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Casting Crowns Represented In Three Categories, Michael W. Smith and Pillar Receive Album Nominations and T-Bone Recognized for Gospel Performance

NEWS SOURCE: Provident Label Group
December 6, 2007

GRAMMYs Los Angeles (December 6, 2007) - Nominees for The 50th GRAMMY Awards were announced this morning at the Music Box in Hollywood. Provident Label Group artists garnered a total of six nominations across several categories, including Best Gospel Performance, Best Gospel Song, Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album and Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album.

The following list reflects Provident Label Group artist nominations. For a full nominee list, please visit

Category 51 - Best Gospel Performance

• "East To West"
Casting Crowns
Track from: The Altar And The Door
[Beach Street Records/Reunion Records]

• "With Long Life"
Israel And New Breed Featuring T-Bone
Track from: A Deeper Level
[Integrity Music]

Category 52 - Best Gospel Song

• "East To West"
Mark Hall & Bernie Herms, songwriters (Casting Crowns)
Track from: The Altar And The Door

Category 53 - Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album

The Reckoning
[Flicker Records]

Category 54 - Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album

The Altar And The Door
Casting Crowns
[Beach Street Records/Reunion Records]

Michael W. Smith
[Reunion Records]

The 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on “GRAMMY Sunday,” Feb. 10, 2008, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live in high definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. In its 50th year, The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit



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