Manitoba artists picked up top honours at this year's Covenant Awards, which honour Canadian Christian music. Singer/songwriter Jaylene Johnson, pop outfit The Color, and hip hop artist Fresh IE picked up multiple awards at the 41st annual gala, which took place online.
Winkler-based pop rock outfit The Color picked up awards for Artist of the Year, Group of the Year, and Collaboration of the Year with Neon Feather.
Johnson also brought home three awards this year, including Folk Song of the Year for her song "How Long", Children's Song of the Year for "You And Me" with Rosemary Siemens, and Seasonal Song of the Year for "It's Christmas time" with Brant Pethic.
Fresh IE, aka Robert Wilson, picked up awards for Rap / Urban Album of the Year for The Flight Of The Hummingbird and Rap / Urban Song of the Year for "It's Not Over" with Warren D Flanez and Illa.
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 gospelmusic.org to see all of this year's award winners and nominees.
Collaboration Of The Year
The Kind Of Man Remix | The Color & Neon Feather Aka Ben Thompson
Group Of The Year
Artist Of The Year
Rap / Urban Album Of The Year
The Flight Of The Hummingbird | Fresh IE
Children's Song Of The Year
"You And Me" | Rosemary Siemens & Jaylene Johnson
Folk Song Of The Year
"How Long" | Jaylene Johnson
Pop Song Of The Year
"The Kind Of Man" | Jeff Pardo, James Shiels, Jordan Janzen
Rap / Urban Song Of The Year
"It's Not Over Feat Warren D Flandez, Illa" | Robert "Fresh IE" Wilson, Warren D Flandez, Matthew Jarvis
Seasonal Song Of The Year
"It's Christmas Time" | Brant Pethick, Jaylene Johnson