Kirk Franklin, Lecrae, Blind Boys of Alabama add new Grammy wins

Kirk Franklin, Lecrae, Blind Boys of Alabama add new Grammy wins

(RNS) — Grammy favorites added to their earlier wins within the gospel & modern Christian music class on the annual awards on Sunday (Feb. 4), with prime honors going to Kirk Franklin, Lecrae, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Tye Tribbett and Blind Boys of Alabama.

Gospel singer Franklin gained his 20th Grammy for his efficiency and songwriting on “All Issues” in the very best gospel efficiency/track class.

Franklin, who gained the one class he was nominated in, stated in an Instagram video earlier than the ceremony that he will get nervous and has “a number of nervousness about award reveals.” The Grammy winner added that he doesn’t prefer to compete towards his buddies, with a nod to a class that included quite a few nominees Franklin has collaborated with previously, together with Marvin Winans, Hezekiah Walker and Karen Clark Sheard.

Clark Sheard gained her personal award with The Clark Sisters, an American gospel vocal group of 5 sisters, who obtained the lifetime achievement award, which was announced prematurely of the ceremonies.

The Clark Sisters have gained two Grammys as a gaggle, and they’re the highest-selling feminine gospel group in historical past.

Lecrae obtained his third and fourth Grammy Sunday evening, taking house finest modern Christian music album for “Church Garments 4″ and sharing an award with Tasha Cobbs Leonard for his or her efficiency of “Your Energy” in the very best modern Christian efficiency/track class.

Musician Lecrae. (Photo by Alex Harper)

Musician Lecrae. (Picture by Alex Harper)

The daddy of three took his daughter to the awards as his date. “I simply wished to be the daddy I by no means had and provides my youngsters experiences. God is past sort,” Lecrae wrote on Instagram after his win.

“Thanks to everybody who performed a component in making this track an incredible software for the dominion!” Cobbs Leonard, one of many few girls to take house a Grammy within the gospel and modern Christian music classes, wrote on Instagram.

Profitable songwriters for “Your Energy” included Alexandria Greenback, Jordan Greenback, Antonio Gardener, Micheal Girgenti, Lasanna “Ace” Harris, David Hein, Deandre Hunter, Dylan Hyde, Christian Louisana, Patrick Darius Combine Jr., Lecrae Moore, Justin Pelham, Jeffrey Lawrence Shannon and Allen Swoope.

Tribbett, who copastors LiVe Church in Orlando, Florida, along with his spouse, Shanté Tribbett, gained his third Grammy, taking house finest gospel album for “All Issues New: Dwell in Orlando.”

The Blind Boys of Alabama gained their sixth Grammy honoring the album “Echoes of the South” in the very best roots gospel album class. The group, which was based in 1939, was additionally nominated for finest Americana efficiency and finest American roots efficiency.

“Echoes of the South” is predicted to be the final album from the longtime chief of the Blind Boys of Alabama, Jimmy Carter, who retired on the age of 91 after singing with the group for 41 years. 

“We’re grateful for what Jimmy has carried out, however we’re going to do nice issues by way of God that has made us,” said Ricky McKinnie, a member of the group, at a press convention after their win. “We thank God for Jimmy Carter and all the guys which have been earlier than him.”

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