Chris Tomlin & Brandon Heath Pick Up Three Grammy Nominations Each

Dec 01 2011

The nominations for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards were announced during a televised show at Los Angeles' Nokia Theater last night, 30th November 2011. In the Gospel and Contemporary Christian categories, worship leader Chris Tomlin and singer/songwriter Brandon Heath lead the field with three nominations each, whilst Kirk Franklin and Mary Mary both picked up two nominations each.

Chris Tomlin was nominated in the Best Gospel/Christian Performance and Best Christian Song categories for 'I Lift My Hands', and Christian Album for 'And If Our God Is For Us...'. Brandon Heath was also nominated for Best Gospel/Christian Performance and Best Christian Song for 'Your Love', and Christian Album for 'Leaving Eden'. Kirk Franklin and Mary Mary were both nominated in the Best Gospel Song and Best Gospel Album categories.

Other nominated Christian music artists this year include Steven Curtis Chapman, Natalie Grant, Laura Story, Jamie Grace, Matthew West, Gungor, Leeland, Mandisa and Royal Tailor (see full list below).

The Grammy Award winners will be announced at the award ceremony in Los Angeles on 12th February 2012.

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance:
Do Everything - Steven Curtis Chapman - re:Creation
Alive (Mary Magdalene) - Natalie Grant - Music Inspired By The Story
Your Love - Brandon Heath - Leaving Eden
Jesus - Le'Andria Johnson - The Awakening Of Le'Andria Johnson
I Lift My Hands - Chris Tomlin - And If Our God Is For Us...

Best Gospel Song:
Hello Fear - Kirk Franklin - Hello Fear
Sitting With Me - Mary Mary - Something Big
Spiritual - Donald Lawrence - YRM (Your Righteous Mind)
Trust Me - Richard Smallwood - Promises
Window - Canton Jones - Dominionaire

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song:
Blessings - Laura Story - Blessings
Hold Me - Jamie Grace - Hold Me
I Lift My Hands - Chris Tomlin - And If Our God Is For Us...
Strong Enough - Matthew West - The Story Of Your Life
Your Love - Brandon Heath - Leaving Eden

Best Gospel Album:
The Love Album - Kim Burrell
The Journey - Andrae Crouch
Hello Fear - Kirk Franklin
Something Big - Mary Mary
Angel & Chanelle Deluxe Edition - Trin-I-Tee 5:7

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album:
Ghosts Upon The Earth - Gungor
Leaving Eden - Brandon Heath
The Great Awakening - Leeland
What If We Were Real - Mandisa
Black & White - Royal Tailor
And If Our God Is For Us... - Chris Tomlin

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