Tonight, the nominees for the 2012 GRAMMY Awards will find out who won. With the new, slimmed down categories, Christian rock, rap, southern Gospel, country and bluegrass all got crammed into a Contemporary Christian listing. While this move didn't delete them (like Traditional Gospel and Contemporary R&B Gospel), it did effectively remove them from the running.
Congrats to Brandon Heath and Chris Tomlin. They both got three nominations. Other artists with more than one nod were Kirk Franklin and Mary Mary - they both walked away with two.
For those artists and bands that were too hard, too country or too anything else to fit into the "Contemporary" mold, you have my condolences.
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