2016 Dove Awards Nominees Announced (UPDATED)

2016 Dove Awards Nominees Announced (UPDATED)

The Gospel Music Association recently announced nominees for the 2016 Dove Awards to be presented on October 13. Below I’ve listed all of the categories that include at least one nominee our MusicScribe readers should recognize. For the full list of nominees that have been announced so far, click HERE.

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (NON-ARTIST)
Benjamin Glover
David Garcia
Dianne Wilkinson
Jason Ingram
Seth Mosley

SOUTHERN GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Booth Brothers, Spring Hill Music Group
Collingsworth Family, Stowtown Records
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, StowTown Records
Gaither Vocal Band, Spring House Music Group
The Isaacs, Spring House Music Group

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Aaron Lindsey
Ed Cash
Seth Mosley
Wayne Haun
David Garcia and Ben Glover (Team)
Joseph Prielozny and Chris Mackey (Team)

INSPIRATIONAL SONG OF THE YEAR
“Ghost Town (Freedom)” – David Phelps, (writer) David Phelps
“This I Believe (The Creed)” – Hillsong Worship, (writers) Matt Crocker, Ben Fielding
“O Love Of God” – Laura Story, (writers) Laura Story, Cindy Morgan, Ian Cron
“More And More Of You” – Selah (writers) Jennie Lee Riddle, Richie Fike, Jonathan Lee
“Christ Be All Around Me” – Michael W. Smith, (writers) Leeland Mooring, Jack Mooring, David Leonard, Leslie Jordan

SOUTHERN GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR
“Happy People” – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, (writers) Ernie Haase, Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey
“Sometimes It Takes a Mountain” – Gaither Vocal Band, (writers) Mark Mathes, Gloria Gaither
“What A Happy Time” – Goodman Revival, (arrangers) Michael Sykes, Johnny Minick
“Pray Now” – Karen Peck & New River, (writers) Karen Peck Gooch, Dave Clark and Michael Farren
“Hidden Heroes” – The Talleys, (writers) Dixie Lynn Phillips and Sharon Phillips

BLUEGRASS SONG OF THE YEAR
“Stacking Up Rocks” – Balsam Range, (writer) Buddy Melton
“Mighty To Save” – Chigger Hill Boys & Terri (writers) Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan
“He Made The Tree” – Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, (writers) Tom Botkin and Donnie Skaggs
“God Is There” – Lizzy Long & Rhonda Vincent, (writers) Wayne Haun and Joel Lindsey
“Daddy Was An Old Time Preacher Man (ft. Rhonda Vincent) – Volume Five, (writers) Dolly Parton and Dorothy Jo Owens

COUNTRY SONG OF THE YEAR
“I Saw The Light” – Alabama (writer) Hank Williams, Sr.
“I’ll Be There With You” – Doug Anderson (writers) Shelby Haun, Wayne Haun and Joel Lindsey
“Ain’t It Just Like The Lord” – Gordan Mote, (writers) Lee Black, Jason Cox, Kenna Turner West
“I Wanna Be There” – The Isaacs, (writers) Jimmy Yeary, Sonya Isaacs and Rebecca Isaacs Bowman
“Sweet Jesus (ft. Merle Haggard)” – The Oak Ridge Boys (writers) Merle Haggard, Kenny Vernon

INSPIRATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Be Still and Know – Amy Grant, (producers) Vince Gill, Marshall Altman, Brown Bannister
Glorious Day: Hymns of Faith – Casting Crowns, (producer) Mark A. Miller
Above It All – Phillips, Craig & Dean, (producers) Seth Mosley, Nathan Nockels
You Amaze Us – Selah, (producers) Jason Kyle, Todd Smith, Allan Hall, Jordan Mohilowski, Ed Cash
A Cappella – The Martins, (producers) Michael English, Lari Goss, The Martins, David Phelps, Matthew Holt

SOUTHERN GOSPEL 
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Sometimes It Takes a Mountain – Gaither Vocal Band, (producers) Bill Gaither, Ben Isaacs, David Phelps
Songs in the Key of Happy – Goodman Revival, (producers) Michael Sykes, Johnny Minick
Threads of Mercy – Ivan Parker, (producer) Roger Talley
Pray Now – Karen Peck & New River, (producer) Wayne Haun
Living in Harmony – Triumphant, (producer) Wayne Haun

BLUEGRASS/COUNTRY 
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Angels Among Us – Alabama, (producers) Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry, Randy Owen
Worship Him – John Bowman, (producer) John Bowman
Directions Home (Songs We Love, Songs You Know) – Point of Grace, (producers) Andy Leftwich, Stuart Dill, Rodger Ryan, Point Of Grace
Here’s to the Ones – Rhett Walker Band, (producers) Paul Moak, Ed Cash, Rhett Walker Band
Rock of Ages, Hymns and Gospel Favorites – The Oak Ridge Boys, (producers) Ben Isaacs, Duane Allen

CHILDREN’S MUSIC 
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Capitol Kids! Hits – Capitol Kids!, (producer) Brian Hitt
Best of Lifeway Kids Worship Volume 1 – Lifeway Kids, (producer) Jeremy Johnson, Paul Marino, Jeffrey B. Scott
Sing The Bible with Slugs & Bugs – Randall Goodgame (producer) Ben Shive
Brave – Saddleback Kids, (producer) David Dalton
25 Favorite Sing-A-Long Hymns for Kids – Songtime Kids, (producer) Larry Hall
Kids – The Hoppers, (producer) Mike Hopper

CHRISTMAS ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Christmas – Guy Penrod, (producer) Michael Omartian
When Christmas Comes – Kim Walker-Smith, (producer) Jeremy Edwardson
The Spirit of Christmas – Michael W. Smith & Friends, (producers) Michael W. Smith, Robert Deaton, David Hamilton
Motown Christmas – Various Artists, (producer) Aaron Lindsey
All Is Calm, All Is Bright – Various Artists, (producers) Andrew Greer and Kyle Buchanan

MUSICAL OF THE YEAR
At The Cross (Love Ran Red), (creator) Bradley Knight
The Cross Changes Everything, (creators) Jeff Bumgardner, Joel Lindsey
If The Grave Could Shout, (creator) Jason Cox
Once You’ve Seen The Star, (creator) Belinda Smith
We’re Glad You Came (A Musical Celebration of the Savior’s Birth), (creators) Jeff Bumgardner, Joel Lindsey

YOUTH/CHILDREN’S 
MUSICAL OF THE YEAR
An Unplugged Christmas, (creators) Susie Williams, Luke Gambill
David’s Dynasty, (creators) Gina Boe, Barb Dorn, Sue C. Smith, Christopher Davis
The Go Tour, (creators) Jeff Slaughter, Brian Green
God’s Not Dead (A Faith Musical For Kids), (creators) Dale Mathews, Dana Anderson
Back To The Cross (A Kids Musical Adventure Through Time), (creator) Christy Semsen

CHORAL COLLECTION OF THE YEAR
Splendor Of Heaven, (creators) Geron Davis, Tyler Brinson
Ready To Sing Gaither Homecoming Favorites, (creator) Russell Mauldin
The Song of Christmas, (creators) Phil Barfoot, Cliff Duren, Ken Barker, Craig AdamsONE, (creators) Bradley Knight
Then Sings My Soul (A Worship Service of Hymns, Scripture and Inspirational Readings For Choir, Congregation and Worship Leader), (creators) Cliff Duren

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David Bruce Murray

<p>David Bruce Murray is a church music director in Ellenboro, NC. He is the author of Murray’s Encyclopedia Of Southern Gospel Music and the owner of both SGHistory.com and MusicScribe.com. David plays piano for Southern Sounds Quartet and the Foothills Community Choir.</p>

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