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The First Annual Grizzly Awards Announces Winners, Airs Special
On-demand live show celebrates the best in Christian Rock and Metal

The First Annual Grizzly Awards Announces Winners, Airs Special

Posted: April 02, 2020, 5:00 PM | Category: Events
Artist Tags: Demon Hunter / Disciple / Seventh Day Slumber / Comrades / Rusty Shipp / Wolves At the Gate / Random Hero / Switchfoot / Skillet / Fight The Fade / Adelaide / Death Therapy / War Of Ages / P.O.D. (Payable On Death)
Source: NRT Staff Reports (KM)

The Grizzly Awards, celebrating the best in Christian Rock and Metal from the past year, aired their first annual award special featuring live performances and winner announcements.

The live 2+ hour special featured performances by Disciple, Random Hero, All Above Me, Bayless, Adelaide, and Rusty Shipp. Individual instrumentalists of Seventh Day Slumber and Wolves At The Gate also gave solo performances. You can watch the entire show on-demand below or here on Facebook.


Winners and runner-ups were announced in 18 categories with Disciple leading the way with four wins including Modern Rock Album of the Year, Lyric Video of the Year, Best Guitarist and Best Album Art Design. Other winners included RED, Skillet, Comrades, Wolves At the Gate, Switchfoot and many more.

A virtual tip jar awarded five bands a $100 gift card to help with ongoing touring expenses. Fans nominated bands throughout the show and the winners were Gold Frankincense & Myrrh, All Above Me, Reclaim The Day, Wolves At The Gate and Comrades.

Album of the Year: Metal/Metalcore
Peace, War (Demon Hunter)
RU: War of Ages

Album of the Year: Modern Rock
Love Letter Kill Shot (Disciple)
RU: Seventh Day Slumber

Album of the Year: Alternative Rock
For We Are Not Yet, We Are Only Becoming (Comrades)
RU: Rusty Shipp

Song of the Year: Metal/Metalcore
"The Cure" (Wolves At The Gate)
RU: Glasslands

Song of the Year: Modern Rock
"Legendary" (Skillet)
Runner Up: "Tension" (Random Hero)

Song of the Year: Alternative Rock
"Native Tongue" (Switchfoot)
RU: The Midnight Wedding

Music Video of the Year
"The Evening Hate" (RED)
RU: "Your Gun My Knife" (Zahna)

Lyric Video of the Year
"Panic Room" (Disciple)
RU: "Everything is Fine" (Fight the Fade)

Best Vocalist
Laura Respondek (Adelaide)

Best Songwriter
Josiah Prince

Best Guitarist
Andrew Stanton (Disciple)

Best Bass Player
Jason Wisdom (Death Therapy)

Best Drummer
TD Benton (White Collar Sideshow)

Best Album Art Design
Love Letter Kill Shot (Disciple)
RU: War of Ages

Best International Band (Outside of the U.S.)
Paradise Now
RU: Amongst Wolves

Producer of the Year
Jake Jones

Legacy Award (Bands Who Released Albums in 1999)
Fundamental Elements of Southtown by P.O.D.

Fan Choice


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