Kirk Franklin

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Among the early winners of the 2017 Grammy Awards in Christian categories announced in Los Angeles Sunday night are gospel singer Tamela Mann, country music group Hillary Scott & The Scott Family, singer Kirk Franklin and country singer Rory Feek and his late wife, Joey.

Singer and actor Mann, known for her recurring role as Cora in Tyler Perry’s plays, took home the Best Gospel Performance/Song Award for “God Provides.”

The 51-year-old Texas-born singer began her career as a singer with the gospel group Kirk Franklin and the Family, and released her own album, The Master Plan, in 2009.

“God Provides,” written by Kirk Franklin, is from Mann’s 2016 album, One Way.

The award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song went to the group Hillary Scott & The Scott Family for “Thy Will.”


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