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April 22, 2010

Casting Crowns, Ingram Big Winners at Doves

Fans vote popular band as artist of the year; Jason Ingram picks up four awards


At Wednesday night's Dove Awards in Nashville, Casting Crowns had a five-year streak snapped as group of the year, but moments later won the night's biggest award as the fan-voted artist of the year.

"To me it's extra special because the fans were voting," Casting Crowns leader Mark Hall said. "It really wasn't anywhere on our radar."

Producer and songwriter Jason Ingram was the night's big winner with four awards, while NEEDTOBREATHE earned three -- group of the year, rock/contemporary album of the year, and rock/contemporary song of the year for "Lay 'Em Down."

For a complete list of winners, click here.

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