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PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 3, 2010 /Christian Newswire/ -- Spiritandsong.com artist and songwriter Sarah Hart has been nominated for a 2011 Grammy Award. "Better Than a Hallelujah," co-written by Sarah Hart and Chapin Hartford and preformed by Amy Grant, is among 4 others to receive this prestigious nomination in the "Best Gospel Song" category.
"Chapin and I talked about the things in our lives that have driven us to our knees; to desperation; to heartsickness; to tears," said Sarah. "We wanted to express how much knowing God loved us meant in all that brokenness."
Featuring lyrics like, "We pour out our miseries/ God just hears a melody/Beautiful the mess we are/ The honest cries of breaking hearts/ Are better than a Hallelujah." The song touches on the universal human need for redemption and love in times of darkness.
"As soon as Chapin told me her idea my heart said 'amen.' I knew it was something I believed, something real; and something I knew about intimately," said Hart.
"Better Than a Hallelujah" in its original recording is available on Sarah Hart's latest album, The Give and Keep available at spiritandsong.com.
The Grammy Awards will be handed out at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 13, 2011. Tune in to the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards telecast, which airs that night on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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Known for her lively blend of folk and pop that delights listeners of all ages and backgrounds, Sarah writes music that explores the transforming power of faith. Sarah is a staff songwriter for spiritandsong.com, the contemporary music division of OCP. She currently lives in Nashville, Tenn. with her husband and two daughters.
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