Nashville, TN – If you love Gospel music, then you were, or you probably know someone who attended the hottest Gospel event of the year…the 28th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards!
The Annual Stellar Awards, once again took up residence in Nashville, TN at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. Airing live for the first time ever and on the GMC, this event sold out days before airing.
Hosting this year’s event was Kirk Franklin and Mary Mary who kept the evening moving with humor, wardrobe changes and lots of energy.
This years big winners included the Rev. Charles Jenkins, Marvin Sapp and Mary Mary!
Performances throughout the evening included Tye Tribbett who was also sporting a new look including the exclusion of his famous long dreadlocks, Israel Houghton & New Breed, Jason Nelson, Anita Wilson, Y’Anna Crawley, Kierra Sheard, Byron Cage, The Kurt Carr Singers, Marvin Winans, The Walls, Shirley Caesar, Tamela Mann, Marvin Sapp, Dottie Peoples, Pastor Charles Jenkins & the Fellowship Chicago Choir, Maurelle Brown Clark and LeAndria Johnson.
A special performance was also delivered by the remaining members of The Caravans, including Delores Washington, Dorothy Norwood and Shirley Caesar who each paid tribute to their friend the late Inez Andrews by singing her popular song, ”Mary Don’t You Weep.”
Mary, Mary did their top hit song “Go Get It” while Marvin Winans did a great performance of ”Let the Church Say Amen.”
Presenters for the evening included Kim Burrell, VaShawn Mitchell, Bishop Paul Morton, Dr. Bobby Jones, Rance Allen, Donald Lawrence, Shawn Thompson, Wess Morgan, Michelle Williams, Lexi, Earnest Pugh, Lisa Page Brooks, James Fotune, Hezekiah Walker and Don Jackson.
Catch the entire show when the 28th Annual Stellar Awards re-airs in more than 200 TV markets in syndication, now through March 3rd . Check your local listings for dates and times.
Below are the Winners, Highlighted in BLUE
ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Marvin Sapp, I Win, Verity Gospel Music Group
SONG OF THE YEAR: Charles Jenkins, Awesome, The Best of Both Worlds, Inspired People
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR: Marvin Sapp, I Win, Verity Gospel Music Group
ALBERTINA WALKER FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR: Kierra Sheard, Free, Karew Records
GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR: Mary, Mary, Go Get It, My Block, Columbia Record
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Le’Andria Johnson, The Awakening of Le’Andria Johnson, Music World Gospel
CD OF THE YEAR: Charles Jenkins &Fellowship Chicago, The Best of Both Worlds, Inspired People
CHOIR OF THE YEAR: Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago, The Best of Both Worlds, Inspired People
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR: Issac Carree, Eric Dawkins, Warryn Campbell, Gerald Haddon, Rick Robinson, Uncommon, Me, Soverign Agency/Door 6 Entertainment
CONTEMPORARY GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR: Mary, Mary, Go Get It, My Block, Columbia Records
TRADITIONAL GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR: The Williams Brothers, Live At Hard Rock, Part 1, Blackberry Records
CONTEMPORARY MALE OF THE YEAR: Fred Hammond, God Love & Romance, Verity Gospel Music Group
TRADITIONAL MALE OF THE YEAR: Marvin Sapp, I Win, Verity Gospel Music Group
CONTEMPORARY FEMALE OF THE YEAR: Le’Andria Johnson, The Awakening of Le’Andria Johnson, Music World Gospel
TRADITIONAL FEMALE OF THE YEAR: Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Timesless, Music World Gospel
CONTEMPORARY CD OF THE YEAR: Mary, Mary, Go Get It, My Block, Columbia Records
TRADITIONAL CD OF THE YEAR: Marvin Sapp, I Win, Verity Gospel Music Group
URBAN/INSPIRATIONAL SINGLE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR: Mary, Mary, Go Get It, My Block, Columbia Records
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR – SHORT FORMAT: Darren Grant, Go Get It, My Block, Columbia Records
TRADITIONAL CHOIR OF THE YEAR: Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago, The Best of Both Worlds, Inspired People
SPECIAL EVENT CD OF THE YEAR: Mary Mary, Go Get It, My Block, Columbia Records
RAP HIP HOP GOSPEL CD OF THE YEAR: Da T.R.U.T.H. The Whole Truth, XIST Music/Black Fuel Entertainment
CHILDRENS PROJECT OF THE YEAR: Anointed By God, Anointed By God, One Voice Media
QUARTET OF THE YEAR: The William Brothers, Live At The Hard Rock-Part 1, Blackberry Records
RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING OF THE YEAR: Charles Jenkins, The Best of Both Worlds, Inspired People
PRAISE AND WORSHIP CD OF THE YEAR: Jason Nelson, Shifting The Atmosphere, Verity Gospel Music Group
Other special awards :
James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award: Kurt Carr
Thomas A. Dorsey Most Notable Achievement Award: Bishop T.D. Jakes
Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones Legends Award: Inez Andrew
article courtesy of TheBelleReport.com
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