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Strait, Travis receive Dove nominations

Thursday, February 26, 2009 – George Strait and Randy Travis were among country and bluegrass artists receiving Dove nominations from Gospel Music Association.

Nominations went to:

Bluegrass album (album; artist; producer; label)
"Bluegrass Worship"; Various; Steve Ivey; Star Song Music Help Is On The Way; Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver; Doyle Lawson; Horizon Records
"Hymns From Chigger Hill"; Chigger Hill Boys & Terri; Mike Richards, Terri Argot Gore, Ricky Gore, Mark Dunham, Bobby Strangenberg, Ethan Blair, Justin Kropf; Daywind Records
"I Don't Regret A Mile"; Larry Sparks; Larry Sparks; Sparks Music Pickin', Praisin', & Singin': Hymns From The Mountain; Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad; Bill McBee, Dale Thomas, Jerry Cole, Cody Shuler, Matt Flake; Rural Rhythm
"We Are Family"; Jeff & Sheri Easter, Lewis Family, Easter Brothers; Jeff Easter, Sheri Easter; Daywind Records
"What A Journey"; Paul Williams & The Victory Trio; Paul Williams; Rebel Records

Bluegrass recorded song (song; album; artist; writer; label)
Help Is On The Way; Help Is On The Way; Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver; Michael E. Reed; Horizon Records
I See A Crimson Stream"; Sounds Like Sunday; Janet Paschal; Garfield T. Haywood; Vine Records
The Old White Flag; You Gotta Love It!; Triumphant Quartet; Dianne Wilkinson; Daywind Records
They're Holding Up The Ladder; We Are Family; Jeff & Sheri Easter, Lewis Family, Easter Brothers; Russell Easter, James Easter, Edd Easter; Daywind Records
What Will I Wear; I Just Wanted You To Know; Kim Hopper; Deborah Bailey; Canaan Records

Country album (album; artist; producer; label)
Around the Bend; Randy Travis; Kyle Lehning; Warner Bros. Records
Home For Now; Living Waters Trio; Terry Thompson; Vine Records
Hymned Again; Bart Millard; Brown Bannister; INO Records
I Turn To You; Richie McDonald; Frank Myers, Gary Baker, Tommy Lee James; Lucid Entertainment
Runaway Train; Crabb Revival; Ben Isaacs, Tre' Corley; Daywind Records

Country Recorded Song (song; album; artist; writer; label>
Did I Make A Difference; Front Row Seats; The Oak Ridge Boys; Rob Crosby, Bill Anderson; Spring Hill Music Group
Good Side Of Goodbye; Home For Now; Living Waters Trio; Wayne Haun, Dave Clark; Vine Records
I Saw God Today; Troubadour; George Strait; Rodney Clawson, Monty Criswell, Wade Kirby; MCA Nashville
I Wish; How You Live Deluxe Edition; Point of Grace; Cindy Morgan, Phil Madeira; Word Records
Jesus And John Wayne; Lovin' Life; Gaither Vocal Band; Gloria Gaither, William J. Gaither, Doug Johnson, Kim Williams, Benjamin Gaither; Gaither Music Group

Special Event Album (album; artist; producer; label)
"Billy: The Early Years" Official Motion Picture Soundtrack; Brooks & Dunn, Mac Powell, Sara Evans, Alan Jackson, China Edelman, Patty Griffin, Brandon Heath, Gregory Page, Michael W. Smith, Melinda Doolittle, Roy Orbison, Brad Paisley, Josh Turner, Sierra Hull, John Cowan, Harry Stinson, Ronnie Bowman, Ronnie McCoury, John Wesley Ryles; Anastasia Brown; Arista Nashville, Essential Records
"Country Bluegrass Homecoming Volume One;" Gaither Vocal Band, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, The Grascals, Buddy Greene, The Isaacs, Gordon Mote, Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys, The Booth Brothers, George Jones, Wesley Pritchard, Reggie & Ladye Love Smith, Brittany Allen, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Charlotte Ritchie, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Jimmy Fortune, Dailey & Vincent, Jason Crabb, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Cherryholmes, Lisa Daggs-Charette, Vince Gill, Sonya Isaacs, Becky Isaacs Bowman; Bill Gaither; Gaither Music Group
"How Great Thou Art: Gospel Favorites from the Grand Ole Opry"; The Charlie Daniels Band, Mac Powell, Alan Jackson, Patty Loveless, Ronnie Milsap, Ricky Skaggs & The Whites, Sara Evans, Brad Paisley, Trace Adkins, Loretta Lynn, Vince Gill, Dierks Bentley, Carrie Underwood; Steve Gibson; Sony BMG Nashville Passion: God of This City; Chris Tomlin, Charlie Hall, David Crowder*Band, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill, Fee, Matt Redman; Nathan Nockels; Sparrow Records, sixsteps Records
"Your Name"; Joel Auge, Leeland Mooring, Paul Baloche, Aaron Shust, Phil Wickham, Josh Reedy, Ayiesha Woods, Ian Eskelin, Mark Stuart, Vicky Beeching, Jared Anderson, Christy Johnson, Sean Loche, Aaron Boyd, Jason Roy, Wes Willis, Lincoln Brewster, Adam Agee; Ian Eskelin; Integrity Music

The 40th Annual Dove Awards will be presented in 43 categories on April 23 at the famed Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.

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