GMA Music Awards - History
Dove Award Recipients for 1997:

SONG OF THE YEAR "BUTTERFLY KISSES"; Bob Carlisle, Randy Thomas; DMG Music (SESAC), Polygram International (ASCAP)
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR CECE WINANS
GROUP OF THE YEAR JARS OF CLAY
ARTIST OF THE YEAR STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR JACI VELASQUEZ
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR CHARLIE PEACOCK
SOUTHERN GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR WHEREVER YOU ARE; The Martins; Michael Sykes, Michael English; Spring Hill
SOUTHERN GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR "Only God Knows"; Wherever You Are; The Martins; Joyce Martin McCollough, Harrie McCollough, Joel Lindsey; Spring Hill
INSPIRATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR QUIET PRAYERS (My Utmost For His Highest); Bryan Duncan; Dan Posthuma; Myrrh
INSPIRATIONAL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR "BUTTERFLY KISSES"; Shades of Grace; Bob Carlisle; Bob Carlisle, Randy Thomas; Diadem
POP/CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR SIGNS OF LIFE; Steven Curtis Chapman; Brown Bannister, Steven Curtis Chapman; Sparrow
POP/CONTEMPORARY RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR "BETWEEN YOU AND ME"; Jesus Freak; dc Talk; Toby McKeehan, Mark Heimermann; ForeFront
CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR (formerly Contemporary Black Gospel) WHATCHA LOOKIN' 4; Kirk Franklin & The Family; Kirk Franklin, Buster & Shavoni; Gospo Centric
CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR (formerly Contemporary Black Gospel) "TAKE ME BACK"; Tribute-The Songs of Andrae Crouch; CeCe Winans; Andrae Crouch; Warner Alliance
TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR (formerly Traditional Black Gospel) JUST A WORD; Shirley Caesar's Outreach Convention Choir; Bubba Smith, Michael Mathis, Shirley Caesar; Word Gospel
TRADITIONAL GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR (formerly Traditional Black Gospel) "STOP BY THE CHURCH"; Heritage of Faith; Babbie mason; Sullivan Pugh; Word URBAN ALBUM
URBAN RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR "UNDER THE INFLUENCE"; Under the Influence; Anointed; Mark Heimermann; Myrrh
COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR LITTLE BIT OF FAITH; Jeff Silvey; Randy Boudreaux; Ranson
COUNTRY RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR "SOMBODY WAS PRAYIN' FOR ME"; Steel Witness; Charlie Daniels; Charlie Daniels; Sparrow
ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR JESUS FREAK; de Talk; Toby McKeehan, Mark Heimermann, John Painter; ForeFront
ROCK RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR "LIKE IT, LOVE IT, NEED IT"; Jesus Freak; dc Talk; Toby McKeehan, Mark Heimermann, Kevin Smith, David Soldi, Jason Barrett; ForeFront
HARD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR NOT ENOUGH ELIGIBLE ENTRIES
HARD MUSIC RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR INSUFFICENT AMOUNT OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES
RAP/HIP HOP ALBUM ERACE; The Gotee Brothers; The Gotee Brothers; Gotee
MODERN ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR FREE FLYING SOUL; The Choir; Steve Hindalong, Derry Daugherty; Tatoo
MODERN ROCK RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR "EPIDERMIS GIRL"; Space; Bleach; Brad Ford, Dave Baysinger, Matt Gingerich, Sam Barnhart, Todd Kirby; ForeFront
INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR THE PLAYERS; Michael Omartian, Dann Huff, Tommy Sims, Tom Hemby, Terry McMillan, Chris Rodriguez, Shane Keister, Mark Douthit, Eric Darken; The Players, Bobby Blazier; Warner Alliance
PRAISE AND WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR WELCOME HOME; Ron Kenoly; Tom Brooks; Integrity Music
CHILDREN'S MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR A VERY VEGGIE CHRISTMAS; Veggie Tales; Phil Vischer, Kurt Heinecke, Mike Nawrocki; Everland
MUSICAL OF THE YEAR MAKE US ONE; Babbie Mason, Kenny Mann, David T. Clydesdale; David T. Clydesdale Music
YOUTH/CHILDREN'S MUSICAL OF THE YEAR CANDY CANE LANE; Celeste and David T. Clydesdale; David T. Clydesdale Music
CHORAL COLLECTION OF THE YEAR MY TRIBUTE-CELEBRATING THE SONGS OF ANDRAE CROUCH; Dale Mathews, John DeVries; Brentwood Music
SPECIAL EVENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR TRIBUTE-THE SONGS OF ANDRAE CROUCH; CeCe Winans, Michael W. Smith, Twila Paris, Bryan Duncan, Wayne Watson, The Winans, Clay Crosse, Take 6, The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, First Call, Andrae Crouch and the All Star Choir; Norman Miller, Neal Joseph; Warner Alliance
SHORT FORM MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR "JESUS FREAK"; dc Talk; Steve Strachen; Simon Maxwell; ForeFront
LONG FORM MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR ROADWORK; Geoff Moore & The Distance; Darlene Brock, Gael Van Sant; Tom Bevins; ForeFront
RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING OF THE YEAR TONI FITZPENN; MICHAEL WILSON, NORMAN ROY, GEORGE BARRIS; ANDERSON THOMAS; Take Me to Your Leader; Newsboys; Star Song
URBAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR INSUFFICENT AMOUNT OF ELIGBLE ENTRIES



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