Sep 2013 23

0ec32892d5abedc01b0e39711331a299The DMV Christian Music Awards was held Saturday, September 21 at the i5 Church in Odenton, Md. The awards show recognizes the best and the brightest in the DMV (DC, Maryland and Virginia). The DMV Christian Music Awards is the brainchild of media mogul Troy Edwards, CEO of 3HP Records.

Tanya Dallas-Lewis served as the show’s host, fresh on the heels of her compelling performance at the Evolution of Concert at the Kennedy Center last week. As expected, the night was filled with song. Many artists took to the stage to perform, including Jimmy Russell and BOC and worshipper Javon Inman.

Big winners for the night included Robert E. Person who took home two awards; Gospel Jazz Artist of the Year and Artist of the Year. Javon Inman matched Person’s success and snagged two awards himself; Praise and Worship Artist of the Year (Male) and Indie Artist of the Year (Male). Breakthrough Artist of the Year honors went to ShaKara Monique.

Tanya Dallas-Lewis scored a win for her popular show, “The Music Box.” The show was named Internet Radio Show of the Year. “The Music Box” brings listeners a mix of music and interviews with independent artists, movers and shakers and gospel greats like Dorothy Norwood who was interviewed by Dallas-Lewis a few weeks ago.

Based on social media buzz, the DMV Christian Music Awards had another successful year.

DMV Christian Music Award Winners

Best Choir/Group/Ensemble
Project Praise

Traditional Gospel Artists/Group
Jimmy Russell & BOC

Contemporary Gospel (Female)
Theresa Pinkney

Contemporary Gospel (Male)
Steven McCoy

Gospel Jazz Artist of the Year
Robert E. Person

Christian Rock Artist of the Year
Kurtis Parks

Gospel Neo Soul of the Year
Carronne Jones

Holy Hip Hop (Male)
Russ Shanks

Holy Hip hop (Female)
SheFlowz

Gospel Go Go Group
Body of Evidence

Praise and Worship Artist (Female)
Melani Jackson

Praise and Worship Artist (Male)
Javon Inman

Spoken Word Artist of the Year
Kezia Da Poet

Producer of the Year
One Vision Productions

Radio Announcer of the Year
Doresa Harvey

Internet Radio Show
“The Music Box” Tanya Dallas Lewis

Song of the Year
Hope Stith Askew

Album of the Year
“Bless the Name of the Lord” Earl Bynum & MUC

Best Music Video
“Amazingly” Rob Mercer

Best New Artist/Group
Urban Worship

Artist of the Year (Male)
Robert E Person

Artist of the Year (Female)
Jamie E. Parker

Indie Artist of the Year (Male)
Javon Inman

Indie Artist of the Year (Female)
Ayanna Smith

DJ of the Year
DJ Craig &’Em

Quartet of the Year
About My Father’s Business

Urban Artist/Group
Ex Musiq

Children’s Talent
Ny’asia

Breakthrough Artist of the Year
ShaKara Monique

Humanitarian Award
Fred Newsome

Humanitarian Award
Aaron Barnett

Humanitarian Award
Freddy Flanagan

Prestige Shepherd’s Award
Pastor David Whittington
Redemption House Life Center

Prestige Shepherd’s Award
Pastor Jimmy Rollins
i5 Church

Prestige Shepherd’s Award
Bishop Marcus Johnson
New Harvest Ministries

King David Award
Aijne ‘Scope’ Williams

King David Award
Steve “Ex” Johnson

King David Award
Dennis “Mlik” Moore

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