2018 Grammy Awards Nominations For Gospel, Christian Contemporary Music

Marcus Lundin Jan 10, 2018 11:58 AM EST
Grammy Awards/The Record Academy

With the 2018 60th Annual Grammy Awards around the corner, it's a good time to catch up on who is nominated for each respective category. Breathecast will narrow down specifically on nominees for the Gospel and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) categories, the winners of which will be presented during the TV-broadcast awards show on CBS on Sunday, Jan. 28. 

The Grammy Awards is organized by the Recording Academy as, "the only peer-presented award to honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position."

All Gospel and CCM categories are featured under field 11, and compete in categories 36-40, featuring several favorite picks as well as a few unexpected nods, hinting at possible surprise winners.

Without further wait, below is the complete list of nominees:

Field 11 - Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music

Category 36 - 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.)

  • "Too Hard Not To"

     Tina Campbell

     Tina Campbell; Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters

  • "You Deserve It"

     JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise Featuring Bishop Cortez Vaughn

     JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise Featuring Bishop Cortez Vaughn; David Bloom, JJ Hairston, Phontane Demond Reed & Cortez Vaughn, songwriters

  • "Better Days"

     Le'Andria

     Le'Andria

  • "My Life"

     The Walls Group

     The Walls Group; Warryn Campbell, Eric Dawkins, Damien Farmer, Damon Thomas, Ahjah Walls & Darrel Walls, songwriters

  • "Never Have To Be Alone"

     CeCe Winans

     CeCe Winans; Dwan Hill & Alvin Love III, songwriters

Category 37 - 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 pop, Christian rap/hip-hop, or Christian rock single or track.)

  • "Oh My Soul"

     Casting Crowns

     Casting Crowns; Mark Hall & Bernie Herms, songwriters

  • "Clean"

     Natalie Grant

     Natalie Grant; Natalie Grant, songwriter

  • "What A Beautiful Name"

     Hillsong Worship

     Hillsong Worship; Ben Fielding & Brooke Ligertwood, songwriters

  • "Even If"

     MercyMe

     MercyMe; David Garcia, Ben Glover, Crystal Lewis, MercyMe & Tim Timmons, songwriters

  • "Hills And Valleys"

     Tauren Wells

     Tauren Wells; Chuck Butler, Jonathan Smith & Tauren Wells, songwriters

Category 38 - Best Gospel Album

(This award is given to the artist(s) and any producer(s) or engineer(s) responsible for at least 51% playing time of an album containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, traditional or contemporary/R&B gospel music recordings.)

  • Crossover: Live From Music City

     Travis Greene

  • Bigger Than Me

     Le'Andria

  • Close

     Marvin Sapp

  • Sunday Song

     Anita Wilson

  • Let Them Fall In Love

     CeCe Winans

Category 39 - Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

(This award is given to the artist(s) and any producer(s) or engineer(s) responsible for at least 51% playing time of an album containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, contemporary Christian music, including pop, rap/hip-hop, or rock recordings. (Subject to eligibility criteria))

  • Rise

     Danny Gokey

  • Echoes (Deluxe Edition)

     Matt Maher

  • Lifer

     MercyMe

  • Hills And Valleys

     Tauren Wells

  • Chain Breaker

     Zach Williams

Category 40 - Best Roots Gospel Album

(This award is given to the artist(s) and any producer(s) or engineer(s) responsible for at least 51% playing time of an album containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, traditional/roots gospel music, including country, Southern gospel, bluegrass, and Americana recordings. (Subject to eligibility criteria))

  • The Best Of The Collingsworth Family - Volume 1

     The Collingsworth Family

     The Collingsworth Family

  • Give Me Jesus

     Larry Cordle

     Larry Cordle

  • Resurrection

     Joseph Habedank

     Joseph Habedank

  • Sing It Now: Songs Of Faith & Hope

     Reba McEntire

     Reba McEntire

  • Hope For All Nations

     Karen Peck & New River

     Karen Peck & New River

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