The nominations for the 42nd Annual Dove Awards were held Feb. 16th in Atlanta, and TobyMac garnered a total of six nominations (as follows):
Song of the Year ("Get Back Up")
Rock Recorded Song of the Year ("Showstopper")
Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year ("Tonight")
Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year ("Get Back Up")
Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year (TONIGHT).
The 42nd Annual Dove Awards show will take place on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia at 8:00 p.m. EST. The awards will be broadcast on GMC, America's favorite network for uplifting music and entertainment, on Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. EST.
In commenting on the nominations to The Tennessean, TobyMac stated, "These are the people that know you. They go to your shows, and they’re around the studio when you’re making your records. I’ve been doing this for a minute, and the last thing I want to do is (phone) it in. I want to be passionate about every single hi-hat, kick drum, bass line, guitar riff, melody and lyric on the record … it tells me that the guys around me can see that I do that. That’s quite an honor.” He also tweeted to his fans "I was nominated for 6 Doves. I'm humbled & grateful. God choosing 2 breath songs through me is just that...His Choosing! Let Him Choose you!"