On Sunday, March 14, the 63rd annual Grammy Awards aired their ceremony from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. Although there was no in-person attendance this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony was still broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. (ET).
There is a total of 83 categories this year. Winners from the five Christian/Gospel categories were announced before the live telecast.
Dolly Parton, the Country music icon who appeared with Zach Williams on the award-winning duet, “There Was Jesus” tweeted “Thank you, Jesus, thank you @ZachWilliams, and thank you to the GRAMMYs and all of our fans. I am very humbled but proud.” Zach followed up with “Thank you to @DollyParton and everybody who was involved in making this song. All glory, praise, and honor to Him!”
Upon learning of his GRAMMY win, Gospel great Jonathan McReynolds tweeted two emojis. What else is there to say?
Congrats to all the winners, and nominees, this year!
BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC PERFORMANCE/SONG: WINNER: There Was Jesus – Zach Williams & Dolly Parton
The Blessing – Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, Elevation Worship Sunday Morning – Lecrae & Kirk Franklin Holy Water – We The Kingdom Famous For (I Believe) – Tauren Wells & Jenn Johnson
BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC ALBUM: WINNER: Jesus Is King – Kanye West
Run To The Father – Cody Carnes
All of My Best Friends – Hillsong Young & Free
Holy Water – We The Kingdom
Citizen of Heaven – Tauren Wells
BEST GOSPEL PERFORMANCE/SONG: WINNER: Movin’ On – Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music
Wonderful Is Your Name – Melvin Crispell III
Release – Ricky Dillard & Tiff Joy
Come Together – Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins
Won’t Let Go – Travis Greene
BEST GOSPEL ALBUM: WINNER: Gospel According To PJ – PJ Morton
2nd Wind Ready – Anthony Brown & group therAPy
My Tribute – Myron Butler
Choirmaster – Ricky Dillard
Kierra – Kierra Sheard
BEST ROOTS GOSPEL ALBUM: WINNER: Celebrating Fisk! (The 150th Anniversary Album) – Fisk Jubilee Singers