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2022 GRAMMY Gospel nominations are out ... Tauren Wells, Cece Winans & Maverick City Music top list

It's that time of the year again, The GRAMMY Gospel nominations were announced this week and we got reactions from some nominees.


Dante Bowie - Found out today I’m nominated for 5 @recordingacademy . 2 of my own for (joyful and voice of God) and 3 with my @maverickcitymusic family. I’m feeling blessed man

Elevation Worship - What an absolute honor to be nominated alongside these artists and their songs 🧡 @maverickcitymusic fam…look what came out of that OCB! We feel immense gratitude that songs coming from our church have connected with and touched so many of you. Thank you @recordingacademy!

Tauren Wells - Overwhelmed and elated. 🤯 I was not expecting these nominations but I am so incredibly grateful.

The Recording Academy decided to make a distinction between Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) and Gospel music after determining that there were "two distinct wings to the gospel house: Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) and Urban or Soul Gospel. Additionally, it was determined that the word "Gospel" tends to conjure up the images and sounds of traditional soul gospel and not CCM. With this in mind, it was decided not only to rename each of the categories, but also the entire [genre] field. It was determined that album and songwriting categories are of highest importance; Gospel and CCM each now have one category for each". As a result, the previous gospel album categories were combined into the Best Gospel Album (for soul and urban contemporary gospel music) and Best Contemporary Christian Music Album categories.

Best Gospel Performance/Song

  • "Voice Of God" - Dante Bowe Featuring Steffany Gretzinger & Chandler Moore; Dante Bowe, Tywan Mack, Jeff Schneeweis & Mitch Wong, songwriters

  • "Joyful" - Dante Bowe; Dante Bowe & Ben Schofield, songwriters

  • "Help" - Anthony Brown & Group Therapy; Anthony Brown & Darryl Woodson, songwriters

  • "Never Lost" - CeCe Winans

  • "Wait On You" - Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music; Dante Bowe, Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, Tiffany Hudson, Brandon Lake & Chandler Moore, songwriters

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

  • "We Win" - Kirk Franklin & Lil Baby; Kirk Franklin, Dominique Jones, Cynthia Nunn & Justin Smith, songwriters

  • "Hold Us Together (Hope Mix)" - H.E.R. & Tauren Wells; Josiah Bassey, Dernst Emile & H.E.R., songwriters

  • "Man Of Your Word" - Chandler Moore & KJ Scriven; Jonathan Jay, Nathan Jess & Chandler Moore, songwriters

  • "Believe For It" - CeCe Winans; Dwan Hill, Kyle Lee, CeCe Winans & Mitch Wong, songwriters

  • "Jireh" - Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music Featuring Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine; Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine, songwriters

Best Gospel Album

  • Changing Your Story - Jekalyn Carr

  • Royalty: Live At The Ryman - Tasha Cobbs Leonard

  • Jubilee: Juneteenth Edition - Maverick City Music

  • Jonny X Mali: Live In LA - Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music

  • Believe For It - CeCe Winans

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

  • No Stranger - Natalie Grant

  • Feels Like Home Vol. 2 - Israel & New Breed

  • The Blessing (Live) - Kari Jobe

  • Citizen Of Heaven (Live) - Tauren Wells

  • Old Church Basement - Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music

Best Roots Gospel Album

  • Alone With My Faith - Harry Connick, Jr.

  • That's Gospel, Brother - Gaither Vocal Band

  • Keeping On - Ernie Haase & Signature Sound

  • Songs For The Times - The Isaacs

  • My Savior - Carrie Underwood

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