Christian music icon Amy Grant introduced the 2024 GRAMMY® Award nominees in all of the Christian/Gospel categories during a livestream hosted by the Recording Academy on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023, ahead of the 66th Annual GRAMMY® Awards ceremony slated for early next year.
Decorated songstress Lauren Daigle received two nominations: one for her latest No. 1 hit, “Thank God I Do,” in the category of Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song; and a second nod for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album honoring her full-length, self-titled project, unveiled in two parts across 2023. Following a performance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” the nine-time K-LOVE Fan Award winner continues her “Kaleidoscope Tour” with new recently announced dates stretching into 2024.
First-time nominee Blessing Offor also earned a double portion of GRAMMY® nods as his original single, “Believe,” is up for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song, and his debut LP, “My Tribe,” vies for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album. The acclaimed newcomer just released a trio of Christmas tracks and will join Daigle in select cities for her headlining arena tour next year.
“Chasing your dreams can be a terrifying endeavor, but man, sometimes you catch ‘em!” Offor enthused following the announcement. “I’ve never meant this more… I’m beyond grateful just to be nominated.”
Meanwhile, Phil Wickham secured his third career GRAMMY® nomination as his 14-track studio set, “I Believe,” was named a contender for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album. In support of the nominated collection, Wickham is launching his “I Believe Tour” at the top of 2024 with special guests Benjamin William Hastings and Pat Barrett.
Additionally, selections recorded by Cody Carnes and for KING & COUNTRY both nabbed Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song recognition for “Firm Foundation (He Won’t) [Live]” and “Love Me Like I Am [feat. Jordin Sparks],” respectively. Moreover, five-time GRAMMY® winners Maverick City Music garnered a pair of nominations, including a nod for “God Problems,” up for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song; and “The Maverick Way,” up for Best Gospel Album.
The 66th Annual GRAMMY® Awards are set to air Feb. 4, 2024, live from Los Angeles on CBS and Paramount+.
Select 66th Annual Christian/Gospel GRAMMY® Award Nominees
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
“Believe,” Blessing Offor
“Firm Foundation (He Won’t) [Live],” Cody Carnes
“Thank God I Do,” Lauren Daigle
“Love Me Like I Am (feat. Jordin Sparks),” for KING & COUNTRY
“Your Power,” Lecrae & Tasha Cobbs Leonard
“God Problems,” Maverick City Music
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
“My Tribe,” Blessing Offor
“Emanuel,” Da’ T.R.U.T.H.
“Lauren Daigle,” Lauren Daigle
“Church Clothes 4,” Lecrae
“I Believe,” Phil Wickham
A full list of nominees in all Christian/Gospel categories can be viewed at grammy.com.