Dove Awards: Lecrae, Jonathan McReynolds, Kierra Sheard Among 2015 Nominees

2015 dove award nominees

Today the Gospel Music Association announced this year’s Dove Award nominees and Lecrae tops the list with seven nominations! Other nominees include Tasha CobbsJonathan McReynoldsErica Campbell, Kierra Sheard and more.

“This is always an exciting day for us at the GMA,” GMA Executive Director/President Jackie Patillo said about the announcement. ”We are honored to recognize the many talents of our industry and the contributions they have made. This year Gospel and Christian Music’s biggest night is going to be off the charts with unforgettable performances and special pairings.

The 46th annual Dove Awards returns on October 13 in Nashville, TN. Check out the list of nominees below!

Artist of the Year
Francesca Battistelli
Kari Jobe
Mercy Me

New Artist of the Year
About A Mile
Danny Gokey
I Am They
Lauren Daigle

Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year
Chris Tomlin
Hillsong UNITED

Southern Gospel Artist of the Year
Booth Brothers
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Gaither Vocal Band
The Collingsworth Family
The Isaacs

Gospel Artist of the Year
Erica Campbell
Fred Hammond
Israel & New Breed
Jonathan McReynolds
Tamela Mann
Tasha Cobbs

Rap/Hip-Hop Song of the Year
“Who You Know” – Derek Minor
“Sideways (ft. Lecrae)” – KB
“All I Need Is You” – Lecrae
“Mansion” – NF
“Volcano (ft. Jonathan Thulin)” – Rapture Ruckus

Contemporary Gospel/Urban Song of the Year
“Worth Fighting For” – Brian Courtney Wilson
“I Luh God (ft. Big Shizz)” – Erica Campbell
“Flaws” – Kierra Sheard,
“Say Yes (ft. Beyonce & Kelly Rowland)” – Michelle Williams
“No Greater Love” – Smokie Norful

Traditional Gospel Song of the Year
“Fill Me Up” – Casey J
“#War” – Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago
“How Awesome Is Our God (ft. Yolanda Adams)” – Israel & New Breed
“This Place” – Tamela Mann
“God My God” – VaShawn Mitchell
“Send The Rain” – William McDowell

Traditional Gospel Album of the Year
Worth Fighting For – Brian Courtney Wilson
The Truth – Casey J
Any Given Sunday – Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago
Amazing – Rickey Dillard and New G
Unstoppable – VaShawn Mitchell

Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year
Vintage Worship – Anita Wilson
I Will Trust – Fred Hammond
Graceland – Kierra Sheard
Journey to Freedom – Michelle Williams
Forever Yours – Smokie Norful

Inspirational Film of the Year
Do You Believe?
Left Behind
Mom’s Night Out
The Song
When The Game Stands Tall

Click HERE to view the full list of the nominees.