Brandon Lake Named ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter of the Year

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Brandon Lake

ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) has recognized the songwriters and publishers of the 25 most-performed Christian songs of the past year at an exclusive celebration in Nashville. The event featured top honors and awards for outstanding achievements in Christian music.

Here are some of the key awards presented:

  1. Christian Music Songwriter of the Year: Brandon Lake
  2. ASCAP Golden Note Award: Matthew West
  3. Christian Music Song of the Year: “In Jesus Name (God of Possible)” written by David Spencer
  4. Christian Music Publisher of the Year: Capitol CMG Publishing

Brandon Lake, known for his work with Maverick City Music, was named Christian Music Songwriter of the Year for his contributions to five most-performed songs. He leads the upcoming Dove Awards nominations with 11 nods, including Artist of the Year and Song of the Year nominations.

Matthew West, a five-time Grammy nominee, received the ASCAP Golden Note Award in recognition of his extraordinary career milestones. West has achieved 30 #1 songs as an artist and/or songwriter.

“In Jesus Name (God of Possible),” co-written by David Spencer, was honored as Christian Music Song of the Year. The song, recorded by Katy Nichole, topped Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs and Christian Airplay charts.

Capitol CMG Publishing received the ASCAP Christian Music Publisher of the Year Award for the 21st consecutive year. The publisher had 10 award-winning titles, including songs by artists like Colton Dixon and Mac Powell.

The event celebrated the achievements of prominent songwriters, artists, and publishers in the Christian music industry and featured notable attendees, including Rachael Lampa, Colby Wedgeworth, and Ben Glover. The ASCAP Christian Music Awards continue to recognize excellence and creativity in the genre, showcasing the talent and contributions of Christian music creators.

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