ASCAP Hands Out 33rd Annual Christian Music Awards
March 29, 2011 at 4:53 AM (PT)
ASCAP honored the songwriters and publishers of Christian music’s most performed songs at its 33rd annual CHRISTIAN MUSIC AWARDS last night (3/28) at RICHLAND COUNTRY CLUB in NASHVILLE. ESSENTIAL RECORDS band THIRD DAY was honored with the ASCAP VANGUARD AWARD.
ASCAP VP and Managing Exec./NASHVILLE TIM DuBOIS presented DAN MUCKALA with his first Songwriter of the Year award. MUCKALA penned three of the most-performed songs of the past year: “All of Creation” (MERCYME), “Beautiful” (MERCYME) and “Light Up the Sky” (THE AFTERS).
Top awards handed out included:
ASCAP Christian Songwriter of the Year: DAN MUCKALA
ASCAP Christian Songwriter/Artist of the Year: MERCYME
ASCAP Christian Song of the Year: "All of Creation," written by BROWN BANNISTER, JIM BRYSON, NATHAN COCHRAN, BARRY GRAUL, BART MILLARD, DAN MUCKALA, MIKE SCHEUCHZER and ROBBY SHAFFER; published by BANISTUCI MUSIC, KOBALT SONGS, SIMPLEVILLE MUSIC and WET AS A FISH MUSIC
ASCAP Christian Publisher of the Year: EMI CMG PUBLISHING