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Third Day Garners Fourth Career Grammy Award

Provident Label Group – NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Atlanta-based rock band Third Day took home its fourth career Grammy Award at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards held today at Staples Center in Los Angeles.  The band was recognized in the Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album category for its 2009 project, Live Revelations: On Stage, Off Stage, Backstage.  Third Day also received nominations for its song “Born Again” (featuring Lacey Mosley) in both the Best Gospel Song and Best Gospel Performance categories.

"Third Day has incredible fans; we didn't want to rest until we gave them the best record we knew we could make. On our last studio project, Revelation, Howard Benson challenged us to make the best music of our career. When we took it out on the road, we wanted to do it justice in our live performance. Live Revelation: On Stage, Off Stage, Backstage is an album we're very proud of and we're honored that the Academy would recognize it with a Grammy tonight," Tai Anderson says.

Third Day’s prior Grammy wins, from eight previous nominations, include those for albums Come Together (2002), Wire (2005) and Wherever You Are (2006).

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Grammy Gospel Winners

Best Gospel Performance
  • "Free To Be Me"
    Francesca Battistelli
  • "Jesus Is Love"
    Heather Headley featuring Smokie Norful
  • "I Believe"
    Jonny Lang With Fisk Jubilee Singers
  • "Wait On The Lord" -- WINNER!
    Donnie McClurkin featuring Karen Clark Sheard
  • "Born Again"
    Third Day
Best Gospel Song
  • "Born Again"
    Tai Anderson, David Carr, Mark Lee & Mac Powell, songwriters (Third Day)
  • "City On Our Knees"
    Cary Barlowe, Toby McKeehan & Jaime Moore, songwriters (TobyMac)
  • "Every Prayer"
    Dayna Caddell, Israel Houghton, Aaron Lindsey & Ricardo Sanchez, songwriters (Israel Houghton & Mary Mary)
  • "God In Me" -- WINNER!
    Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters (Mary Mary Featuring Kierra "KiKi" Sheard)
  • "The Motions"
    Jason Houser, Sam Mizell & Matthew West, songwriters (Matthew West)
Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album
  • The Big Picture
    Da' T.R.U.T.H.
    [Cross Movement Records]
  • Crash
    Decyfer Down
    [INO Records]
  • Innocence & Instinct
    [Essential Records]
  • Live Revelations-- WINNER!
    Third Day
    [Essential Records]
  • The Dash
    John Wells-The Tonic
    [Cross Movement Records]
Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
  • Speaking Louder Than Before
    Jeremy Camp
    [BEC Recordings]
  • The Power Of One -- WINNER!
    Israel Houghton
    [Integrity Music]
  • The Long Fall Back To Earth
    Jars Of Clay
    [Gray Matters/Essential Records]
  • Love Is On The Move
    [Essential Records]
  • Freedom
    [Sparrow Records]
Best Southern, Country, Or Bluegrass Gospel Album
  • Jason Crabb -- WINNER!
    Jason Crabb
    [Spring Hill Music Group]
  • Dream On
    Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    [Gaither Music Group]
  • The Rock
    Tracy Lawrence
    [Rocky Comfort Records/Artist2Market Distribution]
  • In God's Time
    Barry Scott & Second Wind
    [Rebel Records]
  • Everyday
    Triumphant Quartet
    [Daywind Records]
Best Traditional Gospel Album
  • God Don't Never Change
    Ashley Cleveland
    [E1 Music]
  • The Law Of Confession, Part I
    Donald Lawrence & Co.
    [Quiet Water/Verity]
  • Oh Happy Day -- WINNER!
    (Various Artists)
    Bill Hearn, Ken Levitan, Ken Pennell, Jack Rovner & Cedric Thompson, producers
    [EMI Gospel/Vector Recordings]
  • The Journey Continues
    The Williams Brothers
    [Blackberry Records]
  • How I Got Over
    Vickie Winans
    [Destiny Joy Records]
Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album
  • Audience Of One -- WINNER!
    Heather Headley
    [EMI Gospel]
  • Renewed
    Sheri Jones-Moffett
    [EMI Gospel]
  • Just James
    J Moss
    [GospoCentric/ Verity]
  • Smokie Norful: Live
    Smokie Norful
    [EMI Gospel]
  • Bold Right Life
    Kierra Sheard
    [EMI Gospel]


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last year's winners

Best Gospel Performance

  • Mary Mary, "Get Up"

Best Gospel Song

  • Kirk Franklin, "Help Me Believe"

Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album

  • TobyMac, Alive and Transported

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album

  • CeCe Winans, Thy Kingdom Come

Best Southern, Country, Or Bluegrass Gospel Album

  • Gaither Vocal Band, Lovin' Life

Best Traditional Gospel Album

  • The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Down In New Orleans

Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album

  • Kirk Franklin, The Fight Of My Life