ASCAP Photos: 2011 ASCAP Christian Music Awards Honorees

30-Mar-2011 | News-Press Release

Nashville, TN, March 29, 2011: ASCAP saluted the songwriters and publishers of Christian music's most performed songs at its 33rd annual Christian Music Awards last night, March 28, at Richland Country Club in Nashville. These songwriters and publishers were honored before an audience of many distinguished songwriters, top Christian music stars and music industry leaders. Special tribute was paid to Third Day, who was honored with the ASCAP Vanguard Award. The evening's top honors were awarded to the following: ASCAP Christian Songwriter of the Year: Dan Muckala ASCAP Christian Songwriter/Artist of the Year: MercyMe ASCAP Christian Song of the Year: "All of Creation," written by Brown Bannister, Jim Bryson, Nathan Cochran, Barry Graul, Bart Millard, Dan Muckala, Mike Scheuchzer, and Robby Shaffer; published by Banistuci Music, Kobalt Songs, Simpleville Music and Wet As A Fish Music ASCAP Christian Publisher of the Year: EMI CMG Publishing For hi-res versions of the following photos, please contact: Jessica Draper ASCAP 615.742.5073

The major honorees of the 2011 ASCAP Christian Music Awards: Pictured (l-r): Songwriter of the Year Dan Muckala, ASCAP's Tim DuBois, EMI CMG Publishing's Eddie DeGarmo, ASCAP Vanguard Award Honoree Third Day's Mark Lee, Tai Anderson and Mac Powell, ASCAP's Marc Driskill Photo: Kay Williams

Accepting for ASCAP's 2011 Christian Song of the Year, "All of Creation": Pictured (l-r): Simpleville Music's Kirk Dahlgren, Christopher Steadman and Mark Nicholas, Songwriter of the Year Dan Muckala, ASCAP's Tim DuBois, Kobalt Music's Jeff Skaggs Photo: Kay Williams

Third Day was honored with ASCAP's Vanguard Award for its extraordinary contributions to Christian music. Pictured (l-r): ASCAP's Tim DuBois, Third Day's Mark Lee, Tai Anderson and Mac Powell, Provident Music's Terry Hemmings Photo: Kay Williams

Accepting for ASCAP's 2011 Christian Publisher of the Year, EMI CMG Publishing: Pictured (l-r): EMI CMG Publishing's Matt Ewald, Jimi Williams and Casey McGinty, ASCAP's Tim DuBois, EMI CMG's Eddie DeGarmo, Jeremy Ash, John Thompson and Kent Draughon Photo: Kay Williams

About ASCAP Established in 1914, ASCAP is the first and leading U.S. Performing Rights Organization (PRO) representing the world's largest repertory totaling over 8.5 million copyrighted musical works of every style and genre from more than 400,000 songwriter, composer and music publisher members. ASCAP has representation arrangements with similar foreign organizations so that the ASCAP repertory is represented in nearly every country around the world where copyright law exists. ASCAP protects the rights of its members and foreign affiliates by licensing the public performances of their copyrighted works and distributing royalties based upon surveyed performances. ASCAP is the only American PRO owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. Media Contact: Jessica Draper ASCAP Nashville 615.742.5073

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