The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will air live tonight on CBS, with the bulk of the awards being handed out in a pre-telecast currently streaming online at Grammy.com (thru 6 PM/ EST). Hosted by Cyndi Lauper, the pre- show is being held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.
Winners in the gospel categories were announced in the pre-show. Motown Gospel artist Tye Tribbett has won a Grammys for Album of the Year and Song of the Year. Tribbett also served as a presenter during the early ceremony. Label mate Tasha Cobbs won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Gospel Performance for the single "Break Every Chain."
During her acceptance speech, Cobbs a former worship leader from Jessup, GA dedicated the win to her father who passed away a week ago, asking the audience to rise to their feet to honor him.
Tonight starting at 8 PM/ EST artists from various musical genres will be recognized with the coveted Grammy live at the Staple Center in Los Angeles.
L.L Cool J, who announced nominees in a Grammy television special on Dec. 6, 2013 returns as the host of the show. There are no known gospel performances to report; however, click here for a list of other presenters and performers.
Please return to this post for an updated list. Current winners in all gospel categories are highlighted below.
2014 GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC GRAMMY NOMINEES AND WINNERS
Best Gospel Album:
Grace (Live) — Tasha Cobbs
Best For Last: 20 Year Celebration Vol. 1 — Donald Lawrence
Best Days Yet — Bishop Paul S. Morton
God Chaser (Live) — William Murphy
Greater Than (Live) — Tye Tribbett
Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance
"Break Every Chain [Live]" --Tasha Cobbs
"Hurricane" -- Natalie Grant
"Lord, I Need You" -- Matt Maher
"Overcomer" -- Mandisa
"If He Did It Before... Same God [Live]" -- Tye Tribbett
Best Gospel Song
"Have Your Way" -- Calvin Frazier & Deitrick Haddon, songwriters (Deitrick Haddon)
"If He Did It Before... Same God [Live]" -- Tye Tribbett, songwriter (Tye Tribbett)
"If I Believe" -- Wirlie Morris, Michael Paran, Charlie Wilson & Mahin Wilson, songwriters (Charlie Wilson)
"A Little More Jesus" -- Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters (Erica Campbell)
"Still" -- Percy Bady, songwriter (Percy Bady Featuring Lowell Pye)
Best Contemporary Christian Music Song
"Hurricane" -- Matt Bronleewe, Natalie Grant & Cindy Morgan, songwriters (Natalie Grant)
"Love Take Me Over" -- Steven Curtis Chapman, songwriter (Steven Curtis Chapman)
"Overcomer" -- David Garcia, Ben Glover & Christopher Stevens, songwriters (Mandisa)
"Speak Life" -- Toby McKeehan, Jamie Moore & Ryan Stevenson, songwriters (Tobymac)
"Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies)" -- Ed Cash, Scott Cash & Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Chris Tomlin)
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
"We Won't Be Shaken" -- Building 429
"All The People Said Amen [Live]" -- Matt Maher
"Overcomer" -- Mandisa
"Your Grace Finds Me (Live)" -- Matt Redman
"Burning Lights" Chris Tomlin