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Homecoming Friends Nominated for 2013 Dove Awards
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Leading the way in Dove Award nominations for 2013 are Wayne Haun, Chris Tomlin and Matt Redman. Producer and songwriter Haun is up for 15 awards including Songwriter of the Year and Producer of the Year, and performers Tomlin and Redman are up for nine each, as revealed in the GMA's announcement Wednesday morning in Nashville. The Gaither Vocal Band, the Isaacs and Ben Glover also had great showings with eight nominations each.

Here is a listing of Homecoming Friends who are up for awards this year; this is not inclusive of all nominees. For the complete list of categories and nominees, visit doveawards.com/nominees.

Song of the Year:
“From My Rags to His Riches” by Devin McGlamery; “Greatly Blessed, Highly Favored” by the Gaither Vocal Band; “Hold On” by Canton Junction; “I’m Learning” and “Take Him to the Place” by Aaron & Amanda Crabb; “Sometimes I Wonder” by Ernie Haase & Signature Sound; “What the Blood is For” by Jason Crabb; and “Why Can’t We” by the Isaacs

Contemporary Christian Performance of the Year:
David Phelps, “The Dream”

Southern Gospel Performance of the Year:
“Glorious Freedom” by Gaither Vocal Band, “Sometimes I Wonder” by EHSS, “Stubborn (Psalm 15)” by Michael English, “What the Blood is For” by Jason Crabb, “Why Can’t We” by the Isaacs

Producer of the Year: Wayne Haun, Ben Isaacs, Jay DeMarcus

Inspirational Song of the Year:
“Satisfied” by Jason Crabb, “Take Him to the Place” by Aaron & Amanda Crabb, “When Love Whispers Your Name” by Beyond the Ashes

Southern Gospel Song of the Year:
“Glorious Freedom” by GVB, “Hold On” by Canton Junction, “Sometimes I Wonder” by EHSS, “Stubborn (Psalm 15)” by Michael English, “What the Blood is For” by Jason Crabb

Bluegrass Song of the Year:
“Come to Jesus” by GVB, “He Washed My Soul” by the Little Roy & Lizzy Show, “Living in the Kingdom of God” by Dailey & Vincent, “Peace that Covers All the Pain” by Dailey & Vincent, “Standing in the Need of Prayer” by the Oak Ridge Boys

Country Song of the Year:
“From My Rags to His Riches” by Devin McGlamery with Dailey & Vincent, “God’s Up to Something” by Jason Crabb, “I Get To” by the Oak Ridge Boys, “I’m Learning” by Aaron & Amanda Crabb, “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” by Guy Penrod

Inspirational Album of the Year:
Classic by David Phelps, Hymns for the Christian Life by Keith & Kristyn Getty, Love Is Stronger by Jason Crabb

Southern Gospel Album of the Year:
A Tribute to the Songs of Bill & Gloria Gaither by the Booth Brothers; Canton Junction by Canton Junction, Glorious Day by EHSS, Pure and Simple by GVB and Some People Change by Michael English

Bluegrass Album of the Year:
Deep Roots by Steven Curtis Chapman, Lord in the Morning by the Little Roy & Lizzy Show, Sing Me a Song about Jesus by Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent by Dailey & Vincent

Country Album of the Year:
Back Home Again by the Oak Ridge Boys, Eyes Wide Open by Jeff & Sheri Easter, Hymns by Guy Penrod, Mercy by Aaron & Amanda Crabb

Instrumental Album of the Year:
100 Piano Hymns by Gerald Wolfe, Glory by Michael W. Smith

Christmas Album of the Year:
Feels Like Christmas by the Collingsworth Family



The 44th Annual Dove Awards will be held October 15 in Nashville at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena. For more information, visit doveawards.com.