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February 18, 2011

Tomlin, TobyMac Lead Dove Nominees

The two artists received six nods apiece for the GMA Dove Awards, to be held April 20

TobyMac and Chris Tomlin received six nominations apiece for the 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards, to be held April 20 at Atlanta's Fox Theatre -- the first time the event has been held outside of Memphis or Nashville. Jason Crabb nabbed five nominations, and Francesca Battistelli four.

Joining Tomlin and Crabb as nominees for Male Vocalist of the year are Chris August, Doug Anderson, Brandon Heath, Israel Houghton, and Marvin Sapp. Joining Battistelli as noms for Female Vocalist of the Year are Audrey Assad, Natalie Grant, Britt Nicole, Janet Paschal, Kerrie Roberts, and Laura Story. Nominated for Group of the Year are Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Gaither Vocal Band, Mercy Me, Mikes Chair, Sidewalk Prophets, and Tenth Avenue North. For a complete list of nominees, click here.

According to a GMA press release, the event will be delayed broadcast on GMC on Easter Sunday, April 24, at 7 p.m. Comedian and talk show host Sherri Shepherd of The View will host the Dove Awards.


BIG question...Why do you think Amy Grant received only a nomination for video of the year? Her album and the song, "Better Than a Hallelujah," were great and well received and popular. And, her voice was as good as ever for a female vocalist nod. Is she still out of the GMA's good graces when it comes to the actual awards (though she's performed at the Dove's the past years)?
Sorry, it was just really surprising to not see more nominations considering the level of response the album and song got.