Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus has earned a Dove Award nomination from the Gospel Music Association for his production work on Austin Bridge's album, Times Like These. The Daywind Records project is nominated for country album of the year. The other nominees in the category are Crawford Crossing's Turn Up the Music, Jeff & Sheri Easter's Expecting Good Things, Guy Penrod's Breathe Deep, Point of Grace's No Changin' Us and Ricky Skaggs' Mosaic. The nominations were announced Wednesday (Feb. 16). The awards will be presented April 20 at the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta. ... In other news about Rascal Flatts, the trio will be honored with the Tony Martell Lifetime Entertainment Achievement Award at the T.J. Martell Foundation's Honors Gala in Nashville on March 28. The event brings together business, medical, sports and entertainment industry leaders and celebrities to raise awareness and funds for innovative cancer research.
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