2016 Praise And Worship Year End Christian Music Award Winners

Praise And Worship Music Award Winners of your favorite, outstanding, most honored played, and songwriter in the christian music industry. In my search, I thought it would be nice to compile this listing for you here at I Love Praise And Worship. Hopefully, I will be doing this for you from now onward, always at the end of the year in December. If you’re like me, you will miss some or all of the awards shows. Thanks to the internet, you have a chance to look up the nominees and winners for each year on this site. This listing is also a great help to find out the latest and most popular praise and worship songs for your local church, bible study groups, and wherever there is a christian meeting.

American Music Awards (AMAs)

Since 1973, gives awards for the favorite artists chosen in an online voting. Since 2002, it added the favorite contemporary  inspirational artist category.

Hillsong United (winner)
Chris Tomlin
Lauren Daigle

Billboards Music Awards (BMAs)

Since 1989, gives awards for the favorite outstanding chart performance.

Top Christian Artist

Hillsong United (winner)
Casting Crowns
Chris Tomlin
Lauren Daigle

Top Christian Song

Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) by Hillsong United (winner)
Touch the Sky by Hillsong United
Flawless by MercyMe
Brother by NeedtoBreathe featuring Gavin Degraw
Good Good Father by Chris Tomlin

Top Christian Album

How Can It Be by Lauren Daigle (winner)
Empires by Hillsong United
Hymns That Are Important To Us by Joey & Rory
This Is Not A Test by Toby Mac
Adore: Christians Songs Of Worship by Chris Tomlin

BMI Christian Music Awards

Honoring the most played on the radio by proudly honoring the songwriters and publishers of the top 25 songs. All highlighted are winners.

Songwriters Of The Year

Matt Maher

Because He Lives (Amen)
Come As You Are
Soul On Fire

Chris Tomlin

At The Cross (Love Ran Red)
Because He Lives (Amen)
Jesus Loves Me*

Publisher Of The Year

Word Music Publishing 
(DaySpring Music & Warner – Tamerlane Publishing Corp)

More Than You Think I Am
Save My Life
Through All Of It
Who I Am

*share not licensed by BMI

Award Winning Songs

At The Cross (Love Ran Red)

Ed Cash, Jonas Myrin, Chris Tomlin, Atlas Mountain Songs, McKittrick Music, S.D.G. Publishing, Sixsteps Songs, Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Songs, Worship Together Music

Back To You

Richard Alan Powell, Be Essential Songs, Oomoo Music, Mandisa

Because He Lives (Amen)

Ed Cash, Bill Gaither, Gloria Gaither, Matt Maher, Chris Tomlin, Alletrop Music, Be Essential Songs, Hanna Street Music, I Am A Pilgrim Songs, S.D.G. Publishing, Sixsteps Songs, Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Songs, Worship Together Music

Beyond Me

Toby McKeehan, Achtober Songs, Toby Mac


Bear Rinehart, Bo Rinehart, Bear Lee Breathing Music, Needtobreathe Music, Needtobreathe

Come As You Are

Matt Maher, Capitol CMG Paragon, Valley of Songs Music, Crowder

Do Life Big

Toby McKeehan, Jamie Grace, Achtober Songs

Everybody’s Going Through Something

Karen Peck, Kenna West, Christian Taylor Music, Karen Peck Music, Karen Peck And New River


Solomon Jerome Olds, Soul Glow Activator Music, MercyMe


Monty Allen, Robert Arthur, Bet The Farm Music, Kenziegray Music, Sir Rob Art Music, The Whisnants

He Knows My Name

Mia Fieldes, Be Essential Songs, Upside Down Under, Francesca Battistelli

How Can It Be

Jeffrey D. Johnson (So Can), Lauren Daigle

Jesus Loves Me

Chris Tomlin, S.D.G. Publishing, Sixsteps Songs, Worship Together Music

Made Now

More Than You Think I Am

Danny Gokey, Bernie Herms, Tim Nichols, BMG Platinum Songs, Creative Heart Publishing, DaySpring Music, G650 Music, Made For This Music, Pure Notes Music, Songs of Universal Inc, Warner – Tamerlane Publishing Corp

Oh Yes I Am

Regina Walden, Asheville Music Publishing, Chris White Music, Kingsmen Quartet


Phil Wickham, Phil Wickham Music, Seems Like Music, Sing My Songs, Big Daddy Weave

Save My Life

Dave Frey, Ben McDonald, DaySpring Music, Sidewalk Prophets


Luke Smallbone, DaySpring Music, Kilns Music, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp, for King & Country

Soul On Fire

Matt Maher, Be Essential Songs, I Am Pilgrim Songs, Third Day


Mark Hall, Be Essential Songs, My Refuge Music, Casting Crowns

Through It All

Molly Reed, DaySpring Music, Goes Something Like This Music, Warner – Tamerlane Publishing Corp, Colton Dixon

Who I Am

Bianca Callahan, Mia Fieldes, Be Essential Songs, Curly Pop Music Publishing, DaySpring Music, Upside Down Under, Blanca

Dove Music Awards (from GMA – Gospel Music Association)

Recognizing outstanding achievement in the Christian industry from the following praise and worship categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 14, 20, 21,31,32,37,41,42,43,and 44. All highlighted are winners.

Song Of The Year (category 1)

“Good Good Father”   (writers) Pat Barrett, Tony Brown; (publishers) Vamos Publishing, Common Hymnal Publishing, House Fires Sounds, Tony Brown Publishing Designee, WorshipTogether.Com Songs, Sixsteps Music

Song Of The Year (category 2)

Lauren Daigle

Song Of The Year / Non-Artist (category 3)

Jason Ingram

Contemporary Christian Artist Of The Year (category 4)

for King & Country, Word Entertainment

Artist Of The Year (category 7)

Lauren Daigle, Centricity Music

Inspirational Recorded Song Of The Year (category 14)

“Till I Met You” by Laura Story; (writers) Laura Story, Christopher Stevens, Bryan Fowler

Urban Worship Recorded Song Of The Year (category 20)

“Worth” by Anthony Brown & Group therAPy; (writers) Anthony Brown

Worship Song Of The Year (category 21)

“No Longer Slaves;” (writers) Jonathan David Hesler, Brian Johnson, Joel Case; (publishers) Bethel Music Publishing

Urban Worship Album Of The Year (category 31)

“Sounds Of Revival” by William McDowell; (producers) Clay Bogan III, William McDowell

Instrumental Album Of The Year (category 32)

“Without Words: Synesthesia”; Bethel Music (producers) Bobby Strand, Chris Greely

Worship Album Of The Year (category 37)

“Empires” by Hillsong United; (producers) Michael Guy Chislett, Joel Houston

Record Music Packaging Of The Year (category 41)

“Empires” by Hillsong United; (art directors)  Joel Houston, Jay Argaet; (graphic artist) Nathan Cahyahi

Short Form Video Of The Year (category 42)

“Live On Forever” by The Afters; (director & producer) Nathan Williams

Long Form Video Of The Year (category 43)

“Hymns That Are Important To Us” by Joey & Rory; (director) Daniel Grace (producers) Aaron Carnahan, Joel McAfee, Bill Gaither

Inspirational Film Of The Year (category 44)

“War Room;” (director) Alex Kendrick; (producers) Kendrick Brothers Pictures, Affirm Films, Provident Films


Grammys Awards

Since 1959, honoring favorite outstanding achievements in the music industry.Below are from the christian music categories. All highlighted are winners.

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

Trust In You (track from “How Can It Be”)

Lauren Daigle; (songwriters) Lauren Daigle, Michael Farren, and Paul Mabury

Priceless (track from “Run Wild, Live Free, Love Strong”) [The Anniversary Edition]

for King & Country; (songwriters) Benjamin Backus, Seth Mosley, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, and Tedd Tjornhorn

King Of The World (track from “Be One”)

Natalie Grant; (songwriters) Natalie Grant, Becca Mizell, and Samuel Mizell

Thy Will (track from “Love Remains”)

Hillary Scott and The Scott Family; (songwriters) Bernie Herms, Hillary Scott, and Emily Weisband

Chain Breaker

Zach Williams; (songwriters) Mia Fieldes, Jonathan Smith, and Zach Williams


Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Poets & Saints

All Sons & Daughters; Label: Integrity Music

American Prodigal

Crowder; Labels: Sixsteps Records/ Sparrow Records

Be One

Natalie Grant; Label: Curb Records

Youth Revival [Live]

Hillsong Young & Free; Label: Hillsong Music Australia

Love Remains

Hillary Scott & The Scott Family; Label: EMI Records, Nashville

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