Jason Ingram took home his second consecutive honor as SESAC's Christian songwriter of the year during the organization's annual awards dinner held Tuesday night (Feb. 26) at Nashville's Sambuca Restaurant. A singer/songwriter/producer who works with numerous artists, Ingram was recognized for penning Grey Holiday's "Let Go" and Rush of Fools' "When Our Hearts Sing."

SESAC also saluted Windsor Way, Grange Hill Music and peertunes, Ltd. as the top Christian Music Publishers of the Year. Adam Agee and Jordan Messer of Stellar Kart, Jeremy Kunkle of This Beautiful Republic, Tiffany Arbuckle Lee and Ian Eskelin were among the other SESAC songwriters honored.

“I really was surprised," Ingram tells Billboard.biz. "I've had a good year and I looked forward to this. There are so many people I respect that are here. There were some songs in the category that I liked better than anything I had, so I would not have been surprised for one of those to win, but I'm very excited about being back here again."

Ingram was the sole performer during the awards dinner, taking the stage to song "Love is Here," a song recorded by new Reunion Records band Tenth Avenue North. Ingram has been co-writing and producing the band whose debut album is due in May.

The following is a complete list of SESAC songs and songwriters honored:

"Let Go"
Songwriter(s): Jason Ingram
Artist: Grey Holiday
Publisher: Windsor Way Music, peertunes Ltd., Grange Hill Music

"When Our Hearts Sing"
Songwriter(s): Jason Ingram
Artist: Rush Of Fools
Publisher: Windsor Way Music, Grange Hill Music, peertunes, Ltd.

"In Better Hands"
Songwriter(s): Catt Gravitt
Artist: Natalie Grant
Publisher: Two Girls and a Pen

"In My Arms"
Songwriter(s): Tiffany Arbuckle Lee
Artist: Plumb
Publisher: ShoeCrazy Publishing

"Wish You Were Here"
Songwriter(s): Peter Kipley
Artist: Mark Harris
Publisher: Songs from the Indigo Room, Wordspring Music

"Hold On"
Songwriter(s): Adam Agee, Jordan Messer
Artist: Stellar Kart
Publisher: Wordspring Music

"Procrastinating"
Songwriter(s): Adam Agee, Jordan Messer
Artist: Stellar Kart
Publisher: Wordspring Music

"No Longer"
Songwriter(s): Christopher Clonts
Artist: Decyfer Down
Publisher: Decyfer Down 3 Publishing

"Fight Like This"
Songwriter(s): Christopher Clonts
Artist: Decyfer Down
Publisher: Decyfer Down 3 Publishing

Song: "Wake Up! Wake Up!"
Songwriter(s): Ian Eskelin
Artist: Everyday Sunday
Publisher: Honest and Popular Songs, Designer Music

"Black Box"
Songwriter(s): Adam Smith, Andrew Smith, Jeremy Kunkle, Brandon Paxton, Benjamin Olin, Allen Salmon
Artist: This Beautiful Republic
Publisher: Songs on the ForeFront, Free the Salmon Music

"Going Under"
Songwriter(s): Adam Smith, Andrew Smith, Jeremy Kunkle, Brandon Paxton, Benjamin Olin, Allen Salmon
Artist: This Beautiful Republic
Publisher: Songs on the ForeFront, Free the Salmon Music

"Right Now"
Songwriter(s): Andrew Smith, Jeremy Kunkle, Brandon Paxton, Benjamin Olin, Allen Salmon
Artist: This Beautiful Republic
Publisher: Songs on the ForeFront, Free the Salmon Music

"Evil (A Chorus of Resistance)"
Songwriter(s): Andrew Schwab, Randy Torres, Steven Dail
Artist: Project 86
Publisher: Caveman Jams Publishing

"Illuminate"
Songwriter(s): Alexander Albert, Andrew Schwab, Randy Torres, Steven Dail
Artist: Project 86
Publisher: Caveman Jams Publishing

Song: "Convinced"
Songwriter(s): Nicole C. Mullen
Artist: Nicole C. Mullen
Publisher: NCMullen Songs

"In Wonder"
Songwriter(s): Steve Taylor
Artist: Newsboys
Publisher: Soylent Tunes