Curb Records has announced the much-deserved Grammy nomination of the June 2020 release of the Fisk Jubilee Singers’ album, Celebrating Fisk! (The 150th Anniversary Album). It has been nominated for a Grammy in the Best Roots Gospel Album category.
“I had many great experiences today, including the news of the Fisk Jubilee Singers’ Grammy nomination. This is very exciting!,” said Dr. Paul Kwami, musical director of the Fisk Jubilee Singers and album co-producer. “It is the result of hard and diligent work put together by many great minds. As the Fisk Jubilee Singers prepare to celebrate their 150th anniversary in 2021, this nomination gives us much inspiration to celebrate the anniversary in a grand way. This Grammy nomination is a great honor for the Fisk Jubilee Singers and me, and for this I am very grateful to everyone for their tremendous contributions.”
The album, which is more than 150 years in the making, is a collection of 12 songs that beautifully represents and communicates the powerful and vibrant history of Fisk University, Fisk Jubilee Singers, and the city of Nashville. It features the group from the stage of Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, with guest appearances by Ruby Amanfu, Keb’ Mo’, Lee Ann Womack, The Fairfield Four, Rod McGaha, Derek Minor, Shannon Sanders, Rodney Atkins, Jimmy Hall and CeCe Winans.
“I am proud to be a part of this historic moment,” said Shannon Sanders, album co-producer. “I am beyond excited for the Fisk Jubilee Singers, Dr. Paul T. Kwami, and Fisk University. I am grateful to Mike Curb, the team at Curb Records and all of their affiliates for their incredible belief and support. This is a big day for Music City.”
Mike Curb, chairman of Curb Records, said: “We’ve worked for many years with the Fisk Jubilee Singers and we are very excited that they have such an important GRAMMY nomination at this time.”