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Kirk Franklin and Dolly Parton win Christian music awards at the Grammys

by Cara Bentley

Kirk Franklin and Dolly Parton have picked up awards in the Christian music categories at the Grammys. 

Franklin won best gospel album for Long Live Love, beating Cece Winans, whilst duo For King & Country won contemporary Christian music album, beating TobyMac, Chris Tomlin and Crowder. 

For King & Country also picked up an award with country singer Dolly Parton for their collaborative single 'God Only Knows'.

The band thanked the writers Josh Kerr, Jordan Reynolds and Tedd Tjornhom on Twitter and said: "We're floored…and dedicate these to anyone needing a new beginning, a fresh start, and a new dawn. These awards for us represent redemption for our family. If you're wondering if your story can be used for good, it can be."





Gloria Gaynor won the best roots gospel album for 'Testimony', writing "God is faithful" on Twitter and that she was giving God the glory on Instagram. 



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