Dove Awards Winners Announced In Nashville
April 22, 2010 at 4:35 AM (PT)
The 41ST ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS were handed out this evening (4/21) in NASHVILLE at the GRAND OLE OPRY HOUSE.
One of the night's multiple award winners, NEEDTOBREATHE went home with three awards for Group of the Year, Rock/Contemporary Album for "THE OUTSIDERS" and Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song for "LAY 'EM DOWN." NEEDTOBREATHE's BEAR RINEHART also picked up an award for his participation in the Special Event Album of the Year, "GLORY REVEALED II: THE WORD OF GOD IN WORSHIP."
JASON INGRAM collected multiple DOVE AWARDS for publisher of SONG OF THE YEAR and co-writer of the Inspirational Song of the Year for "THE ONLY HOPE." He was also named Producer of the Year along with production partner RUSTY VARENKAMP.
Winning in the overall categories were:
Artist of the Year: CASTING CROWNS
Group of the Year: NEEDTOBREATHE
Female Vocalist of the Year: FRANCESCA BATTISTELLI
Male Vocalist of the Year: BRANDON HEATH
New Artist of the Year: SIDEWALK PROPHETS
Songwriter of the Year: JENNIE LEE RIDDLE
Song of the Year: "By Your Side" by MIKE DONEHEY, PHILLIP LaRUE, JASON INGRAM, performed by TENTH AVENUE NORTH
Producer of the Year: JASON INGRAM and RUSTY VARENKAMP
The DOVE AWARDS will be televised nationwide on the GOSPEL MUSIC CHANNEL (GMC) this SUNDAY, APRIL 25th from 8-10p (ET).
A complete list of winners will be available at www.doveawards.com.