Grammy Nominations For Matt Maher, Israel Houghton & Newbread, Tobymac

Dec 08 2015

The Recording Academy announced the nominations for the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards yesterday. In the Christian and Gospel genres, Matt Maher received three nominations whilst Israel Houghton & Newbread and Tobymac both received two nominations.

Other artists nominated include Third Day, Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Kirk Franklin, Francesca Battistelli, Jason Crabb and Lauren Daigle, who each garnered one nomination.

The awards will be held on February 15, 2016 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast live on CBS from 8-11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Maher was nominated twice in the "Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song" category for his No. 1 single "Because He Lives (Amen)" - as the performer and co-writer - and as a co-writer for Third Day's "Soul On Fire." Maher's album Saints And Sinners was also nominated for "Best Contemporary Christian Music Album." He has now received eight GRAMMY nominations in his career.

Chris Tomlin's "Love Ran Red" is nominated for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album while Crowder's "Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)" is up for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song.

This marks 11 GRAMMY nominations for Tomlin, who previously won this award in 2012 for his album "And If Our God Is For Us..." This nomination marks the second consecutive nod in this category for Crowder who was recognized last year for “Come As You Are,” also found on Neon Steeple.

Best Gospel Performance/Song
Worth [Live] - Anthony Brown & Group Therapy; Anthony Brown, songwriter
Wanna Be Happy? - Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, songwriter
Intentional - Travis Greene; Travis Greene, songwriter
How Awesome Is Our God [Live] - Israel & Newbreed Featuring Yolanda Adams; Neville Diedericks, Israel Houghton & Meleasa Houghton, songwriters
Worth Fighting For [Live] - Brian Courtney Wilson; Aaron Lindsey & Brian Courtney Wilson, songwriters

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
Holy Spirit - Francesca Battistelli
Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains) - Crowder; Ed Cash, David Crowder & Seth Philpott, songwriters
Because He Lives (Amen) - Matt Maher
Soul On Fire - Third Day Featuring All Sons & Daughters; Tai Anderson, Brenton Brown, David Carr, Mark Lee, Matt Maher & Mac Powell, songwriters
Feel It - Tobymac Featuring Mr. Talkbox; Cary Barlowe, David Arthur Garcia & Toby McKeehan, songwriters

Best Gospel Album
Destined To Win [Live] - Karen Clark Sheard
Living It - Dorinda Clark-Cole
One Place Live - Tasha Cobbs
Covered: Alive In Asia [Live] (Deluxe) - Israel & Newbreed
Life Music: Stage Two - Jonathan McReynolds

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Whatever The Road - Jason Crabb
How Can It Be - Lauren Daigle
Saints And Sinners - Matt Maher
This Is Not A Test - Tobymac
Love Ran Red - Chris Tomlin

Best Roots Gospel Album
Still Rockin' My Soul - The Fairfield Four
Pray Now - Karen Peck & New River
Directions Home (Songs We Love, Songs You Know) - Point Of Grace

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