Previewing the 2008 Unity Awards Nominees

Listen to some of the best talents in Catholic Music and see who has been nominated for this United Catholic Music & Video award.
by Nick Alexander | Source: TopCatholicSongs.com

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by Nick Alexander, TopCatholicSongs.com

The Unity Awards for 2008 are nearly upon us. These are the equivalents of a Grammy or a Dove Award. They are administered by the United Catholic Music and Video Association, and the awards ceremony will take place this coming weekend at Loyola University in New Orleans.

The following represents all the nominees that have songs listed in iTunes. To have the full lists, you may need to go to http://www.ucmva.com and read all the nominees.





UCMVA Song of the Year


  
1. Ave Maria by Trish Foti Genco
  
2. I Surrender by Sharmane
  
3. Discover the Way by Nick Cardilino
  
4. Traces of Jesus by Dan Dúet
  
5. Away from Myself by Noelle Garcia
  
6. Holy Spirit, Come Now by Jesse Manibusan
  
7. Fare Thee Well (A Song of the Ascension) by Simonetta

UCMVA Devotional Song of the Year

 
  1. Ave Maria by Trish Foti Genco
   2. I Surrender by Sharmane
   3. My Lord, My King by Brian Blum
   4. I Thirst by Danielle Rose
   5. All for Your Glory by Dan Schutte
   6. Endless Is Your Love by Tom Kendzia
   7. Be With Us Mary by Jenny Pixler

UCMVA Gospel Song of the Year

   1. Jammin' for the Lord by John Grassadonia
   2. I Lay Down My Burdens by Julius Collins & Gwen Matthews
   3. On That Final Judgment Day by Robert Robinson
   4. Honey from the Rock by Tom Kendzia
   5. Shout Praise by Grayson Warren Brown
   6. Wade In the Water by Frank Jansen & ValLimar Jansen
   7. Christmas In New Orleans by Trish Foti Genco


UCMVA Liturgical/Sacramental Song of the Year

   1. May the Road Rise to Meet You by Mel Kennedy
   2. Adoro Te Devote by Voice Trek
   3. Table of the World by Tony Alonso
   4. Hail Mary by Simonetta


UCMVA Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year

   1. Discover the Way by Nick Cardilino
   2. You Gotta Walk the Walk by Julius Collins & Gwen Matthews
   3. Faith, Hope, and Love by Paul Melley
   4. Away from Myself by Noelle Garcia
   5. Ain't Gotta Be Like That by Crystal Velazquez
   6. Miles Away by Simonetta


UCMVA Praise & Worship Song of the Year

   1. Spending Time Adoring You by Margo B. Smith
   2. Lord of Lords by Robert Robinson
   3. Washed In the Blood of the Lamb by Gwen Matthews
   4. Rise, O People, Called to Worship by Brian Blum
   5. If We Choose to Love by Margo B. Smith


UCMVA Rock/Modern Song of the Year

   1. Body and Blood by Critical Mass
   2. Be My Everything by Chris Padgett
   3. Satisfied by Joel Stein


UCMVA Country Song of the Year

   1. Traces of Jesus by Dan Dúet
   2. My Portion, My Treasure by Brian Blum
   3. Oh Papa by Simonetta
   4. Isn't It Amazing? by Kurt and Julie Carrick


Results will be listed as soon as they are available.

A wrap-up of the Unity Awards will be available on video and audio, provided by GrapeVine soon after the Unity Awards air.  Stay tuned . . .

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