The Chicago Gospel Music Awards 2015

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The Chicago Gospel Music Awards 2015 were held on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel. The event was hosted by Grammy Award-winning artist Hezekiah Walker and featured performances by some of the biggest names in Gospel music.

What are the Chicago Gospel Music Awards?

The Chicago Gospel Music Awards was established in 1985. The purpose of the Awards is to recognize, promote, and support the accomplishments and positive contributions of local and regional Gospel music artists, groups, churches, and independent labels in the Chicago area. The Awards are held annually in the spring.

When are the Awards?

The Awards will be held on Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 at the Chicago Theatre.

How can I vote?

To vote for your favorite artists, simply visit the Chicago Gospel Music Awards website and fill out the online ballot. You can vote once per day, so make sure to come back and cast your vote every day to support your favorite nominees!

What are the Award Categories?

The categories for the 2015 Awards include:
Artiste of the Year
Crossover Artiste of the Year
New Artiste or Group of the Year
Male Vocalist of the Year
Female Vocalist of the Year
Group or Duo of the Year
Recorded Music Project of the Year (such as an album)
Song of the Year

Best Youth Choir
Best Female Choir
Best Male Choir
Best Mixed Choir
Best Traditional Choir
Instrumentalist of the Year

DJ of the Year
Gospel Radio Personality of the Year

Lifetime Achievement Award

Who are the nominees?

This year’s nominees are:
-Artist of the Year
-CeCe Winans
-Kirk Franklin
-Tasha Cobbs
-Tye Tribbett

-New Artist of the Year
-Auckland Gospel Choir
-Jonathan McReynolds
-Natalie La rose
-Tori Kelly

-Song of the Year
-(“Amazing Grace”) CeCe Winans
-(“Fill Me Up”) Tasha Cobbs
-(“Interesting”) Kirk Franklin
-(“No Ways Tired”) James Fortune & FIYA featuring Jason Nelson
-( “Nobody Like You Lord”) Smokie Norful

-Album of the Year
-40 Acres and a Mule by James Fortune & FIYA
-Anomaly by Lecrae
-Destined to Win by Dorinda Clark Cole
-Fresh out of Heaven by Auckland Gospel Choir

How can I attend the Awards?

The Chicago Gospel Music Awards are held annually to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of local and national gospel artists, songwriters, music arrangers, and promoters. The event is open to the public, and tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

Where can I find more information?

If you’re looking for more information on the Chicago Gospel Music Awards, you can check out their website or Facebook page. You can also find a list of nominees and winners on the Chicago Tribune’s website.

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