Maverick City Music praises God at the 2023 Grammy Awards after matching Beyoncé for the most awards.
Maverick City Music gave all the kudos to God after winning Sunday night’s Grammys in almost every Christian music category. They tied Beyoncé for the most wins of the night.
At the 65th Annual Grammy Awards, Maverick City Music and gospel legend Kirk Franklin won four Grammys: Best Gospel Performance/Song (“Kingdom” feat. Naomi Raine & Chandler Moore), Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance (“Fear is Not My Future” feat. Brandon Lake & Chandler Moore), Best Contemporary Christian Music Album (“Breathe”), and Best Gospel Album (“Kingdom Book One” Deluxe”).
Naomi Raine, a member of Maverick City Music, said as she accepted the award for Best Gospel Album, “I’m so thankful to God for what He can do when you just decide to give your life to helping other people and lifting voices that aren’t usually heard.”
“With this album, we were able to go into Everglades Correctional Facility and tell people who were locked up that God still loved them and saw them no matter what. So we’re happy that it’s making a difference,” she said.
Franklin also said that the success of the album shows that gospel music is “alive and well” and that “this is the future.”
The gospel music group from Atlanta tied with Beyoncé for the most awards of the night with four. Erica Campbell, For King & Country, TobyMac, Anne Wilson, Keith and Kristyn Getty, and Chris Tomlin were among the CCM big names that the group beat out.
Chandler Moore said that the album “Breathe” is meant to help people who are having trouble remembering that God is good.
“We did this album in the middle of the pandemic, when it was so hard for many people to just breathe,” he said as he picked up the trophy for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album. “God gave us a song and an album to encourage people to take as deep a breath as they need, because God gave them a breath, and God gave us breath for one reason: to praise the Lord. Every living thing should praise the Lord.”
As part of a tribute to the late Migos member Kirsnick’s “Takeoff” Ball, Maverick City Music also played on this year’s Grammy Awards show. The group joined Quavo, who is also a member of Migos, for the emotional set.
A press release about the performance said that Maverick City Music wanted to “raise awareness about gun violence and keeping the faith during troubled times.”
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The multicultural group is made up of Moore, Raine, Tony Brown, Jonathan Jay, Brandon Lake, MJ George, Harold Brown, Lizzie Morgan, and Aaron Moses.
The group celebrated their win on social media with the words “Wow!! Fam!! We are so proud and thankful that our Father chose to use us in this space, and we also want to thank YOU for always being there for us,” they wrote.
The Tennessee State University Marching Band also made history by becoming the first band from a Historically Black College or University to win a Grammy. They won the Grammy for Best Roots Gospel Album (“The Urban Hymnal”).
Raine once said that the crossover success of Maverick City Music was due to the “honesty” of its lyrics and its desire to honor God.
“It’s about how consistent God is, how good He is, and how loyal He is. I think we can all agree on that, really,” Raine told CP.
The 2023 Grammy Awards were broadcast live from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California, on CBS and Paramount+ on Sunday night.
The GRAMMY-winning album ‘Kingdom Book One’ is a collaboration with Kirk Franklin and aims to raise awareness toward the plight of mass incarceration. At the end of 2022, Maverick City Music wrapped their box-office, record-shattering arena tour with sold-out shows across the country, including Barclays Center in New York City.
|Best Gospel Performance/Song“Kingdom,” Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, Jonathan Jay, Chandler Moore & Jacob Poole, songwriters Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song“Fear Is Not My Future,” Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, Nicole Hannel, Jonathan Jay, Brandon Lake and Hannah Shackelford, songwriters Best Gospel Album‘Kingdom Book One Deluxe,’ Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin Best Contemporary Christian Music Album‘Breathe,’ Maverick City Music|
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