The Dove Awards 2009

Interviews: Megan Mottley
Photos: Megan Mottley, Gospel Music Association, Your Music Zone
The DOVE Awards is coveted as the biggest night in Christian/Gospel Music. The night started with live performances from Mary Mary and Kierra “KiKi” Sheard. The rest of the show was filled with even more inspiring performances, surprise guest presenters, and tributes to artists that have paved the way for others in the music industry. Enjoy the pictures and interviews from this year’s DOVE Awards and if you’re looking for some exciting new music to add to your Ipod, check out the entire list of winners.
DOVE Awards Biggest Winner
Artist of The Year, Songwriter of the Year

Steven Curtis Chapman with his wife and boys.
Chapman took home 3 DOVE Awards and
shared the victory with his family.

Chapman tragically lost his 5-year-old daughter, Maria, last year in an automobile accident and winning the DOVE Awards was evidently a bittersweet experience for Chapman and his entire family.

“I understand the songs even more now. This experience has made me take scriptures and songs and anchor my heart to them. I have learned that God’s strength is perfect in our weakness.”

Natalie Grant

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

“Other than performing I am very involved with the Home Foundation, a non-profit charitable foundation dedicated to the eradication of human trafficking both domestically and abroad.”

Brandon Heath

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
SONG OF THE YEAR
“Give Me Your Eyes”; Brandon Heath
POP/CONTEMPORARY RECORDED SONG
“Give Me Your Eyes”; What If We; Brandon Heath

Blind Boys of Alabama

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL RECORDED SONG

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM

“We always strive to bring hope and encouragement through our music…and this album was especially dedicated to the people in New Orleans, LA.”

KJ-52

RAP/HIP HOP RECORDED SONG
“Do Yo Thang”
“Christian Rap & Hip Hop music are at the
best level of acceptance than ever before in the music industry.”

Martha Munizzi

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL ALBUM
Change the World

“When we worship God He changes us and
we can in turn change the world.
Praise and worship draws people to
God and color does not matter.”

LaRue Howard

“I was so excited to work with Martha Munizzi
on ‘How Great Is Our God’.”

Jars of Clay
“I think people should serve in any way that you can.
The choices that we make here make a difference. We
should invest in other humans and in other people’s
stories. We have to sometimes endure the pain in order
to embrace the gain.”
Founders of the Blood:Water Mission, the non-profit organization launched in 2001, Jars of Clay has funded more than 650 water projects, along with hygiene and sanitation training, in 11 African countries. Source: CMSpin
MaryMary
Opened the DOVE Awards with their high-energy song “Get Up”

By the end of the night, MaryMary won a Dove Award
for Urban Recorded Song of the Year,
“Get Up,” from their #1 Gospel Album, The Sound.
“We have some exciting new things happening in the future…
a Bath & Body Line and a new Book!”

Mary Mary backstage flattered when I told them that I’m glad that they wrote a song like “Dirt” on of their new album. They even began to sing the tune and explained that “We all need a little bit, need a little bit, need a little bit of dirt to grow, we all need a little rain to wash our souls…”

Tenth Avenue North

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Group 1 Crew

RAP/HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Ordinary Dreamers
Casting Crowns

GROUP OF THE YEAR

Sinbad & His Daughter Paige from Press Play

ENTIRE LIST OF 2009 DOVE AWARD WINNERS

Artist of the Year: Steven Curtis Chapman

New Artist of the Year: Tenth Avenue North
Song of the Year: “Give Me Your Eyes” Brandon Heath, Jason Ingram
Male Vocalist of the Year: Brandon Heath
Female Vocalist of the Year: Natalie Grant
Group of the Year: Casting Crowns
Producer of the Year: Bernie Herms
Rock Recorded Song of the Year: “Lost” by Red
Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year:
“Washed By The Water” by NeedToBreathe
Urban Recorded Song of the Year: “Get Up” by MaryMary
Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year: “Do Yo Thang” by KJ-52
Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year:
“Give Me Your Eyes” by Brandon Heath
Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year:
“A New Hallelujah” by Michael W. Smith
Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year:
“Reason Enough” by Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year:
“They’re Holding Up The Ladder” by Jeff & Sheri Easter
Country Recorded Song of the Year: “I Wish” by Point of Grace
Rap / Hip Hop Album of the Year: Ordinary Dreamers, Group 1 Crew
Rock Album of the Year: Satisfied, DecembeRadio
Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year: Never Going Back to OK, The Afters
Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year: Revelation, Third Day
Inspirational Album of the Year: Great God Who Saves, Laura Story
Southern Gospel Album of the Year: Lovin’ Life; Ernie Gaither Vocal Band; Bill Gaither, Guy Penrod, Marshall Hall, Wes Hampton; Gaither Music Group
Bluegrass Album of the Year: We Are Family, Jeff & Sheri Easter
Country Album of the Year: Around the Bend, Randy Travis
Urban Album of the Year: The Fight of My Life, Kirk Franklin
Traditional Gospel Album of the Year:
Down in New Orleans, The Blind Boys of Alabama
Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year: Change the World, Martha Munizzi
Instrumental Album of the Year: Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Various
Children’s Music Album of the Year:
Absolute Modern Worship for Kids 4, Various
Spanish Language Album of the Year: Seventh Day Slumber, Rescatame
Special Event Album of the Year: Passion: God of This City, Various
Christmas Album of the Year: Peace on Earth, Casting Crowns
Praise & Worship Album of the Year: A New Hallelujah, Michael W. Smith
Musical of the Year: God Bless the USA by Sue C. Smith, Brentwood/Benson
Youth/Children’s Musical of the Year: An Island Christmas by Wayne Haun, Shelby Haun, Joel Lindsey, Lillenas Publishing
Choral Collection of the Year: I’ll Say Yes by Carol Cymbala,
Brooklyn Tabernacle Music
Recorded Music Packaging of the Year: Revelation (Third Day) by Tim Parker, Becka Blackburn, David McLister, R.W. Sims, Essential Records
Short Form Music Video of the Year: Slow Fade, Casting Crowns,
Erwin Brothers Motion Pictures
Long Form Music Video of the Year: “Alive and Transported,” tobyMac,
Eric Welch, Tameron Hedge

Congratulations To All DOVE Award Winners!

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