13 Nov Cody Carnes Receives His 4th GRAMMY Nomination
NASHVILLE, TENN – Singer / songwriter and worship leader Cody Carnes received his fourth GRAMMY® nomination for the 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Carnes is nominated for his song “Firm Foundation (He Won’t) [Live]” in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song category. The GRAMMY Awards will take place at the Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena on Sun, Feb. 4, 2024, and will broadcast live on the CBS Television Network and stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.
The nominated song is currently Top 5 at both MediaBase Christian Audience and AC charts and hit No. 19 on the current CCLI chart. Carnes’ song has impacted listeners on a massive global scale with 65M global streams.
“Firm Foundation (He Won’t’) [Live]” is also the title track of his latest live album released this year. This has been a special song from the beginning, with Carnes noting it is one of his favorites he’s ever written.
He adds, “I had a lot of anxiety and fear of the future. I had that feeling of, ‘God, where are You?’ So as I was dealing with those emotions, one morning I woke up and just felt like I needed to sing my way out of that.”
Walking around his house before his family was even stirring, Carnes began repeating the initial melody, and by the time he had sung the idea into his phone, he felt like he had experienced the same “peace that makes no sense” he references in the song. He finished the fear-fighting anthem with Chandler Moore (Maverick City Music) and Austin Davis along with Aaron Robertson.
Carnes is currently on the European leg of “The Blessing Tour” with his wife Kari Jobe, and they will finish the special tour this week in Sweden. It was also recently announced that Carnes and Jobe will be performing a night of worship at Carnegie Hall in New York City on February 25, 2024.
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ABOUT CODY CARNES: Cody Carnes is a worship leader who is passionate about creating spaces where innovative artistry and authentic worship can collide. Since releasing his solo label debut project in 2017, Carnes has continued to impact the worship music genre with powerful church anthems like “Nothing Else,” “Run To the Father,” and “Christ Be Magnified.” In 2020, he released his studio album, Run To The Father, which earned him his first GRAMMY Award nomination. He also received GRAMMY nominations for “The Blessing” and the album The Blessing (Live) for the 63rd and 64th Awards, as well as “The Blessing” being named “Song of the Year” (2021) and “Worship Song of the Year” (2020) at the GMA Dove Awards. In 2022, he released his first ever live project, God is Good!, which also produced his first No. 1 radio single, “Ain’t Nobody,” and received a K-LOVE Fan Award nomination and GMA Dove Award nominations. In 2023, he received his first solo RIAA GOLD Certifications for his songs, “Run To The Father” and “Nothing Else.” He is originally from Texas, but now resides in Nashville with his wife, Kari Jobe, and their two boys, Canyon and Kingston. The Carnes also both serve at their home church The Belonging Co. in Nashville.