Alum named GMA Songwriter of the Year

Wed, 2006-04-05 11:02 -- univcomm
April 5, 2006

Anderson University alum, Christa Wells, was named Songwriter of the Year on April 5 at the 37th Annual Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Wells, BA ’95, was awarded Songwriter of the Year for her original song "Held," which appeared on Natalie Grant’s most recent album, "Awaken." Wells, a native of Wheaton, Ill., currently resides in Raleigh, N.C.

The 37th Annual GMA Dove Awards was held on April 5 at the Grand Old Opry in Nashville, Tenn. The awards will be televised at various days and times beginning April 15 through May 21. Please check your local listings for times and stations.

Founded in 1964, the 4,000-member Gospel Music Association is dedicated to exposing, promoting and celebrating the gospel through music. The GMA represents all styles of gospel music including contemporary pop, rock, urban gospel, praise & worship, Southern gospel, country and children’s gospel music. The GMA produces the GMA Music Awards, which recognizes achievement in all genres of gospel music and are voted on by members of the GMA. For more information please visit

Anderson University is a private, four-year, Christian liberal arts institution of approximately 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, education, theology and nursing.