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By Justin Sarachik, Christian Post Reporter
December 5, 2011|1:50 pm

With the 2012 Grammy Awards right around the corner, many Christian artists have been nominated within the larger awards show and the sub categories of the five gospel categories.

Christian music superstars, Brandon Heath and Chris Tomlin have been nominated for three awards each.

Both artists are nominated for the same awards – Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance, Best Contemporary Christian Music Song, and Contemporary Christian music Album of the year.

Tomlin's nominated song is "I Lift My Hand," and his album is And If Our God Is For Us.

For Tomlin this will be his fifth Grammy nomination. He has also been nominated for 42 Dove awards, winning 20.

Heath was nominated for his song "Your Love," while his album, Leaving Eden, is in contention with Tomlin.

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This is also Heath's fifth Grammy nomination. Heath has 10 Dove nominations, winning five of them.

Heath tweeted about his nomination and said, "@brandonheath Thanks for all the well wishers out there. My voice is healing and thankful for the Grammy Noms! Congrats to all my fellow artists too."

The 54th Annual Awards show will air on Feb. 12, 2012 at the Staples Center in L.A.

List of 2012 Grammy Gospel Nominees

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance

1. “Do Everything” - Steven Curtis Chapman
Track From: Re:Creation
[Sparrow Records]
2. “Alive” (Mary Magdalene)
Natalie Grant
Track From: Music Inspired By The Story
[Wow Joint Venture/Emi Cmg]
3. “Your Love”
Brandon Heath
Track From: Leaving Eden
[Reunion Records]
4. “Jesus”
Le'andria Johnson
Track From: The Awakening Of Le'andria Johnson
[Music World Gospel]
5. “I Lift My Hands”
Chris Tomlin
Track From: And If Our God Is For Us...
[Sparrow Records / sixstepsrecords]

Best Gospel Song

1. “Hello Fear”
Kirk Franklin, Songwriter (Kirk Franklin)
Track From: Hello Fear
[Verity Gospel Music Group/Fo Yo Soul Ent.; Publisher: Aunt
Gertrude Music]
2. “Sitting With Me”
Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell, Gerald Haddon & Tammi
Haddon, Songwriters (Mary Mary)
Track From: Something Big
[Columbia Records; Publishers: Precious Baby Music/T Bella
Music/Emi April Music, It's Tea Tyme, That's Plum Song]
3. “Spiritual”
Donald Lawrence, Songwriter (Donald Lawrence & Co.
Featuring Blanche Mcallister-Dykes)
Track From: YRM (Your Righteous Mind)
[Verity Gospel Music Group; Publisher: Quiet Water
Entertainment]
4. “Trust Me”
Richard Smallwood, Songwriter (Richard Smallwood &
Vision)
Track From: Promises
[Verity Gospel Music Group; Publishers: Universal-Z
Tunes/T.Autumn Music]
5. “Window”
Canton Jones, Songwriter (Canton Jones)
Track From: Dominionaire
[Cajo Records; Publisher: Cajo Music]

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song

1. “Blessings”
Laura Story, Songwriter (Laura Story)
Track From: Blessings
[Fair Trade Services; Publishers: New Spring/Gleaning
Publishing]
2. “Hold Me”
Jamie Grace Harper, Toby Mckeehan & Christopher Stevens,
Songwriters (Jamie Grace Featuring Tobymac)
[Gotee Records; Publishers: Universal Music, Brentwood Benson
Tunes, Songs Of Third Base/Chriscendo Music, Meaux
Mercy/Achtober Songs]
3. “I Lift My Hands”
Louie Giglio, Matt Maher & Chris Tomlin, Songwriters (Chris
Tomlin)
Track From: And If Our God Is For Us...
[Sparrow Records/sixstepsrecords; Publishers: Sixsteps
Music/Worshiptogether.Com Songs/Vamos Publishing/Thankyou
Music/Spiritandsong.Com Publishing]
4. “Strong Enough”
Matthew West, Songwriter (Matthew West)
Track From: The Story of Your Life
[Sparrow Records; Publishers: External Combustion Music/Songs
For Delaney/Songs Of Southside Independent Music]
5. “Your Love”
Brandon Heath & Jason Ingram, Songwriters (Brandon
Heath)
Track From: Leaving Eden
[Reunion Records; Publishers: Sony/Atv Cross Keys
Publishing/Big Skwawka Music, Sony/Atv Timber
Publishing/Windsor Hill Music]

Best Gospel Album

1. The Love Album
Kim Burrell
[Shanachie Entertainment]
2. The Journey
Andraé Crouch
[Riverphlo Entertainment]
3. Hello Fear
Kirk Franklin
[Verity Gospel Music Group/ Fo Yo Soul Ent.]
4. Something Big
Mary Mary
[Columbia Records]
5. Angel & Chanelle Deluxe Edition
Trin-I-Tee 5:7
[Music World Gospel]

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

1. Ghosts Upon The Earth
Gungor
[Brash Music]
2. Leaving Eden
Brandon Heath
[Reunion Records]
3. The Great Awakening
Leeland
[Essential Records]
4. What If We Were Real
Mandisa
[Sparrow Records]
5. Black & White
Royal Tailor
[Essential Records]
6. And If Our God Is For Us...
Chris Tomlin
[Sparrow Records / sixstepsrecords]

 

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