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Photo: Reasons to celebrate

15 February 2013


Reasons to celebrate: the British Christian songwriter Matt Redman won two Grammys on Sunday, at a star-studded awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

Mr Redman won Best Gospel/Christian Contemporary Christian Music Performance and Best Christian Music Song for "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)", which he wrote with Jonas Myrin.

After accepting the award, Mr Redman wrote on Twitter: "We wrote this song for the glory of God, so He gets all the glory today too."

Mr Redman has written a number of songs that are sung regularly in churches, including "Blessed be your name" and "I will offer up my life". He and his family worship at St Peter's, Brighton.

The British band Mumford & Sons won a Grammy for Album of the Year, for the album Babel. The band's lead singer, Marcus Mumford, is the son of the national director of the Vineyard Churches, John Mumford, who was installed as honorary canon theologian at Coventry Cathedral last year (News, 11 May).

Mumford & Sons are among the few British bands to have sold one million albums in both the UK and the US.

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