2016 Dove Awards Nominees

2016 Dove Awards Nominees

The nominations for the 2016 Dove Awards have been announced. The full slate can be viewed by clicking HERE. Winners will be announced on October 11.

At the poorly designed official site, each category must be clicked to view the nominees which gets rather tedious if you go through all 44 categories. To make matters easier for you, I have listed the categories that feature names that would be most familiar to Southern Gospel fans below.

SOUTHERN GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR – CAT 5
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, StowTown Records
Gaither Vocal Band,Gaither Music Group
Greater Vision, Daywind Records
Karen Peck & New River, Daywind Records
The Perrys, StowTown Records

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR – CAT 9
Bernie Herms
David Garcia
Kirk Franklin
Wayne Haun
Seth Mosley & Michael X O’Connor (Team)

SOUTHERN GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR – CAT 15
“Jesus Changed Everything” – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, (writers) Ernie Haase, Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey
“Jesus Gave Me Water” – Gaither Vocal Band, (writer) Lucie E. Campbell
“I am Blessed” – Karen Peck & New River, (writers) Karen Peck Gooch, Kenna West, Michael Farren
“Keep On” – Perrys, (writers) Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey
“Jesus, The One” – The Hoppers, (writer) Paula Stefanovich

BLUEGRASS RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR – CAT 16
“He’s In Control” – Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, (writer) Steve Watts
“In The Heat of the Fire” – Flatt Lonesome , (writer) Kelsi Harrigill
“Life’s Railway to Heaven (with the Oak Ridge Boys)” – Jimmy Fortune, (writers) Eliza R. Snow, M.E. Abbey
“I’ll Fly Away” – Joey + Rory, (writer) Albert E. Brumley
“Leave It All on the Altar” – The Isaacs, (writers) Gloria Gaither, William J. Gaither, Buddy Greene

COUNTRY RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR – CAT 17
“Love Covered My Sin” – Doug Anderson (writers) Wayne Haun, Randall Garland, Val Dacus
“Small Town Someone (Lunch)” – Jeff & Sheri Easter (writers) Sheri Easter, Kenna Turner West, Jason Cox
“I Believe (with The Whites)” – Jimmy Fortune, (writer) Jimmy Fortune
“He Touched Me” – Joey+Rory, (writer) William J. Gaither
“Seconds Count” – Shenandoah ft. Karen Peck (writers) Mike McGuire, Marty Raybon

SOUTHERN GOSPEL 
ALBUM OF THE YEAR – CAT 27
Still – Booth Brothers, (producers) Jason Webb, Lari Goss, Ronnie Booth, Michael Booth, Jim Brady
That Day Is Coming – Collingsworth Family, (producer) Wayne Haun
Happy People – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, (producers) Ernie Haase, Wayne Haun, Todd Collins
How We Love – Mark Lowry, (producers) Mark Lowry, Kevin Williams
Moments Like These – The Bowling Family, (producer) Mike Bowling

BLUEGRASS/COUNTRY 
ALBUM OF THE YEAR – CAT 28
Small Town, Celebrating 30 Years of Music & Marriage – Jeff & Sheri Easter, (producers) Madison
Easter, Greg Cole, Jeff & Sheri Easter
Hits & Hymns – Jimmy Fortune (producer) Ben Isaacs
Hymns That Are Important To Us – Joey+Rory, (producers) Rory Lee Feek, Joe West
Good News Travels Fast – Shenandoah, (producers) Bud McGuire, Mike McGuire
Shoulders – Wilburn & Wilburn, (producers) Ben Issacs, Jonathan Wilburn, Jordan Wilburn

SPECIAL EVENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR – CAT 35
Blessed Assurance: The New Hymns of Fanny Crosby – Various, (producers) Bobby Blazier, John
Hartley
Let the Glory Come Down – Bill & Gloria Gaither and Friends, (producers) Geron Davis, Bradley Knight
Passion Salvations Tide Is Rising – Passion, (producers) David Crowder, Gabe Scott, Ed Cash, David Garcia, Ross Copperman, Seth Mosley, Nathan Nockels, Shama “Sake Pase, Joseph, Maurice “Jimi Cravity” Willis, Solomon Olds
The Passion: New Orleans – Various/The Passion Cast, (producers) Adam Anders, Peer Astrom
We Will Stand – Various, (producers) Michael Omartian, Dan Posthuma

MUSICAL OF THE YEAR – CAT 38
Bethlehem Morning, (creators) Russel Mauldin, Sue C. Smith
Jesus, Only Jesus, (creator) Craig Adams
That’s Where The Story Begins, (creators) Dave Clark, Gerald Crabb, Mike Harland
This Changes Everything, (creators) Marty Funderbunrk, Joseph Habedank
Under a Starry Sky (A Dramatic Musical for Christmas), – (creators) Joel Lindsey, Jeff Bumgardner

CHORAL COLLECTION OF THE YEAR – CAT 40
Burning Lights – Choral Collection, (arranger) Cliff Duren
Fantasia Noel (Songs of the Season for Choir and Orchestra), (arranger & orchestrator) Joshua
Spacht
My Hope (Songs & Message of Billy Graham), (arranger) Travis Cottrell
Southern Gospel Songs (10 New, Emerging and Classic Hits for Southern Gospel Choir), (arranger
& orchestrator) Marty Hamby
Timeless (Ageless and Enduring Songs of Worship), – (arrangers) David Wise, David Shipps
(orchestrator) David Shipps

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David Bruce Murray

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.

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