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02/20/07
Kenny Bishop Nominated for two Dove Awards

NASHVILLE, TN — When the Gospel Music Association announced the nominees for the 38th Annual GMA Dove Awards today, Daywind recording artist Kenny Bishop garnered two of them for songs from his first solo recording.

The nominations are for; Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year: The Prodigal's Dad written by Jeff Steele, and Country Recorded Song of the Year: Don't Let Who You Are Keep You Away written by Kenny Bishop.

"Knowing the intense thought, prayer and process that went into the song selection for this recording, it is especially encouraging to see how these lyrics are reaching and touching so many," Kenny said. "Both of these songs reveal my motive and commitment to telling the Gospel truth about grace."

"Jeff Steele has been a remarkable writer for years," Kenny continued. "Talking with him lately and hearing his passion for reaching farther and deeper than he's ever done before reminds me of why God continues to use his gift."

Kenny just returned from Los Angeles where he was nominated for a GRAMMY Award for Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album. Country artist Randy Travis took home the honor.

"I'm certainly humbled beyond words, and feel short on ways to express my gratitude and appreciation to everyone who had anything to do with these tremendous honors," Kenny said.

Today's announcement was made at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel by Flow Records’ Juanita Bynum, Reunion Records’ Brian Littrell and comedian Thor Ramsey. Littrell will co-host the 38th Annual GMA Dove Awards with Curb recording artist Natalie Grant and Verity Records’ Donnie McClurkin on April 25th at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.

For more information on the Gospel Music Association or the Dove Awards visit www.gospelmusic.org or www.doveawards.com.