Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Songs of The Mourning Dove

The 2012 +Dove Awards nominations will be announced on August 22. 2013. The Last time we had any contact with the Gospel Music Association was in April 2012, when they conferred awards for releases made between November 1, 2010 and October 31, 2011. That's fifteen months ago, folks. During that span of time we have seen the collapse of the "Christian Section" of the Grammy Awards to a two category joke. With the Dove's Offline, things would be really dark if it were not for the rise of independent award shows like our own Platinum Vinyl Awards, now in its fourth year of eligibility, and The +We Love Christian Music Awards of New Release Tuesday.

With three years under our belt, the Platinum Vinyl Awards are the undisputed king at the moment (how's that for self image). So, we're going to hand out some free advice to the good folks at the GMA's. Having these albums among the nominees this year will help people forget about your absence. 

The following albums won an award at the 3rd PVA's.

  • A Little Heart Like You, Martha's Trouble
  • Awakened, As I Lay Dying
  • Burnt Offerings, Rekonciled
  • Dead and Alive, +The Devil Wears Prada 
  • The Fourth Wall, The Vespers
  • God, Love and Romance, Fred Hammond
  • Make It Right, Abel
  • Overcome, +Lara Landon 
  • The Quiet Life, Anchor and Braille
  • Remembering You, Poema
  • Rest, +Beckah Shae 
  • World We View, Nine Lashes
Also, it wouldn't help if the following "perfect albums" were included.
That concludes part one, my Dove Nominee suggestions from the 3rd Platinum Vinyl Awards, handed out back in May. In my next post I will, without showing too many cards, pass on a few nominations from the upcoming 4th pool. Until then, I am Awaiting Your Reply.