Detroiters and gospel sensations Vickie Winans, J. Moss, Kierra Sheard, and Karen Clark Sheard have all received 2010 Grammy Award nominations.

In the category of “Best Gospel Performance,” Karen Clark Sheard is nominated with Pastor Donnie McClurkin for “Wait On the Lord,” from Donnie’s latest project, We All Are One (Live In Detroit) on Verity Records. Karen’s daughter, Kierra Sheard, and first-cousin, J. Moss, are both nominated in the same category for “Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album.” Kierra is nominated for Bold, Right, Life on EMI Gospel, and J. is nominated for Just James on GospoCentric/Verity Records. Kierra is also featured on “God In Me,” which received a songwriters Grammy nomination for “Best Gospel Song.” Vickie Winan’s latest project, How I Got Over on Destiny Joy Records, received a Grammy nod for “Best Traditional Gospel Album.”

Listen to snippets and download tracks from these Grammy nominated projects below:

For a complete list of 2010 Grammy Award Nominations in the Gospel Music Category, see below (Detroiters are shown in RED):

Field 11 — Gospel
Category 50
Best Gospel Performance
(For solo, duo, group as collaborative performances. Singles or tracks with vocal containing Gospel lyrics. All genres of Gospel music are eligible.)

* Free To Be Me
Francesca Battistelli[Fervent Records/ Word Entertainment]

* Jesus Is Love
Heather Headley Featuring Smokie Norful
Track from: Audience Of One[EMI Gospel]

* I Believe
Jonny Lang With Fisk Jubilee Singers
Track from: Oh Happy Day[Vector Recordings/EMI Gospel]

* Wait On The Lord
Donnie McClurkin Featuring Karen Clark Sheard
Track from: We All Are One (Live In Detroit)[Verity]

* Born Again
Third Day
Track from: Revelation[Essential Records]

Category 51
Best Gospel Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

* Born Again
Tai Anderson, David Carr, Mark Lee & Mac Powell, songwriters (Third Day)
Track from: Revelation[Essential Records; Publisher: Consuming Fire Music.]

* City On Our Knees
Cary Barlowe, Toby McKeehan & Jaime Moore, songwriters (TobyMac)[Forefront Records; Publishers: Achtober Songs, Emack Music, Jamnu Music, Castle Bound, Bummerman Music.]

* Every Prayer
Dayna Caddell, Israel Houghton, Aaron Lindsey & Ricardo Sanchez, songwriters (Israel Houghton & Mary Mary)
Track from: The Power Of One[Integrity Music; Publishers: Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, Aaron Lindsey Publishing, Integrity’s Praise! Music, Sound of the New Breed, gnidybab music, Ricardo Music Dot Com.]

* God In Me
Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters (Mary Mary Featuring Kierra “KiKi” Sheard)
Track from: The Sound[Columbia Records; Publishers: EMI April Music, Wet Ink Red Music, That’s Plum Song, It’s Tea Tyme.]

* The Motions
Jason Houser, Sam Mizell & Matthew West, songwriters (Matthew West)
Track from: Something To Say[Sparrow Records; Publishers: Word Music/Songs For Lulu/Simple Tense Songs/Wyzell Music/Songs of Extreme/Cedar Sides.]

Category 52
Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

* The Big Picture
Da’ T.R.U.T.H.[Cross Movement Records]

* Crash
Decyfer Down[INO Records]

* Innocence & Instinct
Red[Essential Records]

* Live Revelations
Third Day[Essential Records]

* The Dash
John Wells-The Tonic[Cross Movement Records]

Category 53
Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

* Speaking Louder Than Before
Jeremy Camp[BEC Recordings]

* The Power Of One
Israel Houghton[Integrity Music]

* The Long Fall Back To Earth
Jars Of Clay[Gray Matters/Essential Records]

* Love Is On The Move
Leeland[Essential Records]

* Freedom
Mandisa[Sparrow Records]

Category 54
Best Southern, Country, Or Bluegrass Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

* Jason Crabb
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]

Category 55
Best Traditional Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

* God Don’t Never Change
Ashley Cleveland[E1 Music]

* The Law Of Confession, Part I
Donald Lawrence & Co.[Quiet Water/Verity]

* Oh Happy Day
(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]

Category 56
Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

* Audience Of One
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]