Switchfoot, Casting Crowns Dominate Dove Awards

Published: 2005-04-15
The 2005 Gospel Music Awards went off without a hitch Wednesday in Nashville, Tennessee. Celebrating the best in Christian music, the Dove awards are handed out for everything from Children's Music Album of the Year, to the big one, Artist of the Year.

This year California rockers Switchfoot walked off with the most loot, picking up the much coveted Artist of the Year title, as well as Rock/Contemporary Song and Short Form Music Video for "Dare You To Move," and Long Form Music Video for "Switchfoot Live in San Diego."

The Crabb Family didn't do too poorly either, snatching four awards including Southern Gospel Album. Casting Crowns grabbed Group of the Year and four other statues when front man Mark Hall's individual awards are included. Their song "Who Am I," written by Hall, garnered the Atlanta band Pop/Contemporary Song and the overall Song of the Year, and Hall was named Songwriter of the Year.

Some of the other 2005 Dove Award winners include the following:

Male Vocalist of the Year - Jeremy Camp
Female Vocalist of the Year - Nicole C. Mullen
New Artist of the Year - Building 429
Producer of the Year - Ed Cash
Modern Rock Song - "Control," MuteMath
Rock Song - "Stay," Jeremy Camp
Southern Gospel Song - "He Came Looking For Me," The Crabb Family
Country Song - "Forever," The Crabb Family
Rap/Hip Hop Album - Welcome To Diverse City, tobyMac
Modern Rock Album - Fight the Tide, Sanctus Real
Urban Album - Everyday People, Nicole C. Mullen
Children's Music Album - Angel Alert! various

For a full listing of GMA Music award winners, go to www.gmamusicawards.com.

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt



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