Colton Dixon, Mandisa Win at Dove Awards

Congratulations to Colton Dixon and Mandisa who came away from The Dove Awards last night with trophies. The annual event, which took place at the Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University, celebrates Christian/Gospel music.

American Idol season 11 alum, Colton Dixon, was nominated for 3 awards, including New Artist of the Year and Rock/Contemporary Song. He won in the Rock/Contemporary Album category for his debut album, The Messenger.

Colton was also on hand to perform his Christian hit, “Never Gone.”


Mandisa, an alum of American Idol season 5, took home the honorary “UPlift Someone” award. She just released her latest CD Overcomer. The title track is currently climbing the Christian radio charts.


Other big winners of the night included TobyMac, who won Artist of the year and For King and Country who nabbed Artist of the Year. Mark Redman was the leader, winning six awards. See the full list of winners HERE.

The Dove Awards will be broadcast on Monday, Oct. 21 at 8/7c ET on the UP! Television Network.

Via Associated Press

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  • rayni

    Congrats Colton and Mandisa!! But it’s MATT Redman :)

  • Kirsten

    Congratulations to Colton and Mandisa! It’s great to see them earn respect amongst those in their industry.

  • Craigin

    Love that Mandisa got an honorary award. She was in between albums for this year’s eligibility period but I’m glad they recognized the impact she made this past year in Gospel Music even without having a song on radio during the period. Performing for Robin Roberts on GMA TWICE, singing the National Anthem for the NFL, two sold out tours, two of the top selling singles of the year (despite the fact that they released two years ago) and that “Overcomer” music video all deserve recognition. It makes me happy that the Dove Awards agree :)

  • Shannen

    Congrats to Colton and Mandisa. They really deserved to win those awards.

  • jevonuar

    Congrats Colton! bless u more…

  • gem2477

    congrats to Colton and Mandisa! :)

  • Kariann Hart

    It’s good to see Idol alum receiving awards in their best genre. Congratulations to Mandisa and Colton! I wonder if Angie Miller will be joining them one day?