Hailed as the God Father of Gospel Jazz, Ben Tankard has snagged three Dove Award Nominations: Contemporary Gospel/Urban Song of the Year ("Full Tank"),Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year (Full Tank), and Instrumental Album of the Year (Full Tank).
Tankard’s “Full Tank” single, featuring sax man Gerald Albright hit the Billboard Smooth Jazz National Radio Chart Top 20 and topped the Independent Smooth Jazz Singles sales chart. Ben Tankard also captured a 2013 Soul Train Music Award nomination for Best Contemporary Jazz Artist.
Tankard has also had a full schedule this year touring and gearing up for the debut of his new reality television series Thicker Than Water: The Tankards, which will premiere on BRAVO TV this fall.
Listen to "Full Tank" featuring Gerald Albright.
The 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards nominee categories can be found at www.doveawardsvoting.com/nominees. The show will be broadcast on Monday, October 21st at 8:00ET exclusively on the UP! Television Network. Voting for the final winners will run from September 3rd through September 24th. All tabulations certified by the independent accounting firm, Kraft CPAs PLLC.
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