Bluegrass nominations for the 2012 Dove Awards

Earlier this month, the nominees for the 43rd annual Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association were announced.

Bluegrass Gospel is always given its due from the GMA, with a pair of awards specific to our genre. Nominees for 2012 in the bluegrass categories are:

Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year

  • Indescribable from Indescribable: Bluegrass Meets Worship, Chigger Hill Boys & Terri; writers Jesse Reeves & Laura Story; Daywind Records
  • Let It Go from A Mother’s Prayer, Ralph Stanley; writers Sara Evans, Billy Smith, Terry Smith; Rebel Records
  • Mama’s Teaching Angels How to Sing from Naturally, The Isaacs; writer Dottie Rambo; Gaither Music Group
  • Precious Memories from Drive Time, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver; Crossroads Records
  • The Water is Calling from Already Home, Marcy Each; writers Marcy Each, Lyn Rowel; Vine Records

Bluegrass Album of the Year

  • A Mother’s Prayer, Ralph Stanley; producer Ralph Stanley II; Rebel Records
  • Family Chain, John Bowman; producers John Bowman, Ben Issacs, Jimmy Edmonds; Pisgah Ridge Records
  • Grassroots Rambos, Rambo McGuire; producer Dony McGuire; Rambo McGuire Records
  • Indescribable: Bluegrass Meets Worship, Chigger Hill Boys & Terri; producer Mark Dunham; Daywind Records
  • Satisfied, Paul Williams & The Victory Trio; producer Paul Williams; Rebel Records

Winners will be announced and honors awarded at the Dove Awards ceremony on April 19, held at Fox Theater in Atlanta, GA. It will air on GMC TV, offered by many cable and satellite television systems across the US.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.