Haun, Tomlin, Redman lead Dove Awards nominations

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FILE - This May 11, 2013 file photo shows LeCrae performing during McDonald's Gospelfest 2013 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The Gospel Music Association announced the nominees for the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards on Wednesday, Aug. 21. The top nominees include Lecrae, Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, Tamela Mann and Wayne Haun. The awards show will take place on Oct. 15, 2013 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Producer and songwriter Wayne Haun and performers Chris Tomlin and Matt Redman lead the Dove Awards nominations for gospel and Christian music excellence.

Haun is up for 15 awards and Tomlin and Redman are up for nine each after nominations were announced Wednesday morning at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn. Ben Glover, The Isaacs and The Gaither Vocal Band have eight nominations each.

Tomlin is nominated for top honor artist of the year with Francesca Battistelli, Lecrae, Tamela Mann and TobyMac. Haun, Glover and Redman are up for songwriter of the year with Benji Cowart and Toby McKeehan.

The Gospel Music Association's 44th annual award show will be held Oct. 15 in Nashville, after two years in Atlanta.