Last week, the nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards (February 10, 2013) were announced including several Christian music categories. Check out list to see what artists made the cut and look for links to Whole Notes interviews with some of these nominees including Casting Crowns, TobyMac, Kari Jobe, Lecrae and Matt Redman:

Grammy nominee Casting Crowns

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance

“Jesus, Friend of Sinners” – Casting Crowns

“Take Me To The King” – Tamela Mann

“Go Get It” – Mary Mary

“10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)” – Matt Redman

“My Testimony” – Marvin Sapp

Best Gospel Song

“Go Get It” – Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell and Warryn Campbell, songwriters (performed by Mary Mary)

“Hold On” – Cheryl Fortune, James Fortune and Terence Vaughn, songwriters (performed by James Fortune & FIYA, Monica, and Fred Hammond)

“I Feel Good” – Phillip Feaster, Fred Hammond, Jonathan Miller and Calvin Rodgers, songwriters (performed by Fred Hammond)

“My Testimony” – Aaron Lindsey & Marvin Sapp, songwriters (performed by Marvin Sapp)

“Released” – Donald Lawrence, songwriter (performed by Bill Winston & Living Word featuring Donald Lawrence)

Grammy nominee Matt Redman

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song

“Jesus, Friend Of Sinners” – Mark Hall and Matthew West, songwriters (performed by Casting Crowns)

“10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)” – Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman, songwriters (performed by Matt Redman)

“When Mercy Found Me” – Jeff Pardo and Rhett Walker, songwriters (performed by Rhett Walker Band)

“White Flag” – Jason Ingram, Matt Maher, Matt Redman and Chris Tomlin, songwriters (performed by Passion and Chris Tomlin)

“Your Presence Is Heaven” – Israel Houghton and Micah Massey, songwriters (performed by Israel & New Breed)

Best Gospel Album

Identity – James Fortune & FIYA

Jesus At The Center Live – Israel & New Breed

Gravity – Lecrae

I Win – Marvin Sapp

Worship Soul – Anita Wilson

Grammy nominee TobyMac

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Come To The Well – Casting Crowns

Where I Find You – Kari Jobe

Gold – Britt Nicole

Eye On It – TobyMac

Into The Light – Matthew West

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