45th Annual Grammy Award Nominations
The Gospel Categories
The 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.
Best 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
BeBe Winans; Live and Up Close; Motown
Deitrick Haddon; Lost and Found; Verity Records
Eartha; Sidebars; AFRT Communications
Commissioned Reunion; Live!; Verity Records
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.
Also, 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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