Looking Forward to the Grammys, Part X

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Today, we’re listening to the nominees for Best Gospel Performance/Song.

Voice of God, performed by Dante Bowe featuring Steffany Gretzinger and Chandler Moore; written by Dante Bowe, Tywan Mack, Jeff Schneeweis and Mitch Wong (the full song is twice as long as this, but I prefer this abbreviated version):

Joyful, performed by Dante Bowe, written by Dante Bowe and Ben Schofield:

Help, performed by Anthony Brown and group therAPy; written by Anthony Brown and Darryl Woodson. Considering the world situation right now, I want to raise my voice with this song:

Never Lost, CeCe Winans:

Wait On You, performed by Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music; written by Dante Bowe, Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, Tiffany Hudson, Brandon Lake, and Chandler Moore. This is the shortened version; the 13 minute video has had more than 35 million views:

Dante Bowe is well-represented in this category. Scripture exhorts us to rejoice, but what does that look like, exactly? Joyful is a good example of rejoicing.

I like all these songs. Which one is best? I’m leaning toward Help. It’s so beautifully performed–the vocal quality of the choir is amazing, and the harmonies are gorgeous. It draws me right in, especially because I’m so concerned about Ukraine and I don’t know how to pray about it.

Now it’s your turn. Which song should win the Grammy for Best Gospel Performance, and why? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Have you seen the other parts of this series? Part I: Best Music VideoPart II: Song of the YearPart III: Best Global Music PerformancePart IV: Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/ SongPart V: Best Dance/ Electronic PerformancePart VI: Best Rock SongPart VII: Best Country SongPart VIII: Best Traditional R&B Performance and Part IX: Best Improvised Jazz Solo.

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  1. I absolutely loved the Voice of God, but it is a little avant-garde. yet, I am so glad to hear it. But, for the award, I would choose Never Lost, maybe because I grew listening to the Winans family or I’m Gonna Wait on You. I also liked Joyful. Each one touched me. I don’t listen to enough black gospel music, and I should. I listen to K-Love.

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