#NewsNuggets: 8-14-20

#NewsNuggets: 8-14-20


The Gospel Music Association announced the nominees for the 2020 Dove Awards on Thursday. Click HERE to view the complete list of nominees.

Dove Awards nominees for Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year include:

  • “This Is The Place” – Gaither Vocal Band – (songwriters) – Gloria Gaither, William J. Gaither, Gordon Mote
  • “The God I Serve” – Karen Peck & New River – (songwriters) Rebecca Bowman, Sonya Yeary, Karen Peck Gooch, Jimmy Yeary
  • “What Kind Of Man” – Legacy Five – (songwriters) Kenna Turner West, Jason Cox, Sue Smith
  • “The Power Of An Empty Tomb” – The Erwins – (songwriter) Joel Lindsey
  • “Can I Get A Witness” – The Sound – (songwriters) Kenna Turner West, Brent Baxter, Jason Cox

Dove Award nominees for Southern Gospel Artist of the Year include:

  • The Gaither Vocal Band
  • Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
  • Jason Crabb
  • Joseph Habedank
  • Karen Peck & New River

Dove Award nominees for Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song of the Year include:

  • Gloria Gaynor, featuring Bart Millard for “He Won’t Let Go” (Writers) Gloria Gaynor, Andrew Ramsey, Shannon Sanders
  • Joseph Habedank for “Sometimes It’s The Radio” (Writers) Joseph Habednak, Tony Wood, Jimmy Yeary
  • Karen Peck & New River for “Ain’t No Grave” (Writers) Jonathan David Helser, Melissa Helser, Molly Skaggs
  • Keith & Kristyn Getty and Ellie Holcomb for “Elizabeth” (Writers) Kristyn Getty, Ellie Holcomb
  • The Oak Ridge Boys for “Amazing Grace” (Writer) John Newton

Dove Award nominees for Southern Gospel Album of the Year include:

  • Bill & Gloria Gaither and their Homecoming Friends for The Longer I Serve Him (Producers) Bill Gaither, Kevin Williams
  • Collingsworth Family for That Day Is Coming Live (Producers) Wayne Haun, Kim Collingsworth
  • Legacy Five for Pure Love (Producers) Scott Fowler, Wayne Haun, Trey Ivey
  • The Crabb Family for 20/20 (Producers) Dottie Leonard Miller, Jason Crabb, Scott Godsey
  • The McKameys for The Crown (Producers) Jeff Collins, Roger Fortner

Dove Award nominees for Bluegrass/Country/Roots Album of the Year include:

  • Gloria Gaynor for Testimony (Producers) Chris Stevens, F. Reid Shippen
  • Jeff & Sheri Easter for You Are Loved (Producers) Jeff Easter, Sheri Easter, Greg Cole
  • Jimmy Fortune for God & Country (Producer) Ben Isaacs
  • Steven Curtis Chapman for A Great Adventure: LIVE Solo Performances of Timeless Hits (Producers) Steven Curtis Chapman, Bill Gaither
  • The Chuck Wagon Gang for No Depression In Heaven: The Gospel Songs of the Carter Family (Producers) David Johnson, Jeff Collins

Dove Award nominees for Musical of the Year include:

  • An Unexpected Christmas (Creators) Daniel Semsen, Joel Lindsey, Jeff Bumgardner, Heidi Petak, (Arranger/Orchestrator) Daniel Semsen
  • Is He Worthy (Creators) Russell Mauldin, Sue C. Smith
  • Messiah Overcame (Creators) Mike Harland, John Rowsey, (Arrangers/Orchestrators) Cliff Duren, Jim Hammerly, Christopher Phillips, Phil Nitz
  • Song of Joy (Creator) Dale Mathews, (Arranger/Orchestrator) Marty Hamby
  • The Song of Bethlehem (Creator) Lee Black, (Arrangers/Orchestrators) Cliff Duren, Phillip Keveren, Phil Nitz

Dove Award nominees for Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year include the Gaither Vocal Band for “Now Is Forever” among others.

Dove Award nominees for Inspirational Album of the Year include Cana’s Voice for Don’t Wanna Miss This among others.

Dove Award nominees for Producer of the Year include Ben Isaacs and Wayne Haun among others.

Dove Award nominees for Christmas/Special Event Album of the Year include the Collingsworth Family for A True Family Christmas and The Erwins for What Christmas Really Means among others.

Dove Award nominees for Long Form Video of the Year include The Singing Contractors Building for A Christmas to Remember among others.


August 14 – Troy Burns Family – Grace Is Never Far (digital)


Please let us know if any significant upcoming releases are missing from this list. Note, the dates listed here are distribution dates when music will officially be available through retail and/or large online outlets. Some titles may be available sooner direct from the artists.

August 28 – The Collingsworth Family – Worship From Home (CD)
September 1 – Bob Sellers – Wonderful Story Of Love (CD)
September 4 – Fortune/Walker/Rogers/Isaacs – Brotherly Love (CD/DVD)(This album was released to digital outlets earlier this year)
September 18 – The Nelons – Peace At Last (not actual artwork) (CD)
It’s Still Good News album cover
October 23 – Guardians – It’s Still Good News (CD)

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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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  1. Reply August 18, 14:29 #1 Anthony Kees

    They were recently in the studio. Any news on the New Kingsmen release?

  2. Reply August 21, 11:38 #2 canuk

    ‘Williams’ J. Gaither, ‘Gordan’ Mote. Yikes.

  3. Reply August 21, 11:48 #3 David Bruce Murray

    Anthony, I don’t believe a release date has been set yet.

    Canuk, Oops…that’s what I get for doing a copy/paste.

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