Backstage at the GMA Music Awards: In Their Own Words

“People are getting into the [CCM industry] because it’s a good business move. Back when I was a kid it wasn’t a good business move. Believe me, I could have done a lot of other things and made a whole lot more money.”
Matthew Ward, reflecting on his career with the group 2nd Chapter of Acts
“I’ve closed so many labels I first want to thank Curb Records for saying in business.”
Natalie Grant, accepting her first Dove Award, for Female Vocalist of the Year
“After you’ve worked really hard for a really long time it feels really danged good.”
Natalie Grant on winning her first Dove Award, for Female Vocalist of the Year
”I didn’t even know I was nominated for this!”
Jimmy Carter, of the Blind Boys of Alabama, taking home a Dove Award for Traditional Gospel album for Atom Bomb
“I’ve waited six years to be here and now all I can think about is how bad I have to go to the bathroom.”
Mark Schultz, accepting the Dove Award for Long Form Music Video
“My parents have been coming to this for six years and watched me lose 18 times, so this is for them.”
Mark Schultz, accepting the Dove Award for Long Form Music Video
“I was thinking, ‘God, are you taking me home now?’”
Steven Curtis Chapman, joking about winning his 50th Dove Award; being honored with a special tribute performed by Jeremy Camp, Mac Powell, David Crowder and Mark Hall; and learning that his sons were in the audience to surprise him
“Bart couldn’t be here due to the birth of his third child and the opening of major league baseball.”
MercyMe guitarist Mike Scheuchzer, accepting the Dove Award for Inspirational Album of the Year on behalf of MercyMe’s Bart Millard, who won for his album, Hymned
“Man, that’s crazy!”?David Crowder, accepting the Dove Award for Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year
“You always feel like you’re one bad album away from falling off.”?KJ-52, who won a Dove Award for Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year for Behind the Musik
“Uh, ‘Jesus wept’?”
The guys in Relient K, when asked which Bible verse best sums up the band
“Worship is not a trend. It’s for all of life.”
Worship leader Chris Tomlin
“If you don’t have God in your household you don’t even have a home.”
Jason Crabb, the Crabb Family
“I did my first show at the Improv. I was really edgy. I said the word ‘Christian’ onstage and we’ve been rolling ever since then.”
Dove Awards pre-show host Kerri Pomarolli, telling the media how she got her start in comedy
“I have been blessed beyond measure with gold records and awards but I don’t have anything on the mantle. This is going on the mantle.”
Backstreet Boy Brian Littrell on his Dove Award for Inspirational Recorded Song, “In Christ Alone”
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