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Third Day, Jars of Clay among Grammy winners in gospel music

NEW YORK (BP)–Third Day and Jars of Clay topped the contemporary Christian music industry in receiving Grammy awards Feb. 23 in New York City.

Third Day’s “Come Together” received a Grammy for Rock Gospel Album of the year, while Jars of Clay’s “The Eleventh Hour” was honored for Pop-Contemporary Gospel Album.

Other Grammy winners in the gospel field were:

— The Jordanaires, Larry Ford and The Light Crust Doughboys, Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album for “We Called Him Mr. Gospel Music: The James Blackwood Tribute Album.”

— The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Gospel Choir or Chorus Album for “Be Glad.”

— The Blind Boys of Alabama, Traditional Soul Gospel Album for “Higher Ground.”

— Eartha, Contemporary Soul Gospel Album for “Sidebars.”

Johnny Cash was among the country music winners, with “Give My Love To Rose” receiving a Grammy for Male Country Vocal Performance.

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