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The 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominations Announced

HealedNashville, TN -- The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced today, from Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University, the nominees in 42 categories for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards. The conference was also streamed live on www.hearitfirst.com/live. The awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN at 6:30pm CT. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will air the awards show on the network’s global stage reaching over 100 million homes in the US, plus global and multi-platform distribution. Voting for the final winners will run August 26th through September 9th.

“Congratulations to all the nominees of the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards,” said Jackie Patillo, Executive Director of the Gospel Music Association. “The Doves celebrate the impact of all genres of Gospel music, recognizing talent, ministry and outstanding performances. It is an honor and a privilege to once again have Lipscomb University as our host for Gospel music’s biggest event of the year. Dr. Lowry and his staff work diligently along side us to create an event that has many moving parts.”

“To be announcing that the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards have a new home with TBN generates a lot of excitement for our organization. Not only do our organizations align in mission, but TBN will get the show and our music out to a greater audience than ever before. With their global and multi-platform enabled technology, virtually everyone, anywhere will be able to watch this year’s show,” continued Patillo.

“Once again the GMA Dove Awards will bring together the best and brightest singer, songwriters, musicians, and professionals in Gospel and Christian music,” said Matthew Crouch, Vice President of the Trinity Broadcasting Network. “And TBN, the leader in Christian television and America's most-watched faith channel, is honored to serve as the exclusive broadcast host for this night of unforgettable and life-changing music.” The nominees in 20 categories were revealed today during the press conference and included here are six of the top categories announced today.

Of interest to our readers are the two bluegrass music categories and their nominees.

  • Bluegrass Song of the Year – Cat 15
    • “Daniel Prayed” – The Isaacs, (writer) G.T. Speer
    • “If These Old Walls Could Talk” – Wilburn & Wilburn, (writers) Dianne Wilkerson, Jerry Salley
    • “Lord, In The Morning” – The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, (writers) Don Eidman
    • “Revelation Song” – Chigger Hill Boys & Terri (writer) Jennie Lee Riddle
    • “Won’t It Be Wonderful There” – Dailey & Vincent, (writer) Mildred Johnson
  • Bluegrass Album of the Year – Cat 26
    • Every Mile – Nathan Stanley, (producers) Terry Thompson, Nathan Stanley, Rhonda Thompson
    • Healed – Locust Ridge, (producer) Steve Gulley
    • I’d Do It All Over Again – Easter Brothers, (producers) Jared Easter, Steve Schramm, Gerald Crabb
    • The Living Years – The Isaacs, (producers) Ben Isaacs, Bill Gaither
    • Through It All – The Harper Family, (producer) Tim Surrett

Steve Gulley is feeling blessed and commented that he "just got a call from Rural Rhythm Records president/CEO, Sam Passamano II, informing me that the album that I produced, "Healed", by my dear friends, Locust Ridge, has been nominated for a Dove award in the bluegrass album of the year category. The Dove award is one of the greatest industry honors you can receive in gospel music and this one honors the group and producer, which makes me feel so humbled. Also, it's great to know that we recorded it right here at The Curve by myself and Bryan Turner. Thanks to my Lord and Savior for letting our paths cross and for putting us together as friends. So proud of the message, music and the boys who made it and allowed me to help create it.

Click Here for full list of nominees for the 2014 Dove Awards. – The Harper Family, (producer) Tim Surrett

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