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MOTOWN GOSPEL CELEBRATES RICKY DILLARD’S TWO GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS FOR BEST GOSPEL PERFORMANCE/SONG AND BEST GOSPEL ALBUM 

Nashville, TN (November 24, 2020)—Motown Gospel joins the music community in celebrating nominations for iconic choirmaster Ricky Dillard, in the 63rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards. A pioneer of contemporary choir music, Ricky Dillard, and his soulful choir earns a GRAMMY® nod for Best Gospel Performance/Song for their breakout anthem of the year, “Release (Live).” The song reached number one on both the BDS Gospel Airplay Charts and the Mediabase Published Gospel Chart. Released in May, Dillard’s aptly titled album Choirmaster also receives a nomination in the Best Gospel Album category. 

“We are elated about Ricky Dillard’s two GRAMMY® nods, both for his Choirmaster album and for his smash single ‘Release’,” shares EJ Gaines, Co-Executive Director, Motown Gospel. “This spirited body of work is a testament to not only his staying power, but also to the significance of choirs in American music, overall.”

The 63rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards will air live on CBS on Sunday, January 31, 2021. 

About Motown GospelMotown Gospel is one of the most prominent gospel music companies in the world, boasting over two decades of chart-topping and award-winning artists, albums and songs. A division of Capitol CMG/Universal Music Group, the world’s leading Christian music company and market leader in recorded music, distribution, and music publishing, Motown Gospel’s artist roster has included Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Smokie Norful, Tye Tribbett, Brian Courtney Wilson, Kierra Sheard, The Clark Sisters and more.

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