ICYMI: How the 2017 Grammys Glorified God

ICYMI: How the 2017 Grammys Glorified God

02-15-2017
2017 Grammys

This year's Grammy Awards produced a series of memorable moments that celebrated faith. One of the first came before the formal televised ceremony began.  

Country music star Rory Feek delivered an emotional acceptance speech after receiving his first Grammy for best roots gospel album. The award was for "Hymns That Are Important to Us." It was his last recording with his late wife, Joey, who died last March following a battle with cancer. 

"My wife's dream was to make a hymns album, pretty much her whole life," Feek told the audience. "But she didn't have a chance to do it with stage four cancer."

Other winners included Tamela Mann and Kirk Franklin,who took home the prize for best gospel performance. Franklin also snagged a win for best gospel album for his latest release," Losing My Religion." 

But the loudest celebration of faith came from Chance the Rapper, who won three awards, including best new artist and best rap album.

Chance honored God in all three of his acceptance speeches saying, "Glory be to God. I claim this victory in the name of the Lord."

He capped those speeches with a passionate performance with Mann and Franklin.

Eleven-time Grammy Award winner Pastor Shirley Caesar was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Finally, Hillary Scott & The Scott Family won best contemporary Christian music performance and best contemporary Christian music album.

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