Integrity Music artists, songwriters and ministry partners were recently honored with eight Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Award nominations in categories that ranged from Worship Song of the Year and Long Form Video to Spanish Language Album of the Year and Southern Gospel Recorded Song.
Leading the list is All Sons & Daughters who picked up three nominations, including Worship Song of the Year for “Great Are You Lord” and Worship Album of the Year for their critically acclaimed project All Sons & Daughters. The Franklin, Tennessee-based duo of Leslie Jordan and David Leonard also received a nomination for Inspirational Song of the Year for “Christ Be All Around Me” as recorded by Michael W. Smith. Jordan and Leonard are sharing these songs and others this summer and fall on The Neighborhood Tour, a 3-day worship/conference event meant to encourage and equip local worship teams.
The Melbourne, Australia-based band Planetshakers received a nomination for Long Form Video of the Year for their deluxe CD/DVD This Is Our Time, marking the band’s second nomination in that category following last year’s nomination for Endless Praise. Planetshakers is sharing songs from both projects, as well as songs from its new #LETSGO album releasing Sept. 11, during a global tour that includes stops in the Philippines, U.S., Canada and the United Arab Emirates. NewSong also received a nomination for Long Form Video of the Year for their deluxe CD/DVD Faithful and will be sharing songs from that project, including radio single “This Beating Heart,” during their October Beating Heart Tour.
Songwriters Travis Ryan, Richie Fike and Matt Hooper received a nomination for Pop Contemporary Song of the Year for “We Believe,” the No. 1 radio hit as recorded by the Newsboys. Fellow Integrity writers Israel Houghton and Michael Farren were also honored, with Houghton receiving a nomination for Traditional Gospel Song for “How Awesome Is Our God” and Farren receiving a nomination for Southern Gospel Song for “Pray Now.”
Integrity’s publishing partner, Gateway Worship (Gateway Church) also received a nomination for Spanish Language Album of the Year for Gloria A Dios.
The 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards show will take place October 13 in Nashville, TN. Additional information, including a complete list of nominees, is available at http://doveawards.com.
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