Thursday, December 1, 2011

Artist Alert: Christian/Gospel GRAMMY Nominations

The Grammy nominees were revealed last night, and as always, five of the categories are for the Christian/Gospel artists, albums, and songs. The leaders are Chris Tomlin and Brandon Heath, both with three nominations. Kirk Franklin and Mary Mary are in a close second with two nominations each. Also note that country-singer Blake Shelton's version of Dave Barnes's song "God Gave Me You" is nominated for Best Country Song. Here is the full list of nominees for the Christian/Gospel categories of the Grammys, and don't forget to watch the 54th Grammy Awards presentation on February 12, 2012 at 8/7c only on CBS!


34. Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance


Do Everything

Steven Curtis Chapman
Track from: re:Creation
[Sparrow Records]


Alive (Mary Magdalene)

Natalie Grant
Track from: Music Inspired By The Story
[WOW Joint Venture/EMI CMG]


Your Love

Brandon Heath
Track from: Leaving Eden
[Reunion Records]



Le'Andria Johnson
Track from: The Awakening Of Le'Andria Johnson
[Music World Gospel]


I Lift My Hands

Chris Tomlin
Track from: And If Our God Is For Us...
[Sparrow Records / sixstepsrecords]


35. Best Gospel Song


Hello Fear

Kirk Franklin, songwriter (Kirk Franklin)
Track from: Hello Fear
[Verity Gospel Music Group/Fo Yo Soul Ent.; Publisher: Aunt Gertrude Music]


Sitting With Me

Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell, Gerald Haddon & Tammi Haddon, songwriters (Mary Mary)
Track from: Something Big
[Columbia Records; Publishers: Precious Baby Music/T Bella Music/EMI April Music, It's Tea Tyme, That's Plum Song]



Donald Lawrence, songwriter (Donald Lawrence & Co. Featuring Blanche McAllister-Dykes)
Track from: YRM (Your Righteous Mind)
[Verity Gospel Music Group; Publisher: Quiet Water Entertainment]


Trust Me

Richard Smallwood, songwriter (Richard Smallwood & Vision)
Track from: Promises
[Verity Gospel Music Group; Publishers: Universal-Z Tunes/T.Autumn Music]



Canton Jones, songwriter (Canton Jones)
Track from: Dominionaire
[Cajo Records; Publisher: CAJO Music]


36. Best Contemporary Christian Music Song



Laura Story, songwriter (Laura Story)
Track from: Blessings
[Fair Trade Services; Publishers: New Spring/Gleaning Publishing]


Hold Me

Jamie Grace Harper, Toby McKeehan & Christopher Stevens, songwriters (Jamie Grace Featuring Tobymac)
[Gotee Records; Publishers: Universal Music, Brentwood Benson Tunes, Songs of Third Base/Chriscendo Music, Meaux Mercy/Achtober Songs]


I Lift My Hands

Louie Giglio, Matt Maher & Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Chris Tomlin)
Track from: And If Our God Is For Us...
[Sparrow Records/sixstepsrecords; Publishers: sixsteps Music/ Songs/Vamos Publishing/Thankyou Music/ Publishing]


Strong Enough

Matthew West, songwriter (Matthew West)
Track from: The Story Of Your Life
[Sparrow Records; Publishers: External Combustion Music/Songs For Delaney/Songs of Southside Independent Music]


Your Love

Brandon Heath & Jason Ingram, songwriters (Brandon Heath)
Track from: Leaving Eden
[Reunion Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing/Big Skwawka Music, Sony/ATV Timber Publishing/Windsor Hill Music]


37. Best Gospel Album


The Love Album

Kim Burrell
[Shanachie Entertainment]


The Journey

AndraƩ Crouch
[Riverphlo Entertainment]


Hello Fear

Kirk Franklin
[Verity Gospel Music Group/ Fo Yo Soul Ent.]


Something Big

Mary Mary
[Columbia Records]


Angel & Chanelle Deluxe Edition

Trin-I-Tee 5:7
[Music World Gospel]


38. Best Contemporary Christian Music Album


Ghosts Upon The Earth

[Brash Music]


Leaving Eden

Brandon Heath
[Reunion Records]


The Great Awakening

[Essential Records]


What If We Were Real

[Sparrow Records]


Black & White

Royal Tailor
[Essential Records]


And If Our God Is For Us...

Chris Tomlin
[Sparrow Records / sixstepsrecords]

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