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Published: Saturday, 2/12/2005

Toledo band Sanctus Real gets 4 nominations for Doves

Toledo Christian rock band Sanctus Real has been nominated for four Dove Awards by the Gospel Music Association, which will announce the winners at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on April 13.

The four-man Toledo band Chris Rohman, Matt Hammitt, Steve Goodrum, and Mark Graalman was nominated for Modern Rock Album of the Year for Fight the Tide, its second release on Sparrow Records; Rock Recorded Song of the Year for Everything About You ; Modern Rock Recorded Song of the Year for Alone ; and Special Event Album of the Year for its cover of U2 s Beautiful Day on the multi-artist CD, In the Name of Love: Artists United for Africa.

Mr. Hammitt, Sanctus Real s lead singer, last year became the first Toledoan to win a Dove when he earned the honor for contributing to the all-star recording of Hero: The Rock Opera.

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