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AT&T and Mercedes Benz of Jackson Presents The
 Mississippi Gospel Music Awards
 Awards Program July 5, 2009

Nomination Criteria All nominees are to be representative of the relative category.  All nominations in national or local categories will have had significant airplay. National charts and sales is the major criteria for nomination. All national and local recordings released between August and June are eligible  All other nominees must have displayed outstanding performance in their area of expertise throughout the same timeframe. Exceptions and nominations can be made by the Selections Committee.

National Female Soloist of the Year - Dorothy Norwood

Song of the Year by a National Single Artist - All I Need, Brian Courtney Wilson

National Male Lead Singer of a Group - Melvin Williams

Local Musician of the Year - Donavon Thigpen

Local Female Vocalist of the Year - Tonya Ware

Local Male Lead Singer of the Year - Vernon Moore

Local Group of the Year - Heavenly Wonders

Dance Ministry of the Year - Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church GEMS

National Announcer (Pronouncer) of the Year (The Roy Wooten Award) - Marion Blake, Houston, Texas

Jackson Gospel Radio Announcer of the Year - Nikki Dulanney

Mississippi Gospel Radio Announcer of the Year - Jennifer Minor, WTYJ, Natchez

National Musician of the Year - Castro Coleman

Local Church Choir Director of the Year - Jan Taylor

Songwriter of the Year - Stan Jones, All I Need by Brian Courtney Wilson

National Producer of the Year - Stan Jones

National Male Soloist of the Year - Doug Williams

Album of the Year Recorded by an Upcoming Artist - Change, Pastor Tim Rogers & The Fellas

Male Chorus of the Year - St. Luther

Best Song Recorded by a National Group - Still Strong by The Williams Brothers

Album of the Year Recorded by a National Group - Destiny, The Jackson Southernaires

National Group of the Year (sponsored by WAPT) - The Canton Spirituals

Local Church Choir of the Year - Greater Mt. Calvary

Community Choir of the Year - Brandon Mitchell & SWAP

Female Lead Singer of a Local Church Choir - Patricia Smith

Best Engineered Recording - The Journey Continues, The Williams Brothers, engineered by Stan Jones

The Frank Williams Memorial Award - Teddy Cross

The Linzy "Don" Dixon Memorial Award (sponsored by the Farish Street Festival) - Pastor Oliver Smith

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