Kirk franklin picked up two awards at the 2017 Grammy awards, totaling twelve Grammy award to his gallery. His album losing my Religion picked up best Album of the year with Shirley Caesar,William Murphy, Tim Bowman Jr. and Todd Dulaney in the category, while God Provides (by Temela Mann) written/Produced by Kirk won in the Best Gospel performance/song category.
Here are the list of nominees and winners in the Gospel category.
GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC FIELD
Best Gospel Performance/Song:
“It’s Alright, It’s OK” — Shirley Caesar Featuring Anthony Hamilton; Stanley Brown & Courtney Rumble, songwriters “You’re Bigger [Live]” — Jekalyn Carr; Allundria Carr, songwriter “Made A Way [Live]” — Travis Greene; Travis Greene, songwriter WINNER: “God Provides” — Tamela Mann; Kirk Franklin, songwriter “Better” — Hezekiah Walker; Jason Clayborn, Gabriel Hatcher & Hezekiah Walker, songwriters
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song:
“Trust In You” — Lauren Daigle; Lauren Daigle, Michael Farren & Paul Mabury, songwriters “Priceless” — For King & Country; Benjamin Backus, Seth Mosley, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone & Tedd Tjornhom, songwriters “King of the World” — Natalie Grant; Natalie Grant, Becca Mizell & Samuel Mizell, songwriters WINNER: “Thy Will” — Hillary Scott & The Scott Family; Bernie Herms, Hillary Scott & Emily Weisband, songwriters Track from: Love Remains “Chain Breaker” — Zach Williams; Mia Fieldes, Jonathan Smith & Zach Williams, songwriters
Best Gospel Album:
Listen —Tim Bowman Jr. Fill This House — Shirley Caesar A Worshipper’s Heart [Live] —Todd Dulaney WINNER: Losing My Religion — Kirk Franklin Demonstrate [Live] —William Murphy
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album:
Poets & Saints — All Sons & Daughters American Prodigal — Crowder Be One — Natalie Grant Youth Revival [Live] — Hillsong Young & Free WINNER: Love Remains — Hillary Scott & The Scott Family
Best Roots Gospel Album:
Better Together — Gaither Vocal Band Nature’s Symphony In 432 — The Isaacs WINNER: Hymns — Joey+Rory Hymns And Songs Of Inspiration — Gordon Mote God Don’t Ever Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson — (Various Artists)