Congrats to gospel music artists Bishop Paul S. Morton, Paul Porter, and Pastor Shirley Caesar on their Dove Award nominations
Paul Porter (of the Christianaires), Pastor Shirley Caesar, and Bishop Paul S. Morton received nods for Traditional Gospel Album, while Bishop Morton received a nomination for Traditional Gospel Recorded Song.
After 30 years Paul Porter’s solo debut, A New Day, has earned him his first nod from the Gospel Music Association. The album offers a soulful blend of traditional quartet, church music, and some new school R&B inspired tracks.
Sharing the same nomination, Gospel music’s first lady, Pastor Shirley Caesar, receives a nod for her 2007 compilation After 40 Years…Still Sweeping Through the City, which has garnered her national attention and assisted in the recent recognition from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame where she was named the first “Rock My Soul” honoree.
Bishop Morton’s release of CRY YOUR LAST TEAR has maintained Billboard and R&R charting success.
The 40th Dove Awards be on Thursday April 23, 2009 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN and will broadcast live nationwide via Gospel Music Channel from 8 – 10 p.m. (ET/PT).