Blind Boys of Alabama take home Grammy Award


The Blind Boys of Alabama took home a Grammy Award Sunday night.

The acclaimed group of gospel singers won for Traditional Gospel Album: "Down in New Orleans."

Members said they wanted their music lift up the city after Hurricane Katrina.

Kirk Franklin won two Grammy Awards -- for Best Gospel Song and Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album.

The Grammy for Best Gospel Performance went to the sister duo Mary Mary.

Grammy awards in other Gospel categories were won by CeCe Winans (see see WY'-nuns) and the Gaither Vocal Band.

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