Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category

Cissy Houston to be Honored at Gospel Image Awards

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015


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

Erica Campbell Stellars

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.

Erica Campbell To Host Doves

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015



The Gospel Music Association has announced that Erica Campbell will host the 46th Annual Dove Awards along with Duck Dynasty’s Sadie Robertson. The awards are set for October 13 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena.


Dove Awards Nominees Announced

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

30th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards090_israelNominees were announced today for the 46th Annual Dove Awards, which will return to the city of Nashville at the Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University on October 13th.  The show will air on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on October 18th.

In the Gospel Artist of the Year category, nominations went to Erica Campbell, Fred Hammond, Israel & New Breed, Jonathan McReynolds, Tamela Mann and Tasha Cobbs.  For a full list of nominees, see the list here: 46th Annual Dove Award Nominees

Smokie Norful Receives Top Honors at 2015 ASCAP Awards

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Smokie Norful at the keyboardThe American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers held its 28th annual Rhythm and Soul Awards honoring the songwriters and publishers of the most performed songs on the charts.

In the Gospel category, top honors went to Bart Millard for I Can Only Imagine (as recorded by Tamela Mann).  Other award recipients include Smokie Norful (who performed his composition No Greater Love during the evening), William McDowell for Withholding Nothing, Erica Campbell for Help and David Bratton for Every Praise (as recorded by Bishop Hezekiah Walker).  A full list of Gospel award recipients can be found here: 2015 ASCAP Top Gospel Songs

Pastor Shirley Caesar Honored In Hollywood

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Lady ShirleyMultiple Grammy winner Pastor Shirley Caesar was recently announced as a 2016 recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  She is the 4th Gospel artist to receive the prestigious honor.   Eone VP/GM Phil Thorton shared these sentiments: “Entertainment One Music congratulates Pastor Shirley Caesar on this monumental achievement as an honoree on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for 2016! What a great blessing to be selected for this honor. Pastor Caesar’s incomparable style, personality and lifelong dedication to ministry have continued to impact and influence so many fans around the world, and we are thrilled to celebrate her upcoming 50-year anniversary and deliver new music to come.”

Chicago Gospel Music Awards Honor Mavis Staples, Rev. Maceo Woods and Apostle Richard D Henton

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

The second annuStaples 2al Chicago Gospel Music Awards will present lifetime achievement awards to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Mavis Staples, Gospel luminaries Rev. Maceo Woods and Apostle Richard D. Henton in addition to honoring Chicago Gospel singers, songwriters and musicians in eleven categories on Friday, June 19th.

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Performances will come from Bishop Larry Trotter and the Sweet Holy Spirit Combined Choirs, Stellar Award winner Tiff Joy, Paul Porter, Chicago Mass Choir and a special performance by the Thompson Community Singers Reunion Choir with special presentations from BET host Dr. Bobby Jones, Bebe Winans and Maurette Brown Clark.

BET Nominees Announced

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Fred Hammond I Will Trust

The BET Award nominees were announced Monday, May 18. In the “Best Gospel Artist” category, the nominees are Deitrick Haddon, Erica Campbell, Fred Hammond, Lecrae, Mali Music and Michelle Williams.

The BET Awards will air on the BET network on June 28 in celebration of the achievements of African Americans and other minorities in music, entertainment and sports.


Stellar Telecast Draws 1 Million Viewers

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Dav Tam RickThe TV One Easter Sunday premiere of the 30th Annual Stellar Awards was watched by 1.1 million viewers, making it the 3rd most watched telecast on the network this year.

The two hour show hosted by Comedian Rickey Smiley and husband/wife duo David and Tamela Mann featured memorable performances from Erica Campbell, Rance Allen, Lisa Knowles and the Brown Singers, Canton Jones, Uncle Reece, Jonathan McReynolds, Ricky Dillard and New G and a reunion of Michelle Williams, Beyonce and Kelly Rowland.


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Set To Honor Andrae Crouch April 12th

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

andrae-crouch2Pastors Marvin Winans and Donnie McClurkin join CeCe Winans as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honors the musical artistry of the late singer/songwriter Pastor Andrae Crouch during Cleveland Rock Week on Sunday April 12th.

Sandra Crouch shared these sentiments, “I am honored that the Rock Hall’s Rock My Soul Gospel Concert is celebrating the life of my best friend and twin brother. Andraé’s music has always had a global reach, so to be celebrated by such a distinguished organization is a blessing.”