The Gospel Music Association announced its nominees for the 47th annual GMA Dove awards today (Aug. 10), and Joey + Rory, Jimmy Fortune and Shenandoah each received multiple nominations in the country and bluegrass categories.
Joey + Rory and Jimmy Fortune both copped nominations for Country Song, Bluegrass Song and Country/Bluegrass Album of the Year, while Shenandoah earned nominations for Country Song and Country/Bluegrass Album of the Year.
The Dove Awards will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville at 6:30 p.m. CST. Trinity Broadcasting Network will exclusively air the awards show on Sunday, Oct. 16.
Check out the nominations that relate to country music and bluegrass below.
Country Recorded Song of the Year
“Love Covered My Sin” – Doug Anderson (writers) Wayne Haun, Randall Garland, Val Dacus
“Small Town Someone (Lunch)” – Jeff & Sheri Easter (writers) Sheri Easter, Kenna Turner West, Jason Cox
“I Believe (with The Whites)” – Jimmy Fortune, (writer) Jimmy Fortune
“He Touched Me” – Joey+Rory, (writer) William J. Gaither
“Seconds Count” – Shenandoah ft. Karen Peck (writers) Mike McGuire, Marty Raybon
Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year
“He’s In Control” – Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, (writer) Steve Watts
“In the Heat of the Fire” – Flatt Lonesome, (writer) Kelsi Harrigill
“Life’s Railway to Heaven (with the Oak Ridge Boys)” – Jimmy Fortune, (writers) Eliza R. Snow, M.E. Abbey
“I’ll Fly Away” – Joey + Rory, (writer) Albert E. Brumley
“Leave It All on the Altar” – The Isaacs, (writers) Gloria Gaither, William J. Gaither, Buddy Greene
Bluegrass/Country Album of the Year
Small Town, Celebrating 30 Years of Music & Marriage – Jeff & Sheri Easter, (producers) Madison Easter, Greg Cole, Jeff & Sheri Easter
Hits & Hymns – Jimmy Fortune (producer) Ben Isaacs
Hymns That Are Important to Us – Joey+Rory, (producers) Rory Lee Feek, Joe West
Good News Travels Fast – Shenandoah, (producers) Bud McGuire, Mike McGuire
Shoulders – Wilburn & Wilburn, (producers) Ben Issacs, Jonathan Wilburn, Jordan Wilburn