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Christian Music Hall of Fame 2009 Inductees and 2009 Visionary Awards

By

Steve Green

Steve Green

Courtesy of Sparrow Records
The Christian Music Hall of Fame and Museum has announced the 2009 Hall of Fame inductees and the nominees for the 2009 Visionary Awards, which were all nominated by a peer group consisting of approximately 4800 members.

The Christian Music Hall of Fame honors those that have spent their lives celebrating Christ through music. 2009 will be the second year that they have held the Visionary Awards and the ceremony will take place on November 14, 2009.

This year's inductees are:

A Posthumous Award will also be awarded for June Carter Cash and her work in Christian/Gospel music.

2009 Visionary Awards Nominations

Male Entertainer of the Year

Female Entertainer of the Year

Song of the Year

Mainstream Male Vocalist of the Year

Mainstream Female Vocalist of the Year

Vocal Group of the Year

Comedian of the Year

  • Mark Lowery
  • Chonda Pierce
  • David L Cook - Mortermer Crabbottom
  • Trina Jeffrie - Sister Cantaloupe
  • Dennis Swanberg

Christian Country Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Tommy Brandt
  • Mike Manuel
  • David L Cook
  • Walt Mills
  • Bruce Carroll

Christian Country Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Melanie Walker
  • Gayla Earlene
  • Caroline Keller
  • Jody Miller
  • Barbara Fairchild

Inspirational Male Vocalist of the Year

Inspirational Female Vocalist of the Year

Best New Artist

Video of the Year

  • Get Away Jordan - Ernie Haase and Signature Sound
  • No More Night: Live in Birmingham - David Phelps
  • Boomin - TobyMac

Urban Performer of the Year

Southern Gospel Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Kirk Talley
  • Danny Funderburk
  • Ivan Parker
  • Russ Taff

Southern Gospel Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Janet Paschal
  • Kim McLean
  • Karen Wheaton
  • Christy Sutherland

Southern Gospel Group of the Year

  • The Crabb Family
  • Karen Peck and New River
  • The Hoppers
  • Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

Hip Hop/Rap Performer of the Year

Rock Performer of the Year

Gospel Performer of the Year

  • Candi Staton
  • Jessie Dixon
  • Kirk Frankiln
  • Walter Hawkins
  • Edwin Hawkins

Mainstream Artists Contributing to Christian Music

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