Posted August 23, 2013 by Special to The Underground in Culture

And the nominees for the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards are……

 And the nominees for the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards are......


The 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards nominations are in….. *cue in drumrolls*

The nominations which was announced recently sees a host of the best of the best in the Christian gospel music genre. We are glad to see a few of our favorites dominate, as well as a few of the underdogs. Chris Tomlin, Tamela Mann, Passion, Tasha Cobbs, Lecrae, Toby Mac all gained numerous nominations.

Chris Tomlin, TobyMac, Francesca Battistelli, Lecrae, and Tamela Mann were all nominated in the artist of the year category.

Colton Dixon the American Idol contestant earned a mini nation in the best new artist category along side Capital Kings, for King and Country, the Rhett Walker band and the Break Ever Chain singer Tasha Cobbs.

Tasha Cobbs also gains several other nominations for the song “Break Every Chain” which was first covered by Jesus Culture. Speaking of Jesus Culture Chris Quila, Kim Walker Smith and co. along side Martin Smith also got nominated.

Lecrae, meanwhile, who already earned his first Grammy in February for his outstanding “Gravity” release, will see if the album will have similar success in the Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year category, where he’ll compete with label mates Trip Lee (“The Good Life”) and  Andy Mineo (“Heroes for Sale”), as well as KJ-52 (“Dangerous”) and Manafest (“Fighter”).

The Dove Awards will take place at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville.Click here  for ticket info. The show will be broadcast at 8 p.m. Oct. 21 on the Up! Television Network.
Eligible works were released between Nov. 1, 2011 and April 30, 2013. Check out the full list of nominees and  share your thoughts with us.
Did your favorite get left out? Did you favorite get nominated?