Among the events for which the Music Industry holds its collective breath include the annual Billboard Music Awards. The music fan mag yearly posts its picks for top categories and genres. As we always endeavor to bring you the latest in Christian Music, we have listed below all the nominees in Billboard's Christian Music category.
The Billboard Music Awards -- produced by Dick Clark Productions -- will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17, from 8-11 p.m. ET on ABC Television.
Here are the top contenders for 2015 Billboard Awards in the Christian Music genre:
TOP CHRISTIAN ARTIST
TOP CHRISTIAN ALBUM
Casting Crowns, Thrive
MercyMe, Welcome to the New
NEEDTOBREATHE, Rivers in the Wasteland
Chris Tomlin, Love Ran Red
TOP CHRISTIAN SONG
Francesca Battistelli, "He Knows My Name"
Hillsong United, "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)"
Newsboys, "We Believe"
Carrie Underwood, "Something in the Water"