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SESAC, the nation’s most progressive performing rights organization, had their annual awards ceremony earlier this week. The awards recognize activity for songwriters and publishers in 2013.

2014 SESAC Christian Music Awards Winners:

  • Christian Songwriter of the Year: Jason Ingram
  • Christian Publisher of the Year: Sony/ATV Timber Publishing

The songs honored were:

“All I Can Do (Thank You)” recorded by Mikeschair
Written by Michael Grayson
Published by Strength To Shout Music, Curb Congregation Songs

“As For Me” recorded by FFH
Written by Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury, Stuart Gerrard
Published by Windsor Hill Music, West Main Music, Sony/ATV Timber Publishing, Stugio Music Publishing

“Baby Boy” recorded by For King & Country
Written by Seth Mosley
Published by 2 Hour Songs, CentricSongs

“Beautiful Day” recorded by Jamie Grace
Written by Jamie Grace, Morgan Harper
Published by Songs of Third Base, Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Tunes

“Beautiful Love” recorded by Shine Bright Baby
Written by Emily Fertig, Peter Kipley
Published by Sing Over Me Publishing, Songs from the Indigo Room, Meaux Jeaux Music, Moms Like Us Too

“Criminals And Kings” recorded by Stellar Kart
Written by Adam Agee
Published by Fairtrade Tunes, Adam Agee Music

“He Is With Us” recorded by Love & The Outcome
Written by Seth Mosley
Published by 2 Hour Songs, CentricSongs

“Help Me Find It” recorded by Sidewalk Prophets
Written by Jason Ingram
Published by Windsor Hill Music, West Main Music, Sony ATV/Timber Publishing

“How Sweet The Sound” recorded by Citizen Way
Written by Josh Calhoun
Published by Fairtrade Tunes

“Hurricane” recorded by Natalie Grant
written by Matthew Bronleewe, Natalie Grant
published by Forest For The Trees Music, SeeSeeBubba Songs, Tunes of R and T Direct

“I Can Just Be Me” recorded by Laura Story
written by Jason Ingram
published by Open Hands Music, Sony/ATV Timber Publishing

“I Feel So Alive” recorded by Capital Kings
Written by Cole Walowac, Jonathan White
Published by Songs of Third Base, Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Tunes

“Jesus, Firm Foundation” recorded by Mike Donehey, Steven Curtis Chapman, Mark Hall & Mandisa
Written by Jason Ingram
Published by Open Hands Music, Sony/ATV Timber Publishing

“Just Say Jesus” recorded by 7eventh Time Down
Written by Ian Eskelin, Cliff Williams, Mikey Howard
Published by Early Service Music, Aevinesaint Music, Love Journey Music, Moms Like Us Too, Wordspring Music

“Kings & Queens” recorded by Audio Adrenaline
Written by Juan Otero
Published by My Friend Cabo Music, Simply Complex Music

“Lights Out” recorded by Silverline
Written by Jonathan Steingard, Ben Kasica
Published by Atlantis Underwater Music, Benjamin Judah Kasica Music, Fairtrade Tunes

“Live With Abandon” recorded by Newsboys
Written by Kipp Williams, Jonathan White
Published by Kipp Williams Music, Sony/ATV Timber Publishing, Songs of Third Base, Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Tunes

“Make It Bright” recorded by Remedy Drive
Written by Allen Salmon, David Zach
Published by Free The Salmon Music, Stonebrook Music, Wordspring Music

“New Transmission” recorded by Project 86
Written by Andrew Schwab
Published by Blood Moon Music

“Nothing Is Wasted” recorded by Jason Gray
Written by Jason Ingram, Douglas McKelvey
Published by Windsor Hill Music, Songs Without Borders, Sony ATV Timber Publishing, West Main Music

“Off The Grid” recorded by Project 86
Written by Andrew Schwab
Published by Blood Moon Music

“One Day” recorded by Mark Schultz
Written by Seth Mosley, Douglas McKelvey
Published by 2 Hour Songs, Countermechanical Music, CentricSongs, Simply Complex Music

“One Drop” recorded by Plumb
Written by Tiffany Arbuckle Lee
Published by ShoeCrazy Publishing, Curb Congregation Songs

“Outlaws” recorded by Disciple
Written by Kevin Young, Seth Mosley
Published by Things Left Unsaid Publishing, 2 Hour Songs, CentricSongs, Fairtrade Tunes, I’ve Got Two Left Feet

“Remain” recorded by Royal Tailor
Written by Cary Barlowe
Published by We Be Pawtying, Castle Bound Music

“Restore” recorded by Chris August
Written by Ian Eskelin
Published by Early Service Music, Wordspring Music

“Strangely Dim” recorded by Francesca Battistelli
Written by Seth Mosley
Published by 2 Hour Songs, CentricSongs

“Strong God” recorded by Meredith Andrews
Written by Jason Ingram
Published by Windsor Hill Music, West Main Music, Sony/ATV Timber Publishing

 “The Abandoning” recorded by Love & Death
Written by J.R. Bareis
Published by Shokka Music

“The Lord Our God” recorded by Passion feat. Kristian Stanfill
Written by Jason Ingram
Published by Open Hands Music, Sony/ATV Timber Publishing

“Wanted” recorded by Dara Maclean
Written by Justin Ebach, Paul Mabury
Published by Sony/ATV Timber Publishing, West Main Music, Wordspring Music

“We Won’t Be Shaken” recorded by Building 429
Written by Jonathan Smith, Casey Brown
Published by Not Just Another Song Publishing, Sony/ATV Timber Publishing

“What A Glorious Night” recorded by Sidewalk Prophets
Written by Casey Brown, Jonathan Smith
Published by Sony/ATV Timber Publishing, Not Just Another Song Publishing

“Words” recorded by Hawk Nelson feat. Bart Millard
Written by Seth Mosley, Jonathan Steingard, Matt Hammitt
Published by 2 Hour Songs, Atlantis Underwater Music, CentricSongs, Fairtrade Tunes

“Worn” recorded by Tenth Avenue North
Written by Jason Ingram, Jeff Owen, Michael Donehey
Published by Open Hands Music, Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse, Formerly Music, Sony/ATV Timber Publishing, West Main Music

“You’ll Never Be Alone” recorded by Capital Kings
Written by Cole Walowac, Jonathan White
Published by Songs of Third Base, Universal Music - Brentwood Benson Tunes

High honors went to Petra as the pioneering band was honored with the Legacy Award. 2014 was the first time that a Christian band has taken the award, whose previous recipients include Neil Diamond, Paul Shaffer and Jerry Cantrell from Alice in Chains. John Schlitt was in attendance along with fellow Petra members Bob Hartman, John Lawry, Cristian Borneo and Greg Bailey.