2009 Dove Award Highlights from 40th Annual Dove Awards

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The 40th annual Dove Awards are over and the winners have been announced. While we wait for an official list of 2009 Dove Award winners to be posted, here are some of the high points of tonight’s show!
Back in the photo pit, I didn’t have the luxury of writing down all the Dove Award winners as we snapped photos. The handful I was able to jot down were:

Artist of the Year – Steven Curtis Chapman

Male Vocalist of the Year – Brandon Heath

Female Vocalist of the Year – Natalie Grant

Group of the Year – Casting Crowns

New Artist of the Year – Tenth Avenue North

Songwriter of the Year – Steven Curtis Chapman

Producer of the Year – Bernie Herms

Song of the Year – “Give Me Your Eyes” by Brandon Heath and Jason Ingram

Urban Recorded Song – Mary Mary
We will post the entire list of Dove Award Winners when GMA has it finalized!
Presenters and performers on the 40th annual Dove Awards show included:
Francesca Battistelli
Steven Curtis Chapman
Natalie Grant with special guest Group 1 Crew
Brandon Heath
Mary Mary
Jonathan Nelson
Remedy Drive
Chris Sligh
Tenth Avenue North
Third Day
Chris Tomlin
Dottie Rambo Tribute with surprise guests
Carrie Prejean, the Miss USA contestant from California also was on the show.
The 2009 Dove Awards photo gallery is coming soon! Stay tuned for more Dove Awards details!
Photo: Male Vocalist of the Year Brandon Heath with Miss California, Carrie Prejean. Photo by Kathryn E. Darden.

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