News: 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

New Artist of the Year
About a Mile

Danny Gokey

I Am They

Lauren Daigle


Artist of the Year


Francesca Battistelli

Kari Jobe


Mercy Me

Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year

Chris Tomlin


Hillsong UNITED



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

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

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

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