Tasha Cobbs and Tye Tribbett Celebrate Major GRAMMY® Award Wins
(Nashville, TN – January 28, 2013) – Motown Gospel’s Tasha Cobbs and Tye Tribbett celebrate major GRAMMY®wins at the 56th Annual GRAMMY® Awards in Los Angeles. Tribbett won two golden gramophone statues for Best Gospel Song (“If He Did It Before…Same God-Live”), and Best Gospel Album (Greater Than-Live). Tasha Cobbs won her very first GRAMMY® Award for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance (“Break Every Chain-Live”).
During a bittersweet moment at the pre-telecast, Cobbs, who just lost her father Bishop Fritz L. Cobbs, seven days prior to the awards ceremony, asked the near capacity-filled audience at the Nokia Theatre to stand in honor of her father, who she praised as a “a great man.” Reflecting on her win she further states, “When I chose to title my album Grace, I had no clue that I would literally walk it out in this magnitude. It’s been a roller coaster of a week, but even with a broken heart, God’s grace on my life is undeniable. My heart is filled with thanksgiving.”
Tribbett, who was a presenter at the pre-telecast offered encouraging words and support to label-mate Cobbs. He also shared his gratitude about his two wins, “Words really cannot express how grateful I am. I’m so honored to be recognized on a mainstream platform for doing Kingdom music. I am not ashamed of the Gospel and my prayer is that God will always be glorified.”
Earlier this month, Tribbett won a Stellar Gospel Music Award for Male Vocalist of the Year. His Greater Than CD debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart and remained at #1 for four consecutive weeks. Tribbett also won a Soul Train Award for Best Gospel/Inspirational Performance.
Cobbs won three Stellar Gospel Music Awards for New Artist of the Year, Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year, and Contemporary CD of the Year. “Break Every Chain” was #1 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart for seven consecutive weeks. Cobbs also won three GMA Dove Awards for Gospel Performance of the Year (“Break Every Chain”), and Contemporary Gospel/Urban Song of the Year (“Break Every Chain”). Her #1 Billboard album,Grace, also won Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year. Grace is produced by label-mate and multiple award-winning recording artist VaShawn Mitchell. On Friday, January 31, Cobbs is set to perform at the 15thAnnual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration alongside Patti LaBelle, Tamela Mann, Mary Mary, Natalie Grant, Donnie McClurkin, and the The NFL Player’s Choir at the Theater at Madison Square Garden.