Dove Awards announces 2013 nominees

doves2013The GMA Dove Awards yesterday announced the nominees for their 44th annual event that will see the biggest names in Christian music get together for a night full of music.

The awards show will take place on October 15 at the Allen Arena at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. Voting will take place from September 3 to September 24 according a press release.

Major categories unveiled day include:

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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

Songwriter of the Year
Ben Glover
Benji Cowart
Matt Redman
Toby McKeehan
Wayne Haun

Cher Murphy of Christian Art Media in South Africa says she is excited to note that CAM has a lot of nominees this year. She provided the following list.

Song of the Year – Cat 1

“One Thing Remains“, Kristian Stanfill, (writers) Brian Johnson,
Christa Black Gifford, Jeremy Riddle, (publisher) Bethel
Music Publishing(ASCAP)//Christajoy Music (BMI)//Mercy
Vineyard Publishing(ASCAP) * From The Album: The Loft Sessions

 “Where I Belong”, Building 429, (writers) Jason Roy, Jason
Ingram, (publisher) Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Havery
Publishing (BMI)//West Main Music/Windsor Hill Music
(SESAC) * From The Album: We Won’t Be Shaken 

Contemporary Christian Performance of the Year – Cat 3

“Where I Belong”, Building 429, Essential Records,
(producer) Jason Ingram, Rusty Varenkamp 

Gospel Performance of the Year – Cat 5

“It’s Not Over (When God Is In It)“, Israel & New Breed
(feat: James Fortune & Jason Nelson), Integrity/Columbia

 Artist of the Year – Cat 6
Lecrae, Reach Records

New Artist of the Year – Cat 7
Capital Kings, Gotee Records
Rhett Walker Band, Essential Records

Rap / Hip Hop Song of the Year – Cat 9

“Tell The World“, Lecrae feat. Mali Music,
(writers) Lecrae Moore, Kortney Pollard, Torrance
“Street Symphony” Esmond, Charles Dunlap,
Lincoln Morris 

Rock Song of the Year – Cat 10

“Perfect Life”, RED, (writers) Anthony Armstrong, Michael
Barnes, Randy Armstrong, Joe Rickard, Jasen Rauch,
Jason McArthur, Johnny Andrews

“Who We Are”, RED, (writers) Anthony Armstrong, Randy
Armstrong, Mike Barnes, Joe Rickard, Rob Graves,
Jasen Rauch, Jason McArthur

 Rock / Contemporary Song of the Year – Cat 11

“When Mercy Found Me”, Rhett Walker Band,
(writers) Rhett Walker, Jeff Pardo

 Traditional Gospel Song of the Year – Cat 18

“It’s Not Over (When God Is In It)”, Isreal & New Breed,
(writers) Isreal Houghton, Richardo Sanchez,
Aaron Lindsey

Rap / Hip Hop Album of the Year – Cat 20

Gravity, Lecrae, (producers) Heat Academy, Joseph Prielozny,
J.R., The Watchmen, Dru Castro, Uford Ebong, Tyshane,
Thainnacircle, DJ Khalil, Zach Crowell, Dirty Rice,
DJ Official, Rudy Currence

Rock Album of the Year – Cat 21

NOW, Fireflight, (producer) Jasen Rauch
Release The Panic, RED, (producer) Howard Benson

Rock / Contemporary Album of the Year – Cat 22

Come To The River, Rhett Walker Band,
(producer) Paul Moak

Inspirational Album of the Year – Cat 24

Hymns For The Christian Life, Keith & Kristyn Getty,
(producers) Charlie Peacock, Ed Cash, Fionan De Barra

Instrumental Album of the Year – Cat 30

Glory, Michael W. Smith , (producer) David Hamilton,
Michael W. Smith
October Baby:Original Score, Paul Mills,
(producer) Paul Mills

Children’s Music Album of the Year – Cat 31

Gospel Sunday School Songs, Cedarmont Kids,
(producers) Mike Gay, Sue Martin Gay

Special Event Album of the Year – Cat 33

Jesus, Firm Foundation: Hymns of Worship, Mike Donehey,
Steven Curtis Chapman, Mark Hall, Mandisa, Nichole
Nordeman, Michael W. Smith, Casting Crowns, Matt
Maher, Kari Jobe, Building 429, Newsboys, Matthew
West, Andy Cherry, Hillsong, Brandon Heath,
(producers) Jason Ingram, Christopher Stevens, Mark A.
Miller, Matt Bronleewe, Seth Mosley, Peter Kipley

Christmas Album of the Year – Cat 34

JOY, Steven Curtis Chapman, (producer) Brent Milligan,
Steven Curtis Chapman 

Praise & Worship Album of the Year – Cat 35

All Sons and Daughters: Live, All Sons and Daughters,
(producer) Paul Mabury

Musical of the Year – Cat 36

The Story, (creators) Nichole Nordeman, Bernie Herms,
David Hamilton

Recorded Music Packaging of the Year – Cat 39

JOY, Steven Curtis Chapman, (art directors) Tim Parker,
Beth Lee, (photography) Russ Harrington, Camille Blinn,
(creative director) Tim Parker
The Struggle, Tenth Avenue North, (art director) Beth Lee,
Tim Parker, (illustrator) Rembrandt Van Rijn,
(photography) Parker Young, (creative director) Tim Parker 

Short Form Video of the Year – Cat 40

“Build Your Kingdom Here”, Rend Collective Experiment,
(director) Greg Fromholz, (producer) Tiny Ark 

Long Form Video of the Year – Cat 41

All Sons & Daughters Live, All Sons & Daughters ,
(director) Rhetorik, (producer) Rhetorik
Jesus At The Center, Israel & New Breed, (director) Russell B.
Hall, (producers) Iz and Linz
Revealing Jesus, Darlene Zschech, (director) Micah Bickham,
(producer) Israel Houghton 

Inspirational Film of the Year – Cat 42

Amazing Love: The Story of Hosea, (director) Kevin Downes,
(producers) Daryl LeFever, Rich Christiano
Courageous, (director) Alex Kendrick,
(producer) Stephen Kendrick
October Baby, (directors) Andrew & Jon Erwin,
(producers) Dan Atchison, Justin Tolley, Jon Erwin, Andy Erwin

 A full list of the nominees can be viewed at: –!nominees/c153p

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