Nashville, USA — Rapper Lecrae and bombastic rockers For King & Country top the list of nominees for the 46th annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards.
The association and a crew of Christian music artists announced the nominees at Nashville’s Lipscomb University, which will host the awards on Oct. 13, 2015 at Allen Arena.
Lecrae, whose 2014 album, “Anomaly,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart, leads with seven nominations, while the Australian-born, Nashville-based For King and Country follows with five. Crowder, Chris Tomlin and Matt Maher each have four.
Lecrae and For King and Country are both artist of the year nominees, alongside Francesca Battistelli, Kari Jobe and Mercy Me.
Tickets are $35-$200 and on sale at www.doveawards.com
2015 Dove Awards top nominees
Artist of the Year: For King and Country, Francesca Battistelli, Kari Jobe, Lecrae, Mercy Me
New Artist of the Year: About A Mile, Danny Gokey, I Am They, Lauren Daigle, NF
Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year: Chris Tomlin, For King and Country, Hillsong UNITED, Lecrae, MercyMe
Southern Gospel Artist of the Year: Booth Brothers, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Gaither Vocal Band, The Collingsworth Family, The Isaacs
Gospel Artist of the Year: Erica Campbell, Fred Hammond, Israel & New Breed, Jonathan McReynolds, Tamela Mann, Tasha Cobbs
For the full list of nominees, visit www.doveawards.com.
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