44th Dove Awards

CAPITOL CMG LABEL GROUP SECURES 39 NOMINATIONS FOR UPCOMING 44th ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS

Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin, Hillsong, TobyMac Receive Multiple Nods Each

23 August 2013 – Nashville, Tenn – Capitol CMG Label Group garnered a total of 39 Dove nominations for the upcoming 44th Annual Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Awards. The nominations were announced at the GMA’s Dove Awards press conference, held at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena.
The top Capitol CMG Label Group artist nominees for the Dove Awards are Chris Tomlin and Matt Redman each receiving nine nods and Hillsong receiving five. TobyMac, who also walked away with five nominations, joins Tomlin as Artist of the Year nominees. Colton Dixon, David Crowder*Band and Jeremy Camp each received two nods. Matthew West, Sanctus Real, Josh Wilson and Kari Jobe were also recognized with nominations.
“Capitol CMG Label Group is thrilled to celebrate with our artists and their Dove nominations,” comments Peter York, President, Capitol CMG Label Group. “Our artists’ passion is to connect with their fans through their music and ministry, and it is an honor to see them recognized by their peers for this work with these nominations. It will be a special night celebrating our industry in October.”
Capitol CMG Label Group artist Mandisa was on hand to help host the nominees at today’s press conference. Mandisa was also joined by fellow artists Francesca Battistelli, Jason Crabb, James Fortune, Tenth Avenue North, Rhett Walker, and more.
The Capitol CMG Label Group Dove highlights are as follows:

Artist of the Year
TobyMac
Chris Tomlin

Song of the Year
“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)” – Matt Redman
"Forgiveness" - Matthew West
“One Thing Remains” – Kristian Stanfill
“Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies)” – Chris Tomlin

Songwriter Of The Year
Matt Redman
Toby McKeehan

New Artist of the Year
Colton Dixon

Contemporary Christian Performance of the Year
“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)” – Matt Redman

Rock/Contemporary Song of the Year
“Afterlife” - Switchfoot
“Reckless” - Jeremy Camp
“Never Gone” – Colton Dixon

Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year
A Messenger – Colton Dixon
Give Us Rest or (A Requiem Mass In C [The Happiest of All Keys]) – David Crowder*Band
Reckless – Jeremy Camp
Run – Sanctus Real

Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year
“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)” – Matt Redman

Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year
Burning Lights – Chris Tomlin
Eye On It – TobyMac

Praise & Worship Song of the Year
“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)” – Matt Redman
“One Thing Remains” – Kristian Stanfill
“Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)” – Chris Tomlin

Praise & Worship Album of the Year
Burning Lights – Chris Tomlin
Passion: Let The Future Begin
Passion: White Flag

Spanish Language Album of the Year
Donde Te Encuentro – Kari Jobe
Global Project Espanol – Hillsong

Special Event Album of the Year
Passion: Let The Future Begin
Passion: White Flag

Christmas Album of the Year
Noel – Josh Wilson
We Have A Savior – Hillsong

Children’s Music Album of the Year
Crazy Noise – Hillsong Kids Jr.

Recorded Music Packaging of the Year
Eye On It – TobyMac
Give Us Rest or (A Requiem Mass In C [The Happiest of All Keys]) - David Crowder*Band

Short Form Video of the Year
“Eye On It” – TobyMac (feat. Britt Nicole)
“Gold” – Britt Nicole

Long Form Video of the Year
Cornerstone –Hillsong LIVE
Hillsong UNITED: Live in Miami –Hillsong UNITED

The 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards will be handed out on Tuesday, October 15th at Nashville’s Allen Arena on the Lipscomb University campus. Tickets to the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards are on sale now at www.gospelmusic.org.

The GMA Dove Awards, gospel music’s biggest night of the year, featuring artists from every style of gospel/Christian music coming together for a night of music and celebration, will be broadcast on the UP! Network in October. Airdate will be announced shortly. The complete nominations list is at www.doveawards.com
About Capitol Christian Music Group:
Capitol Christian Music Group is the world’s leading Christian Music company and market leader in recorded music, distribution, and music publishing. Part of Universal Music’s Capitol Music Group, Capitol CMG Label Group operates several divisions including Capitol CMG Label Group (Sparrow Records, ForeFront Records, Credential Recordings, sixstepsrecords, Hillsong), EMI Gospel, Capitol Christian Distribution and Capitol CMG Publishing. Led by President and CEO Bill Hearn and a strong executive team of long-time Christian and Gospel music veterans, Capitol Christian Music Group is characterized by a strong commitment to artists and songwriters, one another, our customer and community service. www.capitolcmglabelgroup.com