DoveAwards2009.JPGFan voting opens today for the 40th Annual Dove Awards, which honor the best in Christian and gospel music This year, fans are invited to vote in the categories of Artist of the Year and New Artist of the year. The cumulative fan vote will count for 1/3 of the total votes for these two categories, and GMA member voting will count for the other 2/3 of the total vote.

The nominees are:
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Casting Crowns
Steven Curtis Chapman
Fireflight
Marvin Sapp
Third Day
TobyMac
Chris Tomlin
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Addison Road
Francesca Battistelli
Fee
Jonathan Nelson
Remedy Drive
Chris Sligh
Tenth Avenue North
Head over to the Dove Awards website to cast your vote.
The big question, though, is who would you vote for if you could pick from any Christian music artist not on the list? You can check out the entire list of Dove nominees in this post, Dove Award Nominations; Fans Vote For Artist Of The Year.
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