RCA Inspiration has been honored with two nominations, unveiled today for the upcoming 48th NAACP Image Awards in 2017. Gospel iconsDonnie McClurkin and Fred Hammond garner nominations in the Outstanding Gospel Album category for THE JOURNEY (LIVE) and WORSHIP JOURNAL LIVE.The two hit-makers each released their albums earlier this year, with each project hitting Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart at #1. McClurkin’s fourteen track album THE JOURNEY(LIVE) is his seventh solo album which includes the single “I Need You”. WORSHIP JOURNAL LIVE captured Hammond’s first live recording in 17 years and features 12 tracks including his popular single “Father Jesus Spirit”.RCA Inspiration also recently received several other honors for the label and its artists, celebrating six artists named across multiple top Billboard 2016 “Year-End” Gospel charts, as well as three GRAMMY® nominations for three artists in the Gospel categories for the 2017 GRAMMY® Awards. RCA Inspiration was also ranked as the #1 Gospel Songs Label by Billboard for the 16th year.The 48th NAACP Image Awards are hosted by Anthony Anderson and will broadcast live on TV ONE on Saturday, February 11, 2017.ABOUT RCA INSPIRATIONRCA Inspiration (formerly Verity Gospel Music Group), is the Gospel label operating under Provident Music Group, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. Voted Billboard’s #1 “Gospel Songs Label” for the past 16 years, RCA Inspiration is the home of mega-gospel artists Donnie McClurkin, Israel Houghton, Marvin Sapp, Le’Andria Johnson, Fred Hammond and many more.