"The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!" took place recently in Nashville, Tennessee and the nominees for 2013 were announced. The concert featured performances by the Band Perry, Luke Bryan, Maroon 5 and many more. Two-time GRAMMY winner LL Cool J and six-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift hosted the show.
PJ Morton appeared on stage as part of the band Maroon 5. Morton, son of Bishop Paul S. Morton is well known for his amazing songwriting and penned several songs on his father's latest album, Best Days Yet.
Marvin Sapp and Casting Crowns each garnered three nominations. Newcomer Anita Wilson received a nomination for Best Gospel Album for "Worship Soul." Here are the nominees in the Gospel/Christian categories.
Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance
*"Jesus, Friend Of Sinners"-Casting Crowns
*"Take Me To The King"-Tamela Mann
*"Go Get It"-Mary Mary
*"10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)"-Matt Redman
*"My Testimony"-Marvin Sapp
Best Gospel Song
*"Go Get It"-Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters (Mary Mary)
*"Hold On"-Cheryl Fortune, James Fortune & Terence Vaughn, songwriters (James Fortune & FIYA, Monica & Fred Hammond)
*"I Feel Good"- Phillip Feaster, Fred Hammond, Jonathan Miller & Calvin Rodgers, songwriters (Fred Hammond)
*"My Testimony"-Aaron Lindsey & Marvin Sapp, songwriters (Marvin Sapp)
*"Released"-Donald Lawrence, songwriter (Bill Winston & Living Word Featuring Donald Lawrence)
Best Contemporary Christian Music Song
*"Jesus, Friend Of Sinners"-Mark Hall & Matthew West, songwriters (Casting Crowns)
*"10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)"- Jonas Myrin & Matt Redman, songwriters (Matt Redman)
*"When Mercy Found Me"-Jeff Pardo & Rhett Walker, songwriters (Rhett Walker Band)
*"White Flag"-Jason Ingram, Matt Maher, Matt Redman & Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Passion & Chris Tomlin)
*"Your Presence Is Heaven"-Israel Houghton & Micah Massey, songwriters (Israel & New Breed)
Best Gospel Album
*"Identity"-James Fortune & FIYA
*"Jesus At The Center Live"-Israel & New Breed
*"I Win"-Marvin Sapp
*"Worship Soul"-Anita Wilson
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
*"Come To The Well"-Casting Crowns
*"Where I Find You"-Kari Jobe
*"Eye On It"-TobyMac
*"Into The Light"-Matthew West
The live telecast of the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place Sunday, February 10, 2013, on CBS at 8 p.m. EST/7p.m. CST. The gospel categories will be awarded during the annual pre-show. For a complete list of GRAMMY nominees, visit www.grammy.com.