Grammy Award for Best Traditional Gospel Album

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The Grammy Award for Best Traditional Gospel Album was awarded from 1991 to 2011. A similar award, the Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance, Traditional was awarded from 1978 to 1983. It was previously known as the award Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album.

According to the category description guide for the 52nd Grammy Awards, the award is reserved for "albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded traditional gospel vocal tracks" performed by "solo artists, duos, groups or choirs/choruses."[1]

The category was discontinued from 2012 in a major overhaul of Grammy categories. From 2012, recordings in this category were shifted to the newly formed Best Gospel Album category.

Shirley Caesar and The Blind Boys of Alabama were the biggest recipients in this category with five wins each.

Recipients[edit]

Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year.

Year[I] Performing artists Nationality Work Nominees Ref.
1991 Tramaine Hawkins  United States Tramaine Hawkins Live [2]
1992 Mighty Clouds of Joy  United States Pray For Me [3]
1993 Shirley Caesar  United States He's Working It Out For You [4]
1994 Shirley Caesar  United States Stand Still [5]
1995 Albertina Walker  United States Songs of the Church - Live in Memphis [6]
1996 Shirley Caesar  United States Live - He Will Come
  • Fontella BassNo Ways Tired
  • The Blind Boys of Alabama – I Brought Him With Me
  • Mighty Clouds of Joy – Power
  • Rev. James Moore with the Mississippi Mass ChoirLive at Jackson State University
[7]
1997 Cissy Houston  United States Face to Face
  • Walter Hawkins & the Hawkins Family – New Dawning
  • Dorothy Norwood – Shake the Devil Off
  • Various Artists (Mighty Clouds of Joy, The Williams Brothers, and Slim & The Supreme Angels) – Together As One: A Tribute To The Heritage Of Quartet Music
  • Albertina Walker – Lets Go Back: Live in Chicago
[8]
1998 The Fairfield Four  United States I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray
  • Shirley Caesar – A Miracle in Harlem
  • T. D. JakesWoman, Thou Art Loosed! Songs of Healing and Restoration
  • Mighty Clouds of Joy – Live in Charleston
  • Vickie WinansLive in Detroit
[9]
1999 Cissy Houston  United States He Leadeth Me
  • Rance Allen and the Soul Winners' Conference Choir – Just Right for a Miracle
  • Beverly CrawfordNow That I'm Here
  • Della ReeseMy Soul Feels Better Right Now
  • Rev. Timothy Wright and the B/J Mass Choir Featuring Myrna SummersBeen There Done That
[10]
2000 Shirley Caesar  United States Christmas with Shirley Caesar
  • The Dixie Hummingbirds – Music In The Air
  • Dottie PeoplesGod Can & God Will
  • Pop Winans & The Winanaires – Uncensored
  • Vickie Winans – Live In Detroit II
[11]
2001 Shirley Caesar  United States You Can Make It
  • Mighty Clouds of Joy – It Was You
  • Rev. James Moore – Family & Friends Live From Detroit
  • Aaron NevilleDevotion
  • Dorothy Norwood – Ole Rickety Bridge
  • The Williams Brothers – The Concert
[12]
2002 The Blind Boys of Alabama  United States Spirit of the Century
  • Shirley Caesar – Hymns
  • New Life Community Choir featuring John P. KeeNot Guilty...The Experience
  • Dottie Peoples – Show Up and Show Out
  • Richard Smallwood with Vision – Persuaded: Live in D.C.
[13]
2003 The Blind Boys of Alabama  United States Higher Ground
  • Dorothy Norwood – Live At Home
  • The Canton Spirituals – Walking By Faith
  • Twinkie ClarkLive in Charlotte
  • Various Artists – Bishop T.D. Jakes Presents Woman Thou Art Loosed - Worship 2002
[14]
2004 The Blind Boys of Alabama  United States Go Tell It on the Mountain [15]
2005 Ben Harper and The Blind Boys of Alabama  United States There Will Be a Light
  • The Rance Allen GroupThe Live Experience
  • Dottie Peoples – The Water I Give
  • Richard Smallwood – The Praise & Worship Songs
  • The Williams Brothers – Still Here
[16]
2006 Donnie McClurkin  United States Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs [17]
2007 Israel & New Breed  United States Alive in South Africa [18]
2008 The Clark Sisters  United States Live - One Last Time [19]
2009 The Blind Boys of Alabama  United States Down in New Orleans [20]
2010 Various Artists  United States Oh Happy Day: An All-Star Music Celebration
  • Vickie Winans – How I Got Over
  • The Williams Brothers – The Journey Continues
  • Ashley ClevelandGod Don't Never Change
  • Donald Lawrence – The Law of Confession, Part I
[21]
2011 Patty Griffin  United States Downtown Church
  • Karen Clark SheardAll in One
  • Marvin Sapp – Here I Am
  • Vanessa Bell Armstrong – The Experience
  • Shirley Caesar – A City Called Heaven
[22]

^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Grammy Awards held that year.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "52nd OEP CATEGORY DESCRIPTION GUIDE". The Recording Academy. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "1991 Grammy Awards". MetroLyrics.com. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Grammy Nominations". Los Angeles Times. 9 January 1992. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "1993 Grammy Nominations". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "1994 Grammy Awards". MetroLyrics.com. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "37th Grammy Nominations". Los Angeles Times. 6 January 1995. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "38th Grammy Nominees". Los Angeles Times. 5 January 1996. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "39th Grammy Nominations". Los Angeles Times. 8 January 1997. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "Complete List of Academy Voter Picks". Los Angeles Times. 7 January 1998. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  10. ^ Kot, Greg (6 January 1999). "10 Nominations Put Lauryn Hill Atop Grammy Heap". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  11. ^ "42nd Annual Grammy Award Nominations". GospelFlava.com. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  12. ^ "43rd Grammy Awards Gospel Nominees". GospelCity.com. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  13. ^ "44th Annual Grammy Award Winners: The Gospel Categories". GospelFlava.com. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  14. ^ "45th Annual Grammy Award Nominations: The Gospel Categories". GospelFlava.com. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  15. ^ "46th Annual Grammy Award Winners: The Gospel Categories". GospelFlava.com. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  16. ^ "47th Annual Grammy Award Nominations: The Gospel Categories". GospelFlava.com. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  17. ^ "Complete List of Grammy Award Nominations". USA TODAY. 8 February 2006. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  18. ^ "2007 Grammy Awards". MetroLyrics.com. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  19. ^ "50th Annual GRAMMY Awards: Nominations for Christian/Gospel Music". GospelCity.com. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  20. ^ "2009 Grammy Awards". MetroLyrics.com. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  21. ^ "2010 Grammy Awards". MetroLyrics.com. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  22. ^ "2011 Grammy Awards". MetroLyrics.com. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 

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