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Son of Oakland's Jeff Sanders Wins Third GRAMMY Award

Posted March 15, 2021 from BMI

BMI proudly congratulates Shannon Sanders, Executive Director of Creative, Nashville, on his prestigious GRAMMY win last night. Sanders is a producer on the Fisk Jubilee Singers’ album, Celebrating Fisk! (The 150th Anniversary Album), which took the coveted trophy for Best Roots Gospel Album.

Jeff Sanders

A Nashville native, Shannon Sanders is the son of Oakland's Jeff Sanders, who posted on Facebook "my son, Shannon Sanders, won a Grammy today. So proud and happy."

The Jubilee Singers 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, and was produced by Shannon Sanders, Paul Kwami, Jim Ed Norman, and Mike Curb.

“I am both humbled and honored to be a part of this historic moment,” said Sanders, who has garnered two other GRAMMYS previously as a producer for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album for Turn Around and Best R&B Album for Voyage To India in 2007 and 2003, respectively.

Fisk Jubilee Singers - Glory / Stranger (feat. Derek Minor & Shannon Sanders) [Official Music Video]

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