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/worshiptogether.com, songsworshiptogether.com, Essential Music Publishing