Five Integrity Music artists were honored last week with nine cumulative Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Award nominations. Three of these artists, Israel & New Breed, Darlene Zschech and All Sons & Daughters, release new offerings associated with the recently nominated recordings, while Rend Collective and All Sons & Daughters pick up their first-ever Dove Award nominations.
Five-time GRAMMY and multiple Dove Award winners, Israel & New Breed, receive four Dove Award nominations for their critically acclaimed CD and companion DVD Jesus At The Center. The DVD, which is available now for purchase or rental through iTunes’ Movies/Concert Films section, received a “Long Form Video of the Year” nomination while the hit Gospel radio single, “It Ain’t Over (When God Is In It),” received nominations for both “Traditional Gospel Song” and “Gospel Performance of the Year.” The Spanish-language version of the GRAMMY Award winning recording that released last fall also received an “Album of the Year” nod.
Like the Israel and New Breed DVD, Darlene Zschech’s Revealing Jesus DVD received a “Long Form Video of the Year” nomination and is now available through iTunes’ Movies/Concert Films section. The DVD will further release on Sept. 10 as a stand-alone to retailers around the world. Debuting this past March from RGM-NEW BREED Music / Integrity Music as a CD and deluxe CD/DVD, alongside a companion 365-day devotional hardcover gift book from Bethany House Publishers, Revealing Jesus quickly became a go-to resource for churches and a favorite of worship music lovers the world over. The project was recorded live at Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, AL and was produced by Israel Houghton with guest appearances and song co-writes by Houghton, Michael W. Smith and Kari Jobe.
Joining Zschech and Israel & New Breed for a “Long Form Video of the Year” nod, All Sons & Daughters’ first live, full-length CD/DVD, LIVE, was also nominated for “Praise & Worship Album of the Year.” Honored with their first and second Dove Award nominations ever, All Sons & Daughters’ critically acclaimed album is now available as a songbook through Integrity’s new partnership with Hal Leonard, the world’s largest print publisher. The songbook features all of the music from LIVE, including the new songs “Great Are You Lord” and “Oh How I Need You,” and will be available in stores beginning Sept 3. The songbook also will be available through select online retailers, including Amazon and IntegrityMusicDirect. The CD/DVD is further available through Christian retailers and at all major digital providers, with the long form video now at iTunes for both purchase and rental.
Raucous, folk-rock worshippers Rend Collective, like All Sons & Daughters, received their fist Dove Award nomination. Earning worldwide support with three critically acclaimed projects, the Irish worship band’s current radio hit, “Build Your Kingdom Here,” is nominated for “Short Form Video of the Year.” Initially featured on its sophomore studio album, Homemade Worship By Handmade People (2012), the song’s concept video has also generated over 800,000 views on YouTube. A live version of the song is further featured on Rend Collective’s current best-selling live album, Campfire, which went to No. 1 on iTunes® U.S. Christian/Gospel chart a full three months after its release. Touring throughout the US, Canada, the UK and Europe, and with an upcoming fall headline tour, the band’s passion, love for the church and their “Folk/Americana” sound is connecting with listeners from a variety of cultures. Working on their next studio album now that is due to release spring 2014, Rend is slated to release a new radio single and music video this fall.
Latin-American worship leader Christine D’Clario adds to her Dove Award nominations with a “Spanish Language Album of the Year” nod for Mas Profundo, the Spanish version of her English album debut, Deeper. D’Clario, who recently performed at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast, will be teaching/leading at select Gateway conferences this fall, is an instructor for the National Worship Leader Conferences, will be featured in the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s “Mi Esperanza” fall evangelism campaign, and will be touring in Nicaragua in October and Mexico City in November. D’Clario’s song “Magnified” from Deeper recently debuted at Christian radio, with the Spanish language version of the video receiving nearly 500,000 views so far at www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHS0KYORVHc.
INTEGRITY NOMINEES BY CATEGORY:
Praise & Worship
Album of the YearAll Sons & Daughters / LIVE
Long Form Video of the Year
All Sons & Daughters / LIVE
Israel & New Breed / Jesus At The Center
Darlene Zschech / Revealing Jesus
Spanish Language Album of the Year
Christine D’Clario / Mas Profundo
Israel & New Breed / Jesus At The Center
Short Form Music Video Of The Year
Rend Collective / “Build Your Kingdom Here”
Gospel Performance of the Year
Israel & New Breed / “It’s Not Over” (from Jesus At The Center)
Traditional Gospel Song of the Year
Israel & New Breed / “It’s Not Over”
The 44thAnnual GMA Dove Awards show will take place October 15 in Nashville, TN and be broadcast October 21 at 8:00 pm ET exclusively on the UP! Television Network.
[Source: Hoganson Media Relations]