Grammy Nominees Announced!
The Grammy nominees for 2018 have been announced and in the gospel categories there are some well deserved nods to our favorites!
Category 36 – 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.)
Too Hard Not To – Tina Campbell (Tina Campbell; Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters)
You Deserve It – JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise Featuring Bishop Cortez Vaughn (JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise Featuring Bishop Cortez Vaughn; David Bloom, JJ Hairston, Phontane Demond Reed & Cortez Vaughn, songwriters)
Better Days – Le’Andria (Le’Andria)
My Life – The Walls Group (The Walls Group; Warryn Campbell, Eric Dawkins, Damien Farmer, Damon Thomas, Ahjah Walls & Darrel Walls, songwriters)
Never Have To Be Alone – CeCe Winans (CeCe Winans; Dwan Hill & Alvin Love III, songwriters)
Category 38 – Best Gospel Album
(This award is given to the artist(s) and any producer(s) or engineer(s) responsible for at least 51% playing time of an album containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, traditional or contemporary/R&B gospel music recordings.)
Crossover: Live From Music City – Travis Greene
Bigger Than Me – Le’Andria
Close – Marvin Sapp
Sunday Song – Anita Wilson
Let Them Fall In Love – CeCe Winans
In other categories, some related favorites:
The Hidden Figures Soundtrack which features Kim Burrell on “I See Victory” is nominated for Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media. PJ Morton is nominated in two categories, Best R&B Song for “First Began” and Best R&B Album for Gumbo. For Best Traditional R&B Performance, Mali Music and The Baylor Project both received nominations.