42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards

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Nominees and Winners

Nominees and Winners

How Did the Doves Fly?
Hosted by the effervescent Sherri Shepherd, it was a night that paid tribute to gospel music’s veterans and recognized the industry’s emerging talents as the 42nd Annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards entertained a sold-out crowd at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre. Read more or click here for a complete list of winners.

42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards Celebrated at Atlanta's Fabulous Fox Theatre, Pulls In Major Star Power at Sold-Out Show
Click here for a complete list of winners. This is the first year that gmc presented their UPLIFT SOMEONE award, which recognizes individuals who better the world and inspire others to do the same. Read more.

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Blog Roll at the 42nd Annual Dove Awards
Live tidbits from backstage at the show! Read more.

Countdown to the Dove Awards
Pre-Show, Fox Theatre

The 42nd Annual GMA Dove Award Pre-Show was held this afternoon in the Eqyptian Ballroom inside Atlanta’s historic Fox Theatre. Read more.

When Doves Fly: 11 Reasons to Watch
The list of contenders has been announced and the fan poll is officially open, which means the 2011 Dove Awards are about to fly into Atlanta. Before you decide to head downtown to the historic Fox Theatre or watch it Easter Sunday on gmc, consider the inside scoop on what this year’s show has in store.

Behind the Ballot: How Artists Make the Cut...
And Other Doves Facts You May Not Know

The Oscars, the GRAMMYs, the Stellars... it's Awards season, in case you hadn't noticed, which leads to the inevitable question: Who makes the final list and how? To read more, click here.

The GMC Dove Blog
April 20, 2011
11:03David Crowder’s “SMS Shine” won the Short Form Video Dove... “Pink and orange, you’d think you could tell, but it’s hard. I don’t like pink or orange... You buy every peg on the planet, and then you have to wait to buy more... they don’t sort them before they send them to you. You have to sort the pink and orange out...  The green peg is the best. The Quad green.” David Crowder is way too passionate about Lite Brite pegs, but then...

March 29, 2011
Sometimes it’s not who knows your name, but who knows about your talent.Her name was Esperanza Spaulding, but nobody (or next to nobody) knew it... until she bested Justin Bieber, the most popular new artist ever, and won this year’s GRAMMY for Best New Artist. A jazz composer, arranger, singer and bassist, Spaulding had been performing for years and had recorded three albums, but when her name was announced, music fans all over the world scratched their heads and said, ‘Esper...

March 15, 2011
TobyMac and Chris Tomlin led the pack with six Dove Award nominations each at the 2011 press conference held at Atlanta’s Fox Theater. 2011 marks the first time in 42 years the historic venue has hosted the event. Chris August and Jason Crabb followed close behind, each getting a nod in five artist categories, with Marvin Sapp, Francesca Battistelli, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound and MIKESCHAIR each receiving four. Female Vocalist and Artist of the Year nominee Battistelli, along with...