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Provident Music Group Leads Christian Industry With 11 Grammy® Nominations

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 SappMatt 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:
“Better Days
Track from: Greenleaf Soundtrack Season 2

My Life
The Walls Group
Songwriters: Warryn CampbellEric DawkinsDamien FarmerDamon Thomas, Ahjah Walls, Darrel Walls
Track from: The Other Side

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song:
“Oh My Soul
Casting Crowns
Songwriters: Mark HallBernie HermsNichole Nordeman
Track from: The Very Next Thing

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“Hills And Valleys
Tauren Wells
Songwriters: Tauren WellsChuck ButlerJonathan 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
Travis Greene
[RCA Inspiration]

Bigger Than Me
[RCA Inspiration]

Marvin Sapp
[Verity/RCA Inspiration]

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Best Contemporary Christian Album:
Echoes (Deluxe Edition)
Matt Maher
[Producers: Jason IngramPaul Mabury; Provident Label Group]

Hills And Valleys
Tauren Wells
[Producer: Chuck Butler; Provident Label Group]

Chain Breaker
Zach Williams
[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 MaherBrandon HeathZach 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 McClurkinIsrael Houghton, Marvin Sapp, Le’Andria Johnson, Fred Hammond and many more.

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