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Awards

2011

First honored with his own road marker in the Mississippi  Country Music Trail /VanCleave, Mississippi.  Others honored include Elvis Presley, Faith Hill , Tammy Wynette and more.

2003

Inducted into the NSAI Hall of Fame

1994

CCMA Mainstream Artist of the Year
Dove Award Country Recorded Song of the Year: There But For The Grace Of God Go I
TNN / MCN Christian Country Artist

1993

CCMA Country Songwriter of the Year

1992

Dove Award Country Recorded Album of the Year: Love Is Strong
Grammy: Love Can Build A Bridge

1991

BMI Songwriter of the Year
Dove Award Country Recorded Song of the Year: Seein' My Father In Me

1990

BMI Songwriter of the Year

1989

BMI Songwriter of the Year

1988

BMI Songwriter of the Year
CMA Song of the Year: Forever And Ever, Amen
Grammy: Forever And Ever, Amen
TNN Viewers Choice Awards: Forever And Ever, Amen

1987

ACM Song of the Year: Forever And Ever, Amen
BMI Songwriter of the Year
CMA Song of the Year: On The Other Hand
Music City News Traditional Country Song of the Year: On The Other Hand

1986

ACM Song of the Year: On The Other Hand