Matt Redman's '10,000 Reasons' Crowned ASCAP Christian Music Song of the Year

By Ruth

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) honored the songwriters and publishers of Christian music's most performed songs of the past year at the 35th annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards, held earlier in the month at the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee.

ASCAP President and Chairman of the Board Paul Williams presented renowned songwriter and legendary guitarist Phil Keaggy with the prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award, and the evening's honorees were celebrated before an audience of distinguished songwriters, Christian music stars and music industry leaders, with top honors awarded to the following:

ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter of the Year: Ben Glover
ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year: Matthew West
ASCAP Christian Music Song of the Year: "10,000 Reasons", written and recorded by Matt Redman, published by Said and Done Music, Sixsteps Music, Thank You Music and Songs
ASCAP Christian Music Publisher of the Year: Capitol CMG Publishing

A total of 25 most performed song honors were presented by ASCAP Nashville Membership co-heads Michael Martin and LeAnn Phelan, joined by Director of Strategic Services Kele Currier and Associate Director of Membership Ryan Beuschel.

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