After winning in multiple categories with his album “See the Morning,” and for a single he co-wrote, "Holy is the Lord," Shure endorser Chris Tomlin was named Male Vocalist of the Year and Artist of the Year at this year's 38th Annual Dove Awards, bringing his number of Doves received at the event up to a half-dozen.
Shure endorser and Seattle native Natalie Grant co-hosted this year's Dove Awards and received the award for Female Vocalist of the Year. Also part of the Shure family of endorsing artists, the band Third Day added to the more than 20 Dove Awards they have won during the span of their career with yet another for “Christmas Offerings,” an album voted Christmas Album of the Year.
Produced and directed by Steve Gilreath, the Dove Awards ceremony also relied heavily on Shure products for live performance segments, with 12 channels of UHF-R wireless using KSM9 capsules taking center stage flanked by a collection of SM58s (background vocals); SM57s and KSM44s (guitar cabinets); KSM32s (overheads), Beta 98s (toms); SM57s (snare); and KSM137 (high-hat cymbals). At the podium, three Microflex MX418 gooseneck mics were used to announce the winners.