ATLANTA — The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced the nominations for the 42nd Annual Dove Awards this morning at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia.
 
The Dove Awards will be taped at the famed Fox Theatre on April 20, 2011, and the show is set to air on gmc Easter Sunday.
 
The nominees for some of the major categories are listed below.  Let us know your thoughts.  Were your favorite artists nominated?  Who do you think will win? 
 
Keep checking back with The Sound Opinion for upcoming Dove Award coverage!
 
Male Vocalist of the Year
Doug Anderson
Chris August
Jason Crabb
Brandon Heath
Israel Houghton
Marvin Sapp
Chris Tomlin
 
Female Vocalist of the Year
Audrey Assad
Francesca Battistelli
Natalie Grant
Britt Nicole
Janet Paschal
Kerrie Roberts
Laura Story
 
Group of the Year
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Gaither Vocal Band
Sidewalk Prophets
Tenth Avenue North
MercyMe
MIKESCHAIR
NEEDTOBREATHE
 
Artist of the Year
Francesca Battistelli
Jason Crabb
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Natalie Grant
Marvin Sapp
tobyMac
Chris Tomlin
 
New Artist of the Year
Audrey Assad
Chris August
Forever Jones
John Mark McMillan
No Other Name
Kerrie Roberts
Kristian Stanfill
 
Producer of the Year 
Bernie Herms
Ed Cash
Ian Eskelin
Jason Ingram & Rusty Varenkamp
Wayne Haun
Song of the Year:
– “All of Creation”; MercyMe; Bart Millard, Robby Shaffer, Jim Bryson, Mike Scheuchzer, Barry Graul; Brown Bannister, Dan Muckala, Simpleville Music/Wet As A Fish Music/Wintergone Music/Banistuci Music (ASCAP)
– “Beautiful, Beautiful”; Francesca Battistelli; Francesca Battistelli, Ian Eskelin, Andrew Fromm; Word Music LLC (ASCAP), Designer Music, Inc./Honest and Popular Songs (SESAC), Universal Music/Z Songs/ Ocean at Night Music (BMI)
– “Get Back Up”; tobyMac; Toby McKeehan, Cary Barlowe, Jamie Moore, Aaron Rice; Achtober Songs (BMI), Emack Music/Rizzle Music/Jamnu Music (ASCAP), Castle Bound Music, Inc./Bummerman Music, Inc. (SESAC)
– “Hold My Heart”; Tenth Avenue North; Mike Donehey, Jason Ingram, Phillip LaRue; Formerly Music/Peertunes Ltd./Sony/ATV Timber Publishing/Windsor Way Music (SESAC)
“Lead Me”; Sanctus Real; Matt Hammitt, Jason Ingram, Chris Rohman; Birdwing Music/Toledo Tomorrow Music/1012 Rosedale Music (ASCAP), Windsor Hill Music/So Essential Tunes/West Main Music (SESAC)
– “Let The Waters Rise”; MIKESCHAIR; Sam Tinnesz, Mike Grayson, Ben Glover; Screaming Norman Music/WB Music Corp (ASCAP),
Curb Congregation Songs/Strength to Shout Publishing /Wave and Romi Publishing (SESAC)
– “Love Came Calling”; Triumphant Quartet; Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey; PsalmSinger Music/Bridge Building Music/Hefton Hill Music (BMI)
– “Our God”; Chris Tomlin; Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman, Jesse Reeves, Chris Tomlin; Thankyou Music (PRS), sixsteps Music/worshiptogether.com Songs/Said And Done Music/Vamos Publishing/SHOUT! Publishing (ASCAP)
– “Sometimes I Cry”; Jason Crabb; Gerald Crabb; Christian Taylor Music (BMI)
– “Starry Night”; Chris August; Chris August, Ed Cash; Word Music LLC (ASCAP), Alletrop Music (BMI)
 
Rock Recorded Song of the Year
– “Anchor”; Satellites and Sirens; Satellites and Sirens; Geoffrey Hunker, Rusty Varenkamp, Jason Ingram; Word Records
– “Dear X (You Don’t Own Me)”; Horseshoes & Handgrenades; Disciple; Kevin Young, Ben Glover, Rob Hawkins, INO Records
– “Showstopper”; Tonight; tobyMac; Toby McKeehan, Chris Stevens; Forefront Records 
–  “Start Again”; Innocence And Instinct; Red; Jasen Rauch, Rob Graves, Jason McArthur; Essential Recordings
– “The Sound (John M. Perkins Blues)”; Hello Hurricane; Switchfoot; Jonathon Foreman, Tim Foreman; Atlantic Records, Credential Recordings
 
Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year
– “Beautiful Things”; Beautiful Things; Gungor; Michael Gungor, Lisa Gungor; Brash Music
– “Lift Up Your Face”; Move; Third Day; Mac Powell; Essential Recordings, Consuming Fire
– “Something Beautiful”; The Outsiders; NEEDTOBREATHE; Bear Rinehert, Bo Rinehert; Atlantic Records
– “Straight To Your Heart”; MIKESCHAIR; MIKESCHAIR; Sam Tinnesz, Michael Grayson, Matt Bronleewe; Curb Records
– “Tonight”; Tonight; tobyMac; Toby McKeehan, Chris Stevens, Cary Barlowe; Forefront Records
 
Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year
– “All of Creation”; The Generous Mr. Lovewell; MercyMe; MercyMe, Dan Muckala, Brown Bannister; INO Records
– “Beautiful, Beautiful”; My Paper Heart; Francesca Battistelli, Ian Eskelin, Andrew Fromm; Fervent Records
– “Get Back Up”; Tonight; tobyMac; Toby McKeehan, Cary Barlowe, Jamie Moore, Aaron Rice; Forefront Records
– “Keep Changing the World”; MIKESCHAIR; MIKESCHAIR; Sam Tinnesz, Michael Grayson, Matt Bronleewe; Curb Records
– “Lead Me”; Pieces of a Real Heart; Sanctus Real; Jason Ingram, Matt Hammitt, Chris Rohman; Sparrow Records
– “Starry Night”; No Far Away; Chris August; Chris August, Ed Cash; Fervent Records, Word Records
 
Worship Song of the Year 
–  “Christ Is Risen”; Matt Maher, Mia Fieldes; Thankyou Music, Spiritandsong.com, Hillsong Publishing
– “Greatness of Our God”; Reuben Morgan, Jason Ingram, Stuart Garrard; Shout! Publishing, Sony ATV
– “How Great Is The Love”; Meredith Andrews, Jacob Sooter, Paul Baloche; Word Music, Integrity’s Hosanna Music, LeadWorship Songs
– “How He Loves”; John Mark McMillan; Integrity Music
– “Our God”; Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman, Jesse Reeves, Chris Tomlin; Thankyou Music, sixsteps Music, worshiptogether.com Songs, Said and Done Music, Vamos Publishing, Jonas Myrin/SHOUT! Publishing 
 
 
Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year
– Move; Third Day; Paul Moak; Essential
– Pieces Of A Real Heart; Sanctus Real; Christopher Stevens, Jason Ingram, Rusty Varenkamp; Sparrow Records
– Satellites & Sirens; Satellites & Sirens; Jason Ingram, Rusty Varenkamp; Word
– The Medicine; John Mark McMillan; Elijah Mosely and John Mark McMillan; Integrity Music
– The Rising; Charlie Hall; Kendall Combes; Sparrow Records/sixstepsrecords
– Tonight; TobyMac; Toby McKeehan, Christopher Stevens, Dave Wyatt, Jamie Moore; ForeFront Records
Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year
– Jars of Clay Presents The Shelter; Jars of Clay, various; Jars of Clay; Essential
– Love Revolution; Natalie Grant; Bernie Herms; Curb
– No Far Away; Chris August; Ed Cash, Chris August; Fervent/Word
– The Light Meets the Dark; Tenth Avenue North; Jason Ingram, Rusty Varenkamp, Phillip Larue; Reunion
– Until the Whole World Hears; Casting Crowns; Mark A. Miller; Beachstreet 

Praise & Worship Album of the Year
– A Beautiful Exchange; Hillsong Live; Andrew Crawford, Joel Houston, Reuben Morgan, Peter Wilson; Hillsong Church T/A Hillsong Music AU/Sparrow
– As Long As It Takes; Meredith Andrews; Jason Ingram and Rusty Varenkamp; Word      

– Everywhere; Geron Davis; Geron Davis; Great Worship Songs
– Jars of Clay Presents The Shelter; Jars of Clay; Jars of Clay; Gray Matters/Essential
– Passion: Awakening; Chris Tomlin, Kristian Stanfill, David Crowder*Band, Christy Nockels, Charlie Hall, Matt Redman, Fee, Hillsong United; Nathan Nockels; Sparrow Records/sixstepsrecords

– We Cry Out: The Worship Project; Jeremy Camp; Brown Bannister and Jeremy Camp; BEC Recordings 
 

Short Form Video of the Year
– Better Than A Hallelujah; Amy Grant; Kip Kubin; Kip Kuben
– For Those Who Wait; Fireflight; The Erwin Brothers; Dan Atchison; Alabama Production Company
– Invasion (Hero); Trip Lee; Amisho Baraka Lewis, TK McKamy; Amisho Baraka Lewis, TK McKamy; Lions and Liars
– My Own Little World; Matthew West; Eric Welch; Broken Poet Productions
– SMS (Shine); David Crowder*Band; David Crowder*Band; David Crowder*Band
 
Long Form Music Video of the Year
– A Beautiful Exchange; Hillsong Live; Joel Houston; Andrew Crawford, Joel Houston, Reuben Morgan, etc; N/A; Hillsong Church T/A Hillsong Music AU/Sparrow
– A Tribute to the Cathedral Quartet; Ernie Haase & Signature Sound; Doug Stuckey; Bill Gaither, Ernie Haase; Gaither Television Productions; Gaither Music Group
– An Inconvenient Christmas; The Oak Ridge Boys; Jim Halsey; Warren G. Stitt, David Forman, Duane Allen; Halsey DVD; Spring Hill Music Group
– Count Your Blessings; Bill and Gloria Gaither and Homecoming Friends; Doug Stuckey; Bill Gaither, Barry Jennings, Bill Carter; Gaither Television Productions; Gaither Music Group
– Until the Whole World Hears…Live; Casting Crowns; The Erwin Brothers; Dan Atchison; Alabama Production Company; Beachstreet/Reunion