Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Artist Alert: Christian/Gospel GRAMMY Winners

It is hard to say which Christian/Gospel artist was the happiest Sunday night following the GRAMMYS. Chris Tomlin and Laura Story both brought home their first GRAMMYS and Kirk Franklin received two, and do not forget Le'Andria Johnson! Here is the full list of the Christian/Gospel GRAMMY awards with the winners and nominees of each award:

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance
Winner: "Jesus" by Le'Andria Johnson
Nominees: "Do Everything" by Steven Curtis Chapman
                  "Alive (Mary Magdalene)" by Natalie Grant
                  "Your Love" by Brandon Heath
                  "I Lift My Hands" by Chris Tomlin

Best Gospel Song
Winner: "Hello Fear" by Kirk Franklin, songwriter (Kirk Franklin)
Nominees: "Sitting With Me" by Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell, Gerald Haddon & Tammi Haddon, songwriters (Mary Mary)
                  "Spiritual" by Donald Lawrence, songwriter (Donald Lawrence & Co. Featuring Blanche McAllister-Dykes)
                  "Trust Me" by Richard Smallwood, songwriter (Richard Smallwood & Vision)
                  "Window" by Canton Jones, songwriter (Canton Jones)

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song
Winner: "Blessings" by Laura Story, songwriter (Laura Story)
Nominees: "Hold Me" by Jamie Grace Harper, Toby McKeehan & Christopher Stevens, songwriters (Jamie Grace Featuring Tobymac)
                  "I Lift My Hands" by Louie Giglio, Matt Maher & Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Chris Tomlin)
                  "Strong Enough" by Matthew West, songwriter (Matthew West)
                  "Your Love" by Brandon Heath & Jason Ingram, songwriters (Brandon Heath)

Best Gospel Album
Winner: Hello Fear by Kirk Franklin
Nominees: The Love Album by Kim Burrell
                  The Journey by Andra√© Crouch
                  Something Big by Mary Mary
                  Angel and Chanelle Deluxe Edition by Trin-I-Tee 5:7

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Winner: And If Our God Is For Us... by Chris Tomlin
Nominees: Ghosts Upon The Earth by Gungor
                  Leaving Eden by Brandon Heath
                  The Great Awakening by Leeland
                  What If We Were Real by Mandisa
                  Black & White by Royal Tailor

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