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Visits from Third Day, Steven Curtis Chapman and Tim Tebow

Photos: Melissa Ruggieri

Photos: Melissa Ruggieri

When the Dove Awards air Sunday night on gmc (formerly the Gospel Music Channel), viewers will see Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife, Mary Beth, receive the Uplift Award for their work with their orphan care charity, Show Hope.

The couple, who came backstage with the guys from Third Day and Casting Crowns’ Mark Hall (we won’t tell you why, lest to ruin all the surprises), might be the most loving pair in marital history.

Steven Curtis always had his wife’s hand or slipped in a compliment while discussing his new album, “Re-Creation,” due Aug. 9.

The Chapman familysuffered a devastating loss in 2008 when one of their children, Maria, 5, was accidentally run over in their driveway by their son, Will Franklin.

Steven Curtis said that when he wrote the lyric, “to stand at a grave and know it’s not the end,” it was “like oxygen. All of a sudden these songs became more real.”

A quick question was tossed to Third Day frontman Mac Powell — what are the characteristics that make a great group?:

“Hair is number one,” the shaggy-maned singer joked and continuned, ”Number two, if everybody would just do as I say…But seriously, I say that sarcastically because I know we’re great friends. We’ve been playing music together for 20 years, so there was that foundation of friendship.”

Following that lineup, presenter Tim Tebow bounced into the press room, his football pads traded for a casual-cool timtsuit. Teabow has never made a secret of his faith, and said it was “awesome” to meet Third Day, of whom he’s a fan.

Is that reason enough to run a picture of the hunky Denver QB?

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