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The BMI Christian Music Awards recently honored 2011's most-played gospel and christian songs.  The gala event was held April 4th in Nashville and celebrated the songwriters and publishers of the year's most performed songs on Christian radio and TV, according to the BMI website.

Among gospel award-winning songs are:

"The Best in Me" 
Writers: Aaron Lindsey & Marvin Sapp

"Close to You" 
Writer: BeBe Winans

"God Favored Me"
Writer: Jules Bartholomew

"Good News"
Wrtier: Norman West

"They That Wait"
Writers: Michael Bethany, Phillip Feaster, Fred Hammond, Calvin Rodgers, & Dynna Latyse Wells

Universal Music Publishing Group earned Publisher of the Year honors for:
“The Best In Me”
“Beautiful, Beautiful”
“When the Trumpet Sounds”
“Stuff of Life”
“They That Wait”

BMI is a long-standing American performing right organization that represents more than 475,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music.

For the full story and the complete list of winners, click here.

About Libra Boyd, PhD

Libra Nicole Boyd, PhD is a musician, award-winning author, gospel music aficionado, and the founder and editor of Gospel Music Fever™. Her commitment to journalistic integrity includes bringing you reliable gospel music content that uplifts and advances the art form. Libra is presently working on several scholarly projects about gospel music in the media as well as gospel music in social movements.
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