Doves Honor Switchfoot, Crabbs

Switchfoot and The Crabb Family topped the list of Dove Award winners April 13th at the Gospel Music Association awards show, with Casting Crowns also garnering multiple wins.

Switchfoot took home honors for artist of the year, best rock or contemporary recorded song, and short and long form music video awards.

The Crabb Family won for Southern gospel recorded song and album, as well as country recorded song and traditional gospel recorded song.

Casting Crowns’ three awards were for group of the year, pop/contemporary recorded song and inspirational recorded song. The group’s lead singer and songwriter, Mark Hall, took home two more honors for song of the year and songwriter of the year – an award he also won last year.

Other multiple honorees included female vocalist winner Nicole C. Mullen, male vocalist winner Jeremy Camp, andIsrael and New Breed. The band Building 429 won in the new artist category.

Michael W. Smith went home empty-handed despite being nominated in eight categories.

The film “The Passion of the Christ” spawned two winners: The Passion of the Christ: Songs for special event album and the original soundtrack for instrumental album.