Lauren Daigle and Tori Kelly win at The Grammys Featured
The Grammy Awards for 2019 took place on Monday afternoon and two Life FM artists won big! Lauren Daigle and Tori Kelly won TWO Grammys each!
Daigle won for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for "You Say," co-written with Jason Ingram and Paul Mabury, and Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for "Look Up Child."
"This record, I'll tell ya, it came from a season of just realizing that we're just supposed to look up. With everything we do we're just supposed to have love, and I love that music gives us the opportunity to look up," Daigle said in her acceptance speech. "It gives us the opportunity to spread love to the entire world, and so I just wanna thank Jesus for letting me be a part of this, that he's put a voice in my throat. For everybody who's a writer, whoever's involved in all this, I think it's just such a gift. This community of music, I love it so so much and I'm so incredibly grateful," she said.
Daigle, who has the current #1 album on Billboard's Christian chart, won against Best Contemporary Christian Music Album nominees Elevation Worship for "Hallelujah Here Below," Jesus Culture for "Living with a Fire," Zach Williams for "Survivor: Live from Harding Prison," and Michael W. Smith for "Surrounded." Daigle was nominated in 2015 for her debut album "How Can It Be," and received another nomination in 2016 for her song "Trust In You."
Tori Kelly was also nominated in 2016 for Best New Artist. The pop singer who released a gospel album last year won for both gospel categories. She won Best Gospel Album for "Hiding Place" and Best Gospel Song for "Never Alone." Multiple Grammy Award winner Kirk Franklin produced the album and co-wrote the hit song.
In an interview backstage with the NY Daily News, Kelly stated, "I kinda went back to when I was a little girl watching the Grammys, and I wasn't expecting to have this, but they said my name and I was like, wow, I've been dreaming about this moment since I was a kid, you know, wondering if it will happen, when it will happen, and so I immediately got emotional."
"I just remembered, as a kid, there were a lot of doors that closed. I've been doing music since I was like 12 years old. And so, just thinking back on all those times that I was rejected and had the door closed in my face," she continued. "This is for any girl who's going through that and feels that they're not good enough. That's the immediate thought that came into my head."
Kelly went to Facebook & Instagram to share her excitement after the big night, writing, "I just know that I'm so incredibly grateful & will never forget this feeling. All glory to God."
And well done to the other Life FM Artists nominees:
Best Gospel Performance/Song:
"Won't He Do It" — Koryn Hawthorne
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song:
"Reckless Love" — Cory Asbury; Cory Asbury, Caleb Culver & Ran Jackson, songwriters
"Joy" — for King & Country; Ben Glover, Matt Hales, Stephen Blake Kanicka, Seth Moslely, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone & Tedd Tjornhom, songwriters
"Known"— Tauren Wells; Ethan Hulse, Jordan Sapp & Tauren Wells, songwriters
Best Gospel Album:
"The Other Side" — The Walls Group
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album:
"Hallelujah Here Below" — Elevation Worship
"Living With a Fire" — Jesus Culture
This article originally appeared on CBN News.