Hillsong, Lecrae Lead Dove Noms

Nominations have been made for this year’s Dove Awards and the International Bluegrass Music Awards.
St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Fla.

Hillsong UnitedLecraeMandisa 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 NeedtobreatheCasting Crowns and Switchfoot.

Meanwhile at the International Bluegrass Music Awards, The BoxcarsBlue Highway, and The Del McCoury Band lead the nomination race, receiving 10, nine and six nominations, respectively.