CODY CARNES RECEIVES HIS FOURTH GRAMMY® NOMINATION WITH THE SONG, “FIRM FOUNDATION (HE WON’T) [LIVE]” NOMINATED FOR “BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC PERFORMANCE/SONG”
NASHVILLE, TENN. (November 13, 2023) Singer / songwriter and worship leader Cody Carnes received his fourth GRAMMY® nomination today for the 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Carnes is nominated for his song “Firm Foundation (He Won’t) [Live]” for “Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song” 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 Europe leg of “The Blessing Tour” with his wife Kari Jobe. They will finish the special tour this week in Sweden. Recently announced Carnes and Jobe will be performing a night of worship at Carnegie Hall in New York City on February 25, 2024.