41st ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED TODAY
JARS OF CLAY, SKILLET, MATT MAHER AND
JASON CRABB LEAD ARTIST NOMINATIONS
Artist of the Year Nominees are Casting Crowns, tobyMac, Mary Mary,
Jars of Clay, Francesca Battistelli, Skillet and Jason Crabb
Group of the Year Nominees Include Skillet, Casting Crowns, Gaither Vocal Band, Jars of Clay, Hezekiah Walker & The Love Fellowship Crusade Choir, NEEDTOBREATHE,
Kari Jobe, Crystal Aikin, Bluetree, Jonny Diaz, Revive, Sidewalk Prophets and
Brian Courtney Wilson Recognized in New Artist of the Year Category
Of the 43 categories, nominees in 23 categories of the Dove Awards were announced at a press conference today in
The 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at
Ole Opry House and televised nationwide on gmc (http://www.gmclife.com), Sunday, April 25, 2010 from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. EST. While the awards are the purpose of the show, music performances will definitely share center stage at the GMA Dove Awards, showcasing some of gospel music’s hottest and most diverse artists.
Dove Awards will be handed out in 43 categories. Dove Awards nominations go to recordings released during the eligibility year November 1, 2008 through October 31, 2009 and voted on by the members of the GMA. The complete nominations list is available at both www.gospelmusic.org and www.doveawards.com.
Tickets to the 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards are currently on sale through the
Founded in 1964, the Gospel Music Association serves as the face and voice for the Christian/Gospel music community and is dedicated to exposing, promoting and celebrating the Gospel through music of all styles including Pop, Rock, Praise & Worship, Urban Gospel, R&B, Hip Hop, Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, Country and more.
The GMA community consists of more than 2,200 members including agents, artists, church leaders, managers, promoters, radio personnel, record company executives, retailers, songwriters and other industry visionaries. The GMA produces the GMA Dove Awards, GMA Dove Week and IMMERSE. For more on supporting the GMA or becoming a member, please visit www.gospelmusic.org or contact the GMA directly at 615.277.1376.
gmc is the fastest-growing network in television and can be seen in 46 million homes on various cable systems around the country, on DIRECTV on channel 338 and on Verizon FiOS on channel 224. www.gmclife.com
Belmont University Service Corps provided several volunteers to assist with today’s event. Service
Corps is an organization comprised of students from Belmont’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business. Service Corps members strive to make positive and lasting contributions to the music industry by dedicating their time and energy to numerous causes and events in exchange for hands-on industry experience.
Named one of the top two “Schools to Watch” in the nation by U.S. News & World Report,
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