Dove Awards Tonight

The Dove Awards show for Christian music is leaving Nashville for the first time in its 42-year history and organizers expect the new production in Atlanta to be just as successful and uplifting in its new location.

The motivation for moving was to expand the national reach of the awards, which will air April 24 on the Gospel Music Channel. The show will be hosted by ‘The View’ co-host Sherri Shepherd.

Chris Tomlin and TobyMac are tied for the most nominations with six each. Jason Crabb and Chris August have five nominations apiece, while Francesca Battistelli and Marvin Sapp each have four.

Tomlin hopes to claim his third artist of the year award against TobyMac, Battistelli, Crabb, Sapp, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound and Natalie Grant.