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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Producer and songwriter Wayne Haun and performers Chris Tomlin and Matt Redman lead the Dove Awards nominations for gospel and Christian music excellence.

Haun is up for 15 awards and Tomlin and Redman are up for nine each after nominations were announced Wednesday morning at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn. Ben Glover, The Isaacs and The Gaither Vocal Band have eight nominations each.

Tomlin is nominated for top honor artist of the year with Francesca Battistelli, Lecrae, Tamela Mann and TobyMac. Haun, Glover and Redman are up for songwriter of the year with Benji Cowart and Toby McKeehan.

Motown Gospel Artist, Tasha Cobbs, is nominated for five Dove Awards with Song of the Year, Gospel Performance of the Year, New Artist of the Year, Contemporary Gospel/Urban Song of the Year and Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year.

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Chicago’s own Jonathan McReynolds, a new Gospel artist, earned a nomination for the Contemporary Gospel/Urban Song of the Year along with Isaac Carree, Ben Tankard, Mary Mary and Ms. Cobbs.

The Gospel Music Association’s 44th annual award show will be held Oct. 15 in Nashville, after two years in Atlanta.

For a complete list of Dove Award Nominees, visit http://www.doveawards.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/DoveAwardNominees-2013.pdf

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

Naomi Logan Richard
Naomi Logan Richard