Capitol CMG Label Group garnered seven GRAMMY nominations for the upcoming 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards.
Nominations were announced by the Recording Academy on Friday evening live from Los Angeles.
Chris Tomlin received two nominations as a writer and artist (Best Contemporary Christian Music Song, Best Contemporary Christian Music Album) and Mandisa was recognized with two nominations as an artist (Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance, Best Contemporary Christian Music Album). In addition, her No. 1 song “Overcomer” was nominated as Best Contemporary Christian Music Song.
Tobymac recieved a nomination as a writer (Best Contemporary Christian Music Song), and Matt Redman was recognized for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album.
“We could not be more proud and excited for our artists at Capitol CMG who were nominated for a GRAMMY award,” says Peter York, President, Capitol CMG Label Group. “We congratulate all of our artists and nominees for their extraordinary work, and we are grateful to the voters of The Recording Academy for acknowledging these artists.”
According to a press statement released by The Recording Academy, this year’s GRAMMY Awards process registered more than 22,000 submissions over a 12-month eligibility period (Oct. 1, 2012 – Sept. 30, 2013). The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held Jan. 26, 2014 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, airing on CBS at 8pm EST.
Capitol Christian Music Group GRAMMY Awards nominees:
Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance
“Overcomer” by Mandisa
Best Contemporary Christian Music Song (nomination goes to writers)
“Overcomer” written by David Garcia, Ben Glover, Christopher Stevens
(as performed by Mandisa)
“Speak Life” written by Toby McKeehan, Jamie Moore, Ryan Stevenson
(as performed by Tobymac)
“Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies)” written by Ed Cash, Scott Cash, Chris Tomlin
(as performed Chris Tomlin)
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Overcomer, Mandisa (Sparrow Records)
Your Grace Finds Me, Matt Redman (sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records)
Burning Lights, Chris Tomlin (sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records)
The complete list of nominees can be found at www.grammy.com/nominees.
About Capitol Christian Music Group: Capitol Christian Music Group is the world’s leading Christian Music company and market leader in recorded music, music publishing, and distribution. Part of Universal Music’s Capitol Music Group, led by Chairman and CEO Steve Barnett, Capitol Christian Music Group operates several divisions including Capitol CMG Label Group (Sparrow Records, ForeFront Records, Credential Recordings, sixstepsrecords, Hillsong), Motown Gospel (in partnership with Motown Records), Capitol CMG Publishing (including Brentwood-Benson Music Publications) and Capitol Christian Distribution. CCMG owned labels are home to artists Chris Tomlin, TobyMac, Jeremy Camp, Hillsong United, Smokie Norful, Tye Tribbett, Britt Nicole, Newsboys, Matt Redman, Colton Dixon, Mandisa, VaShawn Mitchell and many others. Capitol CMG Publishing, in addition to publishing most of the CCMG labels’ premier artist/writers, represents many of the leading writers in Christian/Gospel including Ben Glover, Matt Maher, Kirk Franklin, Mark Hall, Chris Stevens, Laura Story, Aaron Lindsey, David Garcia and many more. Key Distribution partners include The Gaither Music Group, Marantha Music, InPop Records, Worthy Book Publishing and Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment. Led by President and CEO Bill Hearn and a strong executive team of long-time Christian and Gospel music veterans, Capitol Christian Music Group is characterized by a passionate commitment to our artists, songwriters, customers, business partners, and one another, as well as a strong spirit of community service.