Complete List of 2010 Dove Award Nominees

Category 9
Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year
albumartist; writer; label

  • "America"; America; Tracy Edmond; Tracy Edmond, Ken White; Curb Records
  • "End Of My Rope"; Five-Two Television; KJ-52; Jonah Sorrentino, Aaron Sprinkle; BEC Recordings
  • "Go On"; The Forecast EP; B.Reith; Brian Reith; Gotee Records
  • "Lost"; The Big Picture; Da' T.R.U.T.H.; Emanuel Lambert Jr, Freddy Washington Jr; Cross Movement Records
  • "Movin'"; Ordinary Dreamers; Group 1 Crew; Group 1 Crew, Jeremy James, Byron Chambers, Christopher Stevens; Fervent Records

Category 10
Rock Recorded Song of the Year
albumartist; writer; label

  • "Bring Me To Life"; Welcome To The Masquerade; Thousand Foot Krutch; Trevor McNevan, Steve Augustine, Joel Bruyere; Tooth & Nail
  • "Fight Inside"; Innocence & Instinct; Red; Jasen Rauch, Rob Graves, Jason McArthur, Bernie Herms; Essential
  • "Hero"; Awake; Skillet; John L. Cooper, Korey Cooper; Atlantic, Ardent, INO Records
  • "Mess of Me"; Hello Hurricane; Switchfoot; Jonathan Foreman, Tim Foreman; Credential Recordings
  • "Mystery of You"; Innocence & Instinct; Red; Jasen Rauch, Anthony Armstrong, Rob Graves, Jason McArthur; Essential Records

Category 11  
Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year
 albumartist; writer; label

  • "Always"; Hello Hurricane; Switchfoot; Jonathan Foreman; Credential Recordings
  • "Can't Take Away"; MIKESCHAIR; MIKESCHAIR; Sam Tinnesz, Mike Grayson, Jason Ingram; Curb Records
  • "How He Loves"; Church Music; David Crowder*Band; John Mark McMillan; Sparrow Records/sixsteps Records
  • "Lay 'Em Down"; The Outsiders; NEEDTOBREATHE; Bear Rinehart, Bo Rinehart; Atlantic Records
  • "You Gave Me A Promise"; Unbreakable; Fireflight; Dawn Richardson, Justin Cox, Glenn Drennen, Wendy Drennen, Phee Shorb, Rob Hawkins; Flicker

Category 12  
Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year
albumartist; writer; label

  • "City On Our Knees"; Tonight; tobyMac; Toby McKeehan, Jamie Moore, Cary Barlowe; ForeFront Records
  • "Free To Be Me"; My Paper Heart; Francesca Battistelli; Francesca Battistelli; Fervent Records
  • "Let The Waters Rise"; MIKESCHAIR; MIKESCHAIR; Sam Tinnesz, Ben Glover, Mike Grayson; Curb Records
  • "My Deliverer"; Freedom; Mandisa; Chad Cates, Jason Walker, Tony Wood; Sparrow Records
  • "Until The Whole World Hears"; Until The Whole World Hears; Casting Crowns; Mark Hall, Bernie Herms, Jason McArthur, Roger Glidewell; Beachstreet

Category 13  
Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year
albumartist; writer; label

  • "Hold On To Jesus"; Live At Oak Tree: Austins Bridge; Austins Bridge; Justin Rivers, Jason Baird; Daywind
  • "Hosanna"; You Deliver Me; Selah; Brenton Brown, Paul Baloche; Curb Records
  • "Jesus Saves"; Jesus Saves Live; Travis Cottrell; Travis Cottrell, David Moffitt; Indelible Creative Group
  • "Since The World Began"; Glory Revealed II: The Word of God in Worship; Matt Maher, Amy Grant, Ed Cash, Mac Powell; Mac Powell, Trevor Morgan; Reunion
  • "The Only Hope"; Bebo Norman; Bebo Norman; Bebo Norman; BEC Recordings

Category 14  
Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year
albumartist; writer; label

  • "Because He Lives"; Gaither Vocal Band Reunited; Gaither Vocal Band; William J. Gaither, Gloria Gaither; Gaither Music Group
  • "Born To Climb"; Expecting Good Things; Jeff & Sheri Easter; Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey; She Loves Music
  • "If You Knew Him"; Almost Morning; The Perrys; Joseph Habedank, Rodney Griffin; Daywind
  • "Life Goes On"; Life Goes On; Talley Trio; Marty Funderburk, Gina Boe; Horizon
  • "Live With Jesus"; The Boys Are Back; Oak Ridge Boys; Paul Kennerly; Spring Hill Music Group

Category 15
Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year
albumartist; writer; label

  • "I Heard My Savior Calling Me"; Destination Life; Rhonda Vincent; Rounder Records
  • "On The Other Side"; Brothers From Different Mothers; Dailey & Vincent; Rounder
  • "This World Is Not My Home"; Ricky Skaggs Solo: Songs My Dad Loved; Ricky Skaggs; Albert Brumley; Skaggs Family Records
  • "When We Fly"; Breaking Like Dawn; Little Roy Lewis & Lizzy Long; Joel Lindsey, Wayne Haun, Ty Herndon
  • "Working On A Building"; Mountain Soul II; Patty Loveless; Saguaro Road

Category 16
Country Recorded Song of the Year
albumartist; writer; label

  • "Dry Bones"; Live At Oak Tree: Austins Bridge; Austins Bridge; PD Arr by Justin Rivers, Bubba Smith; Daywind
  • "God Is There"; The Reason; Diamond Rio; Marty Roe, Jimmy Olander, Bernie Herms; Word Records
  • "King of the World"; How You Live (Deluxe Edition); Point of Grace; Cindy Morgan; Word Records
  • "Somebody Like Me"; Jason Crabb; Jason Crabb; Neil Thrasher, Michael Boggs; Spring Hill Music Group
  • "Thank God For Kids"; Every Light That Shines At Christmas; Ernie Haase & Signature Sound; Eddy Raven; Gaither Music Group