ELEVATION WORSHIP and MAVERICK CITY MUSIC Win Best Contemporary Christian Music Album | GRAMMYs 2022
The 64th annual Grammy Awards took place Sunday. It was held in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, hosted Trevor Noah who also hosted the 2021 ceremony. Maverick City took home a big prizes on the night especially in the Christian and Gospel space and they also performed a music medley which made history.
Alton Eugene of Maverick City Music
“This group was created for those who were marginalised, unheard, and rejected in this space, to be heard and have a space," said in the acceptance speech. “All of us on this stage represent that.”
Dante Bowie also weighed in below:
“I give God all the glory, and I feel like this win is for every black kid that feels misunderstood because of where they come from and what they’ve gone through,” says Bowe on his GRAMMY win for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album with Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music. “This is bigger than me, it’s for the culture. Breaking records is the new norm. Now I feel like I can accomplish anything!”
Maverick City Music also recently released details of their co-headline arena tour dates with Kirk Franklin. The tour was officially names "Kingdom",
The tour starts on June 1st and wand will go through 37 cities in North America including Atlanta, Toronto, Nashville, Los Angeles and closing in Denver, CO July 31st. Other acts include Jonathan McReynolds and Housefires. Elevation also released their latest album LION and are also embarking on a new tour.
Other winners were also announced in the Christian/ Gospel categories
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.
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 - WINNNER 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 This award is given to the artist(s) and songwriter(s) (for new compositions) for the best contemporary Christian music single or track, (including pop, rap/hip-hop, Latin, or rock.)
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 - WINNER 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 For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, traditional or contemporary/R&B gospel music recordings.
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 - WINNER CeCe Winans
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, Latin, or rock recordings.
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 - WINNER Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music
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.
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 - WINNER Carrie Underwood