2011 was a year with so many great Gospel songs, but fans voted “Nobody Greater” by VaShawn Mitchell as the best of the year in the Digital Gospel Music Awards, presented by Elev8! He beat out great songs by some of Contemporary Gospel artists, and received 487 votes, which was enough win 22% of all votes.
Second place was a tight race, with William McDowell‘s “I Give Myself Away” and “I Smile” by Kirk Franklin getting 16% of the Digital Gospel Music Awards votes for Best Gospel Song of the Year. McDowell’s 374 votes were just enough to help him secure Franklin’s 369 votes.
“He Has His Hands On You” by Marvin Sapp, Deitrick Haddon‘s “Well Done” and “I Believe” by James Fortune, came in fourth, fifth and sixth place, respectively. Rounding out the list are Wess Morgan‘s “I Choose To Worship,” “Walking” by Mary Mary, and “Over & Over” by Trin-i-tee 5:7. Troy Sneed‘s “My Heart Says Yes” was surpassed for the last spot on the Best Songs of 2011 top 10 by Le’Andria Johnson‘s “Jesus” by receiving 41 write-in votes.
Congratulations to the nominees, and VaShawn for his victory! We look forward to more great Gospel music in 2012!