Crabb Leads Dove Awards Nods

Crabb Leads Dove Awards Nods
Nominations for the 43rd Annual Dove Awards were announced Wednesday with GRAMMY winner Jason Crabb in the lead with eight nominations, including Male Vocalist of the Year, Artist of the Year and Southern Gospel Album of the Year for The Song Lives On. Additional artists garnering multiple nominations include GRAMMY nominees Francesca Battistelli and Natalie Grant, and GRAMMY winners Kirk Franklin, Laura Story and Chris Tomlin, among others. The awards will take place April 19 in Atlanta. (2/23)

A2IM To Hold First-Ever Indie Awards
The American Association of Independent Music has announced the launch of the first-ever A2IM Libera Awards, which will honor independent labels and artists on June 21. Awards categories will include the Road Warrior of the Year award, recognizing a hard-working touring artist, and the Indie Light Bulb Award, honoring the most innovative marketing campaign, and winners will be voted on by independent labels and artists. The Libbies will take place during the organizations' Indie Week 2012 in New York. (2/23)

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