|Casting Crowns nabs best artist, top album|
|Written by Eric Tiansay|
|Monday, 21 May 2012 10:39 AM America/New_York|
Multi-platinum band Casting Crowns was named Top Christian Artist, and the group's Come to the Well (Beach Street Records/Provident Distribution) was honored as the Top Christian Album during the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, held last night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Laura Story's No. 1 hit Blessings (Fair Trade Services/Provident) was named Top Christian Song.
Other Top Christian Artist finalists were Chris Tomlin, MercyMe, Skillet and Laura Story. Other finalists for Top Christian Album were Until the Whole World Hears by Casting Crowns; Awake by Skillet; Blessings by Laura Story; and Wow Hits 2012.
Other finalists for Top Christian Song were "Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)" by Casting Crowns; "Hold Me" by Jamie Grace; "Stronger" by Mandisa; and "Strong Enough" by Matthew West.
Click here for the complete list of 2012 Billboard Music Awards winners.