Award gone to DC Talk

THE 27TH Annual Dove Awards organised by the Gospel Music Association and shown on national US television on April 25th seems finally to have thrown off its ultra-conservative image. The Song of the year award went to "Jesus Freak" by DC Talk, the band also winning the award for Artist of the year.

The full list of winners is:- Artist of the year, DC Talk; Song of the year, "Jesus Freak", Toby McKeehan and Mark Heimermann; Songwriter of the year, Michael W Smith; Male vocalist, Gary Chapman; Female vocalist, CeCe Winans; Group of the year, Point Of Grace; New artist, Jars Of Clay; Producer of the year, Charlie Peacock; Rap/hip hop recorded song, "Take Back The Beat", Church Of Rhythm; Alternative/modern rock recorded song, "Monkeys At The Zoo", Charlie Peacock; Metal/hard rock recorded song, "Promise Man", Holy Soldier; Rock recorded song, "Jesus Freak", DC Talk; Pop/contemporary recorded song, "The Great Divide", Point Of Grace; Inspirational recorded song, "Man After Your Own Heart", Gary Chapman; Southern gospel recorded song, "Out Of His Great Love", the Martins; Country recorded song, "Without You (I Haven't Got A Prayer)", MidSouth; Urban recorded song, "It's In God's Hands Now", Anointed; Traditional gospel recorded song, "Great Is Thy Faithfulness", CeCe Winans; Contemporary gospel recorded song, "The Call", Anointed; Rap/hip hop album of the year, 'Church Of Rhythm', Church Of Rhythm; Alternative/modern rock album, This Beautiful Mess', Sixpence None The Richer; Metal/hard rock album, 'Promise Man', Holy Soldier; Rock album, 'No Doubt', Petra; Pop/contemporary album, 'The Whole Truth', Point Of Grace; Inspirational album, Unbelievable Love', Larnelle Harris; Southern gospel album, 'The Martins', the Martins; Country album, 'Where Love Runs Deep', Michael James; Urban album, 'Give Your Life', Angelo & Veronica; Traditional gospel album, He Will Come. Live', Shirley Ceasar; Contemporary gospel album, 'The Call', Anointed; Special-event album, 'My Utmost For His Highest', Amy Grant, Gary Chapman, Michael W Smith, Point Of Grace, 4Him, Cindy Morgan, Sandi Patty, Bryan Duncan, Steven Curtis Chapman, Twila Paris and Phillips, Craig & Dean; Instrumental album, 'Classical Peace', Dino; Praise and worship album, 'Promise Keepers: Raise The Standard', Maranatha! Promise Band; Children's music album, 'School Days', Mike & Sue Gay; Musical, 'Saviour', Bob Farrell and Greg Nelson; Youth/children's musical, 'Salt & Light', Beverly Darnall; Choral collection, 'Praise Him...Live, The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir', the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir; Recorded music packaging, 'My Utmost For His Highest', various artists; Shortform video, 'Flood', Jars Of Clay; Longform video, 'Big House', Audio Adrenaline.

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