Hello guys. The 42nd Dove Awards (also known as the GMA’s) would be coming up on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at the Fox Theatre, Atlanta but the nomination list is already out! And the list toppers are Chris Tomlin and Toby Mac (with six nominations each), Jason Crabb (with five, including one for Artist of the year).

All time favourite, Atlanta based band, Third Day has got four nominations. I’m excited for them. Go guys! Worship Artist Matt Maher and the amazing Francesca Battistelli also got four each. My girl, Beckah Shae is also gets a nomination for her song ‘Life’. Lecrae also gets a nomination for the song ‘Background’ (that’s currently my ringtone :D). Without much ado, here are the top categories


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 Come Calling – Triumphant Quartet

Our God – Chris Tomlin

Sometimes I Cry – by Jason Crabb

Starry Night – by 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


See the full list of 2011 nominations.

So here are the nominees for the top categories. Don’t forget to catch the airing of the awards on Easter Sunday, April 24 at 7:00 PM, EST. So who would you love to see grabbing these awards for the above categories? Tell us by dropping a comment and watch out out for the sequel post to this one on our predictions – who goes with the awards. J

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