David C Cook’s Songs Honored At GRAMMY Awards®1
David C Cook’s Songs Honored At GRAMMY Awards®
ISRAEL & NEW BREED’S “YOUR PRESENCE IS HEAVEN” AND
MATT REDMAN’S “10,000 REASONS”
RECEIVE GRAMMYS FOR BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC SONG
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – - In a ground-breaking first, two songs co-owned by the nonprofit global church resource provider David C Cook were honored at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, which were broadcast live from Los Angeles on the CBS Television Network. The songs “Your Presence Is Heaven,” which is co-owned by Cook’s Integrity Music catalog, and “10,000 Reasons,” which is co-owned by it’s Thankyou Music catalog, both received GRAMMYs for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song.
“Your Presence Is Heaven” was written by Israel Houghton and Micah Massey and is featured on the best-selling Israel and New Breed album Jesus At The Center, which was released last fall. The song is also slated to appear on the new Christine D’Clario release Deeper. “10,000 Reasons”, which was written by Matt Redman and Jonas Myrin, has been recorded by numerous Christian music artists and appeared on Redman’s album by the same title. Most recently, the song was featured on the critically acclaimed Rend Collective Experiment album Campfire.
This is the first time that the song publishing catalogs for David C Cook, which owns praise and worship music label Integrity Music, have been honored in such a way at the GRAMMY Awards®.
“It’s an incredible honor that the Recording Academy would recognize songs of such substance,” said C. Ryan Dunham, President of Integrity Music, “We are excited to see that songs that are rooted in the Church… songs that will be sung by millions of believers around the world, have been embraced by the larger music industry and the creative arts community.”
About David C Cook:
David C Cook is a leading nonprofit resource provider serving the global Church with life-transforming, Christ-centered materials. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with offices in Illinois, Canada and the United Kingdom, David C Cook’s resources are published in over 150 languages and distributed in more than 160 countries. Originally founded in 1875 as a curriculum publisher, today David C Cook publishes numerous bestselling fiction and non-fiction books from a variety of award-winning authors. It is also a leading provider of worship music through its Integrity Music label, which produces over one-third of the top 100 praise and worship songs sung around the world.
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Media contact: Shannon.Walker@IntegrityMusic.com / 719.536.0100, ext 3119