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D.C.Natives Capital Kings Get First Dove Award Nomination: New Artist of the Year

Adding to the year’s accolades for Capital Kings electronic-pop duo Cole Walowac and Jon White was this morning’s announcement of their first Dove Award Nomination in the top category of “New Artist of the Year.”

Since releasing their debut record in January, the D.C. natives have toured across the country on the Pollstar named “Top 100 Tours” – Winter Jam, performed during the halftime show at a Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA) game, played their first international show in Trinidad and opened for the nationally embraced rock band, Neon Trees, among other things

Cole and Jon were on their way back to Nashville from their hometown of Washington, D.C. when they heard about the nomination. “We’ve always dreamed of winning a Dove Award!” says Cole. “To be able to have this amazing opportunity our first year and among so many of our talented peers is such a blessing!”

Beginning this fall, Capital Kings will join six-time  TobyMac on his “Hits Deep Tour.” The hugely successful tour will include an all-star lineup with acts Brandon Heath, Mandisa, Jamie Grace, Colton Dixon and Chris August.

Capital Kings is currently putting on a remix competition for their fans called U:REMIX. Fans can download a track from their new album and compete to create the best original remix.

The contest is currently in the second round and the winner will receive a pair of custom Capital Kings Black & Gold Nike Air Force 1 High iD* kicks, a Facebook post from Capital Kings to the winning remix and a congratulatory tweet from Capital Kings, TobyMac and Gotee Records with a link to the remix.

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