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The GMA Dove Awards have announced the nominees for their 44th annual event that will see the biggest names in Christian music get together for a night full of music.

The awards show will take place on October 15 at the Allen Arena at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN.

The show will be broadcast on Monday October 21 at 8:00 P.M. EST on the Up! Television Network.

Voting will take place from September 3 to September 24 according a press release.

Major categories unveiled today include:

Artist of the Year

Chris Tomlin, sixstepsrecords

Francesca Battistelli, Fervent

Lecrae, Reach Records

Tamela Mann, TillyMann

TobyMac, ForeFront Records

New Artist of the Year

Capital Kings, Gotee Records

Colton Dixon, Sparrow Records

for King & Country, Fervent

Rhett Walker Band, Essential Records

Tasha Cobbs, EMI Gospel

Songwriter of the Year

Ben Glover

Benji Cowart

Matt Redman

Toby McKeehan

Wayne Haun

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