– Provident Entertainment’s family of artists, labels, songwriters, and publishers are pleased to share they received 16 GRAMMY Award nominations for the 63rd GRAMMY Awards®. All nominees were announced live today by the Recording Academy® via Grammy.com. Tauren Wells leads the pack with three nominations, with Travis Greene and Zach Williams each receiving two nominations for both artist performance and songwriter. Kirk Franklin, Kierra Sheard, Rodney Jerkins, Melvin Crispell III, Mali Music, and Essential Publishing writers Jonathan Smith, Chuck Butler, Chris Brown, and Steven Furtick each received one nomination. Below is a complete list of all Provident Entertainment nominees and categories. The 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on Sunday, January 31, 2021, on the CBS Television Network, and will be hosted by Trevor Noah. For a full list of all the nominees, visit grammy.com.  About Provident Entertainment: Provident Entertainment, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, is home to Provident Label Group, RCA Inspiration, Essential Worship, and Essential Music Publishing, along with Provident Films. The label group is home to an artist roster including Casting Crowns, Zach Williams, Koryn Hawthorne, Kirk Franklin, Travis Greene, Matt Maher, Matthew West, Marvin Sapp, Tauren Wells, and more. Provident Entertainment operates under the umbrella of Sony Music Nashville. Find out more at ProvidentEntertainment.com.  BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC PERFORMANCE/SONG* “Sunday Morning” – Lecrae feat. Kirk Franklin (writers) Denishia Andrews, Jones Terrence Antonio, Saint Bodhi, Brittany Coney, Kirk Franklin, LaShanna Harris, Shama Joseph, Stuart Lowery, Lecrae Moore, and Nathanael Saint-Fleur  “The Blessing” (Live) – Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, and Elevation Worship(writers) Chris Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe Carnes, and Steven Furtick“Famous For (I Believe)” – Tauren Wells feat. Jenn Johnson(writers) Chuck Butler, Krissy Nordhoff, Jordan Sapp, Alexis Slifer, and Tauren Wells“There Was Jesus” – Zach Wiliams & Dolly Parton(writers) Casey Beatheard, Jonathan Smith, and Zach Williams* This award is given to the artist(s) and songwriter(s) (for new compositions) for the best contemporary Christian pop, Christian rap/hip-hop, or Christian rock single or trackBEST GOSPEL ALBUMˆ

KIERRA – Kierra SheardˆFor albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, traditional or contemporary/R&B gospel music recordings.
BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC ALBUM

Citizen Of Heaven– Tauren Wells 

BEST GOSPEL PERFORMANCE/SONG**“Wonderful Is Your Name” – Melvin Crispell III”Come Together” – Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins Presents: The Good News(writers) Lashawn Daniels, Rodney Jerkins, Lecrae Moore, and Jazz Nixon “Won’t Let Go” – Travis Greene(writer) Travis Greene “Movin’ On” – Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music(writers) Darryl L. Howell, Jonathan Caleb McReynolds, Kortney Jamaal Pollard, and Terrell Demetrius Wilson **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
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