In one of the most emotionally charged GRAMMY Award Nights of recent times, Brit music swept up six of the most prestigious prizes thanks to Adele, her song ‘Rolling in the Deep’, album 21 and her music producer, Paul Epworth.
Recently recovered from throat surgery, Adele carried away Album Of The Year, Best Pop Vocal, Best Record, Best Song and Best Short Video, tying her with Beyoncé for the most awards in one night by a female artist.
Top GRAMMY Night award for Chris Tomlin
In the Christian music awards Chris Tomlin’s album ‘And If Our God Is For Us’ took the GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album. Hit song ‘I Lift My Hands’ from the same album - created with Louie Giglio and Matt Maher, received a well deserved nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song.
Acknoweldging Chris Tomlin’s undoubted talent and presence when appearing live, the album ‘And If Our God Is For Us’ featured strongly in the Christian Music Award categories with ‘I Lift My Hands’ again nominated, this time for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance.
Best Gospel Album went to Kirk Franklin for the album ‘Hello Fear’ in a Christian music listing that included strong offerings from Mary Mary (‘Something Big’) and Kim Burrell (‘The Love Album’).
GRAMMY success for Laura Story and 'Blessings'
Other GRAMMY highs for faith based music included Best Contemporary Christian Music Song for ‘Blessings’ by Dove award winner Laura Story. Awarded the top prize for her self-written song from the album of the same name, Laura Story took the top award in a category featuring Christian music’s top writers including Chris Tomlin, for whom she wrote Chris’s 2004 hit ‘Indescribable’.
Other nominations for the Best Contemporary Music Album GRAMMY, deservedly taken by Chris Tomlin’s ‘And If Our God Is For Us’ included US Band Leeland’s ‘The Great Awakening’, and Brandon Heath’s ‘Leaving Eden’.
Music inspired by Max Lucado and Randy Frazee’s NIV Bible retelling ‘The Story’ found nomination success in the Best Gospel/Contemporary Music Performance class with Natalie Grant’s performance of Story track ‘Alive’.
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Quick Guide to Christian Music 2012 GRAMMY Highlights
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album.
- Chris Tomlin: ‘And If Our God Is For Us’ AWARD WINNER!
Best Gospel Song.
- Kirk Franklin: ‘Hello Fear’ from the album 'Hello Fear' AWARD WINNER!
- Mary Mary: 'Sitting With Me' from the album 'Something Big' (nomination)
Best Contemporary Christian Music Song.
- Laura Story: 'Blessings' from the album 'Blessings'. AWARD WINNER!
- Chris Tomlin: ‘I Lift My Hands’ from ‘And If Our God Is For Us’ (nomination)
- Brandon Heath: 'Your Love' from the album 'Leaving Eden'
Best Gospel Album.
- Kirk Franklin: ‘Hello Fear’ AWARD WINNER!
- Mary Mary: 'Something Big'
- Kim Burrell: 'The Love Album'
Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance.
- Chris Tomlin: ‘I Lift My Hands’ from 'And If Our God Is For Us’ (nomination)
- Natalie Grant: 'Alive' from music inspired by 'The Story' (nomination)
- Brandon Heath: 'Your Love' from the album 'Leaving Eden' (nomination)
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February 13th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Les Ellison