ATLANTA — Chris Tomlin and TobyMac each received six
nominations followed by Jason Crabb with five and Francesca Battistelli with
four as the nominees for the 42nd annual Dove Awards were announced Feb. 16.
The awards, which honor Christian music’s top artists, will be handed out April
20 at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre and be broadcast on the Gospel Music Channel April
24 at 8 p.m. EST.
Tomlin and Crabb are up for, among other awards, song of the year, male
vocalist of the year and artist of the year, while TobyMac was nominated for
song of the year and artist of the year. Battistelli was nominated for song of
the year, female vocalist of the year and artist of the year.
Following is a list of nominees for some of the top awards:
- SONG OF THE YEAR: “All of Creation” (MercyMe), “Beautiful, Beautiful”
(Francesca Battistelli), “Get Back Up” (TobyMac), “Hold My Heart” (Tenth Avenue
North), “Lead Me” (Sanctus Real), “Let The Waters Rise” (MIKESCHAIR), “Love
Came Calling” (Triumphant Quartet), “Our God” (Chris Tomlin), “Sometimes I Cry”
(Jason Crabb), “Starry Night” (Chris August).
- MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR: Doug Anderson, Chris August, Jason Crabb, Brandon
Heath, Israel Houghton, Marvin Sapp, Chris Tomlin.
- FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR: Audrey Assad, Francesca Battistelli, Natalie Grant,
Britt Nicole, Janet Paschal, Kerrie Roberts, Laura Story.
- GROUP OF THE YEAR: Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Gaither Vocal Band,
Sidewalk Prophets, Tenth Avenue North, MercyMe, MIKESCHAIR, NEEDTOBREATHE.
- ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Francesca Battistelli, Jason Crabb, Ernie Haase &
Signature Sound, Natalie Grant, Marvin Sapp, TobyMac, Chris Tomlin.
- NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Audrey Assad, Chris August, Forever Jones, John Mark
McMillan, No Other Name, Kerrie Roberts, Kristian Stanfill.
(EDITOR’S NOTE — Compiled by Michael Foust, associate editor of Baptist
Press. Read a complete list of nominees at http://bit.ly/e5mAn5.)
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