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Dove Awards Press Release Roundup

  • 2000 2 Feb
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Dove Awards Press Release Roundup
As part of our expanded Dove Awards coverage, we're pleased to be able to let you see some of the press coverage that is generated from within the Christian music industry surrounding the show. It's interesting to see what artists are featured, and which nominations are highlighted. It becomes easy to see that many things are positioned with a certain slant that communicates what a particular company values.

Does this affect how you view the artists, or their labels?
Does it affect how you view the awards?

Please tell us your thoughts in our special
2000 DOVES Forum
now!


Dove Awards Press Releases:



from Velvet Rousseau @ Newsboys' Management company:
rec'd 1/26 @ 3:23pm


CONGRATULATIONS BEANBAG FOR YOUR
DOVE AWARD NOMINATIONS ON YOUR DEBUT RECORD!!

HARD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR -- FREE SIGNAL

HARD MUSIC SONG OF THE YEAR - WHIPLASH



from Jay Swartzendruber @ Squint Entertainment:
rec'd 1/26 @ 3:42pm


Comrades,

During GMA's Dove Award Nominations press conference this afternoon, these Squint artists were honored in the following categories:

Artist of the Year:
SIXPENCE NONE THE RICHER
Group of the Year:
SIXPENCE NONE THE RICHER
Female Vocalist of the Year:
LEIGH NASH (Sixpence None the Richer)
Song of the Year:
"BASIC INSTRUCTIONS" by BURLAP TO CASHMERE
Hard Music Recorded Song:
"MIA" by CHEVELLE
Hard Music Album:
POINT #1 by CHEVELLE
Short Form Music Video:
"MIA" by JONATHAN RICHTER for CHEVELLE
Special Event Album:
STREAMS featuring BURLAP TO CASHMERE and SIXPENCE NONE THE RICHER



from Derek Jones @ Rocketown Records:
rec'd 1/26 @ 7:56pm


ROCKETOWN RECORDS GARNERS 11 GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION DOVE AWARD NOMINATIONS
New Artist Ginny Owens earns five nominations with her debut Rocketown Records release, WITHOUT CONDITION

(Franklin, TN) - At a press conference held today in Nashville, Tenn., Rocketown Records received 11 nominations for the Gospel Music Association's 31st Annual Dove Awards. New artist Ginny Owens earned five nominations with her debut Rocketown project, WITHOUT CONDITION, which released in July 1999. Chris Rice, the GMA's 1999 Male Vocalist of the Year, was again nominated in that category.

Husband-and-wife duo Watermark (Nathan and Christy Nockels) received a nomination for New Artist of the Year.

for more Rocketown click here



from Rick Hoganson @ Hoganson Media Relations
(indy publicist for many Essential artists):
rec'd 1/28 @ 7:07pm


Third Day Receives Four Dove Award Nominations this Week,
Including its First Nomination for "Group of the Year"

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) January 28, 2000 - Atlanta rock band Third Day, recently nominated for its second Grammy Award and honored for its twelfth No. 1 radio single, has garnered four Dove Award nominations this week from the Gospel Music Association. The band has been honored for "Group of the
Year," "Song of the Year," "Rock Song of the Year" and "Rock Album of the Year."

for more Third Day click here



from Rick Hoganson @ Hoganson Media Relations
(indy publicist for many Essential artists):
rec'd 1/28 @ 7:15pm


FFH Receives "Best New Artist" and "Best Pop/Cotemporary Song" Dove Award Nominations

(Nashville, Tenn.) January 28, 2000 -Essential Records' breakout group of the year, {{FFH}}, has received two prestigious Dove Award nominations from the Gospel Music Association, including "Best New Artist" and "Best Pop/Contemporary Song" for One Of These Days from its best-selling recording, ==I Want To Be Like You==. Announced this week during a press conference in Nashville, the nominations were foreshadowed by the numerous radio stations, polled by the publishers of Christian Research Report/The CCM Update, already naming FFH the "Best New Artist" of 1999.

for more FFH click here



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==.

for more Ardent click here



from dctalkmail@dctalk.com:
rec'd 1/31 @ 5:46pm


A FLOCK OF DOVES -- Just in case you haven't already heard -- nominations for the 31st annual Dove Awards were announced this week in Nashville, and dc Talk came through with flying colors. Toby received the top honors with a total of 10 nominations, signifying not only his part in dc Talk, but also his production and songwriting for artists on the Gotee label. This was the third year (second in a row) Toby has received the top number of nods from the Gospel Music Association. As part of {{dc Talk}}, Toby, Michael & Kevin were nominated for the following:

Song of the Year - "Consume Me"
Rock Recorded Song - "Supernatural"
Special Event Album - The Prince of Egypt
Short Form Music Video - "Consume Me"
Long Form Music Video - The Supernatural Experience



from Lynn McCain @ McCain & Company
(indy publicist for many GospoCentric artists):
rec'd 2/1 @ 2:15pm


GOSPEL GANGSTAZ RECEIVE TWO DOVE AWARD NOMINATIONS
For Debut B-Rite Music Release

Memphis, TN -- B-Rite Music recording artist the {{Gospel Gangstaz}} received two Dove Award nominations when the Gospel Music Association announced nominations for the 31st Annual Dove Awards recently. The Gospel Gangstaz were nominated in the Rap/Hip Hop/Dance Recorded Album of the Year category for their debut B-Rite Music project, ==I Can See Clearly Now==. They were also nominated in the Rap/Hip Hop/Dance Recorded Song of the Year category for the song "I'll Be Good" from that project.

for more Gospel Gangstaz click here



from Matt Williams/Rachel Murphy @ Myrrh Records:
rec'd 2/1 @ 6:17pm


TEN MYRRH RECORDS ARTISTS GARNER DOVE AWARD NOMINATIONS
MYRRH ARTISTS RECEIVE TOTAL OF 18 NOMINATIONS

NASHVILLE, TN: Ten of Myrrh Records' 16 artists received Dove Award nominations recently as the Gospel Music Association announced finalists for the 31st Annual Dove Awards. Spanning a wide variety of musical genres, Myrrh Records 18 nominations covered the Urban, Inspirational, Instrumental and Spanish language categories, as well as the coveted categories of "Song of the Year," "Male Vocalist of the Year," "Female Vocalist of the Year," and "Songwriter of the Year," among others.

for more Myrrh click here



from Gina Adams @ Adams Group Public Relations
(indy publicist for many Verity artists):
rec'd 2/1 @ 6:17pm


VERITY RECORDS LEADS GOSPEL LABELS IN DOVE NOMINATIONS

Nashville, Tenn./February 2, 2000 - Verity Records' artists and projects garnered twelve Dove Award nominations last week, more than any other gospel music label. Among the nods was a "first" for singer/songwriter/producer {{Fred Hammond}} who was nominated for the coveted Male Vocalist Of The Year award. The Dove Awards, gospel music's Grammy equivalent, will be broadcast live on TNN, April 20, 2000.

for more Verity click here



from Nik Beal @ Gotee Records:
rec'd 2/9 @ 3:08pm


GOTEE DOVE NOMINEES SCORE IN 1999

Mail your final ballots to the GMA office before Feb 29th.

Jennifer Knapp
Female Vocalist of the Year
Special Event Album of the Year involvement with Heaven & Earth
1999
Featured Lilith Fair performer
Endorsements from Tommy Hilfiger's Tommy Girl and Taylor Guitars
CCM March Cover
Sophomore Project lay it down releases Feb 29th
Just returned from San Francisco shooting new video and first radio release "a little more"
Over 100,000 units sell in on new release lay it down
Featured performer at NYC's Mercury Lounge this month

for more Gotee click here




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