2007 Pearl Award Nominees

The Faith Centered Music Association (FCMA) has announced the nominees for the 2007 Pearl Awards, recognizing artistic and professional excellence in the faith centered music industry.

Each year the FCMA voting membership is given the opportunity to review nominated albums released during the eligibility period and vote for those that they feel represent the best of the industry. Votes are also cast for the artists, producers, writers, arrangers and other industry professionals who have a hand in creating the best works and getting the music into the hands of the public.

The presentation of the 2007 Pearl Awards will take place during a special “by invitation” dinner to be held at the Wilkinson Center on the Brigham Young University campus Friday, September 28 th at 6:30 PM. In addition to the presentation of the Pearl Awards, the evening will feature performances by nominees Cherie Call, Joshua Creek, One Clear Voice, Jenny Jordan Frogley, Jason Deere, and classical duo Marshall McDonald and Steven Sharp Nelson.

Commenting on this year’s group of nominees Staci Peters, Chair of the FCMA Board of Directors said, “the submissions we received this year represent the broadest range of styles we’ve ever seen in our industry. In order to recognize excellence in all of those areas, we’ve added five new song categories: devotional, motivational, singer-songwriter/folk, children’s, and contemporary inspirational.”

Peters continues; “We also created a children’s album category and separated the sacred instrumental and classical instrumental album categories. It’s very satisfying to see how much the borders of faith-centered music have expanded in the past ten years to encompass such diversity. We have more exceptional music to celebrate than ever before.”

The FCMA was organized to unite and provide support to the artists, musicians and service providers that are vital to producing and marketing inspirational and faith centered music. This is done by creating opportunities for the membership to serve within their communities; fostering education and mentoring for young and upcoming musicians and opportunities for dialogue among music business professionals; and recognizing the accomplishments of those who share their skills and talents to create great music.

A limited number of tickets for the 2007 Pearl Awards will be sold to the public after September 21. For more information please visit the FCMA website at www.fcmaonline.org.

The Faith Centered Music Association (FCMA) is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2007 Pearl Awards, recognizing artistic and professional excellence in the faith centered music industry.

Each year the FCMA voting membership is given the opportunity to review nominated albums released during the eligibility period and vote for those that they feel represent the best of the industry. Votes are also cast for the artists, producers, writers, arrangers and other industry professionals who have a hand in creating the best works and getting the music into the hands of the public.

The presentation of the 2007 Pearl Awards will take place during a special “by invitation” dinner to be held at the Wilkinson Center on the Brigham Young University campus Friday, September 28 th at 6:30 PM. In addition to the presentation of the Pearl Awards, the evening will feature performances by nominees Cherie Call, Joshua Creek, One Clear Voice, Jenny Jordan Frogley, Jason Deere, and classical duo Marshall McDonald and Steven Sharp Nelson.

Commenting on this year’s group of nominees Staci Peters, Chair of the FCMA Board of Directors said, “the submissions we received this year represent the broadest range of styles we’ve ever seen in our industry. In order to recognize excellence in all of those areas, we’ve added five new song categories: devotional, motivational, singer-songwriter/folk, children’s, and contemporary inspirational.”

Peters continues; “We also created a children’s album category and separated the sacred instrumental and classical instrumental album categories. It’s very satisfying to see how much the borders of faith-centered music have expanded in the past ten years to encompass such diversity. We have more exceptional music to celebrate than ever before.”

The FCMA was organized to unite and provide support to the artists, musicians and service providers that are vital to producing and marketing inspirational and faith centered music. This is done by creating opportunities for the membership to serve within their communities; fostering education and mentoring for young and upcoming musicians and opportunities for dialogue among music business professionals; and recognizing the accomplishments of those who share their skills and talents to create great music.

A limited number of tickets for the 2007 Pearl Awards will be sold to the public after September 21. For more information please visit the FCMA website at www.fcmaonline.org.

2007 PEARL AWARD NOMINEES

Sacred Recording

  • “Blessed Be His Name,” New Testament Music Collection , performed by Jenny Phillips, written by Tyler Castleton, produced by Tyler Castleton, Brad Haslam & Brett Raymond
  • “Consider the Liles,” Jordan Bluth, performed by Jordan Bluth, written by Roger Hoffman, produced by Judd Maher & Lisle Moore
  • “How Great Thou Art,” Then Sings My Soul , performed by Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Orchestra at Temple Square, arranged by Nathan Hofheins, produced by Craig Jessop, Mack Wilberg, Bruce Leek & Fred Volger
  • “In Humility, Our Savior,” A More Excellent Way: EFY 2005 , performed by Hilary Weeks, written by Mabel Jones & Rowland H. Pritchard, arranged by Staci Peters, produced by Tyler Castleton & Staci Peters
  • “Savior,” One Clear Voice , performed by One Clear Voice (Tammy Simister Robinson, Johanne Frechette Perry, Tanya Barkdull, LaRene Tinney),written by Roger & Melanie Hoffman, arranged by Tammy Simister Robinson, produced by One Clear Voice & Greg Hansen

Devotional Recorded Song

  • “Be Thou My Vision,” One Clear Voice , performed by One Clear Voice (Tammy Simister Robinson, Johanne Frechette Perry, Tanya Barkdull, LaRene Tinney), arranged by Tammy Simister Robinson & Greg Hansen, produced by One Clear Voice & Greg Hansen
  • “Come to Jesus,” Lift Your Mind Higher , performed by Tanya Barkdull, written by Lynne Perry Christofferson, produced by Lynne Perry Christofferson & Greg Hansen
  • “Help My Unbelief, The Miracle , performed by Jenny Phillips, written by Jenny Phillips, produced by Tyler Castleton & Jenny Phillips
  • “I Know He Lives,” A More Excellent Way: EFY 2005 , performed by April Meservy, written by Tyler Castleton & Staci Peters, produced by Tyler Castleton & Staci Peters
  • “Sunshine or Shadow,” Becoming, performed by Wayne Burton & April Meservy, written by Wayne Burton, produced by Tyler Castleton

Motivational Recorded Song

  • “Family Tree,” Beneath These Stars , performed by Cherie Call, written by Cherie Call, produced by Scott Wiley, Tyler Castleton & Cherie Call
  • “Live Like You Believe,” The Greatest Gift: EFY 2006 , performed by Jenny Phillips, written by Jenny Phillips & Tyler Castleton, produced by Tyler Castleton & Staci Peters
  • “Make Enough of Me,” Home , performed by Julie de Azevedo, written by Julie de Azevedo, produced by John Hancock
  • “‘Til It Storms,” ‘Til It Storms , performed by The Pearsons (Larry & Marie), written by Larry Pearson & Marie Pearson, produced by The Pearsons

Singer-Songwriter or Folk Recorded Song

  • “A Man for All Seasons,” ‘Til It Storms , performed by The Pearsons (Larry & Marie), written by Larry Pearson & Marie Pearson, produced by The Pearsons
  • “All The Color Green,” All the Color Green, performed by Peter Breinholt, written by Peter Breinholt, produced by Scott Wiley
  • “Believe In Him,” Believe In Him: Inspiring Music of Youth , performed by Sam Payne, written by Cherie Call, produced by Greg Hansen
  • “Faith, Hope & Charity,” Joshua Creek, performed by Joshua Creek (Quint Randle & Jeff Hinton) , written by Jeff Hinton & Quint Randle, produced by Quint Randle & Jeff Hinton
  • “Pure Love,” Believe In Him: Inspiring Music of Youth , performed by Corbin Allred, written by Timothy Goodman & Maren Ord, produced by Greg Hansen

Contemporary Inspirational Recorded Song

  • “Edges To Lean Upon,” Listening to Light , performed by Pam Osborn, written by Pam Osborn & Jeannine Lasky, produced by Greg Hansen
  • “He’s Worthy,” One Voice, performed by John Fluker & Saints Unified Voices, arranged by Gladys Knight, produced by Gladys Knight
  • “Peacegiver,” Jenny Jordan Frogley, performed by Jenny Jordan Frogley, written by Jenny Jordan Frogley, produced by Jenny Jordan Frogley
  • “The Rising,” Joseph: A Nashville Tribute to the Prophet , performed by Jimi Westbrooke, written by Jason Deere, produced by Jason Deere & Dan Truman
  • “When I Can’t Find the Words,” Home, performed by Julie de Azevedo, written by Julie de Azevedo & John Hancock, produced by John Hancock

Contemporary Recorded Song

  • “Another Ticket,” Waves, performed by Stephanie Smith, written by Stephanie Smith, produced by Stephanie Smith
  • “Build The World,” Alex Boye , performed by Alex Boye, written by Alex Boye & Duke Taumoepaua, produced by Dave Johnson
  • “Never Let You Go, Everything You Want, performed by Cary Judd, written by Jeannine Lasky, Jeff Hinton & J Bateman, produced by J Bateman, Jeannine Lasky, & Jeff Hinton
  • “Something About You,” There Is A Place, performed by John Devitry, written by John Devitry, produced by Greg Downs

Sacred or Classical Instrumental Recording

  • “I Feel My Savior’s Love,” Living Water, Volume One, performed by Lysa Rytting & Beverly Hansen, written by K. Newell Dayley, produced by Greg Hansen & Steve Lerud
  • “If You Could Hie To Kolob,” More Holiness Give Me, performed by Marshall McDonald & Steven Sharp Nelson, arranged by Marshall McDonald & Steven Sharp Nelson, produced by Marshall McDonald & Steven Sharp Nelson
  • “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” The Best of Jenny Oaks Baker , performed by Jenny Oaks Baker, arranged by Kurt Bestor, produced by Kurt Bestor, Tyler Castleton & Kenny Hodges
  • “Meditation on the Vision,” The Restoration Oratorio, performed by the BYU Philharmonic Orchestra, written by Merrill Bradshaw, produced by Ron Simpson
  • “Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones,” Now Let Us Rejoice, performed by John Longhurst, written by David A. Schack, produced by John Longhurst, Clay Christiansen & Richard Elliott

Inspirational or Contemporary Instrumental Recorded Song

  • “Abide With Me,” In Reverence, performed by David Tolk, arranged by David Tolk, produced by David Tolk
  • “Mike’s Theme,” The Whole Armor of God: Favorite Seminary Songs , performed by Brett Raymond, written by Brett Raymond, produced by Greg Hansen & Brett Raymond
  • “Renaissance Hymn,” Hymns Without Words , performed by Jon Schmidt, written Jon Schmidt & Laurence Lyon, produced by Jon Schmidt
  • “Say Uncle,” Joseph: A Nashvile Tribute to the Prophet, performed by Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband, written by Jason Deere, produced by Jason Deere & Dan Truman
  • “Waterscapes,” Fast Falls the Eventide, performed by Small-Clemente Duo, arranged by Mark Small, produced by Kenny Hodges

Children’s Recorded Song

  • “Caterpillar Dreams,” Signing Times Song, Volumes 7-9 , performed by Rachel de Azevedo Coleman, written by Rachel de Azevedo Coleman and Lex de Azevedo, produced by Lex de Azevedo
  • “I Feel My Savior’s Love,” A Child’s Prayer, performed by Debra Fotheringham, written by K. Newell Dayley, produced by Scott Wiley
  • “Jesus’ Lullaby,” Lullabies of Jesus & Other Gentle Songs, performed by Roger Hoffman, written by Melanie Hoffman, produced by Roger & Melanie Hoffman
  • “My Heavenly Father Loves Me,” A Child’s Prayer, performed by Amy Gileadi, & Mark Thorup, written by Clara W. McMaster, produced by Scott Wiley
  • “Now the Day Is Over”, Lullabies of Jesus & Other Gentle Songs, performed by Melanie Hoffman, written by Sabine Baring & Joseph Barnby, produced by Roger & Melanie Hoffman

Holiday Recorded Song

  • “Angels We Have Heard on High/Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring,” My Redeemer Lives: Bethlehem , performed by Todd McCabe & April Moriarty Lowry, arranged by Todd McCabe & April Moriarty Lowry, produced by Todd McCabe, April Moriarty Lowry & Dan Carlisle
  • “I Just Knew” Gifts, performed by Cherie Call, written by Cheri Call & Tyler Castleton, produced by Scott Wiley & Tyler Castleton
  • “Joy to the World,” The Wonder of Christmas, performed by Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Orchestra at Temple Square, written by Lowell Mason, arranged by Mack Wilberg, produced by produced by Craig Jessop, Mack Wilberg, Bruce Leek & Fred Volger
  • “O Come, O Come Emmanuel,” Twenty-five Beloved Carols of Christmas, performed by Michael Dowdle, arranged by Michael Dowdle, produced by Michael Dowdle
  • “Silent Night/O Holy Night,” A Christmas Celebration, performed by Gladys Knight and Saints Unified Voices, arranged by Gladys Knight, produced by Gladys Knight

Sacred Album

  • Beautiful River , BYU Concert Choir, produced by Rosalind Hall with Jon Holloman
  • Choral Variations on a Sacred Theme, Lex de Azevedo & Millennium Choir, produced by Lex de Azevedo
  • Missionary Hymn Project, Rob Gardner, produced by Rob Gardner
  • Merrill Bradshaw: The Restoration Oratorio, BYU Choirs & Orchestra, produced by Ron Simpson
  • Then Sings My Soul, Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Orchestra on Temple Square, produced by Mack Wilbert, Craig Jessop, Bruce Leek, & Fred Volger

Inspirational Album

  • As I Am, Michael McLean, produced by Tyler Castleton, Guy Randle & Michael McLean
  • Becoming , Wayne Burton, produced by Tyler Castleton, Wayne Burton & John Hancock
  • Farewell to Nauvoo, Fiddlesticks (Katie Davis, Liz Davis, Becca Davis Stevenson, Mark Davis) & Lisa Arrington, produced by Fiddlesticks
  • Jordan Bluth , Jordan Bluth, produced by Judd Maher & Lisle Moore
  • One Clear Voice , One Clear Voice (Tammy Simister Robinson, Johanne Frechette Perry, Tanya Barkdull, LaRene Tinney), produced by One Clear Voice & Greg Hansen

Contemporary Album

  • All The Color Green, Peter Breinholt, produced by Scott Wiley
  • Jenny Jordan Frogley, Jenny Jordan Frogley, produced by Jenny Jordan Frogley
  • Joshua Creek, Joshua Creek, produced by Jeff Hinton & Quint Randle
  • Timeless, Taylor Vaifunua, produced by Felicia Sorensen Wolfe
  • Waves, Stephanie Smith, produced by Stephanie Smith

Sacred Instrumental Album

  • Count Your Blessings, Marvin Goldstein, produced by Marvin Goldstein
  • Hymns Without Words, Jon Schmidt, produced by Jon Schmidt
  • Living Water Volume 1, Lysa Rytting & Beverly Hansen, produced by Greg Hansen & Steve Lerud
  • More Holiness Give Me, Marshall McDonald & Steven Sharp Nelson, produced by Marshall McDonald & Steven Sharp Nelson
  • Now Let Us Rejoice, John Longhurst, Clay Christiansen & Richard Elliott, produced by John Longhurst, Clay Christiansen & Richard Elliott

Classical Instrumental Album

  • Fast Falls the Eventide, Small-Clemente Duo, produced by Mark Small & Kenny Hodges
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor “Resurrection,” BYU Philharmonic Orchestra with BYU Choirs & Jennie Litster & Francesa Forsyth, produced by Jon Holloman
  • Sacred Cello, Steven Sharp Nelson, produced by Paul Cardall

Inspirational or Contemporary Instrumental Album

  • A Fiddle and A Bow, BYU Folk Music Ensemble, produced by Mark Geslison
  • Ampersand, Fiddlesticks (Katie Davis, Liz Davis, Becca Davis Stevenson, Mark Davis), produced by Fiddlesticks
  • In Reverence, David Tolk, produced by David Tolk
  • Primary Worship, Paul Cardall, produced by Paul Cardall

Theme or Concept Album

  • A More Excellent Way: EFY 2005, Various, produced by Tyler Castleton & Staci Peters
  • Believe In Him: Inspiring Music for Youth, Various, produced by Greg Hansen
  • New Testament Music Collection, Various, produced by Brad Haslam, Tyler Castleton & Brett Raymond
  • The Field Is White, Mark Geslison & Geoff Groberg, produced by Mark Geslison & Geoff Groberg
  • The Whole Armor of God: Favorite Seminary Songs, Various, produced by Greg Hansen

Musical Presentation or Soundtrack

  • Circle of Life, BYU Young Ambassadors, produced by Ron Simpson & Randy Boothe
  • Daughter of a King: Songs for 2007 Young Women, Jenny Phillips, produced by Jenny Phillips & Tyler Castleton
  • One Believing Man, Kelly Eisenhour, John Fluker & Randy Porter, produced by Pam Blackwell & Kelly Eisenhour
  • Suits on the Loose, Various, produced by David Broberg, Rodney Hensen, Jeannine Lasky, & Suzanne Chancellor
  • The Ark – Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording, Michael McLean, produced by Joseph Baker

Children’s Album

  • A Child’s Prayer, Various, produced by Scott Wiley
  • I’ll Follow Him In Faith, Various, produced by Clive Romney
  • I Will Trust in Heavenly Father and in His Son Jesus Christ, Various, produced by Clive Romney
  • Lullabies of Jesus & Other Gentle Songs, Roger & Melanie Hoffman, produced by Roger & Melanie Hoffman
  • Signing Times Song Volumes 7-9, Rachel de Azevedo Coleman, produced by Lex de Azevedo

Holiday Album

  • A Christmas Celebration, Gladys Knight & Saints Unified Voices, produced by Gladys Knight
  • Gifts, Cherie Call, produced by Scott Wiley & Tyler Castleton
  • My Redeemer Lives: Bethlehem, Todd McCabe & April Moriarty Lowry, produced by Todd McCabe, April Moriarty Lowry & Dan Carlisle
  • The Wonder of Christmas, Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, produced by Craig Jessop, Mack Wilbert, Bruce Leek & Fred Volger
  • Twenty-five Beloved Carols of Christmas, Michael Dowdle, produced by Michael Dowdle

Compilation Album

  • LDS Superhits of the 90s, Lumen Records
  • Not Your Mother’s LDS Music 2, Highway Records
  • Prayer: Songs of the Blessings and Power of Prayer, Inspirational Music Showcase/Sounds of Zion
  • The Best of Jenny Oaks Baker, Deseret Book
  • The Best of Jericho Road, Highway Records

Male Recording Artist

  • Alex Boye
  • Kenneth Cope
  • Peter Breinholt
  • Sam Payne
  • Shane Jackman

Female Recording Artist

  • Cherie Call
  • Jenny Jordan Frogley
  • Jenny Phillips
  • Rebecca Lopez
  • Stephanie Smith

Instrumental Recording Artist

  • David Tolk
  • John Schmidt
  • Michael Dowdle
  • Small-Clemente Duo
  • Steven Sharp Nelson
  • Todd McCabe & April Moriarty Lowry

Group Recording Artist

  • Eclipse
  • Fiddlesticks
  • Gladys Knight & Saints Unified Voices
  • Joshua Creek
  • Mormon Tabernacle Choir
  • Nashville Tribute Band

New Recording Artist

  • Jenny Jordan Frogley
  • Jordan Bluth
  • Joshua Creek
  • One Clear Voice
  • Rebecca Lopez

Performing Artist

  • Alex Boye
  • Cherie Call
  • Gladys Knight
  • Mormon Tabernacle Choir
  • Nashville Tribute Band
  • Peter Breinholt

Songwriter

  • Cherie Call
  • Jason Deere
  • Jenny Phillips
  • Larry & Marie Pearson
  • Roger & Melanie Hoffman
  • Stephanie Smith
  • Tyler Castleton

Arranger

  • Gladys Knight
  • Greg Hansen
  • Roger & Melanie Hoffman
  • Scott Wiley
  • Tammy Robinson
  • Tyler Castleton

Producer

  • Craig Jessop, Mack Wilberg, Bruce Leek & Fred Volger
  • Jason Deere
  • John Hancock
  • Scott Wiley
  • Tyler Castleton

Studio Musician

  • Aaron Ashton
  • Dave Tinney
  • Rich Dixon
  • Rob Honey

Studio Vocalist

  • April Meservy
  • Corbin Allred
  • Jen Marco Handy
  • Kelly Eisenhour
  • Russ Dixon

Studio Engineer

  • Dan Carlisle
  • Guy Randle
  • Michael Chadbourne
  • Scott Wiley
  • Steve Lerud

Album Design

  • Gifts – Meredith Ethington
  • Hymns Without Words -Drew Pope
  • Joshua Creek – Kyle Imus
  • New Testament Music Collection – Sheryl Dickert Smith
  • The Whole Armor of God – Barry Hansen

Radio Show

  • Joan Peterson (Sounds of the Sabbath KOSY 106.5)
  • Sam Payne (The Sounds of Sunday – Star 98.1)
  • Steven Kapp Perry (FM-100)