Carrie Underwood, Chris Tomlin win at GMA Music Awards

Published: 2006-04-07
The 37th annual GMA Music Awards were held in Nashville this week, and Chris Tomlin was a favourite Dove Award winner of the evening, taking home 5 awards. Tomlin has been heating up the charts with tracks off his album Arriving and with his contributions to the Passion Conference and to the soundtrack from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Carrie Underwood received her first Dove Award for her Country Recorded Song, Jesus Take the Wheel. Texas-based rock quartet The Afters received their New Artist of the Year Dove Award just one week after the band was invited to perform its hit song "Beautiful Love" on MTV's "TRL."

One of the evening's highlights was a surprise performance honouring Steven Curtis Chapman for his 50th Dove Award, which he accepted for Special Event Album of the Year on behalf of all the artists on the Chronicles of Narnia project. Gospel music legends Andra» Crouch, Michael Sweet and Bryan Duncan provided testimonies to Chapman while favourites like Jeremy Camp, David Crowder, Casting Crowns' Mark Hall and Third Day's Mac Powell performed an acoustic set of classic Chapman Dove-winning music. Chapman was surprised by the tribute and was visibly moved by the outpouring of affection from his musical colleagues.

Below are some highlights of who went home a Dove award winner:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Chris Tomlin

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Chris Tomlin

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Natalie Grant

GROUP OF THE YEAR
Casting Crowns

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
The Afters

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Christa Wells

SONG OF THE YEAR song title; writer; publisher (award to the writer and publisher) "How Great is Our God"; Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, Ed Cash; Worshiptogether.com Songs (ASCAP), sixsteps Music (ASCAP), Alletrope Music (BMI)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Ed Cash

RAP/HIP HOP RECORDED SONG (song; album; artist; writer; label)
"Trainwreck"; Bullet; Mat Kearney; Mat Kearney, Robert Marvin; Inpop Records

ROCK RECORDED SONG (song; album; artist; writer; label)
"The Slam"; Welcome to Diverse City; tobyMac featuring T-Bone; Toby McKeehan, Christopher Stevens, Joe Weber, T-Bone; Forefront Records

ROCK/CONTEMPORARY RECORDED SONG (song; album; artist; writer; label)
"Here is Our King"; A Collision; David Crowder Band; David Crowder; sixsteps Records/Sparrow Records

COUNTRY RECORDED SONG (song; album; artist; writer; label)
"Jesus, Take the Wheel"; Some Hearts; Carrie Underwood; Brett James, Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson; Arista/Arista Nashville/19 Recordings

ROCK ALBUM (album; artist; producer; label)
Mmhmm; Relient K; Mark Lee Townsend, Matthew Theissen; Gotee Records/Capitol Records

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL ALBUM (album; artist; producer; label)
Mary Mary; Mary Mary; Warryn Campbell, Dontae Winslow, Nisan Stewart, Steve Huff, Charlie Beveal, Kenny Beveal, Jazz Nixon; Sony Urban/Columbia/My Block

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM (album; artist; producer; label)
Life; Andy Hunter; Tedd T., Andy Hunter; Sparrow Records


SPECIAL EVENT ALBUM (album; artist; producer; label)
Music Inspired by the Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe; Jeremy Camp, Steven Curtis Chapman, David Crowder Band, Delirious?, Bethany Dillon, Jars of Clay, Kutless, Nichole Nordeman, Rebecca St. James, tobyMac, Chris Tomlin; Ed Cash, Steven Curtis Chapman, David Crowder, Andy Dodd, Sam Gibson, Dan Haseltine, Charlie Lowell, Steve Mason, Matt Odmark, Jay Joyce, Shaun Shenkel, Aaron Sprinkle, Toby McKeehan, Adam Watts, Christopher Stevens, Mitch Dane; Sparrow Records


SHORT FORM MUSIC VIDEO (title; artist; director; producer; production company; label - award given to artist, director, producer if other than artist) "Stars"; Switchfoot; Coleen Haynes; Scott Speer; HIS Productions; Sparrow Records/Columbia Records

Writer: Soul Shine Staff

   

 

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