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2010 Dove Awards vote for Fan Favorites

The 41st Annual Dove Awards will be shown on Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 8pm EST on the GMC (Gospel Music Channel).  For Baltimore viewers that's Comcast channel 189, Verizon FIOS channel 224, and DirecTV channel 338. 

Fan votes are open from March 1 through April 20, 2010.  Fans can vote online for Artist of the Year and New Artist of the Year.  Only one online vote per category for the entire voting period so chose wisely.  You can also text your Dove Award vote to 72648.

Up for Artist of the Year are:

  • Casting Crowns  (text DOVE CROWNS)
    (Grammy Award, AMA Award & Dove Award winners.  Latest song: "Until the Whole World Hears")
  • Francesca Battistelli (text DOVE FRAN)
    ("It's Your Life" and Grammy Award-nominated "Free To Be Me")
  • Jars of Clay (text DOVE JARS)
    ("Two Hands" was their smash hit from their newest release, "The Long Fall Back to Earth")
  • Jason Crabb (text DOVE JASON)
    (Country Gospel singer also Grammy nominated)
  • Mary Mary (text DOVE MARY)
    (Their latest album, The Sound, is currently #4 on the Billboard Gospel Album list)
  • Skillet (text DOVE SKILLET)
    (Their latest album "Awake" is #4 on Billboard's Christian Album list.  Their song "Monster" has been a crossover hit on the Alternative (Rock) charts)
  • TobyMac (text DOVE TOBY)
    (Their latest album "Tonight" is #3 in Christian Albums.  "City On Our Knees" has been out for weeks and is still strong at #7 with his latest release "Get Back Up" currently at #15)

Up for New Artist of the Year are:

  • Bluetree (text DOVE BLUETREE)
    (A Northern Ireland Christian band"God of this City" is their song that was covered by Chris Tomlin)
  • Brian Courtney Wilson (text DOVE BRIAN)
    (All I Need is currently #8 on the Billboard Gospel Songs list & his album, Just Love, is #10)
  • Crystal Aikin (text DOVE CRYSTAL)
    (Gospel artist and 2007 BET award winner, her self titled album from 2009 peaked at #3)
  • Jonny Diaz (text DOVE JONNY)
    (The album "More Beautiful You" soared on the Christian Albums and the song is currently #28 on the Adult Contemporary charts)
  • Kari Jobe (text DOVE KARI)
    (Kari is a worship leader with her self titled album with hits such as "I'm Singing" and "Healer")
  • Revive (text DOVE REVIVE)
     (Australian Christian band opened for Third Day to go on to release their first album "Chorus of the Saints")
  • Sidewalk Prophets (text DOVE SIDEWALK)
    (Their album "These Simple Truths" offers several great songs like "Words I Would Say" and "Just Might Change Your Life")

You can check out many of these artists on Billboard's Christian Songs list and Billboard's Gospel Songs list.  These artists can be heard locally here in Baltimore on 95.1 SHINE FM and Heaven 600.

The categories (visit the GMA Dove Awards site for nominees) this year are:

  • Artist of the Year
  • New Artist of the Year
  • Group of the Year
  • Female Vocalist of the Year
  • Male Vocalist of the Year
  • Song of the Year
  • Producer of the Year
  • Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year
  • Rock Recorded Song of the Year
  • Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year
  • Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year
  • Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year
  • Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year
  • Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year
  • Country Recorded Song of the Year
  • Urban Recorded Song of the Year
  • Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year
  • Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year
  • Worship Song of the Year
  • Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year
  • Rock Album of the Year
  • Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year
  • Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year
  • Inspirational Album of the Year
  • Southern Gospel Album of the Year
  • Bluegrass Album of the Year
  • Country Album of the Year
  • Traditional Gospel Album of the Year
  • Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year
  • Instrumental Album of the Year
  • Children's Music Album of the Year
  • Spanish Language Album of the Year
  • Special Event Album of the Year
  • Christmas Album of the Year
  • Praise & Worship Album of the Year
  • Musical of the Year
  • Youth/Children's Musical of the Year
  • Choral Collection of the Year
  • Recorded Music Packaging
  • Short Form Video of the Year
  • Long Form Music Video of the Year
     

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