By Robert M. Marovich

Here are the 66th Annual GRAMMY Award winners in the various gospel categories. It is noteworthy that African American gospel artists won each of the Gospel and Christian categories:

Best Gospel Performance/Song
Kirk Franklin: “All Things”

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
Lecrae & Tasha Cobbs Leonard: “Your Power”

Best Gospel Album
Tye Tribbett: All Things New: Live In Orlando

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Lecrae: Church Clothes 4

Best Roots Gospel Album
Blind Boys of Alabama: Echoes of the South

Lifetime Achievement Award
The Clark Sisters

In addition, there are gospel selections on the various artists album that won both Best Historical Album and Best Album Notes:
Written In Their Soul: The Stax Songwriter Demos (Craft Recordings)

Finally, the winner of Best Jazz Performance is Samara Joy (“Tight”). She is the granddaughter of Philadelphia gospel legends Elder Goldwire and Ruth McLendon.

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!



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Written by : 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.