Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category

Final 2016 Stellar Award Nominees Announced

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

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Congratulations to all of the nominees for the 2016 Stellar Awards. The Awards will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Category #1
ARTIST OF THE YEAR

ANTHONY BROWN & GROUP THERAPY, EVERYDAY JESUS, KEY OF A/TYSCOT

ERICA CAMPBELL, HELP 2.0, MY BLOCK INC./EONE MUSIC

JONATHAN MCREYNOLDS, LIFE MUSIC: STAGE TWO, TEHILLAH MUSIC GROUP/EONE MUSIC

TASHA COBBS, ONE PLACE LIVE, MOTOWN GOSPEL (more…)

NAACP Announces Image Award Nominees

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

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The nominees for the 47th NAACP Image Awards were announced yesterday.  The Awards celebrate achievements of people of color in television, music, literature and film and also honors individuals or groups who use the arts to promote social justice. (more…)

Motown Gospel Celebrates Grammy Nominations For Tasha Cobbs and Brian Courtney Wilson

Monday, December 7th, 2015

BCourtneyWilsonMotown Gospel celebrates Grammy nominations for Tasha Cobbs and Brian Courtney Wilson.

Tasha Cobbs took home a Grammy statue for her stirring performance of Break Every Chain from her debut project in 2014. One Place Live was released in August, and made its debut at #1 on the Billboard chart.  Cobbs took home a Dove Award as the 2015 Gospel Artist of the Year and is currently on tour with Kierra Sheard and William Murphy.

Brian Courtney Wilson delivered Worth Fighting For as his first project for the Motown Gospel label at the top of 2015, produced by Aaron Lindsey.  Worth Fighting For made its debut at the top of the radio charts and the album earned a Dove Award for Best Traditional Gospel Album. Tasha Cobbs One Place

“All of us at Motown Gospel feel blessed to work with Tasha Cobbs and Brian Courtney Wilson,” says Ken Pennell (President of Gospel Music, Capitol Christian Music Group), “Their talent and commitment inspire us. Congratulations Tasha and Brian!”

First Grammy Nomination for Anthony Brown & group therAPy

Monday, December 7th, 2015

AnthonyBrownTyscot Records recording artists Anthony Brown and group therAPy awoke to the news of their being nominated for the prestigious Grammy Award.  Worth, the radio single from their sophomore CD Everyday Jesus was nominated in the Best Gospel Performance/Song category.  The song is enjoying the ride atop the Gospel Radio charts as it sits at #1 for the 13th week. (more…)

2016 Grammy Nominees Announced

Monday, December 7th, 2015

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Congratulations to the 2016 Grammy nominees announced this morning. Nominees in the Gospel and Christian Categories are:

GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC

Gospel Performance/Song

“Worth [Live],” Anthony Brown and Group Therapy
“Wanna Be Happy?,” Kirk Franklin
“Intentional,” Travis Greene
“How Awesome Is Our God [Live],” Israel and Newbreed featuring Yolanda Adams; Neville Diedericks, Israel Houghton and Meleasa Houghton, songwriters
“Worth Fighting For [Live],” Brian Courtney Wilson; Aaron Lindsey and Brian Courtney Wilson, songwriters (more…)

Lecrae Wins Soul Train Gospel Award

Monday, November 30th, 2015

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Lecrae won the award for Best Gospel and/or Inspirational Song,  “All I Need Is You”  at the 2015 Soul Train Awards that aired last night. Erica Campbell won the award last year for her song “Help” that also featured Lecrae.  Nominees this year in the category were: (more…)

BMI Announces 2016 Honorees

Friday, November 20th, 2015

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The BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards have announced it’s honorees for the year and it will no doubt put a premium on what is already one of the most sought after tickets of the year.  2016 marks the year that BMI will celebrate the contributions of two of gospel’s most prolific duos – Bebe and Cece Winans and Mary Mary.  The event will take place on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Atlanta’s Rialto Center for the Arts. This is the second year the event has taken place separate from it’s longstanding annual date during Stellar Award weekend.  Headed up by BMI’s Catherine Brewton (Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations) the Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards will host gospel music’s premier songwriters, recording artists and music industry executives, as well as the genre’s legends.  BMI will also announce the Most Performed Gospel Song of the Year at the ceremony.

2015 Dove Awards Highlights

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

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Last night’s 46th Annual Dove Awards went off in grand fashion at the Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University, featuring hosts Duck Dynasty’s Sadie Robertson and Erica Campbell.

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Cissy Houston to be Honored at Gospel Image Awards

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

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Award winning gospel and soul singer Cissy Houston, mother of the late Whitney Houston and grandmother of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown, will be honored at the Gospel Image Awards in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The multiple Grammy winning singer will be awarded the lifetime achievement honor at Saturday’s event, held at Halton Theater. “Miss Cissy has worked for the gospel industry for a very, very long time and she’s very deserving of this award,” said Diana Davis, Gospel Image Awards executive producer.

Houston was in the Drinkard Singers and well-known vocal group the Sweet Inspirations, who performed alongside artists like Aretha Franklin, Elvis, and countless others. She won two Grammys in 1998 and 1996 for traditional soul gospel albums.

Stellars Announce 2016 Date and City

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

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Central City Productions has announced that it will hold the 31st Annual Stellar in Las Vegas once again. The awards were held in “Sin City” for the first time earlier this year. February 20 marks the date. Venue and event information still to be announced.