TobyMac, Kirk Franklin and Francesca Battistelli Win Grammy Awards

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Some of our favourite Christian artists have been awarded Grammy Awards today, and we couldn’t be happier for them.

The ‘Best Gospel Album’ went to Israel & Newbreed for their album ‘Covered: Alive In Asia’, while the Grammy for Best Contemporary Christian Album went to TobyMac for ‘This Is Not A Test’.

Kirk Franklin who won the Best Gospel Performance/Song Grammy spoke to Billboard on the red carpet where he announced he was going on tour to celebrate 20 years in the music industry.

Francesca Battistelli couldn’t believe that she’d be awarded the Grammy for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song, posting on Instagram “IS THIS LIFE REAL???”.

IS THIS REAL LIFE?!!!

A photo posted by Francesca Battistelli (@francescamusic) on

Another one of our favourite red carpet moments was Billboard’s interview with TobyMac, who said of the diversity in genres honoured at the Grammys, “I’ve always thought my music was for everybody. Sure I write from a faith perspective, but it’s about life, it’s about relationships and the struggle with relationships….It’s about how faith plays a role in all that. So I just think this is where we need to be.”

Full list of Contemporary Christian and Gospel Grammy Winners

Best Gospel Performance/Song
“Worth” [Live], Anthony Brown & Group Therapy
WINNER: “Wanna Be Happy?” Kirk Franklin
“Intentional,” Travis Greene
“How Awesome Is Our God” [Live], Israel & Newbreed Featuring Yolanda Adams
“Worth Fighting For” [Live],” Brian Courtney Wilson

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
WINNER:”Holy Spirit,” Francesca Battistelli
“Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains),” Crowder
“Because He Lives (Amen),” Matt Maher
“Soul On Fire,” Third Day featuring All Sons & Daughters
“Feel It,” Tobymac featuring Mr. Talkbox

Best Gospel Album
“Destined To Win” [Live], Karen Clark Sheard
“Living It,” Dorinda Clark-Cole
“One Place Live,” Tasha Cobbs
WINNER:”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
WINNER: “This Is Not A Test”, Tobymac
“Love Ran Red”, Chris Tomlin

Best Roots Gospel Album
WINNER: “Still Rockin’ My Soul”, The Fairfield Four
“Pray Now”, Karen Peck & New River
“Directions Home (Songs We Love, Songs You Know)”, Point of Grace

Photo via YouTube.com/Billboard

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