The Grammy Awards are a family affair for the Mortons.
Both Bishop Paul S. Morton and PJ Morton are nominated for best gospel album for “Best Days Yet,” the elder Morton’s album — PJ wrote and produced four songs. PJ’s song, the Stevie Wonder-featured “Only One,” is up for best R&B song. The Mortons are the first to accomplish this feat since Bob and Jakob Dylan in 1998.
Bishop said he’s excited because of his nomination — his first at the Grammys — but is even more thrilled for his son.
“That’s when I just went crazy. Oh my God, this is too much,” he said. “People will be able to see that, wow, father and son in the same year, on the same Grammy program. … This is certainly out of the box.”
The 63-year-old singer, who has won six Stellar Awards, is a pastor of churches in Atlanta and New Orleans. PJ, who joined Maroon 5 as a keyboardist in 2010, won the best R&B album Grammy in 2003 for his songwriting work on India.Arie’s “Voyage to India.” The 32-year-old’s nominated song is from his album “New Orleans,” released on Lil Wayne’s Cash Money Records. The album includes collaborations with the rap prince, Adam Levine and Busta Rhymes.
“This shows that I’m not just one thing. … This confirms to me that I wasn’t crazy being inspired by so many things,” he said. “My mom put me on to the Beatles. My dad is a big Anita Baker fan. … This says I’m accepted.”
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