Gospel’s Grammy Winners

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Kirk Franklin and Mary Mary were among several gospel artists presented with Grammy Awards during last night’s awards show.

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Feb. 10, 2009 — Gospel artist Kirk Franklin led the list of gospel winners at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards.

During a pre-telecast ceremony, Franklin was awarded Grammys for Best Gospel Song for his “Help Me Believe” and Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album for The Fight of My Life. In addition, contemporary gospel duo Mary Mary won Best Gospel Performance for their song “Get Up.”

Among the other gospel winners were Toby Mac, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Cece Winans and the Gaither Vocal Band. A full list of gospel nominees and winners is below.


Gospel/Inspirational Grammy Award Winners:
*Winners are noted with an asterisk

Best Gospel Performance

* “Get Up,” Mary Mary
“I Understand,” Kim Burrell, Rance Allen, Bebe Winans & Mariah Carey
“East To West,” Casting Crowns
“Shall We Gather At The River,” Take 6
“Waging War,” CeCe Winans

Best Gospel Song

* “Help Me Believe,” Kirk Franklin, songwriter (Kirk Franklin)
“Cover Me,” James L. Moss, songwriter (21:03 With Fred Hammond, Smokie Norful & J Moss)
“Get Up,” Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell, Warryn Campbell & Eric Dawkins, songwriters (Mary Mary)
“Give Me Your Eyes,” Brandon Heath & Jason Ingram, songwriters (Brandon Heath)
“You Reign,” Jim Bryson, Steven Curtis Chapman, Nathan Cochran, Barry Graul, Bart Millard, Mike Scheuchzer & Robby Shaffer, songwriters (MercyMe)

Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album

* Alive And Transported, TobyMac
, After Edmund
Our World Redeemed
, Flame
We Need Each Other
, Sanctus Real
Rock What You Got
, Superchick

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album

* Thy Kingdom Come, CeCe Winans
This Moment
, Steven Curtis Chapman
What If We
, Brandon Heath
Opposite Way
, Leeland
Hello Love
, Chris Tomlin

Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album

* Lovin’ Life, Gaither Vocal Band
Room for More, Booth Brothers
Steps to Heaven
, Charlie Louvin
Hymned Again
, Bart Millard
Ephesians One
, Karen Peck & New River

Best Traditional Gospel Album

* Down in New Orleans, The Blind Boys of Alabama
I’ll Say Yes
, The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
Take it Back
, Dorinda Clark-Cole
Deitrick Haddon Presents . . . Together In Worship
, Voices Of Unity
Bishop Charles E. Blake Presents… No Limit
, The West Angeles COGIC Mass Choir

Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album

* The Fight of My Life, Kirk Franklin
, Jason Champion
The Sound
, Mary Mary
Donald Lawrence
Introduces: Family Prayer, The Murrills
Stand Out
, Tye Tribbett & G.A.

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