The nominees for the 58th annual Grammy Awards were unveiled on Monday, with five categories rounding out the "Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music" genre — categories that are many times glossed over during the main show.
After all, the Grammys aren't known for being even remotely faith-based in nature, but Bible-believing artists — like their secular counterparts — are still awarded for their talents — and this year will be no different, with some biggest names in Christian music receiving nominations.
In the "Best Gospel Album" category, the nominees are: Karen Clark Sheard for her album "Destined to Win [LIVE]," Dorinda Clark-Cole with "Living It," Tasha Cobbs with "One Place Live," Israel & Newbreed with "Covered: Alive In Asia [Live]" and Jonathan McReynolds with "Life Music: Stage Two."
And the "Best Contemporary Christian Music Album" nominees are: Jason Crabb with "Whatever the Road," Lauren Daigle with "How Can It Be," Matt Maher with "Saints and Sinners," Tobymac with "This is Not a Test" and Chris Tomlin with "Love Ran Red."
Listen to Crabb discuss his new album on The Church Boys podcast at the 56:00 mark below:
These two categories in the gospel and Christian realm are joined by three others: "Best Gospel Performance/Song," "Best Contemorary Christian Music Performance/Song," and "Best Roots Gospel Album." Find out more about the nominees in those categories here.
And here's an interview with Chris Tomlin, who recently appeared on the podcast to discuss his life and career:
The Grammy Awards will air Feb. 15, 2016 on CBS.
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