2016 Winners

2016Song of the Year (Category 1)"Good, Good Father"(writers) Pat Barrett, Tony Brown; (publishers) Vamos Publishing, Capitol CMG Parago, Common Hymnal Publishing, Housefires Sounds, Tony Brown Publishing Designee, worshiptogether.com songs, sixsteps Music
2016Songwriter of the Year - Artist (Category 2) Lauren Daigle
2016Songwriter of the Year - Non-Artist (Category 3)Jason Ingram
2016Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year (Category 4)for KING & COUNTRY, Word Entertainment
2016Southern Gospel Artist of the Year (Category 5)Karen Peck & New River, Daywind Record
2016Gospel Artist of the Year (Category 6)Kirk Franklin, Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA Records
2016Artist of the Year (Category 7)Lauren Daigle, Centricity Music
2016New Artist of the Year (Category 8)Jordan Feliz, Centricity Music
2016Producer of the Year (Category 9)Bernie Herms
2016Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year (Category 10)"Uncomfortable"Andy Mineo; (writers) Gabriel Azucena, Ramon Ibanga Jr., Gabriel Lambirth, Andy Mineo, Kortney Pollard, Joseph Prielozny
2016Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year (Category 12)"Happiness"NEEDTOBREATHE; (writers) Bo Rinehart, Bear Rinehart, Seth Bolt, Josh Lovelace
2016Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year (Category 13)"Trust In You"Lauren Daigle; (writers) Paul Mabury, Michael Farren, Lauren Daigle
2016Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year (Category 14)"Till I Met You"Laura Story; (writers) Laura Story, Christopher Stevens, Bryan Fowler
2016Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year (Category 15)"I Am Blessed"Karen Peck & New River; (writers) Karen Peck Gooch, Kenna West, Michael Farren
2016Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year (Category 16)"Life’s Railway to Heaven (with the Oak Ridge Boys)"Jimmy Fortune; (writers) Eliza R. Snow, M.E. Abbey
2016Country Recorded Song of the Year (Category 17)"Small Town Someone (Lunch)"Jeff & Sheri Easter; (writers) Sheri Easter, Kenna Turner West, Jason Cox
2016Contemporary Gospel/Urban Recorded Song of the Year (Category 18)"The Way That You Love Me"Jonathan McReynolds; (writers) Chuck Harmony, Claude Kelly
2016Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year (Category 19)"Better"Hezekiah Walker; (writers) Jason Clayborn, Hezekiah Walker, Gabriel Hatcher
2016Urban Worship Recorded Song of the Year (Category 20)"Worth"Anthony Brown & group therAPy; (writers) Anthony Brown
2016Worship Song of the Year (Category 21)"No Longer Slaves"(writers) Jonathan David Hesler, Brian Johnson, Joel Case; (publisher) Bethel Music Publishing
2016Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year (Category 22)Therapy SessionNF (producers) Tommee Profitt, David Garcia, The720
2016Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year (Category 24)The Wonderlands: Sunlight & ShadowsJon Foreman (producers) Jon Foreman, Tyler Strickland, Neal Avron, Keith Tutt II, Joe Gill, Aaron Roche, Daniel James, Jeremy Lutito, Jason Morant, Jeremy Edwardson, Ryan O’Neil, Darren King, Andrew Wesson, Charlie Peacock, Seth Mosley, Eric Owyoung
2016Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year (Category 25) This Is Not A TestTobyMac; (producers) Christopher Stevens, Toby McKeehan, David Garcia
2016Inspirational Album of the Year (Category 26)Brave New WorldAmanda Cook (producers) Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury, Amanda Cook
2016Southern Gospel Album of the Year (Category 27)Still Booth Brothers (producers) Jason Webb, Lari Goss, Ronnie Booth, Michael Booth, Jim Brady
2016Bluegrass/Country Album of the Year (Category 28)Small Town, Celebrating 30 Years of Music & MarriageJeff & Sheri Easter (producers) Madison Easter, Greg Cole, Jeff & Sheri Easter
2016Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year (Category 29)Losing My ReligionKirk Franklin (producer) Kirk Franklin
2016Traditional Gospel Album of the Year (Category 30)Everyday JesusAnthony Brown & group therAPy (producers) Anthony Brown, Justin Savage
2016Urban Worship Album of the Year (Category 31)Sounds of RevivalWilliam McDowell (producers) Clay Bogan III, William McDowell
2016Instrumental Album of the Year (Category 32)Without Words: SynesthesiaBethel Music (producers) Bobby Strand, Chris Greely
2016Children’s Music Album of the Year (Category 33)Come AliveBethel Music Kids (producers) Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury
2016Spanish Language Album of the Year (Category 34)Eterno LiveChristine D’Clario (producers) Michael Farren, Christine D’Clario
2016Special Event Album of the Year (Category 35)We Will Stand Live (CCM UNITED)Various; (producers) Michael Omartian, Dan Posthuma
2016Christmas Album of the Year (Category 36)Christmas Is HereDanny Gokey; (producer) Keith Thomas
2016Worship Album of the Year (Category 37)EMPIRESHillsong UNITED; (producers) Michael Guy Chislett, Joel Houston
2016Musical of the Year (Category 38)That’s Where The Story Begins(creators) Dave Clark, Gerald Crabb, Mike Harland
2016Youth/Children’s Musical of the Year (Category 39)The Kingdom Connection(creators) Christy Semsen, Daniel Semsen
2016Choral Collection of the Year (Category 40)Southern Gospel Songs (10 New, Emerging and Classic Hits for Southern Gospel Choir)(arranger & orchestrator) Marty Hamby
2016Recorded Music Packaging of the Year (Category 41)EMPIRESHillsong UNITED, (art directors) Joel Houston, Jay Argaet (graphic artist) Nathan Cahyadi
2016Short Form Video of the Year (Category 42)Live On ForeverThe Afters, (director & producer) Nathan William
2016Long Form Video of the Year (Category 43)Hymns That Are Important To UsJoey + Rory, (director) Daniel Grace (producers) Aaron Carnahan, Joel McAfee, Bill Gaither
2016Inspirational Film of the Year (Category 44)War Room(director) Alex Kendrick (producers) Kendrick Brothers Pictures, AFFIRM Films, Provident Films