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Gaither Homecoming Dove Award Winners 2015
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The 46th Annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards ceremony was held Tuesday, Oct. 13th, 2015, at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Bill Gaither was a featured presenter and also performed alongside Matt Maher (pictured at right with Bill) on the song "Because He Lives (Amen)," which received the award for Worship Song of the Year.

Many others within the Homecoming family of artists took honors as well, including the Gaither Vocal Band, Karen Peck & New River, the Oak Ridge Boys, the Hoppers and more. See below for our list, and you can also click here for the complete list of winners from all genres.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Southern Gospel Artist of the Year: Gaither Vocal Band, Spring House Music Group

Southern Gospel Song of the Year: “Hidden Heroes,” The Talleys; (writers) Dixie Lynn Phillips, Sharon Phillips

Bluegrass Song of the Year: “God Is There,” Lizzy Long & Rhonda Vincent; (writers) Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey

Country Song of the Year – “Sweet Jesus (ft. Merle Haggard),” The Oak Ridge Boys; (writers) Merle Haggard, Kenny Vernon

Southern Gospel Album of the Year: Pray Now, Karen Peck & New River; (producer) Wayne Haun

Bluegrass/Country Album of the Year: Angels Among Us, Alabama; (producers) Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry, Randy Owen

Children’s Music Album of the Year: Kids, The Hoppers; (producer) Mike Hopper

Christmas Album of the Year: The Spirit of Christmas, Michael W. Smith & Friends; (producers) Michael W. Smith, Robert Deaton, David Hamilton

Worship Song of the Year: “Because He Lives (Amen),” Matt Maher; (writers) Chris Tomlin, Daniel Carson, Ed Cash, Gloria Gaither, Jason Ingram, Matt Maher, Bill Gaither; (publishers) Alletrop Music/Hanna Street Music/I Am A Pilgrim Songs/Open Hands Music/S.D.G. Publishing/Sixsteps Music/Sixsteps Songs, Worship Together Music/,, Essential Music Publishing