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TOOTH&NAIL RECORDS/BEC RECORDINGS/SOLID STATE RECORDS CONGRATULATES 2010 DOVE AWARD NOMINEES

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TOOTH&NAIL RECORDS/BEC RECORDINGS/SOLID STATE RECORDS CONGRATULATES 2010 DOVE AWARD NOMINEES

Seattle, WA...February 18, 2009...Today the 41st Annual Gospel Music Awards nominees were announced at the Belmont University Curb Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee.  Among the categories announced were 16 nominations for Tooth & Nail Records / BEC Recordings / Solid State Records’ artists and projects including four “Album” of the year and three “Song” of the year nominations in the respective categories.

Also included in the nominations today were two “Male Vocalist of the Year” with Jeremy Camp and Bebo Norman as well as three “Recorded Music Packaging” nominations for the label. The nomination press conference was also hosted by a list of Dove and Grammy nominated artists including BEC Recordings’ Jeremy Camp.

Tooth&Nail Records, BEC Recordings, and Solid State Records are excited about 2010 and the releases that will be coming out soon such as Demon Hunter, Adie Camp, The Classic Crime, and new artists The Letter Black and The Museum, as well as a new project this year from Jeremy Camp and many others to be announced.

2010 41st GMA Dove Nominees:

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Jeremy Camp
Bebo Norman

RAP / HIP HOP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
"End of my Rope" KJ-52

ROCK RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
"Bring Me To Life" Thousand Foot Krutch

INSPIRATIONAL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
"The Only Hope" Bebo Norman

RAP / HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
"Five Two Television" KJ-52

ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR
"Welcome to the Masquerade" Thousand Foot Krutch

ROCK/CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
"It Is Well" Kutless

POP/CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
"Speaking Louder Than Before" Jeremy Camp

RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING
"Live Life Loud"  Hawk Nelson
"Lost In The Sound Of Separation (Deluxe)"  Underoath
"It's All Crazy" mewithoutYou

CHRISTMAS ALBUM OF THE YEAR
"The Family Force 5 Christmas Pageant" Family Force 5

SHORT FORM VIDEO OF THE YEAR
"Live Life Loud" Hawk Nelson
"Too Bright To See" Underoath

LONG FORM MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
"45 Days"  Demon Hunter

The 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN.  The awards will be televised on GMC on Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 8 PM EST.

About Tooth & Nail Records:
What began in a bedroom over a decade ago has grown organically to become the enthusiastic support system behind many of the most important rock bands operating, including Underoath, Emery, Hawk Nelson, Thousand Foot Krutch and The Almost. With headquarters in Seattle and offices in Nashville, Tennessee and elsewhere, Tooth & Nail Records is also the parent company to Solid State Records (Demon Hunter, Haste The Day) and BEC Recordings (Jeremy Camp, Kutless).  Label founder Brandon Ebel became immersed in the network of musicians, clubs, fanzines and promoters who were making waves with bands whose positive messages (whether translated through melodic punk or heavy rock) and creative, inspired music. Driven to this unique perspective, the music press has caught on and embraced many T&N bands the kids already knew. With new signings like Family Force 5, The Letter Black, Sent By Ravens and The Becoming injecting fresh life into the company, Tooth & Nail continues to be a vital, dominant presence in the contemporary music scene. For more information, visit www.toothandnail.com .

About BEC Recordings:
Originally launched as a more commercially minded side of Tooth & Nail Records in 1997, BEC Recordings has since expanded with its own identity into one of the music industry’s most celebrated imprints. BEC Recordings was placed on the map with artists such as Jeremy Camp,  KJ-52, and Kutless when the label began to receive significant CHR or AC radio attention.  BEC artists soon became a staple at both formats.  Outside of breaking through in multiple radio formats (a trend that continued with Hawk Nelson, Adie, Seventh Day Slumber, Bebo Norman and many more) BEC also branched out to audiences from all walks of life, as evidenced by its increased presence in literally every facet of pop culture (including movie soundtracks, major retailer advertising campaigns and countless package tours). For more information on BEC Recordings, visit www.becrecordings.com .