The Grammy’s are widely thought of as the ultimate award for a musician. Since 1958 musicians and recording artists look forward to the annual ceremony. Each year the best Christian music artists recognized with at the Grammys. There are five categories and each nomination is an honor.
International music awards
The Grammy for Best Gospel Performance/Song was given to Kirk Franklin for his song, “Love Theory.” He was awarded for writing and performing the best traditional track. Kirk Franklin also won for Best Gospel Album of the year for 2020. His album, “Long Live Love”, was chosen this year.
Kirk Franklin gave praise to “Jesus the King because it is all about Him” at his acceptance speech for the award for Best Gospel Performance for his song “Love Theory” at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles.
“Gospel music has so many incredible talents and I’m so humbled to be in that category with some of the greatest to ever do it,” said the singer at the 2020 Grammy Awards. “I am such a fan of all these incredible men and women that I get to tell the world about Jesus the King because it is all about Him, amen?”
For King & Country won two awards at the Grammys. The band won Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for their song “God Only Knows.” They partnered with Dolly Parton to create the song. The second Grammy For King & Country won was Best Christian Music Album for “Burn The Ships.”
The Best Roots Gospel Album winner was given to Gloria Gaynor for Testimony. For Gospel music fans these wonderful stars represent a tiny tip of a huge international industry. The Grammy’s have redefined their Christian music category over the years “changes to the field were made in the interest of clarifying the criteria, representing the current culture and creative DNA of the gospel and Contemporary Christian Music communities, and better reflecting the diversity and authenticity of today’s gospel music industry”.
Not just the Grammys
There are many other Gospel music awards and in the USA the Dove Awards are the most comprehensive. They incorporate many more categories including hip-hop, bluegrass, jazz, and choir. When Gospel musicians define themselves the message that they want to impart will be even more profound.
Across the globe, there are many award ceremonies but each year the LoveWorld International Music Awards (LIMA) just keep getting more amazing than ever. The recent show that was held at the end of November was tipped to be hotter than fire. The glow was felt for weeks after.
These talented musicians are so much more than recording artists they are ‘Musical Ministers of the Gospel.’ Their craft is honed and they are given direction by Evangelist Kathy Woghiren at the ‘LoveWorld Ministry of Art and Music.’ There are many traditional and contemporary sounds fused with the idea of spreading the message of the Gospel. They can be heard across the airwaves and in the Church of Christ Embassy.
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