Christian Artists: Up for Grammys

Jan 09, 2003 10:56 PM EST

Christian musical artists spanning over many genres from Southern Gospel to pop-contemporary, have been nominated for the 2003 GRAMMY Awards. The winners will be announced on Feb. 23 at Madison Square Garden in New York City at the 45th annual GRAMMY Awards.

Following is a list of the nominees:

-- Best Rock Gospel Album: Lift, Audio Adrenaline, (ForeFront); The Art of Translation, GRITS, (Gotee); The Way I Am, Jennifer Knapp, (Gotee); Come Together, Third Day, (Essential); Momentum, TobyMac, (ForeFront).

-- Best Pop/Contemporary Album: New Map of the World, Paul Colman Trio, (Essential); The Eleventh Hour, Jars of Clay, (Essential); The Christmas Shoes, NewSong, (Reunion); The Heart of Me, Kathy Troccoli, (Reunion); See the Light, True Vibe, (Essential).

-- Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Album: How Sweet the Sound, The Charlie Daniels Band, (Sparrow); Everything Good, Gaither Vocal Band, (Spring Hill Music Group, Inc.); We Called Him Mr. Gospel Music: The James Blackwood Tribute Album, The Jordanaires, Larry Ford and the Light Crust Doughboys (Art Greenhaw Records); An Inconvenient Christmas, The Oak Ridge Boys, (Spring Hill Music).

-- Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album: Higher Ground, The Blind Boys of Alabama (Real World); Walking By Faith, The Canton Spirituals (Verity Records); Live In Charlotte, Twinkie Clark & Friends, (Verity Records); Live At Home, Dorothy Norwood, (Malaco Records); Bishop T.D. Jakes Presents Woman Thou Art Loosed, various artists, (EMI Gospel).

-- Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album: The Commissioned Reunion, Commissioned, (Verity Records); Sidebars, Eartha, (AFRT Music); Lost and Found, Deitrick Hadon, (Verity Album/Zomba Recording Corporation); Speak Those Things: POL Chapter 3, Fred Hammond, (Verity Records); Live and Up Close, BeBe Winans, (Motown Records).

-- Best Gospel Choir or Chorus: Be Glad, Carol Cymbala and The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, (M2.0 Communications); Family Affair II Live at Radio City Music Hall, Hezekiah Walker, (Verity Records); Go Get Your Life Back, Donald Lawrence, (EMI Gospel); Mighty in the Spirit, Victory in Praise Mass Choir, (Verity Records); Soul Interpretations, Excelsior, (Verity Records).

By Pauline C.