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35th GMA Dove Awards

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35th GMA Dove Awards
DateApril 28, 2004
LocationMunicipal Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee
Hosted byDeion Sanders, Yolanda Adams
Television/radio coverage
NetworkNo television broadcast
UPN had rights, but cancelled broadcast after it was taped.
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The 35th Annual GMA Music Awards (the show had a name change in 2004-05) were held on April 28, 2004 recognizing accomplishments of musicians for the year 2003. The show was held at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, and was hosted by Deion Sanders and Yolanda Adams.[1]

Nominations were announced months earlier by Steven Curtis Chapman and Toby McKeehan.[2]

The event was transmitted live to theaters in 50 cities as part of Regal Entertainment Group "One Night Only" event. The livecast was shown at Regal Cinemas, United Artists Theatres, and Edwards Theatres.[1] There was no delayed television broadcast, as part of a controversial move by broadcast rights holder United Paramount Network, scorned by Sanders for leaving CBS' The NFL Today (UPN owned CBS) in favour of Disney's NFL Countdown in the weeks between the awards ceremony and broadcast date, cancelled the television broadcast. This move was similar to a 1989 incident on CBS' 60 Minutes when a story on Richard Petty intending to air on the show in the weeks before the Daytona 500 was cancelled following reporter Diane Sawyer's defection to ABC. (That story was later edited and rewritten with Harry Reasoner the following season.)

The ceremony was eventually broadcast in December 2004 on Pax (now Ion Television).[3]

MercyMe won Artist of the Year, plus two other awards, while Jeremy Camp was awarded New Artist of the Year.


Telecast ceremony

The following performed:[4]

Artist(s) Song(s)
"Raised In Harlem"
Hezekiah Walker
Byron Cage
"I Need You To Survive"
"Presence of the Lord"
MercyMe "Here with Me"
Smokie Norful "I Need You Now"
Jeremy Camp "Take My Life"
Third Day "Wire"
CeCe Winans "Hallelujah Praise"
Randy Travis "Three Wooden Crosses"
Jars of Clay
Ashley Cleveland
The Williams Brothers
"Amazing Grace"
Out of Eden "Love, Peace, and Happiness"
Nicole C. Mullen "Freedom"
Pillar "Further From Myself"
Newsboys "He Reigns"


Telecast ceremony

The following presented:[4]



Artist of the Year
New Artist of the Year
Group of the Year
Male Vocalist of the Year
Female Vocalist of the Year
Song of the Year
Songwriter of the Year
Producer of the Year


Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year
Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year


Rock Recorded Song of the Year
Rock Album of the Year
Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year
Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year
Modern Rock Recorded Song of the Year
Modern Rock Album of the Year


Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year
Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year


Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year
Inspirational Album of the Year


Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year
Southern Gospel Album of the Year
Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year
Traditional Gospel Album of the Year
Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year
Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year

Country & Bluegrass[edit]

Country Recorded Song of the Year
Country Album of the Year
Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year
Bluegrass Album of the Year

Praise & Worship[edit]

Worship Song of the Year
Praise and Worship Album of the Year


Urban Recorded Song of the Year
Urban Album of the Year


Instrumental Album of the Year
  • An Acoustic Christmas - Tom Hemby
  • I Can Only Imagine - Fletch Wiley
  • Irish Christmas - Craig Duncan
  • Masterpiece - Anthony Burger
  • The Trumpet Sounds - Rod McGaha
Spanish Language Album of the Year
Special Event Album of the Year
Children's Music Album of the Year
  • Acorns to Oaks - Celeste Clydesdale
  • Canciones de Gozo Para Ninos - Alejandro Allen and Edgar Arceo
  • Crazy Praize: Songs From the Lighter Side Vol. 2 - Ed Kee and Dave Hunt
  • I Can Only Imagine... Lullabies for a Peaceful Rest - Various artists
  • Shout Praises Kids 3 - Jeff Sandstrom
  • Songtime Kids: All New Praise Songs - Dennis Dearing and Kevin Stokes
Choral Collection of the Year
Recorded Music Packaging of the Year


Musical of the Year
  • A Thrill of Hope
  • Evidence of Grace
  • The Love of Jesus
  • The Wonderful Cross
Youth/Children's Musical of the Year
  • Acorns to Oaks
  • City on a Hill Christmas
  • Noelle, The First
  • The Christmas S.O.C.C.E.R. Team
  • The First Leon


Short Form Music Video of the Year
Long Form Music Video of the Year


  1. ^ a b Deion Sanders and Yolanda Adams to host GMA's 35th Annual Music Awards on FreeLibrary
  2. ^ Nominations announced for 35th annual Dove Awards Archived July 8, 2011, at the Wayback Machine on ChristianExaminer.com
  3. ^ Camacho, Justin (December 11, 2004). "35th Annual Dove Awards to Air Dec. 27 on PAX TV". The Christian Post. Retrieved April 5, 2012.
  4. ^ a b 2004 GMA Music Awards Winners Showcase New Talent Archived February 5, 2011, at the Wayback Machine on FreshReleases

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