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ISRAEL HOUGHTON AND JOHN MARK McMILLAN EACH HONORED WITH 3 DOVE AWARD NOMINATIONS

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 18, 2011 – 10:39 am -

MOBILE, Ala. – February 16, 2011 – Nominations were announced today for the 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards with Integrity Music’s signed and distributed artists and songwriters receiving 14 nominations, including three each for Israel Houghton and John Mark McMillan.
The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced the nominations today from the Grand Salon of the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta.  Integrity’s own Carlos Whittaker was among the artists participating in the press conference.
Carlos Whittaker announced nominations at the Atlanta press conference.
Photo by Rick Diamond/WireImage
Integrity Music’s nominations include:
Israel Houghton
Male Vocalist
Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song for “You Hold My World”
Contemporary Gospel Album for Love God. Love People.
John Mark McMillan
New Artist
Worship Song for “How He Loves”
Rock/Contemporary Album for The Medicine
Don Poythress
Inspirational Recorded Song for writing “Joseph” (with Tony Wood)
Paul Baloche
Worship Song for writing “How Great Is The Love” (with Meredith Andrews, Jacob Sooter)
Shout Praises Kids – Today is the Day
Children’s Music Album
Cuan Gran Amor-En Vivo Miami, Ingrid Rosario
Spanish Language Album
Devocion, Danilo Montero
Spanish Language Album
Mi Declaracion, Hector Sotelo
Spanish Language Album
Annette Oden
Musical for “Just Run”
Jeff Sandstrom/Annette Oden
Youth/Children’s Musical for “Get to the Manger”
Fresh from winning his fourth straight GRAMMY Award on Sunday, Israel Hougthon’s three Dove nominations include Male Vocalist of the Year, Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year and Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year, recognizing him for his critically and commercially successful Love God. Love People. Love God. Love People. released in August on Integrity Music/Columbia Records and has garnered praise from critics reaching out to a diverse variety of music fans nationally and beyond. The album features the musically masterful energy that has become synonymous with Houghton recordings, and includes special guest appearances by Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond and Take 6’s Claude V. McKnight, III, Mark Kibble and Joey Kibble, and was recorded and engineered at Abbey Road Studios.
The eight-time Dove Award winning Houghton now hits the road for the Love Revolution Tour, which will visit more than 20 cities in February and March.  Tour dates can be found at www.israelhoughton.net.

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