Nominees for this year's Gospel Music Association's (GMA) Dove awards have been revealed Tuesday Feb 20th. Among numbers of leading nominees, Chris Tomlin is the top one. The Christian singer, who was last year's leading nominee and also Artist of the Year, leads the 38th annual GMA Dove Awards with nine nominations.
Among the awards Tomlin is up for this year include Artist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year for "Made to Worship," Praise and Worship Album and Pop/Contemporary Album for "See the Morning" and Special Event Album for "Passion: Everything Glorious." In addition to those, Tomlin also vies for the category of Worship Song of the Year for "Made to Worship" and "Holy Is the Lord."
Other leading nominees are Jars of Clay with six and The Crabb Family with five. Newcomers Aaron Shust and Leeland, moreover, earn five nods each. Click on http://doveawards.com/categories/ and read the complete list of the award nominees.
This year's awards will be held on Wednesday, April 25 (8:00-10:00 p.m. CST) at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn., hosted by Brian Littrell, Natalie Grant and Donnie McClurkin and broadcast in national syndication later in May.