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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