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Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin Big Winners at 2023 Grammy Awards


At the 2022 Grammy Awards Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin became the first Gospel artists in 20 years to perform during the televised ceremony. One year later and it’s four for four in the Grammy category for Gospel. MCM and Franklin took home the Grammy awards for Best Gospel Performance/Song (“Kingdom” feat. Naomi Raine & Chandler Moore), Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance (“Fear is Not My Future” feat. Brandon Lake & Chandler Moore), Best Contemporary Christian Music Album (“Breathe”) and Best Gospel Album (“Kingdom Book One” Deluxe).


Tennessee State University Marching Band made history, becoming the first HBCU band to win a Grammy, winning the Grammy for Best Roots Gospel Album (“The Urban Hymnal“)


See the winners below.


Best Gospel Performance/Song

“Kingdom,” Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, Jonathan Jay, Chandler Moore & Jacob Poole, songwriters


Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

“Fear Is Not My Future,” Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, Nicole Hannel, Jonathan Jay, Brandon Lake, and Hannah Shackelford, songwriters


Best Gospel Album

“Kingdom Book One Deluxe,” Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin


Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

“Breathe,” Maverick City Music


Best Roots Gospel Album

Tennessee State University – The Urban Hymnal



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