NC Gospel Artists on list for Grammy Award Nominations

From all of the Southern, Country and Bluegrass Gospel albums released this year, thirty eight from across the country are being considered for nominations for the Grammy Awards. Of those three were recorded by artist who have roots in North Carolina.
Charlie Daniels, “Joy to the World-A Bluegrass Christmas”, The Hoppers “Something’s Happening” and The Captain’s Crew “The Captain’s Crew” albums represent North Carolina on the list. They join some of the nations top artists in the genre including Diamond Rio, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, The Mckameys, Point of Grace. Brian Free and Assurance, Jeff and Sheri Easter, Greater Vision and the late Dottie Rambo.
Members of the Recording Academy will cast there ballots for those who will ultimately be nominated and then vote once more for the artist who will receive the Grammy Award at the 53 Grammy Awards Show on February 13, 2011. Awards will take place in Los Angeles at Staples Center and will air live on the CBS Television Network from 8–11:30 p.m.
The Captain’s Crew is based on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Group member Ken Mann is also a member of the Recording Academy. Mann said “It would be great to be nominated but, if not, it is always an honor just to be considered with so many talented and dedicated musicians and singers.”
North Carolinians will also be proud to know that, of the thirty eight eligible albums, six of the artists worked with Crossroads Music Studios in Arden. The Captain’s Crew CD was recorded in Mann’s studio in Wanchese, Martin Parker Studio in Edenton and at Crossroads Music Studio.
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