Third Day, Jars of Clay and more pick up Grammy awards

SEVERAL Christian music acts were honoured at the 45th Annual Grammy Awards organised by the National Academy of Recording Arts And Sciences in the USA in March. The winners were: Best Rock Gospel Album, 'Come Together' (Third Day, pictured); Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album, The Eleventh Hour' (Jars Of Clay); Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album, 'We Called Him Mr Gospel Music -The James Blackwood Tribute Album' (The Jordanaires, Larry Ford And The Light Crust Doughboys); Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album, 'Higher Ground' (The Blind Boys Of Alabama); Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album, 'Eartha' (Eartha); Best Gospel Choir or Chorus Album, 'Be Glad' (The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir).

In the mainstream winners included Best Male Country Vocal Performance, "Give My Love To Rose" (Johnny Cash); Best Country Song, "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)" (Alan Jackson); Best Bluegrass Album, lost In The Lonesome Pines' (Jim Lauderdale, Ralph Stanley And The Clinch Mountain Boys); Best Contemporary Blues Album, 'Don't Give Up On Me (Solomon Burke); Best Classical Contemporary Composition and Best Small Ensemble Performance, Tavener: Lamentations And Praises' (Sir John Tavener). CR

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