Provident Music Group/Sony Music has been honored with 11 GRAMMY nominations, the most among all Christian-based record labels, for the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Provident artists recognized in multiple categories are Le’Andria (Gospel Performance, Gospel Album) and Tauren Wells (Contemporary Christian Song, Contemporary Christian Album). Other nominated artists are Casting Crowns, Marvin Sapp, Matt Maher, The Walls Group, Travis Greene and Zach Williams.
The Recording Academy will present the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards® on Sunday, January 28, 2018, live from Madison Square Garden in New York and broadcast on CBS at 7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT. As the only peer-selected music award, the GRAMMY is voted on by the Recording Academy’s membership body of music makers, who represent all genres and creative disciplines, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, mixers, and engineers.
See below for the complete list of Provident Label Group, Essential Music Publishing and RCA Inspiration nominees.
Best Gospel Performance/Song:
Track from: Greenleaf Soundtrack Season 2
The Walls Group
Songwriters: Warryn Campbell, Eric Dawkins, Damien Farmer, Damon Thomas, Ahjah Walls, Darrel Walls
Track from: The Other Side
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song:
“Oh My Soul”
Songwriters: Mark Hall, Bernie Herms, Nichole Nordeman
Track from: The Very Next Thing
“Hills And Valleys”
Songwriters: Tauren Wells, Chuck Butler, Jonathan Smith
Track from: Hills And Valleys
Tim Timmons, an Essential Publishing writer, received a nomination for co-writing “Even If” (Mercy Me)
Best Gospel Album:
Crossover: Live From Music City
Bigger Than Me
Best Contemporary Christian Album:
Echoes (Deluxe Edition)
[Producers: Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury; Provident Label Group]
Hills And Valleys
[Producer: Chuck Butler; Provident Label Group]
[Producer: Jonathan Smith; Provident Label Group]
ABOUT PROVIDENT LABEL GROUP: Provident Label Group, whose labels include Essential Records, Reunion Records, Essential Worship and Beach Street Records, is home to an artist roster including Casting Crowns, Third Day, Tenth Avenue North, RED, Tauren Wells, Vertical Worship, Matt Maher, Brandon Heath, Zach Williams, Mosaic MSC, among others. PLG also consists of Provident Films (“Mom’s Night Out,” “Courageous,” “Fireproof”), Essential Music Publishing and Essential Artist Services.
ABOUT RCA INSPIRATION: RCA Inspiration (formerly Zomba Gospel), is the Gospel label operating under Provident Music Group, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. Voted Billboard’s No. 1 “Gospel Songs Label” for the past 15 years, RCA Inspiration is the home of mega-gospel artists Donnie McClurkin, Israel Houghton, Marvin Sapp, Le’Andria Johnson, Fred Hammond and many more.