Hillsong UNITED winning big last night at the 45th annual GMA Dove Awards, taking home 5 awards for their worship anthem “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)”.
BTW: ‘OCEANS’ has been at the top of Billboard’s “Hot Christian Songs” chart for more than 50 weeks. Hillsong United started as the youth worship band for Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia…
Other Dove winners last night included Switchfoot (3), Skillet (2) and Mandisa, who took home the award for pop/contemporary album of the year for her album, “Overcomer.” The re-airing of the Dove Awards will happen this Sunday on the Trinity Broadcasting Network. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/10/07/hillsong-united-takes-home-5-trophies-at-dove-awards-for-artist-song-year/
FYI: Jonathon Douglass, one of the band members of Australia-based Hillsong UNITED, geeked out about receiving the artist of the year award from Grammy-winning Christian singer Amy Grant. “Unfortunately, a lot of Christian music didn’t make it to Australia, but your cassettes did, in my mum’s car with me,” Douglass told Grant during the show. “I can’t wait to tell Mum that I met you.”
“We started writing songs for our high school friends in our suburbs, songs that were our expressions to glorify Jesus.”
VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150
QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.”
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