Posted by: Apostolic Oneness Pentecostals | December 9, 2008

51st Annual Grammy Award Nominations The Gospel Categories

51st Annual Grammy Award Nominations
The Gospel Categories

The Grammy AwardThe 51st Annual Grammy Award nominations were announced on December 3, 2008. The ceremonies will be broadcast live on CBS Television from Los Angeles on February 8, 2009.

In brief, eligibility is limited to those recordings released during the period of October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008.

Like last year, there are four categories specific to Gospel; we list them below with the nominees. What do people think about this? Have some comments yourself? Give your own picks on the message board.

  CDBest Gospel Performance

  • “East To West”: Casting Crowns; Track from: The Altar And The Door Live; Beach Street Records/Reunion Records
  • “I Understand”: Kim Burrell, Rance Allen, Bebe Winans, Mariah Carey & Hezekiah Walker’s Love Fellowship Tabernacle Church Choir; Track from: Randy Jackson’s Music Club, Volume One ; Concord Records/Dream Merchant 21 Ent.
  • “Get Up”: Mary Mary; Track from: The Sound; Columbia
  • “Shall We Gather At The River”: Take 6; Track from: The Standard; Heads Up International
  • “Waging War”: CeCe Winans; Track from: Thy Kingdom Come ; PureSprings Gospel/EMI Gospel

    Best Gospel Song (song/songwriter)   CD

  • “Cover Me”: James L. Moss, songwriter (21:03 With Fred Hammond, Smokie Norful & J Moss); from Total Attention; Verity/Zomba Gospel; Publisher: Millenni-era Music
  • “Get Up”: Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell, Warryn Campbell & Eric Dawkins, songwriters (Mary Mary); from The Sound; Columbia; Publishers: Wet Ink Red Music/That’s Plum Song/It’s Tea Tyme/EMI April/E.D. Duz-It Music/Irving Music/Underdog Songs
  • “Give Me Your Eyes”: Brandon Heath & Jason Ingram, songwriter (Brandon Heath); from What If We; Reunion Records; Publishers: Sitka6 Music/Peertunes/Grange Hill Music/Windsor Way Music
  • “Help Me Believe”: Kirk Franklin, songwriter (Kirk Franklin); from The Fight Of My Life; Fo Yo Soul Ent./Zomba Gospel ; Publishers: Universal Music-Z Songs/Kerrion Publishing
  • “You Reign”: Jim Bryson, Steven Curtis Chapman, Nathan Cochran, Barry Graul, Bart Millard, Mike Scheuchzer & Robby Shaffer, songwriters (MercyMe); from All That Is Within Me; INO Records; Publishers: Simpleville Music/Wet As A Fish Music, Sparrow Song/Peach Hill Songs

    Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album


  • Reflections; Jason Champion; EMI Gospel/Brooks Entertainment
  • The Fight Of My Life; Kirk Franklin; Fo Yo Soul Entertainment/ Zomba Gospel
  • The Sound; Mary Mary; Columbia
  • Donald Lawrence Introduces: The Murrills’ Family Prayer ; Quiet Water/ Verity
  • Stand Out; Tye Tribbett & G.A.; Columbia

    Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album

  • Down In New Orleans; The Blind Boys Of Alabama; Time Life  CD
  • I’ll Say Yes ; The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir; Integrity Music
  • Take It Back; Dorinda Clark-Cole; GospoCentric/Zomba
  • Deitrick Haddon Presents… Together In Worship Voices Of Unity; Tyscot Records
  • Bishop Charles E. Blake Presents… No Limit The West Angeles COGIC Mass Choir; EMI Gospel

    Also, in the Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album, Flame (for Our World Redeemed ) and Toby Mac (for Alive and Transported ) together with After Edmund, Sanctus Real and Superchick were nominated.

    In the Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album, CeCe Winans (for Thy Kingdom Come) was nominated along with Steven Curtis Chapman, Brandon Heath, Leeland and Chris Tomlin.

    The Soweto Gospel Choir was nominated in the Best Traditional World Music category, for their album, Live At The Nelson Mandela Theater.

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