When the Grammy nominations were announced Tuesday (Nov. 24), Tauren Wells, We The Kingdom, and Ricky Dillard were among the top CCM and Gospel nominees.
Tauren Wells picked up his two latest Grammy nominations, for Best Contemporary Christian Performance/Song, for “Famous For (I Believe)” (ft. Jenn Johnson), and Best Contemporary Christian Music Album, for Citizen of Heaven. He has previously been nominated for five Grammy honors, and was named Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year at this year’s Dove Awards.
Ricky Dillard is also nominated in two categories, for Best Gospel Performance/Song for “Release (LIVE)” featuring Tiff Joy (song written by David Frazier). Dillard is also nominated in the Best Gospel Album category, for Choirmaster.
We The Kingdom is nominated for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song/Performance for “Holy Water,” and Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for their project Holy Water.
Dolly Parton is nominated in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Song/Performance category alongside Zach Williams for their collaboration “There Was Jesus.” Parton won this category last year with her collaboration “God Only Knows” with for King & Country.
See the full list of CCM/Gospel Grammy nominations below:
Best Gospel Performance/Song
This award is given to the artist(s) and songwriter(s) (for new compositions) for the best traditional Christian, roots gospel or contemporary gospel single or track.
- “Wonderful Is Your Name”
Melvin Crispell III
- “Release (Live)”
Ricky Dillard Featuring Tiff Joy; David Frazier, songwriter
- “Come Together”
Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins Presents: The Good News; Lashawn Daniels, Rodney Jerkins, Lecrae Moore & Jazz Nixon, songwriters
- “Won’t Let Go”
Travis Greene; Travis Greene, songwriter
- “Movin’ On”
Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music; Darryl L. Howell, Jonathan Caleb McReynolds, Kortney Jamaal Pollard & Terrell Demetrius Wilson, songwriters
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 music single or track, (including pop, rap/hip-hop, Latin, or rock.
- “The Blessing (Live)”
Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes & Elevation Worship; Chris Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe Carnes & Steven Furtick, songwriters
- “Sunday Morning”
Lecrae Featuring Kirk Franklin; Denisia Andrews, Jones Terrence Antonio, Saint Bodhi, Brittany Coney, Kirk Franklin, Lasanna Harris, Shama Joseph, Stuart Lowery, Lecrae Moore & Nathanael Saint-Fleur, songwriters
- “Holy Water”
We The Kingdom; Andrew Bergthold, Ed Cash, Franni Cash, Martin Cash & Scott Cash, songwriters
- “Famous For (I Believe)”
Tauren Wells Featuring Jenn Johnson; Chuck Butler, Krissy Nordhoff, Jordan Sapp, Alexis Slifer & Tauren Wells, songwriters
- “There Was Jesus”
Zach Williams & Dolly Parton; Casey Beathard, Jonathan Smith & Zach Williams, songwriters
Best Gospel Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, traditional or contemporary/R&B gospel music recordings.
- 2ECOND WIND: READY
Anthony Brown & group therAPy
- MY TRIBUTE
- GOSPEL ACCORDING TO PJ
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, Latin, or rock recordings.
- RUN TO THE FATHER
- ALL OF MY BEST FRIENDS
Hillsong Young & Free
- HOLY WATER
We The Kingdom
- CITIZEN OF HEAVEN
- JESUS IS KING
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.
- BEAUTIFUL DAY
The Crabb Family
- WHAT CHRISTMAS REALLY MEANS
- CELEBRATING FISK! (THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY ALBUM)
Fisk Jubilee Singers
- SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
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