Diamond Rio, Oak Ridge Boys Among Winners at Dove Awards

Diamond Rio, the Oak Ridge Boys and Ty Herndon were among the winners at the Gospel Music Association's 41st annual Dove Awards held Wednesday night (April 21) at the Acuff Theater in Nashville. Diamond Rio picked up the country album award for The Reason, and the Oak Ridge Boys received long form music video honors for A Gospel Journey. Herndon, who enjoyed three No. 1 singles as a country artist in the '90s, won a Dove in the bluegrass recorded song category for co-writing "When We Fly" with Joel Lindsay and Wayne Haun. Little Roy Lewis and Lizzy Long recorded the composition for their Breaking Like Dawn album. Country recorded song of the year honors went to "Somebody Like Me," written by Neil Thrasher and Michael Boggs and recorded by Jason Crabb. The Isaacs, a family group, took home the bluegrass album award for The Isaacs ... Naturally. Casting Crowns, a worship music group from Atlanta, received artist of the year honors during the awards presentation.

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