Donald Lawrence, Matt Redman, Earnest Pugh among winners of 2013 BMI Christian Awards

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Pictured: (l-r)-BMI’s Jody Williams, Earnest Pugh, and BMI’s Leslie Roberts.

The 2013 BMI Christian Awards was held last night at BMI’s Nashville offices on Music Row. The annual awards ceremony saluted the songwriters and publishers of the past year’s most performed Christian rock, contemporary Christian, inspirational, southern and urban gospel songs on U.S. Christian radio.

The invitation-only event kicked off with emotional performances by top Christian artists Building 429, Brandon Heath and Steven Curtis Chapman.

Carroll L. McGruder earned his first Christian Songwriter of the Year crystal. McGruder solidified his win with two songs appearing on the year’s most-performed list, the recent hits “I’m Going Home with Jesus” and “Saved by Grace.” Building 429’s Jason Roy earned the Christian Song of the Year honor for the smash “Where I Belong,” published by Havery Publishing and Sony/ATV Tree.

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Pictured: (l-r)-BMI Board Member Neil Smith, BMI Christian Award Winner Jeremiah Jones, BMI’s Phil Graham, Dr. Bobby Jones, BMI Christian Award Winner Earnest Pugh, and BMI’s Mark Mason.

Winners 2013 BMI Christian Awards

10,000 REASONS (BLESS THE LORD)
Jonas Myrin
EMI CMG Publishing
Matt Redman

BE STILL
Yolanda Adams
Irving Music
Jam Yo Music
Yolanda Adams

CARRY ME TO THE CROSS
Mark Stuart
Jason Walker
68 Guns
Dayspring Music (BMI Christian Publisher of the Year)
Integrity’s Praise! Music
Kutless

COURAGEOUS
Mark Hall
My Refuge Music
Sony/ATV Tree
Casting Crowns

DO EVERYTHING
Steven Curtis Chapman
One Blue Petal Music
Primary Wave Brian
Steven Curtis Chapman

HE SAID
Manuel Reyes
Blanca Reyes Callahan
Dayspring Music (BMI Christian Publisher of the Year)
Group 1 Crew featuring Chris August

I FEEL GOOD
Phillip Feaster
Fred Hammond
Jonathan Miller
Calvin Rodgers
CJMS Music
Derek’s Kids
Face’s Launching Pad Publishing
Music Feast Productions
Universal Music-Brentwood Benson Songs
Fred Hammond

I NEED YOUR GLORY
Earnest Pugh
Black Smoke Publishing
Pughspen Music Publishing Co.
Earnest Pugh

I THIRST
Beverly Lowry
Homeward Bound Music
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound (a tribute to Cathedral Quartet)

I’M GOING HOME WITH JESUS
Carroll L. McGruder (BMI Christian Songwriter of the Year)
Best Of Zion Music
the Worship Crew

KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN
Bo Rinehart
Bear Rinehart
Needtobreathe Music
Needtobreathe

LIVE LIKE THAT
Dave Frey
Ben McDonald
Dayspring Music (BMI Christian Publisher of the Year)
Sidewalk Prophets

LOVE CAME CALLING
Wayne Haun
Joel Lindsey
Hefton Hill Music
PsalmSinger Music
Universal Music-Brentwood Benson Songs
Triumphant Quartet

LOVE COME TO LIFE
Jeremy Redmon
Jim Scherer
Dayspring Music (BMI Christian Publisher of the Year)
Red 91 Music
Songs Of Whizbang
Big Daddy Weave

ME WITHOUT YOU
Toby McKeehan
Chris Stevens
Achtober Songs
Chriscendo Music
Meaux Mercy Publishing
tobyMac

MY HEART SAYS YES
Troy Sneed
Shytro Publishing
Troy Sneed

REACH
Andrew Fromm
Southern Yankee Publishing
Peter Furler

SAVED BY GRACE
Carroll L. McGruder (BMI Christian Songwriter of the Year)
Rex Nelon Music Company
Triumphant Quartet

SOMETIMES I CRY
Gerald Crabb
Christian Taylor Music
Gerald Crabb’s Songs
Jason Crabb

SPIRITUAL
Donald Lawrence
Q W Publishing
Donald Lawrence

TURN AROUND
Matt Maher
EMI CMG Publishing
Valley Of Songs Music
Matt Maher
WE ARE
Chuck Butler
Ed Cash
Hillary McBride
James Tealy
HillaryMcBrideMusic
Jord A Lil Music
Wondrously Made Songs
Kari Jobe

WHAT A SAVIOR
Jeremiah Jones
Fair Trade Global Songs
Giant Impact LLC
Laura Story

WHEN THE STARS BURN DOWN (BLESSING AND HONOR)
Jennie Riddle
Integrity’s Praise! Music
Phillips, Craig & Dean

WHERE I BELONG (BMI Christian Song of the Year)
Jason Roy
Havery Publishing
Sony/ATV Tree
Building 429

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