Nashville Trax Contemporary Christian Production of “Lighthouse” makes the Grammy Ballot!Posted: November 16, 2016
Songs produced by Nashville Trax are listed in two categories on the 59th Annual Grammy ballot this year. This is not a formal “Grammy nomination,” it is the step prior, the ballot is the list from which a handful of nominations are selected in each category; however, it is an extremely notable accomplishment.
To make the ballot the song must pass a screening process performed by hand selected Academy members. To be selected as one of the handful of official Grammy nominees, the songs on this ballot will be voted on by all Academy members.
“Lighthouse,” Contemporary Christian Music category for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song.
And the album “Lighthouse is on”Fishers of Men” is on the ballot for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album.
Artist: The Greatest Gift, all vocals
Guitars: Tom Wild
Bass guitar: Bill Watson
Drums: Jim Riley, David Northrup, William Ellis
Keyboards: Steve King, Bill Watson
Violins: Jenee Fleenor
Horns: John Heinrick
Steel Guitar: Mike Douchette “Surrender”
Produced and arranged by Bill Watson
Mixed by Bob Catalano
The Greatest Gift spent much of 2015 in a year-long grueling NACMAI sponsored competition, winning local, state, and regional contests; all this while honoring numerous booked live shows and recording three album’s worth of material with Nashville Trax producer Bill Watson of Nashville Trax.
In early 2016 The Greatest Gift headed to Tennessee for the nationals, taking the #1 spots in several categories. Those wins and the Fishers of Men CD helped them sign a deal with Big Noise, culminating in The Greatest Gift making the 2016 Grammy ballot. God is good!
The Grammy awards show will be February 12th, 2017. The Nashville Trax team wishes this fine vocal group the very best of luck!