The latter of the two awards, Best Contemporary Christian Music Song, was shared with Israel Houghton in a surprising tie. Houghton accepted the award on stage with Redman for “Your Presence Is Heaven.”
Gospel singing duo and reality TV stars Mary Mary won Best Gospel Song for “Go Get It,” the lead single from their greatest hits collection.
While Tina was not present to accept, Erica Campbell and her husband/producer, Warryn Campbell, accepted the award. Thanking fans and the group’s manager, Mitch, Erica and Warryn said Tina was at home.
Erica Campbell and Warryn Campbell accept Grammy Award (2013).
Photo credit: The Recording Academy
Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae won Best Gospel album for “Gravity” and Toby Mac picked up Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for “Eye On It.”
With presentations and performances from David Alan Grier, Tyrese Gibson and Elle Varner, the 55th Annual Grammy Awards pre-telecast took place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live Sunday, Feb. 10 in Los Angeles.
Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance
Matt Redman “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)”
Best Gospel Song
“Go Get It” – Mary Mary
Best Contemporary Christian Music Song
Matt Redman “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)” / Israel Houghton “Your Presence Is Heaven”
Best Gospel Album – Lecrae “Gravity”
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
“Eye On It” – TobyMac