Dove Awards (nothing to do with the soap) are on each year with a diverse range of musical styles. The ceremony happens in Nashville, Tennessee, the United States' centre of country and Christian music.
Nominees have been announced. There's your nominations for Chris Tomlin, MercyMe, for King & Country, Hillsong, etc... (props to the Aussies though) But here's the rap nominations!
Rap/Hip Hop Song of the Year
“Who You Know” – Derek Minor, (writers) Derek Johnson & Chris Mackey
“Sideways (ft. Lecrae)” – KB, (writers) Kevin Burgess, Lecrae Moore, Jamal James, Chris Mackey and Joseph Prielozny
“All I Need Is You” – Lecrae, (writers) Lecrae Moore, Dustin “Dab” Bowie, Latasha Williams, Chris Mackey and Joseph Prielozny
“Mansion” – NF, (writers) Nate Feurstein, Lauren Strahm and David Garcia
“Volcano (ft. Jonathan Thulin)” – Rapture Ruckus, (writers) Bradley Dring, Joshua Hawkins, Jonathan Thulin
Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year
Empire – Derek Minor, (producers) Dirty Rice, Derek Minor, Black Knight, Jonny Grande, Anthony “AntMan Wonder” Reid, Tyshane, Bandplay, G-Roc, GAWVI, Syksense
Tomorrow We Live – KB, (producers) Swoope, Dirty Rice, Joseph Prielozny, Supe, Kevin Burgess, Mpax, 808XEliTE
Anomaly – 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 – NF, (producers) Tommee Profitt, David Garcia
Rise – Trip Lee, (producers) GAWVI, Jonatan Barahona, Alex Medina
Other Rap Nominations
Lecrae for Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year, Artist of the Year, Recorded Record Packaging (Anomaly).
NF for New Artist of the Year.
Trip Lee for Recorded Record Packaging (Rise).
Awards Ceremony is on the 13th of October. Full list of nominees on the Dove Awards website.