A trio of contemporary artists lead nominations for the Christian genre at the 2020 Grammy Awards.
Music maestro, Kirk Franklin, Australian duo for KING & COUNTRY, and Christian pop singer Danny Gokey as well as Gloria Gaynor grabbed two nominations each to the upcoming ceremony, the Recording Academy said.
This is the biggest awards scheme in the Music industry worldwide and will be held on January 26, 2020 at city of Los Angeles.
Earlier this year, for KING & COUNTRY’s “God Only Knows” earned the Dove Awards for Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year. The song comes off “Burn The Ships,” which the group created by “saying every single song needs to have the heartbeat of a personal story.”
Gokey earned his second and third career nominations while for KING & COUNTRY, a two-time Grammy winner, earned its fifth and sixth.
Franklin, a 14-time Grammy winner, landed nods in Best Gospel Performance/Song (for “Love Theory”) and Best Gospel Album (for “Long Live Love”).
Check out the full nominations as far as gospel music is concerned.
1. Best Gospel Performance/Song
- “Love Theory” — Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, songwriter
- “Talkin’ ‘Bout Jesus” — Gloria Gaynor featuring Yolanda Adams; Bryan Fowler, Gloria Gaynor and Chris Stevens, songwriters
- “See The Light” — Travis Greene featuring Jekalyn Carr
- “Speak The Name” — Koryn Hawthorne featuring Natalie Grant
- “This Is A Move (Live)” — Tasha Cobbs Leonard; Tony Brown, Brandon Lake, Tasha Cobbs Leonard and Nate Moore, songwriters
2. Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
- “Only Jesus” — Casting Crowns; Mark Hall, Bernie Herms and Matthew West, songwriters
- “God Only Knows” — for KING & COUNTRY and Dolly Parton; Josh Kerr, Jordan Reynolds, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, and Tedd Tjornhom, songwriters
- “Haven’t Seen It Yet” — Danny Gokey; Danny Gokey, Ethan Hulse, and Colby Wedgeworth, songwriters
- “God’s Not Done With You (Single Version)” — Tauren Wells
- “Rescue Story” — Zach Williams; Ethan Hulse, Andrew Ripp, Jonathan Smith and Zach Williams, songwriters
3. Best Gospel Album
- “Long Live Love” — Kirk Franklin
- “Goshen” — Donald Lawrence Presents The Tri-City Singers
- “Tunnel Vision” — Gene Moore
- “Settle Here” — William Murphy
- “Something’s Happening! A Christmas Album” — CeCe Winans
4. Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
- “I Know A Ghost” — Crowder
- “Burn The Ships” — for KING & COUNTRY
- “Haven’t Seen It Yet” — Danny Gokey
- “The Elements” — TobyMac
- “Holy Roar” — Chris Tomlin
5. Best Roots Gospel Album
- “Deeper Roots: Where The Bluegrass Grows” — Steven Curtis Chapman
- “Testimony” — Gloria Gaynor
- “Deeper Oceans” — Joseph Habedank
- “His Name Is Jesus” — Tim Menzies
- “Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout” — Various artists