Lillenas Publishing Company celebrates GMA Dove Award wins
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Kansas City, Missouri

Lillenas Publishing Company and PsalmSinger Music Publishing won seven Dove Awards at the Gospel Music Association’s 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards. 

Mike Speck, a long-time creator of musicals and collections for church choir and multiple Dove Award nominee, picked up his first and second Dove awards in one year.

"I’ve always been honored to be nominated, but to win takes it to a greater level," Speck said. "If winning these awards brings more attention to the works, and allows the Church to be blessed by them… that’s the best result I can think of."

Speck won both Musical of the Year and Choral Collection of the Year.

PsalmSinger Music Publishing writer, arranger, and producer Wayne Haun also had an impressive personal collection of hardware when the night was over. Haun is no stranger to the Dove Awards. With this year's wins, his Dove Award total moves to more than 20. Haun won awards as a songwriter for Southern Gospel, Country, and Traditional Gospel Songs of the Year. As a producer, Haun picked up the award for Southern Gospel and Country Album of the Year. As an arranger, he joins Speck and Stan Whitmire as an orchestrator for Choral Collection of the Year. 

“We are honored to be recognized by our industry peers,” said Tim Curtis, director of Lillenas Publishing Company. “Lillenas Publishing Company and PsalmSinger Music Publishing appreciates the continued support of the GMA and congratulates all of our winners and nominees for their accomplishments.”

Lillenas and PsalmSinger winners include:

Musical Of The Year – Down From His Glory; Mike Speck

Choral Collection Of The Year – Everlasting Praise 3; Mike Speck, Stan Whitmire 

Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year – Celebrate Me Home; Blue Skies Coming; Perrys; Joel Lindsey & Wayne Haun; Daywind

Country Recorded Song of the Year – Good Things Are Happening; Reach Out; Karen Peck & New River; Wayne Haun & Sonya Isaacs; Daywind

Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year – Hold On; Change The Atmosphere; Christ Tabernacle Choir; Wayne Haun, Steve Carey, Matthew Garinger; Vine

Country Album of the Year - Dreamin' Wide Awake; Doug Anderson; Wayne Haun; StowTown

Southern Gospel Album of the Year - Reach Out; Karen Peck & New River; Wayne Haun; Daywind 

Produced by the Gospel Music Association, the 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards took place on April 19 at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia. 

For more information and a full list of winners, visit www.doveawards.com.  
--Lillenas Publishing Company

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