Mandisa An Overcomer At Grammys
January 27, 2014 at 8:17 AM (PT)
CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP artist MANDISA won the GRAMMY in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Album category for her latest project, "Overcomer". Also nominated were records from BUILDING 429, MATT MAHER, MATT REDMAN & CHRIS TOMLIN.
MANDISA's "Overcomer" also was a winner for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song. Written by DAVID GARCIA, BEN GLOVER & CHRISTOPHER STEVENS, "Overcomer" won against a strong list of nominees including NATALIE GRANT "Hurricane", STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN "Love Take Me Over", TOBYMAC "Speak Life" and CHRIS TOMLIN "Whom Shall I Fear".
“I know I keep saying it, but whose life is this?!,” said an overwhelmed MANDISA after watching the awards being presented during the GRAMMY pre-telecast online. “I am utterly shocked and thankful for the honors the academy awarded myself and the songwriters! Childhood memories of singing into my curling iron in the bathroom to my WHITNEY HOUSTON cassette tapes and flying to the AMERICAN IDOL audition in 2005, came flooding to my mind as my name was announced...and then the tears came flooding down my face!”
“The list of people I am thankful for could go on and on,” she continued, “but that list would have to include CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP, my producers, CHRIS STEVENS and DAVID GARCIA and every songwriter who helped me put all that GOD has been showing me to melody. You helped make Overcomer an album that speaks life, hope, and encouragement to so many, including me. Most importantly, while this affirmation feels unbelievable, I lay this trophy at the feet of my JESUS in humility, honor and gratitude for all He has done in, to, and through me: ‘You, dear children, are from GOD and have overcome them, because the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world (1 John 4:4 NIV).'”
Check out the full list of Gospel winners & nominees.