First Round Voting for Dove Award Nominations Considerations

Dove Awards, Dove Award Nomination, Gospel Music Association, Southern Gospel, Christian Music, Bluegrass Gospel, Southern Gospel Charts, Bluegrass Charts

For fifty years now, the Gospel Music Association has been recognizing and honoring Christian Music across multiple genres with the prestigious Dove Award. Each year artists, producers, songwriters, musicians, record labels and others in the Christian Music industry collaborate to create new music for the Christian market. And each year the Christian Music industry professionals make their submissions to meet the requirements for qualifying and consideration in the first round of voting for a potential Dove Award nomination.

It is now in the hands of GMA members to determine through the first voting process, who the final nominees will be in each category. Here are this year’s considerations of songs, albums and videos that John Mathis Jr was honored to be a part of:

Category 26: Southern Gospel Album of the Year
Mercy & Love | The Collingsworth Family
(Song on the album: “God Still Delivers”, written by Marty Funderburk, John Mathis Jr.)

Category 26: Southern Gospel Album of the Year
Sherry Anne LIVE! | Sherry Anne
(Produced by: Dr. Steve Allen, Brian Ledford
(From the Sherry Anne LIVE! DVD)
(Song on the album: “Where Would I Be”, written by Toni Jolene Clay, John Mathis Jr.)

Category 27. Bluegrass/Country/Roots Album of the Year
Me, Jesus & The Highway | Tonja Rose
(Produced by: Tonja Rose, John Mathis Jr.)
Songs on the album:
“Me, Jesus & The Highway” written by Mark Narmore, Tonja Rose, John Mathis Jr.
“Walking Each Other Home” written by Mark Narmore, Tonja Rose, John Mathis Jr.
“When The Mountain Can’t Be Moved” written by Tonja Rose, John Mathis Jr.

Category 20. Spanish Language Recorded Song of the Year
Cuando La Montaña No Se Mueve | Elizabeth Vera
(Produced by: John Mathis Jr.)
(Written by: Tonja Rose, John Mathis Jr.)

Category 27. Bluegrass/Country/Roots Album of the Year
Stirred, Not Shaken | Pardoned
(Produced by Josh Bright)
(Label: Mansion Entertainment)

Category 27. Bluegrass/Country/Roots Album of the Year
True | Cindy Hughlett
(Produced by Chris Latham, Chad Roland)
(Label: Mansion Entertainment)

Note: The GMA Craft Committee determines the final nominations for Short Form Video and Long Form Video categories. The following videos are in consideration in the first round:

Short Form Video Category:
“Walking Each Other Home” – Tonja Rose (feat. Benjy Gaither)
(Written by Mark Narmore, Tonja Rose, John Mathis Jr.)

Long Form Video Category:
‘Sherry Anne LIVE!’ DVD – Sherry Anne 
(Produced by: Dr. Steve Allen, Brian Ledford)
(Song on the DVD: “Where Would I Be”, written by Toni Jolene Clay, John Mathis Jr.)