According to the bellereport.com

35TH ANNIVERSARY STELLAR

GOSPEL MUSIC AWARDS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED:

DONALD LAWRENCE PRESENTS THE TRI-CITY SINGERS

TOPS THE LIST WITH NINE, FOLLOWED BY KIRK FRANKLIN,

TASHA COBBS LEONARD &

JJ HAIRSTON WITH MULTIPLE NOMINATIONS

 

Rising Gospel Superstars Koryn Hawthorne and Jonathan McReynolds

Pair to Host the Milestone 35thAnnual Salute to

Gospel Music Taping on Friday, March 27th in Las Vegas

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(CHICAGO, IL) – January 22, 2020 – Central City Productions today announced the Stellar Award nominees in 28 categories for the milestone 35th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards taping on Friday, March 27 at the Las Vegas Orleans Arena. The Stellar Awards recognizes the year’s best performances in the genre, honors Gospel music icons and acknowledges the accomplishments of individuals instrumental in advocating for the industry. Gospel music’s most epic celebration is co-hosted for the first time by rising Gospel superstars and Stellar Award winners Koryn Hawthorne and Jonathan McReynolds.

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Don Jackson, Founder of the Stellar Awards and Chairman of Central City Productions, Inc. commented, “I am elated to celebrate this landmark 35th year of the Stellar Gospel Music Awards. Our flagship show is now one of the longest-running nationally televised African American awards programs in history. We are proud to honor Gospel music artists and industry professionals for their priceless contributions to Gospel music. We look forward to another spectacular weekend of family-friendly entertainment in Las Vegas.”

 

In addition to celebrating the year’s best album releases, Jackson will bestow special honors upon Gospel greats who have elevated the genre. This year’s James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award will honor none other than the iconic Clark Sisters – Karen Clark Sheard, Dorinda Clark Cole, Twinkie Clark and Jacky Clark Chisholm — who hold a collective fifteen Stellar Awards, in addition to the Thomas Dorsey Most Notable Achievement Award (2007).  Additional special honorees will be named at a later date.

 

SUMMARY OF 2020 STELLAR AWARDS TOP NOMINEES

 

Donald Lawrence Presents the Tri-City Singers – 9 Nominations

Kirk Franklin – 8 Nominations

Tasha Cobbs Leonard – 8 Nominations

JJ Hairston – 7 Nominations

Bishop Paul S. Morton- 6 Nominations

John P. Kee- 5 Nominations

Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers– 4 Nominations

William Murphy– 4 Nominations

Pastor Mike, Jr. – 4 Nominations

Maranda Curtis – 3 Nominations

Fresh Start Worship – 3 Nominations

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