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Jason Crabb Leads List of 2011 BMI GMA Dove Award Winners
Posted: Friday April 29th, 2011
Jason Crabb and Gerald Crabb celebrate their Song of the Year win for "I Cry" at the 2011 GMA Dove Awards. Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images North America
BMI trend-setters took home trophy after trophy at the 2011 GMA Dove Awards, held April 20th in Atlanta. The diverse collection of the winners underscores the reach and vitality of BMI's faith-based catalogue, which includes soulful songs from Christian and gospel music veterans and new voices alike.
Jason Crabb enjoyed a big night. In addition to winning Song of the Year for "I Cry", he earned Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year honours for "Joseph", as well as Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year for "Go Tell It on the Mountain", which are both on his acclaimed album Because It's Christmas.
As the writer of "I Cry", Gerald Crabb shares Jason's Song of the Year win. Gerald was also crowned Songwriter of the Year. Soulful rockers Needtobreathe also earned two Doves: Group of the Year and Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year for "The Outsiders". The Gaither Vocal Band garnered a pair of trophies as well. Their "Better Day" claimed Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year honours, and Greatly Blessed was tapped as Southern Gospel Album of the Year.
tobyMac's Tonight claimed Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year honours, while Marvin Sapp walked away with Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year for "The Best in Me". Israel Houghton also received resounding praise, as his Love God. Love People was named Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year. Bluegrass leaders Dailey & Vincent did not go home empty-handed: The duo earned Bluegrass Album of the Year for their Singing From the Heart.
The complete list of all BMI Dove Award winners can be found here.
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