Creatively linking arms with its peers in the artist community has led to three artist nominations, and two producer credits, for veteran progressive band Jars of Clay for the 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards, as announced today in Atlanta, Ga., the location for this year’s Dove Awards show.
Jars of Clay’s most recent release, the community-minded Jars of Clay Presents: The Shelter, picked up nominations as artist and producer in the Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year and Praise & Worship Album of the Year categories, while the band’s contribution to The Essential Christmas Collection project was also nominated for Christmas Album of the Year.
The Dove Awards nominations only highlight a very busy early 2011 for Jars of Clay, as the band is in the midst of The Rock & Worship Roadshow tour together with MercyMe, Thousand Foot Krutch, Matt Maher, The Afters and Lecrae. The tour runs through March 13 in Fresno, Calif., after which Jars of Clay will resume The Shelter Tour with Matt Maher, Derek Webb and Audrey Assad on March 30 in Greensburg, Pa., running through May 7 in Jackson, Miss.
Additionally, the band will help celebrate its philanthropic organization Blood:Water Mission’s completion of The 1000 Wells Project with a May 10 benefit concert at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium. Throughout the special evening, musical performances will be interwoven with video vignettes sharing the history, journey and forward-looking goals of Blood:Water Mission. Tickets for the Well:Done Celebration can be purchased through Ticketmaster.com or the Ryman Auditorium box office.
The 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards will be held at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Ga. on Wednesday, April 20th. The awards show will be televised on GMC at 8:00p.m. ET/delayed PT on Easter Sunday, April 24th.
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