Three-time Dove Award winner Pillar earned one nomination:
Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year – Confessions
10-time Dove Award winner Point of Grace, which includes Norman’s Denise Jones, earned one nomination:
Country Recorded Song of the Year – “King of the World”
The Dove Awards is Christian & Gospel music’s biggest night of the year and the Dove Award is the genre’s highest honor.
The 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards will be held on Wednesday, April 21 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and televised on GMC on Sunday, April 25 from 7pm to 9pm CST.
“Pillar continues to show that it’s an elite Christian rock band that holds no punches.” - CMSpin
“Pillar will continue to appeal to its fans, but with this new album they have redefined their place in Chrisitian rock.” - Norwich Bulletin
Tracklisting and song-by-song description after the jump:
After the jump, check out a long interview with The Collins Kids, as well as video from their performance at the VIP opening of the exhibit.
The new issue of Oklahoma Today officially hits newsstands tomorrow (although you can find it already out in some places). This issue is a special Oklahoma rock and roll collector’s edition, released to coincide with the Oklahoma History Center’s “Another Hot Oklahoma Night” exhibit.
“This special issue of Oklahoma Today captures the spirit of creativity and cultural vitality of our great state. As readers will discover, rock and roll is not just music. It is a reflection of the last fifty years of our history. I think many people will be both surprised and inspired by this historic issue of a historic magazine.” - Bob Blackburn, executive director of the Oklahoma History Center
The issue features a wealth of Oklahoma rock history, covering bands, venues, albums, record stores, fans and more. Here’s some quick hits on this issue’s features:
State of Rock by Jake Adamson – featuring the biggest Oklahoma names to top the charts in the last fifty years.
Raising Cain’s by Tom Lindley – featuring the rich history of Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa.
King Leon by Tom Nawrocki – featuring the Master of Space and Time, Leon Russell
Fanatic – a portfolio featuring the fan’s perspective
50 Rock by Ryan LaCroix – a master list of fifty essential Oklahoma rock and roll albums
Burgers, Drugs & Rock and Roll by Steffie Corcoran – featuring VZD’s Restaurant & Club in Oklahoma City, known for its food and the bands it brings in
Hit the Road – features on Another Hot Oklahoma Night, Two Frogs Grill in Ardmore, concert festivals and local independent record stores
Okies – features on the red dirt genre, concert promoter advice and Wanda Jackson’s rock and roll wisdom
Culture – features on ACM@UCO, Julius Shulman’s photography, the Oklahoma Film and Music Office and some of the state’s best venues for live music
The Rock-and-Roll issue of Oklahoma Today is currently available at Border’s and Barnes & Noble and can be purchased via phone at 800.777.1793 or online at oklahomatoday.com.
After the jump, read the full press release announcing the issue.