WHAT’S NEW By Lindsay Williams The Top 10 “!” (“it”) things in the world of Christian music and culture this month. 1. ACOUSTIC TOURS Sometimes, everything sounds better stripped down. And for fans of Jeremy and Adie Camp and BarlowGirl, acoustic sets have been all the rage as of late. The Camps are currently out on the road for an acoustic tour, while BarlowGirl has been doing some limited acoustic shows, with a recent intimate performance at an Apple Store in Chicago. 2. THE RETURN OF JENNIFER KNAPP The music community is abuzz with the return of one of its most beloved songwriters, Jennifer Knapp, who recently announced a release date for a brand-new album. Letting Go (Graylin/RED/Thirty Tigers) is slated to release May 11, much to the relief of longtime fans who have patiently waited for new music from Knapp during her seven-year hiatus. The songstress is currently on the road with Derek Webb. March 2010 CCM’s 3. DOVE NOMINATIONS Yes, folks, it’s offi cially Dove Season! Dove nominations were announced Feb. 18 at a press conference in Nashville, Tennessee. With nods going to everyone from Skillet to Casting Crowns, Music City is gearing up for Christian music’s biggest night, the 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards. Tickets are on sale now for the live event at www.doveawards.com, which will take place April 21. For fans unable to attend the show, Gospel Music Channel will air the Doves on Sunday, April 25. Turn to Page 12 for our predictions. 6 CCM