44th GRAMMY Nominees: Christian Music Categories

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The 44th Grammy nominees were announced on Jan. 4 at a press conference at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California, attended by many of nominees themselves, including Arie, Destiny’s Child, David Foster, Nelly Furtado, Ja Rule, Jimmy Jam, Stevie Nicks, Jamie O’Neal, Carl Reiner, Pat Monahan of Train, and Usher. The 44th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place on Feb. 27 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
“Once again, this year’s nominations reflect many different musical points of view from those established artists whose influence has shaped the evolution of our musical language, to newcomers who speak with a unique resonance,” said Recording Academy President/CEO Michael Greene. “We are gratified to see so many truly talented singer/songwriters; they remain a vital part of music’s foundation.”
Gospel Categories and Nominees include:
Category 48 – Best Rock Gospel Album For a solo, duo or group vocal performance.
1. Big Tent Revival Live
Big Tent Revival [Ardent Records]
2. Flap Your Wings
The Choir [Galaxy21 Music]
3. Solo
DC Talk – [ForeFront Records]
4. Sonicpraise
Sonicflood [Gotee Records]
5. The Last Street Preacha
T-Bone [Flicker Records]
Category 49 – Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel
Album
For a solo, duo or group vocal performance.
1. Oxygen
Avalon [Sparrow Records]
2. Declaration
Steven Curtis Chapman
[Sparrow Records]
3. Talk About ItNicole C. Mullen [Word Records]
4. WorshipMichael W. Smith [Reunion]
5. CeCe Winans
CeCe Winans [Wellspring Gospel]
Category 50 – Best Southern, Country, or
Bluegrass Gospel Album
For a solo, duo or group vocal performance.
1. God Is Love: The Gospel Sessions
Ann-Margret & The Jordanaires, The Light Crust Doughboys
With James Blackwood
[Art Greenhaw Records]2. Bill & Gloria Gaither Present A Billy Graham
Music Homecoming
Bill & Gloria Gaither And The Homecoming Friends
[Spring House Music]
3. Two Old Friends
Merle Haggard & Albert E. Brumley, Jr.
[Relentless Nashville]
4. From The Heart
The Oak Ridge Boys
[Spring Hill Music Group]
5. Inspirational Journey
Randy Travis
[Atlantic Records]
Category 51 – Best Traditional Soul Gospel
Album
For a solo, duo or group vocal performance.
1. Spirit Of The Century
The Blind Boys Of Alabama
[Real World]
2. HymnsShirley Caesar
[Word Records]3. Not Guilty…The ExperienceJohn P. Kee And The New Life Community Choir[Verity Records]4. Show Up & Show OutDottie Peoples[Atlanta Int’l Records]5. Persuaded – Live In DCRichard Smallwood With Vision[Verity Records]
Category 52 – Best Contemporary Soul Gospel
Album
For a solo, duo or group vocal performance.
1. The Experience
Yolanda Adams
[Elektra Entertainment Group]
2. Live In Concert
Kim Burrell
[Tommy Boy Music]
3. “In Case You Missed It….And Then Some”
Fred Hammond
[Verity Records]
4. Still Tramaine
Tramaine Hawkins
[Gospo Centric]5. Melodies Of My Heart
Angie Winans
[Against The Flow Records]
Category 53 – Best Gospel Choir Or Chorus
Album
For choirs or choruses only, with or without lead vocalist(s).
1. All About Him (Jesus)
Patrina Smith, choir director; O’Landa Draper’s Associates
[MCG Records]
2. Calling On You
Percy Gray Jr., William Hamilton & Felicia Welch, choir
directors; Chicago Mass Choir
[New Haven Records]
3. Light Of The World
Carol Cymbala, choir director; The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
[M2.0]
4. Love Is Live!
Hezekiah Walker, choir director; LFT Church Choir
[Verity Records]
5. The Storm Is Over
Steve Lawrence, choir director; The Potter’s House Mass Choir
[EMI Gospel/Dexterity Sounds]

Other nominees include:
Jaci Velasquez for Latin Pop Album of the Year for Mi Corazon and U2 with 8 nominations.
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