The 58th Grammy Anniversary Awards is music's most exciting night. Hosted by rapper LL Cool J, the awards ceremony is held at Los Angeles' Staples Center. But before the show even started, awards were handed out in numerous categories, including those honoring Christian and Gospel music.
TobyMac wins Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for This Is Not A Test
Nominees included: Jason Crabb's Whatever The Road / Lauren Daigle's How Can It Be / Matt Maher's Saints And Sinners / Chris Tomlin's Love Ran Red
Francesca Battistelli wins Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song with "Holy Spirit"
Nominees included: Crowder's "Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)" / Matt Maher's "Because He Lives (Amen)" / Third Day's "Soul On Fire" / tobyMac's "Feel It"
Israel & NewBreed wins Best Gospel Album for Covered: Alive In Asia [Live]
Nominees included: Karen Clark Sheard's Destined To Win [Live] / Dorinda Clark-Cole's Living It / Tasha Cobbs' One Place Live / Jonathan McReynolds' Life Music: Stage Two
Kirk Franklin wins Best Gospel Performance/Song with "Wanna Be Happy?"
Nominees included: Anthony Brown & Group Therapy's "Worth [Live]" / Travis Greene's "Intentional" / Israel & NewBreed Featuring Yolanda Adams' "How Awesome Is Our God [Live]" / Brian Courtney Wilson's "Worth Fighting For [Live]"