Glen Campbell, George Jones and Others Win Dove Awards

Contemporary Christian artist Steven Curtis Chapman dominated the Gospel Music Association’s 31st annual Dove Awards Thursday at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House. The singer/songwriter picked up six trophies, bringing his career total to a record 44. Country-related artists were also represented in the winner’s circle. Glen Campbell’s A Glen Campbell Christmas, released on the TNN Classic Sessions label, was named best country album. The Gaither Vocal Band’s God Is Good was honored as top Southern Gospel album. The Bishops’ Kentucky Bluegrass won the bluegrass album field. The George Jones/Vestal Goodman duet of the traditional song “Angel Band” was voted best country recorded song. The Lewis Family’s “So Fine” was named best bluegrass recorded song. And the Cathedrals’ “Healing” was recognized as top Southern Gospel recorded song.