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2011 Dove Award Nominations

By Hannah Goodwyn Producer – NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 42nd Dove Awards is moving South, to Atlanta, Ga. The nominees for this year's top awards were announced last Wednesday. Chris Tomlin and TobyMac lead the pack with six nominations. New solo artist Jason Crabb has five nominations, one for Artist of the Year. Atlanta-based rock group Third Day has four nods, one for "Lift Up Your Face" in the Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year and another for Move in the Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year category. MIKESCHAIR, Matt Maher, and Francesca Battistelli also garnered four nominations each.

This year's host is The View's Sherri Shepherd and will be filmed at Atlanta's historic Fox Theater. The Christian music awards night is set to air on gmc on Easter Sunday, April 24 at 7 p.m., EST.

Song of the Year

All of Creation” by MercyMe
Beautiful, Beautiful” by Francesca Battistelli
Get Back Up” by TobyMac
Hold My Heart” by Tenth Avenue North
Lead Me” by Sanctus Real
Let the Waters Rise” by MIKESCHAIR
Love Come Calling” by Triumphant Quartet
Our God” by 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

Artist of the Year

Francesca Battistelli
Jason Crabb
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Natalie Grant
Marvin Sapp
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.

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2010 Dove Award Winners

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