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     For the TENTH annual Jesusfreakhideout.com Reader's Choice Awards, Switchfoot nabbed two of the awards this time around and is the reigning champion as Artist of the Year for the fourth year in a row! One of Gotee's newest signings, Capital Kings is this year's New Artist of the Year, while Paper Route fans made their voices heard and helped the band snag the top spot for Album of the Year and Acoustic/Folk/Indie Pop Album of the Year, while helping them place on a total of five of the 21 categories. Lecrae also grabbed the top spot on three categories, including our new Emcee of the Year category. Scroll through the list below and check out what YOU collectively voted as the best of 2012! (Note: The winners here were compiled from ONLY completed entry ballots.)

Congratulations to all of the winners and the runner-ups! And thanks again to all who voted.

Also be sure to check out the JFH Staff Picks for 2012 to see what the JFH staff chose for their favorite songs and albums of 2012. Click here...



spacer Artist of the Year


1st - Switchfoot

2 - TobyMac
3 - Thousand Foot Krutch
4 - Paper Route
5 - Anberlin




spacer New Artist of the Year


1st - Capital Kings

2 - Rhett Walker Band
3 - Love and Death
4 - Nine Lashes
5 - Unspoken




spacer Male Vocalist of the Year


1st - TobyMac

2 - Adam Young (Owl City)
3 - Aaron Gillespie
4 - Matthew West
5 - Brandon Heath




spacer Female Vocalist of the Year


1st - Britt Nicole

2 - Kari Jobe
3 - Audrey Assad
4 - Holly Starr
5 - Jaci Velasquez




spacer Emcee of the Year


1st - Lecrae

2 - KJ-52
3 - Propaganda
4 - Heath McNease
5 - Trip Lee




spacer Album of the Year


1st - Paper Route, The Peace of Wild Things

2 - Anberlin, Vital
3 - Thousand Foot Krutch, The End Is Where We Begin
4 - David Crowder*Band, Give Us Rest
5 - House of Heroes, Cold Hard Want
6 - TobyMac, Eye On It
7 - Tenth Avenue North, The Struggle
8 - Third Day, Miracle
9 - Britt Nicole, Gold
10 - for King & Country, Crave




spacer Song of the Year


1st - Thousand Foot Krutch, "War Of Change"

2 - Unspoken, "Who You Are"
3 - Britt Nicole, "Gold"
4 - Tenth Avenue North, "Worn" / for King and Country, "The Proof Of Your Love" (TIE)
5 - TobyMac, "Me Without You" / Rhett Walker Band, "When Mercy Found Me" / Paper Route, "You and I" (TIE)
6 - Project 86, "Fall, Goliath, Fall" / Holly Starr, "Don't Have Love" (TIE)
7 - TobyMac, "Eye On It"
8 - Wolves At The Gate, "Dead Man"
9 - The Classic Crime, "The Precipice" / Britt Nicole, "All This Time" (TIE)
10 - Paper Route, "Better Life"




spacer Rock/Alternative Album of the Year


1st - Thousand Foot Krutch, The End Is Where We Begin

2 - Anberlin, Vital
3 - David Crowder*Band, Give Us Rest
4 - House of Heroes, Cold Hard Want
5 - Kutless, Believer
6 - Disciple, O God Save Us All
7 - Flyleaf, New Horizons
8 - The Classic Crime, Phoenix
9 - Fireflight, Now
10 - Children 18:3, On the Run




spacer Heavy Album of the Year


1st - Project 86, Wait for the Siren

2 - Demon Hunter, True Defiance
3 - As I Lay Dying, Awakened
4 - Wolves at the Gate, Captors
5 - For Today, Immortal
6 - The Devil Wears Prada, Dead & Alive
7 - The Chariot, One Wing
8 - Everything In Slow Motion, Red
9 - Tourniquet, Antiseptic Bloodbath
10 - MyChildren MyBride, MyChildren MyBride




spacer Pop / Pop Rock Album of the Year


1st - TobyMac, Eye On It

2 - Tenth Avenue North, The Struggle
3 - for King & Country, Crave
4 - Owl City, The Midsummer Station
5 - Britt Nicole, Gold
6 - Third Day, Miracle
7 - Rhett Walker Band, Come To The River
8 - The Rocket Summer, Life Will Write The Words
9 - Lifehouse, Almeria
10 - Holly Starr, Focus




spacer Acoustic/Folk/Indie Pop Album of the Year


1st - Paper Route, The Peace of Wild Things

2 - Gungor, A Creation Liturgy
3 - Rend Collective Experiment, Homemade Worship By Handmade People
4 - Sixpence None The Richer, Lost In Transition
5 - Audrey Assad, Heart
6 - Andrew Peterson, Light For The Lost Boy
7 - Anchor & Braille, The Quiet Life
8 - Future of Forestry, Young Man Follow
9 - Vocal Few, She'll Be Right
10 - All Sons & Daughters, The Longing: EP No. 3




spacer Contemporary Album of the Year


1st - MercyMe, The Hurt and the Healer

2 - Aaron Gillespie, Echo Your Song
3 - Matthew West, Into the Light
4 - Worth Dying For, Live Riot
5 - Hillsong, Cornerstone
6 - Hillsong UNITED, Live In Miami: Welcome To The Aftermath
7 - Jesus Culture, Emerging Voices
8 - Mark Schultz, All Things Possible
9 - Bethel Music, The Loft Sessions
10 - Jesus Culture with Martin Smith, Live From New York




spacer Hip Hop/Urban/Dance Album of the Year


1st - Lecrae, Gravity

2 - Manafest, Fighter
3 - KJ-52, Dangerous
4 - Lecrae, Church Clothes
5 - Andy Hunter, Glow
6 - Propaganda, Excellent
7 - Trip Lee, The Good Life
8 - B.Reith, How The Story Continues
9 - Heath McNease, Thrift Store Jesus
10 - Mary Mary, Go Get It




spacer EP of the Year


1st - Switchfoot, Vice Re-Verses

2 - NEEDTOBREATHE, Keep Your Eyes Open
3 - Thousand Foot Krutch, Metamorphosiz: The End Remixes, Vol. 1
4 - Owl City, Shooting Star
5 - Capital Kings, I Feel So Alive.
6 - Unspoken, Get To Me
7 - Love and Death, Chemicals EP
8 - The Digital Age, Rehearsals
9 - Rhett Walker Band, The Other Sides
10 - Andy Hunter, Glow




spacer Christmas Album of the Year


1st - August Burns Red, Sleddin' Hill

2 - Fiction Family, Holiday EP
3 - Jeremy Camp, Christmas: God With Us
4 - Francesca Battistelli, Christmas
5 - Steven Curtis Chapman, Joy
6 - Hillsong, We Have A Savior
7 - Lincoln Brewster, Joy to the World: A Christmas Collection
8 - Jason Gray, Christmas Stories: Repeat the Sounding Joy
9 - Josh Wilson, Noel
10 - Eleventyseven, Regifted EP




spacer Live Album of the Year


1st - Switchfoot, Live At John Perkins Benefit EP

2 - Newsboys, Live In Concert: God's Not Dead
3 - Gungor, A Creation Liturgy
4 - The Devil Wears Prada, Dead & Alive
5 - Mat Kearney, iTunes Session




spacer Compilation of the Year


1st - WOW Hits 2013

2 - JFH Presents: Songs We've Been Trying To Tell You About (And Others We Haven't), Volume One
3 - X2012
4 - JFH Presents: Songs We've Been Trying To Tell You About (And Others We Haven't), Volume Two
5 - Come&Live! - I Am Living! 2012




spacer Mixtape/Beat Tape of the Year


1st - Lecrae, Church Clothes

2 - B.Reith, How The Story Continues Vol. 1
3 - Playdough, Writer Dye: Deux or Die
4 - Andy Mineo, Saturday Morning Car-Tunez
5 - Derek Minor, PSA, Vol. 3: Who Is Derek Minor?




spacer Best Album Cover Art of the Year


1st - Tenth Avenue North, The Struggle

2 - Anberlin, Vital
3 - Owl City, The Midsummer Station
4 - David Crowder*Band, Give Us Rest
5 - Paper Route, The Peace of Wild Things




spacer State of Independents Album of the Year
(from artists JFH covered in 2012)



1st - Mac Powell, Mac Powell

2 - The Digital Age, Rehearsals EP
3 - Vocal Few, She'll Be Right EP
4 - The Vespers, The Fourth Wall
5 - Willet, Love On The Outside EP




spacer Record Label of the Year


1st - Tooth & Nail Records

2 - Sparrow Records
3 - Come&Live!
4 - Reach Records
5 - BEC Recordings


 

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