HIllsong UNITED takes home 5 trophies at Dove Awards for artist, song of the year


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NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Hillsong UNITED used their chart-topping song "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)" to bring home five trophies Tuesday night at the Dove Awards.

The song, which has been on the top of Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart for more than 50 weeks, reigned at the Gospel Music Association's 45th annual Christian music awards and won in three different categories, including song of the year.

The band, which started as the youth band for Hillsong Church in Australia, also took home trophies for artist of the year and contemporary Christian performance of the year.

Other top winners were Switchfoot, with three awards, and Skillet with two awards. Rapper Lecrae and Bart Milliard of MercyME were the hosts for the awards show, which airs on the Trinity Broadcasting Network on Sunday, Oct. 12.

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