Johnathan and Ginger work in the office of Young Harmony preparing for the next weekend of ministering. They also make the most of their off-road time, spending it with their three children, Josh, Markale and Ashley...

  • Some Things Never Change - Mark Lowry
    Mark Lowry
    Mark Alan Lowry is a Christian comedian, songwriter, and singer, best known for co-writing the song “Mary, Did You Know?”. Lowry performed with the Gaither Vocal Band from 1988–2001 and, in January 2009, he re-joined the group along with other "GVB" alumni Michael English and David Phelps...

  • This I Know - Eartha


Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year
  • "Glory to His Name" - Delores “Mom” Winans
  • "Search Me Lord" - Lynda Randle
    Lynda Randle
    Lynda Tait Randle, alto singer of southern gospel, was born in 1962 and grew up in the inner city of Washington, DC.-Gaither Homecoming:Randle is most well known as a Gaither Homecoming Artist and markets a number of singing videos featuring her mellow alto voice in gospel music, particularly...

  • "Still Here" - The Williams Brothers
  • "That’s Reason Enough" - Bishop Paul S. Morton
  • "Through the Fire" - The Crabb Family
    The Crabb Family
    The Crabb Family was a Grammy-nominated, Dove Award-winning Southern Gospel group from Beaver Dam, Kentucky. They had sixteen No. 1 songs on the national radio charts.-Members:...

     (featuring Donnie McClurkin
    Donnie McClurkin
    Donald Andrew McClurkin, Jr. is an American gospel music singer and minister. He has won three Grammy awards, ten Stellar awards, two BET awards, two Soul Train awards, one Dove award and one NAACP Image award for his work....

    )
  • "We’ve Come To Praise Him" - Joe Pace
    Joe Pace
    Joe Pace is a retired American basketball player with the NBA's Washington Bullets. A 6'10" center from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Coppin State University, he played from 1976 to 1978 and averaged 3.2 points per game. Pace won a league championship with the Bullets in 1978...



Traditional Gospel Album of the Year
  • A Tribute to Mahalia Jackson - Lynda Randle
    Lynda Randle
    Lynda Tait Randle, alto singer of southern gospel, was born in 1962 and grew up in the inner city of Washington, DC.-Gaither Homecoming:Randle is most well known as a Gaither Homecoming Artist and markets a number of singing videos featuring her mellow alto voice in gospel music, particularly...

  • Hymns From My Heart - Delores “Mom” Winans
  • Joe Pace Presents Sunday Morning Service - Joe Pace
    Joe Pace
    Joe Pace is a retired American basketball player with the NBA's Washington Bullets. A 6'10" center from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Coppin State University, he played from 1976 to 1978 and averaged 3.2 points per game. Pace won a league championship with the Bullets in 1978...

  • Still Here - The Williams Brothers
  • The Water I Give - Dottie Peoples
    Dottie Peoples
    Dottie Peoples is an American gospel singer.Born Dorthy Peoples in Dayton, Ohio, Peoples began singing at an early age. After completing high school, she toured with gospel pioneer Dorothy Norwood, a member of The Caravans...



Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year
  • "Again I Say Rejoice" - Israel & New Breed
  • "Because of Who You Are" - Martha Munizzi
    Martha Munizzi
    -Award wins:-Award nominations:Munizzi has been nominated for Grammy, Dove, Stellar and Soul Train Awards as both a performer and songwriter. In 2006, Munizzi was nominated for a Grammy for Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album...

  • "Celebrate (He Lives)" - Fred Hammond
    Fred Hammond
    Fred Hammond is a gospel music singer, bass guitar player, and record producer.-Musical career:Hammond has been active both as a member of the gospel performing group Commissioned, and as a solo artist...

  • "In the Middle" - Smokie Norful
    Smokie Norful
    Rev. W.R. "Smokie" Norful, Jr. is an American gospel singer and pianist, best known for his 2002 album, I Need You Now and his 2004 release, Nothing Without You, which won a Grammy at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album in 2004.-Early life:Norful, a minister who...

  • "Miracle of Love" - BeBe Winans
    BeBe Winans
    Benjamin "BeBe" Winans is a gospel and R&B singer. He is a member of the noted Winans family, most members of which are also gospel artists.-The PTL Club:...

     and Angie Stone
    Angie Stone
    Angie Stone is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, record producer, and occasional actress. She has been nominated for three Grammy Award. She is more successful on the charts R&B charts, with four Top 10 albums, forms including a number one album and 10 singles on the R&B chart,...

  • "Say the Name" - Martha Munizzi
    Martha Munizzi
    -Award wins:-Award nominations:Munizzi has been nominated for Grammy, Dove, Stellar and Soul Train Awards as both a performer and songwriter. In 2006, Munizzi was nominated for a Grammy for Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album...

  • "Undignified" - Stephen Hurd


Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year
  • Live From Another Level - Israel & New Breed

Country & Bluegrass


Country Recorded Song of the Year
  • "Forever" - The Crabb Family
    The Crabb Family
    The Crabb Family was a Grammy-nominated, Dove Award-winning Southern Gospel group from Beaver Dam, Kentucky. They had sixteen No. 1 songs on the national radio charts.-Members:...

  • "I Need You Now" - Billy Ray Cyrus
    Billy Ray Cyrus
    William "Billy" Ray Cyrus is an American country music singer, songwriter, actor and philanthropist, who helped make country music a worldwide phenomenon...

  • "Just a Closer Walk With Thee" - Joe Nichols
  • "Rescue Me" - Wynonna
  • "The Heat of the Battle" - Mike Bowling


Country Album of the Year
  • Heroes - The Isaacs
    The Isaacs
    The Isaacs are a country and bluegrass gospel music group consisting of mother Lily Isaacs, and daughters Becky and Sonya Isaacs and son Ben Isaacs, along with John Bowman as an instrumentalist and songwriter. Joe Isaacs, formerly a singer and banjo player in the group, has left since his 1998...

  • Passing Through
    Passing Through (Randy Travis album)
    Passing Through is the fifteenth studio album released by American country music singer Randy Travis. It is his fourth album of gospel music, and his fourth for Word Records. The album produced two singles on the Billboard country charts: "Four Walls" at #46 and "Angels" at #48...

    - Randy Travis
    Randy Travis
    Randy Travis is an American country music singer and actor. Since 1985, he has recorded 20 studio albums and charted more than 30 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, 22 of which were number one hits...

  • Sunshine
    Sunshine (Jeff & Sheri Easter album)
    Sunshine is an album from Christian duo Jeff & Sheri Easter. It was released on September 28, 2004.-Track listing:All songs written by Sheri Easter, except where noted.# "Why Don't You Try Jesus?" - 3:13...

    - Jeff & Sheri Easter
    Jeff & Sheri Easter
    -Career:Jeff Easter and Sheri Williamson met in August 1984 during the Albert E. Brumley|Albert E. Brumley Sundown to Sunup Gospel Sing in Arkansas. At the time, Jeff was the bassist for the Singing Americans, while Sheri was performing with The Lewis Family...

  • The Journey
    The Journey (The Oak Ridge Boys album)
    The Journey is a studio album released by the country/gospel group The Oak Ridge Boys. The album was released on July 27, 2004.-Track listing:#"Train, Train" - 2:44#"Someplace Green" - 4:00...

    - The Oak Ridge Boys
    The Oak Ridge Boys
    The Oak Ridge Boys are an American country and gospel vocal quartet.The group was founded in the 1940s as the Oak Ridge Quartet. They became popular in southern gospel during the 1950s...

  • Where I Stand - Mike Bowling


Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year
  • "Heroes" - The Isaacs
    The Isaacs
    The Isaacs are a country and bluegrass gospel music group consisting of mother Lily Isaacs, and daughters Becky and Sonya Isaacs and son Ben Isaacs, along with John Bowman as an instrumentalist and songwriter. Joe Isaacs, formerly a singer and banjo player in the group, has left since his 1998...

  • "Little Mountain Church House" - George Hamilton IV
    George Hamilton IV
    George Hege Hamilton IV is an American country musician. He began performing in the late 1950s as a teen idol, later switching to country music in the early 1960s.-Biography:Hamilton was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina...

     with The Moody Brothers
    The Moody Brothers
    The Moody Brothers are an Americana country music trio who gained prominence in 1985 when they were nominated for a Grammy Award for their instrumental performance of the classic fiddle tune "Cotton Eyed Joe"...

  • "The Journey" - The Oak Ridge Boys
    The Oak Ridge Boys
    The Oak Ridge Boys are an American country and gospel vocal quartet.The group was founded in the 1940s as the Oak Ridge Quartet. They became popular in southern gospel during the 1950s...

  • "Traveling Shoes" - The Lewis Family
    The Lewis Family
    The Lewis Family is a family of gospel and bluegrass musicians from Lincolnton, Georgia. They are known as the "First Family of Bluegrass Gospel"....

  • "Walking Through the Fire" - Misty Freeman


Bluegrass Album of the Year
  • A Snow Covered Mound - The Principles
  • Angels Gathering Flowers - The Lewis Family
    The Lewis Family
    The Lewis Family is a family of gospel and bluegrass musicians from Lincolnton, Georgia. They are known as the "First Family of Bluegrass Gospel"....

  • Thank God - Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
  • The Log Cabin, Vol. 4 - Bobby All
  • Will Play for Pie - Chigger Hill Boys & Terri

Praise & Worship


Worship Song of the Year
  • "Blessed Be Your Name" - Tree63
    Tree63
    Tree63 was a Contemporary Christian Music band from Durban, South Africa.-History:The band was formed in 1996 and originally, it was unnamed. In 1997, the band had to come up with a name before performing at North Beach, Durban, and came up with "Tree". They added the 63 part of their name in 2000...

    • Matt Redman
      Matt Redman
      Matt Redman is an English Christian worship leader, songwriter and author based in Brighton.He has worked with Newfrontiers, Passion Conferences, Hillsong London, Soul Survivor, is an artist for Sixstepsrecords and is a member of Compassionart a charity founded by Martin Smith.He appeared with...

      , Beth Redman, songwriters
  • "Healing Rain" - Michael W. Smith
    Michael W. Smith
    Michael Whitaker Smith is a Billboard top ten Billboard Hot 100 recording artist and Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. He is one of the best-selling and most influential artists in Contemporary Christian music. Smith also has achieved a considerable amount of...

    • Michael W. Smith, Martin Smith
      Martin Smith (songwriter)
      Martin James Smith is an English vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter. He was the front man of the Christian rock and worship band Delirious? He co-wrote three songs on Michael W. Smith's 2004 album Healing Rain and is going to be collaborating with Michael W. Smith on his upcoming album...

      , Matt Bronlewee, songwriters
  • "Here I Am to Worship
    Here I am to Worship (song)
    "Here I Am to Worship" is a song written by Tim Hughes and was released as the title song of his debut album Here I Am to Worship. The song is a popular worship ballad. It is commonly sung at Christian churches, festivals and youth gatherings...

    " -
    • Tim Hughes
      Tim Hughes
      Tim Hughes is a British worship leader and singer-songwriter. He is currently Director of Worship at Holy Trinity Brompton, an Anglican church in central London, and heads up Worship Central, an international worship training and resource centre.- Personal life :Hughes is the son of an Anglican...

      , songwriter
  • "I Bless Your Name" - Selah
    Selah (band)
    Selah is a Christian vocal trio consisting of Todd Smith, Allan Hall, and Amy Perry. They have won three Dove Awards. The group has been featured on The 700 Club, The Hour of Power, and TBN.- History :...

    • Elizabeth Goodine, songwriter
  • "Who Am I
    Who Am I (Casting Crowns song)
    "Who Am I" is a song by Christian rock band Casting Crowns. This song was released as their second single off their debut album, Casting Crowns.This song was also the compilation album WOW Hits 2005.-Chart performance:-Decade-end charts:...

    " - Casting Crowns
    Casting Crowns
    Casting Crowns is a Grammy Award and Dove Award winning Contemporary Christian/Christian Rock band. Casting Crowns was started in 1999 by youth pastor Mark Hall at First Baptist Church in Downtown Daytona Beach, Florida as part of a youth group. He now serves as a lead vocalist...

    • Mark Hall
      Mark Hall (musician)
      Mark Hall, Jr. is the lead vocalist for the Georgia-based Christian rock group Casting Crowns, a seven-member group made up of all youth pastors.-Early childhood:...

      , songwriter


Praise & Worship Album of the Year
  • Arriving
    Arriving
    Arriving is an album released in 2004 by Chris Tomlin. The album has received RIAA "Platinum" status and peaked at No. 3 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart. As of October 2008, "How Great Is Our God" is No. 1, and "Holy Is the Lord" is No...

     - Chris Tomlin
    Chris Tomlin
    Christopher Dwayne "Chris" Tomlin is an American Christian Contemporary Music artist, worship leader, and songwriter from Grand Saline, Texas, United States. He is a former staff member at Austin Stone Community Church and is signed to EMI's sixstepsrecords. Tomlin also leads worship at many...


Urban


Urban Recorded Song of the Year
  • "You Don't Know
    You Don't Know (Kierra Sheard song)
    You Don't Know is the smash debut single by gospel artist Kierra "Kiki" Sheard. The song was chosen as the lead single for Sheard's debut project, I Owe You...

    " - Kierra "Kiki" Sheard
    Kierra Sheard
    Kierra "Kiki" Sheard is an American gospel recording artist. She is the daughter of gospel singer Karen Clark Sheard and the granddaughter of gospel choral director Mattie Moss Clark.-Early life:Born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in the suburb of West Bloomfield, Sheard spent her formative years...



Urban Album of the Year
  • Everyday People - Nicole C. Mullen
    Nicole C. Mullen
    Aileen Nicole Coleman-Mullen, known professionally as Nicole C. Mullen, is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and choreographer. She was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio.-Music career:...


Others


Instrumental Album of the Year
  • Caribbean Christmas - Chris McDonald
  • Handprint - Barry D.
  • Piano Hymns: If You Could Hear What I See - Gordon Mote
  • Songs of December: The Familiar Classics - Various artists
  • The Passion of the Christ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    The Passion of the Christ (soundtrack)
    The Passion of the Christ is the soundtrack, on the Sony label, of the 2004 Academy Award-nominated film The Passion of the Christ starring James Caviezel, Maia Morgenstern, Christo Jivkov, Hristo Shopov, Francesco De Vito and Monica Bellucci...

    - Various artists


Children's Music Album of the Year
  • Angel Alert! - Various artists


Spanish Language Album of the Year
  • Cosas Poderosas - Coalo Zamorano
  • Luz en Mi Vida - Pablo Olivares
  • Recordando Otra Vez
    Recordando Otra Vez
    Recordando Otra Vez is the twenty-sixth album released by Christian singer Marcos Witt. The album was recorded live from Los Angeles, California and was winner of the Latin Grammy in the Category of Best Christian album...

    - Marcos Witt
    Marcos Witt
    Marcos Witt , is an American, four-time Latin Grammy Award-winning Christian singer and pastor.-Biography:Marcos Witt is the second born of three children to Jerry and Nola Witt, a young American missionary couple. The Witt family moved to Durango, México, in 1964 and they started a missionary...

  • Te Amo Dios - Praise Street Worship Band
  • Tiempo de Navidad
    Tiempo de Navidad
    Tiempo de Navidad is the twenty-seventh album released by Marcos Witt. This album was nominated for a Latin Grammy in the category of Best Christian album...

    - Marcos Witt


Special Event Album of the Year
  • The Passion of the Christ: Songs
    The Passion of the Christ: Songs
    The Passion of the Christ: Songs is an album of songs inspired by The Passion of the Christ. It was produced by Mark Joseph and Tim Cook and executive produced by Mel Gibson. It won the 2005 GMA Music Award for Special Event Album of the Year...

    (Lost Keyword Records/Wind-up Records
    Wind-Up Records
    Wind-up Entertainment, Inc. is a record label based in New York City. It was formed in 1997 by Alan Meltzer, former owner of CD One Stop, following his 1996 purchase of Grass Records. Wind-up is currently the largest independently-owned record label in the world...

    )


Choral Collection of the Year
  • Blessing, Honor and Praise - Dave Williamson
  • Closer - Geron Davis
    Geron Davis
    Geron Davis is a musician best known as a composer. He was first signed by Meadowgreen Music and best known for penning the song "Holy Ground"...

     and Bradley Knight
  • Live...This is Your House - Carol Cymbala
    Carol Cymbala
    Carol Cymbala is the choir director for the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. She is the wife of pastor Jim Cymbala and daughter of Reverend Clair Hutchins.- Awards :*Grammy Award for Best Gospel Choir or Chorus Album in 2000, 2001, and 2003...

  • Start It Up - Christ Church Choir
  • The Cross Said It All - Lari Goss


Recorded Music Packaging of the Year
  • Happy
    Happy (Matthew West album)
    Happy is Matthew West's first non-independent album released in 2003. It was followed by History, Sellout and Something to Say.- Track listing :#"More" – 4:28#"Happy" – 3:38#"The Turnaround" – 4:00...

     - Matthew West
    Matthew West
    On July 26, 2002, only a week or two before signing a record contract with Universal South Records, West had an injury to his left arm which threatened his musical career and guitar playing. He says, "I locked myself out of my house. But I'd done that before, and I had a way of breaking in through...


Musicals


Musical of the Year
  • Emmanuel: Celebrating Heaven’s Child


Youth/Children's Musical of the Year
  • Fear Not Factor

Videos


Short Form Music Video of the Year
  • "Dare You to Move
    Dare You to Move
    "Dare You to Move" is a single by the alternative rock band Switchfoot from the band's fourth studio album, The Beautiful Letdown. The song was originally called "I Dare You to Move", and was on the album Learning to Breathe, but the band decided to remix it and put it on The Beautiful Letdown...

    " - Switchfoot
    Switchfoot
    Switchfoot is an American rock band from San Diego, California. The band's members are Jon Foreman , Tim Foreman , Chad Butler , Jerome Fontamillas , and Drew Shirley .After early successes in the Christian rock scene, Switchfoot first gained mainstream...

    • Robert Hales
      Robert Hales (director)
      Robert Hales is a graphic designer and music video director from the United Kingdom. Hales has directed music videos by artists such as Jet, The Veronicas, Fuel, Stereophonics, The Donnas, Justin Timberlake, Nine Inch Nails, Miley Cyrus, Gnarls Barkley and Crowded House...

       (video director), Nina Grossman Warner (video producer)


Long Form Music Video of the Year
  • Switchfoot Live In San Diego
    Live in San Diego
    Live in San Diego is a DVD of a concert by the band Switchfoot. It was released in 2004, between the band's albums The Beautiful Letdown and Nothing Is Sound. With the exception of "Learning to Breathe", all of the songs performed at this concert were from their 2003 double-platinum selling album...

     - Switchfoot
    Switchfoot
    Switchfoot is an American rock band from San Diego, California. The band's members are Jon Foreman , Tim Foreman , Chad Butler , Jerome Fontamillas , and Drew Shirley .After early successes in the Christian rock scene, Switchfoot first gained mainstream...

    • Dwight Thompson (video director and producer)

Artists with multiple nominations and awards


The following artists received multiple nominations:
  • Eight: Michael W. Smith
    Michael W. Smith
    Michael Whitaker Smith is a Billboard top ten Billboard Hot 100 recording artist and Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. He is one of the best-selling and most influential artists in Contemporary Christian music. Smith also has achieved a considerable amount of...

  • Seven: Casting Crowns
    Casting Crowns
    Casting Crowns is a Grammy Award and Dove Award winning Contemporary Christian/Christian Rock band. Casting Crowns was started in 1999 by youth pastor Mark Hall at First Baptist Church in Downtown Daytona Beach, Florida as part of a youth group. He now serves as a lead vocalist...

  • Six: Mark Hall
    Mark Hall (musician)
    Mark Hall, Jr. is the lead vocalist for the Georgia-based Christian rock group Casting Crowns, a seven-member group made up of all youth pastors.-Early childhood:...

    , The Crabb Family
    The Crabb Family
    The Crabb Family was a Grammy-nominated, Dove Award-winning Southern Gospel group from Beaver Dam, Kentucky. They had sixteen No. 1 songs on the national radio charts.-Members:...

    , Gerald Crabb
  • Five: Switchfoot
    Switchfoot
    Switchfoot is an American rock band from San Diego, California. The band's members are Jon Foreman , Tim Foreman , Chad Butler , Jerome Fontamillas , and Drew Shirley .After early successes in the Christian rock scene, Switchfoot first gained mainstream...

    , Israel Houghton
    Israel Houghton
    -Other recordings :* "Champions for Christ" - Hi5 * "Where Are the Fathers?" from He-Motions * "Send Me to the Nations" from A Wing & A Prayer...

    , MercyMe
    MercyMe
    MercyMe is an American Christian rock band founded in Greenville, Texas. The band consists of vocalist Bart Millard, keyboardist James Bryson, percussionist Robby Shaffer, bassist Nathan Cochran and guitarists Michael Scheuchzer and Barry Graul....

    , Matthew West
    Matthew West
    On July 26, 2002, only a week or two before signing a record contract with Universal South Records, West had an injury to his left arm which threatened his musical career and guitar playing. He says, "I locked myself out of my house. But I'd done that before, and I had a way of breaking in through...

  • Four: Steven Curtis Chapman
    Steven Curtis Chapman
    Steven Curtis Chapman is an American musician, songwriter, record producer, actor, author, and social activist.After starting his career in the late 1980s as a singer/songwriter of contemporary Christian music, Chapman has since been recognized as one of the most prolific singers in the genre,...

    , BarlowGirl
    BarlowGirl
    BarlowGirl is an American Christian rock–CCM all-female band from Chicago, Illinois. The band is composed of sisters Alyssa , Rebecca , and Lauren Barlow . The band has won several awards in their genre; their song "Never Alone" was the longest running No...

    , Selah
    Selah (band)
    Selah is a Christian vocal trio consisting of Todd Smith, Allan Hall, and Amy Perry. They have won three Dove Awards. The group has been featured on The 700 Club, The Hour of Power, and TBN.- History :...

    , Jeremy Camp
    Jeremy Camp
    Jeremy Thomas Camp is a contemporary Christian musician from Lafayette, Indiana. Camp has released seven albums, four of them RIAA-certified as Gold and two are live albums, and 17 number-one hit songs...

    , Martha Munizzi
    Martha Munizzi
    -Award wins:-Award nominations:Munizzi has been nominated for Grammy, Dove, Stellar and Soul Train Awards as both a performer and songwriter. In 2006, Munizzi was nominated for a Grammy for Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album...

    , Martin Smith
    Martin Smith (songwriter)
    Martin James Smith is an English vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter. He was the front man of the Christian rock and worship band Delirious? He co-wrote three songs on Michael W. Smith's 2004 album Healing Rain and is going to be collaborating with Michael W. Smith on his upcoming album...

    , Joe Pace
    Joe Pace
    Joe Pace is a retired American basketball player with the NBA's Washington Bullets. A 6'10" center from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Coppin State University, he played from 1976 to 1978 and averaged 3.2 points per game. Pace won a league championship with the Bullets in 1978...

    , Sanctus Real
    Sanctus Real
    Sanctus Real is an American Christian rock band formed in Toledo, Ohio, in 1996. The group is composed of Matt Hammitt , Chris Rohman , Dan Gartley , Pete Prevost , and Mark Graalman...

    , J. Moss and Matt Redman
    Matt Redman
    Matt Redman is an English Christian worship leader, songwriter and author based in Brighton.He has worked with Newfrontiers, Passion Conferences, Hillsong London, Soul Survivor, is an artist for Sixstepsrecords and is a member of Compassionart a charity founded by Martin Smith.He appeared with...

  • Three: Jon Foreman
    Jon Foreman
    Jonathan Mark Foreman is the lead singer, lead guitarist, main songwriter and co-founder of the alternative rock band Switchfoot. He started Switchfoot in 1996 with drummer Chad Butler and bassist Tim Foreman ....

  • Two: Israel & New Breed, Marcos Witt
    Marcos Witt
    Marcos Witt , is an American, four-time Latin Grammy Award-winning Christian singer and pastor.-Biography:Marcos Witt is the second born of three children to Jerry and Nola Witt, a young American missionary couple. The Witt family moved to Durango, México, in 1964 and they started a missionary...


The following artists received multiple awards:
  • Four: Casting Crowns
    Casting Crowns
    Casting Crowns is a Grammy Award and Dove Award winning Contemporary Christian/Christian Rock band. Casting Crowns was started in 1999 by youth pastor Mark Hall at First Baptist Church in Downtown Daytona Beach, Florida as part of a youth group. He now serves as a lead vocalist...

    , Switchfoot
    Switchfoot
    Switchfoot is an American rock band from San Diego, California. The band's members are Jon Foreman , Tim Foreman , Chad Butler , Jerome Fontamillas , and Drew Shirley .After early successes in the Christian rock scene, Switchfoot first gained mainstream...

    , The Crabb Family
    The Crabb Family
    The Crabb Family was a Grammy-nominated, Dove Award-winning Southern Gospel group from Beaver Dam, Kentucky. They had sixteen No. 1 songs on the national radio charts.-Members:...

  • Two: Jeremy Camp
    Jeremy Camp
    Jeremy Thomas Camp is a contemporary Christian musician from Lafayette, Indiana. Camp has released seven albums, four of them RIAA-certified as Gold and two are live albums, and 17 number-one hit songs...

    , Nicole C. Mullen
    Nicole C. Mullen
    Aileen Nicole Coleman-Mullen, known professionally as Nicole C. Mullen, is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and choreographer. She was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio.-Music career:...

    , Mark Hall
    Mark Hall (musician)
    Mark Hall, Jr. is the lead vocalist for the Georgia-based Christian rock group Casting Crowns, a seven-member group made up of all youth pastors.-Early childhood:...

    , Israel & New Breed


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