( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) Motown Gospel Celebrates its Artists Receiving Grammy Nominations
ENSPIRE Contributor: Clarisa Crump
Motown Gospel announced in November that six of their talented artists had received Grammy nominations. With some artists earning multiple nominations, it was a time of celebration for the Gospel Music Company. Previous Grammy winner, Tye Tribbett, received two nominations. One for Best Gospel Performance/Song (“Get Up”) and another for Best Gospel Album (All Things New). Marcus Baylor also received a Best Improvised Jazz Solo nomination for “Call of the Drum” from, The Evening: Live At APPARATUS.
Adding to his achievements this year, choirmaster Ricky Dillard received a Best Gospel Album Nomination for Breakthrough: The Exodus (Live). Finally, acclaimed jazz duo The Baylor Project and the soulful Gene Moore received nods. The Baylor Project receiving nods for, The Evening: Live At APPARATUS. While Moore landed his career second for his feature on PJ Morton’s “The Better Benediction.” Featuring vocalists Zacardi Cortez, Tim Rogers, Samoht, and Darrel Walls, in the Best Gospel Performance/Song category.
With Motown Gospel being founded only 20 years ago, this is a great achievement for the company. Not only that, but the outpour of support from fans helps others to discover the soul of Gospel. Co-Executive of Motown Gospel, Monica Coates, raves, “It is so gratifying when our artists are acknowledged by the Recording Academy for their hard work and creativity. I am excited for even more fans to discover this great music.”
Co-Executive EJ Gaines adds, “We are fortunate to partner with some of the greatest artists in the world, and I am thrilled to see them celebrated for the incredible music they have created over the past year.”
The 65th Annual GRAMMY® Awards will broadcast live on CBS from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 5, 2023, and will stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.