Chris Tomlin and TobyMac each got six nominations for the Dove Awards, the gospel and Christian music show that will be held in Atlanta for the first time. Jason Crabb drew five nominations, the second-most, and Francesca Battistelli received four for the 42nd annual show, which has been held in Nashville.
It will air on Easter, April 24, on the Gospel Music Channel. The View co-host Sherri Shepherd will host the show at the Fox Theatre in midtown Atlanta.
Here are the song of the year nominees:
“All of Creation” by MercyMe
“Beautiful, Beautiful” by Francesca Battistelli
“Get Back up” by TobyMac
“Hold My Heart” by Tenth Avenue North
“Lead Me” by Sanctus Real
“Let the Waters Rise” by MIKESCHAIR
“Love Come Calling” by Triumphant Quartet
“Our God” by Chris Tomlin
“Sometimes I Cry” by Jason Crabb
“Starry Night” by Chris August
Click the picture for a complete list of this year's nominees and more information about the bradcast on the Gospel Music Channel.