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Covenant Awards
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Brian Doerksen Leading Worship - GMA Week 2007 Calgary
Formation December 25, 1974; 39 years ago (1974-12-25)
Purpose Religious
Website www.gmacanada.ca

The Covenant Awards are awarded annually by GMA Canada, the Gospel Music Association of Canada (formerly known as the CGMA). Created in 1974, the association is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the growth and ministry of Christian music arts in Canada. To this end, GMA Canada presents the annual Covenant Awards, Canada's national awards for the Canadian Gospel Music industry. GMA Canada works to raise the profile and interaction of Christian artists, songwriters, producers, promoters and others working in Christian music with media, retailers, distributors and church leadership. GMA Canada has committed itself to nurturing and developing its members through educational programs as well as celebrating outstanding achievements and standards of excellence in all areas and genres of Canadian Gospel music.

The Covenant Awards ceremonies are held annually in cities across Canada. The 35th annual Covenant Awards were handed out November 6, 2013 at the CTS Studios in Burlington, Ontario. GMA Canada is associated with the Gospel Music Association in the United States, which presents the Dove Awards. Covenant Awards are handed out in over 50 categories (see winners' lists below). One of the most prestigious awards given is the GMA Canada Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2008 the association released a special three-CD collection to commemorate its 30th anniversary, the GMA Canada presents 30th Anniversary Collection.

GMA Canada 2001 Covenant Award Winners / 23rd Annual[edit]

Official List

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Roger & Shirley Pavy of Lighthouse Ministry In Song
  • Overcomers Award Recipient: Margaret Williams
  • Favourite Female Artist of the Year: Marlene O'Neill
  • Favourite Male Artist of the Year: Andrew Martin
  • Favourite Instrumentalist Artist of the Year: Warren B. Parker
  • Favourite Live Band Artist of the Year: Canada's Double Portion
  • Favourite Vocal Group Artist of the Year: Parker Trio
  • Favourite Song Artist of the Year: "With Wings As Eagles" - Warren and Shannon Parker
  • Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year: Love In The Ruins, Hope In The Wasteland - Lianna Klassen
  • Country Album of the Year: Out Of His Great Love - Canada's Double Portion
  • Inspirational Album of the Year: Just Him, Just Hymns - Andrew Martin
  • Pop Album of the Year: Mark Masri - Mark Masri
  • Southern Gospel Album of the Year: Encore! - Marlene O'Neill / Joan Elliot
  • Contemporary Gospel Song of the Year: "Dwell In The House" - Mark Masri
  • Country Song of the Year: "Roll Up Your Sleeves" - David Armstrong
  • Pop Song of the Year: "Take My Hand" - Mark Masri, Madeline Stone and Bernie Herms
  • Rock Song of the Year: "Out of the Way" - Dan Pascal, Julia Churchill and Adam McKechnie
  • Southern Gospel Song of the Year: "Just As I Am" - Rena Gaile
  • Disc Jockey/Christian Radio Program: Ben Davy - "The Breakfast Club" (Life 100.3)

GMA Canada 2002 Covenant Award Winners / 24th Annual[edit]

Official List

  • Children's Album of the Year: Everybody Needs Good Manners - Judi Vankevich - The Manners Lady
  • Country Album of the Year: Simple Man - Trevor Baker
  • Francophone Pop Album of the Year: Juste Au Bon Moment - Tabitha Lemaire
  • Inspirational Album of the Year: Because Of Love - Kelita
  • Instrumental Album of the Year: Anointed Pan - Winston Dayal
  • Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year: Waiting For Aidan - Steve Bell
  • Rock Album of the Year: Downhere - Downhere
  • Southern Gospel Album of the Year: I Need You - Andrew Martin
  • Urban/Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year: Instrument Of Praise - Toronto Mass Choir
  • Children's Song of the Year: "The Golden Rule Rap" - Judi Vankevich - The Manners Lady
  • Contemporary Gospel Song of the Year: "No Way" - SAJ
  • Country Song of the Year: "Through Your Eyes" - Jamus Dorey, songwriter (Four For The Lord)
  • Francophone Song of the Year: "Les Roches Crieront" - Luc Gingras
  • Inspirational Song of the Year: "Unto The Lord" - Debbie Zepick
  • Modern Rock/Alternative Song of the Year: "Freedom" - Chris Greenwood (Manafest)
  • Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year: "Dance Like No One's Watching" - Carolyn Arends
  • Rap/Hip Hop Song of the Year: "Alright" - Promise D'Apostle
  • Rock Song of the Year: "Larger Than Life" - Jason Germain and Marc Martel (Downhere)
  • Southern Gospel Song of the Year: "I Know My God Cares For Me" - Andrew Martin, Ken Harden
  • Traditional Gospel Song of the Year: "O Canada" - Trevor Baker
  • Disc Jockey/Radio Program of the Year: Bobby Sunday – "Prayz Joynt" (JOY 1250 AM)

GMA Canada 2003 Covenant Award Winners / 25th Annual[edit]

Official List

  • Children's Album of the Year: Cry Out - God Rocks!
  • Country/Bluegrass Album of the Year: Love Holds On - Mark Mallett
  • Francophone Album of the Year: Expression De Louanges - Eglise Sans Frontieres & Friends
  • Inspirational Album of the Year: We've Been Waiting For You - Carolyn Arends
  • Modern Rock/Alternative Album of the Year: So Much for Substitutes - Downhere
  • Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year: New Day - Janelle
  • Praise & Worship Album of the Year: Forward To Forever - Jody Cross
  • Southern Gospel Album of the Year: Love Remains - The Parker Trio
  • Children's Song of the Year: "Rocks Cry Out (Cry Out – God Rocks!)" - Bruce Stacey
  • Country/Bluegrass Song of the Year: "Makin' My Way (Love Holds On)" - Mark Mallett
  • Francopohne Song of the Year: "Tu Es Le Chant (Expression De Louanges)" - Tabitha Lemaire
  • Inspirational Song of the Year: "His Hand Upon You (Forward To Forever)" - Jody Cross
  • Modern Rock/Alternative Song of the Year: "What It's Like (So Much For Substitutes)" - Downhere
  • Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year: "I Believe In You (I Believe In You)" - The Lapointes
  • Praise & Worship Song of the Year: "Humbled (Forward to Forever)" - Jody Cross
  • Southern Gospel – Song of the Year: (tie)
    - "Thank God For Calvary (Love Remains)" - The Parker Trio
    - "You Alone" - Canada's Double Portion

GMA Canada 2004 Covenant Award Winners / 26th Annual[edit]

Official List

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: George Beverly Shea
  • Female Vocalist of the Year: Aileen Lombardo
  • Male Vocalist of the Year: Greg Sczebel
  • Group of the Year: Three Season Ant
  • New Artist of the Year: Three Season Ant
  • Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year: Keep On Standing - Krystaal
  • Country/Bluegrass/Southern Gospel Album of the Year: Hold On - Debbie Forsyth
  • Inspirational Album of the Year: Where You Remain - Ali Matthews
  • Modern Rock/Alternative Album of the Year: 2 Days After Yesterday - Three Season Ant
  • Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year: Taken - Raylene Scarrott
  • Rap/Hip Hop/Dance Album of the Year: Red Letterz - Fresh I.E.
  • Song of the Year: "If I Believe" - Kerroy Williams, songwriter (Aileen Lombardo)
  • Contemporary Song of the Year: "Under His Wings" - Aileen Lombardo, Kerroy Williams, Joy Brown, Roy Oommen, Carmon Barry, Mark Masri, songwriters (Aileen Lombardo)
  • Country/Bluegrass/Southern Gospel Song of the Year: "Hunger Mountain" - Ali Matthews
  • Inspirational Song of the Year: "If I Believe" - Kerroy Williams, songwriter (Aileen Lombardo)
  • Modern Rock/Alternative Song of the Year: "Refusing" - Stereotrap, songwriters
  • Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year: "Thrive" - Bec Abbot, songwriter
  • Praise & Worship Song of the Year: "I Rest" - Three Season Ant, songwriters
  • Rap/Hip Hop/Dance Song of the Year: "Lights Are Comin' On" - Greg Sczebel, songwriter
  • Urban Song of the Year: "Noah" - Fabian, Michel and Aliston Lwamba, songwriters (Krystaal)

GMA Canada 2005 Covenant Award Winners / 27th Annual[edit]

Official List

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Tommy Hunter
  • Artist of the Year: Thousand Foot Krutch
  • Female Vocalist of the Year: Amanda Falk
  • Male Vocalist of the Year: Brian Doerksen
  • Group of the Year: Thousand Foot Krutch
  • New Artist of the Year: Gaetz Ave
  • Children's Album of the Year: Movers And ShakersOutside The Lines
  • Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year: TruthHetti-Marie
  • Country/Bluegrass Album of the Year: Let Go – Cheryl Dunn
  • Francophone Album of the Year: Emmène-Moi – Tabitha Lemaire
  • Inspirational Album of the Year: Bare My Soul – Kristina
  • Instrumental Album of the Year: Road To Home – Brian Thiessen
  • Modern Rock Album of the Year: The Art of Breaking – Thousand Foot Krutch
  • Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year: Closer to YouCarried Away
  • Praise And Worship Album of the Year: Today – Brian Doerksen
  • Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year: EpiphanyManafest
  • Rock Album of the Year: Grasping For Hope In The DarknessCritical Mass
  • Seasonal Album of the Year: An Irrational SeasonCarolyn Arends
  • Southern Gospel Album of the Year: Live In HavanaParker Trio
  • Special Events/Compilation Album of the Year: Sea to Sea: Filled With Your Glory – Aileen Lombardo/Ten Shekel Shirt/Dean Salyn/Laurell Hubick/Brian Doerksen/Robert Critchley/Ron Wilding/Greg Sczebel/The Penny Merchants/Billy Funk/Starfield/Craig Douglas Band/Mark Stokes/Revolution Band/Fergus Marsh/Dan Wilt/Tehillah Toronto/Three Season Ant/Q-Town/Jon Buller/Ken and Tracy/Toronto Mass Choir/Sean Dayton/Chris Janzen/Glen Soderholm, Executive Producer Martin Smith
  • Song of the Year: "I Know" - Carried Away, songwriters
  • Aboriginal Song of the Year: "Carry Me" - Shezza, songwriter
  • Children's Song of the Year: "Movers And Shakers" - Outside The Lines, Derek Elliotson, songwriters
  • Country/Bluegrass Song of the Year: "That's What I Love About Jesus" - Paul Brandt, songwriter
  • Francophone Song of the Year: "Tout c'que je veux" - Tabitha Lemaire, songwriter
  • Inspirational Song of the Year: "Getting Ready For Glory" - Carolyn Arends, songwriter
  • Instrumental Song of the Year: "Ern's Waltz" - Stephanie Mainville, songwriter
  • Modern Rock Song of the Year: "Be My Escape" - Matthew Thiessen, songwriter (Relient K)
  • Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year: "Here I Go" - Danielle Heykants, songwriter (Gaetz Ave)
  • Praise And Worship Song of the Year: "Today" - Brian Doerksen, Sandra Gage, songwriters
  • Rap/Hip Hop Song of the Year: "Let It Go" - Chris Greenwood, Gerard Thomas, Adam Messinger, Aubrey Noronha, Nasri Atweh, songwriters (Manafest)
  • Rock Song of the Year: "No Turning Back" - Travis Blackmore, Robin Ghosh, Mike Kidd, songwriters (Black Talon)
  • Seasonal Song of the Year: "On Angels' Wings" - Ali Matthews, songwriter
  • Southern Gospel Song of the Year: "My Faith, My All" – Wendy Pound, songwriter (The Master's Four)
  • Urban Song of the Year: "Everybody" - Greg Sczebel, songwriter
  • Producer of the Year: Glen Teeple

GMA Canada 2006 Covenant Award Winners / 28th Annual[edit]

Official List

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Connie Scott
  • Artist of the Year: Brian Doerksen
  • Female Vocalist of the Year: Amanda Falk
  • Male Vocalist of the Year: Brian Doerksen
  • Group of the Year: Starfield
  • New Artist of the Year: The Silent
  • Album of the Year: Beauty in the Broken - Starfield
  • Country/Bluegrass Album of the Year: Across The Miles - Canada's Double Portion
  • Folk/Roots Album of the Year: Window Of Light - Ali Matthews
  • Francophone Album of the Year: Oasis - Andréanne Lafleur
  • Hard Music Album of the Year: More Than Watchmen For The Morning - Means
  • Inspirational Album of the Year: Hymns: A Modern Translation - Sean And Aimee Dayton
  • Instrumental Album of the Year: Another Place - Andrew Bartley
  • Jazz/Blues Album of the Year: Beginnings Live - The Mike Janzen Trio
  • Modern Rock/Alternative Album of the Year: Smile, It's the End of the World - Hawk Nelson
  • Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year: Beauty In The Broken - Starfield
  • Praise And Worship Album of the Year: Rekindle - Jody Cross
  • Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year: The Proletariat LP - The Joe
  • Rock Album of the Year: Wide-Eyed and Mystified - Downhere
  • Seasonal Album of the Year: Christmas Presence - Holy Trinity Anglican Church
  • Southern Gospel Album of the Year: Here There Or In The Air - The Torchmen Quartet
  • Special Events/Compilation Album of the Year: Sea to Sea: I See The Cross - Various Artists, Executive Producer Martin Smith
  • Traditional Gospel Album of the Year: The Live Experience - The Toronto Mass Choir
  • Urban/R&B/Soul Album of the Year: Who Is Like The Lord - Hiram Joseph
  • Song of the Year: "Son Of God" - Tim and Jon Neufeld, Gordon Cochran, songwriters
  • Recorded Song of the Year: "A Better Way" - Downhere
  • Aboriginal Song of the Year: "I Will Exalt" - Shezza, songwriter
  • Children's Song of the Year: "Set An Example" - Bruce Stacey, Ian Tanner, songwriters
  • Country/Bluegrass Song of the Year: "Sweeter Than Wine" - Ali Matthews, songwriter
  • Folk/Roots Song of the Year: "Poised For A Fall" - Ali Matthews, songwriter
  • Francophone Song of the Year: "Le Reflet De Toi" - Andréanne Lafleur, songwriter
  • Hard Music Song of the Year: "You Will Become" - Means, Means, songwriters
  • Inspirational Song of the Year: "When You Shepherd Me" - Brian Doerksen, songwriter
  • Instrumental Song of the Year: "Dancing In The Light" - Fred Cacciotti, songwriter
  • Jazz/Blues Song of the Year: "Marooned" - Sandy Foster, songwriter
  • Modern Rock/Alternative Song of the Year: "Only Hope" - Everyother, songwriters
  • Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year: "Not So Hip" - Bec Abbot, Carolyn Arends, songwriters
  • Praise And Worship Song of the Year: "Lord Of Every Thing" - Jon Buller, songwriter
  • Rap/Hip Hop Song of the Year: "World Vision" - Fresh I.E. (Rob Wilson), songwriter
  • Rock Song of the Year: "The More" - Marc Martel and Jason Germain, songwriters
  • Seasonal Song of the Year: "Brand New Miracle" - Ali Matthews, Rick Francis, songwriters
  • Southern Gospel Song of the Year: "Prayer Changes Things" - Darlene Lemmon, songwriter
  • Traditional Gospel Song of the Year: "Wonderful" - Londa Larmond, Jason Larmond, songwriters
  • Urban/R&B/Soul Song of the Year: "Shake The Dust" - Adé, Darren Sedor, songwriters
  • DVD of the Year: Rez The Rock That Rolled! - God Rocks! BibleToons
  • Video of the Year: "Move" - Thousand Foot Krutch
  • CD/DVD Artwork Design of the Year: Pollyanna's Attic - Carolyn Arends, Graphic Design by Brent Flink for Indivisual Design Inc.
  • Producer of the Year: Stephen Rendall

GMA Canada 2007 Covenant Award Winners / 29th Annual[edit]

Official List

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Hokus Pick
  • Blessings Fan Choice Award: Starfield
  • Artist of the Year: Brian Doerksen
  • Female Vocalist of the Year: Amanda Falk
  • Male Vocalist of the Year: Brian Doerksen
  • Group of the Year: Starfield
  • New Artist of the Year: Newworldson
  • Album of the Year: Holy God - Brian Doerksen
  • Country/Bluegrass Album of the Year: Broken Borders - High Valley
  • Folk/Roots Album of the Year: Roots Revolution - Newworldson
  • Francophone Album of the Year: Peut-Etre - The Kry
  • Hard Music Album of the Year: not awarded in 2007
  • Inspirational Album of the Year: Free To Worship - Evangeline Inman
  • Instrumental Album of the Year: House Of Peace - Brian Thiessen
  • Jazz/Blues Album of the Year: Destination Unknown - Adam Padfield
  • Modern Rock/Alternative Album of the Year: Five Score and Seven Years Ago - Relient K
  • Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year: Searching - Sebastian Demrey
  • Praise And Worship Album of the Year: Holy God - Brian Doerksen
  • Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year: The Proletariat LP - The Joe
  • Rock Album of the Year: Adam Farrell - Adam Farrell
  • Seasonal Album of the Year: A Gift - Paul Brandt
  • Southern Gospel Album of the Year: An Evening With The Torchmen: Recorded Live At Crossroads Centre - The Torchmen Quartet
  • Special Events/Compilation Album of the Year: Sea to Sea: For Endless Days - Various Artists, Executive Producer Martin Smith
  • Traditional Gospel Album of the Year: not awarded in 2007
  • Urban/R&B/Soul Album of the Year: Oh My Soul - Kathie Morrow
  • Song of the Year: "Holy God" - Brian Doerksen, Brian Doerksen, songwriter
  • Recorded Song of the Year: "The Hand That Holds The World" - Starfield
  • Aboriginal Song of the Year: "Meegwetch" - Lil' Disciples, R. Wilson and E. Lee, songwriters
  • Children's Song of the Year: "The Lord Is My Rock" - God Rocks! Bibletoons, Bruce Stacey, songwriter
  • Country/Bluegrass Song of the Year: "Back To You" - High Valley, Brad Rempel and Brian Barrett, songwriters
  • Folk/Roots Song of the Year: "Everybody Wants Everything" - Carolyn Arends, Carolyn Arends, songwriter
  • Francophone Song of the Year: "Merveilleux" - The Kry, Jean-Luc Lajoie, songwriter
  • Hard Music Song of the Year: "Lifegiver" - Stereotrap, Stereotrap, songwriters
  • Inspirational Song of the Year: "Come To The Cross" - Stephanie Israelson, Stephanie Isrealson and Andrew Horrocks, songwriters
  • Instrumental Song of the Year: "Easter Morning Sunrise" - Debbie Fortnum, Debbie Fortnum songwriter
  • Jazz/Blues Song of the Year: "Loud and Clear" - Christine Magee, Christine Magee, songwriter
  • Modern Rock/Alternative Song of the Year: "Must Have Done Something Right" - Relient K, Matthew Thiessen, songwriter
  • Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year: "I Want You" - Carried Away, Carried Away, songwriter
  • Praise And Worship Song of the Year: "Holy God" - Brian Doerksen, Brain Doerksen, songwriter
  • Rap/Hip Hop Song of the Year: "Bounce" - Manafest, Chris Greenwood, songwriter
  • Rock Song of the Year: "The Hand That Holds The World" - Tim Neufeld, Jon Neufeld, Matt Bronleewe and Jason Ingram, songwriters (Starfield)
  • Seasonal Song of the Year: "A Gift" - Paul Brandt, Paul Brandt, songwriter
  • Southern Gospel Song of the Year: "God's Amazing Grace" - The Master's Four, David Peneycad, songwriter
  • Traditional Gospel Song of the Year: not awarded in 2007
  • Urban/R&B/Soul Song of the Year: "Shine" - Drew Brown, Drew Brown, songwriter
  • Music DVD of the Year: Rock-A-Bye Christmas - God Rocks! Bibletoons
  • Video of the Year: "Push" - Christine Evans
  • CD/DVD Artwork Design of the Year: Open - Charlene Lewis, Design by Wesley Booker
  • Producer of the Year: Roy Salmond

GMA Canada 2008 Covenant Award Winners / 30th Annual[edit]

Official List

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Rhythm & News
  • Blessings Fan Choice Award: Jimmy Lalla
  • Artist of the Year: Starfield
  • Female Vocalist of the Year: Amanda Falk
  • Male Vocalist of the Year: Jon Bauer
  • Group of the Year: Starfield
  • New Artist of the Year: The University Of Toronto Gospel Choir
  • Album of the Year: I Will Go - Starfield
  • Aboriginal Album of the Year: The Good Road - Cheryl Bear
  • Children's Album of the Year: Trust And Hope In The Lord - God Rocks! BibleToons
  • Choir Album of the Year: A cappella - Rocky Mountain College Choir
  • Classical/Traditional Album of the Year: The Hymn Project - Buller, Balzer & Aichele
  • Country/Bluegrass Album of the Year: In The Sweet By And By - Jayc Harold
  • Folk/Roots Album of the Year: Salvation Station - Newworldson
  • Francophone Album of the Year: Aimer Comme Toi - Claude Whiting
  • Gospel Album of the Year: Send Me - The University Of Toronto Gospel Choir
  • Hard Music Album of the Year: Great White Whale - Secret and Whisper
  • Inspirational Album of the Year: Fountain Of Life - 4Given
  • Instrumental Album of the Year: What A Gig That Will Be - Bruce Dougall
  • Jazz/Blues Album of the Year: The Essence Of Life - Zoë Theodorou
  • Modern Rock/Alternative Album of the Year: To The Living - Jay and the Lovebirds
  • Modern Worship Album of the Year: I Will Go - Starfield
  • Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year: Colors And Sounds - Article One
  • Praise And Worship Album of the Year: Empty & Beautiful - Matt Maher
  • Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year: Lockjaw - Fresh I.E.
  • Rock Album of the Year: Reset & Rewind - Manic Drive
  • Seasonal Album of the Year: This Christmas - Jacob Moon
  • Southern Gospel Album of the Year: I Believe - Three And Company
  • Special Events/Compilation Album of the Year: GMA Canada presents 30th Anniversary Collection - Various Artists, Executive Producer Martin Smith
  • Urban/R&B/Soul Album of the Year: Seguro En Ti - Paulis Sanchez
  • Song of the Year: "Love Is The Anchor" - Greg Sczebel
  • Recorded Song of the Year: "Hosanna" - Starfield
  • Aboriginal Song of the Year: "Residential School Song" - Cheryl Bear
  • Children's Song of the Year: "The Plans I Have" - Ian Tanner (God Rocks! BibleToons)
  • Choir Song of the Year: "I Surrender" - Stephen Lewis (The University Of Toronto Gospel Choir)
  • Classical/Traditional Song of the Year: "I Will Give You All The Praise" - Monica Cota, Evangeline Inman, Mark Inman (4Given)
  • Country/Bluegrass Song of the Year: "The Prayer Song" - Steve Rain (Steve Rain & Friends)
  • Folk/Roots Song of the Year: "On The Blue" - Joel Augé
  • Francophone Song of the Year: "Pour Te Louer" - Catherine Grenier (Catherine)
  • Gospel Song of the Year: "Because Of You" - Ryan Resmer (Toronto International Celebration Church)
  • Hard Music Song of the Year: "Xoxoxo" - Charles David Furney, Secret and Whisper (Secret and Whisper)
  • Inspirational Song of the Year: "Trust" - Adam Padfield
  • Instrumental Song of the Year: "The Cry Of Bethlehem" - Ali Matthews
  • Jazz/Blues Song of the Year: "I Believed It" - Zoë Theodorou, Eric Boseman, Viviane Cardinal, Rodney Hunter, Daniel Martin, Rique Pantoje, Gavin Sorochan (Zoë Theodorou)
  • Modern Rock/Alternative Song of the Year: "Anyways" - Everyother
  • Modern Worship Song of the Year: "Faithful Forever" - Elias Dummer (Elias)
  • Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year: "Beautiful" - Amanda Falk, Malynda Zacharias, Marshall Zacharias (Amanda Falk)
  • Praise And Worship Song of the Year: "Reign In Us" - Ben Glover, Jon Neufeld, Tim Neufeld (Starfield)
  • Rap/Hip Hop Song of the Year: "Heat" - Rob James, Rob Wilson (Fresh I.E.)
  • Rock Song of the Year: "Alone Tonight" - Kiros
  • Seasonal Song of the Year: "The Cry Of Bethlehem" - Ali Matthews
  • Southern Gospel Song of the Year: "Walk Out On The Water" - Don Wilkie (One Heart)
  • Urban/R&B/Soul Song of the Year: "Me Tienes (You Got Me)" - Paulis Sanchez, Terverius Black, Sean Simmonds, Kelvin Wooten (Paulis Sanchez)
  • Music DVD of the Year: One - Victory Christian Centre
  • Video of the Year: "Eleven Regrets" - Manic Drive
  • CD/DVD Artwork Design of the Year: The Hymn Project - Brian Kauste (Buller, Balzer & Aichele)
  • Producer of the Year: Dave Zeglinski and Steve Bell

GMA Canada 2009 Covenant Award Winners / 31st Annual[edit]

Official List

Lifetime Achievement Award
2009 Gerry Scott

  • Blessings Fan Choice Award: Matt Brouwer
  • Artist of the Year: Downhere
  • Female Vocalist of the Year: Janelle
  • Male Vocalist of the Year: Joel Augé
  • Group of the Year: Newworldson
  • New Artist of the Year: Chris Bray
  • Album of the Year: Ending Is Beginning - Downhere
  • Children's Album of the Year: Giver Of Grace - Jon Bauer
  • Classical/Traditional Album of the Year: Fields Of Gold - Jeffrey Allan Sawatzky
  • Country/Bluegrass Album of the Year: You Carry Me - Brenda Janz
  • Folk/Roots Album of the Year: No Sudden Movements - Corey Doak
  • Francophone Album of the Year: Authenticité - Andréanne
  • Gospel Album of the Year: Ain't That Good News - Black Pioneer Heritage Singers
  • Inspirational Album of the Year: Evangeline Inman & Women Who Worship - Evangeline Inman
  • Instrumental Album of the Year: A Quiet Afternoon - Tisha Murvihill
  • Jazz/Blues Album of the Year: Mombâcho - Mike Janzen Trio & Friends
  • Modern Rock/Alternative Album of the Year: The Bird And The Bee Sides/The Nashville Tennis EP - Relient K
  • Modern Worship Album of the Year: Love Is A Fire - Fridays Cry
  • Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year: Ending Is Beginning - Downhere
  • Praise And Worship Album of the Year: Glory - Klaus
  • Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year: More Than Music - Promise
  • Rock Album of the Year: Living And Surviving - Red Umbrella
  • Seasonal Album of the Year: Looking For Christmas - Ali Matthews
  • Southern Gospel Album of the Year: It Takes Faith - The Hunters
  • Special Events/Compilation Album of the Year: Women's Journey Of Faith - BU Girl
  • Urban/R&B/Soul Album of the Year: Divine Conversations Volume I - Jennifer Meade
  • Song of the Year: "Here I Am" - Downhere (Marc Martel, Jason Germain)
  • Recorded Song of the Year: "Here I Am" - Downhere
  • Children's Song of the Year: "Show Me The Way" - The Toronto Children's Concert Choir (Rev. Denise Gillard)
  • Choir Song of the Year: "Wonderful" - Evangeline Inman & Women Who Worship (Evangeline Inman, Mark Inman)
  • Classical/Traditional Song of the Year: "Alleluia, Alleluia (Psalm 84)" - Gemma (Karin Dart, Cathy Hardy)
  • Country/Bluegrass Song of the Year: "King of the World" - Point Of Grace (Cindy Morgan)
  • Folk/Roots Song of the Year: "The Other Side" - Matt Brouwer with Amy Grant and Vince Gill (Matt Brouwer)
  • Francophone Song of the Year: "Comblé" - Andréanne (Andréanne Lafleur)
  • Gospel Song of the Year: "O Taste And See" - Evangeline Inman & Women Who Worship (Evangeline Inman, Mark Inman, Adrienne Reedy)
  • Inspirational Song of the Year: "The Beggar Who Gives Alms" - Downhere (Marc Martel, Jason Germain)
  • Instrumental Song of the Year: "Eastern Grace" - Jasmin Gibb (Jasmin Gibb)
  • Jazz/Blues Song of the Year: "Embrace The Mystery" - Steve Bell (Gord Johnson)
  • Modern Rock/Alternative Song of the Year: "Live Life Loud" - Hawk Nelson (Hawk Nelson)
  • Modern Worship Song of the Year: "No Mountain" - Fridays Cry (Brandon Wall, Jordan Wall, Josh Anderton)
  • Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year: "Here I Am" - Downhere (Marc Martel, Jason Germain)
  • Praise And Worship Song of the Year: "It's Time For The Reign Of God" - Brian Doerksen (Brian Doerksen, Steve Mitchinson)
  • Rap/Hip Hop Song of the Year: "4-3-2-1" - Manafest (Chris Greenwood), Adam Messinger)
  • Rock Song of the Year: "My Last Amen" - Downhere (Marc Martel, Jason Germain)
  • Seasonal Song of the Year: "How Many Kings" - Downhere (Marc Martel, Jason Germain)
  • Southern Gospel Song of the Year: "God's Game Plan" - The Hunters (Dusty Hunter)
  • Urban/R&B/Soul Song of the Year: "You" - Fresh I.E. (Robert Wilson)
  • Music DVD of the Year: God Rocks! The Music Videos - God Rocks!
  • Video of the Year: "Crystal" - Fresh I.E.
  • CD/DVD Artwork Design of the Year: Find Me/Blessed Are the Lost Ones - David John Hensman
  • Producer of the Year: Philip Janz

GMA Canada 2010 Covenant Award Winners / 32nd Annual[edit]

Official List

Lifetime Achievement Award
2010 Arlen Salte

  • Blessings Fan Choice Award: Greg Sczebel
  • Song of the Year: "Hold Us Together" - Matt Maher (Matt Maher, Steve Wilson)
  • Recorded Song of the Year: "There Is A Way" - Newworldson
  • Producer of the Year: Andrew Horrocks
  • New Artist of the Year: Junkyard Poets
  • Male Vocalist of the Year: Greg Sczebel
  • Female Vocalist of the Year: Stephanie Israelson
  • Group of the Year: Downhere
  • Artist of the Year: Starfield
  • Album of the Year: Alive Again - Matt Maher
  • CD/DVD Artwork Design of the Year: Love Was Here First - Carolyn Arends (Brian Kauste)
  • Urban/R&B/Soul Song of the Year: "Heaven" - Jason Ray (Jason Ray Penalosa)
  • Urban/R&B/Soul Album of the Year: Anchored Roots - Chelsea Nisbett
  • Special Events/Compilation of the Year: Sea to Sea: Christmas - Various Artists, Executive Producer Martin Smith
  • Southern Gospel Song of the Year: "Gonna Get My Feet Wet" - The Torchmen Quartet (David Randall)
  • Southern Gospel Album of the Year: I'll Follow You - Father's Daughter
  • Seasonal Song of the Year: "Christmas In Our Hearts" - Downhere (Marc Martel, Jason Germain)
  • Seasonal Album of the Year: How Many Kings: Songs for Christmas - Downhere
  • Rock Song of the Year: "Forward Motion" - Thousand Foot Krutch (Trevor McNevan, Joel Bruyere, Steve Augustine)
  • Rock Album of the Year: Welcome to the Masquerade - Thousand Foot Krutch
  • Rap/Hip Hop Song of the Year: "Homeless" - Fresh I.E. (Robert Wilson, Byron Foster)
  • Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year: The Chase - Manafest
  • Praise And Worship Song of the Year: "Alive Again" - Matt Maher (Matt Maher, Jason Ingram)
  • Praise And Worship Album of the Year: Alive Again - Matt Maher
  • Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year: "There Is A Way" - Newworldson (Newworldson, Thomas "Tawgs" Salter)
  • Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year: Love & the Lack Thereof - Greg Sczebel
  • Modern Worship Song of the Year: "Glory Is Rising" - Starfield (Chris Janz, Tim Neufeld, Jon Neufeld, Ian Eskelin)
  • Modern Worship Album of the Year: The Saving One - Starfield
  • Modern Rock/Alternative Song of the Year: "Never Enough" - Hawk Nelson (Hawk Nelson, Trevor McNevan)
  • Modern Rock/Alternative Album of the Year: Live Life Loud - Hawk Nelson
  • Jazz/Blues Song of the Year: "No Compromise" - Sean Spicer [featuring Mike Janzen] (Sean Spicer)
  • Instrumental Song of the Year: "Passion" - Trevor Dick (Trevor Dick)
  • Instrumental Album of the Year: Yahweh - Trevor Dick
  • Inspirational Song of the Year: "Hold On" - Mark Masri (Mark Masri, Adam Crossley, John Acosta)
  • Inspirational Album of the Year: Into Your Light - The Wiebes
  • Hard Music Song of the Year: "Bring Me To Life" - Thousand Foot Krutch (Trevor McNevan, Joel Bruyere, Steve Augustine)
  • Gospel/Caribbean Song of the Year: "This Is Who I Am" - Shurece Byrd (Evangeline Inman, Mark Inman, Darlene Lemmon)
  • Gospel/Caribbean Album of the Year: Life - Zamar
  • Francophone Song of the Year: "Que Tout Ce Qui Respire" - Geneviève Falleur (Geneviève Falleur, Sebastian Demrey)
  • Francophone Album of the Year: Dès Le Réveil - Geneviève Falleur
  • Folk-Roots Song of the Year: "Be Still" - Carolyn Arends (Carolyn Arends)
  • Folk-Roots Album of the Year: Newworldson - Newworldson
  • Country/Bluegrass Song of the Year: "Holding On" - Denise Gerein (Denise Gerein)
  • Country/Bluegrass Album of the Year: Blessings - Barb Prosser Winder
  • Classical/Traditional Song of the Year: "Time" - Mark Masri [featuring Nita Whitaker] (Mark Masri, Amy Sky)
  • Classical/Traditional Album of the Year: La Voce - Mark Masri
  • Choir Song of the Year: "Walk In Jerusalem Just Like John" - Lincoln Tatem (Lincoln Tatem, Traditional)
  • Children's Song of the Year: "Peace, Peace, Peace" - Dian Layton (Dian Layton, Lori Hubschmid)
  • Children's Album of the Year: God Rocks My World - God Rocks!
  • Aboriginal Song of the Year: "Hand In Hand" - Yvonne St. Germaine (Yvonne St. Germaine)
  • Aboriginal Album of the Year: Roots - Dorothy Mae
  • Video of the Year: "I Will Come" - Greg Sczebel
  • Music DVD of the Year: God Rocks! Live In Miami - God Rocks!

GMA Canada 2011 Covenant Award Winners/ 33rd Annual[edit]

Official List

Lifetime Achievement Award
2011 Daniel Band

  • Blessings Fan Choice Award: Tenore
  • Song of the Year: "Let Me Rediscover You" - Downhere (Marc Martel, Jason Germain)
  • Recorded Song of the Year: "Manifesto" - The City Harmonic
  • Producer of the Year: Andrew Horrocks
  • New Artist of the Year: The City Harmonic
  • Male Vocalist of the Year: Matt Maher
  • Female Vocalist of the Year: Ali Matthews
  • Group of the Year: High Valley
  • Artist of the Year: High Valley
  • Album of the Year: Carry Me Home - Ali Matthews
  • CD/DVD Artwork Design of the Year: Carry Me Home - Ali Matthews
  • Urban/R&B/Soul Song of the Year: "Circling Numbers" - Manuela
  • Urban/R&B/Soul Album of the Year: Songs From The Evolution Of Gospel Music - Toronto Mass Choir
  • Special Events/Compilation of the Year: Prodigal God - Brian Doerksen
  • Seasonal Song of the Year: "What A Boy" - Stephanie Mainville (Stephanie Mainville)
  • Seasonal Album of the Year: A Christmas Gift - Toronto Mass Choir
  • Rock Song of the Year: "Crazy Love" - Hawk Nelson
  • Rock Album of the Year: Crazy Love - Hawk Nelson
  • Rap/Hip Hop Song of the Year: "Avalanche" - Manafest (Chris Greenwood)
  • Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year: Live In Concert - Manafest
  • Praise And Worship Song of the Year: "Welcome To The Level Ground" - Brian Doerksen (Brian Doerksen/Paul Baloche)
  • Praise And Worship Album of the Year: Level Ground - Brian Doerksen
  • Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year: "One Step Away" - WakeUp Starlight
  • Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year: Two At A Time - downhere
  • Modern Worship Song of the Year: "Manifesto" - The City Harmonic
  • Modern Worship Album of the Year: Let Hope Arise - Chris Bray
  • Modern Rock/Alternative Song of the Year: "Tonight" - Sky Terminal
  • Modern Rock/Alternative Album of the Year: Lukewarm Love - Cities Under Fire
  • Jazz/Blues Song of the Year: "There's No Escaping Spring" - Mike Janzen Trio
  • Instrumental Song of the Year: "Rejoice In Hope" - Sean Spicer
  • Instrumental Album of the Year: Olive Tree - Sean Spicer
  • Inspirational Song of the Year: "Pursue Me" - Chris Bray
  • Inspirational Album of the Year: Songs For The Journey: The Story Goes On - Lianna Klassen
  • Gospel/Caribbean Song of the Year: "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" - Toronto Mass Choir
  • Folk/Roots Song of the Year: "God Only Knows" - Ali Matthews
  • Folk/Roots Album of the Year: TIE - The Last Goodbye - Rob Berg / Kindness - Steve Bell
  • Country/Bluegrass Song of the Year: "A Father's Love (The Only Way He Knew How)" - High Valley
  • Country/Bluegrass Album of the Year: High Valley - High Valley
  • Classical/Traditional Song of the Year: "Sempre Vicino: Prayer For Peace" - Tenore
  • Classical/Traditional Album of the Year: SING! Presents Tenore - Tenore
  • Children's Song of the Year: "Giver Of Grace" - Jon Bauer
  • Aboriginal Song of the Year: "Tennessee Sky" - Yvonne St. Germaine (Yvonne St. Germaine)
  • Video of the Year: "A Father's Love (The Only Way He Knew How)" - High Valley
  • Music DVD of the Year: Level Ground: The Live Experience - Brian Doerksen

GMA Canada 2012 Covenant Award Winners/ 34th Annual[edit]

Official List

Lifetime Achievement Award
2012 Toronto Mass Choir

  • Blessings Fan Choice Award: Open Sky
  • Aboriginal Song of the Year: "A' BA" by Cheryl Bear
  • Album of the Year: "On the Altar of Love" by Downhere
  • Artist of the Year: High Valley
  • CD Artwork of the Year: "The Color" - Art Direction by Melanie Greenwood at Vision City
  • Children's Album of the Year: "Here We Go" by Q-Town
  • Children's Song of the Year: "Chasing After Me" by Jon Bauer
  • Classical/Traditional Song of the Year: "Silent Night" as recorded by Sean And Aimee Dayton with Brian Doerksen
  • Collaboration of the Year: "Join Together" by Scott Towaij with Amy Savin, Ali Matthews, Sean Dayton, Dana Marie, Chris Bray and Colin Bernard
  • Country/Bluegrass Album of the Year: "Love Is A Long Road" by High Valley
  • Country/Bluegrass Song of the Year: "Have I Told You I Love You Lately" as recorded by High Valley
  • Female Vocalist of the Year: Ali Matthews
  • Folk/Roots Album of the Year: "Rebel Transmission" by newworldson
  • Folk/Roots Song of the Year: "Worry" as recorded by Cindy Morgan
  • Francophone Album of the Year: "Heritage: Cantiques & Hymnes Volume II" by Sebastian Demrey and Jimmy Lahaie
  • Francophone Song of the Year: "L'AMOUR MANIFESTÉ" as recorded by Evaymé
  • Gospel/Caribbean Album of the Year: "Great Things" by Londa Larmond
  • Gospel/Caribbean Song of the Year: "Quoi qu'il arrive" by Jireh Gospel Choir
  • Group of the Year: Downhere
  • Hard Rock/Alternative Album of the Year: Epic by "Manic Drive"
  • Hard Rock/Alternative Song of the Year: "Alive" by The Color (written by James Shiels, Jordan Janzen, Gabe Boschmann and James Tooke)
  • Inspirational Album of the Year: "The Hymns Collection" by The Wiebes
  • Inspirational Song Song of the Year: "Ocean" by Matt Brouwer
  • Instrumental Album of the Year: "Here Is Love" by Marcel Preston And Jonathan Clarke
  • Instrumental Song of the Year: "Lift Your Hands" as recorded by Rockn Ron Project
  • Jazz/Blues Song of the Year: "The Lion" as recorded by Derek Gust
  • Male Vocalist of the Year: Marc Martel
  • Modern Worship Album of the Year: "Everything In Color" by Ben Cantelon
  • Modern Worship Song of the Year: "The Kingdom" as recorded by Starfield
  • New Artist of the Year: The Color
  • Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year: "The Love In Between" by Matt Maher
  • Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year: "Learning To Be The Light" as recorded by newworldson
  • Praise & Worship Album of the Year: "Forevermore" by Jon Bauer
  • Praise & Worship Song of the Year: "I Have A Dream (It Feels Like Home)" as recorded by The City Harmonic
  • Producer of the Year: Sebastian Demrey
  • Rap/Hip Hop Album: "City Of Worship" by Fresh I.E.
  • Rap/Hip Hop Song of the Year: "God of This City" as recorded by Fresh I.E.
  • Recorded Song of the Year: "Never Let You Go" as recorded by Manafest
  • Rock/Modern Album of the Year: "Until the Sun Comes Out Again" by Open Sky
  • Rock/Modern Rock Song of the Year: "War of Change" as recorded by Thousand Foot Krutch
  • Seasonal Album of the Year: "A Living Room Christmas" by Sean & Aimee Dayton
  • Seasonal Song of the Year: "Bethlehem" as recorded by Crosswalk With Ray Lyell
  • Song of the Year: "Learning to Be the Light" as recorded by newworldson
  • Southern Gospel Album of the Year: "Step Up" by the Torchmen Quartet
  • Southern Gospel Song of the Year: "I Wanna Go" as recorded by The Amundruds
  • Special Events Album of the Year: "Kingdom Come" by Worship Victoria
  • Urban/R&B/Soul Album of the Year: "Beautiful Disaster" by "Fresh I.E."
  • Urban/R&B/Soul/Song of the Year: "Shake Holy Spirit" by newworldson
  • Video of the Year: "Dans mon âme un beau soleil brille" by Sebastian Demrey and Jimmy Lahaie

GMA Canada 2013 Covenant Award Winners/ 35th Annual[edit]

Lifetime Achievement Award
2013 Servant
Lifetime Achievement Award
2013 Lando Klassen/House of James

  • Blessings Fan Choice Award: Open Sky
  • Album of the Year: "Just As I Am" by Paul Brandt
  • Artist of the Year: "Just As I Am" Paul Brandt
  • Female Vocalist of the Year: Ali Matthews
  • Male Vocalist of the Year: Dan Bremnes
  • New Artist of the Year: Love & The Outcome
  • Producer of the Year: Andrew Horrocks
  • Group of the Year: The City Harmonic
  • Collaboration of the Year: I Saw Jesus by Ali Matthews, Joel Auge, Marcel Preston, Kevin Pauls and Matthew Grieves
  • Song of the Year: He Is With Us - Love & The Outcome
  • Recorded Song of the Year: He Is With Us - Love & The Outcome
  • Inspirational Song of the Year: I Saw Jesus - Ali Matthews
  • Children's Song of the Year: Come And Save Us - Jon Bauer
  • Classical/Traditional Song of the Year: O Come O Come Emmanuel - Sean And Aimee Dayton
  • Country/Bluegrass Song of the Year: Just In Time - Canada's Double Portion
  • Folk/Roots Song of the Year: Our Cozy Apartment - Keith Kitchen
  • Francophone Song of the Year: Ma Promesse - Olivier Voyer with Andreanne Lafleur
  • Gospel/Caribbean Song of the Year: Air That I Breathe - Prosper & GPM
  • Alternative Rock Song of the Year: World At War - Junkyard Poets
  • Instrumental Song of the Year: Do You Want It? - Josh Lake
  • Jazz/Blues Song of the Year: Swing Low - G.B. Roots
  • Modern Rock Song of the Year: Inside Out - Anthem For Today
  • Praise And Worship Song of the Year: Holy (Wedding Day) - The City Harmonic
  • Rap/Hip Hop Song of the Year: Beautiful Mess by RationaL
  • Seasonal Song of the Year: It's Still Christmas by Colin Bernard
  • Southern Gospel Song of the Year: Don't Forget About The Cross - The Master's Four
  • Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year: He Is With Us - Love & The Outcome
  • Urban/R&B/Soul Song of the Year: I Still Need You - Fresh I.E. featuring AJ
  • International Song of the Year: Whom Shall I Fear - Chris Tomlin
  • Children's Album of the Year: Live It Up - Q-Town
  • Country/Bluegrass Album of the Year: Just As I Am - Paul Brandt
  • Folk/Roots Album of the Year: Roots of Worship - Jon Bauer
  • Francophone Album of the Year: L'Aube D'Un Jour Nouveau - Olivier Voyer
  • Gospel/Caribbean Album of the Year: Takeover - Prosper & GPM
  • Inspirational Album of the Year: Overwhelm Us - Brad Guldmond
  • Instrumental Album of the Year: Melodic Twilight - Scott Pettipas
  • Modern Worship Album of the Year: Trees - Tim Neufeld
  • Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year: Unstoppable - Marika
  • Praise Album of the Year: All the People Said Amen - Matt Maher
  • Urban/R&B/Soul/Rap Album of the Year: Red Letterz13 - Fresh I.E.
  • Special Events/Compilation of the Year: This Is Our Love - Jody Cross
  • Jazz/Blues Album of the Year: Nuthin' But a Man - A.J.
  • Rock/Modern Rock Album of the Year: Mrs. Sophomore - Junkyard Poets
  • Seasonal Album of the Year: Songs of Christmas Volume 1 - Starfield
  • Southern Gospel Album of the Year: New Perspective - the Torchmen Quartet
  • CD/DVD Artwork of the Year: All Is Not Lost - Wayne Pashley/Flood the Stone
  • Music Video of the Year: This Life - Dan Bremnes

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