45th Annual Grammy Award Nominations
The Gospel Categories

The Grammy AwardThe 45th Annual Grammy Award nominations were announced on January 7, 2003 from the show's venue, Madison Square Garden in New York. The ceremonies will be broadcast on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003 and will be shown live on CBS.

In brief, eligibility is limited to those recordings released during the period of October 1, 2001 through September 30, 2002.

There are three categories specific to Gospel; we list them below with the nominees. Comments? Give your picks on the message board.

  CDBest Gospel Choir Or Chorus Album

  • Brookyln Tabernacle Choir; Be Glad; M2.0 Communications
  • VIP Mass Choir; Mighty In The Spirit; Verity Records
  • Donald Lawrence & The TriCity Singers; Go Get Your Live Back; EMI Gospel
  • Hezekiah Walker and Love Fellowship Choir; Family Affair II Live at Radio City Music Hall; Verity
  • Excelsior; Soul Interpretations; Verity Records

    Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album

  • Fred Hammond; Speak Those Things: POL Chapter 3 ; Verity
  • BeBe Winans; Live and Up Close; Motown
  • Deitrick Haddon; Lost and Found; Verity Records
  • Eartha; Sidebars; AFRT Communications
  • Commissioned Reunion; Live!; Verity Records

     CD Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album

  • Blind Boys of Alabama; Higher Ground; Real World / EMI Gospel
  • Dorothy Norwood; Live At Home; Malaco Records
  • Canton Spirituals; Walking By Faith; Verity Records
  • Twinkie Clark & Friends; Live in Charlotte; Verity Records Gospel
  • Various Artists; Bishop T.D. Jakes Presents Woman Thou Art Loosed - Worship 2002; Dexterity Sound

    Additionally, in the Best Pop Instrumental Album, Kirk Whalum was nominated for his Christmas Message, and Eartha was nominated in the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for her song "I'm Still Standing" on her Sidebars album. joining Avalon, Steven Curtis Chapman and Michael W. Smith.

      CDAlso, GRITS was nominated in the Best Rock Gospel Album category for their Art of Translation project, together with Toby Mac's Momentum album —both of them hip-hop projects.

    Other Related Info:
    Here's our list of the winners in Gospel from last year (the 44th Annual Grammy Awards), plus a direct link to the official Grammy website.

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