Manitoba artists picked up top honours at this year's Covenant Awards, which honour Canadian Christian music. Steve Bell, The Color, and Jaylene Johnson picked up multiple awards at the 39th annual gala this month.
JUNO-winner Bell landed several awards this year, including Album of the Year, Inspirational Song of the Year, Folk Song of the Year, and Collaboration of the Year with Fresh IE and Ray "Co-Co" Stevenson on "Where the Good Way Lies". He was also honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award, as was longtime collaborator, Signpost Music's Dave Zeglinski
Johnson brought home two awards this year, including Country of the Year and Gospel Song of the Year.
Winkler-based pop rock outfit The Color picked up awards for Artist of the Year, Group of the Year, Recorded Song of the Year, and Pop Song of the Year.
The Covenant Awards are produced by Gospel Music Association of Canada, a not-for-profit that has been promoting the growrth and ministry of Christian music arts in Canada since 1974. Visit gmacanada.ca/39th-covenant-award-nominees to see all of this year's award nominees.