Each year, gospel artists and listeners have the opportunity to see their favorite artists celebrated on the biggest awards stage, the Grammy Awards. This year was a year of change in the music industry favoring the long held buying and listening trends of gospel listeners.
This change, which now brings consideration to trends such as youtube views and singles downloads aim to highlight a long forgotten industry that has for years been uninvited to professional music's biggest party. When was the last time you saw gospel music awarded during the main show? Expect to see that trend change as well in the coming years. Gospel/Christian music is another genre left to the early afternoon Pre-Awards Show.
Here is the list of this year's gospel categories and nominees. Who do you think will win? Click on the pictures to see Fred's picks and predictions.
Now that you've seen Fred's picks, go to the SoulProsper Media website and share your picks. The Grammys air on Sunday January 26th on CBS affiliates across the country. We'll be watching to see who's picks were right!