2008 Dove Award Nominations

Monday, February 18, 2008

The Dove Awards are a pretty cool event. This is where all stlyes of music that make up gospel music get together and acknowledge the achivements. Rap, rock, pop, southern gospel, bluegrass, country, urban, Christmas, children, Spanish, and videos are all acknowledged in this annual event.

The awards will take place in Nashville at The Grand Ole Opry House on April 23rd. For tickets and other information to the April 23, 2008 Gospel Music Association's 39th Annual Dove Awards visit http://www.doveawards.com/

The Dove Awards, gospel music’s biggest night of the year featuring artists from every style of gospel/Christian music coming together for a night of music and celebration, will be seen live on GMC beginning with the 39th Annual Doves on Wednesday, April 23 at 8 p.m. (ET). The Dove Awards have aired in national syndication, but have not broadcast live since 2002.

Here are the nominees that of country music interest:

Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year

  • "He's In Control"; Austins Bridge; Austins Bridge; Justin Rivers, Mike Kofahl, John Ramsey; Daywind Records
  • "I Will Find You Again"; Lifetimes; Little Roy Lewis, Earl Scruggs, Lizzy Long; Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey, Cindi Ballard; Vine Records
  • "Love Will Be Enough"; Salt of the Earth; Ricky Skaggs & The Whites; Janis Ian, Paul Overstreet; Skaggs Family Records
  • "Salt of the Earth"; Salt of the Earth; Ricky Skaggs & The Whites; Jim Rushing, Ronald Scaife; Skaggs Family Records
    "The Key To Heaven"; Flyin' High; The Lewis Family; Caleb Collins, Lyn Rowell; Vine Records

Country Recorded Song of the Year
"Anyway"; Waking Up Laughing; Martina McBride; Martina McBride, Brad Warren, Brett Warren; RCA Records

  • "Drug Problem"; Jesus Is Coming; The Bellamy Brothers; David Bellamy; Curb Records
  • "How You Live (Turn Up The Music)"; How You Live; Point Of Grace; Cindy Morgan; Word Records
  • "James Whit"; Lifetimes; Little Roy Lewis, Earl Scruggs, Lizzy Long; Barry Dean, Don Poythress, Brian White; Vine Records
  • "'Round The Kitchen Table"; Journey of Joy; Karen Peck & New River; Ronnie Hinson; Daywind

Country Album of the Year

  • Austins Bridge; Austins Bridge; Bubba Smith; Daywind Records
    Big Sky; The Isaacs; Mark Bright; Gaither Music Group
  • Gospel Duets with Treasured Friends; Brenda Lee; Brenda Lee; Provident Special Markets
    Jesus Is Coming; The Bellamy Brothers; David Bellamy, Howard Bellamy, Randy Hieber; Curb Records
  • Life Is Great And Gettin' Better; Jeff & Sheri Easter; Jeff & Sheri Easter, Greg Cole; SheLoved Music
  • Songs Of Inspiration II; Alabama; Randy Owen; RCA Records

Special Event Album of the Year

  • Amazing Grace; Bill & Gloria Gaither and the Homecoming Friends; Bill Gaither; Gaither Music Group
  • Evan Almighty Soundtrack; Blue County, Bomshel, C + C Music Factory, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Tracy Edmond, John Fogerty, Hal Ketchum, Jo Dee Messina, The Mike Curb Congregation, Plumb, Leann Rimes, Room For Two, Stone Temple Pilots, ZZ Top; Adam Anders, Matt Bronleewe, D.J. Butcher, Robert Clivelles, David Cole, Mike Curb, Bill Ham, Chuck Howard, Dan Huff, Doug Johnson, Hal Ketchum, Jo Dee Messina, Kathy Nelson, Brendan O’Brien, Tom Shadyac; Curb Records
  • Glory Revealed; Josh Bates, Steven Curtis Chapman, David Crowder, Mark Hall, Shawn Lewis, Brian Littrell, Trevor Morgan, Paul Neufeld, Candi Pearson-Shelton, Mac Powell, Shane & Shane, Michael W. Smith; Mac Powell; Reunion Records
  • Music Inspired By The Motion Picture Amazing Grace; Avalon, Jeremy and Adie Camp, Steven Curtis Chapman, David Crowder, Bethany Dillon, Natalie Grant, Jars of Clay, Martina McBride, Shawn McDonald, Bart Millard, Nichole Nordeman, Smokie Norful, Kierra “Kiki” Sheard, Chris Tomlin; Brown Bannister, Matt Bronleewe, Cedric Caldwell, Victor Caldwell, Jeremy Camp, Ed Cash, Steven Curtis Chapman, Mark Hammond, Bernie Herms, Jars of Clay, Martina McBride, Bart Millard, Ed Seay, Christopher Stevens, Marty Stuart, Paul Worley; Sparrow Records
  • Songs 4 Worship Country; Trinecia Butler, Charlie Daniels, Linda Davis, Diamond Rio, Emerson Drive, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Lenny LeBlanc, Oak Ridge Boys, Rascal Flatts, Marty Raybon, Collin Raye, Rachel Robinson, Ricky Skaggs, Bryan White, The Wilsons; Michael A. Curtis, Teddy Gentry; Integrity Music, Time Life