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)
Song of the Year: Modern Rock
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)
Laura Respondek (Adelaide)
Andrew Stanton (Disciple)
Best Bass Player
Jason Wisdom (Death Therapy)
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.)
RU: Amongst Wolves
Producer of the Year
Legacy Award (Bands Who Released Albums in 1999) Fundamental Elements of Southtown by P.O.D.