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Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin Win Best Gospel Performance/Song At 2023 GRAMMY Awards

2023 Grammy Awards

The 65th annual Grammy Awards held on Sunday, 5th of February 2023. The show was held in Las Vegas and Trevor Noah returned as the host for the third time.

Maverick City and Kirk Franklin who were awarded winners of the best gospel performance, during last year’s edition, became the first Gospel artists in 20 years to perform during the ceremony.

Kirk Franklin who has 19 awards, grabbed 3 extra at the ceremony yesterday night.

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Franklin and the group earned trophies for best gospel album “One Deluxe”, gospel song/performance “Kingdom” and contemporary Christian song/performance “Fear Is Not My Future”.

See full list below of other winners at the 2023 Grammy Awards:

Best Gospel Performance/Song

“Positive,” Erica Campbell; Erica Campbell, Warryn Campbell, and Juan Winans, songwriters

“When I Pray,” Doe; Dominique Jones & Dewitt Jones, songwriters

WINNER: Kingdom” Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, Jonathan Jay, Chandler Moore & Jacob Poole, songwriters 

“The Better Benediction,” PJ Morton featuring Zacardi Cortez, Gene Moore, Samoht, Tim Rogers and Darrel Walls; PJ Morton, songwriter

“Get Up,” Tye Tribbett; Brandon Jones, Christopher Michael Stevens, Thaddaeus Tribbett and Tye Tribbett, songwriters

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

“God Really Loves Us (Radio Version),” Crowder featuring Dante Bowe and Maverick City Music; Dante Bowe, David Crowder, Ben Glover and Jeff Sojka, songwriters

“So Good,” Doe; Chuck Butler, Dominique Jones & Ethan Hulse, songwriters

“For God Is With Us,” For King & Country and Hillary Scott; Josh Kerr, Jordan Reynolds, Joel Smallbone and Luke Smallbone, songwriters

WINNER: Fear Is Not My Future,” Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, Nicole Hannel, Jonathan Jay, Brandon Lake and Hannah Shackelford, songwriters

“Holy Forever,” Chris Tomlin; Jason Ingram, Brian Johnson, Jenn Johnson, Chris Tomlin & Phil Wickham, songwriters

“Hymn of Heaven (Radio Version),” Phil Wickham; Chris Davenport, Bill Johnson, Brian Johnson and Phil Wickham, songwriters

Best Gospel Album:

“Die to Live,” Maranda Curtis
“Breakthrough: The Exodus (Live),” Ricky Dillard
“Clarity,” Doe
WINNER: Kingdom Book One Deluxe,” Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin 
“All Things New,” Tye Tribbett

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

“Lion,” Elevation Worship
WINNER: Breathe,” Maverick City Music
“Life After Death,” TobyMac
“Always,” Chris Tomlin
“My Jesus,” Anne Wilson

Best Roots Gospel Album

WINNER: Tennessee State University – The Urban Hymnal
Gaither Vocal Band – Let’s Just Praise the Lord
Karen Peck & New River – 2:22
Keith & Kristyn Getty – Confessio – Irish American Roots
Willie Nelson – The Willie Nelson Family

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