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John Berry, Linda Davis to Host Christian Country Music Awards
John Berry and Linda Davis will host the Christian Country Music Association's annual award show Nov. 2 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.

Categories and final nominees for the awards are:

Entertainer of the Year:
CrossCountry, Fox Brothers, Double Portion, Kim Ford and LaVerne Tripp.

Male Vocalist:
John Steed, LaVerne Tripp, Mike Manuel, Pete Whitebird and Snuffy Smith.

Female Vocalist:
Candice Myers, Gayla Earlene, Kim Ford, Lisa Daggs and Stephanie Reeves.

Vocal Duo:
Double Portion, Jeff & Sheri Easter, LaVerne & Edith Tripp, Morgan & Morgan and Samson.

Vocal Group:
CrossCountry, Fox Brothers, Highway 7, the Babcocks and Uncommon Man.

Song:
"800 Pound Jesus," Sawyer Brown; "A Bible and a Bus Ticket Home," LaVerne Tripp; "He Broke the Law," the Fox Brothers; "Roses for Mama," the Toneys; "Salvation," John Berry; and "Stop and Think," Kim Ford.

Mainstream Country Artist:
Brad Paisley, Collin Raye, Jeff Carson, LeAnn Rimes and Sawyer Brown.

Video:
"800 Pound Jesus," Sawyer Brown; "Angel Band," Vestal Goodman and George Jones; "Chain of Love," Clay Walker; "He Didn't Have to Be," Brad Paisley; and "I Need You," LeAnn Rimes.

New Artist:
Amber Morgan, Pascha, Rick Tanksley Band, Stephanie Reeves and Wendy Manley.

Pioneer:
Bruce Haynes, Freddie Hart, Jack Greene, Joe Babcock and Susie Luchsinger.

Musician:
Bruce Ray, Dan Traxler, Dennis Agajanian, Gene Crain and Terry McMillan.

Awards will also be given for "Living Legend" and for radio station and radio personality of the year.

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