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Christian music round-up: Dove Awards nominations, upcoming releases

The band cored two nods
The band cored two nods
The Media Collective (used with permission)

Here's a look at what cam across the news wires last week in the world of Christian music:

Dove Awards

for KING & COUNTRY nabbed four nominations. In addition to a Long Form Video of the Year Dove nomination for the live performance DVD, HOPE IS WHAT WE CRAVE | LIVE, three nominations came for the duo’s lead single from RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG., “Fix My Eyes.” Gathering nods for Song of the Year, Contemporary Christian Performance and Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year, the track has also become the first No. 1 radio hit from the new album.

Jason Crabb received three nominations for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Crabb was honored with nods in the following categories: Short Form Video of the Year - "Love Is Stronger," Roman White (director), Michelle Abnet (producer), Southern Gospel Performance of the Year - "Love Is Stronger," Jay DeMarcus (producer) and Southern Gospel Song of the Year - "Love Is Stronger," Michael Mobley (writer).

We As Human scored a nomination in the Rock Song of the Year Category for their smash hit “Zombie,” which features Skillet’s John Cooper, as well as a nomination for Rock Album of the Year for their self-titled debut.

Upcoming Releases

Amy Grant’s original Billboard No. 1 hit "Baby, Baby" has returned to the charts in a new form. The remixed version of the single broke into the Top 10 this week, landing at No. 8, on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart, building buzz for the release of her first remix album In Motion: The Remixes on August 19.

Bethel Music releases the debut solo album from artist Steffany Gretzinger, "The Undoing," on August 26th through Provident Distribution. The Undoing is an intimate collection of original songs that began in what Steffany describes as “the moments in-between” - the life we live in between our corporate worship gatherings.

Rock band Disciple releases its first new album in nearly two years, "Attack," independently worldwide through The Fuel Music Sept. 23.

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