GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION’S 43RD ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED TODAYArtist of the Year Nominees are Casting Crowns, Jason Crabb, Laura Story,Lecrae, and The IsaacsNew Artist of the Year Nominees are Jamie-Grace, Dara Maclean, Royal Tailor, Beyond The Ashes and The City Harmonic
American Idol
Break-out Star Mandisa Nominated along with Array of Top Artists incl. Ricky Skaggs, Switchfoot & Skillet
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Awards Show to be Held April 19 at Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) today announced the 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards nominees at a press conference held at The Georgian Terrace Hotel in Atlanta, GA, which was streamed live at HearItFirst. Nominees were announced by GRAMMY nominated R&B artist Montell Jordan, known for his iconic hit “This is How We Do It,” BET “Lift Every Voice” host CoCo Brother, Daytime EMMY nominated comedian Chonda Pierce, and World Heavyweight Champion wrestler AJ Styles.

Atlanta will host the Dove Awards for a second time at the Fox Theatre on April 19, 2012, following a sold-out show in 2011 hosted by Sherri Shepherd which aired on the Gospel Music Channel and garnered 1.5 million viewers.

The Dove Awards have featured performances and appearances by some of the biggest names in entertainment and sports, including Whitney Houston, Tim Tebow, Sherri Shepherd and Kathie Lee Gifford. It has showcased many of the nation’s leading Christian music artists, including Amy Grant, TobyMac, Michael W. Smith, Kirk Franklin, Casting Crowns, Mary Mary, Third Day and more.

“The GMA is excited to again honor the artists, songwriters and creative individuals in our community through the 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards” said Jackie Patillo, GMA’s Executive Director.  “This event not only celebrates great work, but provides a platform to further our mission of exposing, promoting and celebrating the Gospel through music.”

The 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards nominees in order of HM Magazine’s preference:

Rock Album of the Year
Control; Abandon; Christpher Stevens, Paul Moak, Josh Silverberg; EMI CMG
Until We Have Faces; Red; Rob Graves; Essential Records
Vice Verses; Switchfoot; Neal Avron; EMI CMG
What I’ve Become; Ashes Remain; ; Fair Trade
With Shivering Hearts We Wait; Blindside; Mike Plotnikoff and Igor Khoroshev for Howard Benson Productions, LLC; Fair Trade Services, LLC

Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year
Ad Astra Per Aspera; Abandon Kansas; Mark Lee Townsend; Gotee Records
Come Home; Luminate; Ed Cash, Paul Moak, Ben Glover; EMI CMG
Crazy Love; Hawk Nelson; ian Eskelin; BEC Recordings
Mountains Move; Kristian Stanfill; Jason Ingram, Rusty Varenkamp; EMI CMG
The Reckoning; NEEDTOBREATHE; ; Atlantic Records

Rock Recorded Song of the Year
Dark Horses; Vice Verses; Switchfoot; Jonathan Foreman, Tim Foreman; ; Credential Recordings/lowercasepeople/Atlantic
Faceless; Until We Have Faces; Red; Anthony Armstrong, Rob Graves, Jasen Rauch, Mark Holman; Essential Records
Invisible; Horseshoes and Handgrenades; Disciple; Kevin Young, Ben Glover, Rob Hawkins; ; Fair Trade Services, LLC
One Day Too Late; Awake; Skillet; John L. Cooper, Brian Howes; ; Ardent
Your Love Is A Mystery; Crazy Love; Hawk Nelson; Jason Dunn & Daniel Biro; ; BEC Recordings
Born Again; Born Again (Miracle Edition); Newsboys; Seth Mosely, Juan Otero,michael Tate, Wes Campbell; ; InPop
Crazy Love; Crazy Love; Hawk Nelson; Jason Dunn, Daniel Biro, Ian Eskelin, & Tony Wood; ; BEC Recordings

Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year
Drifting; TBA; Plumb with Dan Haseltine; Tiffany Arbuckle Lee, Matt Bronleewe, Dan Haseltine; ; Curb Records
Lucy; Awake; Skillet; John L. Cooper; ; Atlantic/Ardent/Fair Trade
Slumber; The Reckoning; NEEDTOBREATHE; Bear Rinehart, Bo Rinehart; ; Atlantic Records

Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year
Backlight; Tedashi; ; Reach Records
Captured; FLAME; Lamontt Blackshire, Courtney Peebles, Stephen Towns, Abraham Olaleye, Derek Johnson, Alex Hitchens, Brandon Shockley, Dion, Burroughs, Alex Medina; Clear Sight Music
Culture Shock; Jai; ;
Rehab: The Overdose; LeCrae; ; Reach Records
The Whole Truth; D.A. Truth; ; Universal

Worship Song of the Year
Beautiful Things; Beautiful Things; Gungor; Michael Gungor, Lisa Gungor; ; EMI CMG Publishing
Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me); Mark Hall, Michael Bleecker; Mark Hall,Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/My
Refuge Music (BMI) Michael Bleecker,Word Music (ASCAP); Come To The Well; Casting Crowns; Provident Label Group
Hosanna; ; Brooke Fraser; ; ; Hillsong Publishing
I Give Myself Away; William McDowell, Sam Hinn; Delivery Room Publishing; As We Worship Live; William McDowell; Light Records/Entertainment One
When the Stars Burn Down; Jonathan Lee and Jennie Riddle; UNIVERSAL MUSIC- BRENTWOOD BENSON TUNES (SESAC)/ JLEE PUBLSIHING (SESAC). ADMIN BY UNIVERSAL MUSIC/ INTEGRITY PRAISE! MUSIC; When the Stars Burn Down; Travis Cottrell; Inciite Media
Your Great Name; Michael Neale, Krissy Nordhoff; Integrity’s Praise Music; Love Revolution; Natalie Grant; Integrity Music

Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year
Hallelujah; ; LeCrae; ; ; Reach
INTOXICATED; GENESIS SNAPSHOTS; JAYESS; ; ; ZOE RECORDS
Please Don’t Let Me Go; Outta Space Love; Group 1 Crew; Manwell Reyes, Pablo Villatoro, Andy Anderson, David Garcia; ; Fervent Riot; Backlight; Tedashi; ; ; Reach Records
The Overdose; Rehab Deluxe; LeCrae; ; ; Reach Records

Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year
Alive (MARY MAGDALENE); Music Inspired By THE STORY; Natalie Grant; Nichole Nordeman, Bernie Herms; ; WOW Joint Venture
Blessings; Blessings; Laura Story; Laura Story; ; Fair Trade Services, LLC
Hold Me; One Song at a Time; Jamie Grace; Jamie Grace Harper, Toby McKeehan, Chris Stevens; ; Gotee Records
Someone Worth Dying For; A Beautiful Life; MIKESCHAIR; Benjamin Glover, Michael Alan Grayson, Samuel Anton Tinnesz; ; Curb Records
Your Great Name; Love Revolution; Natalie Grant; Michael Neale, Krissy Nordhoff; ; Curb Records

Song of the Year
Alive; Natalie Grant; Bernie Herms and Nichole Nordeman; Wow Partners; Wow Partners
Blessings; Laura Story; Laura Story; New Spring Publishing (ASCAP), Laura Stories (ASCAP); Fair Trade
Celebrate Me Home; Perrys; Joel Lindsey & Wayne Haun; PsalmSinger Music; Daywind Records
Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me); Casting Crowns; Michael Bleecker, Mark Hall; Word Music/SWECS; Beach Street
Hold Me; Jamie Grace; Jamie Grace Harper Toby McKeehan Christopher Steve; Universal Music-BrentwoodBenson Tunes, Songs of Th; Gotee Records
I Smile; Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, James Harris, Terry Lewis, Frederic; Bridge Building Music (BMI), Aunt Gertrude Music P; Gospocentric
I’ve Been Here Before; Ernie Haase & Signature Sound; Ernie Haase, Joel Lindsey, Wayne Haun; PsalmSinger Music; StowTown Records
Please Forgive Me; Gaither Vocal Band; Gerald Crabb; Chestnut Mound Music; Gaither Music Group
Who Am I; Jason Crabb; Rusty Goodman; Playin’ TAG Music; Gaither Music Group
Your Great Name; Natalie Grant; Krissy Nordhoff, Michael Neale; Tow Nords Music (ASCAP), Integrity’s Praise Music (BMI); Curb Records

Male Vocalist of the Year
Chris August
Chris Tomlin
Jason Crabb
Kirk Franklin
Steven Curtis Chapman

Female Vocalist of the Year
Francesca Battistelli
Kari Jobe
Laura Story
Mandisa
Natalie Grant

Group of the Year
David Crowder*Band
NEEDTOBREATHE
Casting Crowns
Gaither Vocal Band
The Isaacs

Artist of the Year
Casting Crowns
Jason Crabb
Laura Story
LeCrae
The Isaacs

New Artist of the Year
Beyond The Ashes
Dara Maclean
Jamie-Grace
Royal Tailor
The City Harmonic

Instrumental Album of the Year
Feedback; Derek Webb; Derek Webb; Fair Trade Services, LLC
A Moments Peace, Vol. 3; Great Worship Songs Players; Christopher Phillips, Luke Gambill; Great Worship Songs
Inspirational Moods: Inspiring Hymns featuring Piano and Orchestra; Michael Omartian; Michael Omartian; Green Hill Productions
Jesus Calling: Instrumental Songs For Devotion; Various Artists; Steve Ivey; EMI CMG
Unfailing Love: 20 Worship Songs of Comfort and Peace; Stan Whitmire; Stan Whitmire; Green Hill Productions

Praise and Worship Album of the Year
Ghosts Upon The Earth; Gungor; Michael Gungor; Brash Music
10,000 Reasons; Matt Redman; Nathan Nockels; EMI CMG
Aftermath; Hillsong UNITED; Michael Guy Chislett, Joel Houston, James Rudder, Christopher Stevens; EMICMG
And If Our God is For Us..; Chris Tomlin; Ed Cash, Dan Muckala; EMI CMG
Make It Loud; Martha Munizzi; Martha Munizzi; Martha Munizzi Music

Recorded Music Packaging
Leveller – Deluxe Box; August Burns Red; Ryan Clark; Jordan Crane; Cory Morton; Solid State Records
A Way To See In The Dark/Sp Ed.; Jason Gray; Joanna Dee; Joanna Dee; Centricity
Burlap To Cashmere; Burlap To Cashmere; Theodore Pagano; Sean Mosher Smith; Chris Phelps; Essential Records, Jive Records
Christmas In Diverse City; TobyMac; Jan Cook; Eddy Boer for Boerhaus; Lee Stephen, Ryan Lampa, Nick West
This Is What We Believe/Deluxe; Aaron Shust; Joanna Dee; Joanna Dee; Centricity

Short Form Music Video of the Year
Feed The Machine; Red; Erwin Brothers; Dan Atchison; Alabama Production Group; Essential Records
7&70; Chris August; Evan Kaufmann, Randy Peterson; Detail Film; Fervent
A Thousand Generations; Sean Spicer with Tilly Cryar; Dustin Marcellino; Yochanan Marcellino; City of Peace Films; City of Peace Media
As For Me And My House; John Waller; Dustin Marcellino; Yochanan Marcellino; City of Peace Films; City of Peace Media
Crazy Love; Hawk Nelson; John Reuben; BEC Recordings
I Lift My Hands; Chris Tomlin; Nathan Corrona; Nathan Corrona; Dustbrand Films; EMI CMG
Miracles; Newsboys; TK McKamy; TK McKamy; Revolution Pictures; inpop Records
You Are More; Tenth Avenue North; Wes Edwards; Drew Langer; Ruckus Films; Reunion Records

And following is a messy listing of all the remaining categories:

Producer of the Year
Bernie Herms, Brown Bannister
Ed Cash
Ian Eskelin
Michael Sykes
Wayne Haun

Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year
All Things New; On Our Way Home; Nicol Sponberg; Carl Cartee, Jeromy Deibler, Ronnie Freeman, Jason
Ingram; ; Curb Records
Hope Of The Broken World; Hope Of The Broken World; Selah; Carl Cartee, Jennie Riddle; ; Curb
Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year I Surrender; New Day; The Martins; Chris Eaton, Joyce Sanders; ; Gaither Music Group
Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year I’ll Take What’s Left; Dreamin’ Wide Awake; Doug Anderson; Joel Lindsey, Wayne Haun; ; StowTown

Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year
Love Is a Cross; Faroe Islands; Russ Taff; Jesse Butterworth, Joy Williams, Regie Hamm; ; Spring Hill Music
Celebrate Me Home; Blue Skies Coming; Perrys; Joel Lindsey & Wayne Haun; ; Daywind
If There Ever Was A Time; Together Again; The Crabb Family; Caleb Collins, Sue Smith; Jason Crabb;
Gaither
I’ve Been Here Before; Here We Are Again; Ernie Haase & Signature Sound; Joel Lindsey, Wayne Haun,
Ernie Haase; ; StowTown
Please Forgive Me; Greatly Blessed; Gaither Vocal Band; Gerald Crabb; ; Gaither Music Group
2 14 Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year Victory In Jesus; A Life Time of Music; John Hagee; ; ; Difference Media

2 15 Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year
Indescribable; Indescribable: Bluegrass Meets Worship; Chigger Hill Boys & Terri; Jesse Reeves & Laura
Story; ; Daywind
2 15 Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year Let It Go; A Mother’s Prayer; Ralph Stanley; Sara Evans, Billy Smith, Terry Smith; ; Rebel Records
2 15 Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year Mama’s Teaching Angels How to Sing; Naturally; The Isaacs; Dottie Rambo; ; Gaither Music Group
2 15 Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year Precious Memories; Drive Time; Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver; ; ; Crossroads Records
2 15 Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year The Water is Calling; Already Home; Marcy Each; Marcy Each, Lyn Rowel; ; Vine

2 16 Country Recorded Song of the Year Dreamin’ Wide Awake; Dreamin’ Wide Awake; Doug Anderson; Joel Lindsey, Wayne Haun; ; StowTown
2 16 Country Recorded Song of the Year Good Things Are Happening; Reach Out; Karen Peck & New River; Wayne Haun & Sonya Isaacs; ; Daywind
2 16 Country Recorded Song of the Year
I Get To; Expecting Good Things; Jeff & Sheri Easter; Wil Nance, Sherrie Austin, Steve Williams; ; Spring Hill
Music Group, She Loved Music
2 16 Country Recorded Song of the Year
Pray About Everything; Breathe Deep; Guy Penrod; Bob Regan, Jeff Stevens; ; Gaither Music Group,
Servant Records
2 16 Country Recorded Song of the Year
Why Me; The Song Lives On; Jason Crabb (feat. William Lee Golden and Bill Gaither); Kris Kristofferson; ;
Gaither Music Group

2 17 Urban Recorded Song of the Year
All I Need feat. Chris Lee; Captured; FLAME; Marcus Gray, Chris Lee Cobbins, Abraham Olaleye; ; Clear
Sight Music
2 17 Urban Recorded Song of the Year
Make It Loud; Make It Loud; Martha Munizzi; Martha Munizzi, Danielle Munizzi, Khristian Dentley, Pablo
Villatoro; ; Martha Munizzi Music
2 17 Urban Recorded Song of the Year SOVEREIGN KING; FROM THE HEART; DEBORAH; ; ; ZOE RECORDS
2 17 Urban Recorded Song of the Year Sweeter; The Love Album; Kim Burrell; ; ;
2 17 Urban Recorded Song of the Year Windows; ; Canton Jones; ; ; CAJO International

2 18 Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year God Is Great; Keep Living; Ricky Dillard & New G; John Lakin; ; Light Records
2 18 Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year Here Comes Jesus; Faroe Islands; Russ Taff; Chuck Cannon, Russ Taff; ; Spring Hill Music
2 18 Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year
Hold On; Change The Atmosphere; Christ Tabernacle Choir; Wayne Haun, Steve Carey, Matthew Garinger; ;
Vine
2 18 Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year I Saw the Light; The Song Lives On; Jason Crabb; Hank Williams; ; Gaither Music Group
2 18 Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year Let the Church Say Amen; The Journey; Andrae Crouch; Andrae Crouch; ; Riverphlo Entertainment
2 19 Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year He Has His Hands On You; Here I Am; Marvin Sapp; Marvin Sapp, Stan Jones; ; Verity
2 19 Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year I Smile; Hello Fear; Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, James Harris, Terry Lewis, Frederick Tackett; ; Verity
2 19 Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year
I’d Rather Have Jesus; The Song Lives On; Jason Crabb; George Beverly Shea, Rhea F. Miller; ; Gaither
Music Group

2 19 Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year The Promise; The Journey; Andrae Crouch; Andrae Crouch, Luther Mano Hanes; ; Riverphlo Entertainment
2 19 Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year What I Have I Give; Treasures Unseen; Beyond The Ashes; Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey, Depp Britt; ; Vine

Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year
A Beautiful Life; MIKESCHAIR; Matt Brownlewee; Curb Records
Blessings; Laura Story; Nathan Nockels; Fair Trade Services, LLC
Hundred More Years; Francesca Battistelli; ; Fervent
One Song at a Time; Jamie Grace; Chris Stevens, David Garcia, Arch Nemesiz; Gotee Records
What If We Were Real; Mandisa; Christopher Stevens, David Garcia, Dan Muckala; EMI CMG

3 25 Inspirational Album of the Year
A Man Like Me; Wes Hampton; Gordon Mote, Michael English, Nathan Zwald, Wes Hampton; Gaither Music
Group
3 25 Inspirational Album of the Year Captivated; Nicole C. Mullen; Ed Cash; Maranatha! Music
3 25 Inspirational Album of the Year Faroe Islands; Russ Taff; Jakup Zachariassen; Spring Hill Music

3 25 Inspirational Album of the Year God is Able; HILLSONG; Joel Houston, Reuben Morgan, Ben Fielding; Hillsong Music Australia
3 25 Inspirational Album of the Year Hope Of The Broken World; Selah; Jason Kyle, Todd Smith, Allan Hall; Curb Records

3 26 Southern Gospel Album of the Year A LIFETIME OF MUSIC; JOHN HAGEE; MICHAEL SYKES, DAVID HUNTSINGER; DIFFERENCE MEDIA
3 26 Southern Gospel Album of the Year
Miracles & Memories; Bowling Family; Mike & Kelly Bowling, Terah Penhollow and Kathy Crabb Hannah; Big
Ten House of Music
3 26 Southern Gospel Album of the Year Part of the Family; Collingsworth Family; Wayne Haun; StowTown
3 26 Southern Gospel Album of the Year Reach Out; Karen Peck & New River; Wayne Haun; Daywind
3 26 Southern Gospel Album of the Year The Song Lives On; Jason Crabb; Bill Gaither; Gaither Music Group

3 27 Bluegrass Album of the Year A Mother’s Prayer; Ralph Stanley; Ralph Stanley II; Rebel Records
3 27 Bluegrass Album of the Year Family Chain; John Bowman; John Bowman, Ben Issacs, Jimmy Edmonds; Pisgah Ridge
3 27 Bluegrass Album of the Year Grassroots Rambos; Rambo McGuire; Dony McGuire; Rambo McGuire Records
3 27 Bluegrass Album of the Year Indescribable: Bluegrass Meets Worship; Chigger Hill Boys & Terri; Mark Dunham; Daywind
3 27 Bluegrass Album of the Year Satisfied; Paul Williams & The Victory Trio; Paul Williams; Rebel Records

3 28 Country Album of the Year Brighter One; Marshall Hall; Marshall Hall, Jay DeMarcus, Michael English; Daywind
3 28 Country Album of the Year Dreamin’ Wide Awake; Doug Anderson; Wayne Haun; StowTown
3 28 Country Album of the Year Family Ties; Wilburn & Wilburn; Ben Isaacs; Daywind
3 28 Country Album of the Year Going Places; Crabb Revival; Michael Sykes; Daywind
3 28 Country Album of the Year New Day; The Martins; Jay DeMarcus; Gaither Music Group

3 29 Urban Album of the Year
Angel & Chanelle; Trin-i-tee 5:7; PJ Morton, Rockwilder, Fred Jerkins, Surefire Music Group, Andrew Scott,
Tito Ali, Stan Jones, David Mullen; Music World Gospel
3 29 Urban Album of the Year Church on the Moon; Deitrick Haddon; Deitrick Haddon; Verity Gospel Music Group
3 29 Urban Album of the Year
From Now On; Dawkins & Dawkins; Executive Producers: James Robinson Co-Executive Producer: Dawkins
& Dawkins; Light Records
3 29 Urban Album of the Year Something Big; Mary Mary; ; Sony
3 29 Urban Album of the Year
The Next Dimension; GI; Lamonte Harris, Curtis Langley, Marlon Anderson, Levi King, Tavis Simmons ,
Michael Clemmons, Derek Clark, Teraike Crawford, Joeworn Martin); BGA Music Group

3 30 Traditional Gospel Album of the Year How I Got Over; Smokie Norful; Jason Lyson; EMI Gospel
3 30 Traditional Gospel Album of the Year
If you didn’t know Now you Know; Norman Hutchins; Michael Bereal; co-producer Vicki Lataillade; Sueekey
Entertainment/IR Music Group
3 30 Traditional Gospel Album of the Year Promises; Richard Smallwood; Steven Ford; Verity Gospel Music Group
3 30 Traditional Gospel Album of the Year The Legacy Project; John P. Kee; ; Verity
3 30 Traditional Gospel Album of the Year XV Live; Chicago Mass Choir; Percy Gray, Jr.; Jeral Gray, Sr.; New Haven Records

3 31 Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year Becoming; Yolanda Adams; ; N House Music
3 31 Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year Change The Atmosphere; Christ Tabernacle Choir; Wayne Haun, Kevin Ward, Steve Carey; Vine
3 31 Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year Committed; Committed; ; Epic
3 31 Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year Hello Fear; Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, Shaun Martin; Verity Gospel Music Group
3 31 Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year Make It Loud; Martha Munizzi; Martha Munizzi; Martha Munizzi Muisic

4 33 Childrens Music Album of the Year From The Inside out For Kids; Kids Choir; Matt Huesmann & Steve Ivey; EMI CMG
4 33 Childrens Music Album of the Year
Great Worship Songs For Kids, Vol. 5; Great Worship Songs Kids Praise Band; Dale Mathews, Luke Gambill,
Johnathan Crumpton, Stacey Willbur, Daniel Deffenbaugh, John Andrade; Great Worship Songs
4 33 Childrens Music Album of the Year
Groovy; Denver and the Mile High Orchestra; Jamie Statema, Denver Bierman and Darren Rust; Go Fish
Kids Records
4 33 Childrens Music Album of the Year
Hosanna! Today’s Top Worship Songs for Kids; VeggieTales feat. Mark Hall from Casting Crowns and Amy
Grant; Scott Williamson; Big Idea Entertainment
4 33 Childrens Music Album of the Year I Am A Promise; Gaither Vocal Band; Bill Gaither, Ben Isaacs; Gaither Music Group

4 34 Spanish Language 25 Concierto Conmemorativo; Marcos Witt; Marcos Witt, Sergio González & Roberto Prado; CanZion
4 34 Spanish Language De Vuelta Al Jardin; Christine D’Clario; Integrity Music
4 34 Spanish Language Dile Al Corazon Que Camine; Jacobo Ramos; Integrity Music
4 34 Spanish Language Más fuerte que nunca; Coalo Zamorano; Coalo Zamorano, Chris Rocha & Mike X Zúñinga; CanZion
4 34 Spanish Language Somos uno; Generación 12; Lorena Castellanos & Iván Contreras; CanZion
4 34 Spanish Language Top 25 Cantos de Alabanza 2012; Various; Phil Sillas; Maranatha! Music

4 35 Special Event Ashes To Fire: Songs of Remembrance and Celebration of the Passion; Consuming Worship; Dave Clark; Maranatha! Music
4 35 Special Event Medicine: Live At The Black Academy; Ruben Studdard and Various Artists; Sam “Shake” Anderson and Curtis King; MCG Records
4 35 Special Event Passion: Here For You; Passion; Nathan Nockels; EMI CMG
4 35 Special Event The Journey; Andrae Crouch; Luther “Mano” Hanes; Riverphlo Entertainment
4 35
Special Event
The Story; Matthew West, Leigh Nash from Sixpence None the Richer, Mark Hall & Megan Garret from
Casting Crowns, Brandon Heath, Bart Millard from Mercy Me, Michael Tait From Newsboys, Blanca Callahan
from Group 1 Crew, Lecrae, Chris Tomlin, Peter Furler, Mandisa, Tod; Bernie Herms, Brown Bannister; EMI
Provident, Word

4 36 Christmas Album of the Year
A Skaggs Family Christmas Volume 2; Ricky Skaggs, The Whites, Molly Skaggs, Luke Skaggs, and Rachel
Leftwich; Ricky Skaggs; Skaggs Family Records
4 36 Christmas Album of the Year Christmas Hope; Benjamin Utecht; David Grow, Brian Siewart, David Hamilton; Green Hill Productions
4 36 Christmas Album of the Year
Christmas in Diverse City; TobyMac; Toby McKeehan, Christopher Stevens, Mike Woods, David Garcia,
Victor Oquendo, SUPERHEROSE, Tre Corley, Arch Nemeciz, Tim Rosenau, Matthew Edwards, DOA Allen
for the DESIGNATED HITTERS, Todde (toddiefunk) Lawton, Byron Mr. Talkbox” Chambers; EMI CMG”
4 36 Christmas Album of the Year Irish Country Christmas; Craig Duncan; Craig Duncan; Green Hill Productions
4 36 Christmas Album of the Year Oh For Joy; David Crowder*Band; David Crowder*Band; EMI CMG

5 38 Musical of the Year Come and Adore Him; Dave Clark, Steve W. Mauldin; ; ; ; Lillenas Publishing Company
5 38 Musical of the Year Down From His Glory; Mike Speck; ; ; ; Lillenas Publishing Company
5 38 Musical of the Year Gone; Geron Davis; ; ; ; SpiritSound Music Group
5 38 Musical of the Year Love Won; Kenna Turner West; ; ; ; Daywind
5 38 Musical of the Year
Mary, Did You Know? A Ready to Sing Christmas; Russell Mauldin, Sue C. Smith and Johnathan Crumpton; ;
; ; Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing

5 39 Youth/Childrens Musical of the Year
Extreme, Songs for Modern Youth Choir; Cliff Duren and Johnathan Crumpton; ; ; ; Brentwood-Benson Music
Publishing
5 39 Youth/Childrens Musical of the Year
God of This City; Susie Williams, David Ebensberger & Luke Gambill; ; ; ; Brentwood-Benson Music
Publishing
5 39 Youth/Childrens Musical of the Year Help! My Kids Have to Sing at Christmas!; Cherry Garasi; ; ; ; Lillenas Publishing Company
5 39 Youth/Childrens Musical of the Year The Amazing Grace Race; ; ; ; Celeste Clydesdale, David T. Clydesdale; Word Music
5 39 Youth/Childrens Musical of the Year The Great Christmas Giveaway; ; ; ; Celeste Clydesdale, David T. Clydesdale; Word Music

5 40 Choral Collection of the Year A Brooklyn Tabernacle Christmas; ; ; ; Carol Cymbala, Jason Webb; Word Music
5 40 Choral Collection of the Year Everlasting Praise 3; Mike Speck, Stan Whitmire; ; ; ; Lillenas Publishing Company
5 40 Choral Collection of the Year O What A Savior; Dave Clark, Steve W. Mauldin; ; ; ; Lillenas Publishing Company
5 40 Choral Collection of the Year
Ready to Sing the Songs of Bill and Gloria Gaither; Russell Mauldin and Johnathan Crumpton; ; ; ; Brentwood-
Benson Music Publishing
5 40 Choral Collection of the Year When the Stars Burn Down; Travis Cottrell; ; ; ; Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing

Long Form Music Video of the Year
A Skaggs Family Christmas LIVE; Ricky Skaggs, The Whites, Molly Skaggs, Luke Skaggs, and Rachel
Leftwich; Matt Coale; Ricky Skaggs,Billy Paul Jones, and Charlotte Scott; RS Entertainment Inc.; Skaggs
Family Records
Fear Not Tomorrow; The Collingsworth Family; Curt Casassa; Jim Hammond; P&KC Music; P&KC Music
Tent Revival Homecoming; Bill & Gloria Gaither and Homecoming Friends; Doug Stuckey; Bill Gaither, Barry
Jennings, Bill Carter; Gaither Television Productions; Gaither Music Group
The Song Lives On; Jason Crabb; Doug Stuckey; Bill Gaither; Gaither Television Productions; Gaither Music
Group
Yahweh; Hillsong Chapel; Luke Irvine; Executive Producer: Joel Houston; Producers: Reuben Morgan, Ben
Fielding; ; EMI CMG

Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year
Hallelujah; ; LeCrae; ; ; Reach
INTOXICATED; GENESIS SNAPSHOTS; JAYESS; ; ; ZOE RECORDS
Please Don’t Let Me Go; Outta Space Love; Group 1 Crew; Manwell Reyes, Pablo Villatoro, Andy Anderson,
David Garcia; ; Fervent
Riot; Backlight; Tedashi; ; ; Reach Records
The Overdose; Rehab Deluxe; LeCrae; ; ; Reach Records

Rock Recorded Song of the Year
Dark Horses; Vice Verses; Switchfoot; Jonathan Foreman, Tim Foreman; ; Credential Recordings/lowercasepeople/Atlantic
Faceless; Until We Have Faces; Red; Anthony Armstrong, Rob Graves, Jasen Rauch, Mark Holman; ;
Essential Records
Invisible; Horseshoes and Handgrenades; Disciple; Kevin Young, Ben Glover, Rob Hawkins; ; Fair Trade
Services, LLC
One Day Too Late; Awake; Skillet; John L. Cooper, Brian Howes; ; Ardent
Your Love Is A Mystery; Crazy Love; Hawk Nelson; Jason Dunn & Daniel Biro; ; BEC Recordings
Born Again; Born Again (Miracle Edition); Newsboys; Seth Mosely, Juan Otero,michael Tate, Wes Campbell;
; InPop
Crazy Love; Crazy Love; Hawk Nelson; Jason Dunn, Daniel Biro, Ian Eskelin, & Tony Wood; ; BEC
Recordings

Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year
Drifting; TBA; Plumb with Dan Haseltine; Tiffany Arbuckle Lee, Matt Bronleewe, Dan Haseltine; ; Curb
Records
Lucy; Awake; Skillet; John L. Cooper; ; Atlantic/Ardent/Fair Trade
Slumber; The Reckoning; NEEDTOBREATHE; Bear Rinehart, Bo Rinehart; ; Atlantic Records

Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year
Alive (MARY MAGDALENE); Music Inspired By THE STORY; Natalie Grant; Nichole Nordeman, Bernie
Herms; ; WOW Joint Venture
Blessings; Blessings; Laura Story; Laura Story; ; Fair Trade Services, LLC
Hold Me; One Song at a Time; Jamie Grace; Jamie Grace Harper, Toby McKeehan, Chris Stevens; ; Gotee
Records
Someone Worth Dying For; A Beautiful Life; MIKESCHAIR; Benjamin Glover, Michael Alan Grayson, Samuel
Anton Tinnesz; ; Curb Records
Your Great Name; Love Revolution; Natalie Grant; Michael Neale, Krissy Nordhoff; ; Curb Records

Worship Song of the Year
Beautiful Things; Beautiful Things; Gungor; Michael Gungor, Lisa Gungor; ; EMI CMG Publishing
Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me); Mark Hall, Michael Bleecker; Mark Hall,Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/My
Refuge Music (BMI) Michael Bleecker,Word Music (ASCAP); Come To The Well; Casting Crowns; Provident
Label Group
Hosanna; ; Brooke Fraser; ; ; Hillsong Publishing
I Give Myself Away; William McDowell, Sam Hinn; Delivery Room Publishing; As We Worship Live; William
McDowell; Light Records/Entertainment One
When the Stars Burn Down; Jonathan Lee and Jennie Riddle; UNIVERSAL MUSIC- BRENTWOOD BENSON
TUNES (SESAC)/ JLEE PUBLSIHING (SESAC). ADMIN BY UNIVERSAL MUSIC/ INTEGRITY PRAISE!
MUSIC; When the Stars Burn Down; Travis Cottrell; Inciite Media
Your Great Name; Michael Neale, Krissy Nordhoff; Integrity’s Praise Music; Love Revolution; Natalie Grant;
Integrity Music

Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year
Backlight; Tedashi; ; Reach Records
Captured; FLAME; Lamontt Blackshire, Courtney Peebles, Stephen Towns, Abraham Olaleye, Derek
Johnson, Alex Hitchens, Brandon Shockley, Dion, Burroughs, Alex Medina; Clear Sight Music
Culture Shock; Jai; ;
Rehab: The Overdose; LeCrae; ; Reach Records
The Whole Truth; D.A. Truth; ; Universal

Rock Album of the Year
Control; Abandon; Christpher Stevens, Paul Moak, Josh Silverberg; EMI CMG
Until We Have Faces; Red; Rob Graves; Essential Records
Vice Verses; Switchfoot; Neal Avron; EMI CMG
What I’ve Become; Ashes Remain; ; Fair Trade
With Shivering Hearts We Wait; Blindside; Mike Plotnikoff and Igor Khoroshev for Howard Benson
Productions, LLC; Fair Trade Services, LLC

Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year
Ad Astra Per Aspera; Abandon Kansas; Mark Lee Townsend; Gotee Records
Come Home; Luminate; Ed Cash, Paul Moak, Ben Glover; EMI CMG
Crazy Love; Hawk Nelson; ian Eskelin; BEC Recordings
Mountains Move; Kristian Stanfill; Jason Ingram, Rusty Varenkamp; EMI CMG
The Reckoning; NEEDTOBREATHE; ; Atlantic Records

Instrumental Album of the Year
Feedback; Derek Webb; Derek Webb; Fair Trade Services, LLC
A Moments Peace, Vol. 3; Great Worship Songs Players; Christopher Phillips, Luke Gambill; Great Worship
Songs
Inspirational Moods: Inspiring Hymns featuring Piano and Orchestra; Michael Omartian; Michael Omartian;
Green Hill Productions
Jesus Calling: Instrumental Songs For Devotion; Various Artists; Steve Ivey; EMI CMG
Unfailing Love: 20 Worship Songs of Comfort and Peace; Stan Whitmire; Stan Whitmire; Green Hill
Productions

Praise and Worship Album of the Year
Ghosts Upon The Earth; Gungor; Michael Gungor; Brash Music
10,000 Reasons; Matt Redman; Nathan Nockels; EMI CMG
Aftermath; Hillsong UNITED; Michael Guy Chislett, Joel Houston, James Rudder, Christopher Stevens; EMI
CMG
And If Our God is For Us..; Chris Tomlin; Ed Cash, Dan Muckala; EMI CMG
Make It Loud; Martha Munizzi; Martha Munizzi; Martha Munizzi Music

Recorded Music Packaging
Leveller – Deluxe Box; August Burns Red; Ryan Clark; Jordan Crane; Cory Morton; Solid State Records
A Way To See In The Dark/Sp Ed.; Jason Gray; Joanna Dee; Joanna Dee; Centricity
Burlap To Cashmere; Burlap To Cashmere; Theodore Pagano; Sean Mosher Smith; Chris Phelps; Essential
Records, Jive Records
Christmas In Diverse City; TobyMac; Jan Cook; Eddy Boer for Boerhaus; Lee Stephen, Ryan Lampa, Nick
West
This Is What We Believe/Deluxe; Aaron Shust; Joanna Dee; Joanna Dee; Centricity

Short Form Music Video of the Year
Feed The Machine; Red; Erwin Brothers; Dan Atchison; Alabama Production Group; Essential Records
7&70; Chris August; Evan Kaufmann, Randy Peterson; Detail Film; Fervent
A Thousand Generations; Sean Spicer with Tilly Cryar; Dustin Marcellino; Yochanan Marcellino; City of Peace
Films; City of Peace Media
As For Me And My House; John Waller; Dustin Marcellino; Yochanan Marcellino; City of Peace Films; City of
Peac Media
Crazy Love; Hawk Nelson; John Reuben; BEC Recordings
I Lift My Hands; Chris Tomlin; Nathan Corrona; Nathan Corrona; Dustbrand Films; EMI CMG
Miracles; Newsboys; TK McKamy; TK McKamy; Revolution Pictures; inpop Records
You Are More; Tenth Avenue North; Wes Edwards; Drew Langer; Ruckus Films; Reunion Records