2013 Dove Awards Announced
The 2013 Dove Awards were handed out yesterday in Nashville, TN. The Gospel Music Association, which hands out the awards, has not issued a formal press release congratulating honorees; in all likelihood, this is because the awards will be televised in about a week. However, thanks to posts by and congratulating artists on social media, we have been able to learn many of the Southern Gospel-related honorees:
- Southern Gospel Album of the Year (tie): Pure and Simple, Gaither Vocal Band
- Southern Gospel Album of the Year (tie): Canton Junction, Canton Junction
- Southern Gospel Song of the Year: “What the Blood is For,” Jason Crabb
- Bluegrass Album of the Year: The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent, Dailey & Vincent
- Bluegrass Song of the Year: “He Washed My Soul,” Little Roy Lewis and Lizzy Long Show
- Lifetime Achievement Award: New Day Christian Distributors (part of the same corporate empire as Daywind)
- Inspirational Song of the Year: “Satisfied,” Jason Crabb
- Inspirational Album of the Year: Love is Stronger, Jason Crabb
- Country Song of the Year: “From My Rags to His Riches,” Devin McGlamery
- Country Album of the Year: Eyes Wide Open, Jeff & Sheri Easter
Also, while this was apparently not associated with an award, there was an all-star salute to Bill Gaither headlined by Dailey & Vincent. Gaither took in the festivities from a front-row seat.
Are there any others?