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December 4, 2008

GRAMMYs Yesterday, the nominees for the 51st GRAMMY Awards were announced! Artists Sanctus Real, TobyMac, Leeland, Kirk Franklin, and Steven Curtis Chapman were among the nominees. Below are the official nominee lists for "Best Gospel Song," "Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album," "Best Gospel Performance," and "Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album." Congratulations to all of the nominees!...

Category 51

Best Gospel Performance
(For solo, duo, group as collaborative performances. Singles or tracks with vocal containing Gospel lyrics. All genres of Gospel music are eligible.)

  * 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.]

  * East To West    Casting Crowns    Track from: The Altar And The Door Live    [Beach Street/Reunion Records]

  * 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]

Category 52

Best Gospel Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

  * Cover Me
   James L. Moss, songwriter (21:03 With Fred Hammond, Smokie Norful & J Moss)
   [Verity/Zomba Gospel; Publisher: Millenni-era Music]

  * Get Up
   Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell, Warryn Campbell & Eric Dawkins, songwriters (Mary Mary)
   Track 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, songwriters (Brandon Heath)
   Track from: What If We
   [Reunion Records; Publishers: Sitka6 Music/Peertunes/Grange Hill Music/Windsor Way Music]

  * Help Me Believe
   Kirk Franklin, songwriter (Kirk Franklin)
   Track 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)
   Track from: All That Is Within Me
   [INO Records; Publishers: Simpleville Music/Wet As A Fish Music, Sparrow Song/Peach Hill Songs]

Category 53

Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  * Hello
   After Edmund
   [Slanted Records]

  * Our World Redeemed
   [Cross Movement Records]

  * We Need Each Other
   Sanctus Real
   [Sparrow Records]

  * Rock What You Got
   [Inpop Records]

  * Alive And Transported
   [ForeFront Records/EMI CMG]

Category 54

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  * This Moment
   Steven Curtis Chapman
   [Sparrow Records]

  * What If We
    Brandon Heath
   [Reunion Records]

  * Opposite Way
   [Essential Records]

  * Hello Love
   Chris Tomlin
   [Sparrow Records/Sixstepsrecords/EMI CMG]

  * Thy Kingdom Come
   CeCe Winans
   [PureSprings Gospel/EMI Gospel]




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