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Best Gospel Performance

About the Grammy Awards

The Grammy Awards were first held in 1959 and have featured a religious category from their fourth show forward. Since that time, the awards have covered the gamut of Christian music, though winners are most concentrated in gospel styles.

Frequent Winners

TobyMac
(2008 - 2015)
Israel Houghton
(2006 - 2010)
Mary J. Blige
(2006 - 2007)
Randy Travis
(2003 - 2006)
Donnie McClurkin
(2003 - 2009)
Third Day
(2002 - 2009)
The Blind Boys of Alabama
(2001 - 2008)
Mary Mary
(2000 - 2012)
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
(2000 - 2008)
Yolanda Adams
(1999 - 2006)
Jars of Clay
(1997 - 2002)
Kirk Franklin
(1996 - 2015)
Ashley Cleveland
(1995 - 2007)
The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
(1993 - 2004)
dc Talk
(1993 - 2001)
Steven Curtis Chapman
(1991 - 2004)
Bebe & CeCe Winans
(1991 - 2010)
Petra
(1990 - 2000)
Take 6
(1988 - 1997)
CeCe Winans
(1987 - 2008)
Deniece Williams
(1986 - 1998)
The Winans
(1985 - 1993)
Michael W. Smith
(1984 - 2003)
Larnelle Harris
(1983 - 1988)
Sandy Patti
(1983 - 1986)
Amy Grant
(1982 - 2005)
Al Green
(1981 - 1989)
The Mighty Clouds of Joy
(1978 - 1991)
B. J. Thomas
(1977 - 1981)
Andraé Crouch
(1975 - 1994)
The Imperials
(1975 - 1981)
James Cleveland
(1974 - 1990)
Aretha Franklin
(1972 - 2007)
Shirley Caesar
(1971 - 2000)
The Oak Ridge Boys
(1970 - 1977)
The Blackwood Brothers
(1969 - 1982)
Edwin Hawkins
(1969 - 1992)
Jake Hess
(1968 - 1970)
Elvis Presley
(1967 - 1974)
Mahalia Jackson
(1961 - 1976)

Articles about the Grammy Awards

  • May 1984 in Christian Herald "Grammy Award Winners"
  • Apr 1988 in CCM "Notebook: Gospel at the Grammys", by Bruce A. Brown
  • Apr 1989 in CCM "Notebook: Double Honors for Take 6"
  • Apr 1990 in CCM "In The News: Winans Clan Bag Three of Five Gospel Grammys"
  • Apr 1991 in CCM "In The News: Petra Wins At Grammy Awards"
  • Apr 1992 in CCM "In The News: Gospel Grammy Winners"
  • Apr 1993 in CCM "In The News: Grammy Winners"
  • Feb 1997 in CCM "On The Beat: NARAS Announces Grammy Nominees"
  • Apr 1997 in CCM "On The Beat: Nashville Writers Grab Grammy Honors", by Debra Akins
  • Feb 1998 in CCM "On The Beat: Grammy Nominees Announced"
  • Apr 1998 in CCM "On The Beat: 'Butterfly Kisses' Nabs Grammy for Country Song of the Year"
  • Feb 1999 in CCM "On The Beat: Kirk Franklin Scores Four Grammy Nominations"
  • Apr 1999 in CCM "On The Beat: Women Triumph at Grammys"
  • Feb 2000 in CCM "On The Beat: Grammy Nominations Reflect Christian Music's Impact and Expansion", by Sarah Aldridge-McNeece
  • Apr 2000 in CCM "On The Beat: Santana Sweeps", by Sarah Aldridge-McNeece
  • Feb 2001 in CCM "On The Beat: Artists Honored With Grammy Nominations", by Sarah Aldridge-McNeece
  • Apr 2001 in CCM "On The Beat: Grammy Voters Out To Lunch", by April Hefner
  • Feb 2002 in CCM "All Access: U2 Tops 44th Annual Grammy Awards"
  • Apr 2002 in CCM "All Access: O Brother Follows a Successful Year With Top Grammy Wins", by Sarah Aldridge-McNeece
  • Feb 2004 in CCM "Insider: Grammy Awards", by Christina Farris
  • Feb 2006 in CCM "Insider: The Convolution of HipRockSoul?", by Jay Swartzendruber
  • Apr 2006 in CCM "Insider: Gramm-attically Correct", by Kristi Henson
  • Feb 2007 in CCM "Insider: Grammy Awards", by Jay Swartzendruber
  • Apr 2007 in CCM "Insider: Grammatic Effect", by Jay Swartzendruber
  • Mar 2010 in CCM Digital "What's New: The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards"

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