All the Christian music winners received their awards during the pre-show that featured presentations and performances from David Alan Grier, Tyrese Gibson and Elle Varner, the 55th Annual Grammy Awards pre-telecast took place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live Sunday, Feb. 10 in Los Angeles.
Leading the pack of Gospel Music Awards was Matt Redman with wins including Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance and Best Contemporary Christian Music Song for “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord).”
The latter of the two awards, Best Contemporary Christian Music Song, was shared with Israel Houghton in a surprising tie. Houghton accepted the award on stage with Redman for “Your Presence Is Heaven.”
Gospel singing duo and reality TV stars Mary Mary won Best Gospel Song for “Go Get It,” the lead single from their greatest hits collection.
While Tina was not present to accept, Erica Campbell and her husband/producer, Warryn Campbell, accepted the award. Thanking fans and the group’s manager, Mitch, Erica and Warryn said Tina was at home.
Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae won Best Gospel album for “Gravity” and Toby Mac picked up Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for “Eye On It.”
As for Fortune he said, “I didn’t win this year and there could only be one winner! But just being nominated is such a blessing!”
Here’s a list of some of the evenings winners of the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. Many of them were handed out before the evening’s telecast from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Best Latin Pop Album, Rock or Urban Album: MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition, Juanes
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: Eye on It, TobyMac
Best Gospel Album: Gravity, Lecrae
Best Contemporary Christian Music Song: “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord),” Matt Redman (Writers: Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman) & “Your Presence is
Heaven,” Israel and New Breed (Writers: Israel Houghton and Micah Massey)
Best Gospel Song: “Go Get It,” Mary Mary (Writer: Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell and Warryn Campbell)
Best Gospel Contemporary Christian Musical Performance: “10,000 Reason (Bless the Lord)” Matt Redman