Herms on Grammy roll
For the second year in a row, Edmonton-raised producer and songwriter, Bernie Herms, has notched two Grammy Award nominations.
This past February, Herms captured his first Grammy when the Hillary Scott single, “Thy Will”, won Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song. Herms co-wrote and co-produced the number one radio hit.
When the current Grammies are unveiled at the end of January, Herms will once again be competing with his wife, Natalie Grant.
The Casting Crowns single, “Oh My Soul”, co-written by Herms, is vying for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song along with Grant’s “Clean”.
As the producer of Danny Gokey’s Rise project, Herms is also contending for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album at the 2018 Grammies.
In October, Herms claimed both the Producer of the Year and Songwriter of the Year honours at the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards. He was also named BMI Christian Songwriter of the Year in 2017.
Born in Ontario, Herms spent most of his teenage years in Edmonton while his father, Reinhold, pastored Southside Pentecostal Assembly. After the family moved to British Columbia, Herms began his music studies at Trinity Western University.
“Creating music that has the power to impact people in a deeply personal way is its own reward, and seeing the music acknowledged by the music community is an awesome blessing,” Herms states in a press release.
With 30 number one hits in the United States alone, the roster of artists Herms has worked with includes Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Selena Gomez, Kelly Clarkson, Barbara Streisand, David Foster, Amy Grant and Steven Curtis Chapman – not to mention his wife, who has won Female Vocalist of the Year at the Doves five times.