Recent GRAMMY ® nominated female vocalist and dove award forerunner Natalie Grant was honored with five nominations for this year’s 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards, including the prestigious “Female Vocalist of the Year,” a title Grant has been honored with four consecutive years in a row. Her husband, Bernie Herms, named “Producer of the Year” in 2009, garnered four nods and is again nominated for the same title.
Herms and Grant were also honored for their efforts on The Story, an album that Herms produced and co-wrote and was nominated “Special Event Album of the Year.” “Alive,” featured on the record and performed by Grant was also recognized for “Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year” and “Song of the Year.” Additionally, Grant was honored with two nods for her hit single “Your Great Name,” for “Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year” and “Worship Song of the Year.” “Your Great Name” can be heard on her latest chart-topping album, Love Revolution.
These honors were unveiled on Wednesday, Feb. 22nd at a press conference held at The Georgian Terrace Hotel in Atlanta, GA, which was streamed live at HearItFirst. Nominees were announced by GRAMMY nominated R&B artist Montell Jordan, known for his iconic hit “This is How We Do It,” BET “Lift Every Voice” host CoCo Brother, Daytime EMMY nominated comedian Chonda Pierce, and World Heavyweight Champion wrestler AJ Styles.
Dove Award winners will be revealed during the biggest night in Christian music on April 19, 2012 at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, GA.
For more information on the 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards and full list of nominees, please visit www.gospelmusic.org.