32nd Annual Dove Awards Handed Out in Nashville

Television Event Will Air on WGN Cable on May 4;

Diversity on Display in Winners List and Performances



Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Gospel Music Association

    NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The 32nd Annual Dove Awards,
 contemporary Christian and Gospel music's annual celebration of its industry's
 achievements, sponsored this year by Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:   JNJ), showcased
 the diversity of the genre on stage and with the awards handed out here
 tonight at the Grand Ole Opry House before a sold-out audience.
     Rock band Third Day came away the big winner of the night, grabbing Dove
 Awards in five categories, including Group of the Year and Artist of the Year,
 and Nicole C. Mullen took home four Dove Awards, including Songwriter of the
 Year.  After that, the Doves were spread out among artists representing varied
 styles of music.
     The performers on stage were as varied as the winners.  From Point of
 Grace's opening performance debuting a new single "Begin With Me," to the
 rousing closing of Nicole C. Mullen's Song of the Year winner, "Redeemer," the
 two-hour show, which was taped for television broadcast on WGN Cable on
 Friday, May 4 at 8 p.m. CT, enjoyed its most diverse line-up in the 32-year
 history of the Dove Awards.
     The awards show, hosted by Michael W. Smith, included performances by
 Yolanda Adams, Aaron Neville with Avalon, Plus One, the O.C. Supertones,
 Gaither Vocal Band, Donnie McClurkin, Jaci Velasquez and Mary Mary with Kirk
 Franklin.  Presenters included Music Producer David Foster, Oklahoma
 Congressman J.C. Watts, Actress Cassidy Rae, Country Music legends Barbara
 Mandrell and the Oak Ridge Boys and the Peasall Sisters from "O Brother Where
 Art Thou?"
     "This was an amazing night for gospel music," said Frank Breeden,
 president of the Gospel Music Association (GMA) and executive producer of the
 Dove Awards.  "I can't remember a more exciting show with so many stand-out
 performances, and with so many different artists being honored with Dove
 trophies.  We've always been proud of our diversity; tonight we truly
 celebrated it.  We are excited for the rest of the country to share in this
 unique television event when it premieres May 4."
     Dove Award winners in the major categories included Steven Curtis Chapman,
 taking home the Male Vocalist honors, his 45th Dove, continuing his reign as
 the all-time Dove Award winner.  Singer/Songwriter Nichole Nordeman, won her
 first Dove Award for Female Vocalist of the Year, and the New Artist of the
 Year went to Foster's teen sensation group, Plus One.
     Third Day and its individual band members went home with a total of
 15 statuettes.  In addition to the Artist and Group honors, the band won Dove
 Awards for Praise & Worship Album for "Offerings: A Worship Album," Rock
 Recorded Song for "Sky Falls Down," and Special Event Album for their
 participation on "City On A Hill."  Each member of the band, Mac Powell, Mark
 Lee, Tai Anderson, Brad Avery and David Carr, won individual Dove Awards for
 writing on Rock Recorded Song and for production credits on Praise & Worship
 Album.
     Other multiple Dove winners included Mary Mary, who won Doves for Urban
 Recorded Song, "Shackles (Praise You)," which is from their Urban Album of the
 Year, "Thankful."  Sisters Erica Atkins and Trecina Atkins, who make up Mary
 Mary, also won individual awards as songwriters on their Urban Song.  Michael
 W. Smith grabbed three Doves; his "This Is Your Time" album won for
 Pop/Contemporary Album, which Smith also produced.  Smith's third award came
 for his part in creating "Friends 4Ever," the winner of Youth/Children's
 Musical Dove.  Bill Gaither's Gaither Vocal Band won Doves for Southern Gospel
 Recorded Song, "God Is Good All The Time," and Southern Gospel Album, "I Do
 Believe."  Gaither was producer on the album and also won for producing the
 Long Form Video, "A Farewell Celebration" by the Cathedrals.
     A complete listing of the 32nd Annual Dove Award winners follows.
     Besides emotional and heartfelt acceptance speeches, one of the more
 stirring moments of the Dove Awards show came when the GMA honored its
 official charity, Feed the Children's founders' Larry and Frances Jones with
 the GMA Humanitarian Award.  The Jones' were joined on stage by Maria
 Topalovich, a young Bosnian amputee who received prosthetics and renewed
 ability to walk from Feed the Children's charitable efforts.  Feed the
 Children is the fifth largest relief organization in the world and earlier in
 the week, held a food collection in Nashville during the annual Gospel Music
 Week convention.
     The Dove Awards are scheduled for several additional television airings
 after the national premiere on WGN Cable on May 4.  PAX TV network will offer
 the broadcast in major markets such as Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Boston,
 Detroit, Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago and Nashville, Tenn.  For a full listing,
 visit www.doveawards.com.
     dick clark productions, inc. served as consulting producer of the 32nd
 Annual Dove Awards and four-time Dove Award producer, Bob Gordon, was
 producer.  Multiple Grammy Award winner Michael Omartian served as music
 director.  Director on the show was Clay Jacobsen, Gregg Horne, set designer
 and Michael Carver, lighting designer.
     Founded in 1964, the 5,000-member Gospel Music Association is dedicated to
 educating the public and the music industry concerning the mission and role of
 gospel music in today's world.  The Gospel Music Association produces the Dove
 Awards, which recognizes achievement in all genres of Gospel music and is the
 premiere television awards show for the contemporary Christian and Gospel
 music industry.
 
                         32nd Annual Dove Award Winners
 
     Artist of the Year
      Third Day
 
     New Artist of the Year
      Plus One
 
     Male Vocalist of the Year
      Steven Curtis Chapman
 
     Female Vocalist of the Year
      Nichole Nordeman
 
     Group of the Year
      Third Day
 
     Song of the Year
      "Redeemer;"
      Songwriter -- Nicole C. Mullen
      Publisher - Seat of the Pants Music ASCAP, Wordspring Music, Lil' Jas'
      Music SESAC
 
     Songwriter of the Year
      Nicole C. Mullen
 
     Producer of the Year
      Brown Bannister
 
     Rap/Hip Hop/Dance Recorded Song
      "All Around the World;" "Power;" ForeFront Records
      Artist - Raze
      Songwriters - Ja'Marc Davis, Zarc Porter, Mark Pennells
 
     Modern Rock/Alternative Recorded Song
      "Dive;" "Supernatural;" ForeFront Records
      Artist - dcTalk
      Songwriters - Toby McKeehan, Michael Tait, Kevin Max, Mark Heimermann
 
     Hard Music Recorded Song
      "Point #1;" "Point #1;" Squint
      Artist - Chevelle
      Songwriters - Pete Loeffler, Sam Loeffler, Joe Loeffler
 
     Rock Recorded Song
      "Sky Falls Down;" "Time," Essential Records
      Artist - Third Day
      Songwriters - Mac Powell, Mark Lee, Tai Anderson, Brad Avery, David Carr
 
     Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song
      "Redeemer," "Nicole C. Mullen;" Word Records
      Artist - Nicole C. Mullen
      Songwriter - Nicole C. Mullen
 
     Inspirational Recorded Song
      "Blessed;" "Live For You;" Word Records
      Artist - Rachael Lampa
      Songwriters - Ginny Owens, Cindy Morgan
 
     Southern Gospel Recorded Song
      "God Is Good All The Time;" "God Is Good;" Spring Hill
      Artist - Gaither Vocal Band
      Songwriter - Tina Sadler
 
     Bluegrass Recorded Song
      "Are You Afraid To Die?;" "Soldier of the Cross;" Skaggs Family
      Artist - Rick Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder
      Songwriters - Ira Louvin, Charlie Louvin, Eddie Hill
 
     Country Recorded Song
      "Baptism;" "Inspirational Journey;" Atlantic Records
      Artist - Randy Travis
      Songwriter - Mickey Cates
 
     Urban Recorded Song
      "Shackles (Praise You);" "Thankful;" Columbia Records
      Artist - Mary Mary
      Songwriter - Warryn Campbell, Erica Atkins, Trecina Atkins
 
     Traditional Gospel Recorded Song
       "We Fall Down;" "Live in London & More;" Verity
       Artist - Donnie McClurkin
       Songwriter - Kyle Matthews
 
     Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song
      "Alabaster Box;" "Alabaster Box;" Wellspring Gospel
      Artist - CeCe Winans
      Songwriter - Janice Sjostran
 
     Rap/Hip Hop/Dance Album
      "The Plan;" Forefront
      Artist - Raze
      Producer - Michael Anthony Taylor, Tedd Tjornhom
 
     Modern Rock/Alternative Album
      "Jordan's Sister;" Sparrow
      Artist - Kendall Payne
      Producer - Ron Aniello, Glen Ballard
 
     Hard Music Album
      "Above;" Flickerrecords.com
      Artist - Pillar
      Producer - Travis Wyrick
 
     Rock Album
      "Tree63;" inpop Records
      Artist - Tree63
      Producer - Andrew Philip, EH Holden
 
     Pop/Contemporary Album
      "This Is Your Time;" Reunion Records
      Artist - Michael W. Smith
      Producer - Michael W. Smith; Bryan Lenox
 
     Inspirational Album
      "Home;" Myrrh
      Artist - Fernando Ortega
      Producer - John Andrew Schreiner
 
     Southern Gospel Album
      "I Do Believe;" Spring Hill
      Artist - Gaither Vocal Band
      Producer - Bill Gaither, Guy Penrod, Michael Sykes
 
     Bluegrass Album
      "Inspirational Journey;" Atlantic Records
      Artist - Randy Travis
      Producer - Kyle Lehning
 
     Urban Album
      "Thankful;" Columbia
      Artist - Mary Mary
      Producer - Warryn "Baby Dubb" Campbell
 
     Traditional Gospel Album
      "You Can Make It;" Myrrh
      Artist - Shirley Caesar
      Producers - Bubba Smith, Shirley Caesar, Michael Mathis
 
     Contemporary Gospel Album
      "Purpose By Design;" Verity
      Artist - Fred Hammond & Radical for Christ
      Producer - Fred Hammond
 
     Instrumental Album
      "Lights of Madrid;" Wordartisan
      Artist - Phil Keaggy
      Producer - Phil Keaggy
 
     Praise & Worship Album
      "Offerings: A Worship Album;" Essential Records
      Artist - Third Day
      Producers - Monroe Jones, Mac Powell, Mark Lee, Tai Anderson, Brad Avery,
      David Carr, Joey Canaday
 
     Children's Music Album
      "A Queen, A King, and A Very Blue Berry" - Veggie Tunes; Big Idea
      Producers - Kurt Heinecke, Mike Nawrocki
 
     Spanish Language Album
      "Solo el amor;" Word Latin
      Artist - Miguel Agnel Guerra
      Producer - Hal S. Batt
 
     Special Event Album
      "City on a Hill - Songs of Worship and Praise;" Essential Records
      Artists - Jars of Clay, Sixpence None the Richer, Third Day, Caedmon's
      Call, FFH, The Choir, Gene Eugene, Sonicflood, Peter Furler
      Producer - Steve Hindalong
 
     Musical - tie
      "2,000 Decembers Ago"
      Creator - Joel Lindsey, Russell Mauldin
      Publisher - Brentwood-Benson Music
 
      "Redeemer"
      Creators - Claire Cloninger, Robert Sterling
      Publisher - Word Music
 
     Youth/Children's Musical
      "Friends 4Ever"
      Creator - Karla Worley, Steven V. Taylor, Seth Worley, Peter Kipley,
      Michael W. Smith
      Publisher - Word Music
 
     Choral Collection
      "God Is Working"
      Creator - Carol Cymbala
      Publisher - Brooklyn Tabernacle Music
 
     Recorded Music Packaging
      "Roaring Lambs;" Squint Records
      Art Director - Buddy Jackson, Karinne Caulkins/Jackson
      Photographer - Ben Pearson
 
     Short Form Music Video
      "Rock the Party (Off the Hook);" Atlantic Records
      Artist - P.O.D.
      Producers - Angela Jones, Marcos Siega
 
     Long Form Music Video
      "A Farewell Celebration;" Spring House
      Artist - The Cathedrals
      Producers - Bryan Bateman, Bill Gaither, Dennis Glore
 
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SOURCE Gospel Music Association
    NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The 32nd Annual Dove Awards,
 contemporary Christian and Gospel music's annual celebration of its industry's
 achievements, sponsored this year by Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:   JNJ), showcased
 the diversity of the genre on stage and with the awards handed out here
 tonight at the Grand Ole Opry House before a sold-out audience.
     Rock band Third Day came away the big winner of the night, grabbing Dove
 Awards in five categories, including Group of the Year and Artist of the Year,
 and Nicole C. Mullen took home four Dove Awards, including Songwriter of the
 Year.  After that, the Doves were spread out among artists representing varied
 styles of music.
     The performers on stage were as varied as the winners.  From Point of
 Grace's opening performance debuting a new single "Begin With Me," to the
 rousing closing of Nicole C. Mullen's Song of the Year winner, "Redeemer," the
 two-hour show, which was taped for television broadcast on WGN Cable on
 Friday, May 4 at 8 p.m. CT, enjoyed its most diverse line-up in the 32-year
 history of the Dove Awards.
     The awards show, hosted by Michael W. Smith, included performances by
 Yolanda Adams, Aaron Neville with Avalon, Plus One, the O.C. Supertones,
 Gaither Vocal Band, Donnie McClurkin, Jaci Velasquez and Mary Mary with Kirk
 Franklin.  Presenters included Music Producer David Foster, Oklahoma
 Congressman J.C. Watts, Actress Cassidy Rae, Country Music legends Barbara
 Mandrell and the Oak Ridge Boys and the Peasall Sisters from "O Brother Where
 Art Thou?"
     "This was an amazing night for gospel music," said Frank Breeden,
 president of the Gospel Music Association (GMA) and executive producer of the
 Dove Awards.  "I can't remember a more exciting show with so many stand-out
 performances, and with so many different artists being honored with Dove
 trophies.  We've always been proud of our diversity; tonight we truly
 celebrated it.  We are excited for the rest of the country to share in this
 unique television event when it premieres May 4."
     Dove Award winners in the major categories included Steven Curtis Chapman,
 taking home the Male Vocalist honors, his 45th Dove, continuing his reign as
 the all-time Dove Award winner.  Singer/Songwriter Nichole Nordeman, won her
 first Dove Award for Female Vocalist of the Year, and the New Artist of the
 Year went to Foster's teen sensation group, Plus One.
     Third Day and its individual band members went home with a total of
 15 statuettes.  In addition to the Artist and Group honors, the band won Dove
 Awards for Praise & Worship Album for "Offerings: A Worship Album," Rock
 Recorded Song for "Sky Falls Down," and Special Event Album for their
 participation on "City On A Hill."  Each member of the band, Mac Powell, Mark
 Lee, Tai Anderson, Brad Avery and David Carr, won individual Dove Awards for
 writing on Rock Recorded Song and for production credits on Praise & Worship
 Album.
     Other multiple Dove winners included Mary Mary, who won Doves for Urban
 Recorded Song, "Shackles (Praise You)," which is from their Urban Album of the
 Year, "Thankful."  Sisters Erica Atkins and Trecina Atkins, who make up Mary
 Mary, also won individual awards as songwriters on their Urban Song.  Michael
 W. Smith grabbed three Doves; his "This Is Your Time" album won for
 Pop/Contemporary Album, which Smith also produced.  Smith's third award came
 for his part in creating "Friends 4Ever," the winner of Youth/Children's
 Musical Dove.  Bill Gaither's Gaither Vocal Band won Doves for Southern Gospel
 Recorded Song, "God Is Good All The Time," and Southern Gospel Album, "I Do
 Believe."  Gaither was producer on the album and also won for producing the
 Long Form Video, "A Farewell Celebration" by the Cathedrals.
     A complete listing of the 32nd Annual Dove Award winners follows.
     Besides emotional and heartfelt acceptance speeches, one of the more
 stirring moments of the Dove Awards show came when the GMA honored its
 official charity, Feed the Children's founders' Larry and Frances Jones with
 the GMA Humanitarian Award.  The Jones' were joined on stage by Maria
 Topalovich, a young Bosnian amputee who received prosthetics and renewed
 ability to walk from Feed the Children's charitable efforts.  Feed the
 Children is the fifth largest relief organization in the world and earlier in
 the week, held a food collection in Nashville during the annual Gospel Music
 Week convention.
     The Dove Awards are scheduled for several additional television airings
 after the national premiere on WGN Cable on May 4.  PAX TV network will offer
 the broadcast in major markets such as Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Boston,
 Detroit, Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago and Nashville, Tenn.  For a full listing,
 visit www.doveawards.com.
     dick clark productions, inc. served as consulting producer of the 32nd
 Annual Dove Awards and four-time Dove Award producer, Bob Gordon, was
 producer.  Multiple Grammy Award winner Michael Omartian served as music
 director.  Director on the show was Clay Jacobsen, Gregg Horne, set designer
 and Michael Carver, lighting designer.
     Founded in 1964, the 5,000-member Gospel Music Association is dedicated to
 educating the public and the music industry concerning the mission and role of
 gospel music in today's world.  The Gospel Music Association produces the Dove
 Awards, which recognizes achievement in all genres of Gospel music and is the
 premiere television awards show for the contemporary Christian and Gospel
 music industry.
 
                         32nd Annual Dove Award Winners
 
     Artist of the Year
      Third Day
 
     New Artist of the Year
      Plus One
 
     Male Vocalist of the Year
      Steven Curtis Chapman
 
     Female Vocalist of the Year
      Nichole Nordeman
 
     Group of the Year
      Third Day
 
     Song of the Year
      "Redeemer;"
      Songwriter -- Nicole C. Mullen
      Publisher - Seat of the Pants Music ASCAP, Wordspring Music, Lil' Jas'
      Music SESAC
 
     Songwriter of the Year
      Nicole C. Mullen
 
     Producer of the Year
      Brown Bannister
 
     Rap/Hip Hop/Dance Recorded Song
      "All Around the World;" "Power;" ForeFront Records
      Artist - Raze
      Songwriters - Ja'Marc Davis, Zarc Porter, Mark Pennells
 
     Modern Rock/Alternative Recorded Song
      "Dive;" "Supernatural;" ForeFront Records
      Artist - dcTalk
      Songwriters - Toby McKeehan, Michael Tait, Kevin Max, Mark Heimermann
 
     Hard Music Recorded Song
      "Point #1;" "Point #1;" Squint
      Artist - Chevelle
      Songwriters - Pete Loeffler, Sam Loeffler, Joe Loeffler
 
     Rock Recorded Song
      "Sky Falls Down;" "Time," Essential Records
      Artist - Third Day
      Songwriters - Mac Powell, Mark Lee, Tai Anderson, Brad Avery, David Carr
 
     Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song
      "Redeemer," "Nicole C. Mullen;" Word Records
      Artist - Nicole C. Mullen
      Songwriter - Nicole C. Mullen
 
     Inspirational Recorded Song
      "Blessed;" "Live For You;" Word Records
      Artist - Rachael Lampa
      Songwriters - Ginny Owens, Cindy Morgan
 
     Southern Gospel Recorded Song
      "God Is Good All The Time;" "God Is Good;" Spring Hill
      Artist - Gaither Vocal Band
      Songwriter - Tina Sadler
 
     Bluegrass Recorded Song
      "Are You Afraid To Die?;" "Soldier of the Cross;" Skaggs Family
      Artist - Rick Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder
      Songwriters - Ira Louvin, Charlie Louvin, Eddie Hill
 
     Country Recorded Song
      "Baptism;" "Inspirational Journey;" Atlantic Records
      Artist - Randy Travis
      Songwriter - Mickey Cates
 
     Urban Recorded Song
      "Shackles (Praise You);" "Thankful;" Columbia Records
      Artist - Mary Mary
      Songwriter - Warryn Campbell, Erica Atkins, Trecina Atkins
 
     Traditional Gospel Recorded Song
       "We Fall Down;" "Live in London & More;" Verity
       Artist - Donnie McClurkin
       Songwriter - Kyle Matthews
 
     Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song
      "Alabaster Box;" "Alabaster Box;" Wellspring Gospel
      Artist - CeCe Winans
      Songwriter - Janice Sjostran
 
     Rap/Hip Hop/Dance Album
      "The Plan;" Forefront
      Artist - Raze
      Producer - Michael Anthony Taylor, Tedd Tjornhom
 
     Modern Rock/Alternative Album
      "Jordan's Sister;" Sparrow
      Artist - Kendall Payne
      Producer - Ron Aniello, Glen Ballard
 
     Hard Music Album
      "Above;" Flickerrecords.com
      Artist - Pillar
      Producer - Travis Wyrick
 
     Rock Album
      "Tree63;" inpop Records
      Artist - Tree63
      Producer - Andrew Philip, EH Holden
 
     Pop/Contemporary Album
      "This Is Your Time;" Reunion Records
      Artist - Michael W. Smith
      Producer - Michael W. Smith; Bryan Lenox
 
     Inspirational Album
      "Home;" Myrrh
      Artist - Fernando Ortega
      Producer - John Andrew Schreiner
 
     Southern Gospel Album
      "I Do Believe;" Spring Hill
      Artist - Gaither Vocal Band
      Producer - Bill Gaither, Guy Penrod, Michael Sykes
 
     Bluegrass Album
      "Inspirational Journey;" Atlantic Records
      Artist - Randy Travis
      Producer - Kyle Lehning
 
     Urban Album
      "Thankful;" Columbia
      Artist - Mary Mary
      Producer - Warryn "Baby Dubb" Campbell
 
     Traditional Gospel Album
      "You Can Make It;" Myrrh
      Artist - Shirley Caesar
      Producers - Bubba Smith, Shirley Caesar, Michael Mathis
 
     Contemporary Gospel Album
      "Purpose By Design;" Verity
      Artist - Fred Hammond & Radical for Christ
      Producer - Fred Hammond
 
     Instrumental Album
      "Lights of Madrid;" Wordartisan
      Artist - Phil Keaggy
      Producer - Phil Keaggy
 
     Praise & Worship Album
      "Offerings: A Worship Album;" Essential Records
      Artist - Third Day
      Producers - Monroe Jones, Mac Powell, Mark Lee, Tai Anderson, Brad Avery,
      David Carr, Joey Canaday
 
     Children's Music Album
      "A Queen, A King, and A Very Blue Berry" - Veggie Tunes; Big Idea
      Producers - Kurt Heinecke, Mike Nawrocki
 
     Spanish Language Album
      "Solo el amor;" Word Latin
      Artist - Miguel Agnel Guerra
      Producer - Hal S. Batt
 
     Special Event Album
      "City on a Hill - Songs of Worship and Praise;" Essential Records
      Artists - Jars of Clay, Sixpence None the Richer, Third Day, Caedmon's
      Call, FFH, The Choir, Gene Eugene, Sonicflood, Peter Furler
      Producer - Steve Hindalong
 
     Musical - tie
      "2,000 Decembers Ago"
      Creator - Joel Lindsey, Russell Mauldin
      Publisher - Brentwood-Benson Music
 
      "Redeemer"
      Creators - Claire Cloninger, Robert Sterling
      Publisher - Word Music
 
     Youth/Children's Musical
      "Friends 4Ever"
      Creator - Karla Worley, Steven V. Taylor, Seth Worley, Peter Kipley,
      Michael W. Smith
      Publisher - Word Music
 
     Choral Collection
      "God Is Working"
      Creator - Carol Cymbala
      Publisher - Brooklyn Tabernacle Music
 
     Recorded Music Packaging
      "Roaring Lambs;" Squint Records
      Art Director - Buddy Jackson, Karinne Caulkins/Jackson
      Photographer - Ben Pearson
 
     Short Form Music Video
      "Rock the Party (Off the Hook);" Atlantic Records
      Artist - P.O.D.
      Producers - Angela Jones, Marcos Siega
 
     Long Form Music Video
      "A Farewell Celebration;" Spring House
      Artist - The Cathedrals
      Producers - Bryan Bateman, Bill Gaither, Dennis Glore
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
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 SOURCE  Gospel Music Association