GMC Announces '09 Nominees for Top Christian Music Video Awards

Nominees for this year's Gospel Music Channel music video awards have been announced and fans are being encouraged to vote for their favorites before the deadline – Nov. 13.

This year's nominees, selected by a GMC Blue Ribbon Committee, include Jars of Clay, Francesca Battistelli, Canton Jones, Sara Evans, Brandon Heath, Point of Grace, Mary Mary, tobyMac, Skillet and Israel Houghton, among others.

Categories this year include the six usual – Rock, Pop, Country, Soul, Hip Hop, Contemporary – as well as a new category, Praise & Worship.

From now until Nov. 13, music fans are invited to vote for their favorite videos in each category and do so at most once per day. Each category consists of six nominees, each selected after a first round of voting.

Following this second round of voting, music fans will have to wait until the 2009 GMCVA winners will be announced in a one-hour television special to premiere on GMC on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010.

The complete list of nominees, announced Wednesday, is as follows:


More Beautiful You - Jonny Diaz
Wait And See - Brandon Heath
None Like You - Javen
Just Wanna Say - Israel Houghton
Free To Be Me - Francesca Battistelli
Two Hands - Jars Of Clay

I Wish - Point Of Grace
Somebody Said A Prayer - Billy Ray Cyrus
Low - Sara Evans
My Hallelujah Song - Julianne Hough
Up To Him - Tracy Lawrence
Love - Sugarland

Hip Hop
Don't Waste Your Life - Lecrae
G.O.D. - Canton Jones
Beautiful Morning - GRITS feat. Pigeon John
My Lane - Dre Murray
Goin' Outta Control - Kaboose
Back Man - big AL

Comatose Comes Alive - Skillet
The Difference - Philmont
Hard To Believe - VOTA
Death of Me - Red
Blue - Manic Drive
Fight For Your King - Corpus Christi

Lose My Soul - tobyMac feat. Kirk Franklin & Mandisa
In Your Eyes - The Wrecking
Arise (Stand Up) - Shachah
Get Up - Mary Mary
Go On - B. Reith
Time For A Change - 21:03

Praise & Worship
Rain On Us - Earnest Pugh
I Will Rise - Chris Tomlin
I Trust You - James Fortune & FIYA
Everything Glorious - David Crowder Band
A New Hallelujah - Michael W. Smith
A Heart That Forgives - Kevin LeVar

You Never Let Me Down - Marvin Winans, Jr.
Tell The World - Amos Saint Jean
It Ain't Over - Maurette Brown Clark
The Goodness - W.H.A.T.
Happy - Tim Rogers & The Fellas
It Ain't Over - Claude Deuce