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The 32nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards

Plays host to countless Gospel Stars and Numerous Events

 

Kirk Franklin, Deborah Joy Winans and Adrienne Bailon & Israel Houghton

Photos Courtesy of Maury Phillips, Courtesy of Central City Productions/TV One

 

(LAS VEGAS, NV) – March 26, 2017 – Central City Productions hosted the 32nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards last night in Las Vegas, NV at The Orleans Arena. The annual show, hailed as an “epic night in gospel music,” was hosted by Erica Campbell and Anthony Brown.

 

Also taking place during the Stellar Gospel Music Awards were close to 50 other events including concerts, workshops, industry panels and listening parties.  These events targeted the Gospel Community with some of the biggest names in Gospel from Kirk Franklin, Tamela Mann, David Mann and Earl Bynum to Lucinda Moore, Gi and Terrence Bell.

 

The telecast will premiere on TV One, on Palm Sunday, April 9 at 6pm ET with encores at 8pm and 11pm ET. Additionally, the Stellar Awards will air in national broadcast syndication April 15-May 7, 2017.

 

The night included performances by Tamela Mann, Shirley Caesar, Jekalyn Carr, Fred Hammond, Kirk Franklin, Bizzle, Canton Jones, Da’ Truth, JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise, Travis Greene, Jonathan McReynolds, Jonathan Butler, VaShawn Mitchell, Tasha Cobbs, Doug Williams, Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson, Da Chosen Brothaz, Donnie McClurkin and more.

 

Stellar Awards founder, Don Jackson bestowed special honors upon gospel legend Spencer Taylor (of the Highway QC’s) and Reverend Clay Evans. Stellar Honors Hall of Fame inductees included: Fred Hammond, Mississippi Mass Choir, Catherine Brewton, Harvey Watkins, Jr. and Dr. Leonard Scott.

 

Below are the 2016 – 2017 – 32nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Award Winners

 

Category #1

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

– TAMELA MANN, ONE WAY, TILLY MANN

 

Category #2

SONG OF THE YEAR

– MADE A WAY, TRAVIS GREENE, RCA INSPIRATION

 

Category #3

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

– TRAVIS GREENE, THE HILL, RCA INSPIRATION

 

CATEGORY #4

ALBERTINA WALKER FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

– TAMELA MANN, ONE WAY, TILLY MANN

 

CATEGORY #5

GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR

– MYRON BUTLER & LEVI, ON PURPOSE, MOTOWN GOSPEL

 

CATEGORY #6

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

– BRI (BRIANA BABINEAUX), KEYS TO MY HEART, MARQUIS BOONE/TYSCOT RECORDS

 

CATEGORY #7

CD OF THE YEAR

– THE HILL, TRAVIS GREENE, RCA INSPIRATION

 

CATEGORY #8

CHOIR OF THE YEAR

– HEZEKIAH WALKER, AZUSA THE NEXT GENERATION 2: BETTER, AZUSA, INC./eONE MUSIC

 

CATEGORY #9

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

– MYRON BUTLER, TAMELA MANN, KIRK FRANKLIN, TIMBERLAND, ERIC DAWKINS, KING LOGAN, SHAUN MARTIN & DAVID MANN, ONE WAY (TAMELA MANN), TILLY MANN

 

CATEGORY #10

CONTEMPORARY GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR

– MYRON BUTLER & LEVI, ON PURPOSE, MOTOWN GOSPEL

 

CATEGORY #12

CONTEMPORARY MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

– TRAVIS GREENE, THE HILL, RCA INSPIRATION

 

CATEGORY #13

TRADITIONAL MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

– DONNIE MCCLURKIN, THE JOURNEY (LIVE), RCA INSPIRATION

 

CATEGORY #14

CONTEMPORARY FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

– BRI (BRIANA BABINEAUX), KEYS TO MY HEART, MARQUIS BOONE/TYSCOT RECORDS

 

CATEGORY #15

TRADITIONAL FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

– TAMELA MANN, ONE WAY, TILLY MANN

 

CATEGORY #16

CONTEMPORARY CD OF THE YEAR

– THE HILL, TRAVIS GREENE, RCA INSPIRATION

 

CATEGORY #17

TRADITIONAL CD OF THE YEAR

– ONE WAY, TAMELA MANN, TILLY MANN

 

CATEGORY #18

URBAN/INSPIRATIONAL SINGLE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

– GOD PROVIDES – ONE WAY, TAMELA MANN, TILLY MANN

 

CATEGORY #19

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

– WANNA BE HAPPY – LOSING MY RELIGION (KIRK FRANKLIN), ROCK JACOBS, FO YO SOUL/RCA RECORDS

 

CATEGORY #20

TRADITIONAL CHOIR OF THE YEAR

– CHICAGO MASS CHOIR, WE GIVE YOU PRAISE, NEW HAVEN RECORDS

 

CATEGORY #21

CONTEMPORARY CHOIR OF THE YEAR

– HEZEKIAH WALKER, AZUSA THE NEXT GENERATION 2: BETTER, AZUSA, INC./eONE MUSIC

 

CATEGORY #23

SPECIAL EVENT CD OF THE YEAR

– WOW GOSPEL 2016, VARIOUS ARTISTS, RCA INSPIRATION

 

CATEGORY #24

RAP HIP HOP GOSPEL CD OF THE YEAR

– I AM JUSTICE, CANTON JONES, CAJO INTERNATIONAL

 

CATEGORY #25

YOUTH PROJECT OF THE YEAR

– JOSHUA’S TROOP, IT’S MY TIME, NEW HAVEN RECORDS

 

CATEGORY #26

QUARTET OF THE YEAR

– KEITH “WONDERBOY” JOHNSON, TIMELESS MUSIC MOVEMENT, VOLUME 1, WONDERSPIRIT PRODUCTIONS RECORDS

 

CATEGORY #27

RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING OF THE YEAR

– ANNIE STOLL, THE HILL (TRAVIS GREENE), RCA INSPIRATION

 

CATEGORY #28

PRAISE AND WORSHIP CD OF THE YEAR

– THE HILL, TRAVIS GREENE, RCA INSPIRATION

 

JAMES CLEVELAND LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

SPENCER TAYLOR, THE HIGHWAY QC’S

 

AMBASSADOR DR. BOBBY JONES LEGEND AWARD

REV. CLAY EVANS

 

THOMAS A. DORSEY MOST NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

HARVEY WATKINS, JR., THE CANTON SPIRITUALS

 

GOSPEL RADIO OF THE YEAR WINNERS

 

MAJOR MARKET OF THE YEAR

– WIGO – AM 1570, ATLANTA, GA, LARRY YOUNG

 

LARGE MARKET OF THE YEAR

– WOKB 1680AM, ORLANDO, SHANTI PERSAUD

 

MEDIUM MARKET OF THE YEAR

–          PRAISE 104.7 FM WPZZ 104.7, RICHMOND, REGINALD BAKER and

–           SHEILAH BELLE “The Belle”

 

SMALL MARKET OF THE YEAR

– WIMG 1300 AM, TRENTON, ED LONG

 

INTERNET STATION OF THE YEAR

– SOAR RADIO, SOARRADIO.COM, JUSTIN FRANCIS

 

GOSPEL ANNOUNCER OF THE YEAR

–          MICHAEL CHANDLER, WFMI – REJOICE MUSICAL SOUL FOOD

 

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