Kirk Franklin has won Best Gospel Performance/Song for “Love Theory” at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards.
This is Franklin’s marks his 15th GRAMMY win in his career.
“Wow. Thank you,” the high profile Christian music star. “Gospel music has so many incredible talents and I’m so humbled to be in that category with some of the greatest to ever do it.”
Franklin has been through a difficult road of late, after losing his pastor, Dr. Lois Evans, to cancer.
He also shared on Instagram recently to that in 2019: “I experienced a high amount of loss in my life. I went to more funerals in 2019 than I’ve ever been to in my life. I went to the funerals of friends, the funerals of people’s parents and funerals of people’s kids.
“I really struggled with a lot of anxiety and I really got into a funk that I couldn’t really get out of – this really dark funk that I was in – of depression,” he said that he felt overwhelmed by “the angst that death can bring to you” as well as “anxiety about the future.”
He explained how he usually speaks to his pastor, Dr Tony Evans, but that he wanted to respect the fact Evans was dealing with his own loss. Dr Evans’ wife Lois died at the end of 2019.