2003 Pearl Awards Finalists


The 2003 PEARL Awards will be presented in a gala awards show on Friday, June 20 at Cottonwood High School in Salt Lake City, beginning at 7 p.m. The gala will be hosted by Scott Christopher. Scheduled to appear are Tal Bachman, Coach Ron McBride, Maren Ord, Kirby Heyborne (The R.M.), Heather Beers (Charly), Sen Orrin Hatch, Kenneth Cope, Eclipse, Fiddlesticks, Jericho Road, and many, many more.

This annual awards program presented by the Faith Centered Music Association recognizes excellence in faith-centered music.  Now in its sixth year, the PEARL Awards is growing and expanding to reach the widest audience ever.  The event will be broadcast on KTVX, ABC4 on Sunday, July 13.  The finest artists, performers, songwriters and musicians will all be gathered under one roof for an evening of exciting performances, special guest appearances and outstanding awards.

Finalists for this year’s awards include:

SACRED RECORDING
Hear My Praise (Album: Hear My Praise)
Artist: Kenneth Cope
Songwriter: Kenneth Cope
Producer: Kenneth Cope & Tyler Castleton

If You Could Hie to Kolob (Album: He Leadeth Me)
Artist: David Tinney
Arranger: Greg Hansen
Producer: Greg Hansen

Were You There (Album: I Believe This Is Jesus)
Artist: Men of BYU singers with Men of concert Choir & Men’s Chorus
Arranger: Robert Scholz
Producers: Sandefur Schmidt & Ronald Staheli

INSPIRATIONAL RECORDING
Adam Ondi-Ahman (Album: The Cat and the Fiddle)
Artist: Fiddlesticks
Arranger: Fiddlesticks
Producer: Katie Davis

Hard Times Come Again No More (Album: Think Twice)
Artist: Eclipse
Arranger: Patrick Rose
Producer: Eclipse

One Good Woman (Album: The Ocean In Me)
Artist: Cherie Call
Songwriter: Cherie Call
Producer: Tyler Castleton

CONTEMPORARY RECORDING
A Heartbeat Away (Album: Charly-Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Artist: Jenny Jordan Frogley
Songwriters: Aaron Merrill and Cherie Call
Producer: Aaron Merrill

A New Day (Album: True North)
Artist: Jericho Road
Songwriters: Tyler Castleton and Jenny Frogley
Producers: Tyler Castleton and Jenny Frogley

Because of You (Album: The Power Within)
Artist: Jenny Jordan Frogley
Songwriters: Masa Fukuda and Jeannine Lasky
Producer: Greg Hansen

Sarajevo (Album: Innovators II: Keepers of the Flame)
Artists: Kurt Bestor and Sam Cardon
Songwriters: Kurt Bestor and Sam Cardon
Producers: Kurt Bestor and Sam Cardon

Will You Row With Me? (Album: Keeping Sheep)
Artists: Jenny Jordan Frogley and John McVey
Songwriter: Lynne Perry Christofferson
Producer: Greg Hansen

SACRED/CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTAL RECORDING
Jesus Once of Humble Birth (Album: Twenty-five Beloved Hymns of Christ)
Artist: Michael Dowdle
Arranger: Michael Dowdle
Producer: Michael Dowdle

O Divine Redeemer (Album: Tableaux de Provence)
Artist: Ray Smith
Arranger: Ray Smith
Producer: Ron Simpson

There Is a Green Hill Far Away (Album: Twenty-five Beloved Hymns of Christ)
Artist: Michael Dowdle
Arranger: Michael Dowdle
Producer: Michael Dowdle

INSPIRATIONAL INSTRUMENTAL RECORDING
Book of Mormon Stories (Album: Music for a Sunday Afternoon Vol. 4)
Artist: Clive Romney
Arranger: Clive Romney
Producer: Clive Romney

Sweet Hour of Prayer (Album: Daily Devotions I)
Artist: Paul Cardall
Arranger: Paul Cardall
Producer: Paul Cardall

CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL RECORDING
Moki Canyon Lullaby (Album: Piano Portraits)
Artist: Michael Hicks
Songwriter: Michael Hicks
Producer: Michael Hicks

See Spot Run (Album: The Cat and the Fiddle)
Artist:  Fiddlesticks
Songwriters: Katie and Elizabeth Davis
Producer: Katie Davis

Through the Trees (Album: Piano Portraits)
Artist: David Tolk
Songwriter: David Tolk
Producer David Tolk

HOLIDAY RECORDING
Christmastime (Album: Christmastime)
Artist: Hilary Weeks
Songwriter: Hilary Weeks
Producers: Tyler Castleton and Kenny Hodges

It’s About a Boy (Album: I Can See My Breath-A Timpanogos Christmas)
Artist: Jeff Hinton
Songwriters: Jeff Hinton and Quint Randle
Producers: Jeff Hinton and Quint Randle

SACRED ALBUM
All Things Bright & Beautiful
Artist: Marta Johns
Producer: Jay Richards

Then Sings My Soul
Artist: George Dyer
Producer: Staci Peters

We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout Vol. 2
Artist/Creator: Barlow Bradford & Mack Wiburg
Producers: Barlow Bradford, Mack Wilburg and Tyler Castleton

INSPIRATIONAL ALBUM
He Leadeth Me
Artist: David Tinney
Producer: Greg Hansen

Hear My Praise
Artist: Kenneth Cope
Producer: Kenneth Cope and Tyler Castleton

Seminary’s Greatest Songs
Artists: Various
Producer: Greg Hansen

CONTEMPORARY ALBUM
Acoustacism
Artist: Kalai
Producer: Sam Cardon and Kalai

Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband Live!
Artists: Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband
Producers: Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband

Think Twice
Artist: Eclipse
Producer: Eclipse

SACRED/INSPIRATIONAL INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
Rachmaninov Without Words
Artists: Massimilliano Frani and Brian Stucki
Producers: Massimilliano Frani and Ron Simpson

Tableaux de Provence
Artist: Ray Smith

Producer: Ron Simpson

Twenty-five Beloved Hymns of Christ
Artist: Michael Dowdle
Producer: Michael Dowdle

CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
Festival
Artist: This Way That
Producer: Dan Truman & Ron Saltmarsh

InnovatorsII: Keepers of the Flame
Artists: Kurt Bestor and Sam Cardon
Producers: Kurt Bestor and Sam Cardon

The Cat and the Fiddle
Artists: Fiddlesticks
Producer: Katie Davis

THEME OR CONCEPT ALBUM
I Belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Artist/Creator: Clive Romney
Producer: Clive Romney

I Love America
Artists: Osmonds 2nd Generation
Creators: Janice Kapp Perry & Orrin G. Hatch
Producer: Greg Hansen


Whatever It Takes:Music to Inspire & Strengthen the Youth
Artists: Various
Producer: Tyler Castleton

MUSICAL PRESENTATION OR SOUNDTRACK ALBUM:
Charly – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Artists: Various
Producer: Aaron Merrill

Family: A Joyful Proclamation
Artists: Steven Kapp Perry and Marvin Payne
Producers: Steven Kapp Perry and Marvin Payne

Parables
Artist/Creator: Jenny Phillips
Producer: Jenny Phillips and Tyler Castleton

COMPILATION ALBUM:
Piano Portraits
From HX Music

Sidewalk Serenade
From Timpanogos Songwriter Alliance Association (TSSA)

The Army of Heleman
From Prime Recordings

MALE RECORDING ARTIST:
Kenneth Cope
George Dyer
Kalai

FEMALE RECORDING ARTIST:
Julie de Azevedo
Cherie Call
Hilary Weeks

INSTRUMENTAL RECORDING ARTIST:
Sam Cardon
Michael Dowdle
Ray Smith

GROUP RECORDING ARTIST:
Eclipse (Paul Hansen, Patrick Rose, Shane Taylor, Daniel Kartchner, Kevin Jones, Kirk Mecham)
Fiddlesticks (Elizabeth, Katie & Mark Davis)
Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband (Craig Miner, Bart Olson, Roger Archibald, Colin Botts, Jeremy Nielsen)

NEW RECORDING ARTIST:
Eclipse
Kalai
Stephanie Smith

PRODUCER:
Sam Cardon
Tyler Castleton
Greg Hansen

SONGWRITER:
Cherie Call
David Tinney
Hilary Weeks

PERFORMING ARTIST:
Eclipse (Paul Hansen, Patrick Rose, Shane Taylor, Daniel Kartchner, Kevin Jones, Kirk Mecham)
Jericho Road (Abe Mills, David Kimball, Bret Bryce, Justin Smith)
Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband (Craig Miner, Bart Olson, Roger Archibald, Colin Botts, Jeremy Nielsen)

ARRANGER:
Michael Dowdle
Greg Hansen
David Zabriskie

STUDIO MUSICIAN:
Daron Bradford
Rich Dixon
Todd Sorensen

STUDIO VOCALIST:
Jessie Clark
Jenny Jordan Frogley
Katherine Nelson

ENGINEER:
Barry Gibbons
Steve LeRud
Guy Randle

ALBUM DESIGN:
Family: A Joyful Proclamation (Barry Hansen & John Perry)
I Can See My Breath-A Timpanogos Christmas (Bill Carman)
Parables (Scott Eggers)

RADIO SHOW:
Joan Peterson (from KOSY 106.5)
John Hesch (from KZION)
Wanda Lindstrom (from KOSY 106.5)

RECORD LABEL:
Inspirational Music Showcase/Sounds of Zion
Shadow Mountain
Tantara Records

RETAIL MANAGER:
Annette Dahl (from Jorgensen’s, Roy, UT)
Kumen Skinner (from BYU Bookstore, Provo, UT)
Michelle Fluckiger (from Cover to Cover, Roseville, CA)


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