Honorees represented in five categories across Capitol Christian Music Group, including Label Group, Publishing, Commercial Partnerships and Motown Gospel
Nashville, Tenn. (December 13, 2016) — Capitol Christian Music Group (Capitol CMG) earned 10 nominations for the 59th Annual GRAMMY® Awards, representing honorees in five different categories. Nominees represent all of Capitol CMG's entities including Capitol CMG Label Group, Capitol CMG Publishing, Commercial Partnerships and Motown Gospel.
"We are excited and proud of our artists, songwriters, and strategic label partners who are recognized by the Recording Academy as nominees," said Capitol Christian Music Group Senior Vice President, Hudson Plachy. "Across all our divisions, we congratulate the nominees for their extraordinary work this year and are grateful to the academy voters for acknowledging their efforts and creativity."
The Recording Academy will present the 59th GRAMMY® Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, live from Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 8–11:30 pm ET/5–8:30 pm PT.
Capitol Christian Music Group GRAMMY® nominations:
Best Gospel Performance/Song
“Better” — Hezekiah Walker, Capitol CMG Publishing
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
“Trust In You — Lauren Daigle, Capitol CMG Commercial Partnerships
“Thy Will” — Hillary Scott & The Scott Family, Capitol CMG Commercial Partnerships
Best Gospel Album
Listen — Tim Bowman Jr., Lifestyle Music Group/Motown Gospel
Losing My Religion — Kirk Franklin, Capitol CMG Publishing
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
American Prodigal — Crowder, Capitol CMG Label Group and Capitol CMG Publishing
Youth Revival [Live] — Hillsong Young & Free, Capitol CMG Label Group and Capitol CMG Publishing
Love Remains — Hillary Scott & The Scott Family, Capitol CMG Commercial Partnerships
Best Roots Gospel Album
Better Together — Gaither Vocal Band, Capitol CMG Commercial Partnerships
Hymns — Joey+Rory, Capitol CMG Commercial Partnerships
About Capitol Christian Music Group:
An unwavering vision combined with a commitment to excellence and an arsenal of exceptional talent continues to make Capitol Christian Music Group the leader in the Christian/Gospel music industry. Representing such iconic artists as Chris Tomlin, TobyMac and Amy Grant, Capitol CMG is a multi-faceted company whose assets include such legendary labels as Sparrow and ForeFront Records as well as the industry's top distribution company and an award-winning, global leading publishing company. Formerly known as EMI Christian Music Group, Capitol CMG is a division of Capitol Music Group, a Universal Music Group company. Over the years, the venture has grown from a scrappy family-owned independent music label to a multi-faceted business that includes Capitol CMG Label Group (Sparrow Records, ForeFront Records, sixstepsrecords, Hillsong, Credential Recordings, Rend Family Records and Jesus Culture Music), Capitol CMG Publishing, Motown Gospel and Commercial Partnerships. The company's roster features top names in the Christian and gospel communities, among them Jeremy Camp, Hillsong UNITED, Smokie Norful, Tye Tribbett, Britt Nicole, Crowder, Kari Jobe, Rend Collective, Matt Redman, Tasha Cobbs, Colton Dixon, Mandisa, Matthew West and VaShawn Mitchell.
For more information, visit www.CapitolChristianMusicGroup.com.
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