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It's GRAMMY® time again when the biggest stars in the music industry gather to celebrate music's biggest night: THE 50TH ANNUAL GRAMMY® AWARDS broadcast LIVE from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles (Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET; delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.). The nominations have been announced. Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

* Before The Daylight's Shot
Ashley Cleveland
[204 Records]

* HIStory: Our Place In His Story
The Cross Movement
[Cross Movement Records]

* Open Book
Da' T.R.U.T.H.
[Cross Movement Records]

* The Reckoning
Pillar
[Flicker Records]
* Comatose
Skillet
[Atlantic/Lava/Ardent/INO]

Established in 1957, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc., also known as The Recording Academy, is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers.

Over the past 50 years, the GRAMMY Awards has become the world's most famous music telecast and the highest honor bestowed upon music makers. The GRAMMY Awards continue to push the envelope for never-before-seen live musical performances from new and established artists across all genres while The Recording Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture."

The GRAMMYS® are the only peer-presented award to honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position.

As they move ahead in an ever-changing music environment, The Recording Academy looks forward to the new opportunities of a growing organization. Over the last decade particularly, the Academy has expanded its goals from the important work of recognizing the best in music through the GRAMMY Awards to establishing itself as the preeminent arts advocacy and outreach organization in the country. The Academy's mission statement is simple, but represents the heart and soul of the organization's efforts: to positively impact the lives of musicians, industry members and our society at large.




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