48th Annual Dove Awards

          It was a big night for MercyMe at the 48th annual Dove Awards.

          They were named Christian Music’s “Artist of the Year”.  Also, front man Bart Millard garnered the Artist Songwriter of the Year prize, and they claimed the Dove for Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year for: “Lifer.”

          Here is a list of some of the winners:

          Artist of the Year: MercyMe
          Song of the Year: What A Beautiful Name ~ Brooke Fraser
          Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year: Casting Crowns
          New Artist of the Year: Zach Williams
          Songwriter of the Year – Artist: Bart Millard
          Songwriter of the Year – Non-Artist: Bernie Herms
          Short Form Video of the Year: Crowder ~ Run Devil Run
          Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year: MercyMe ~ Lifer
          Producer of the Year: Bernie Herms
          Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year: NEEDTOBREATHE ~ H A R D L O V E Worship Album of the Year: Chris Tomlin ~ Never Lose Sight
          Inspirational Film of the Year: The Shack
          Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year: Eye of the Storm ~ Ryan Stevenson,
          Worship Song of the Year: What A Beautiful Name ~ Hillsong Worship