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The Dove Award nominations have been  announced.

Nominees for the 42nd Annual Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Awards were announced at a press conference Wednesday in Atlanta, Ga. The 2011Dove Awards, the Christian version of the Grammys, will be held at the historic Fox Theatre’s Grand Salon on April 20. The host of the event will be Sherri Shepherd.

Song of the Year

  • “Get Back Up”
  • All Creation
  • Beautiful Beautiful
  • “Hold My Heart”
  • “Lead Me”
  • “Let the Waters Rise”
  • “Love Came Calling”
  • “Our God”
  • “Sometimes I Cry”

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

New Artist of the Year

  • Audrey Assad
  • Chris August
  • Forever Jones
  • John Mark McMillan
  • No Other Name
  • Kerrie Roberts
  • Kristian Stanfill

Artist of the Year

  • Francesca Battistelli
  • Jason Crabb
  • Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
  • Natalie Grant
  • Marvin Sapp
  • TobyMac
  • Chris Tomlin

Producer of the Year

  • Bernie Herms
  • Ed Cash
  • Ian Eskelin
  • Jason Ingram & Rusty Varenkamp
  • Wayne Haun

Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year( Song; album; artist; writer; label)

“Background”; Rehab; LeCrae; Lecrae Moore, Andy Mineo, Alex Medina, George   Ramirez, Joseph Prielozny; Reach Records

“Calling You”; Five-Two Television; KJ-52; Jonah Sorrentino; BEC Recordings

“No Be Nah”; Sex, Drugs and Self-Control; John Reuben; John Zappin, Seth Earnest; Gotee Records

“Too Many Fakes”; The British Are Coming; JayEss; JayEss; Zoe Records

“Walking on the Stars”; Outta Space Love; Group 1 Crew; Manwell Reyes, Pablo Villatoro, Andy Anderson; Fervent Records/Word Records

Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year(Song; album; artist; writer; label)

“Christ Is Risen”; Alive Again; Matt Maher; Matt Maher, Mia Fieldes; Essential Records

“Great Are You Lord”; Fearless; Phillips, Craig & Dean; James Rueger, Tony Wood; INO Records

“I Feel a Song Coming On”; The Stage Is Bear; Ryan Seaton; Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey; IMC Records

“Joseph”; Because It’s Christmas; Jason Crabb; Don Poythress, Tony Wood; Spring Hill Music Group

“You Deliver Me”; You Deliver Me; Selah; Brian Nash, J. David Pearson, Mike Post; Curb Records

Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year(Song; album; artist; writer; label)

“Better Day”; Greatly Blessed; Gaither Vocal Band; Connie Harrington, Steve Dale Jones; Gaither Music Group

“Faithful One”; Room For More; Booth Brothers; Jim Brady, Barry Weeks, Tony Wood; Daywind

“I Thirst”; A Tribute to the Cathedral Quartet; Ernie Haase & Signature Sound; Beverly Lowry; Gaither Music Group

“Live With Jesus”; The Boys Are Back; Oak Ridge Boys; Paul Kennerley; Spring Hill Music Group

“Love Came Calling ”; Love Came Calling; Triumphant Quartet; Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey; Mansion Entertainment

Urban Recorded Song of the Year(Song; album; artist; writer; label)

“All I Need”; Just Love Deluxe; Brian Courtney Wilson; Stan Jones; Music World Gospel

“Finally”; Finally; Lowell Pye; Asaph A. Ward; Miralex Records

“He Knows”; All In One; Karen Clark Sheard; Kendall Hunter, James L. Moss, Paul D. Allen; Karew, EMI Gospel

“Life”; Life; Beckah Shae; Rebecca Shocklee, Jack Shocklee; Shae Shoc Records

“Wait On the Lord”; The British Are Coming; Lola Godheld; Lola Godheld; Zoe Records

Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year(Song; album; artist; writer; label)

“Favor”; A City Called Heaven; Shirley Caesar; David Frazier; Light Records, Shu-Bel Records

Go Tell It On The Mountain”; Because It’s Christmas; Jason Crabb; Public Domain; Spring Hill Music Group

– “Jesus Has Been This Way Before”; The British Are Coming; Beverly Moore; Beverly Moore; Zoe Records

“The Greatest Name”; Smokie Norful Presents; Victory Cathedral Choir; Smokie Norful; EMI Gospel, TreMyles Music

“The Master Plan”; The Master Plan; Tamela Mann; Tamela Mann, Myron Butler; Tillymann Music Group

Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year(Song; album; artist; writer; label)

“He Wants It All”; Get Ready; forever JONES; Dominique’ Jones; EMI Gospel

“I Choose to Worship”; Under an Open Heaven; Wess Morgan; Wess Morgan, Joseph Morgan; Bowtie World Music

“Nobody Greater”; Triumphant; VaShawn Mitchell, Darius Paulk; EMI Gospel

“The Best In Me”; Here I Am; Marvin Sapp; Marvin Sapp, Aaron Lindsey; Verity

“You Hold My World”; Love God. Love People.; Israel Houghton; Aaron Lindsey, Israel Houghton, Tommy Sims; Integrity Music

Worship Song of the Year( Song; writer; publisher (awards given to writer and publisher)

“Christ Is Risen”; Matt Maher, Mia Fieldes; Thankyou Music,, Hillsong Publishing

“Greatness of Our God”; Reuben Morgan, Jason Ingram, Stuart Garrard; Shout! Publishing, Sony ATV

“How Great Is the Love”; Meredith Andrews, Jacob Sooter, Paul Baloche; Word Music, Integrity’s Hosanna Music, LeadWorship Songs

“How He Loves”; John Mark McMillan; Integrity Music

“Our God”; Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman, Jesse Reeves, Chris Tomlin; Thankyou Music, sixsteps Music, Songs, Said and Done Music, Vamos Publishing, Jonas Myrin/SHOUT! Publishing

Dove Awards in Album Categories are given to the Artist and Producer, if other than the Artist.

Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year(Album; artist; producer; label)

Between Two Worlds; Trip Lee; DJ Official, J.R, Joseph Priclozny, Trip Lee; Reach Records

Outta Space Love; Group 1 Crew; David Garcia, Andy Anderson, Christopher Stevens; BEC Recordings

Rapture Ruckus; Rapture Ruckus; Joe Baldridge, Rapture and Nic Manders; BEC Recordings

Rehab; Lacrae; Cheesebeats, PK, Benjah, J.R, Alex Medina, Sky; Reach Records

Sex, Drugs and Self-Control; John Reuben; John Reuben and Seth Earnest; Gotee Records

Traditional Gospel Album of the Year(Album; artist; producer; label)

A City Called Heaven; Shirley Caesar; James Robinson, Shirley Caesar, Michael Mathis; Light Records/Shu-Bel Records

At the Revival; Mighty Clouds Of Joy; Raphael Saadiq & Donald Degrate; EMI Gospel

Smokie Norful Presents; Victory Cathedral Choir; Jason Tyson & Smokie Norful for One World Productions; TreMyles/EMI Gospel

The Master Plan; Tamela Mann; David & Tamela Mann, Myron Butler, Terrell Carter; Tillymann Music Group

Waymaker; The Original Messengers; Darrell Luster; 4 Winds/Malaco

Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year(Album; artist; producer; label)

Get Ready; forever JONES; Tommy Sims; EMI Gospel

Gospel According to Jazz 3; Kirk Whalum; Kirk Whalum; Ryko

Here I Am; Marvin Sapp; Aaron Lindsey; Verity Gospel Music Group

Love God. Love People.; Israel Houghton; Israel Houghton, Aaron Lindsey, Tommy Sims; Integrity Music

Triumphant; VaShawn Mitchell; VaShawn Mitchell & Daniel Weatherspoon; EMI Gospel

Special Event Album of the Year( Album; artist; producer; label)

One Voice – Every Tribe, Tongue & Nation; Bishop John Francis, Warryn Campbell, David Daniels, Rance Allen, Faye Simpson, Mal Pope, Tony Momrelle, Cie & Charlie Rose, Tre Sheppard, Kierra Kiki Sheard, Israel Houghton, Priscilla Jones-Campbell, Lou Fellingham, Erica Campbell, Jason Bailey, David Copeland, Shaun Escoffery, Noel Robinson, David Ruis, Martin Smith, Brenton Brown, LaDonna Haley-Peters, Neville Diedericks, El Trio De Hoy, Nu Colours, Darlene Zschech, Ian Pitter; Les Moir, Lawrence Johnson, Ken Pennell; Survivor Records/EMI Gospel

Passion: Awakening; Chris Tomlin, Kristian Stanfill, David Crowder*Band, Christy Nockels, Charlie Hall, Matt Redman, Fee, Hillsong United; Nathan Nockels; Sparrow Records/sixstepsrecords

Rock Of Ages; Ben Graham, Caitlin Evanson, Eric Mizelle, Joseph Rojas, Josh Smith; Rob Hawkins/Brandon Ebel; BEC Recordings

Sweetpea’s Songs for Girls; VeggieTales; Laura Neutzling; Big Idea

The British Are Coming; All About Christ, Beverly Moore, Chan, Commission, Dwayne Tryumf, Elizabeth, Faith Child, Four Kornerz, G Force, Gospophilia 3, Guvna B, Issac Odeniran, Jahaziel, Jayess, Little Debbie Dee, Lola Godhead, Matthew Allen, Ni-Cola, Sam Moore, Simply Andy, Uic; Yemi Adeshina, Isaac Odeniran, Uzo Anyia; Zoe Records

Congratulations and Blessings  to  All The Nominees.

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