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48th Grammy Nominations Are Announced

The 48th Annual Grammy Award nominations were announced recently in New York City.

The eligibility for nomination is limited to those recordings released during the period of October 1, 2004 through September 30, 2005.

Here is a brief listing of the nominations for the gospel industry. You can see the Grammys live on CSB Television from Los Angeles on February 8, 2006.

Best Gospel Performance

"Be Blessed": Yolanda Adams; Track from Day By Day; Elektra /Atlantic Records
"Looking For You": Kirk Franklin; Track from Hero; Fo Yo Soul Entertainment
"I Call You Faithful": Donnie McClurkin; Track from Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs; Verity Records
"Lift Him Up": Hezekiah Walker & Love Fellowship Choir; Track from 20/85: The Experience ; Verity Records
"Pray": CeCe Winans; Track from Purified; Puresprings Gospel
Best Gospel Song (song/songwriter)
"Again I Say Rejoice": Israel Houghton & Aaron Lindsey; from Another Level; Integrity Gospel
"Be Blessed": Yolanda Adams, James Harris III, Terry Lewis & James Q. Wright; from Day By Day; Elektra/ Atlantic
"Heaven": Erica Campbell, Joi Campbell, Trecina Campbell & Warryn Campbell; from Mary Mary; Columbia Records
"Lift Him Up": Joeworn Martin; from 20/85: The Experience ; Verity Records
"We Must Praise": James Moss; from The J.Moss Project; GospoCentric Records
Best Gospel Choir Or Chorus Album
Donald Lawrence & Company; I Speak Life; Verity Records
VIP Mass Choir (with John P. Kee); Live At The Fellowship; Verity Records
Saints Unified Voices; One Voice; Many Roads Records
The Choir Of Life (Japan), The Choir Of Life (USA) & The Kurt Carr Singers; One Church; GospoCentric Records
The Love Fellowship Choir (with Hezekiah Walker); 20/85: The Experience ; Verity Records
Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album

Yolanda Adams; Day By Day; Elektra /Atlantic Records
Mary Mary; Mary Mary; Columbia Records
J. Moss; The J.Moss Project; GospoCentric Records
BeBe Winans; Dream; Still Water (A Hidden Beach Experience)
CeCe Winans; Purified; Puresprings Gospel
Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album

Shirley Caesar; I Know The Truth; Shu-Bel Records / Artemis Gospel
Dorinda Clark-Cole; Live From Houston ...The Rose Of Gospel; GospoCentric Records
Donnie McClurkin; Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs; Verity Records
Martha Munizzi; Say The Name; Martha Munizzi Music / Integrity Gospel
Bishop G.E. Patterson & Congregation; Singing The Old Time Way ; Podium Records
Marvin Sapp; Be Exalted; Verity Records

Also, in the Best Rock Gospel Album, The Cross Movement (for Higher Definition) and GRITS compilation album Dichotomy B, together with Fresh I.E. and Audio Adrenaline were nominated.

In the Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album, Out of Eden (for Hymns) was nominated along with Casting Crowns, Steven Curtis Chapman, Michael W. Smith and Third Day.

For a complete listing of the nominations log on to < a href=http://www.grammy.com>the grammys

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