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04/26/02 - Nashville, Tennessee

MICHAEL W. SMITH NAMED ARTIST OF THE YEAR AT DOVE AWARDS

Michael W. Smith won six awards at last night's Dove Awards in Nashville, including Artist of the Year.

The program was co-hosted by Superbowl quarterback Kurt Warner, who noted that Christian music is leading all other music styles in growth.

Third Day took home five awards including best group, and their lead singer Mac Powell was named best male vocalist.

The Dove for best female vocalist went to Nicole C. Mullin, and the best new artist was the female pop trio ZOEgirl (ZOH'-ee-gurl).

The Dove Award for Song of the Year went to "I Can Only Imagine."

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