Friday, April 23, 2010
KARI JOBE, ISRAEL HOUGHTON AND JENNIE LEE RIDDLE EACH HONORED WITH 2 DOVE AWARDS
Kari Jobe Performed Worship Song of the Year “Revelation Song” (written by Songwriter of the Year Jennie Lee Riddle)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – April 22, 2010 – Integrity Music artists Kari Jobe and Israel Houghton took home two Dove Awards and Jennie Lee Riddle, writer of “Revelation Song,” was named the Dove Award Songwriter of the Year last night in Nashville.
The 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards, Christian/Gospel music’s biggest night of the year, was held at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and will be seen on television nationwide on gmc (http://www.gmclife.com), Sunday, April 25, 2010 from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. EST. gmc can be seen on various cable systems around the country, on DIRECTV on channel 338 and on Verizon FiOS on channel 224.
Jobe, whose debut self-title project was the year’s biggest-selling CD by a new artist, received two Dove trophies for Spanish Language Album of the Year for the Spanish version of her debut record and Special Event Album of the Year for her participation on the Glory Revealed II: The Word of God In Worship.
The awards were just part of Jobe’s exciting first experience at the Dove Awards as she revealed her gifts as a worshipper and vocalist tonight joining Phillips, Craig & Dean onstage for a powerful collaboration of "Revelation Song," and judging from the audience’s thunderous reaction it was one of the most powerful performances of the night.
Jennie Lee Riddle and Kari Jobe celebrate their Dove Awards with their Integrity Music and Gateway Church families.
“Revelation Song” won the Dove Award for Worship Song of the Year for its writer Jennie Lee Riddle, a Gateway Create/Integrity Praise Music songwriter. “Revelation Song” is featured Jobe's debut album and was also a radio hit for Phillips, Craig & Dean. That song and its impact in churches and on the radio was one of the key reasons Riddle was given her additional Dove Award as Songwriter of the Year, a tremendous honor in a music genre that is defined by its lyrics.
Israel Houghton, after winning his third GRAMMY Award earlier this year, was honored with two Dove Awards last night. The title track “The Power of One” from his latest CD was named the Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year and “Just Wanna Say” from The Power of One won Urban Recorded Song of the Year (in a tie with BeBe and CeCe Winan’s “Close To You.”).
Earlier in the week, leading U.S. music rights organization Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) saluted the past year’s most-performed songs on Christian radio and television during its annual Christian Music Awards. Integrity Music Publishing and songwriter received two awards -- My Name is Victory” by BMI songwriter, Jonathan Nelson; and “Today is the Day” by BMI songwriter, Lincoln Brewster (co-written with ASCAP writer Paul Baloche).