43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominations Announced
February 22, 2012
The Gospel Music Association (GMA) today announced the 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards nominees. Artist of the Year nominees are Casting Crowns, Jason Crabb, Laura Story, Lecrae and The Isaacs; New Artist of the Year nominees are Jamie-Grace, Dara Maclean, Royal Tailor, Beyond The Ashes and The City Harmonic; Male Vocalist of the Year nominees are Christ August, Christ Tomlin, Jason Crabb, Kirk Franklin and Steven Curtis Chapman; Female Vocalist of the Year nominees are Francesca Battisteli, Kari Jobe, Laura Story, Mandisa and Natalie Grant; and Group of the Year nominees are Casting Crowns, David Crowder*Band, Gaither Vocal Band, NEEDTOBREATHE and The Isaacs. The Dove Awards will be held at Atlanta's Fox Theatre on April 19, following a sold-out 2011 show which aired on the Gospel Music Channel and garnered 1.5 million viewers.