47th Annual Grammy Award Nominations
The Gospel Categories
The 47th Annual Grammy Award nominations were announced on December 7, 2004 from the The Music Box @ The Fonda in Hollywood, California. The ceremonies will be broadcast live on CBS Television from The Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 13, 2005.
In brief, eligibility is limited to those recordings released during the period of October 1, 2003 through September 30, 2004.
This year, there are four categories specific to Gospel; we list them
below with the nominees. Comments? Give your picks on the message board.
Best Gospel Performance
"Celebrate (He Lives)": Fred Hammond; Track from Somethin' 'Bout Love; Verity Records
"The Stone": Shirley Caesar & Ann Nesby; Track from The Fighting Temptations Soundtrack; Colombia / Music World Music
"Heaven Help Us All": Ray Charles & Gladys Knight; Track from Genius Loves Company; Concord Records
"Lay My Burden Down": Mavis Staples & Dr. John; Track from N'awlinz Dis Dat Or D'udda
; EMI / Blue Note
"There Will Be A Light": Ben Harper & The Blind Boys Of Alabama; Track from There Will Be A Light; Virgin
Best Gospel Choir Or Chorus Album
Minister Timothy Britten & Shabach Praise Co.; Can't Nobody Do Me Like Jesus; JDI Records
Timothy Wright & New York Fellowship Mass Choir II; Live In New York ; AIR Gospel
Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir; Live In New York; INO Records
New Birth Total Praise Choir; Spirit & Truth; EMI Gospel
Ricky Dillard & New G; Unplugged... The Way Church Used To Be; Crystal Rose Records
Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album
Tonex & The Peculiar People; Out The Box
; Verity Records
Israel & New Breed; Live From Another Level; Integrity Gospel
Various Artists; Bishop T.D. Jakes presents He-Motions; EMI Gospel
Smokie Norful; nothing Without You; EMI Gospel
Fred Hammond; Somethin' 'Bout Love; Verity Records
Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album
The Rance Allen Group; The Live Experience
; Tyscot Records
Ben Harper & The Blind Boys of Alabama; There Will Be A Light; Virgin
Dottie Peoples; The Water I Give; AIR Gospel
Richard Smallwood; The Praise & Worship Songs; Verity Records
The Williams Brothers; Still Here; Blackberry Records
Also, in the Best Rock Gospel Album, tobyMac (for Welcome To Diverse City) and the compilation album Holy Hip Hop Taking The Gospel To The Streets, were both nominated, along with Third Day, Tait, Skillet and Sarah Kelly. In the Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album, Nicole C. Mullen was nominated for Everyday People, along with Rising Son, Steven Curtis Chapman, The Creed and Jars of Clay. Kanye West was nominated for Song Of The Year and for Best Rap Song for "Jesus Walks".
Other Related Info:
Here's our list of the winners in Gospel from last year (the 46th Annual Grammy Awards), plus a direct link to the official Grammy website.
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