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2014 Gospel GRAMMY nominations announced

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The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominations were announced by the Recording Academy on Friday evening live from Los Angeles including those nominated in the four Gospel Music categories.

Five-time Dove Award winner for “Female Vocalist of the Year,” Natalie Grant, received two GRAMMY® nominations: Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance for the hit single, “Hurricane” off of her recent album release and Best Contemporary Christian Music Song for “Hurricane” written by Natalie Grant, Matt Brownleewe & Cindy Morgan. The album, “Hurricane,” released in October 2013, debuted at #17 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Christian Albums chart. Grant was nominated last year in the category of Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance for the song, “Alive” from the album, (Music Inspired by) The Story.

Multiple Dove winner Chris Tomlin received two nominations as a writer and artist (Best Contemporary Christian Music Song, Best Contemporary Christian Music Album) and "America Idol" Mandisa was recognized with two nominations as an artist (Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance, Best Contemporary Christian Music Album). In addition, her No. 1 song "Overcomer" was nominated as Best Contemporary Christian Music Song.

Multi GRAMMY®, Stellar and Dove Award winner, Donald Lawrence, was nominated for Best Gospel Album for “Best for Last: 20 Year Celebration Vol. 1,” which was released in September 2013 and debuted at #1 on the Gospel Albums chart. The first single off of the album, “The Gift” rose to the #1 slot on the Billboard Gospel charts, and the succeeding single, “Best for Last” (featuring Yolanda Adams and the Tri-City Singers) is currently at #17.

Tobymac recieved a nomination as a writer (Best Contemporary Christian Music Song), and Matt Redman was recognized for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album.

Here is the complete list of 2014 Gospel GRAMMY nominations:

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance

Every Chain [Live] - Tasha Cobbs - Track from: Grace [Live]- Label: EMI Gospel/ Motown Gospel

Hurricane - Natalie Grant- Label: Curb Records

Lord, I Need You- Matt Maher- Track from: All The People Said Amen (Live)- Label: Essential Records

Overcomer- Mandisa - Track from: Overcomer- Label: Sparrow Records

If He Did It Before... Same God [Live]- Tye Tribbett- Track from: Greater Than [Live]- Label: Motown Gospel

Best Gospel Song

Have Your Way- Calvin Frazier & Deitrick Haddon, songwriters (Deitrick Haddon) - Label: RCA Inspiration; Publishers: Deitrick Vaughn Haddon Publishing/Calvin Frazier Publishing

If He Did It Before... Same God [Live]- Tye Tribbett, songwriter (Tye Tribbett)- Track from: Greater Than [Live] - Label: Motown Gospel; Publisher: Everything Fresh Entertainment LLC

If I Believe- Wirlie Morris, Michael Paran, Charlie Wilson & Mahin Wilson, songwriters (Charlie Wilson) - Track from: Love, Charlie - Label: RCA Records / P Music Group Inc.; Publishers: Nephew Wirlie Music/EMI Music Publishing/Pacific Coast Pirate Publishing/Mamas Pebbly Publishing

A Little More Jesus - Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters (Erica Campbell) - Label: My Block Inc / Eone Music; Publishers: That's Plum Song-EMI April/It's Tea Tyme-EMI April/Campbell Kids

Still - Percy Bady, songwriter (Percy Bady Featuring Lowell Pye) - Track from: Kingdom Inspirations - Label: Maranatha! Music/K-Bizz Ent.; Publisher: Kingdom Bizz Songs BMI

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song

Hurricane - Matt Bronleewe, Natalie Grant & Cindy Morgan, songwriters (Natalie Grant) - Label: Curb Records; Publisher: Razor & Tie Music Publishing -

Love Take Me Over - Steven Curtis Chapman, songwriter (Steven Curtis Chapman) - Track from: The Glorious Unfolding
Label: Reunion Records

Overcomer - David Garcia, Ben Glover & Christopher Stevens, songwriters (Mandisa) - Track from: Overcomer - Label: Sparrow Records; Publishers: Ariose Music/9T One Songs/Meaux Mercy/LarryDavid Music/Capitol CMG Publishing/Universal Music - Brentwood Benson Publishing/D Soul Music

Speak Life - Toby McKeehan, Jamie Moore & Ryan Stevenson, songwriters (Tobymac) - Track from: Eye On It - Label: Forefront Records; Publishers: Achtober Songs/EMI CMG Publishing/Universal Music - Brentwood Benson Publishing/Songs Of Emack/Jamnu Music/Hole-Steen Music

Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies) - Ed Cash, Scott Cash & Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Chris Tomlin) - Track from: Burning Lights

Label: sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records; Publishers: Sixsteps Songs/Worship Together Music/A Thousand Generations Publishing/EMI CMG Publishing/Alletrop Music/McTyeire Music

Best Gospel Album

Grace [Live] - Tasha Cobbs - Label: EMI Gospel/ Motown Gospel

Best For Last: 20 Year Celebration Vol. 1 [Live] - Donald Lawrence - Label: Quietwater Entertainment/EOne

Best Days Yet - Bishop Paul S. Morton - Label: Tehillah Music Group/EOne

God Chaser [Live] - William Murphy - Label: RCA Inspiration/ Verity Gospel Music Group

Greater Than [Live] - Tye Tribbett - Label: Motown GospelBest Contemporary Christian Music Album

We Won't Be Shaken - Building 429 - Label: Essential Records

All The People Said Amen [Live] - Matt Maher - Label: Essential Records

Overcomer - Mandisa - Label: Sparrow Records

Your Grace Finds Me (Live) - Matt Redman - Label: sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records

Burning Lights - Chris Tomlin - Label: sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records

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