Complete List of 2010 Dove Award Nominees

The following is the complete list of nominees, as announced Thursday, for the 41st annual Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Awards to be presented Apr. 21 in Nashville:

Category 1  
Song of the Year

song title; writer; publisher (award to the writer and publisher)

  • "Born To Climb"; Jeff & Sherri Easter; Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey; Bridge Building Music, Psalm Singer Music, Hefton Hill Music (BMI)
  • "By Your Side"; Tenth Avenue North; Essential Publishing
  • "Free To Be Me"; Francesca Battistelli; Francesca Battistelli; Word
  • "God Is There"; Diamond Rio; Marty Roe, Jimmy Olander, Bernie Herms; Ole, Warner Chappell, Word Music
  • "I Will Rise"; Chris Tomlin; Louie Giglio, Chris Tomlin, Matt Maher, Jesse Reeves; Songs, sixsteps Music, Spirit and, Vamos Publishing, Thank You Music
  • "Let The Waters Rise"; MIKESCHAIR; Sam Tinnesz, Mike Grayson, Ben Glover
  • "Revelation Song"; Phillips, Craig & Dean; Jennie Lee Riddle; Jennie Lee Riddle, Gateway Create Publishing, Integrity's Praise Music
  • "Somebody Like Me"; Jason Crabb; Neil Thrasher, Michael Boggs; 2009 Sweet Summer Music, Kobalt Songs, Crosstown Uptown Music, Major Bob Music, Upsurge Music (ASCAP)
  • "Two Hands"; Jars of Clay; Dan Haseltine, Charlie Lowell, Stephen Mason, Matt Odmark, Jeremy Lutito, Gabe Ruschival; Dudie Music, Chigostick Music, Bridge Building, Pogostick Music
  • "Why Can't All God's Children Get Along"; Karen Peck & New River; Stephen Hill; Christian Taylor Music (BMI), Dingo Bat Music (BMI)

Category 3  
Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Jeremy Camp
  • Jason Crabb
  • Michael English
  • Brandon Heath
  • Donnie McClurkin
  • Smokie Norful
  • Bebo Norman
  • Mark Schultz

Category 4  
Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Francesca Battistelli
  • Karen Peck Gooch
  • Natalie Grant
  • Heather Headley
  • Mandisa
  • Dawn Michele
  • Laura Story

Category 5  
Group of the Year

  • Casting Crowns
  • Gaither Vocal Band
  • Hezekiah Walker & The Love Fellowship Crusade Choir
  • Jars of Clay
  • Skillet
  • Tenth Avenue North

Category 6
Artist of the Year

  • Francesca Battistelli
  • Casting Crowns
  • Jason Crabb
  • Jars of Clay
  • Mary Mary
  • Skillet
  • tobyMac

Category 7  
New Artist of the Year

  • Crystal Aikin
  • Bluetree
  • Jonny Diaz
  • Kari Jobe
  • Revive
  • Sidewalk Prophets
  • Brian Courtney Wilson

Category 8
Producer of the Year

  • Ed Cash
  • Ian Eskelin
  • Wayne Haun
  • Bernie Herms
  • Jason Ingram, Rusty Varenkamp

Dove Awards in Recorded Song Categories are given to the Artist and Songwriter, if other than the Artist.

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