Tasha Cobbs, Tamela Mann, TobyMac Win Big As 2013 Dove Awards Celebrate Gospel + Christian Music

The 44th Annual GMA Doves Awards, hosted by Amy Grant and Kirk Franklin, were handed out Tuesday, October 15 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in celebration of Gospel and Christian music’s biggest night.

Matt Redman led all awards with 6, TobyMac and Jason Crabb followed with 4, Tasha Cobbs and producer Wayne Haun scored 3 each. Chris Tomlin, Tamela Mann and Lecrae scored 2.

TobyMac earned 4 awards

“It feels weird to be called artist of the year when I know it takes a family and I always want to acknowledge that. I said in one of my songs a long time ago, I’m just a little man trying to fit in God’s plan. I still feel like that,” TobyMac said.

UP, formerly GMC TV, surprised Mandisa by honoring her with their “Uplift Someone”. The ‘Uplift Someone’ award embodies the organization’s core values of uplifting and inspiring others and recognizes an artist who through the message of their music and acts of positivity and kindness, has encouraged people across the nation and truly changed lives.

Presented to Mandisa by Grammy® Award-winning artist Amy Grant, the network granted the award to the singer “for her music, message and humanitarian heart, all of which (individually and collectively) have inspired others.”

The Dove Awards will air Monday, October 21st at 8 p.m. EST exclusively on UP. For a full list of winners, visit  Here’s a partial list:

Artist of the Year: TobyMac

New Artist of the Year: for King & Country

Song of the Year: “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)” Matt Redman (artist), Matt Redman, Jonas Myrin (writers)

Pop Contemporary Album: Eye On It, TobyMac

Rap/Hip Hop Album: Gravity, Lecrae

Southern Gospel Performance: “What The Blood is For” Jason Crabb

Gospel Performance: “Break Every Chain,” Tasha Cobbs

Praise & Worship Album: Burning Lights, Chris Tomlin

Traditional Gospel Album: Best Days, Tamela Mann

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