The 43rd Annual GMA Dove Award Nominees Announced!

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    Nominations for the 43rd annual GMA Dove Awards were announced by the Gospel Music Association in Atlanta. The nominations were announced by Montell Jordan, “Lift Every Voice” co-host Chonda Pierece and heavyweight champion wrestler AJ Styles.

    The 43rd Annual Dove Awards will be held on Thursday, April 19th at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

    The full list of nominations can be found here.

    Male Vocalist of the Year

    Kirk Franklin
    Steven Curtis Chapman
    Jason Crabb
    Chris August
    Chris Tomlin

    Female Vocalist of the Year

    Francesca Battistelli
    Natalie Grant
    Kari Jobe
    Laura Story

    Group of the Year

    Casting Crowns
    David Crowder Band
    Gaither Vocal Band VOCAL BAND
    The Isaacs

    Artist of the Year

    Jason Crabb
    The Isaacs
    Casting Crowns
    Laura Story

    New Artist of the Year

    Beyond the Ashes
    Dara Maclean
    Jamie Grace
    Royal Taylor
    The City Harmonic

    Producer of the Year

    Ed Cash
    Ian Eshkelin
    Wayne Haun
    Bernie Herms, Brown Bannister
    Michael Sykes

    Inspirational Album of the Year

    A Man Like Me; Wes Hampton; Gordon Mote, Michael English, Nathan Zwald, Wes Hampton; Gaither Music Group
    Captivated; Nicole C. Mullen; Ed Cash; Maranatha! Music
    Faroe Islands; Russ Taff; Jakup Zachariassen; Spring Hill Music
    God is Able; HILLSONG; Joel Houston, Reuben Morgan, Ben Fielding; Hillsong Music Australia
    Hope Of The Broken World; Selah; Jason Kyle, Todd Smith, Allan Hall; Curb Records

    Southern Gospel Album of the Year

    Miracles & Memories; Bowling Family; Mike & Kelly Bowling, Terah Penhollow and Kathy Crabb Hannah; Big Ten House of Music
    Part of the Family; Collingsworth Family; Wayne Haun; StowTown
    Reach Out; Karen Peck & New River; Wayne Haun; Daywind
    The Song Lives On; Jason Crabb; Bill Gaither; Gaither Music Group

    Urban Album of the Year

    Angel & Chanelle; Trin-i-tee 5:7; PJ Morton, Rockwilder, Fred Jerkins, Surefire Music Group, Andrew Scott, Tito Ali, Stan Jones, David Mullen; Music World Gospel
    Church on the Moon; Deitrick Haddon; Deitrick Haddon; Verity Gospel Music Group
    From Now On; Dawkins & Dawkins; Executive Producers: James Robinson Co-Executive Producer: Dawkins & Dawkins; Light Records
    Something Big; Mary Mary; ; Sony
    The Next Dimension; GI; Lamonte Harris, Curtis Langley, Marlon Anderson, Levi King, Tavis Simmons , Michael Clemmons, Derek Clark, Teraike Crawford, Joeworn Martin); BGA Music Group
    How I Got Over; Smokie Norful; Jason Lyson; EMI Gospel

    Traditional Gospel Album of the Year

    If you didn’t know Now you Know; Norman Hutchins; Michael Bereal; co-producer Vicki Lataillade; Sueekey Entertainment/IR Music Group
    Promises; Richard Smallwood; Steven Ford; Verity Gospel Music Group
    The Legacy Project; John P. Kee; ; Verity
    XV Live; Chicago Mass Choir; Percy Gray, Jr.; Jeral Gray, Sr.; New Haven Records

    Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year

    Becoming; Yolanda Adams; ; N House Music
    Change The Atmosphere; Christ Tabernacle Choir; Wayne Haun, Kevin Ward, Steve Carey; Vine
    Committed; Committed; ; Epic
    Hello Fear; Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, Shaun Martin; Verity Gospel Music Group
    Make It Loud; Martha Munizzi; Martha Munizzi; Martha Munizzi Muisic

    Inspirational Album of the Year

    A Moments Peace, Vol. 3; Great Worship Songs Players; Christopher Phillips, Luke Gambill; Great Worship Songs
    Feedback; Derek Webb; Derek Webb; Fair Trade Services, LLC
    Inspirational Moods: Inspiring Hymns featuring Piano and Orchestra; Michael Omartian; Michael Omartian; Green Hill Productions
    Jesus Calling: Instrumental Songs For Devotion; Various Artists; Steve Ivey; EMI CMG
    Unfailing Love: 20 Worship Songs of Comfort and Peace; Stan Whitmire; Stan Whitmire; Green Hill Productions

    Childrens Music Album of the Year

    From The Inside out For Kids; Kids Choir; Matt Huesmann & Steve Ivey; EMI CMG
    Great Worship Songs For Kids, Vol. 5; Great Worship Songs Kids Praise Band; Dale Mathews, Luke Gambill, Johnathan Crumpton, Stacey Willbur, Daniel Deffenbaugh, John Andrade; Great Worship Songs
    Groovy; Denver and the Mile High Orchestra; Jamie Statema, Denver Bierman and Darren Rust; Go Fish Kids Records
    Hosanna! Today’s Top Worship Songs for Kids; VeggieTales feat. Mark Hall from Casting Crowns and Amy Grant; Scott Williamson; Big Idea Entertainment
    I Am A Promise; Gaither Vocal Band; Bill Gaither, Ben Isaacs; Gaither Music Group

    Special Event Album of the Year

    Ashes To Fire: Songs of Remembrance and Celebration of the Passion; Consuming Worship; Dave Clark; Maranatha! Music
    Medicine: Live At The Black Academy; Ruben Studdard and Various Artists; Sam “Shake” Anderson and Curtis King; MCG Records
    Passion: Here For You; Passion; Nathan Nockels; EMI CMG
    The Journey; Andrae Crouch; Luther “Mano” Hanes; Riverphlo Entertainment
    The Story; Matthew West, Leigh Nash from Sixpence None the Richer, Mark Hall & Megan Garret from Casting Crowns, Brandon Heath, Bart Millard from Mercy Me, Michael Tait From Newsboys, Blanca Callahan from Group 1 Crew, Lecrae, Chris Tomlin, Peter Furler, Mandisa, Tod; Bernie Herms, Brown Bannister; EMI Provident, Word

    Christmas Album of the Year

    A Skaggs Family Christmas Volume 2; Ricky Skaggs, The Whites, Molly Skaggs, Luke Skaggs, and Rachel Leftwich; Ricky Skaggs; Skaggs Family Records
    Christmas Hope; Benjamin Utecht; David Grow, Brian Siewart, David Hamilton; Green Hill Productions
    Christmas in Diverse City; TobyMac; Toby McKeehan, Christopher Stevens, Mike Woods, David Garcia, Victor Oquendo, SUPERHEROSE, Tre Corley, Arch Nemeciz, Tim Rosenau, Matthew Edwards, DOA Allen for the DESIGNATED HITTERS, Todde (toddiefunk) Lawton, Byron Mr. Talkbox” Chambers; EMI CMG”
    Irish Country Christmas; Craig Duncan; Craig Duncan; Green Hill Productions
    Oh For Joy; David Crowder*Band; David Crowder*Band; EMI CMG

    Praise & Worship Album of the Year

    10,000 Reasons; Matt Redman; Nathan Nockels; EMI CMG
    Aftermath; Hillsong UNITED; Michael Guy Chislett, Joel Houston, James Rudder, Christopher Stevens; EMI CMG
    And If Our God is For Us..; Chris Tomlin; Ed Cash, Dan Muckala; EMI CMG
    Ghosts Upon The Earth; Gungor; Michael Gungor; Brash Music
    Make It Loud; Martha Munizzi; Martha Munizzi; Martha Munizzi Music

    Musical of the Year

    Come and Adore Him; Dave Clark, Steve W. Mauldin; ; ; ; Lillenas Publishing Company
    Down From His Glory; Mike Speck; ; ; ; Lillenas Publishing Company
    Gone; Geron Davis; ; ; ; SpiritSound Music Group
    Love Won; Kenna Turner West; ; ; ; Daywind
    Mary, Did You Know? A Ready to Sing Christmas; Russell Mauldin, Sue C. Smith and Johnathan Crumpton; ; ; ; Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing

    Youth/Childrens Musical of the Year

    Extreme, Songs for Modern Youth Choir; Cliff Duren and Johnathan Crumpton; ; ; ; Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing
    God of This City; Susie Williams, David Ebensberger & Luke Gambill; ; ; ; Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing
    Help! My Kids Have to Sing at Christmas!; Cherry Garasi; ; ; ; Lillenas Publishing Company
    The Amazing Grace Race; ; ; ; Celeste Clydesdale, David T. Clydesdale; Word Music
    The Great Christmas Giveaway; ; ; ; Celeste Clydesdale, David T. Clydesdale; Word Music

    Choral Collection of the Year

    A Brooklyn Tabernacle Christmas; ; ; ; Carol Cymbala, Jason Webb; Word Music
    Everlasting Praise 3; Mike Speck, Stan Whitmire; ; ; ; Lillenas Publishing Company
    O What A Savior; Dave Clark, Steve W. Mauldin; ; ; ; Lillenas Publishing Company
    Ready to Sing the Songs of Bill and Gloria Gaither; Russell Mauldin and Johnathan Crumpton; ; ; ; Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing
    When the Stars Burn Down; Travis Cottrell; ; ; ; Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing

    Recorded Music Packaging

    A Way To See In The Dark/Sp Ed.; Jason Gray; Joanna Dee; Joanna Dee; Centricity
    Burlap To Cashmere; Burlap To Cashmere; Theodore Pagano; Sean Mosher Smith; Chris Phelps; Essential Records, Jive Records
    Christmas In Diverse City; TobyMac; Jan Cook; Eddy Boer for Boerhaus; Lee Stephen, Ryan Lampa, Nick West
    Leveller – Deluxe Box; August Burns Red; Ryan Clark; Jordan Crane; Cory Morton; Solid State Records
    This Is What We Believe/Deluxe; Aaron Shust; Joanna Dee; Joanna Dee; Centricity

    Short Form Music Video of the Year

    7&70; Chris August; Evan Kaufmann, Randy Peterson; Detail Film; Fervent
    A Thousand Generations; Sean Spicer with Tilly Cryar; Dustin Marcellino; Yochanan Marcellino; City of Peace Films; City of Peace Media
    As For Me And My House; John Waller; Dustin Marcellino; Yochanan Marcellino; City of Peace Films; City of Peac Media
    Crazy Love; Hawk Nelson; John Reuben; BEC Recordings
    Feed The Machine; Red; Erwin Brothers; Dan Atchison; Alabama Production Group; Essential Records
    I Lift My Hands; Chris Tomlin; Nathan Corrona; Nathan Corrona; Dustbrand Films; EMI CMG
    Miracles; Newsboys; TK McKamy; TK McKamy; Revolution Pictures; inpop Records
    You Are More; Tenth Avenue North; Wes Edwards; Drew Langer; Ruckus Films; Reunion Records

    Long Form Video of the Year

    A Skaggs Family Christmas LIVE; Ricky Skaggs, The Whites, Molly Skaggs, Luke Skaggs, and Rachel Leftwich; Matt Coale; Ricky Skaggs,Billy Paul Jones, and Charlotte Scott; RS Entertainment Inc.; Skaggs Family Records
    Fear Not Tomorrow; The Collingsworth Family; Curt Casassa; Jim Hammond; P&KC Music; P&KC Music
    Tent Revival Homecoming; Bill & Gloria Gaither and Homecoming Friends; Doug Stuckey; Bill Gaither, Barry Jennings, Bill Carter; Gaither Television Productions; Gaither Music Group
    The Song Lives On; Jason Crabb; Doug Stuckey; Bill Gaither; Gaither Television Productions; Gaither Music Group
    Yahweh; Hillsong Chapel; Luke Irvine; Executive Producer: Joel Houston; Producers: Reuben Morgan, Ben Fielding; ; EMI CMG

    Song of the Year

    “I Smile”
    “Celebrate Me Home”
    “Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)”
    “Hold Me”
    “I’ve Been Here Before”
    “Please Forgive Me”
    “Who Am I”
    “Your Great Name”


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