CCM/Gospel Grammy Nominations: Lauren Daigle, Tori Kelly, Jekalyn Carr, Jonathan McReynolds Top Honorees

Lauren Daigle

Lauren Daigle‘s chart-topping Look Up Child project earned her two nominations when the Grammy nominations were called Friday morning (Dec. 7). The album was nominated for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album, while her song “You Say,” which she penned alongside Paul Mabry and Jason Ingram, was nominated for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song.

Other artists earning double nominations include Tori Kelly, who earned Best Gospel Album for Hiding Place, and “Never Alone,” ft. Kirk Franklin, was nominated for Best Gospel Performance/Song.

Jekalyn Carr and Jonathan McReynolds were also nominated in the same gospel categories, with Carr earning two nods for the album One Nation Under God, and the track “You Will Win.” McReynolds is nominated for Best Gospel Album for Make Room, as well as Best Gospel Performance/Song for “Cycles” ft. DOE.

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, contemporary Christian music, including pop, rap/hip hop, or rock recordings.

LOOK UP CHILD
Lauren Daigle

HALLELUJAH HERE BELOW
Elevation Worship

LIVING WITH A FIRE
Jesus Culture

SURROUNDED
Michael W. Smith

SURVIVOR: LIVE FROM HARDING PRISON
Zach Williams

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
This award is given to the artist(s) and songwriter(s) (for new compositions) for the best contemporary Christian pop, Christian rap/hip-hop, or Christian rock single or track.

RECKLESS LOVE
Cory Asbury; Cory Asbury, Caleb Culver & Ran Jackson, songwriters

YOU SAY
Lauren Daigle; Lauren Daigle, Jason Ingram & Paul Mabury, songwriters

JOY.
for KING & COUNTRY; Ben Glover, Matt Hales, Stephen Blake Kanicka, Seth Moslely, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone & Tedd Tjornhom, songwriters

GRACE GOT YOU
MercyMe Featuring John Reuben; David Garcia, Ben Glover, MercyMe, Solomon Olds & John Reuben, songwriters

KNOWN
Tauren Wells; Ethan Hulse, Jordan Sapp & Tauren Wells, songwriters

Best Gospel Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, traditional or contemporary/R&B gospel music recordings.

ONE NATION UNDER GOD
Jekalyn Carr

HIDING PLACE
Tori Kelly

MAKE ROOM
Jonathan McReynolds

THE OTHER SIDE
The Walls Group

A GREAT WORK
Brian Courtney Wilson

Best Gospel Performance/Song

YOU WILL WIN
Jekalyn Carr

WON’T HE DO IT
Koryn Hawthorne

NEVER ALONE
Tori Kelly Ft. Kirk Franklin

CYCLES
Jonathan McReynolds Ft. DOE

A GREAT WORK
Brian

Best Roots Gospel Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, traditional/roots gospel music, including country, Southern gospel, bluegrass, and Americana recordings.

UNEXPECTED
Jason Crabb

CLEAR SKIES
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound

FAVORITES: REVISITED BY REQUEST
The Isaacs

STILL STANDING
The Martins

LOVE LOVE LOVE
Gordon Mote

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Jessica Nicholson serves as the Managing Editor for MusicRow magazine. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at [email protected]

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