The 2010 Dove Awards are just around the corner, and we’ve finally learned who’s been nominated in each category.
While none of our faves made the cut for Song of the Year, we’re happy to see that both Donnie McClurkin and Smokie Norful are holding it down in the Male Vocalist of the Year and the Contemporary Song of the Year categories.
And Smokie faces even more stiff competition for the Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year award. Vickie Winans snagged a nomination in the category for “How I Got Over.” According to GospelMusic.org, the award could also go to Queen Latifah who earned a nomination with “Oh Happy Day.”
Sadly neither Vickie nor the Queen were nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year. That honor went to Heather Hedley and Mandisa among others.
If Heather doesn’t win that award, she’s still got a chance to take a statuette home because she’s been nominated in the Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year too. Also up for the award are Smokie, Fred Hammons and Hezekiah Walker.
Newcomer Brian Courtey Wilson might also want to get an acceptance speech ready because he’s nominated for New Artists of the Year and Urban Recorded Song of the Year.
Let’s not forget that our girls from Mary Mary are contenders for Artist of the Year. To see if they take home the prize, watch the Dove Awards when it airs April 25 on the Gospel Music Channel at 8 p.m. EST. If you can’t wait that long, the ceremony will be taped on April 21 at the Grand Ole Opry, and you can get a ticket to the show here.
– Sonya Eskridge