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Christian artists nominated for 2003 GRAMMY awards


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–A variety of Christian musical artists, representing genres from Southern Gospel to pop-contemporary, were nominated for the 2003 GRAMMY Awards. Award winners will be announced at the 45th annual GRAMMY awards Feb. 23 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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).
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