(Nashville, TN)Â To say the least, the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards was good to StowTown Records. The fast-rising label, which attained a total of 16 nominations in 2014, brought home several Dove Awards Tuesday evening at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena.
Doug Anderson was a big winner, earning two Doves at the Christian music industry’s annual celebration.
â€œGod has blessed me with a wonderful family, friends, and co-workers that make this all possible,â€ said Anderson. â€œStowTown Records has provided me with another opportunity as well as an amazing platform to tell my story, and just be me.â€
Anderson’s â€œLove With Open Arms,â€ written by Joel Lindsey, Jeff Bumgardner and Wayne Haun won the Country Song of the Year. Meanwhile, Drive, produced by StowTown’s Haun, was honored as the Country Album of the Year.
â€œProvident Distribution created the whole â€œDrive to Retailâ€ campaign that really pushed this project out into the public eye,â€ added Anderson. â€œIt was a risk to take with me and it worked. I can’t thank them enough.â€
Cathedrals Family Reunion was named the Special Event Album of the Year and Oh What A Savior by Ernie Haase & Signature Sound was announced as Southern Gospel Album of the Year.
In addition, The Perrys were invited to perform their Song of the Year and Southern Gospel Song of the Year dual nominee â€œI Can Trust Himâ€ at the Dove Awards Pre-Show also held on the Lipscomb campus.