Gospel Music Association announces GMA Dove Awards nominees
Published: February 22, 2012 12:22PM
Updated: February 22, 2012 12:22PM
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The Gospel Music Association (GMA) today announced the 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards nominees at a press conference at The Georgian Terrace Hotel in Atlanta.

Nominees were announced by Montell Jordan, known for his hit “This is How We Do It,” BET “Lift Every Voice” host CoCo Brother, Daytime EMMY-nominated comedian Chonda Pierce, and wrestler AJ Styles.

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

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.

The 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards nominees include:

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
Casting Crowns
David Crowder*Band
Gaither Vocal Band
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The Isaacs

For more information, visit www.gospelmusic.org