is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards. According to the 54th Grammy Awards description guide it is designed for solo, duo/groups or collaborative (vocal or instrumental) gospel or Contemporary Christian music (CCM) and its subgenres' recordings and is limited to singles or tracks only.
This award was first handed out in 1968 under the name of Best Gospel Performance and was intended for albums only.
The category was then revived in 2005 and it was known once again under the name of Best Gospel Performance. In 2012, following a major overhaul of the Grammy categories, this award was renamed as Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance which was eligible for all sub-genres in the gospel/Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) field.
From 2015, due to a restructuring of the Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music category field, this category will merge with the Best Contemporary Christian Music Song to create the new category, which will recognize both performers and songwriters of Contemprary Christian Music songs (Gospel performances will now fall under the Best Gospel Performance/Song category). According to the Grammy committee, "changes to the field were made in the interest of clarifying the criteria, representing the current culture and creative DNA of the gospel and Contemporary Christian Music communities, and better reflecting the diversity and authenticity of today's gospel music industry".
What's a good MP3 music player w/OK speaker?
I have a disabled neighbor that likes to listen to Gospel music. Her old CD player is broken and I'd like to get her a more modern device to listen to music on.
Her eyesight and dexterity are not great and she's more or less bed-ridden, so an iPod-sized device might not work for her, but I would like to give her something that she wouldn't have to do reaching to use (like another CD player). I have no experience with handheld computers, but I think a device with a USB port on it for uploading MP3/WMA music files is the best option.
She might be able to use an ear jack, but a device with its own speaker would be ideal