Maverick City Music was last night announced as the winner of four awards at the 65th GRAMMY Awards at the ceremony in Los Angeles. The group, alongside singer Kirk Franklin, won Best Gospel Performance/Song for their song 'Kingdom', Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for 'Fear Is Not My Future', Best Gospel Album for 'Kingdom Book One Deluxe' and Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for 'Breathe'. Best Roots Gospel Album was awarded to 'The Urban Hymnal' by Tennessee State University Marching Band.
Maverick City Music, who also performed live at the awards ceremony, responded on Instagram by saying "Wow!! Fam!! We are incredibly honored and grateful to our Father for using us in this space and to YOU for always supporting us! This is only the beginning".
Best Gospel Performance/Song - Kingdom - Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song - Fear Is Not My Future - Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin
Best Gospel Album - Kingdom Book One Deluxe - Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album - Breathe - Maverick City Music
Best Roots Gospel Album - The Urban Hymnal - Tennessee State University Marching Band
"Maverick City started with a dream to make space for folk that would otherwise live in their own separate worlds. To break the unspoken rules that exist in the CCM and Gospel World! But I think more importantly to be a mega phone for a community of creatives that have been pushed to the margins of the industry of Church Music. What brings us together, and that sound that is vivaciously smacking you in the face the first time you hit play on on a Maverick track. Isn’t the sound of a community that centered around their deprivation, it’s the audacious sound of true belonging: The beautiful harmony of long lost family."