2002 PEARL Award Nominees Announced Today; Faith Centered Music Association to Recognize Top LDS Musicians in June Awards Show

The Faith Centered Music Association announced the nominees for the 2002 PEARL Awards today. This year’s nominees include a broad mix of past winners and new artists in 22 categories. The gala awards show will be presented on June 14.

Leading the pack with 5 nominations each are PEARL Award winners Julie de Azevedo and Cherie Call, sharing nominations in 4 categories, including Female Vocalist, Songwriter, Contemporary Song and Contemporary Album of the Year. Newcomer David Tinney broke through with 4 nominations; also with 4 nominations each are Sam Cardon and instrumental folk ensemble Enoch Train.  Jericho Road, who burst on the scene earlier this year with their boy band style and Top 40 sound, is nominated in three categories including New Artist of the Year.

Other artists nominated this year include David Tolk and Jenny Jordan Frogley (each with three nominations); Hilary Weeks, Lawrence Lowe, Christina England, Brett Raymond and Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband each have two nominations.  Jenny Oaks Baker and Jenny Richards shared two nominations for their album American Tapestry, with Baker receiving an additional nomination for Instrumentalist of the Year.

Nominated albums include the soundtrack to the film The Other Side of Heaven and Light up the Land, a commemorative Olympic album featuring Gladys Knight, Brooks and Dunn and Shawn King.

Senator Orrin Hatch also picked up a nomination for his songwriting collaboration with Janice Kapp Perry on the album Heal Our Land.

The PEARL Awards are given annually by the Faith Centered Music Association.  Since their inception in 1998, the awards have expanded to include new categories and are reaching a wider audience than ever.  The awards program has been broadcast on KJZZ-TV in Utah since 1999.

A complete list of nominations follows:

2002 PEARL AWARDS NOMINEES

SACRED RECORDING:

Consider the Lillies (Album: Be Still, My Soul)
Artist: Christina England & George Dyer
Producer: Jay Richards
Songwriter: Roger Hoffman

If You Could Hie to Kolob (Album: He Leadeth Me)
Artist: David Tinney
Producer: Greg Hansen
Arranger: Greg Hansen

Mountain of the Lord (Album: Women of Destiny)
Artist: Jenny Jordan Frogley
Producer: Tyler Castleton & Staci Peters
Songwriter: Doug Walker

INSPIRATIONAL RECORDING:

He Gives Flowers to Everyone (Album: He Gives Flowers to Everyone)
Artist: Cherie Call
Producer: Tyler Castleton
Songwriter: Cherie Call

Sometimes He Lets It Rain (Album: Women of Destiny)
Artist: Kathryn Nelson
Producer: Tyler Castleton & Staci Peters
Songwriter: Tyler Castleton & Staci Peters

What Heaven Sees in You (Album: Stones in the River)
Artist: Doug Walker
Producer: Tyler Castleton
Songwriter: Doug Walker & Sherry Marks Walker

CONTEMPORARY RECORDING:

Believe (Album: He Gives Flowers to Everyone)
Artist: Cherie Call
Producer: Tyler Castleton
Songwriter: Cherie Call

I Can’t Count the Stars (Album: Hello Sky)
Artist: Julie de Azevedo
Producer: John Hancock & Jeff Simpson
Songwriter: Julie de Azevedo

Inside of Me (Album: Jericho Road)
Artist: Jericho Road
Producer: Tyler Castleton & Jenny Jordan Frogley
Songwriter: Tyler Castleton, Jenny Frogley & Jericho Road

SACRED/INSPIRATIONAL INSTRUMENTAL RECORDING:

Sonata for Horn and Piano (Album: Four American Sonatas for French Horn)
Artist: Laurence Lowe
Producer: Jon Holloman, Laurence Lowe & Ron Simpson
Songwriter: Crawford Gates

The Other Side of Heaven Suite (Album: The Other Side of Heaven)
Artist: Kevin Kiner
Producer: Mark Evans
Songwriter: Kevin Kiner

The Spirit of God (Album: American Tapestry)
Artist: Jenny Oaks Baker and Jenny Richards
Producer: Kenny Hodges
Arranger: Kurt Bestor

CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL RECORDING:

Babylon/Paddy Clyde (Album: Set Sail)
Artist: Enoch Train
Producer: Clive Romney & Enoch Train
Arranger: Tom Hewitson

Sarajevo (Album: Innovators II: Keepers of the Flame)
Artist: Sam Cardon & Kurt Bestor
Producer: Sam Cardon & Kurt Bestor
Songwriter: Sam Cardon & Kurt Bestor

Where Angels Dance (Album: Inspirational Music Showcase Sampler One)
Artist: Tammy Simister Robinson, Ellen Bridger, Daron Bradford
Producer: Greg Hansen
Songwriter: Tammy Simister Robinson

HOLIDAY RECORDING:

Good King Wenceslas (Album: Holiday)
Artist: David Tolk
Producer: David Tolk
Arranger: David Tolk

Good Tidings (Album: Power In His Touch)
Artist: Jenny Jordan Frogley, Ernest Enoch, Millennium Choir
Producer: Collette Call & Vince Frates
Songwriter: Collette Call

Il est Ne le Divin Enfant (Album: Holiday)
Artist: David Tolk
Producer: David Tolk
Arranger: David Tolk

SACRED ALBUM:

Be Still M y Soul
Artist: Christina England
Producer: Jay Richards

God Be With You?Hymns of Comfort, Hope & Peace
Artist: Various
Producer: Greg Hansen & Michael Dowdle

Selections from Lex de Azevedo’s Hosanna
Artist: Lex de Azevedo
Producer: Peggy de Azevedo

INSPIRATIONAL ALBUM:

He Leadeth Me
Artist: David Tinney
Producer: Greg Hansen

I Will Not Forget
Artist: Hilary Weeks
Producer: Kenny Hodges

Songs of the Soul
Artist: Brigham Young University Singers/Ron Staheli, Conductor
Producer: Ron Staheli

CONTEMPORARY ALBUM:

He Gives Flowers to Everyone
Artist: Cherie Call
Producer: Tyler Castleton

Hello Sky
Artist: Julie de Azevedo
Producer: John Hancock

Jericho Road
Artist: Jericho Road
Producer: Tyler Castleton & Jenny Jordan Frogley

SACRED/INSPIRATIONAL INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM:

American Tapestry
Artist: Jenny Oaks Baker and Jenny Richards
Producer: Kenny Hodges

Four American Sonatas for French Horn
Artist: Laurence Lowe
Producer: Jon Holloman, Laurence Lowe & Ron Simpson

Music for a Sunday Afternoon Volume 3
Artist: Clive Romney
Producer: Clive Romney

CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM:

Innovators II: Keepers of the Flame
Artist: Sam Cardon & Kurt Bestor
Producer: Sam Cardon & Kurt Bestor

Set Sail
Artist: Enoch Train
Producer: Clive Romney & Enoch Train

Time and Again
Artist: Fiddlesticks
Producer: Fiddlesticks

THEMED OR CONCEPT ALBUM:

Heal Our Land
Creators: Janice Kapp Perry & Orrin G. Hatch
Producer: Greg Hansen

Primarily For Grownups, Again
Artist: Brett Raymond
Producer: Brett Raymond

Women of Destiny
Artist: Various
Producer: Tyler Castleton & Staci Peters

MUSICAL PRESENTATION OR SOUNDTRACK:

Joseph Smith the Prophet
Artist: Rob Gardner
Producer: Rob Gardner

Joseph Smith, the Seer Soundtrack
Artist: Kenneth Cope
Producer: Kenneth Cope

The Other Side of Heaven
Artist: Kevin Kiner
Producer: Mark Evans

COMPILATION ALBUM:

Inspirational Music Showcase Sampler One
Record label: IMS/Sounds of Zion

Light Up the Land
Record Label: R3Media

Peace
Record Label: Deseret Book

MALE RECORDING ARTIST:

Peter Breinholt

Brett Raymond

David Tinney

FEMALE RECORDING ARTIST:

Julie de Azevedo

Cherie Call

Hilary Weeks

INSTRUMENTAL RECORDING ARTIST:

Jenny Oaks Baker

Sam Cardon

David Tolk

GROUP RECORDING ARTIST:

Enoch Train

Jericho Road

Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR:

Jericho Road

David Tinney

Doug Walker

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR:

Tyler Castleton

John Hancock

Greg Hansen

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR:

Julie de Azevedo

Cherie Call

Tyler Castleton

PERFORMING ARTIST OF THE YEAR:

Julie de Azevedo

Enoch Train

Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband

ORCHESTRATOR/ARRANGER OF THE YEAR:

Sam Cardon

Michael Dowdle

Greg Hansen

STUDIO MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR:

Daron Bradford

Meredith Campbell

Rich Dixon

STUDIO VOCALIST OF THE YEAR:

Paul Engemann

Jenny Jordan Frogley

Kathryn Nelson

ENGINEER OF THE YEAR:

Barry Gibbons

Steve Lerud

Guy Randle

BEST ALBUM DESIGN:

He Gives Flower to Everyone (Sheryl Dickert)

Hello Sky (Garn Cooke)

Light Up the Land (Fluid Studio, Foil Graphics & Tom Hewitson)

RECORD LABEL OF THE YEAR:

Highway Records

Shadow Mountain

Tantara Records

RETAIL MANAGER THE YEAR:

Annette Dahl (Jorgensen’s, Roy, Utah)

Kay Curtiss (This is the Place, Kensington, Maryland)

Jim Peterson (Media Play Ft. Union, Salt Lake City, Utah

 


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