Posted by: Apostolic Oneness Pentecostals | February 11, 2008

50th Annual Grammy Award Winners The Gospel Categories

50th Annual Grammy Award Winners
The Gospel Categories
The Grammy AwardThe 50th Annual Grammy Awards were handed out in Los Angeles on February 10, 2008.

In brief, eligibility is limited to those recordings released during the period of October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007.

Like last year, there are four categories specific to Gospel; there are four categories specific to Gospel; we list them below with the winners noted in YELLOW text.

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  CDBest Gospel Performance

  • “East To West”: Casting Crowns Track from: The Altar And The Door; Beach Street Records/Reunion Records

  • TIE
    “Blessed & Highly Favored”: The Clark Sisters; Track from: Live – One Last Time; EMI Gospel
  • “Never Gonna Break My Faith”: Aretha Franklin & Mary J. Blige (Featuring The Harlem Boys Choir); Track from: Bobby: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack; Island Def Jam
  • “With Long Life”: Israel And New Breed Featuring T-Bone; Track from: A Deeper Level; Integrity Music
  • “He Set My Life To Music”: CeCe Winans; Track from: She Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool – A Tribute To Barbara Mandrell; BNA Records

      Best Gospel Song (song/songwriter)   CD

    • “Blessed & Highly Favored”: Karen Clark-Sheard, songwriter (The Clark Sisters); from Live – One Last Time; EMI Gospel; Publisher: K. Sheard’s Melody
    • “East To West”: Mark Hall & Bernie Herms, songwriters (Casting Crowns); from The Altar And The Door; Beach Street Records/Reunion Records; Publishers: Club Zoo Music, Sparrow Song, Swecs Music, Banahama Tunes/Word Music
    • “Encourage Yourself”: Donald Lawrence, songwriter (Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers); from The Grand Finale: Encourage Yourself; EMI Gospel; Publishers: QW Songs/Zomba Publishing
    • “Made To Love”: Cary Barlowe, Toby McKeehan, Jamie Moore & Aaron Rice, songwriters (TobyMac); from Portable Sounds; ForeFront Records; Publishers: Achtober Songs/Emack Music/Lowe Bar Music/Jammu Music/Rizzle Music
    • “Praise On The Inside”: James L. Moss, songwriter (J. Moss); Gospo Centric; Publisher: Millenni-era Music

        Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album   CD

      • Grateful; Coko; Light Records

      • Free To Worship; Fred Hammond; Verity
      • V2…; J. Moss; Gospo Centric/Zomba Gospel
      • T57; Trin-I-Tee 5:7; Spirit Rising Music/Music World Entertainment
      • Alone But Not Alone; Marvin Winans; Pure Springs Gospel

          Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album

        • Live – One Last Time; The Clark Sisters; EMI Gospel   CD
        • The Grand Finale’: Encourage Yourself; Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers; EMI Gospel
        • Life Changing; Smokie Norful; EMI Gospel
        • Thirsty; Marvin Sapp; Verity
        • Cherch; Bebe Winans; Koch Records

            Also, in the Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album, Ashley Cleveland won, besting The Cross Movement (for HIStory: Our Place in His Story), Da T.R.U.T.H. (for Open Book), Pillar and Skillet.

            In the Best Pop/ Contemporary Gospel Album, Israel & New Breed (for Deeper Level) won, besting Mandisa, TobyMac, Michael W. Smith and Casting Crowns.

            The Soweto Gospel Choir won for Best Traditional World Music category, for their album, African Spirit.


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