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Sonicflood, Nicole C. Mullen among Christian Grammy nominees


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–The popular high-energy praise band SonicFlood and contemporary Christian artist Nicole C. Mullen are among 30 artists nominated for The Recording Academy’s 44th annual Grammy Awards.

Grammy award winners will be announced Feb. 27 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and air on the CBS television network.

Nominees in the field of gospel music are:

— Best Rock Gospel Album: Big Tent Revival Live, Big Tent Revival on Ardent Records; Flap Your Wings, The Choir on Galaxy21 Music; Solo, dc Talk on Forefront Records; Sonicpraise, Sonicflood on Gotee Records; The Last Street Preacha, T-Bone on Flicker Records.

— Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album: Oxygen, Avalon on Sparrow Records; Declaration, Steven Curtis Chapman on Sparrow Records; Talk About It, Nicole C. Mullen on Word Records; Worship, Michael W. Smith on Reunion; CeCe Winans on Wellspring Gospel.

— Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album: God is Love: The Gospel Sessions, Ann-Margret and the Jordanaires, The Light Crust Doughboys with James Blackwood; Bill and Gloria Gaither Present A Billy Graham Music Homecoming; Two Old Friends, Merle Haggard and Albert E. Brumley Jr.; From the Heart, the Oak Ridge Boys; and Inspirational Journey, Randy Travis.


— Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album: Spirit of the Century, The Blind Boys of Alabama; Hymns, Shirley Caesar; Not Guilty…The Experience, John P. Kee and the New Life Community Choir; Show Up and Show Out, Dottie Peoples; and Persuaded Live in DC, Richard Smallwood with Vision.

— Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album: The Experience, Yolanda Adams; Live in Concert, Kim Burrell; In Case You Missed It and Then Some, Fred Hammond; Still Tramaine, Tramaine Hawkins; and Melodies of My Heart, Angie Winans.

— Best Gospel Choir or Chorus Album: All about Him, O’Landa Draper’s Associates; Calling on You, Chicago Mass Choir; Light of the World, The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir; Love is Live, LFT Church Choir; The Storm is Over, The Potter’s House.