Nominees for the 45th Annual GRAMMY Awards were announced this morning at  Madison Square Garden in New York City.  Eight artists nabbed the most nominations across the board, including Ashanti, Sheryl Crow, Eminem, Norah Jones, Avril Lavigne, Nelly, Raphael Saadiq and Bruce Springsteen

Following is a list of nominations within the Gospel field, as well as other nominations from other fields worth mentioning.


BEST GOSPEL ROCK ALBUM

Lift
Audio Adrenaline
Forefront Records

The Art of Translation
Grits
Gotee Records

The Way I Am
Jennifer Knapp
Gotee Records

Come Together
Third Day
Essential Records

Momentum
tobyMac
Forefront Records


BEST POP/CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL ALBUM

New Map of the World
Paul Colman Trio
Essential Records

The Eleventh Hour
Jars of Clay
Essential Records

The Christmas Shoes
NewSong
Reunion Records

The Heart of Me
Kathy Troccoli
Reunion Records

See the Light
True Vibe
Essential Records


BEST SOUTHERN, COUNTRY, OR BLUEGRASS GOSPEL ALBUM

How Sweet the Sound:  25 Favorite Hymns and Gospel Greats
The Charlie Daniels Band
Sparrow Records

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 – Worship 2002
Various Artists
Kevin Bond & Steve Lawrence, producers


BEST CONTEMPORARY SOUL GOSPEL ALBUM

The Commissioned Reunion "Live"
Commissioned
Marcus Cole, Fred Hammond, Mitchell Jones, Karl Reid, Marvin Sapp, Keith Staten, and Michael Williams, group members
Verity Records

Sidebars
Eartha
AFRT Music

Lost and Found
Deitrick Haddon
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 ALBUM

Be Glad
Carol Cymbala, choir director; The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
M2.0 Communications

Family Affair II Live at Radio City Music Hall
Hezekiah Walker, choir director; Love Fellowship Choir
Verity Records

Go Get Your Life Back
Donald Lawrence, choir director; The Tri-City Singers
EMI Gospel

Mighty in the Spirit
John P. Kee, choir director; Victory in Praise Mass Choir
Verity Records

Soul Interpretations
Bobby Champion, choir director; Excelsior
Verity Records

 

OTHER NOTABLE NOMINATIONS…