Spongebob Squarepants is currently stuck under the sea, so I'll be filling in for him this evening.
The field of Contemporary Christian Music is relatively young, having landed a spot on the music map in the late '70s and early '80s, but has quickly become one of the best-selling genres. Tonight, we have three awards to give away to celebrate the achievements in Contemporary Christian Music in 2006.
The nominees for Best Contemporary Christian Album are...
The Face of Love (Sanctus Real)
Good Monsters (Jars of Clay)
iTunes Originals (Jars of Clay)
Ripen (Shawn McDonald)
Rise (Building 429)
Smile, It's the End of the World (Hawk Nelson)
Sound of Melodies (Leeland)
Time Again... Amy Grant Live (Amy Grant)
The nominees for Best Contemporary Christian Song are...
"Breathe You In" (Thousand Foot Crutch)
"The Face of Love" (Sanctus Real)
"Fearless" (Building 429)
"Good Monsters" (Jars of Clay)
"In a Little While" (Amy Grant)
"My Savior My God" (Aaron Shust)
"The One Thing I Have Left" (Hawk Nelson)
"Stand in the Rain" (Superchic[k])
"Worthy of My Praise" (Big Daddy Weave, Barlow Girl)
The nominees for Best Contemporary Christian Artist are...
And the winners are...
<b><u>Best Contemporary Christian Album</u></b>
<b>Time Again... Amy Grant Live
by Amy Grant
<b><u>Best Contemporary Christian Song</u></b>
<b>"In A Little While"
by Amy Grant
<b><u>Best Contemporary Christian Artist</u></b>
Congratulations to Amy, Amy, and Amy!
Up next: the award for Best Make-Up!