Christians at the GRAMMY Awards
Some of the top artists in Christian and gospel music will be honored with GRAMMY Awards during the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, February 12 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Hosted by James Corden, the ceremony will air live on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. ET.
For King & Country, Lauren Daigle, Crowder, Natalie Grant, Zach Williams, Kirk Franklin, Shirley Caesar, Gaither Vocal Band, The Isaacs and more are among this year’s nominees in the Christian and gospel categories. The nominations were announced in December. For a complete list of this year’s nominees, visit www.grammy.com/nominees.
Nominees were named across 84 categories. Nominees in the Christian and gospel categories include:
Best Gospel Performance/Song: “It’s Alright, It’s OK” by Shirley Caesar featuring Anthony Hamilton; “You’re Bigger [Live]” by Jekalyn Carr; “Made A Way [Live]” by Travis Greene; “God Provides” by Tamela Mann and “Better” by Hezekiah Walker.
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: “Trust in You” by Lauren Daigle; “Priceless” by For King & Country; “King of the World” by Natalie Grant; “Thy Will” by Hillary Scott & The Scott Family and “Chain Breaker” by Zach Williams.
Best Gospel Album: Listen by Tim Bowman Jr.; Fill This House by Shirley Caesar; A Worshipper’s Heart [Live] by Todd Dulaney; Losing My Religion by Kirk Franklin and Demonstrate [Live] by William Murphy.
Best Contemporary Christian Album: Poets & Saints by All Sons & Daughters; American Prodigal by Crowder; Be One by Natalie Grant; Youth Revival [Live] by Hillsong Young & Free and Love Remains by Hillary Scott & The Scott Family.
Best Roots Gospel Album: Better Together by Gaither Vocal Band; Nature’s Symphony In 432 by The Isaacs; Hymns by Joey+Rory; Hymns and Songs of Inspiration by Gordon Mote and God Don’t Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson (various artists), Jeffrey Gaskill, producer.
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Ginny McCabe is a bestselling author, an award-winning journalist, media professional, speaker and teacher. Her work may be seen in publications like Journal-News, Reuters and Christian Retailing. Her books have been published by Thomas Nelson/Harper Collins & Standard Publishing. Ginny has spent decades covering topics like news, entertainment, business and faith-inspired themes. She serves on the board of Greater Cincinnati Society of Professional Journalists, and is a member of SPJ, CAN, ONA, AWSA and NARAS, Nashville Chapter. Follow her @ginnymccabe on Twitter, Facebook @ginnymccabeauthor and at www.ginnymccabe.blogspot.com.