Capitol Christian Music Group Receives 15 GRAMMY® Nominations From Distribution, Gospel, Publishing And Label Group Partners

 

unnamedNashville, TN (December 11, 2015) Capitol Christian Music Group artists and songwriters celebrate 15 GRAMMY® nominations within its labels, publishing and distributed labels. Leading the nominations for Capitol Christian Music Group include Chris Tomlin and TobyMac each receiving two nominations. The 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on February 15, 2016 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast live on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Below is a complete list of the Capitol Christian Music Group nominees:

 

Category 27. Best Country Duo/Group Performance

“If I Needed You”

Joey+Rory

Label: Gaither Music Group

Capitol Christian Distribution interest via Distribution agreement with Gaither Music Group

 

Category 36. Gospel Performance/Song

“Wanna Be Happy?”

Kirk Franklin

Label: Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA Records

Capitol CMG Publishing/UMPG publishing interest via Kirk Franklin (songwriter)

 

“Worth Fighting For”

Brian Courtney Wilson

Label: Motown Gospel

Capitol CMG Publishing/UMPG publishing interest via Aaron Lindsey (songwriter)

Motown Gospel interest via Brian Courtney Wilson (Artist)

 

Category 37. Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

“Holy Spirit”

Francesca Battistelli

Label: Word Entertainment

Capitol CMG Publishing/UMPG publishing interest via Bryan and Katie Torwalt (songwriters)

“Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)”

Crowder

Label: sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records

Capitol CMG Publishing/UMPG publishing interest via Crowder and Seth Philpott (songwriters)

Capitol CMG Label Group interest via Crowder (Artist)

 

“Because He Lives (Amen)”

Matt Maher

Label: Provident Label Group

Capitol CMG Publishing/UMPG publishing interest via Chris Tomlin, Daniel Carson, Bill and Gloria Gaither (songwriters)

 

“Soul On Fire (feat. All Sons and Daughters)”

Third Day

Label: Provident Label Group

Capitol CMG Publishing/UMPG publishing interest via Brenton Brown (songwriter)

 

“Feel It (feat. Mr. Talkbox)”

TobyMac

Label: ForeFront Records

Capitol CMG Publishing/UMPG publishing interest via TobyMac and David Garcia (songwriters)

Capitol CMG Label Group interest via TobyMac (Artist)

 

Category 38. Best Gospel Album

 

“One Place Live”

Tasha Cobbs

Label: Motown Gospel interest via Tasha Cobbs

Capitol CMG Publishing/UMPG interest on album via Tasha Cobbs, Will Reagan, VaShawn Mitchell, and Jamie Grace (Emack) (songwriters)

 

Category 39. Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

 

“How Can It Be”

Lauren Daigle

Capitol Christian Distribution interest via Distribution agreement with Centricity Music

 

“Saints & Sinners”

Matt Maher

Capitol CMG Publishing/UMPG interest on album via songwriters Chris Tomlin, Bill and Gloria Gaither, Luke Hellenbronth, Leslie Jordan (admin), David Leonard (admin), Crowder, Matt Maher, Paul Moak, and Daniel Carson

 

“This Is Not A Test”

TobyMac

Capitol CMG Label Group interest via TobyMac (Artist)

Capitol CMG Publishing/UMPG interest on album via songwriters TobyMac, NF, David Garcia, Ben Glover, Chris Stevens, Bryan Fowler, Hollyn (Emack), Cole Walowac (Emack), Jon White (Emack), Ryan Stevenson (Emack), and Gabe Patillo (Emack)

 

“Love Ran Red”

Chris Tomlin

Capitol CMG Label Group interest via Chris Tomlin (Artist)

Capitol CMG Publishing/UMPG interest on album via songwriters Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, Jonas Myrin, Matt Armstrong, Ed Cash, Ben Fielding, Rueben Morgan, Ben Glover, and Jared Anderson

 

Category 40. Roots Gospel Album

 

“Directions Home (Songs We Love, Songs You Know)”

Point of Grace

Label: Word Entertainment

Capitol CMG Publishing/UMPG interest on album via songwriters Christy Nockels, Daniel Carson, Jesse Reeves, Kristian Stanfill, Matt Maher, and Cindy Morgan

 

“Pray Now”

Karen Peck and New River

Label: Word Entertainment

Capitol CMG Publishing/UMPG interest on album via songwriters Christy Nockels, Daniel Carson, Jesse Reeves, Kristian Stanfill, Matt Maher, and Cindy Morgan

 

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, Jesus Culture Music), Motown Gospel, 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.