Grammys 2016 Gospel and Christian Music Nominations

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The Grammy Awards, fondly referred to as The Grammy’s is undoubtedly one of the most respected award shows that works to acknowledge musical achievements a wide range of genres including Gospel and Contemporary Christian music. Out of the awards extensive 83 categories, Gospel and Contemporary Christian music has been granted 5 categories which are: Best Gospel Performance/Song, Best Contemporary Christian Performance/Song, Best Gospel Album, Best Contemporary Christian Music Album and Best Roots Gospel Album.

The 2016 Grammy Awards will be the 58th edition of this prestigious award. Matt Maher and Toby Mac are both ahead of the game with 2 nominations each within the Contemporary Christian Music categories. Israel Houghton has also done well to bag himself 2 nominations for Best Album and Best Song in the gospel categories.

Want to know who else is in the nomination boat for Gospel and Contemporary Christina music? Here they are:

 

Israel HoutonBEST GOSPEL PERFORMANCE/SONG

Worth [Live]
Anthony Brown & Group Therapy; Anthony Brown, songwriter
Track from: Everyday Jesus [Live] Label: Tyscot Records; Publisher(s): Key Of A Music/Tyscot Music

Wanna Be Happy?
Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, songwriter
Label: RCA Records/Fo Yo Soul Recordings; Publisher(s): Aunt Gertrude Music Publishing admin. by Universal Music-Brentwood Benson Songs and Irving Music, Inc. admin. by Universal Music Publishing

Intentional
Travis Greene; Travis Greene, songwriter
Label: RCA Inspiration; Publisher(s): Greenlight InternationalVNavidavi Music

How Awesome Is Our God [Live]
Publisher(s): Integrity’s Praise! Music, RGM-Newbreed Publishing, Sound Of The New Breed, CCMG Publishing, Neville D. Publishing
Track from: Covered: Alive In Asia [Live] (Deluxe)
Label: RGM Newbreed/RCA Inspiration; Publisher(s): Integrity’s Praise! Music, RGM-Newbreed Publishing, Sound Of The New Breed, Aaron Lindsey Publishing, CCMG Publishing, Neville D. Publishing

Worth Fighting For [Live]
Brian Courtney Wilson; Aaron Lindsey & Brian Courtney Wilson, songwriters
Track from: Worth Fighting For [Live] Label: Motown Gospel; Publisher(s): ACER/Aaron Lindsey Music/Capitol Christian Music Publishing admin. by Capitol CMG

 

BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC PERFORMANCE/SONG

Holy Spirit
Francesca Battistelli
Track from: If We’re Honest (Deluxe Edition)
Label: Fervent/Curb/Word

Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)
Crowder; Ed Cash, David Crowder & Seth Philpott, songwriters
Track from: Neon Steeple (Deluxe Edition)
Label: sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records; Publisher(s): sixsteps Music/worshiptogether.com Songs/sixsteps Songs/Worship Together Music admin. at CapitolCMGPublishing.com/Alletrop Music

Because He Lives (Amen)
Matt Maher
Track from: Saints And Sinners
Label: Essential Records/Provident Label Group

Soul On Fire
Third Day Featuring All Sons & Daughters; Tai Anderson, Brenton Brown, David Carr, Mark Lee, Matt Maher & Mac Powell, songwriters
Track from: Lead Us Back: Songs Of Worship (Deluxe)
Label: Essential Records/Provident Label Group; Publisher(s): DATAMAMA MUSIC, Thankyou Music, Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, I Am A Pilgrim Songs

Toby macFeel It
Tobymac Featuring Mr. Talkbox; Cary Barlowe, David Arthur Garcia & Toby McKeehan, songwriters
Label: ForeFront Records; Publisher(s): Achtober Songs/Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing/D Soul Music admin. by CapitolCMGPublishing.com/Castle Bound Music, Inc./We Be Pawtying

 

BEST GOSPEL ALBUM

Destined To Win [Live]
Karen Clark Sheard
Label: Karew Records/Entertainment One

Living It
Dorinda Clark-Cole
Label: Entertainment One/Light Records

One Place Live
Tasha Cobbs
Label: Motown Gospel

Covered: Alive In Asia [Live] (Deluxe)
Israel & Newbreed
Label: RGM Newbreed/RCA Inspiration

Life Music: Stage Two
Jonathan McReynolds
Label: Entertainment One/Tehillah Music

 

Matt MaherBEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC ALBUM

Whatever The Road
Jason Crabb
Label: Reunion Records/Provident Label Group

How Can It Be
Lauren Daigle
Label: Centricity Music

Saints And Sinners
Matt Maher
Label: Essential Records/Provident Label Group

This Is Not A Test
Tobymac
Label: ForeFront Records

Love Ran Red
Chris Tomlin
Label: sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records

 

BEST ROOTS GOSPEL ALBUM

Still Rockin’ My Soul
The Fairfield Four
Label: Fairfield Four Records

Pray Now
Karen Peck & New River
Label: Daywind Records

Directions Home (Songs We Love, Songs You Know)
Point Of Grace
Label: Word/Curb

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