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Arkansans Zach Williams, Jekalyn Carr win at 49th annual Dove Awards


Contemporary Christian musician Zach Williams of Jonesboro was named Artist of the Year at Tuesday night’s 49th annual Dove Awards ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee.  Williams took that top honor one year after being named New Artist of the Year last year. 

Williams’ song “Old Church Choir” was also named Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year at the show.

Jekalyn Carr of West Memphis won the first Dove Award of her career taking the Traditional Gospel Album of the Year honor for her CD titled “One Nation Under God.”

The Dove Awards are the top honors in the Christian music industry.  The awards ceremony will be broadcast on the TBN television network Sunday night at 8 PM.

Marty Scarbrough has worked at KASU since 1992, and he serves as program director, overseeing the station’s content. Marty is a graduate of Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, and he has produced and hosted programs of classical music, jazz, bluegrass, and blues music. He also oversees KASU’s Bluegrass Monday concert series. When not at work, Marty loves spending time with his wife and his three sons, and he enjoys attending concerts of many different styles of music.