- The 2019 Grammy Award nominees were announced last week.
- Cory Asbury, Lauren Daigle, for King and Country, MercyMe, and Tauren Wells, Elevation Worship, Jesus Culture, Michael W. Smith, and Zach Williams received nominations in CCM categories.
- Roots Gospel nominees (Southern Gospel, bluegrass, Americana, and country) include Jason Crabb, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, The Isaacs, the Martins, and Gordon Mote.
- African-American Gospel nominees include Jekalyn Carr, Tori Kelly, Jonathan McReynolds, The Walls Group, Brian Courtney Wilson, and Koryn Hawthorne.
- A full list of nominees is here.
- Keith & Kristyn Getty celebrated the 200th anniversary of the composition of “Silent Night” with a performance at New York City’s Carnegie Hall on Thursday. They were joined for the performance by special guest Phil Keaggy.
- Integrity Music signed a distribution deal with independent worship label Furnace Music.
#1 On the Charts
- CCM (Billboard): “You Say” (Lauren Daigle)
- CCM streaming (Billboard): “You Say” (Lauren Daigle)
- CCM streaming (Spotify): “Good Grace” (Hillsong United)
- Southern Gospel radio (Singing News): “I Know I’ll Be There” (Karen Peck & New River)
- Amazon sales: Look Up Child (Lauren Daigle)