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28th Annual Covenant Awards Nominees

ROCK SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Adore
    Disruption, Songwriters
  • Aloud
    The Silent, Songwriters
  • The More
    Marc Martel and Jason Germain, Songwriters
  • Out of Order
    Alex Stephen and Life Support, Songwriters
  • Pain Jacket
    Ron Ennig, Songwriter


    HARD MUSIC SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Superhero
    Blissed, Songwriters
  • Where Once Laid To Sleep
    The Dying Effect, Songwriters
  • You Will Become
    Means, Songwriters


    MODERN ROCK/ALTERNATIVE SONG OF THE YEAR

  • All For You
    Three Season Ant, Songwriters
  • Father Forgive
    The Silent, Songwriters
  • Only Hope
    Everyother, Songwriters
  • Poetry In Motion
    Jeff Somers, Songwriter
  • Warm
    The Silent, Songwriters


    FOLK/ROOTS SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Desire
    Michael Hart, Songwriter
  • Light On The Darkest Line
    Corey Doak, Songwriter
  • Save Me
    Marika, Songwriter
  • Something To Give
    Carolyn Arends, Songwriter
  • Poised For A Fall
    Ali Matthews, Songwriter


    COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Country Music In The Sky
    Grace Jacobsen/Dwain Sands, Songwriters
  • I Will Dance
    Roxanne Flagler, Songwriter
  • Stranger Things Have Happened
    Michelle Sim, Songwriter
  • Sweeter Than Wine
    Ali Matthews, Songwriter
  • You Make Me Smile
    Carol Lynn Friesen, Songwriter


    SOUTHERN GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR

  • God Will Be There
    Emmaus Road/Devin Cook, Songwriter
  • It Won’t Be Long
    Grace Jacobsen/Dwain Sands, Songwriter
  • Miracles I Don’t See
    Shirley Pavy, Songwriter
  • Prayer Changes Things
    Darlene Lemmon, Songwriter
  • Who Touched Me
    Dave Randall, Songwriter


    ABORIGINAL SONG OF THE YEAR

  • I Will Exalt
    Shezza, Songwriter
  • Jordan
    Jim Felix, Songwriter
  • The Lord’s Prayer
    Cheryl Bear, Songwriter


    FRANCOPHONE SONG OF THE YEAR

  • A Toi Seul
    Simon Clark-Rossignol, Songwriter
  • Je M’en Vais
    Guerdie Charles (Chorale de la Prophetie), Songwriter
  • Jésus Est Seigneur
    David Gasse, Songwriter
  • La Roue
    Diane Tarantino, Songwriter
  • Le Reflet De Toi
    Andréanne Lafleur, Songwriter


    INSPIRATIONAL SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Embrace The Cross
    Lorraine Hartsook, Songwriter
  • Love Live In Me
    Mark Mallett, Songwriter
  • Ready To Fly
    Claudia T. Domingo/Jerry Proppe, Songwriter
  • The Wonder Of The Cross
    Jody Cross, Songwriter
  • When You Shepherd Me
    Brian Doerksen, Songwriter


    INSTRUMENTAL SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Ascension
    Rob Berg, Songwriter
  • Dancing In The Light
    Fred Cacciotti, Songwriter
  • Emmanuel
    Ali Matthews, Songwriter
  • Sweeter Than Wine
    Ali Matthews, Songwriter
  • Walking Lighthouse
    Ron Ennig, Songwriter


    JAZZ/BLUES SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Marooned
    Sandy Foster, Songwriter
  • Right Here, Right Now
    Ann Duval, Songwriter
  • Squint Blues
    Mike Janzen, Songwriter
  • Thinkin’ Of You
    Ron Ennig, Songwriter


    POP/CONTEMPORARY SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Beautiful Life
    Three Season Ant, Songwriters
  • Believe
    Chris Janz, Songwriter
  • Break Me
    Christine Evans, Songwriter
  • Not So Hip
    Bec Abbot/Carolyn Arends, Songwriters
  • You
    Alisha MacGregor, Songwriter


    PRAISE AND WORSHIP SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Lift Voice: Lift Soul
    Corey Doak, Songwriter
  • Lord Of Every Thing
    Jon Buller, Songwriter
  • More Of You
    Josh Loeve, Songwriter
  • Open The Skies
    Tim Milner, Songwriter
  • Show Us Your Glory
    Jody Cross/Travis Doucette, Songwriters


    SEASONAL SONG OF THE YEAR*

  • After The Song
    Ali Matthews, Songwriter
  • Brand New Miracle
    Ali Matthews/Rick Francis, Songwriters
  • First Christmas Day
    B. Shannon Ross, Songwriter
  • Heaven At Christmas
    Evangeline Inman/Elizabeth Goodine, Songwriters
  • O How Marvelous
    Cathy Goddard, Songwriter


    TRADITIONAL GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Come Into My Life
    Pat Reid, Songwriter
  • Lord of Lords, King of Kings
    Pat Reid, Songwriter
  • Thank You
    Marvia Providence, Songwriter
  • What Time Is It?
    Kettia Massenat (Chorale de la Prophetie), Songwriter
  • Wonderful
    Londa Larmond/Jason Larmond, Songwriters


    RAP/HIP HOP SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Change Your Mind
    Chesley Christian/Gerhard Thomas/Adam Messinger/Janee Reid, Songwriters
  • Flammable
    Jesse Peters and Craig Learmont, Songwriters
  • Hope (Renewed)
    Chesley Christian/J. Reid/Paul Castro, Songwriters
  • Like Mike
    Chesley Christian/Stephen Vanderpool/Janee Reid, Songwriters
  • World Vision
    Rob Wilson (Fresh I.E.), Songwriter


    URBAN/R&B/SOUL SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Be Set Free
    Jesse Peters and Craig Learmont, Songwriters
  • For Love
    Sean Simmonds/K Williams/S. Belamos/K. Wooten, Songwriters**
    **Only the Canadian in the writer’s team qualifies to win the Covenant Award
  • God Will Take Care Of You
    Hiram Joseph/Carmon Barry, Songwriter
  • Shake The Dust
    Ade/Darren Sedor, Songwriters
  • Stay On The Way
    Krystaal, Songwriter


    CHILDREN’S SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Book of Life
    Robert Faith, Songwriter
  • Caring To Learn
    Elnora Pittman, Songwriter
  • Marching
    Jamie Soles , Songwriter
  • Kiana
    Roxanne Flagler, Songwriter
  • Set An Example
    Bruce Stacey/Ian Tanner, Songwriters


    ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • The Discovery
    Disruption
  • Here Am I
    Isaiah’s Answer
  • Wide Eyed And Mystified
    downhere
  • Wishing For Boardwalk
    Red Umbrella


    HARD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Bleed The Night
    The Dying Effect
  • Corrosive
    Blissed
  • More Than Watchmen For The Morning
    Means


    MODERN ROCK/ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Brand New Heart
    Everyother
  • Redefined Logic
    Three Season Ant
  • Smile, It’s The End Of The World
    Hawk Nelson
  • The Origin Of Moonlight
    Jeff Somers Band
  • Unseen
    The Silent


    FRANCOPHONE ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Coeur Plein
    Diane Tarantino
  • Expression De Louanges Kidz
    Various
  • Oasis
    Andréanne Lafleur


    FOLK/ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Life On Purpose
    Rob Berg
  • Light On The Darkest Line
    Corey Doak
  • My Dinner With Bruce
    Steve Bell
  • Pollyanna’s Attic
    Carolyn Arends
  • Window Of Light
    Ali Matthews


    COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • 2nd Chance
    Jodi Faith
  • Across The Miles
    Canada’s Double Portion
  • Eyes of Faith
    Rhonda Burgess
  • This Ole House
    The Amundruds
  • When I Cross Over
    The Guiggeys Plus


    SOUTHERN GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Dead Men Walking
    Lost and Found
  • God Will Be There
    Emmaus Road
  • Here There Or In The Air
    The Torchmen Quartet
  • Southern Sound
    Potter’s Clay Quartet
  • Kevin Mills
    Kevin Mills


    SPECIAL EVENTS/COMPILATION OF THE YEAR

  • Good News Celebration
    Various Artists
    Executive Producers: Peter Fleck and Martin Smith
  • Launch: Ignition
    Various Artists
    Executive Producer: Tony Cooper
  • Merge (Blue)
    Various Artists
    Executive Producer: Martin Smith
  • Sea to Sea: I See The Cross
    Various Artists
    Executive Producer Martin Smith
  • The Warren Project
    Various Artists
    Executive Producer: Sheila North Wilson


    TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Come Into My Life
    Pat Reid
  • Master Plan
    Chorale de la Prophétie
  • The Experience
    Pastor Orim M. Miekle presents Rhema Worship and Praise
  • Thank You
    Marvia Providence
  • The Live Experience
    The Toronto Mass Choir


    RAP/HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Paramedic
    Paramedic
  • The Candidate
    N.I.F.T.Y.
  • The Proletariat LP
    The Joe
  • Truth Is Fallin’ In Tha Street
    Fresh I.E.


    SEASONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Bethlehem Sonrise
    Cathy Goddard
  • Christmas Is A Time Of Giving
    Grace Jacobsen
  • Christmas Presence
    Holy Trinity Anglican Church
  • Christmas The Gift Of Love
    Al Bryant
  • On Angels’ Wings
    Ali Matthews


    URBAN/R&B/SOUL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • 4954
    Adé
  • Speak To Me
    Krystaal
  • True Story
    Sean Simmonds
  • Who Is Like The Lord
    Hiram Joseph


    INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Another Place
    Andrew Bartley
  • Gentle Waters
    Bev Foster/Room 217
  • Joyful Sounds
    Pape Avenue Brass

    The Gift*
    Ron Ennig


    JAZZ/BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Beginnings Live
    The Mike Janzen Trio
  • Marooned
    Sandy Foster
  • Soulsville: Rock This House
    Danny Brooks
  • Where Would I Be Without You?
    Joyriders


    POP/CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Beauty In The Broken
    Starfield
  • Fly
    Chris Janz
  • Livin’ For Something
    Janelle
  • Not So Hip
    Bec Abbot
  • Postcards
    Cindy Morgan


    PRAISE AND WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Becoming
    Elevate
  • Live In Europe
    Brian Doerksen
  • More Than Amazing
    Jachin Mullen
  • Rekindle
    Jody Cross
  • These Are The Days
    Dave Hensman


    INSPIRATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Beyond
    Deborah Klassen
  • Favourite Hymns
    Michelle Sim
  • Hymns: A Modern Translation
    Sean And Aimee Dayton
  • We Look To You
    4 Given
  • You
    Irene Bridger


    CD/DVD ARTWORK DESIGN OF THE YEAR

  • Canada’s Hymns: Mansions Of Glory
    Various Artists
    Graphic Design by Greg Barnes
  • Christmas Presence
    Holy Trinity Anglican Church
    Graphic design by Bethany Vanderputten, Clean Slate Design and Illustration
  • My Dinner With Bruce
    Steve Bell
    Graphic Design by Brian Kauste
  • Pollyanna’s Attic
    Carolyn Arends
    Graphic Design by Brent Flink for Indivisual Design Inc.
  • Window Of Light
    Ali Matthews
    Graphic Design by Ali Matthews, John Matthews and Rick Francis


    VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Angels Wept
    Uneven Ground
  • Hope (Renewed)
    N.I.F.T.Y.
  • Move
    Thousand Foot Krutch
  • Rodeo
    Manafest
  • Stay On The Way
    Krystaal


    DVD OF THE YEAR

  • Bring That Child To Me
    Lorraine Hartsook
  • Grow In The Lord!
    God Rocks! Bibletoons
  • Jesus Loves His Children
    Hugglers
  • Majesty
    Victory Christian Centre
  • Rez The Rock That Rolled!
    God Rocks! Bibletoons


    SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Endless
    Amanda Falk/Malynda Zacharias, Songwriters
  • King Of My Heart
    Tara Dettman, Songwriter
  • Promise (For I Know)
    Jon Bauer, Songwriter
  • Son Of God
    Tim and Jon Neufeld/Ed Cash/Gordon Cochran, Songwriters**
    **Only the Canadian in the writer’s team qualifies to win the Covenant Award
  • You Knew My Name
    Ali Matthews, Songwriter


    RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR

  • A Better Way
    downhere
  • Endless
    Amanda Falk
  • Found Myself In You
    Chris Janz
  • King Of My Heart
    Tara Dettman
  • Lord Of The Starfields
    Steve Bell


    ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Beauty In The Broken
    Starfield
  • My Dinner With Bruce
    Steve Bell
  • Smile, It’s The End Of The World
    Hawk Nelson
  • Wide-Eyed And Mystified
    downhere
  • Window Of Light
    Ali Matthews


    ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Brian Doerksen
  • downhere
  • Relient K
  • Starfield
  • Thousand Foot Krutch


PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  • Bernie Herms
  • Chris Janz
  • Philip Janz
  • Craig Learmont
  • Stephen Rendall


NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Article One
  • Christine Evans
  • Chris Janz
  • Andréanne Lafleur
  • The Silent


GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • Downhere
  • Hawk Nelson
  • Relient K
  • Starfield
  • Thousand Foot Krutch


MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Steve Bell
  • Brian Doerksen
  • Chris Janz
  • Jachin Mullen
  • Greg Sczebel


FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Bec Abbot
  • Carolyn Arends
  • Amanda Falk
  • Janelle
  • Cindy Morgan