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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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