37th GMA Dove Awards

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37th GMA Dove Awards
DateApril 5, 2006
LocationGrand Ole Opry House, Nashville, Tennessee
Hosted byRebecca St. James and Kirk Franklin

The 37th Annual GMA Dove Awards, also called the 37th Annual GMA Music Awards, were held on April 5, 2006 recognizing accomplishments of Christian musicians for the year 2005. The show was held at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee, and was hosted by Rebecca St. James and Kirk Franklin. This was the last year in which the awards were called the "GMA Music Awards", since they will change their names to "GMA Dove Awards".[1]

Nominations were announced earlier in 2006 by Kirk Franklin and Rebecca St. James at the Hilton Nashville Downtown in Music City, Tennessee.[2]

Chris Tomlin won four awards, including Artist of the Year, while The Afters were awarded New Artist of the Year. Casting Crowns, David Crowder Band, Kirk Franklin, and The Crabb Family each won two awards.


Telecast ceremony

The following performed:

Artist(s) Song(s)
Jeremy Camp
David Crowder
Mark Hall
Mac Powell
Tribute to Steven Curtis Chapman:[3]
"For the Sake of the Call"
"More To This Life"
"Magnificent Obsession"
"I Will Be Here"
Kirk Franklin
Sawyer Brown
The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
Natalie Grant
Martha Munizzi
Mark Schultz
Chris Tomlin
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Israel & New Breed
Rebecca St. James
Third Day "Cry Out to Jesus"



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
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


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 & Worship Album of the Year


Urban Recorded Song of the Year
Urban Album of the Year


Instrumental Album of the Year
Children's Music Album of the Year
  • Absolute Modern Worship for Kids – Various
  • Born to Worship: The Praise Baby Collection – Various
  • Cedarmont Worship For Kids Volume 1 – Various
  • Here I Am To Worship for Kids 2 – Various
  • Jesus Is My SuperheroHillsong
  • King of the Jungle – Celeste Clydesdale
Spanish Language Album of the Year
Special Event Album of the Year
Choral Collection of the Year
  • Bigger Than LifeMichael Neale, Harold Ross, Jay Rouse
  • Come, Let Us Adore HimLari Goss
  • Great and Marvelous: Celebrating the Songs of Tommy Walker Vol. 2 – Tommy Walker, Bradley Knight
  • Hymns (Classic Songs for Modern Worship) – Rob Howard, Scott Harris, Ken Barker
  • Seasons of PraiseCarol Cymbala (Brooklyn Tabernacle Music)
Recorded Music Packaging of the Year


Musical of the Year
  • Amazing Grace
  • Grace That Amazes
  • Redemption: Power of the Cross
  • Sing Joy
  • Wondrous Gift
Youth/Children's Musical of the Year
  • Christmas in Reverse
  • Christmas Starr
  • Extreme Christmas
  • His Renown
  • King of the Jungle


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

Artists with multiple nominations and awards[edit]


  1. ^ "GMA Dove Awards". USA: Music City. October 13, 2006. Archived from the original on September 28, 2007.
  2. ^ a b "37th GMA Music Awards Nominations Announced". GospelCity.com. Archived from the original on March 8, 2012.
  3. ^ "37th Annual GMA Awards Nominations & Winners". About.com. February 9, 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved April 10, 2011.

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