The 2023 Grammy Nominations Are In!



The 2023 Grammy nominations were announced recently.


The eligibility period for the 65th GRAMMY Awards was from Oct. 1, 2021 to Sept. 30, 2022. All eligible awards entries must have been released within this timeframe.


Here are the nominees in the gospel and Contemporary Christian categories:


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.

  • Positive Erica Campbell; Erica Campbell, Warryn Campbell & Juan Winans, songwriters


  • When I Pray DOE; Dominique Jones & Dewitt Jones, songwriters


  • Kingdom Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, Jonathan Jay, Chandler Moore & Jacob Poole, songwriters


  • The Better Benediction PJ Morton Featuring Zacardi Cortez, Gene Moore, Samoht, Tim Rogers & Darrel Walls; PJ Morton, songwriter


  • Get Up Tye Tribbett; Brandon Jones, Christopher Michael Stevens, Thaddaeus Tribbett & Tye Tribbett, songwriters


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 music single or track, (including pop, rap/hip-hop, Latin, or rock.)

  • God Really Loves Us (Radio Version) Crowder Featuring Dante Bowe and Maverick City Music; Dante Bowe, David Crowder, Ben Glover & Jeff Sojka, songwriters



  • So Good DOE; Chuck Butler, Dominique Jones & Ethan Hulse, songwriters


  • For God Is With Us for KING & COUNTRY & Hillary Scott; Josh Kerr, Jordan Reynolds, Joel Smallbone & Luke Smallbone, songwriters


  • Fear Is Not My Future Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, Nicole Hannel, Jonathan Jay, Brandon Lake & Hannah Shackelford, songwriters


  • Holy Forever Chris Tomlin; Jason Ingram, Brian Johnson, Jenn Johnson, Chris Tomlin & Phil Wickham, songwriters


  • Hymn Of Heaven (Radio Version) Phil Wickham; Chris Davenport, Bill Johnson, Brian Johnson & Phil Wickham, songwriters


Best Gospel Album

For albums containing greater than 50% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, traditional or contemporary/R&B gospel music recordings.

  • Die To Live Maranda Curtis

  • Breakthrough: The Exodus (Live) Ricky Dillard

  • Clarity DOE

  • One Deluxe Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin

  • All Things New Tye Tribbett

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

For albums containing greater than 50% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, contemporary Christian music, including pop, rap/hip hop, Latin, or rock recordings.

  • Lion Elevation Worship

  • Breathe Maverick City Music

  • Life After Death TobyMac

  • Always Chris Tomlin

  • My Jesus Anne Wilson

Best Roots Gospel Album

For albums containing greater than 50% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, traditional/roots gospel music, including country, Southern gospel, bluegrass, and Americana recordings.

  • Let's Just Praise The Lord Gaither Vocal Band

  • Confessio - Irish American Roots Keith & Kristyn Getty

  • The Willie Nelson Family Willie Nelson

  • 2:22 Karen Peck & New River

  • The Urban Hymnal Tennessee State University Marching Band

The 2023 GRAMMYs will take place on on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023 and will broadcast live on the CBS Television Network and stream live and on-demand on Paramount+ at 8-11:30 p.m. ET/5-8:30 p.m. PT.

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