Exploring The Gospel Field Nominees

Go inside the nominations in the Gospel Field categories for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards
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    Mark Hall of Casting Crowns
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    Tamela Mann
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    Mary Mary
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    Marvin Sapp
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    James Fortune and Cheryl Fortune
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    Fred Hammond
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    Aaron Lindsey
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    Donald Lawrence
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    Rhett Walker
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    Matt Redman and Chris Tomlin
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    Israel Houghton
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    James Fortune & FIYA
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    Lecrae
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    Anita Wilson
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    Kari Jobe
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    Britt Nicole
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    TobyMac
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    Matthew West
January 28, 2013 -- 5:38 pm PST
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You've seen the list of nominees, now take a closer look at the artists nominated in the Gospel Field categories for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards. This year's nominees in the Gospel Field include first-time nominees such as James Fortune & FIYA, Tamela Mann, Britt Nicole, Rhett Walker, and Anita Wilson. Returning nominees looking for their first GRAMMY include Lecrae, Matt Redman, Marvin Sapp, and Matthew West. Artists seeking to add to their respective GRAMMY totals include Casting Crowns, Israel & New Breed, Donald Lawrence, Mary Mary, and TobyMac.

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance

Casting Crowns, "Jesus, Friend Of Sinners"

Casting Crowns are up for two nominations this year. They have four prior nominations and one GRAMMY.

Tamela Mann, "Take Me To The King"

Mann is up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of her career.

Mary Mary, "Go Get It"

Mary Mary are up for one nomination this year. They have five prior nominations and two GRAMMY wins.

Matt Redman, "10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)"

Redman is up for three nominations this year. He has one prior GRAMMY nomination.

Marvin Sapp, "My Testimony"

Sapp is up for three nominations this year. He has seven prior GRAMMY nominations.

Best Gospel Song

Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters (Mary Mary), "Go Get It"

Erica and Tina Campbell are each up for one nomination this year, plus one nomination as members of Mary Mary. Erica Campbell has four prior individual nominations and one GRAMMY. This marks Tina Campbell's first individual nomination. Warryn Campbell is up for one nomination this year. He has five prior nominations and two GRAMMY wins.

Cheryl Fortune, James Fortune & Terence Vaughn, songwriters (James Fortune & FIYA, Monica & Fred Hammond), "Hold On"

Cheryl Fortune and Vaughn are each up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of their respective careers. James Fortune is up for two nominations, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of his career.

Phillip Feaster, Fred Hammond, Jonathan Miller & Calvin Rodgers, songwriters (Fred Hammond), "I Feel Good"

Feaster, Miller and Rodgers are each up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of their respective careers. Hammond is up for one nomination this year. He has 14 prior nominations and one GRAMMY.

Aaron Lindsey & Marvin Sapp, songwriters (Marvin Sapp), "My Testimony"

Lindsey is up for one nomination this year. He has three prior nominations and four GRAMMY wins. Sapp is up for two nominations this year. He has seven prior GRAMMY nominations.

Donald Lawrence, songwriter (Bill Winston & Living Word Featuring Donald Lawrence), "Released"

Lawrence is up for one nomination this year. He has 10 prior nominations and one GRAMMY.

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song

Mark Hall & Matthew West, songwriters (Casting Crowns), "Jesus, Friend Of Sinners"

Hall is up for one individual nomination this year, plus two nominations as a member of Casting Crowns. He has five prior nominations and one GRAMMY. West is up for two nominations this year. He has two prior GRAMMY nominations.

Jonas Myrin & Matt Redman, songwriters (Matt Redman), "10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)"

Myrin is up for one nomination this year. He has one prior GRAMMY nomination. Redman is up for three nominations this year. He has one prior GRAMMY nomination.

Jeff Pardo & Rhett Walker, songwriters (Rhett Walker Band), "When Mercy Found Me"

Pardo and Walker are each up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of their respective careers.

Jason Ingram, Matt Maher, Matt Redman & Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Passion & Chris Tomlin), "White Flag"

Ingram is up for one nomination this year. He has two prior GRAMMY nominations. Maher is up for one nomination this year. He has one prior GRAMMY nomination. Redman is up for three nominations this year. He has one prior GRAMMY nomination. Tomlin is up for one nomination this year. He has seven prior nominations and one GRAMMY.

Israel Houghton & Micah Massey, songwriters (Israel & New Breed), "Your Presence Is Heaven"

Houghton is up for one individual nomination this year, plus one nomination as a member of Israel & New Breed. He has 12 prior nominations and four GRAMMY wins. Massey is up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of his career.

Best Gospel Album

James Fortune & FIYA, Identity

James Fortune and FIYA are each up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of their respective careers.

Israel & New Breed, Jesus At The Center Live

Israel & New Breed are up for one nomination this year. They have six prior nominations and two GRAMMY wins.

Lecrae, Gravity

Lecrae is up for one nomination this year. He has one prior GRAMMY nomination.

Marvin Sapp, I Win

Sapp is up for three nominations this year. He has four prior individual nominations and three prior nominations as a member of Commissioned.

Anita Wilson, Worship Soul

Wilson is up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of her career.

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Casting Crowns, Come To The Well

Casting Crowns are up for two nominations this year. They have four prior nominations and one GRAMMY.

Kari Jobe, Where I Find You

Jobe is up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of her career.

Britt Nicole, Gold

Nicole is up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of her career.

TobyMac, Eye On It

TobyMac is up for one nomination this year. He has 11 prior nominations and five GRAMMY wins.

Matthew West, Into The Light

West is up for two nominations this year. He has two prior GRAMMY nominations.

Who will take home the awards in the Gospel Field categories? Tune in to the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 10, 2013, taking place at Staples Center in Los Angeles and airing live on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

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