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Rich Mullins Artist Impact Award

Presented to an artist or group to recognize their long-time contributions to the music and ministry of Christian Radio.

2023 Rich Mullins Award Recipient

CeCe Winans

Past Winners

  • 2022 Chris Tomlin
  • 2020 Tenth Avenue North
  • 2019 Casting Crowns
  • 2018 Matthew West
  • 2017 MercyMe
  • 2016 Big Daddy Weave
  • 2015 TobyMac
  • 2014 Michael W. Smith
  • 2013 Amy Grant
  • 2012 Steven Curtis Chapman

About Rich Mullins

Rich Mullins was a songwriter and artist whose influence continues to be felt years after his death. A winner of multiple Dove Awards, including Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Songwriter of the Year, his classic songs such as “Sing Your Praise To The Lord” (recorded both by Rich, and by Amy Grant), “Sometimes by Step”, “Hold Me Jesus”, “Creed”, “My Deliverer” and the timeless “Awesome God” helped define the Christian Music Radio format in the 80s and 90s. His love for Jesus, and his commitment to the poor and most vulnerable of all mankind, was at the heart of everything he did. Rich died tragically in an automobile accident just outside of Bloomington, IL in 1997.