Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category

Lonnie Hunter Named Voice of 2015 Stellar Gospel Music Radio Awards

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Lonnie-HunterSyndicated radio host and recently signed Tyscot recording artist Lonnie Hunter’s voice will echo throughout the Orleans Arena as the 2015 Stellar Gospel Music Radio Awards takes place on Saturday, March 28th.

Hunter is also grateful for the warm reception he is receiving for his radio single, Forever I Will.  His new CD, #GETITDONE hits stores and digital outlets in late Spring.

Habakkuk Music Partners With Central City for Stellar CD

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Habakkuk StellarAlbumMusic in partnership with Central City Productions will release a commemorative compilation album celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Stellar Gospel Music Awards. The very special collector’s edition disc will be comprised of performances by fifteen of the most legendary names to grace the Stellar Awards stage.  The CD hits stores and digital outlets on March 31st.

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A Grammy Win For Erica Campbell

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

This year’s Grammy Awards hold a special place in Erica Campbell’s heart.  Already a Grammy winner for her work with her sister Tina as Mary Mary, Erica was privileged to take home the coveted statue this year for her work on her first solo project Help.  Erica Grammy Win

“Thrilled! Overwhelmed! Honored! God is faithful and amazing,” said Campbell after her win. “I’m just going to keep on singing like I’ve been singing.” The reception for Help continues to expand as Campbell was awarded a Soul Train Music Award in addition to receiving a record 10 nominations for this year’s Stellar Awards

NAACP Image Awards Air Tonight! Who will win Outstanding Gospel Album?

Friday, February 6th, 2015

naacp-image-awards-logoDonnie McClurkin, Erica Campbell, Michelle Williams, Gladys Knight, and Fred Hammond all are nominated for Outstanding Gospel Album. Each has had a great year in their own right. Erica Campbell stepped into the solo spotlight from her group Mary Mary with her album “Help.” Donnie McClurkin was joined by friends on his “Duets” project. Former Destiny’s Child star, Michelle Williams had everyone singing “Say Yes” (with Beyonce and Kelly) from her “Journey to Freedom” album. Fred Hammond, after his double knee replacement, proved he’s still got it on his CD “I Will Trust.” While the legendary Gladys Knight got back to gospel heritage with her album “Where My Heart Belongs.”

The show will air live tonight 9 PM EST/8 CST on TV One from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, CA.

Bryan Andrew Wilson Video Debuts On Centric TV

Friday, January 30th, 2015

BryanWilsonsinglecoverTurning Away, the hit single from Bryan Andrew Wilson’s The One Percent CD makes it debut in video form on Sunday February 1st on Centric TV’s Lifted program.  The single has placed in the top 15 on the Billboard Gospel Airplay chart and earned a Stellar Award nomination for Wilson.  A new single, Faithful God is on its way to radio.

Recap: 16th Annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards

Monday, January 19th, 2015

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Atlanta, GA was on fire as Gospel music’s biggest and brightest stars, producers, and industry personalities invaded the city for The 16th Annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards.  BMI Vice President Catherine Brewton described the event as a “homecoming”. Sixteen years ago the first BMI Trailblazers Event was held in Atlanta with just a keyboard, drum set, and a hundred people. Since its humble beginnings the event has gone on to be considered the Gospel equivalent of the annual Clive Davis Grammy Party. In past years the event was apart of Stellar Award Weekend, but when it was decided that The Stellar Awards would be held in Las Vegas, BMI decided to return “home” to its Atlanta beginnings.

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BMI Awards Most Performed Songs

Monday, January 19th, 2015

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This weekend’s BMI Trailblazer Awards were also the scene to honor Gospel’s Most-Performed Song of the Year: “The Gift,” written and performed by Donald Lawrence. The song, featured on Lawrence’s album Best For Last, topped the Billboard Gospel Airplay chart and achieved  wide-spread success. BMI also recognized five additional opuses as Top-Performed Gospel Songs of the Year (2014): “1 On 1,” written by Lucius B. Hoskins and performed by Zacardi Cortez; “Clean This House,” co-written by Philip Cornish and Isaac Carree, who is the performer; “God Will Make a Way,” written by Ay’Ron Lewis and performed by Shirley Caesar; “Here in Our Praise,” co-written by Michael Bethany and Fred Hammond, who is the performer; and “It’s Working,” co-written by Aaron Lindsey and William Murphy, who is the performer.

BMI HONORS ISRAEL HOUGHTON, LASHUN PACE AND THE ANOINTED PACE SISTERS

Monday, January 19th, 2015

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This past weekend, BMI brought legends and contemporary stars together to celebrate the careers of gospel giants Israel Houghton, LaShun Pace and The Anointed Pace Sisters at its 16th annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards in Atlanta.

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Stellar Award Nominees Announced

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

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Central City Productions today announced that stand-up comedian turned television personality, David Mann, multiple Stellar Award winner, Tamela Mann, and syndicated radio personality Rickey Smiley, will collaborate to co-host the 30th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards. The annual salute to Gospel music, The Stellar Awards will be held at its new location, the Las Vegas Orleans Arena on Saturday, March 28, 2015. The Awards and Pre-show will both be held in the Orleans Showroom. The show will air in broadcast syndication on 150 stations in over 125 markets around the country from April 12 through May 3, 2015 and on the TV One network on Easter Sunday, April 5.

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And the Stellar Award Nominees Are

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

The nominees for stellar-awardsthe Stellar Awards were announced earlier today with Entertainment One artists Ricky Dillard and Erica Campbell getting 10 nominations.  This year’s festivities will travel to the Orleans Arena in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada on March 28, 2015. Also announced today was the James Cleveland Lifetime achievement award being presented to Bishop Paul S. Morton.   For a full list of nominees, click on the following link:  2015 Stellar Award Nominees