A number of Homecoming friends were in Nashville recently to attend the 45th Annual Dove Awards, held October 7th at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena. Bill and Gloria Gaither enjoyed the view from the front row, and Bill later presented an award with Pat Boone during the televised ceremony.
Following is a list of Homecoming friends who won awards this year. For a full list of winners, visit http://www.doveawards.com/. Congratulations to all!
SOUTHERN GOSPEL PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
“Say Amen” - Brian Free & Assurance, Daywind Records, (producer) Ricky Free
SOUTHERN GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR
“Revival” - Karen Peck & New River, (writers) Kenna Turner West, Karen Peck Gooch, Don Poythress
BLUEGRASS SONG OF THE YEAR
“Won't It Be Wonderful There” - Dailey & Vincent, (writer) Mildred Johnson
COUNTRY SONG OF THE YEAR
“Love With Open Arms” - Doug Anderson (writers) Jeff Bumgardner, Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey
INSPIRATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Hymns – Michael W. Smith, (producers) Kyle Lee, Jim Daneker
SOUTHERN GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Oh What a Savior - Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, (producer) Wayne Haun
BLUEGRASS ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Every Mile - Nathan Stanley, (producers) Terry Thompson, Nathan Stanley, Rhonda Thompson
COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Drive - Doug Anderson, (producer) Wayne Haun
SPECIAL EVENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Cathedrals Family Reunion - Gerald Wolfe, Ernie Haase, Danny Funderburk, Scott Fowler, Mark Trammell, (producers) Wayne Haun, Landon Beene, Gerald Wolfe and Ernie Haase
And, we captured some of the festivities on film ... take a look!