39th GMA Dove Awards

39th GMA Dove Awards
39th GMA Dove Awards
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Date April 23, 2008
Venue Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville, Tennessee
TV in the United States
Network Gospel Music Channel
 < 2007 Dove Awards 2009 > 

The 39th Annual GMA Dove Awards were held on April 23, 2008 recognizing accomplishments of musicians for the year 2007. The show was held at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee.

Nominations were announced on February 14, 2008 by singer Michael W. Smith and Elle Duncan at a press conference.[1]

TobyMac won three awards, including Artist of the Year, while Brandon Heath won New Artist of the Year. Mark Hall and David Crowder Band each won three awards also. Other multiple winners include: Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Israel & New Breed, and Trin-I-Tee 5:7.



Telecast ceremony

The following performed:

Artist(s) Song(s)
Casting Crowns
The Clark Sisters
Michael W. Smith
Amy Grant
Marvin Sapp
Steven Curtis Chapman
Chris Tomlin
Trin-I-Tee 5:7
David Crowder Band
Israel Houghton
Charlie Daniels
Mac Powell



Artist of the Year
New Artist of the Year
Group of the Year
Male Vocalist of the Year
Female Vocalist of the Year
Song of the Year
Songwriter of the Year
Producer of the Year


Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year
Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year


Rock Recorded Song of the Year
Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year
Rock Album of the Year
Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year


Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Song of the Year
Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year


Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year
Inspirational Album of the Year


Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year
  • "Get Away Jordan" - Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
  • "I'm Just Waiting For My Ride" - The Hoppers
  • "Last Night"" - Karen Peck & New River
  • "Orphans of God"" - The Talley Trio
  • "Over And Over"" - Jeff & Sheri Easter
Southern Gospel Album of the Year
Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year
  • "Happy Day" - Lillie Knauls & The Talley Trio
  • "I Can't Stop Praising Him" - New Harvest
  • "Ready For A Miracle" - LeAnn Rimes
  • "Selah" - GMWA
  • "The Light" - Ricky Dillard & New G
Traditional Gospel Album of the Year
  • Closest Friend - The Rance Allen Group
  • Complete - LaShun Pace
  • Live In Dallas 2006 - GMWA
  • New Harvest - New Harvest
  • Past and Present - Lillie Knauls
  • Still Standing - Bishop Paul S. Morton
Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year
Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year

Country & Bluegrass

Country Recorded Song of the Year
Country Album of the Year
Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year
Bluegrass Album of the Year
  • God's Masterpiece - The Marksmen
  • Lifetimes - Little Roy Lewis, Earl Scruggs, and Lizzy Long
  • Salt of the Earth - Ricky Skaggs & The Whites
  • Tell Someone - Kenny & Amanda Smith Band
  • Where No One Stands Alone - Paul Williams & The Victory Trio

Praise & Worship

Worship Song of the Year
Praise & Worship Album of the Year

Children's Music

Children's Music Album of the Year
  • Absolute Modern Worship for Kids 3 - Kid Connection
  • deliberateKids - Phil Joel
  • My Father's World - The Praise Baby Collection
  • Snazzy - Go Fish
  • Supernatural - Hillsong Kids
  • VeggieTales Christian Hit Music - VeggieTales


Urban Recorded Song of the Year
  • "I Can" - New Harvest
  • "I Love Me Better Than That" - Shirley Murdock
  • "I'm Not Perfect" - J Moss
  • "Listen" - Trin-I-Tee 5:7
  • "Simply Because" - Darlene McCoy
Urban Album of the Year
  • Church Girl - Onitsha
  • Darlene McCoy - Darlene McCoy
  • Restoration Vol. 1 - Terrence Mackey & Nu Restoration
  • T57 - Trin-I-Tee 5:7
  • V2 - J Moss


Instrumental Album of the Year
Spanish Language Album of the Year
  • Bueno - Jacobo Ramos y Sediento
  • De Corazón a Corazón - Seth Condrey
  • El Ritmo de la Vida - Julissa
  • En Lo Secreto - Lucia Parker
  • Invencible - Vertical
  • Tu Amor - Danilo Montero
Special Event Album of the Year
Christmas Album of the Year
Choral Collection of the Year
  • God Is In This Place - Regi Stone
  • He Is Great - Geron Davis
  • Heaven - Mike Speck and Cliff Duren
  • Let The Redeemed Say So - Lari Goss
  • Made To Worship - Travis Cottrell
Recorded Music Packaging of the Year


Musical of the Year
  • 3:16 The Numbers Of Hope
  • All Bow Down
  • Amazing Grace - My Chains Are Gone
  • I've Seen Jesus
  • Unspeakable Joy
Youth/Children's Musical
  • Bows Of Holly
  • Livin' Inside Out
  • No Wonder!
  • Praise Rocks
  • The Mystery Of The Manger


Short Form Music Video of the Year
  • "Awakening" - Switchfoot
    • Brandon Dickerson (video director), Lauren Schwartz (video producer)
  • "Boomin'" - TobyMac
    • Scott Speer (video director), Jason Peterson (video producer)
  • "Falls Apart" - Thousand Foot Krutch
    • Travis Copatch (video director), Jeremy Sullivan (video producer)
  • "Foreverandever, etc." - David Crowder Band
    • Sam J. Stanton (video director), Mark Steele and Kevin Anderson (video producers)
  • "Name Droppin'" - T-Bone
    • Bart Conover (video director and producer)
  • "Never Let Me Go" - Family Force 5
    • Ken Horstmann (video director and producer)
Long Form Music Video of the Year

Artists with multiple nominations and awards

The following artists received multiple nominations:

The following artists received multiple awards:


  1. ^ Nominations Announced for 39th GMA Dove Awards at CBN.com (February 14, 2008)

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