Nominations have been made for this year’s Dove Awards and the International Bluegrass Music Awards.
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Hillsong United, Lecrae, Mandisa and Matt Maher lead the Dove nominations with five apiece for gospel and Christian music excellence.
Hillsong, Lecrae and Mandisa are also competing for artist of the year, along with Needtobreathe, Casting Crowns and Switchfoot.
Meanwhile at the International Bluegrass Music Awards, The Boxcars, Blue Highway, and The Del McCoury Band lead the nomination race, receiving 10, nine and six nominations, respectively.