Sometimes, it’s the announcements you don’t hear
Or, as a friend of mine put it in an email this evening:
I IMPLORE you to mention the absence of Young Harmony this year in the Dove nominations.
Consider me implored, and the absence gladly noted.
In the announcements that did get made, southern gospel did decently, if not remarkably, well. Karen Peck, Austins Bridge (I give up on figuring out if it’s possessive or not), EHSSQ, the Hoppers, BFA, Gaither, Mark Lowry and Janet Paschal (in southern album, for her very unsouthern hymns project, … not that I’m complaining) all got nominations, in some cases several. But I’m sure I missed some. See for yourself.
On the whole, this seems like a fair representation (if not a comprehensive sample) of the best that sg had to offer in the past year.
Update: I missed one of the most curious nominations of the bunch: Gerald Wolfe for male vocalist of the year. It’s not that he isn’t fully deserving. It’s just well … curious. Given that Jason Crabb was sg’s nominee in this slot most recently, I have no idea what to make of this, unless trilled Rs are back in vogue.
And finally, the Lewis, Scruggs and Long covering “I Will Find you Again”? Oh. My.Email this Post