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The 2012 Stellar Awards Nominees are:
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
–        EARNEST PUGH, EARNESTLY YOURS, BLACKSMOKE MUSIC WORLDWIDE
–        KIRK FRANKLIN, HELLO FEAR, VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP
–        MARY MARY, SOMETHING BIG, COLUMBIA RECORDS/MY BLOCK RECORDS
–        VASHAWN MITCHELL, TRIUMPHANT, EMI GOSPEL
SONG OF THE YEAR
–        DARIUS PAULK, NOBODY GREATER – TRIUMPHANT, EMI GOSPEL
–        DEITRICK HADDON, WELL DONE – CHURCH ON THE MOON, VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP
–        KIRK FRANKLIN, I SMILE – HELLO FEAR, VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP
–        WESS MORGAN, I CHOOSE TO WORSHIP – UNDER AN OPEN HEAVEN, BOWTIE WORLD MUSIC
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
–        EARNEST PUGH, EARNESTLY YOURS, BLACKSMOKE MUSIC WORLDWIDE
–        ISRAEL HOUGHTON, LOVE GOD, LOVE PEOPLE, INTEGRITY MUSIC
–        SMOKIE NORFUL, HOW I GOT OVER: SONGS THAT CARRIED US, TREMYLES MUSIC/EMI GOSPEL
–        VASHAWN MITCHELL, TRIUMPHANT, EMI GOSPEL
ALBERTINA WALKER FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR* (*renamed in 2011)
–        BEVERLY CRAWFORD, LIVE FROM LOS ANGELES – VOL. 2, JDI RECORDS
–        KIM BURRELL, THE LOVE ALBUM, SHANACHIE ENTERTAINMENT
–        MARTHA MUNIZZI, MAKE IT LOUD!, EPIC MUSIC
–        YOLANDA ADAMS, BECOMING, N-HOUSE MUSIC GROUP
GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR
–        JAMES FORTUNE & FIYA, I BELIEVE, BLACKSMOKE MUSIC WORLDWIDE
–        MARY MARY, SOMETHING BIG, COLUMBIA RECORDS/MY BLOCK RECORDS
–        THE RANCE ALLEN GROUP, THE LIVE EXPERIENCE II, TYSCOT MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
–        TRIN-I-TEE 5:7, ANGEL & CHANELLE, MUSIC WORLD GOSPEL/MUSIC WORLD
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
–        GREATER MOUNT CALVARY RECORDING CHOIR, GREATER MOUNT CALVARY LIVE: AS TOLD BY THE MUSIC MINISTRY,
CALVARY  RECORDS
–        PREASHEA HILLIARD, LIVE OUT LOUD, SOUNDEFX MEDIA/BLACKSMOKE
–        TODD DULANEY, PULLIN ME THROUGH, GOLDSTREET GOSPEL MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
–        Y’ANNA CRAWLEY, THE PROMISE, ID MUSIC GROUP/UNIVERSAL/FONTANA DISTRIBUTION
CD OF THE YEAR
–        JAMES FORTUNE & FIYA, I BELIEVE, BLACKSMOKE MUSIC WORLDWIDE
–        KIRK FRANKLIN, HELLO FEAR, VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP
–        MARY MARY, SOMETHING BIG, COLUMBIA RECORDS/MY BLOCK RECORDS
–        VASHAWN MITCHELL, TRIUMPHANT, EMI GOSPEL
CHOIR OF THE YEAR
–        CHICAGO MASS CHOIR, XV LIVE, NEW HAVEN RECORDS
–        MISSISSIPPI MASS CHOIR, …THEN SINGS MY SOUL, MALACO
–        RICKY DILLARD & NEW G, KEEP LIVING, LIGHT RECORDS/ENTERTAINMENT ONE
–        SHEKINAH GLORY MINISTRY, REFRESHED BY FIRE, KINGDOM RECORDS, INC.
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
–        AARON LINDSEY, TOMMY SIMS, & ISRAEL HOUGHTON, LOVE GOD,LOVE PEOPLE,  INTEGRITY MUSIC
–        KIRK FRANKLIN, HELLO FEAR, VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP
–        VASHAWN MITCHELL, DANIEL WEATHERSPOON & RICK ROBINSON, TRIUMPHANT, EMI GOSPEL
–        WARRYN CAMPBELL/ MARY MARY, SOMETHING BIG, COLUMBIA RECORDS/MY BLOCK RECORDS
CONTEMPORARY GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR
–        JAMES FORTUNE & FIYA, I BELIEVE, BLACKSMOKE MUSIC
–        MARY MARY, SOMETHING BIG, COLUMBIA RECORDS/MY BLOCK RECORDS
–        TRIN-I-TEE 5:7, ANGEL & CHANELLE, MUSIC WORLD GOSPEL/MUSIC WORLD
TRADITIONAL GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR
–        KEITH “WONDERBOY” JOHNSON & THE SPIRITUAL VOICES, BACK 2 BASICS, BLACKSMOKE MUSIC WORLDWIDE
–        THE RANCE ALLEN GROUP, THE LIVE EXPERIENCE II, TYSCOT MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
–        THE SOUL SEAKERS, SOUL SEEKERS II, MY BLOCK RECORDS/MALACO MUSIC GROUP
CONTEMPORARY MALE OF THE YEAR
–        DEITRICK HADDON, CHURCH ON THE MOON, VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP
–        EARNEST PUGH, EARNESTLY YOURS, BLACKSMOKE MUSIC WORLDWIDE
–        ISRAEL HOUGTON, LOVE GOD, LOVE PEOPLE, INTEGRITY MUSIC
–        VASHAWN MITCHELL, TRIUMPHANT, EMI GOSPEL
TRADITIONAL MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
–        KEITH “WONDERBOY” JOHNSON, BACK 2 BASICS, BLACKSMOKE MUSIC WORLDWIDE
–        JOHN P. KEE, THE LEGACY PROJECT, VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP
–        RANCE ALLEN, THE LIVE EXPERIENCE II, TYSCOT MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
–        SMOKIE NORFUL, HOW I GOT OVER: SONGS THAT CARRIED US, TREMYLES MUSIC/EMI GOSPEL
CONTEMPORARY FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
–        KIM BURRELL, THE LOVE ALBUM, SHANACHIE ENTERTAINMENT
–        PREASHEA HILLIARD, LIVE OUT LOUD, SOUNDEFX MEDIA/BLACKSMOKE
–        Y’ANNA CRAWLEY, THE PROMISE, ID MUSIC GROUP/UNIVERSAL/FONTANA DISTRIBUTION
–        YOLANDA ADAMS, BECOMING, N-HOUSE MUSIC GROUP
TRADITIONAL FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
–        BEVERLY CRAWFORD, LIVE FROM LOS ANGELES – VOL.2, JDI RECORDS
–        EVELYN TURRENTINE-AGEE, THERE’S GONNA BE A MEETING, SHANACHIE ENTERTAINMENT
–        LASHUN PACE, REBORN, SHANACHIE ENTERTAINMENT
–        TWINKIE CLARK, WITH HUMILITY, ARROWHEAD GOSPEL
CONTEMPORARY CD OF THE YEAR
–        DEITRICK HADDON, CHURCH ON THE MOON, VERITY MUSIC GROUP
–        KIRK FRANKLIN, HELLO FEAR, VERITY MUSIC GROUP
–        MARY MARY, SOMETHING BIG, COLUMBIA RECORDS/MY BLOCK RECORDS
–        VASHAWN MITCHELL, TRIUMPHANT, EMI GOSPEL
TRADITIONAL CD OF THE YEAR
–        JOHN P. KEE, THE LEGACY PROJECT, VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP
–        MISSISSIPPI MASS CHOIR, …THEN SINGS MY SOUL, MALACO
–        RICKY DILLARD & NEW G, KEEP LIVING, LIGHT RECORDS/ ENTERTAINMENT ONE
–        SMOKIE NORFUL, HOW I GOT OVER: SONGS THAT CARRIED US, TREMYLES MUSIC/ EMI GOSPEL
URBAN/INSPIRATIONAL SINGLE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
–       DEITRICK HADDON, WELL DONE – CHURCH ON THE MOON, VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP
–       KIRK FRANKLIN, I SMILE – HELLO FEAR, VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP
–        MARY MARY, WALKING – SOMETHING BIG, COLUMBIA RECORDS/ MY BLOCK RECORDS
–        VASHAWN MITCHELL, NOBODY GREATER – TRIUMPHANT,  EMI GOSPEL
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR – SHORT FORMAT
–        CANTON JONES, GOD – DOMINIONAIRE, CAJO RECORDS
–        CHRISTIAN HEUER, WALKING -SOMETHING BIG, COLUMBIA RECORDS/MY BLOCK RECORDS
–        MARTHA MUNIZZI, EXCELLENT – MAKE IT LOUD!, EPIC MUSIC
–        VASHAWN MITCHELL, NOBODY GREATER – TRIUMPHANT, EMI GOSPEL
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR – LONG FORMAT
–        DEITRICK HADDON, CHURCH ON THE MOON: PART ONE, VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP
–        JERRY PARRIES, BISHOP MORTON CELEBRATES 25 YEARS IN MUSIC, LIGHT RECORDS/ENTERTAINMENT ONE,
–        MISSISSIPPI MASS CHOIR, ….THEN SINGS MY SOUL, MALACO
–        RICKY DILLARD, KEEP LIVING, LIGHT RECORDS/ENTERTAINMENT ONE
TRADITIONAL CHOIR OF THE YEAR
–        CHICAGO MASS CHOIR, XV LIVE, NEW HAVEN RECORDS
–        GREATER MOUNT CALVARY RECORDING CHOIR,  GREATER MOUNT CALVARY LIVE: AS TOLD BY THE MUSIC MINISTRY,
CALVARY RECORDS
–        MISSISSIPPI MASS CHOIR, ….THEN SINGS MY SOUL, MALACO
–        RICKY DILLARD & NEW G, KEEP LIVING, LIGHT RECORDS/ENTERTAINMENT ONE
CONTEMPORARY CHOIR OF THE YEAR
–        LONNIE HUNTER & STRUCTURE, I’M BACK, BLACKSMOKE MUSIC WORLDWIDE
–        SHEKINAH GLORY MINISTRY, REFRESHED BY FIRE, KINGDOM RECORDS, INC.
INSTRUMENTAL GOSPEL CD OF THE YEAR
–        HAROLD RAYFORD, I AM THE INSTRUMENT, TYSCOT MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
–        MOSES TYSON, JR., MUSIC REMASTERED & SACRED ORGAN, TYMO RECORDS
–        TODD LEDBETTER, MEDITATIONS: HYMNS IN THE KEY OF JAZZ, DAMALJAH
–        WINSTON STEWART, SEASON, JOYFUL RECORDS
SPECIAL EVENT CD OF THE YEAR
–        BISHOP PAUL S. MORTON, BISHOP MORTON CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF MUSIC, LIGHT RECORDS/ENTERTAINMENT ONE
–        JOHN P. KEE, THE LEGACY PROJECT, VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP
–        SHEKINAH GLORY MINISTRY, REFRESHED BY FIRE, KINGDOM RECORDS, INC.
–        VASHAWN MITCHELL, MY SONGBOOK, TYSCOT MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
RAP HIP HOP GOSPEL CD OF THE YEAR
–        FLAME, CAPTURED, CLEAR SIGHT MUSIC
–        LECRAE, REHAB, REACH RECORDS
–        LECRAE, REHAB: THE OVERDOSE, REACH RECORDS
–        VIKTORY, BIRTH OF A LEGACY: VOL. 1, VIKTORIUS MUSIC GROUP
CHILDRENS PROJECT OF THE YEAR
–        PURE N HEART, TEEN PURE IN HEART LIVE, MUSIC2CHANGEU RECORDS
–        SANTIAGO & CLAUDE DEUCE, MY DESTINY PLACE – MY IMAGINATION, OPEN RIVERS PICTURES/EAESIS/WORD DISTRIBUTION
–        THE VELAZQUEZ FAMILY SINGERS, TEN, Z.A.V.E. RECORDS
–        T-REP THE YOUNG PRAYZR, LET’S GO, YUNGSTA GRIND ENTERTAINMENT
QUARTET OF THE YEAR
–        KEITH “WONDERBOY” JOHNSON & THE SPIRITUAL VOICES, BACK 2 BASICS, BLACKSMOKE MUSIC WORLDWIDE
–        THE RANCE ALLEN GROUP, THE LIVE EXPERIENCE II, TYSCOT MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
–        THE SOUL SEEKERS, SOUL SEEKERS II, MY BLOCK RECORDS/ MALACO MUSIC GROUP
RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING OF THE YEAR
–        CHRISTINA JONES, DOMINIONAIRE, CAJO RECORDS
–        DENISE TROTMAN & GREG GILLIGAN, HELLO FEAR, VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP
–        MARTHA MUNIZZI, MAKE IT LOUD!, EPIC MUSIC
–        TANNER GARY, TRIUMPHANT, EMI GOSPEL
PRAISE AND WORSHIP CD OF THE YEAR
–        EARNEST PUGH, EARNESTLY YOURS, BLACKSMOKE MUSIC WORLDWIDE
–        ISRAEL HOUGHTON, LOVE GOD, LOVE PEOPLE, INTEGRITY MUSIC
–        SHEKINAH GLORY MINISTRY, REFRESHED BY FIRE, KINGDOM RECORDS, INC.
–        VASHAWN MITCHELL, TRIUMPHANT, EMI GOSPEL
SPOKEN WORLD CD RECORDING OF THE YEAR
–        MARCO THE POET, MARCO THE POET EP, INDEPENDENT
–        MICHAEL DIALLO MCLENDON, THE DIALLO EXPERIENCE, SEEDWORKS RECORDS
–        SELAH, LOOK AT YOU LOVING ME, PAUSE AND THINK MINISTRIES
–        TRUPOETRY, TRUPOETRY, TRUPOETRY
SPECIAL AWARDS — HONOREES/NOMINEES
Thomas A. Dorsey Most Notable Achievement Award HONOREE
VY HIGGINSEN
Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones Legend Award HONOREE
DOROTHY NORWOOD
James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award HONOREE
JOHN P. KEE
SMALL MARKET RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR
–        WDJL 1000 AM                        Huntsville, AL
–        WJNI 106.3 FM                        Charleston, SC
–        KOKA 980 AM                          Shreveport, LA
–        WIMG 1300 AM                        Trenton, NJ
MEDIUM MARKET RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR
–        WLOU 1350 AM                      Louisville, KY
–        WPRF 94.9 FM                        New Orleans, LA
–        WENO 760 AM                        Nashville, TN
–        KPZK 102.5 FM                       Little Rock, AR
LARGE MARKET RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR
–        WHAL 95.7FM/1460 AM           Memphis, TN
–        WFMI 100.9                              Va-Norfolk-Newpt, VA
–        WCAO 600 AM                         Baltimore, MD
–        WMBM 1490 AM                      Miami, FL
MAJOR MARKET RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR
–        WPZE 102.5                             Atlanta, GA
–        WPRS 104.1                            Washington, DC
–        KJLH 102.3 FM                        Los Angeles, CA
–        WGRB 1390 AM                      Chicago, IL
ABOUT CENTRAL CITY PRODUCTIONS (CCP)
The Stellar Gospel Music Awards show is Executive Produced by Don Jackson and Produced by Barbara Wilson for Central City Productions. Founded in 1970 by Don Jackson, Chicago-based Central City Productions is a distributor of original targeted programming to television and cable networks. For more information, please visit http://www.ccptv.com.
ABOUT GMC
GMC (www.watchGMCtv.com) is America’s favorite television channel for uplifting music and family entertainment. The Parents Television Council™ recently awarded its Entertainment Seal of Approval™ to GMC for being “an authentic family-friendly cable network.” GMC was the only television network to receive the highly coveted honor in 2010. GMC can be seen in more than 51 million homes on various cable systems around the country, including DISH Network on channel 188, on DIRECTV on channel 338 and on Verizon FiOS on channel 224. Follow GMC TV on Facebook and Twitter at http://facebook.com/gmctv and http://twitter.com/gmctv.

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