Double Grammy Nominations For Cody Carnes, We The Kingdom, Tauren Wells & Ricky Dillard

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The nominations for the 63rd GRAMMY Awards were announced yesterday by the Recording Academy. The 2021 Grammy Award winners will be announced at the ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 31 2021. In The Christian and Gospel categories, there were two nominations for Cody Carnes, We The Kingdom, Tauren Wells and Ricky Dillard.

Worship leader and songwriter Cody Carnes was honored with his first GRAMMY Award nominations receiving two nods for his work this year. He received a nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for his studio album, Run To The Father, which features popular worship songs "Nothing Else," "Christ Be Magnified," and the title track. Carnes was also nominated for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for "The Blessing (Live)."



"I’m so unbelievably honored by these nominations and so grateful that these songs have resonated with people in such a special way this year," shares Cody Carnes on his nominations. "I pray that these nominations mean that the songs have brought the hope of Jesus to people in such a fearful time. What a joy it is to create music for that purpose."

On the heels of a Dove Award win for “New Artist of the Year,” multigenerational family band We The Kingdom earned the first GRAMMY nods of their career. Their eight-week chart-topper, “Holy Water,” was nominated for “Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song,” and their debut full-length album, Holy Water, received a nod for “Best Contemporary Christian Music Album.”



Eight-time GRAMMY nominee and platinum-selling artist Tauren Wells was nominated for two GRAMMY awards - Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance for “Famous For (I Believe),” and Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for Citizen of Heaven.



“I am absolutely stunned with the news of being recognized for two GRAMMY nominations from The Recording Academy,” Tauren says. “Everyone that contributed to the Citizen of Heaven album is so deserving of this honor and I’m humbled to be a part of such a poignant album and message. I’m so grateful!”



A pioneer of contemporary choir music, Ricky Dillard, and his soulful choir earns a GRAMMY nod for Best Gospel Performance/Song for their breakout anthem of the year, "Release (Live)." The song reached number one on both the BDS Gospel Airplay Charts and the Mediabase Published Gospel Chart. Released in May, Dillard's aptly titled album Choirmaster also receives a nomination in the Best Gospel Album category.

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.

WONDERFUL IS YOUR NAME
Melvin Crispell III

RELEASE (LIVE)
Ricky Dillard Featuring Tiff Joy; David Frazier, songwriter

COME TOGETHER
Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins Presents: The Good News; Lashawn Daniels, Rodney Jerkins, Lecrae Moore & Jazz Nixon, songwriters

WON'T LET GO
Travis Greene; Travis Greene, songwriter

MOVIN' ON
Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music; Darryl L. Howell, Jonathan Caleb McReynolds, Kortney Jamaal Pollard & Terrell Demetrius Wilson, 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.

THE BLESSING (LIVE)
Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes & Elevation Worship; Chris Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe Carnes & Steven Furtick, songwriters

SUNDAY MORNING
Lecrae Featuring Kirk Franklin; Denisia Andrews, Jones Terrence Antonio, Saint Bodhi, Brittany Coney, Kirk Franklin, Lasanna Harris, Shama Joseph, Stuart Lowery, Lecrae Moore & Nathanael Saint-Fleur, songwriters

HOLY WATER
We The Kingdom; Andrew Bergthold, Ed Cash, Franni Cash, Martin Cash & Scott Cash, songwriters

FAMOUS FOR (I BELIEVE)
Tauren Wells Featuring Jenn Johnson; Chuck Butler, Krissy Nordhoff, Jordan Sapp, Alexis Slifer & Tauren Wells, songwriters

THERE WAS JESUS
Zach Williams & Dolly Parton; Casey Beathard, Jonathan Smith & Zach Williams, songwriters

Best Gospel Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, traditional or contemporary/R&B gospel music recordings.

2ECOND WIND: READY
Anthony Brown & group therAPy

MY TRIBUTE
Myron Butler

CHOIRMASTER
Ricky Dillard

GOSPEL ACCORDING TO PJ
PJ Morton

KIERRA
Kierra Sheard

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, contemporary Christian music, including pop, rap/hip hop, Latin, or rock recordings.

RUN TO THE FATHER
Cody Carnes

ALL OF MY BEST FRIENDS
Hillsong Young & Free

HOLY WATER
We The Kingdom

CITIZEN OF HEAVEN
Tauren Wells

JESUS IS KING
Kanye West

Best Roots Gospel Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, traditional/roots gospel music, including country, Southern gospel, bluegrass, and Americana recordings.

BEAUTIFUL DAY
Mark Bishop

20/20
The Crabb Family

WHAT CHRISTMAS REALLY MEANS
The Erwins

CELEBRATING FISK! (THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY ALBUM)
Fisk Jubilee Singers

SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound

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