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Fantasy Stellar Categories!

Saturday, February 13th, 2016
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Tasha Cobbs Performing, "Put A Praise On It" at the 2016 Celebration of Gospel

Tasha Cobbs Performing, “Put A Praise On It” at the 2016 Celebration of Gospel

All roads lead to Las Vegas, NV as the countdown begins for the 31st Annual Stellar Awards. For over thirty years this event has honored the best and brightest in Gospel music for their contribution to the art of Gospel Music. The biggest names in this genre have been awarded with high honors such as “Female Vocalist Of The Year”, “Producer Of The Year”,  and “Song Of The Year”.

Well… I thought what if we had some FUN and make up some Fantasy Categories with this year nominees to make you laugh and have some FUN! (more…)

Deborah Byrd In Producer’s Chair for Stellar Award Telecast

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
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Its a changing ostellar-awards-logof the guard as Stellar Awards producer Barbara Wilson passes the baton to Deborah Byrd.  Wilson has helmed production efforts for the show since the very first show taped at Chicago’s Arie Crown Theater in 1985.  We talked with Barbara Wilson some years back, see our interview here. While taking a step back, Wilson is not going off the scene entirely, she will maintain an active presence with the show as executive consultant.


Orleans Arena

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
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The Orleans Arena, a Boyd Gaming facility located just west of the Las Vegas Strip, is one of the nation’s leading multi-purpose sports and entertainment facilities and the 2014 recipient of the Venue Excellence Award from the International Association of Venue Managers.


Stellar Awards 2016 – Sanctioned Activities

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
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So there are countless events during Stellar Award week.  Where to get started? The official sanctioned events, of course! Some are ticketed, others invitation only, but this is the list of happenings that the Stellar committee has put it’s stamp on.

Final 2016 Stellar Award Nominees Announced

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016


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.

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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.

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.


The Williams Brothers and Smokie Norful Honored By ASCAP

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Smokie Norful at the keyboardASCAP paid special honors to Pastor Smokie Norful and The Williams Brothers at its 6th Annual Morning Glory Breakfast held during Stellar Awards weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada.  In addition to recognizing  the ASCAP affiliated Stellar Award nominees, Pastor Norful received the ASCAP “Spirit of Song” Award while The Williams Brothers received the ASCAP “Gospel Icon” Award. The event was co sponsored by eOne entertainment and was  hosted by Michelle Williams with performances from eOne recording artists  Dorinda Clark-Cole and William McDowell.

Echopark JDI Celebrates Stellar Win For Beverly Crawford

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

BeverlyThe 30th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards will always be special for the Echopark JDI label.  While Beverly Crawford is a previous Stellar Award winner, her win for Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year marks the very first award for the new label.

Fellow label mate Dr. Bobby Jones was also honored during the Stellar Award celebration for his years in the industry and hosting the longest running program in cable TV, Bobby Jones Gospel on BET.

Kirk Franklin’s Fo Yo Soul Label Nabs 3 Stellar Awards

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

The Walls GroupBillboard chart toppers The Walls Group and Sunday Best Season Six Winner Tasha Page Lockhart won a total of three awards at the 30th Stellar Gospel Music Awards, capping off an incredible first year for Kirk Franklin’s Fo Yo Soul record label.

The Walls Group were honored as  Group/Duo of the Year and Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year for their #1 debut album, FAST FORWARD while Tasha Page-Lockhart, received a Stellar Award for New Artist of the Year.

“It is amazing to receive so much love from the gospel community,” said Kirk Franklin. “My vision for Fo Yo Soul Recordings/ RCA was to introduce and establish new and exciting artists to the market place. These awards for The Walls Group and Tasha Page-Lockhart are an indicator that vision is being fulfilled. We are truly grateful to Don Jackson and the entire Stellar Awards team for providing such an important platform for gospel music for the past 30 years.”