As artists and fans countdown to the 54th Grammy Awards on Sunday night, the winners of the five Gospel Music categories have already been announced at the Grammy Pre-Telecast Ceremony hosted by Cyndi Lauper.
For the "Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance" category, the winning song was "Break Every Chains [Live]" by Tasha Cobbs; "If He Did It Before... Same God [Live]" by Tyre Tribbett won the other Gospel category of "Best Gospel Song"; "Overcomer" by David Garcia, Ben Glover and Christopher Stevens, song writers (Mandisa) won the "Best Contemporary Christian Music Song"; "Greater Than [Live]" by Tye Tribbett won the "Best Gospel Album"; "Overcomer" by Mandisa won the "Best Contemporary Christian Music Album."
Much excitement have build up as the 54th Grammy Awards announce the winners of the 70 music categories one-by-one. The Grammys is the "biggest concert night" in the entire music industry as well as the all-encompassing music award, ranging from electronic music, to country music, to classical music, to rap, and to Gospel songs.
This year, the Gospel music nominations features some of the most well-known and liked Christian artists, including Steven Curtis Chapman, Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin, Tasha Cobbs, Mandisa, Building 429, Matt Maher, Natalie Grant. Their music have continued to be an inspiration and influence towards the Christians in America, which is only apt that the Grammy Awards continue to include this section of the biggest music venue of the year.
While there is the Dove Awards ceremony that awards only to Christian and Gospel music, the Grammy Awards allows the gospel songs to be featured in the mainstream music industry.
In the Pre-Grammy Telecast, Steven Curtis Chapman was interviewed by the Red Carpet hosts, where he shared that it is his 19th time strolling the red carpet and has grown familiar to the Grammys, and he also brought along his family with him. Although he received the nomination for "Best Contemporary Christian Music Song," the winning song went to Cobb's "Break Every Chains [Live]."
The full list of Gospel song nominations can be found at the 54th Grammy Awards website: Grammy.com/nominees.
Meanwhile, the 56th Grammy Awards will be televised on CBS nationally from 8-11:30 p.m. ET or 5-8:30 p.m. PT on January 26, 2014. The awards ceremony/concert that features superstar performances will also be available to watch online for free through live stream at CBS.com.