CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Musicians from the Lowcountry took home awards during Sunday night’s Grammy Awards.
Charleston-based band Ranky Tanky won in the category of Best Regional Roots Music Album for Live at the 2022 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which was a recording from their performance at that festival and released in August 2022.
Ranky Tanky, a chart-topping musical ensemble specializing in jazz-influenced arrangements with traditional Gullah music, previously won a Grammy in the same category back in 2010 for the album ‘Good Time.’
Meanwhile, Charleston natives Chandler Moore and Brandon Lake earned four Grammys during Sunday night’s show for their work with gospel group Maverick City Music.
Lake, a member of the group, also serves as a worship pastor at Seacoast Church in Charleston. Moore, also a worship leader, is from North Charleston.
Maverick City Music won in the category of Best Gospel Performance/Song for the song “Kingdom,” along with Kirk Franklin. They also won in the category of Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for “Fear Is Not My Future,” Best Gospel Album for “Kingdom Book One Deluxe,” and Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for “Breathe.”
The group won its first Grammy in 2022 for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album. They have received nearly a dozen nominations since 2020.
Lake is currently traveling the U.S. on his Miracle Nights Tour for the new album “Help!” He is set to perform in Atlanta, Georgia on April 14.