Dove Awards for Phillips Craig and Dean??
Phillips, Craig, and Dean (PCD) have been singing together since 1991. 19 years. When you go back and look at their first album cover, you will laugh out loud at their clothes. However, unlike many artists, they have stayed relevant through the years. They have sold literally millions of records. They have had over 18 #1 songs. Their last release “Revelation Song” was number one for 13 weeks.
However, they have only won 1 Dove Award and it was for a compilation album they did with many other artists. This year, they have been nominated for 2 awards and their song was nominated for another one. They have earned it. Will they get it? You can see it on GMC channel April 15th.
Below is an article from the Statesman in Austin.
By Joshunda Sanders | Thursday, March 4, 2010, 12:36 PM
Austin pastor Randy Phillips, who leads PromiseLand West, has been nominated for three 2010 Dove Awards, music awards for Gospel music — Song of the Year, Worship Song of the Year and Inspirational Album of the Year with his group, Phillips, Craig and Dean <http://www.phillipscraiganddean.com/> for their latest album, “Fearless.”
A song from the album, “Revelation Song,” is up for Song of the Year and Worship Song of the Year. When the band’s latest album, “Fearless,” which features the song, was released in 2009, the single climbed the Billboard Music Charts and peaked at Number 1.
The group is nearing its 20th anniversary, and has been nominated for several other Dove Awards since they started making music together in 1992, including one for their song which appeared on my “My Utmost For His Highest,” a compilation, in 1995. But Randy Phillips said yesterday that this nomination is the group’s first for album of the year. He said it was a honor that “after 18 years of performing contemporary Christian music, our group is still relevant.”
The success of the “Revelation Song,” in particular, “is historic,” he said. “It touches people and takes them to a different place. I believe that everyone has a primal need to know something about that next world that no one has ever seen. This song talks about Jesus Christ being revealed. When we perform the song in concert, when the introduction starts, it just evokes some kind of spiritual reaction that is just incredible.”
Phillips, Craig and Dean plan to attend the April 25 Dove Awards ceremony <http://www.doveawards.com/> on April 25. “I don’t know if we’re performing,” Phillips said, “but I hope we’re winning.”