The 28th Stellar Gospel Music Awards 2013
The 28th annual Stellar Awards took place on Saturday (January 19) at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and was hosted by contemporary gospel favourites, Kirk Franklin and Mary Mary.
The Stellar Awards is the Grammys of the gospel music industry and started in 1985. It is the first Gospel Music Awards show (in the U.S), honouring Gospel Music Artists and related industry professionals for their contributions to the Gospel Music Industry.
Performers and ministers of Saturday’s show included:
Tye Tribbett, Tamela Mann, Byron Cage, Marvin Winans, Kierra Sheard, The Kurt Carr Singers, Kierra Sheard, Donnie McClurkin, Le’Andria Johnson and Mary Mary.
The Award Show featured tributes to Kurt Carr, Bishop T.D Jakes and the late Inez Andrews (of the Caravans) who were also honoured with specific prestigious awards.
Big winners of the night included Marvin Sapp, Pastor Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago and Mary Mary. I was over the moon to see Marvin Sapp appreciated and recognized with four Awards, as he is one of my favourite singers.
I look forward to attending next years award show God willing J (Holla!). Gospel music is truly inspiring, uplifting and life changing. You can explore gospel music of different flavours by checking out Premier Gospel Radio.
Full List Of The 2013 Stellar Award Winners
Artist of the Year – Marvin Sapp
Song of the Year – “Awesome”, by Charles Jenkins
Male Vocalist of the Year – Marvin Sapp
Albertina Walker Female Vocalist of the Year – Kierra Sheard
Group/Duo of the Year – Mary Mary
New Artist of the Year – Le’Andria Johnson
CD of the Year – “The Best Of Both Worlds”, by Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago
Choir of the Year – Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago
Producer of the Year – Isaac Carree, Eric Dawkins, Warryn Campbell, Gerald Haddon, & Rick Robinson, “Uncommon Me”.
Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year – Mary Mary
Traditional Group/Duo of the Year – The Williams Brothers
Contemporary Male of the Year – Fred Hammond
Traditional Male of the Year – Marvin Sapp
Contemporary Female of the Year – Le’Andria Johnson
Traditional Female of the Year – Vanessa Bell Armstrong
Contemporary CD of the Year – “Go Get It”, by Mary Mary
Traditional CD of the Year – “I Win”, by Marvin Sapp
Urban/Inspirational Single or Performance of the Year – “Go Get It” by Mary Mary
Music Video of the Year – Short Format – “Go Get It” (by Mary Mary), directed by Darren Grant
Traditional Choir of the Year – Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago
Special Event CD of the Year – “Go Get It”, by Mary Mary
Rap Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year – “The Whole Truth”, by Da T.R.U.T.H.
Childrens Project of the Year – Anointed By God
Quartet of the Year – The Williams Brothers
Recorded Music Packaging of the Year – “The Best Of Both Worlds”, by Charles Jenkins
Praise And Worship CD of the Year – “Shifting The Atmosphere”, by Jason Nelson
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 Andrews.
Some Performances From The Award Show (Enjoy before they get deleted)
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