|Nicole C. Mullen|
Nicole C. Mullen won the Dove Award for Female Vocalist of the Year and a Dove for Short Form video for "Call on Jesus." Photo by Morris Abernathy
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Breakthrough artist MercyMe and its lead songwriter, Southern Baptist evangelist Bart Millard, won the prestigious Song of the Year honor for "I Can Only Imagine," capping off a night of celebration for contemporary Christian music at the 33rd Annual Dove Awards April 25 at the Grand Ole Opry House and broadcast nationally by PAX TV.
Perennial honoree Michael W. Smith earned five Doves, including the evening's major award, Artist of the Year, bringing his career total to 33 awards.
Last year's big winner, Third Day, added to its momentum with five Doves, taking home Group of the Year for the second straight year. Read More