Nashville, TN – October 15, 2015 – Capitol Christian Music Group and the artists and songwriters affiliated within its labels, distributed labels and publishing are honored to announce they received 15 Dove wins at Tuesday's 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards. The awards were given out in 40 categories during the pre-show followed by the televised portion held at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena. The GMA Dove Awards will officially air on TBN this Sunday, October 18 at 9pm CT. For a complete list of winners, please visit the GMA Dove Awards website. Below is a complete list of Capitol CMG Dove wins:
Worship Album of the Year - Hillsong Worship, No Other Name
Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year - Colton Dixon, Anchor
Southern Gospel Artist of the Year - Gaither Vocal Band
Gospel Artist Of The Year - Tasha Cobbs
Traditional Gospel Album of the Year - Brian Courtney Wilson, Worth Fighting For
Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year - Smokie Norful, Forever Yours
Christmas Album of the Year - Michael W. Smith & Friends, The Spirit of Christmas
Choral Collection of the Year - Geron Davis, Splendor of Heaven
Longform Video of the Year - Hillsong Worship, No Other Name
Recorded Music Packaging - Crowder, Neon Steeple
New Artist of the Year - Lauren Daigle
Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year - "How Can It Be," Lauren Daigle
Worship Song of the Year - Matt Maher, "Because He Lives (Amen)"
Inspirational Song of the Year - Laura Story, "O Love of God"
Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year - Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong. Ben Glover, producer (for King & Country)
About Capitol Christian Music Group: Capitol Christian Music Group is the world's leading Christian Music company and market leader in recorded music, music publishing, and distribution. Part of Universal Music's Capitol Music Group, led by Chairman and CEO Steve Barnett, Capitol Christian Music Group operates several divisions including Capitol CMG Label Group (Sparrow Records, ForeFront Records, Credential Recordings, sixstepsrecords, Hillsong), Motown Gospel (in partnership with Motown Records), Capitol CMG Publishing (including Brentwood-Benson Music Publications) and Capitol Christian Distribution. CCMG owned labels are home to artists Chris Tomlin, TobyMac, Jeremy Camp, Hillsong United, Smokie Norful, Tye Tribbett, Britt Nicole, Newsboys, Matt Redman, Colton Dixon, Mandisa, VaShawn Mitchell and many others. Capitol CMG Publishing, in addition to publishing most of the CCMG labels' premier artist/writers, represents many of the leading writers in Christian/Gospel including Ben Glover, Matt Maher, Kirk Franklin, Mark Hall, Chris Stevens, Laura Story, Aaron Lindsey, David Garcia and many more. Key Distribution partners include The Gaither Music Group, Marantha Music, InPop Records, Worthy Book Publishing and Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment. Led by President and CEO Bill Hearn and a strong executive team of long-time Christian and Gospel music veterans, Capitol Christian Music Group is characterized by a passionate commitment to our artists, songwriters, customers, business partners, and one another, as well as a strong spirit of community service.
About Capitol CMG Publishing: Capitol CMG Publishing’s roster includes many of the industry’s top songwriters, such as TobyMac, Michael W. Smith, Kirk Franklin, Chris Tomlin, Casting Crowns, Third Day, Mandisa, Jeremy Camp, David Crowder, Matt Redman, Ben Glover, Chris Stevens, Aaron Lindsey, David Garcia, Tim Hughes, Jamie Grace, Brenton Brown, Leeland and Jonas Myrin.
CCMGP also encompasses many of the world’s most prominent Christian music catalogs, including sixsteps, Thankyou Music, Integrity, Hillsong, Gaither, Maranatha! Music, Emack (the publishing catalog of Christian record company Gotee Records), the Lorenz Creative Services catalogs, Reunion Music (whose catalog includes the Eric Clapton hit "Change The World") and the Sparrow catalogs (containing numerous legendary gospel and Christian evergreens). Songs from these historic catalogs have been recorded by music’s legends including Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, Ray Charles, Linda Ronstadt, Amy Grant, Elvis Presley and Willie Nelson. With its massive collection of copyrights and the strength of the Brentwood Benson Music Publications brand, Capitol CMG Publishing is the leader in Christian music publishing worldwide.
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