The organizers of the prestigious Grammy awards released nominees for the 58th edition of the glamourous award set for Jan 2016.
The night saw Israel Houghton who has a couple of Grammies onto his name including Best Contemporary Christian Music Song 2012 for “Your presence is heaven” Chris Tomlin who won a grammy for his “And if our God is for us” album in 2012 and Kirk Franklin who last won a grammy in 2012 for his hello fear album earned some nominations for their recent projects.
Tasha cobbs and the two of the “Clarks” Dorinda and Karen and Jonanatham McReynolds also had a reason to smile as their recent albums got a slot at next year’s Grammies. So was Toby Mac and Francesca Battestelli.
Here is a full list of the gospel category of the nominations.
*Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance*
Worth Anthony Brown & group therAPy
Wanna Be Happy Kirk Franklin
Intentional Travis Greene
How Awesome Is Our God [LIVE] Israel & New Breed ft. Yolanda Adams
Worth Fighting For [LIVE] Brian Courtney Wilson
*Best Gospel Album*
Destined To Win [LIVE] Karen Clark Sheard
Living It Dorinda Clark Cole
One Place Live Tasha Cobbs
Covered: Alive In Asia [LIVE] Israel & Newbreed
Life Music: Stage Two Jonathan McReynolds
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Jason Crabb, Whatever the Road
Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be
Matt Maher, Saints and Sinners
Tobymac, This Is Not a Test
Chris Tomlin, Love Ran Red
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
“Holy Spirit” Francesca Battistelli
“Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)” Crowder
“Because He Lives (Amen)” Matt Maher
“Soul On Fire” Third Day featuring All Sons & Daughters
“Feel It” Tobymac featuring Mr. Talkbox
Best Roots Gospel Album
Still Rockin’ My Soul The Fairfield Four
Pray Now Karen Peck & New River
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