The Recording Academy Announces 60th GRAMMY Nominees

Congratulations to the 60th GRAMMY nominees in the Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music categories:

36. Best Gospel Performance/Song
• Too Hard Not To
Tina Campbell; Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters

• You Deserve It
JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise Featuring Bishop Cortez Vaughn; David Bloom, JJ Hairston, Phontane Demond Reed & Cortez Vaughn, songwriters

• Better Days

• My Life
The Walls Group; Warryn Campbell, Eric Dawkins, Damien Farmer, Damon Thomas, Ahjah Walls & Darrel Walls, songwriters

• Never Have To Be Alone
CeCe Winans; Dwan Hill & Alvin Love III, songwriters

37. Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
• Oh My Soul
Casting Crowns; Mark Hall & Bernie Herms, songwriters

• Clean
Natalie Grant; Natalie Grant, songwriter

• What A Beautiful Name
Hillsong Worship; Ben Fielding & Brooke Ligertwood, songwriters

• Even If
MercyMe; David Garcia, Ben Glover, Crystal Lewis, MercyMe & Tim Timmons, songwriters

• Hills And Valleys
Tauren Wells; Chuck Butler, Jonathan Smith & Tauren Wells, songwriters

38. Best Gospel Album
• Crossover: Live From Music City
Travis Greene

• Bigger Than Me

• Close
Marvin Sapp

• Sunday Song
Anita Wilson

• Let Them Fall In Love
CeCe Winans

39. Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
• Rise
Danny Gokey

• Echoes (Deluxe Edition)
Matt Maher

• Lifer

• Hills And Valleys
Tauren Wells

• Chain Breaker
Zach Williams

40. Best Roots Gospel Album
• The Best Of The Collingsworth Family – Volume 1
The Collingsworth Family

• Give Me Jesus
Larry Cordle

• Resurrection
Joseph Habedank

• Sing It Now: Songs Of Faith & Hope
Reba McEntire

• Hope For All Nations
Karen Peck & New River

Other gospel-related nominations:

45. Best American Roots Performance
• Let My Mother Live
Blind Boys Of Alabama

67. Best Album Notes
• Washington Phillips And His Manzarene Dreams
Michael Corcoran, album notes writer (Washington Phillips)

68. Best Historical Album
• Washington Phillips And His Manzarene Dreams
Michael Corcoran, April G. Ledbetter & Steven Lance Ledbetter, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Washington Phillips)

The complete list of nominees and information about the 60th GRAMMY Awards are at

About Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.

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