Saturday, February 20, 2010

Dove Award Nominees (And My Predictions...)

Coming Wednesday, April 21, 2010 is the biggest night in all of Christian music- the 41st annual Dove Awards! Here's your Jay-the-man to give you some of the nominees this year as well as his personal predictions... (ones in bold are my predictions)
Song of the Year songs (among others):
"By Your Side"; Tenth Avenue North
"Free To Be Me"; Francesca Battistelli
"I Will Rise"; Chris Tomlin
"Let The Waters Rise"; MIKESCHAIR
"Revelation Song"; Phillips, Craig & Dean
"Two Hands"; Jars of Clay
Male Vocalist of the Year
Jeremy Camp
Brandon Heath
Bebo Norman
Mark Schultz
Female Vocalist of the Year
Francesca Battistelli
Natalie Grant
Laura Story
Group of the Year
Casting Crowns
Jars of Clay
Tenth Avenue North
Artist of the Year
Francesca Battistelli
Casting Crowns
Jason Crabb
Jars of Clay
Mary Mary
New Artist of the Year
Crystal Aikin
Jonny Diaz*
Kari Jobe
Sidewalk Prophets*
Brian Courtney Wilson
Producer of the Year
Ed Cash
Ian Eskelin*
Wayne Haun
Bernie Herms*
Jason Ingram, Rusty Varenkamp
Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year
"End Of My Rope"; Five-Two Television; KJ-52
"Movin'"; Ordinary Dreamers; Group 1 Crew
Rock Recorded Song of the Year
"Bring Me To Life"; Welcome To The Masquerade; Thousand Foot Krutch
"Fight Inside"; Innocence & Instinct; Red
"Hero"; Awake; Skillet
"Mess of Me"; Hello Hurricane; Switchfoot
"Mystery of You"; Innocence & Instinct; Red
Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year
"Always"; Hello Hurricane; Switchfoot
"Can't Take Away"; MIKESCHAIR*
"How He Loves"; Church Music; David Crowder*Band*
"Lay 'Em Down"; The Outsiders; NEEDTOBREATHE
"You Gave Me A Promise"; Unbreakable; Fireflight
Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year
"City On Our Knees"; Tonight; tobyMac
"Free To Be Me"; My Paper Heart; Francesca Battistelli
"My Deliverer"; Freedom; Mandisa
"Until The Whole World Hears"; Until The Whole World Hears; Casting Crowns
Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year
"Hosanna"; You Deliver Me; Selah
"Jesus Saves"; Jesus Saves Live; Travis Cottrell
"Since The World Began"; Glory Revealed II: The Word of God in Worship
"The Only Hope"; Bebo Norman; Bebo Norman
Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year
Every Prayer"; The Power of One; Israel Houghton
"Souled Out"; Souled Out; Hezekiah Walker & LFC
Worship Song of the Year
"Alive Again"; Matt Maher, Jason Ingram
"Hosanna"; Paul Baloche
"I Will Rise"; Chris Tomlin; Louie Giglio, Chris Tomlin, Matt Maher, Jesse Reeves
"New Song We Sing"; Meredith Andrews, Jason Ingram, Keith Everette Smith
"Revelation Song"; Jennie Lee Riddle
Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year
Five Two Television; KJ-52
Now Is Not Forever; B.Reith
Reiterate; Grits
The Big Picture; Da' TRUTH
Rock Album of the Year
Awake; Skillet
Constellations; August Burns Red
Crash; Decyfer Down
Innocence and Instinct; Red
Searchlights; Abandon
Welcome To The Masquerade; Thousand Foot Krutch
Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year
Church Music; David Crowder*Band
Confessions; Pillar
It Is Well; Kutless (I hope!)
Love & War; BarlowGirl
Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year
Come Alive; Mark Schultz
Speaking Louder Than Before; Jeremy Camp
The Long Fall Back To Earth; Jars of Clay
These Simple Truths; Sidewalk Prophets
Inspirational Album of the Year
Fearless; Phillips, Craig & Dean
Jesus Saves Live; Travis Cottrell
Live At Oak Tree: Aaron & Amanda Crabb
You Deliver Me; Selah
Special Event Album of the Year
Compassion Art: Creating Freedom From Poverty
Fireproof Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Glory Revealed II: The Word of God In Worship
Hip Hope Hits 2009
Recorded Music Packaging
Live Life Loud; Hawk Nelson*
Lost In The Sound of Separation (Deluxe); Underoath
It's All Crazy; Me Without You
Forget and Not Slow Down; Relient K
Long Fall Back To Earth; Jars of Clay*
Short Form Video of the Year
Beautiful Ending; Barlowgirl*
Free To Be Me; Francesca Battistelli
Hero; Skillet
Live Life Loud; Hawk Nelson
Lose My Soul; tobyMac featuring Kirk Franklin, Mandisa
Monster; Skillet*
Too Bright To See; Underoath
Wait and See; Brandon Heath*
* indicates a hard decision between two.
WHEW! I finally got through them- and those are only the most important! Let me know what you think, and be sure to check back to see if I am right! :D
(Sorry for the terrible Blogger formating...)


  1. Best wishes! :D Your predictions look very good. I do wish that Megan Garrett of Casting Crowns had been nominated as Female Vocalist... she's awesome!

  2. RE: your recorded music packaging choices. Though I enjoy each one of them I feel the Hawk Nelson and Jars of Clay covers are more reflective of cultural stereotypes/trends than they are setting new standards.

    My choice is the Me Without You album for it's intriguing cover that pulls you in with unique art.

    Thanks for your post!

  3. Alice: Yeah, I agree! I think there are several female and male artists that should have nominations (Janna Long, Mark Hall, Jon Micah--just to name a few). Hopefully my predictions are correct! :D

    Bethany: Thanks for sharing your thoughts. You're probably right about this one. Now I can't wait to find out who is going to win! Thanks again for coming by and leaving your comment. God bless.


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