Along with honoring mainstream artists such as Adele, Beyonce and Justin Bieber with nods on Tuesday, The Recording Academy also recognized singers in the Christian and gospel music industry who’ve had great success this year.
Among those honored is Centricity Music artist Lauren Daigle who received her second career Grammy nomination for “Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song” for her hit, “Trust in You,” off of her award-winning album, How Can It Be.
Crowder’s latest album, American Prodigal, also garnered a nomination for the category “Best Contemporary Christian Music Album.” The recognition marked his third-consecutive Grammy nomination following his wins for his first solo album, Neon Steeple.
Newcomer Zach Williams also received his first nomination for the No. 1 single “Chain Breaker.” His hit song was recognized in the “Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song” category.
Seven-time Grammy Award-winner Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum released her first Christian album, Love Remains, this year and received nominations in two categories. For “Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song” for her debut single, “Thy Will” and for “Best Contemporary Christian Music Album.”
The 2017 Grammy Awards will be hosted by James Corden and broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017.
The 59th annual Grammy nominees for Christian and gospel albums are listed below:
Best Gospel Performance/Song
“It’s Alright, It’s Ok” by Shirley Caesar Featuring Anthony Hamilton
“You’re Bigger [Live]” Jekalyn Carr
“Made A Way [Live]” Travis Greene
“God Provides” Tamela Mann
“Better” Hezekiah Walker
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
“Trust In You” Lauren Daigle
“Priceless” For King & Country
“King Of The World” Natalie Grant
“Thy Will” Hillary Scott & The Scott Family
“Chain Breaker” Zach Williams
Best Gospel Album
Listen, Tim Bowman Jr.
Fill This House, Shirley Caesar
A Worshipper’s Heart [Live], Todd Dulaney
Losing My Religion, Kirk Franklin
Demonstrate [Live], William Murphy
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Poets & Saints, All Sons & Daughters
American Prodigal, Crowder
Be One, Natalie Grant
Youth Revival [Live], Hillsong Young & Free
Love Remains. Hillary Scott & The Scott Family
Best Roots Gospel Album
Better Together, Gaither Vocal Band
Nature’s Symphony In 432, The Isaacs
Hymns And Songs Of Inspiration, Gordon Mote
God Don’t Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson, (Various Artists); Jeffrey Gaskill, producer