44th Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominations Announced Today

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced today, from Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University, the nominees in 42 categories for the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards. The awards show will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN, at 7:30 p.m. CT. The show will be broadcast on Monday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. ET exclusively on the UP! Television Network. Voting for the final winners will run Sept. 3-24. All tabulations certified by the independent accounting firm, Kraft CPAs PLLC.

Additionally, key partners for this year’s show were announced including Food for the Hungry, Official Humanitarian Partner; Cantinas Ranch, Nominee Lunch Partner; Kia Motors, Dove Cares Red Carpet and HearitFirst.com, Technology Partner. Hearitfirst.com will live stream the red carpet, pre-telecast and other non-broadcast show activities.

The nominees in 22 categories were revealed today during the press conference, and the remaining categories can be found atwww.doveawardsvoting.com/nominees. Included here are five of the top categories announced today.


Artist of the Year

Chris Tomlin, sixstepsrecords

Francesca Battistelli, Fervent

Lecrae, Reach Records

Tamela Mann, TillyMann

TobyMac, ForeFront Records

New Artist of the Year

Capital Kings, Gotee Records

Colton Dixon, Sparrow Records

for King & Country, Fervent

Rhett Walker Band, Essential Records

Tasha Cobbs, EMI Gospel


Song of the Year

“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord),” Matt Redman, (writers) Matt

Redman, Jonas Myrin

“All I Can Do (Thank You),” Mikeschair, (writers) Mike Grayson,

Ben Glover, David Garcia

“Break Every Chain,” Tasha Cobbs, (writer) Will Reagan

“Forgiveness,” Matthew West, (writer) Matthew West

“From My Rags To His Riches,” Devin McGlamery featuring Dailey & Vincent, (writers) Ernie Haase, Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey

“Greatly Blessed, Highly Favored,” Gaither Vocal Band, (writers) Larry Gatlin, Bill Gaither

“Hold On,” Canton Junction, (writer) Gerald Crabb

“I’m Learning,” Aaron & Amanda Crabb, (writers) Lee Black, Michael Fordinal, Kenna West

“Live Like That,” Sidewalk Prophets, (writers) Dave Fray, Ben McDonald, Ben Glover

“Need You Now (How Many Times),” Plumb, (writers) Tiffany Arbuckle Lee, Luke Sheets, Christa Wells

“Not For a Moment (After All),” Meredith Andrews, (writers) Meredith Andrews, Jacob Sooter, Mia Fieldes

“One Thing Remains,” Kristian Stanfill, (writers) Brian Johnson, Christa Black Gifford, Jeremy Riddle

“Redeemed,” Big Daddy Weave, (writers) Mike Weaver, Benji Cowart

“Sometimes I Wonder,&rdquo

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