September 04, 2015

2015 Dove Award Nominees

The nominations are in for the 46th Annual Dove Awards, to be held October 13th in Nashville, Tennessee. The following is a complete list of ASCAP nominees:

Song of the Year

"Overwhelmed" - Big Daddy Weave

  • (ASCAP writer) Michael Weaver
  • (ASCAP publishers) Weave Country, Word Music, LLC

"Thrive" - Casting Crowns

  • (ASCAP writer) Matthew West
  • (ASCAP publishers) Atlas Holdings, Highly Combustible Music, House of Story Music Publishing

"Come As You Are" - Crowder

  • (ASCAP writers) Ben Glover, David Crowder
  • (ASCAP publishers) 9t One Songs, Ariose Music, sixsteps Music, songs

"Hope In Front Of Me" - Danny Gokey

  • (ASCAP writer) Brett James
  • (ASCAP publishers) External Combustion Music, Songs of Brett, W B Music Corp

"He Knows My Name" - Francesca Battistelli

  • (ASCAP writer) Francesca Battistelli
  • (ASCAP publishers) Francesca Music, Word Music, LLC

"How Can It Be" - Lauren Daigle

  • (ASCAP writer) Jeff Johnson
  • (ASCAP publisher) Ponies Riding Shotgun

"We Believe" - Newsboys

  • (ASCAP writers) Matthew Hooper, Travis Ryan
  • (ASCAP publishers) Integrity Worship Music, Life Worship, Travis Ryan Music

"This Is Amazing Grace" - Phil Wickham

  • (ASCAP writers) Jeremy Riddle, Josh Farro
  • (ASCAP publishers) Bethel Music Publishing, WB Music Corp

Songwriter of the Year

  • Lecrae Moore

Songwriter of the Year (Non-Artist)

  • Benjamin Glover
  • David Garcia

Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year

  • for KING & COUNTRY, Word Entertainment
  • Hillsong UNITED, Hillsong Church T/A/Sparrow Records
  • Lecrae, Reach Records

Southern Gospel Artist of the Year

  • Booth Brothers, Spring Hill Music Group
  • Gaither Vocal Band, Spring House Music Group

Gospel Artist of the Year

  • Erica Campbell, Entertainment One
  • Jonathan McReynolds, Light Records
  • Tasha Cobbs, Motown Gospel

Artist of the Year

  • for KING & COUNTRY, Fervent Records
  • Francesca Battistelli, Fervent Records
  • Lecrae, Reach Records

New Artist of the Year

  • About A Mile, Word Entertainment

Producer of the Year

  • David Garcia and Ben Glover (Team)
  • Joseph Prielozny

Rap/Hip Hop Song of the Year

"Who You Know" - Derek Minor

  • (ASCAP writer) Derek Johnson

"Sideways (ft. Lecrae)" - KB

  • (ASCAP writers) Kevin Burgess, Lecrae Moore, Joseph Prielozny

"All I Need Is You" - Lecrae

  • (ASCAP writers) Lecrae Moore, Dustin "Dab" Bowie, Joseph Prielozny

"Mansion" - NF

  • (ASCAP writer) David Garcia

"Volcano (ft. Jonathan Thulin)" - Rapture Ruckus

  • (ASCAP writer) Joshua Hawkins

Rock Song of the Year

"Safety (ft. Stephen Christian)" - Fireflight

  • (ASCAP writer) Rusty Varenkamp

"Good To Be Alive" - Skillet

  • (ASCAP writer) Zac Maloy

"Dead Man" - We As Human

  • (ASCAP writers) Matti Antero Kristian Fagerholm, Martin Steven Briley

Rock/Contemporary Song of the Year

"Fireblazin" - Capital Kings

  • (ASCAP writer), David Garcia

"Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)" - Crowder

  • (ASCAP writer) David Crowder

"Messengers (ft. for KING & COUNTRY)" - Lecrae

  • (ASCAP writers) Lecrae Moore, Joel Smallbone, Ran Jackson, Joseph Prielozny

"Let It Out" - Switchfoot

  • (ASCAP writers) Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman

Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year

"Come As You Are" - Crowder

  • (ASCAP writers) David Crowder, Ben Glover

"Shoulders" - for KING & COUNTRY

  • (ASCAP writers) Joel Smallbone, Ben Glover, Tedd Tjornhom

"Touch The Sky" - Hillsong UNITED

  • (ASCAP writers) Michael Guy Chislett

"How Can It Be" - Lauren Daigle

  • (ASCAP writer) Jeff Johnson

"We Believe" - Newsboys

  • (ASCAP writers) Travis Ryan, Matt Hooper

"Soul On Fire" - Third Day

  • (ASCAP writers) Mac Powell, Tai Anderson, David Carr, Mark Lee, Brenton Brown

Inspirational Song of the Year

"This I Believe (The Creed)" - Hillsong Worship

  • (ASCAP writers) Matt Crocker, Ben Fielding

"O Love Of God" - Laura Story

  • (ASCAP writer) Laura Story

"Christ Be All Around Me" - Michael W. Smith

Southern Gospel Song of the Year

"What A Happy Time" - Goodman Revival

  • (arrangers/ASCAP) Michael Sykes, Johnny Minick

Bluegrass Song of the Year

"Mighty To Save" - Chigger Hill Boys & Terri

  • (ASCAP writers) Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan

Contemporary Gospel/Urban Song of the Year

"Worth Fighting For" - Brian Courtney Wilson

  • (ASCAP writer) Brian Courtney Wilson

"I Luh God (ft. Big Shizz)" - Erica Campbell

  • (ASCAP writers) Warryn Campbell, Erica Campbell, Lashawn Daniels

"Flaws" - Kierra Sheard

  • (ASCAP writer) Dianne Warren

"Say Yes (ft. Beyonce & Kelly Rowland)" - Michelle Williams

  • (ASCAP writers) Harmony Samuels, Michelle Williams

"No Greater Love" - Smokie Norful

  • (ASCAP writer) Smokie Norful

Traditional Gospel Song of the Year

"Fill Me Up" - Casey J

  • (ASCAP writer) William Reagan

"Send The Rain" - William McDowell

  • (ASCAP writer) William McDowell

Worship Song of the Year

"Great Are You Lord" - All Sons & Daughters

  • (ASCAP writer) David Leonard

"Holy Spirit" - Francesca Battistelli

  • (ASCAP writer) Katie Torwalt
  • (ASCAP publishers) Capitol CMG Genesis/Jesus Culture Music

"Forever (We Sing Hallelujah)" - Kari Jobe

  • (ASCAP writers) Brian Johnson, Gabriel Wilson, Jenn Johnson, Joel Taylor
  • (ASCAP publisher) Bethel Music Publishing

"Because He Lives (Amen)" - Matt Maher

  • (ASCAP writer) Daniel Carson
  • (ASCAP publishers) sixsteps Music/ Songs

"This Is Amazing Grace" - Phil Wickham

  • (ASCAP writers) Jeremy Riddle, Josh Farro
  • (ASCAP publishers) Bethel Music Publishing/WB Music Corp.

Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year

Empire - Derek Minor

  • (producers/ASCAP) Derek Minor, Anthony "AntMan Wonder" Reid, G-Roc, GAWVI

Tomorrow We Live - KB

  • (producers/ASCAP) Swoope, Joseph Prielozny, Kevin Burgess, 808XEliTE

Anomaly - Lecrae

  • (producers/ASCAP) Joseph Prielozny, S1, J. Rhodes, 808XEliTE, GAWVI, Mashell, Derek Minor, Vohnbeatz, Alex Medina

Mansion - NF

  • (producers/ASCAP) Tommee Profitt, David Garcia

Rise - Trip Lee

  • (producers/ASCAP) GAWVI, Alex Medina

Rock Album of the Year

Lowborn - Anberlin

  • (producer/ASCAP) Anberlin

Attack - Disciple

  • (producer/ASCAP) Travis Wyrick

Fight the Silence - For Today

  • (producer/ASCAP) Will Putney

Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year

Anchor - Colton Dixon

  • (producers/ASCAP) David Garcia, Adam Watts, Andy Dodd, Gannin Arnold

The Borderland Sessions - John Mark McMillan

  • (producer/ASCAP) Elijah Mosely

Invader - Rapture Ruckus

  • (producers/ASCAP) Geoff Duncan

The Edge of the Earth (EP) - Switchfoot

  • (producers/ASCAP) The Foreman Brothers

Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year

Neon Steeple - Crowder

  • (producers/ASCAP) David Crowder, Gabe Scott, Christian Paschall


  • (producers/ASCAP) Tedd T., Matt Hales, Ben Glover

Saints and Sinners - Matt Maher

  • (producer/ASCAP) Paul Moak

Lead Us Back: Songs of Worship - Third Day

  • (producers/ASCAP) The Sound Kids, Third Day

Inspirational Album of the Year

Be Still and Know - Amy Grant

  • (producer/ASCAP) Brown Bannister

Glorious Day: Hymns of Faith - Casting Crowns

  • (producer/ASCAP) Mark A. Miller

Above It All - Phillips, Craig & Dean

  • (producer/ASCAP) Nathan Nockels

You Amaze Us - Selah

  • (producer/ASCAP) Jason Kyle

Southern Gospel Album of the Year

Sometimes It Takes a Mountain - Gaither Vocal Band

Songs in the Key of Happy - Goodman Revival

  • (producers/ASCAP) Michael Sykes, Johnny Minick

Bluegrass/Country Album of the Year

Directions Home (Songs We Love, Songs You Know) - Point of Grace

  • (producers/ASCAP) Andy Leftwich, Stuart Dill, Point Of Grace

Here's to the Ones - Rhett Walker Band

  • (producers/ASCAP) Paul Moak, Rhett Walker Band

Rock of Ages, Hymns and Gospel Favorites - The Oak Ridge Boys

Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year

Vintage Worship - Anita Wilson

  • (producer/ASCAP) Rick Robinson

I Will Trust - Fred Hammond

  • (producers/ASCAP) King Logan, Shaun Martin

Journey to Freedom - Michelle Williams

  • (producer/ASCAP) Harmony Samuels

Forever Yours - Smokie Norful

  • (producer/ASCAP) Antonio Dixon

Traditional Gospel Album of the Year

Worth Fighting For - Brian Courtney Wilson

The Truth - Casey J

Amazing - Ricky Dillard and New G

  • (producers/ASCAP) Will Bogle, Rick Robinson

Unstoppable - VaShawn Mitchell

  • (producer/ASCAP) Daniel Weatherspoon

Children's Music Album of the Year

Best of Lifeway Kids Worship Volume 1 - Lifeway Kids

  • (producers/ASCAP) Jeremy Johnson, Paul Marino, Jeffrey B. Scott

Sing The Bible with Slugs & Bugs - Randall Goodgame

  • (producer/ASCAP) Ben Shive

Brave - Saddleback Kids

Spanish Language Album of the Year

Gloria A Dios - Gateway Worship

Esto Es Jesus Culture - Jesus Culture

  • (producer/ASCAP) Jeremy Edwardson

Me Vistio De Promesas - Julissa

Christmas Album of the Year

Christmas - Guy Penrod

  • (producer/ASCAP) Michael Omartian

When Christmas Comes - Kim Walker-Smith

  • (producer/ASCAP) Jeremy Edwardson

All Is Calm, All Is Bright - Various Artists

  • (producer/ASCAP) Andrew Greer

Worship Album of the Year

We Will Not Be Shaken - Bethel Music

  • (producers/ASCAP) Bobby Strand and Chris Greely

No Other Name - Hillsong Worship

  • (producer/ASCAP) Michael Guy Chislett

Even So Come - Passion

  • (producer/ASCAP) Nathan Nockels

Recorded Music Packaging

  • After All These Years - Andrew Peterson
  • Anchor - Colton Dixon
  • Neon Steeple - Crowder
  • Anomaly - Lecrae
  • Rise - Trip Lee

Short Form Video of the Year

  • "You Can't Stop Me" - Andy Mineo
  • "Take This City" - Everfound
  • "Shoulders" - for KING & COUNTRY

Long Form Video of the Year - Category 40

  • "We Will Not Be Shaken" - Bethel Music

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