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DMV Gospel, Christian artists nominated for 2021 Wammies

Several artists made the Wammies list this year

The nominations are in for this year’s Wammies. Founded 32 years ago, The Washington Area Music Awards, celebrates DC area artists and musicians.  Among the many nominees in various categories, Gospel and Christian artists also made the cut.

The nominees are:

Best Gospel/Inspirational Album
Jerome Allen BellBridging the Gap…Generations
Kimberly Williams-The Gift
Lionel & Leslie-Grateful
Roderick Giles & Grace-A Graceful Christmas

Best Gospel/Inspirational Artist/Group
Andrea Rene Williams
Cristopher Randolph & Gifted
Jeremiah Terry Herring
Lionel & Leslie
Roderick Giles & Grace
Tiffany Lanae

Best Gospel/Inspirational Song
Alena Ciera – Invincible
Andrea René Williams-Who Do I Run To
Cristopher Randolph & Gifted-He Made A Way
DRK 2 LGHT – He Keeps On
Eric Scott – This Is Your Time
Jeremiah Terry & Chozen – Amazing God
Kimberly Williams – Joy to the World
Kimiesha Jones – The First Noel
Lionel & Leslie – Praise Him
Pastor Sandra SaintJames-You’ve Been So Good To Me
Stephanie Mathias – Hero Side (Acoustic Version)
Tiffany Lanae – Every Knee

Wammie Weekend takes place  March 28th – 29th, 2020 where winners will be announced. Voting is open Jan 1 to Jan 31. You must be a resident of DC, MD, or VA and have created an account on the Wammies site to vote.

For more info and to see all categories, visit

Sarah Hearn
the authorSarah Hearn
Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of Sarah founded the site to serve as a positive platform for gospel music news, to share all of the good things happening within the Gospel and Christian music industry. In 2017, the site was named one of the Top 50 Gospel and Christian Music websites. Sarah is widely known for her on-the-scene reporting which includes the GMA Dove Awards, the Stellar Awards, Grammys on the Hill, Gospel Music Heritage Month Celebration Concert, McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour, St. Jude Celebration of Hope, the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference and many more. For more than 5 years, Sarah served as the DC Gospel Music Examiner at  where the site garnered more than 150,000 readers in the US and around the world. Sarah was named one of the Top Ten Heroes in Gospel Music in the Washington, DC area in 2012 for her extensive coverage, support and commitment to artists within the D.C. metro region.  In 2016 she was named Person of the Month by IndiMogul Magazine. The site was recently named among Feedspot's Top Gospel and Christian Music Websites.  Sarah is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Gospel Music Association.

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