Gospel Greats Jerry and Tammy Sullivan Nominated For Grammy
|This is from a press release - January 1996|
Long one of gospel music's best-kept secrets, Jerry and Tammy Sullivan have just received their first Grammy nomination for Best Southern Gospel, Country Gospel or Bluegrass Gospel Album. The nomination is for last year's highly-acclaimed release, At The Feet Of God. The winners will be announced February 28 in Los Angeles.
Produced by friend and fan, country music's Marty Stuart, the release on New Haven Records also features special guest appearancesf rom Amy Grant and Stuart Duncan.
"Jerry and Tammy Sullivan are two of the finest people I've ever know," says producer Stuart. "They play the most incredible Alabama, backwoods, heart-and-soul, church-house rock-n-roll that you can imagine. I'm so happy that the Grammys have recognized their music because it's a true American treasure."
The Sullivans, a father and daughter combination, can trace their musical lineage back more than 60 years and are beneficiaries of a rich family tradition of acoustic gospel music. The two began to work together as a duo (Jerry singing and playing guitar and Tammy singing lead and playing upright bass) in the late '70s when Tammy was only 14 years old. The duo has recently added younger sister Stephanie to their line-up on guitar and mandolin.
The group has recently performed on CBS's The Roots of Country Music - The Ryman, ABC's In Concert and TNN's Music City Tonight. In 1994, they appeared on a track with Stuart on the Red, Hot and Country album. They are frequent guests on the Grand Ole Opry and TBN.
By Lisa Shively
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