Gospel and Christian Grammy Awards 2018 Winners

The Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the mainly English-language music industry.

The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. It shares recognition of the music industry as that of the other performance awards such as the Academy Awards (film), the Emmy Awards (television), and the Tony Awards (theater).

The Grammy Awards nominations for Gospel and Christian categories this year is a hard one.

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 & 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
Le’Andria

• 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

 

The winner was  Cece

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 pop, Christian rap/hip-hop, or Christian rock single or track.)

• Oh My Soul
Casting Crowns; Mark Hall, Bernie Herms & Nichole Nordeman, 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

 

The winner was

Hillsong Worship What a Beautiful Name.

Best Gospel Album
(For albums 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

The winner was Cece:

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, or rock recordings.)

• Rise
Danny Gokey

• Echoes (Deluxe Edition)
Matt Maher

• Lifer
MercyMe

• Hills And Valleys
Tauren Wells

• Chain Breaker
Zach Williams

The winner was Zach Williams Chain Breaker

 

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.)

• 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

The winner was Reba McEntire

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3 comments

  1. While CeCe Winans deserves much respect for her contributions to Gospel music, it is very unsettling to see the same names constantly win in the Gospel categories when the genre has so beautifully evolved with creative and innovative artists who continue the cause of Christ.

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