TobyMac Takes Home Artist Of The Year
April 24, 2008 at 10:42 AM (PT)
The 39TH ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS were handed out last night (4/23) in NASHVILLE. TOBYMAC won Artist of the Year, a title he earned 12 years ago in 1996 as a member of DCTALK. His album "Portable Sounds" was named Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year and "Boomin" received the DOVE AWARD for Short Form Video of the Year.
CASTING CROWNS won three DOVE AWARDS and the group's lead vocalist/songwriter MARK HALL went home with four DOVE AWARDS. In addition to its fourth consecutive award for Group of the Year, the band also received Best Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year for "East to West." HALL's participation on the project "Glory Revealed" brought him an award for Special Event Album of the Year and Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year for the single "By His Wounds" (with STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN, BRIAN LITTRELL and MAC POWELL).
CHRIS TOMLIN and NATALIE GRANT repeat for the third straight year as Male Vocalist and Female Vocalist of the Year respectively. BRANDON HEATH was awarded New Artist of the Year, while CINDY MORGAN, who was named New Artist of the Year 15 years ago, returned as 2008's Songwriter of the Year.
The winners in the overall categories were:
Artist of the Year:
Female Vocalist of the Year:
Male Vocalist of the Year:
Group of the Year:
New Artist of the Year:
Songwriter of the Year:
Song of the Year:
"East to West," written by MARK HALL and BERNIE HERMS
Producer of the Year:
A complete list of winners can be found at www.doveawards.com.