KANSAS CITY, MO. – Lillenas Publishing Company and PsalmSinger Music Publishing today celebrate the 7 Dove Awards received yesterday at the Gospel Music Association’s 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, GA.
Mike Speck, a long-time creator of musicals and collections for church choir and multiple Dove Award nominee, picked up his first, and second Dove Awards in one year. Winner for both Musical of the Year and Choral Collection of the Year, Mike says of his wins, “I’ve always been honored to be nominated, but to win takes it to a greater level. If winning these awards brings more attention to the works, and allows the Church to be blessed by them…that’s the best result I can think of.”
PsalmSinger Music Publishing writer, arranger and producer Wayne Haun also had an impressive personal collection of hardware when the night was finally over. Haun is no stranger to the Dove Awards. With his wins tonight, his Dove Award total moves to over 20. Haun won awards tonight as a songwriter for Southern Gospel, Country, and Traditional Gospel Songs of the Year. As a producer, Haun picked up the award for Southern Gospel and Country Album of the Year. As an arranger, he joins Mike Speck and Stan Whitmire as an orchestrator for Choral Collection of the Year.
“We are honored to be recognized by our industry peers,” said Tim Curtis, director of Lillenas Publishing Company. “Lillenas Publishing Company and PsalmSinger Music Publishing appreciates the continued support of the GMA and congratulates all of our winners and nominees for their accomplishments.”
Musical Of The Year – Down From His Glory; Mike Speck
Choral Collection Of The Year – Everlasting Praise 3; Mike Speck, Stan Whitmire
Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year – Celebrate Me Home; Blue Skies Coming; Perrys; Joel Lindsey & Wayne Haun; Daywind
Country Recorded Song of the Year – Good Things Are Happening; Reach Out; Karen Peck & New River; Wayne Haun & Sonya Isaacs; Daywind
Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year – Hold On; Change The Atmosphere; Christ Tabernacle Choir; Wayne Haun, Steve Carey, Matthew Garinger; Vine
Country Album of the Year - Dreamin' Wide Awake; Doug Anderson; Wayne Haun; StowTown
Southern Gospel Album of the Year - Reach Out; Karen Peck & New River; Wayne Haun; Daywind
Produced by the Gospel Music Association, the 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards tool place on April 19, 2012 where the winners were announced at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, Ga.
For more information and a full list of winners, please visit www.doveawards.com.
Lillenas Publishing Company provides worship resources for the local church. They are one of the largest church music publishers in the world, owning more than 20,000 song copyrights. Serving churches around the world, Lillenas is one of the most recognized brands in church music and has been providing a wide range of top quality, easy-to-use, current, and affordable products for the church for over 85 years.
For more information, please visit www.lillenas.com
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