45th Annual GMA Dove Award Nominees



Mandisa, Hillsong United, Wayne Haun, Lecae, Matt Maher and Casting Crowns are among the artists leading the 45th annual Dove Award nominees for 2014. The nominations were announced Wednesday (Aug. 13) at Nashville’s Allen Arena at Lipscomb University.

At the launch of the press conference, president and Executive Director of the Gospel Music Association Jackie Patillo welcomed Lipscomb University president Randy Lowry, thanking him for the university’s commitment to the GMA. The Dove Awards will be held Oct. 7 at Lipscomb University in Nashville.

Nominations presenters included TobyMac, Gordon Mote, Natalie Grant, Karen Peck, Wayne Haun, Love and the Outcome, and Flame.

TBN will be the Dove Awards’ broadcast partner this year, ensuring that viewers from around the world can tune in to watch the 45th annual awards.

45th Annual Dove Awards nominees:

Artist of the Year
Casting Crowns
Hillsong United

Song of the Year

“Fix My Eyes” – for KING & COUNTRY, (writers) Seth Mosley, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone (publishers) CentricSongs/2 Hour Songs/Warner Tamerlane/Kilns Music/Shankel Songs/WB Music Corp/Method To The Madness
“Hello My Name Is” – Matthew West, (writer) Matthew West (publishers) Songs of Southside Independent Music Publishing/External Combustion Music/Songs for Delaney/Warner/Chappell Music, LLC
“Hurricane” – Natalie Grant, (writers) Natalie Grant, Matt Bronleewe, Cindy Morgan (publisher) SeeSee Bubba Songs/Tunes Of R And T Direct/Razor & Tie Music Publishing, LLC/Sony/ATV Timber Publishing/Forest For The Trees Music/Checkpointchicky Music/Seems Like Music/Music Services
“I Can Trust Him” – The Perrys, (writers) Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey, (publishers) PsalmSinger Music/DaySpring Music/Songs From The Inside
“Lord I Need You” – Matt Maher, (writers) Christy Nockels, Daniel Carson, Jesse Reeves, Kristian Stanfill, Matt Maher, (publishers) sixsteps Music/Sweater Weather Music/Thankyou Music/Valley Of Songs Music/worshiptogether.comsongs/EMI Christian Music Publishing
“Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” – Hillsong UNITED, (writers) Matt Crocker, Joel Houston, Salomon Ligthelm (publisher) Hillsong Music Publishing/EMICMGPublishing.com
“Overcomer” – Mandisa, (writers) David Garcia, Christopher Stevens, Ben Glover (publishers) Ariose Music/9T One Songs/Meaux Mercy/LarryDavid Music/Capitol CMG Publishing/Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing/D Soul Music
“Revival” – Karen Peck and New River, (writers) Kenna Turner West, Karen Peck Gooch, Don Poythress (publishers) Christian Taylor Music/ClearBox Rights/Integrity Worship Music/Eight Oaks Music/Karen Peck Music
“Say Amen” – Brian Free & Assurance, (writers) Jason Cox, Michael Farren, Kenna Turner West, (publishers) Christian Taylor Music/Winding Way Music/ClearBox Rights/Farren Love and War Music/Wordspring Music
“That’s Why” – Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, (writers) Ernie Haase, Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey, (publishers) Ernie Sig Sound Music/Hefton Hill Music/PsalmSinger Music/Universal Music-Brentwood Benson Songs

Rock Album
Fear Inside Our Bones, The Almost
Proof of Life, Scott Stapp
Release the Panic, Re-calibrated, Red
Rise, Skillet
We As Human, We As Human

Pop/Contemporary Album
As Sure As The Sun, Ellie Holcomb
If We’re Honest, Francesca Battistelli
Overcomer, Mandisa
Thrive, Casting Crowns
We Are Young and Free, Hillsong Young and Free

Praise and Worship Album of the Year
Home, Kim Walker Smith and Skyler Smith
Kingdom Come, Bryan and Katie Torwalt
Majestic, Kari Jobe
Passion: Take It All, Passion
We Are Young and Free, Hillsong Young and Free

Traditional Gospel Album
Duets, Donnie McClurkin
Greater Than Before, Dexter Walker
In The Sanctuary, Temple of Deliverance Womens’ Choir
Moving Forward, Darnell Davis & the Remnant
Withholding Nothing, William McDowell

New Artist of the Year
1 Girl Nation
Andy Mineo
Ellie Holcomb
Hillsong Young and Free
Love and The Outcome

Contemporary Christian Performance of the Year
“Fix My Eyes,” for King and Country
“Hurricane,” Natalie Grant
“Oceans (Where Feet May Fail),” Hillsong United
“Overcomer,” Mandisa
“Lord I Need You,” Matt Maher

For a full list of nominees, visit doveawards.com.


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