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Twenty-Eighth Annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards

 

Jeremy Camp, the late Keith Green and Switchfoot's Jon Foreman Among Honorees

More than 200 music industry leaders joined dozens of Christian music's top stars, including Mercy Me, Jeremy Camp, Chris Tomlin, Jaci Velasquez, Matthew West, Joy Williams, Newsboys, Bebo Norman, Todd Agnew, Sonicflood, David Crowder, 4 Him, Mark Schultz, The Katinas, Scotty Wilbanks, Bethany Dillon and The Afters to celebrate the presentation of the 28th annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards dinner, held April, 3, 2006, at Richland Country Club in Nashville, Tennessee.

This year's gala evening, hosted by ASCAP Senior Vice President Connie Bradley, featured a Movie theme. ASCAP Assistant Vice President Dan Keen joined Bradley in presenting awards to the ASCAP writers and publishers of the most performed Christian songs of 2005.

The evening's top writer and publisher awards were: Songwriter of the Year: Jeremy Camp for "Take You Back" and "This Man;" Song of the Year: "Take You Back" (written by Jeremy Camp, published by Thirsty Moon River Publishing) and Christian Publisher of the Year: EMI CMG Publishing for "About You," "Brave," "Devotion," "Holy Is The Lord," "Indescribable," "Meant To Live ," "Stars," "The Way I Was Made" and "This Is Your Life." Camp is the reining two-time GMA Music Awards Male Vocalist of the Year. His classic pop-rock vocals have earned him nine #1 singles at Christian radio. Camp was also ASCAP 2005 Christian Songwriter of the Year.

ASCAP also presented special awards during the evening. One of CCM's most treasured early pioneers, the late Keith Green, was honored with the ASCAP Crescendo Award. The ASCAP Impact Award was presented to Jon Foreman whose band, Switchfoot, is having an unusual and significant impact in mainstream rock music.

In accordance with the theme for the evening, ASCAP artists presented songs from television and the movies. Featured were MTV's The Afters and Bethany Dillon.

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Jeremy Camp

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EMI CMG Publishing

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Jon Foreman

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Keith Green

Songwriter of the Year:

Jeremy Camp
"Take You Back" & "This Man"

Publisher of the Year:

EMI CMG Publishing
"About You", "Brave", "Devotion", "Holy Is The Lord", "Indescribable", "Meant To Live", "Stars", "The Way I Was Made" & "This Is Your Life"

Song of the Year:

"Take You Back"
Writer: Jeremy Camp
Publisher: Thirsty Moon River Publishing

ASCAP Impact Award

To celebrate the success and influence of his songs
in mainstream rock music

Jon Foreman

ASCAP Crescendo Award

Whose musical legacy lives on and continues
to inspire Christian Artists and Songwriters

Keith Green

Most Performed Songs of 2005

"About You"
Written By: Alisa Childers, Chrissy Katina, Shaun Shankel & Kristin Swinford-Schweain
Publishers: 10 Free Trees Music, An Itak Music, Aungee Music, Birdwing Music & Pinkcloud Publishing

"Brave"
Written By: Nichole Nordeman
Publishers: Birdboy Songs & Birdwing Music

"Cry On My Shoulder"
Written By: Scotty Wilbanks
Publisher: Johnny Ridgecrest Publishing

"Cry Out To Jesus"
Written By: Tai Anderson, Brad Avery, David Carr,
Mark Lee & Mac Powell
Publisher: Consuming Fire Music

"Devotion"
Written By: Peter Furler
Publisher: Ariose Music

"Friend Of God"
Written By: Michael Gungor
Publisher: Vertical Worship Songs

"Grace Like Rain"
Written By: Todd Agnew & Christopher Collins
Publisher: Koala Music

"Held"
Written By: Christa Wells
Publisher: Weimarhymes Publishing, Inc.

"He Will Carry Me"
Written By: Sampson Brueher, Dennis Kurttila & Mark Schultz
Publishers: Be Together Music, Crazy Romaine Music & Kurttila Songs

"Here I Am"
Written By: Michael W. Smith
Publishers: Smitty Fly Music & Word Music, LLC

"Hide"
Written By: Jason Houser, Matthew West & Joy Williams
Publishers: New Spring, Songs of Extreme,
Westies Music & Word Music, LLC

"Holy Is The Lord"
Written By: Louie Giglio & Chris Tomlin
Publishers: worshiptogether.com songs & Sixsteps Music

"Homesick"
Written By: Bart Millard
Publisher: Simpleville Music

"In Christ Alone"
Written By: Shawn Craig
Publisher: New Spring

"Indescribable"br> Written By: Laura Story
Publishers: Gleaning Publishing, Sixsteps Music & worshiptogether.com songs

"In The Blink Of An Eye"
Written By: James Bryson, Nathan Cochran, Barry Graul, Bart Millard,
Michael Scheuchzer & Robin Shaffer
Publishers: Simpleville Music & Wet As A Fish Music

"Meant To Live"
Written By: Jon Foreman
Publishers: Meadowgreen Music Company & Sugar Pete Songs

"Miracle"
Written By: Benjamin Glover, Michael Ranucci & John David Webster
Publishers: JDW Productions, LLC & Years Later Music

"Next Thing You Know"
Written By: Samuel Mizell & Matthew West
Publishers: BMG Songs, Westies Music Publishing & Word Music, LLC

"Nothing Without You"
Written By: Mitch Dane & Bebo Norman
Publishers: Appstreet Music, New Spring & Rotten Banana Music

"Stars"
Written By: Jon Foreman
Publishers: Meadowgreen Music Company & Sugar Pete Songs

"Take You Back"
Written By: Jeremy Camp
Publisher: Thirsty Moon River Publishing

"The One Thing"
Written By: Paul Colman
Publisher: Clayton Colman Music

"The Way I Was Made"
Written By: Chris Tomlin
Publishers: Sixsteps Music & worshiptogether.com songs

"This Man"
Written By: Jeremy Camp
Publisher: Thirsty Moon River Publishing

"This Is Your Life"
Written By: Jon Foreman
Publishers: Meadowgreen Music Company & Sugar Pete Songs

"We Live"
Written By: Melissa Brock, Tricia Brock, Matt Dally, Dave Ghazarian & Max Hsu
Publishers: BMK, Dave Ghazarian Music, DJ Spacemonkey Music,
Matt Dally Music & Onegirl Music

"What If"
Written By: Andrew Dodd, Jadon Lavik & Adam Watts
Publishers: Dodd Music, Dying Ego Music, Thirsty Moon River Publishing & LavikMusic

"You"
Written By: Marc Dodd, Matt Fuqua, Joshua Havens & Brad Wigg
Publishers: Screaming Mimes & Smells Like Music

"You Are God Alone"
Written By: Billy & Cindy Foote
Publishers: Billy Foote Songs & Integrity's Hosanna! Music

"You Are Mine"
Written By: Tai Anderson, Brad Avery, David Carr, Mark Lee & Mac Powell
Publisher: Consuming Fire Music

"You Know Where To Find Me"
Written By: Matthew West
Publisher: Word Music, LLC

"Your Love Goes On Forever"
Written By: Rick Heil & Andrew Thompson
Publishers: Celestial Sphere, Heil Music & Magnificat Music

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