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McKeehan/ Franklin Top 34th Annual Dove Nominations

Posted in News on February 3, 2003
Nominees for the 34th Annual Dove Awards were recently announced at a press conference at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center (1/14), and BMI songwriter/artists led the way in multiple nominations. Toby McKeehan topped the list with nine nods including Artist, Rap/Hip Hop/Dance Song and Modern Rock/Alternative Song. Kirk Franklin earned eight total mentions including Contemporary Gospel Song and Contemporary Gospel Album. Producer Wayne Haun claimed seven nominations for recordings in the Country Song, Bluegrass Song, Bluegrass Album, Southern Gospel Album, Instrumental Album and Special Event Album categories. Song of the Year candidates include Mark Schultz's "Back In His Arms Again" and Audio Adrenaline's "Ocean Floor". Other contending BMI affiliates include The Crabb Family, Jars of Clay, Dottie Peoples, Steven Curtis Chapman, GRITS, Pillar, Rebecca St. James, Monroe Jones, Yolanda Adams, Marc Byrd, Jennifer Knapp and The Blind Boys of Alabama. CBS will broadcast the Dove Awards live from the GEC on Thursday, April 10 at 8 p.m. (CST).


Toby McKeehan

Kirk Franklin

Congratulations to BMI's 2003 Dove Award nominees:

NINE NOMINATIONS:
Toby McKeehan

EIGHT NOMINATIONS:
Kirk Franklin

SEVEN NOMINATIONS:
Wayne Haun

FOUR NOMINATIONS:
The Crabb Family
The Hoskins Family
Jars of Clay

THREE NOMINATIONS:
Audio Adrenaline
Dottie Peoples
Mark Schultz
Mike Bowling
Monroe Jones
The Oak Ridge Boys
Rebecca St. James
Trin-i-tee 5:7

TWO NOMINATIONS:
12 Stones
Yolanda Adams
Kenny Bereal
Steven Curtis Chapman
Don Clark
Nate Clemmons
Jeff and Sheri Easter
Vince Gill
Gold City
Greater Vision
GRITS
Israel Houghton
Jennifer Knapp
Will McGinnis
Mike City
Mark Stuart
Smokie Norful
Charlie Peacock
Karen Peck and New River
Pillar
Barry Poynter
Aaron Sprinkle
The Blind Boys of Alabama
The Canton Spirituals
The Lewis Family
The Paynes
The Perrys
Harvey Watkins

SINGLE NOMINATIONS:
Adore
Adam Anders
Paul Allen
Luther Barnes
Ron Block
Kevin Bond
Matt Bronleewe
Tyler Burkum
Buster
Marc Byrd
Eddie Carswell
Teron Carter
Ed Cash
Charlie Daniels Band
Alvin Chea
John Chelew
Chigger Hill Boys & Terri
Michael Clemons
David Corlew
Jim Cooper
Cumberland Quartet
Cedric Dent
Chris Eaton
Fleming & John
Paul Fox
Brian Free & Assurrance
Paul Garcia
Ernie Haase
Tom T. Hall
Fred Hammond
Sanchez Harley
Dan Haseltine
Rick Hendrix
Bob Herdman
Norman Hutchins
Rodney Jerkins
Tim Johnson
Stacey Jones
Joy Electric
Joel Kibble
Mark Kibble
Lifehouse
Lordsong
Dorothy Love-Coates
Charlie Lowell
Merlin Lucious
The Martins
Stephen Mason
Kevin Max
Curtis Mayfield
Claude McKnight
Brent Milligan
Dave Moody
The Nelons
Matt Odmark
Old Time Gospel Hour Quartet
Out Of Eden
Paul Overstreet
Joe Pace
Sandi Patty
Brian Peters
Otto Price
Doug Riley
Professor James Roberson
Ric Robbins
Marvin Sapp
Shavoni
Pamela Sheyne
Charlie Sizemore
Skillet
Southern Brothers
Pete Stewart
Mike Speck
Take 6
Ben Tankard
Michael Tait
Michael Anthony Taylor
Stephen Tedeschi
David Thomas
Up In The Mix Music
Miguel Angel Villagran
Asaph Ward
Cornelius Dwayne Watkins
Cece Winans
Joe Wolfe
Gerald Wolfe