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2020 GRAMMY  GOSPEL CATEGORY WINNERS &NOMINEES

      62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2019)

Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The trophy depicts a gilded gramophone. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. The Grammys are the second of the Big Three major music awards held annually (between the American Music Awards in the Fall, and the Billboard Music Awards in the Summer), was held May 1st in 2019.

It is considered one of the four major annual American entertainment awards along with the Academy Awards (film), the Emmy Awards (television), and the Tony Awards (theater and Broadway)

The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on May 4th, 1959, to honor and respect the musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958. Following the 2011 ceremony, the Academy overhauled many Grammy Award categories for 2012.

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards, honoring the best achievements from October 1st, 2017 to September 30th, 2018, were held on February 10th, 2019, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

GOSPEL PERFORMANCE/SONG:

  • WINNER: “Love Theory” — Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, songwriter
  • NOMINEES
  • “Talkin’ ‘Bout Jesus” — Gloria Gaynor featuring Yolanda Adams; Bryan Fowler, Gloria Gaynor & Chris Stevens, songwriters
  • “See the Light” — Travis Greene Featuring Jekalyn Carr
  • “Speak the Name” — Koryn Hawthorne featuring Natalie Grant
  • “This Is a Movie (Live)” — Tasha Cobbs Leonard; Tony Brown, Brandon Lake, Tasha Cobbs Leonard & Nate Moore, songwriters

GOSPEL ALBUM:

  • WINNER: “Long Live Love” — Kirk Franklin
  • NOMINEES
  • “Goshen” — Donald Lawrence Presents the Tri-City Singers
  • “Tunnel Vision” — Gene Moore
  • “Settle Here” — William Murphy
  • “Something’s Happening! A Christmas Album” — CeCe Winans

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC PERFORMANCE/SONG:

  • WINNER: “God Only Knows” — For King & Country & Dolly Parton; Josh Kerr, Jordan Reynolds, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone & Tedd Tjornhom, songwriters
  • NOMINEES
  • “Only Jesus” — Casting Crowns; Mark Hall, Bernie Herms & Matthew West, songwriters
  • “Haven’t Seen it Yet” — Danny Gokey; Danny Gokey, Ethan Hulse & Colby Wedgeworth, songwriters
  • “God’s Not Done With You” (Single version) — Tauren Wells
  • “Rescue Story” — Zach Williams; Ethan Hulse, Andrew Ripp, Jonathan Smith & Zach Williams, songwriters

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC ALBUM:

  • WINNER: “Burn the Ships” — For King & Country

     

       NOMINEES

  • “I Know a Ghost” — Crowder
  • “Haven’t Seen it Yet” — Danny Gokey
  • “The Elements” — TobyMac
  • “Holy Roar” — Chris Tomlin

ROOTS GOSPEL ALBUM:

  • WINNER: “Testimony” — Gloria Gaynor
  • NOMINEES
  • “Deeper Roots: Where the Bluegrass Grows” — Steven Curtis Chapman
  • “Deeper Oceans” — Joseph Habedank
  • “His Name Is Jesus” — Tim Menzies
  • “Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout” (Various Artists) — Jerry Salley, Producer
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