The nominees for the 2013 Soul Train Awards have been announced in 12 categories. Premiering on Dec. 1, the show will be hosted by actor/comedian Anthony Anderson at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV.
Nominees in the Best Gospel/Inspirational Performance category are:
Tasha Cobbs – “Break Every Chain”
Lecrae – “Confessions”
Hezekiah Walker – “Every Praise”
Shirley Caesar – “God Will Make A Way”
Tye Tribbett – “If He Did It Before (Same God)”
John P. Kee – “Life & Favor”
Rapper Lecrae has become a veritable shoo in nominee after the consecutive vanguard success of his first two albums. He's in good company with veterans Hezekiah Walker, Shirley Caesar and John P. Kee who received a nod for the comeback recording "Life and Favor." Two artists from Motown Gospel label are also among the nominees. Notably Tribbett and Cobb currently occupy two of the top five positions on the Billboard Gospel charts.
Recognizing the best in R&B, soul and gospel the award show will be taped on November 8 and will air on BET/Centric on December 1 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CST.