ASCAP Hands Out Christian Music Awards
April 21, 2009 at 4:46 AM (PT)
ASCAP presented the 30th ANNUAL ASCAP CHRISTIAN MUSIC AWARDS last night (4/20) at RICHLAND COUNTRY CLUB in NASHVILLE. BEC RECORDINGS artist JEREMY CAMP received Songwriter of the Year and “Undo,” recorded by MIDAS RECORDS band RUSH OF FOOLS was named Christian Song of the Year.
The award was presented to songwriters SCOTT DAVIS, WESLEY WILLIS and KEVIN HUGULEY, and publishers MIDAS MUSIC and MEAUX HITS (EMI CMG). EMI CMG PUBLISHING was named Christian Music Publisher of the Year for the fifth year in a row.
BROWN BANNISTER was presented with the ASCAP PARTNER IN SONG AWARD. The award was given for “writing and producing some of the greatest songs in the vibrant history of Contemporary Christian music.” The tribute to BANNISTER features music from STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN, MERCYME’s BART MILLARD, GORDON KENNEDY, TOMMY SIMS, WAYNE KIRKPATRICK, RUSS TAFF and “AMERICAN IDOL” PHIL STACEY. U.S. Congressman MARSHA BLACKBURN and manager MIKE BLANTON also added remarks.