2015 Dove Awards nominees announced

Christian hip hop was well-represented when the 46th annual Dove Awards announced its 2015 nominees on Wednesday.

Here are all of the awards for which Christian rappers were nominated. Song of the Year and Song Writer of the Year nominees will be revealed at a later date.

Rap/Hip-Hop Song of the Year

  • “Who You Know” by Derek Minor, (writers) Derek Johnson & Chris Mackey
  • “Sideways (ft. Lecrae)” by KB, (writers) Kevin Burgess, Lecrae Moore, Jamal James, Chris Mackey and Joseph Prielozny
  • “All I Need Is You” by Lecrae, (writers) Lecrae Moore, Dustin “Dab” Bowie, Latasha Williams, Chris Mackey and Joseph Prielozny
  • “Mansion” by NF, (writers) Nate Feurstein, Lauren Strahm and David Garcia
  • “Volcano (ft. Jonathan Thulin)” by Rapture Ruckus, (writers) Bradley Dring, Joshua Hawkins, Jonathan Thulin

New Artist of the Year

  • About a Mile
  • Danny Gokey
  • I Am They
  • Lauren Daigle
  • NF

Artist of the Year

  • for KING & COUNTRY
  • Francesca Battistelli
  • Kari Jobe
  • Lecrae
  • Mercy Me

Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year

  • Chris Tomlin
  • for KING & COUNTRY
  • Hillsong UNITED
  • Lecrae
  • MercyMe

Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year

  • Empire by Derek Minor, (producers) Dirty Rice, Derek Minor, Black Knight, Jonny Grande, Anthony “AntMan Wonder” Reid, Tyshane, Bandplay, G-Roc, GAWVI, Syksense
  • Tomorrow We Live by KB, (producers) Swoope, Dirty Rice, Joseph Prielozny, Supe, Kevin Burgess, Mpax, 808XEliTE
  • Anomaly by Lecrae, (producers) Dirty Rice, Joseph Prielozny, Street Symphony, S1, J. Rhodes, 808XEliTE, GAWVI, Nate Robinson, Mashell, Derek Minor, Vohnbeatz, Lasanna “Ace” Harris, Alex Medina, Jaquebeatz
  • Mansion by NF, (producers) Tommee Profitt, David Garcia
  • Rise by Trip Lee, (producers) GAWVI, Jonatan Barahona, Alex Medina

Producer of the Year

  • Aaron Lindsey
  • Ed Cash
  • Seth Mosley
  • Wayne Haun
  • David Garcia and Ben Glover (Team)
  • Joseph Prielozny and Chris Mackey (Team)

Rock/Contemporary Song of the Year

  • “Fireblazin” – Capital Kings (writers), Cole Walowac, Jonathan White, Neon Feather, David Garcia and Toby Mckeehan
  • “Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)” – Crowder, (writers) Ed Cash, David Crowder, Seth Philpott
  • “Messengers (ft. for KING & COUNTRY)” – Lecrae, (writers) Lecrae Moore, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Ricky Jackson, Ran Jackson, Chris Mackey, Joseph Prielozny and Torrance Esmond
  • “Brother” – NEEDTOBREATHE, (writers) Bear Rinehart and Bo Rinehart
  • “Let It Out” – Switchfoot, (writers) Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman, Andrew Pearson

Short Form Video of the Year

  • “You Can’t Stop Me” – Andy Mineo, (director & producer) Kyle Dettman
  • “Take This City” – Everfound, (director & producer) Sean Hagwell
  • “Shoulders” – for KING & COUNTRY, (director) Ben Smallbone (producer) Ben Stansbury
  • “Dreams” – King’s Kaleidoscope, (director & producer) David Faddis, Belief Films
  • “Wake Up” – NF, (director) Jon Jon Augustavo (producer) Andrew Lerios, PhilyMack Productions

Recorded Music Packaging

  • After All These Years – Andrew Peterson, (art director & design) Christopher Tobias (hand lettering) Joseph Alessia (photographer) Keely Scott
  • Anchor – Colton Dixon, (art director & design) Sarah Sung (photographer) David Molnar
  • Neon Steeple – Crowder, (art director) Shelley Giglio, Mike McCloskey, Leighton Ching, Becca Wildsmith, (design) Leighton Ching (photographer) Zack Arias, Mary Caroline Mann
  • Anomaly – Lecrae, (art director) Don Clark, (designer) Invisible Creature, (illustrator) Robert Carter, Kevin Fleming, Shinbone Creative (photographer) Mary Caroline Mann
  • Rise – Trip Lee, (art directors) Alex Medina, Ryan Clark, (design) Invisible Creature (illustrator) Ryan Clark (photographer) Sam Hurd


Written by David Daniels

David Daniels is a columnist at Rapzilla.com and the managing editor of LegacyDisciple.org. He has been published at Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, CCM Magazine, Bleacher Report, The Washington Times and HipHopDX.

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