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Capitol CMG Label Group Captures 14 Dove Wins During 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards

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CAPITOL CMG LABEL GROUP CAPTURES 14 DOVE WINS DURING44TH ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS;

44th Annual GMA Dove Awards To Air October 21 on UP TV at 8pm EST / 7pm CST

Nashville, Tenn – Capitol CMG Label Group secured a total of 14 Dove Award wins during the 44th Annual Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Awards. Matt Redman received six awards, such as Song of the Year for “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)" and Songwriter of the Year, while TobyMac walked away with four, nabbing the top category of Artist of the Year. Hillsong, Chris Tomlin, and Kari Jobe received two awards, and Passion's Passion: Let The Future Begin won for Special Event Album. Colton Dixon walked away with his first Dove award for Rock Contemporary Album of the Year with The Messenger. The awards were presented last night at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville and will be broadcast on Monday, October 21 on UP TV at 8pm EST/7pm CST.   

“We at Capitol CMG are so proud of our artists and our industry that was celebrated last night,” says Peter York, President, Capitol CMG Label Group. “We congratulate all of our artists and nominees for the incredible impact their music has had in the past year. It is always encouraging for artists to be recognized by their peers."

Amy Grant co-hosted last night’s awards show with Kirk Franklin and also performed her current single, “If I Could See (What The Angels See)” in a duet with MercyMe’s Bart Millard. Artist of the Year TobyMac opened the show with “Eye On It,” joined onstage by Britt Nicole. Other Capitol Christian Music Group artists performing were Dove winners Colton Dixon with "Never Gone" and Kristian Stanfill and Passion presented their song "One Thing Remains." Capitol CMG artist Michael W. Smith kicked off a moving tribute to Billy Graham that included the first televised performance of label mates Newsboys’ song, “We Believe.” The song appears both on the band’s new album Restart and the just released Graham tribute, My Hope: Songs Inspired by the Message and Mission of Billy Graham.
Capitol Christian Music Group Dove Award highlights:  
Artist of the Year
TobyMac
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Song of the Year
“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)” – Matt Redman
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Songwriter Of The Year
Matt Redman
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Contemporary Christian Performance of the Year
“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)” – Matt Redman
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Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year
A Messenger – Colton Dixon
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Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year
“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)” – Matt Redman
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Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year
Eye On It – TobyMac
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Praise & Worship Song of the Year
“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)” – Matt Redman
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Praise & Worship Album of the Year
Burning Lights – Chris Tomlin
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Spanish Language Album of the Year
Global Project Espanol – Hillsong
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Special Event Album of the Year
Passion: Let The Future Begin (Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, Kari Jobe, Kristian Stanfill,
Christy Nockels, Crowder, Brett Younker)
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Recorded Music Packaging of the Year
Eye On It – TobyMac
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Short Form Video of the Year
“Eye On It” – TobyMac (feat. Britt Nicole)
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Long Form Video of the Year
Hillsong UNITED: Live in Miami –Hillsong UNITED
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The complete winners list can be found at www.doveawards.com .  
About Capitol Christian Music Group:
Capitol Christian Music Group is the world’s leading Christian Music company and market leader in recorded music, distribution, and music publishing. Part of Universal Music’s Capitol Music Group, Capitol Christian Music Group operates several divisions including Capitol CMG Label Group (Sparrow Records, ForeFront Records, Credential Recordings, sixstepsrecords, Hillsong), EMI Gospel, Capitol Christian Distribution and Capitol CMG Publishing. 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 strong commitment to artists and songwriters, one another, our customer and community service.
www.capitolchristianmusicgroup.com