from Lynn McCain @ McCain & Company
(indy publicist for many Ardent artists):
rec'd 1/31 @ 4:45pm


ARDENT RECORDS ARTISTS RECEIVE 8 DOVE NOMINATIONS
Big Tent Revival's "Choose Life" Tapped for Song of the Year Nomination

Memphis, TN -- Ardent Records recording artists garnered 8 Dove Award nominations when the Gospel Music Association announced nominations for the 31st Annual Dove Awards recently. Steve Wiggins of {{Big Tent Revival}} (with writing partner Bill Batstone) was nominated in the Song of the Year category for the title song of BTR's popular current project ==Choose Life==.

New artist {{All Together Separate}} received three nominations for their self-titled 1999 debut project. The nominations came in the categories of Rock Album of the Year, Enhanced CD and Recorded Music Packaging. Another new artist, {{Clear}}, received a nomination for Enhanced CD for their self-titled 1998 debut project.

Veteran artists {{Smalltown Poets}} and {{Skillet}} also received Dove Award nominations - Smalltown Poets for Enhanced CD and Recorded Music Packaging for their ==Listen Closely== project, and Skillet for Modern Rock/Alternative Song of the Year for "Suspended in You" from their ==Hey You, I Love Your Soul== CD.

Winners of the 31st Annual Dove Awards will be announced via a television broadcast to be held at Nashville's historic Grand Old Opry House on Thursday, April 20 at 8:00 p.m. (CST). The show will be hosted by Kathie Lee Gifford, and will be produced live by award-winning High Five Entertainment and televised nationwide through a syndication arrangement with Central City Productions.

Ardent Records releases albums through EMI Christian Music Group and maintains a strategic relationship with Forefront Records.

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