Berry, Cochran Win Christian Country Awards

The 2001 Christian Country Music Awards, honoring country music with a Christian message or a positive theme, were handed out Thursday night (Nov. 1) at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. John Berry, who co-hosted the program with Crystal Gayle, was named mainstream country artist of the year. “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow,” recorded by Dan Tyminski for the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, won mainstream song of the year. Tammy Cochran’s “Angels in Waiting” took top video. Southern gospel’s Fox Brothers were entertainer of the year. Jack Greene was honored with the pioneer award, and Margo Smith was given the living legend award. Jeff Carson, Larry Gatlin and others performed during the ceremony. 11/02/01