25th Annual Stellar Award Nominees

Stellar Awards Gospel Concert In Honor of Mother’s Day


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On May 7-9, 2010 the Stellar Awards Mother’s Day Gospel Music Festival will be held at Rosen Shingle Creek in the Gatlin Auditorium in Orlando, Florida. The line-up of gospel song artists is as follows:

Friday, May 7th at 8:00 pm
Byron Cage
Deitrick Haddon
James Fortune
Kiki Sheard
Jonathan Nelson

Saturday May 8th at 8:00 pm
Shirley Caesar
Yolanda Adams
Vickie Winans
Crystal Aikin

Sunday, May 9th, 10:30 am
Karen Clark Sheard
Kevin Lavar
Endurance

Looks like this is going to be a great celebration! Visit Ticketmaster to get your tickets.

2010 Stellar Awards Air Dates and Times

Stellar Award Air Dates

National Broadcast
Gospel Music Channel Sunday February 28, 2010 @ 8:00 PM EST
WGN America Sunday February 21, 2010 @ 5:00 PM EST

Arkansas
Little Rock KKYK-IND Sunday 1/31/2010 @ 5:00 PM
Pine Bluff KKYK-IND Sunday 1/31/2010 @ 5:00 PM

California
Los Angeles KCOP-MNT Sunday 1/31/2010 @ 3:00 PM

Georgia
Albany ESWG-MNT Saturday 2/27/2010 @ 12 noon
Atlanta WAGA-FOX Saturday 1/30/2010 @ 4:00 PM
Augusta WJBF-ABC Saturday 1/30/2010 @ 3:00 PM
Columbus WLTZ-NBC Saturday 1/23/2010 @ 1:00 PM
Macon WPGA-ABC Sunday 2/21/2010 @ 1:00 PM
Savannah WGSA-CW Sunday 2/7/2010 @ 8:00 PM

Kentucky
Louisville WYCS-MNT Sunday 1/31/2010 @ 6:00 PM

Minnesota
Mason KXLT-FOX Sunday 1/31/2010 @ 12:30 PM
Rochester KXLT-FOX Sunday 1/31/2010 @ 12:30 PM

Mississippi
Meridian ETOK dt-FOX FOX Sunday 1/31/2010 @ 7:00 PM

Nevada
Las Vegas KTNV-ABC Saturday 1/30/2010 @ 12:30 PM

New York
Buffalo WONS-IND Sunday 1/31/2010 @ 5:00 PM

North Carolina
Greensboro WGHP-FOX Sunday 1/31/2010 @ 12 Noon

Pennsylvania
Erie WFXP-FOX Sunday 1/31/2010 @ 1:00 PM
Harrisburgh EHP dt-MNT Sunday 1/31/2010 @ 12:00 AM

Texas
Austin KVAT-IND Sunday 1/31/2010 @ 5:00 PM
Beaumont KBMT-ABC Saturday 1/30/2010 @ 12:35 AM
Houston KTXH-MNT Saturday 1/30/2010 @ 9:00 PM

Virginia
Norfolk WVBT-FOX Sunday 1/31/2010 @ 1:00 PM

Washington
Seattle KHCV-IND Sunday 1/31/2010 @ 5:00 PM
Spokane KQUP-IND Sunday 1/31/2010 @ 5:00 PM
Tacoma KHCV-IND Sunday 1/31/2010 @ 5:00 PM

Kirk Franklin Gathers Gospel Artist To Help Haiti

Kirk Franklin wants the gospel industry to do for Haiti what “We Are The World” did for famine relief.

Recently at a Stellar Awards brunch Kirk Franklin enlisted the aid of his fellow gospel artist and friends to come together for a song entitled, “Song of Pain”.  Soon after his request gospel artist including Yolanda Adams, Marvin Winans, Mary Mary, Natalie Grant, Dorinda Clark-Cole, BeBe & CeCe, David & Tamela Mann, Vickie Winans, Donald Lawrence, Shirley Caesar, Dewayne Woods, Stephen Hurd, Bishop Paul Morton, Anthony and Tarshe Hamilton, P.J. Morton, and J.J.Hairston answered his call.

Stating ““We see these people as God’s children”, Franklin said. “We want to do our part and I just want people to know that the gospel community can respond to a powerful natural disaster, and for the first time it will.”

Thank you for your efforts Kirk Franklin and all others involved. So many times we sit in the cynics seat and criticize and minimalize what the gospel/Christian/church community is doing, claiming our efforts remain internal instead of reaching those in need. Let’s pray that this effort will not only help those in Haiti but also restore the faith that so many of us have lost.

My assumption is that the song is going to be for sale. I know that many of us know how to “Get” music for free. However I ask that we all support this effort with our finances. It is due to be released both commercially and digitally by Verify Records and all vocals and production on this record were done for free.

Here is a small portion of a “Song of Pain” written by Kirk Franklin:
Is there anyone out there listening
Does anyone know my name?
No my friend we were not there
But we’re here and we care
And yes we feel your Pain

I can’t wait to hear and support.

~RiverAngel42

2010 Stellar Award Winners

25th Annual Stellar Award Results (2010)
The results from the 25th Annual Stellar Awards were announced on January 16, 2010 from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.

Complete listings of the official nominees and *winners*, are presented below:

Artist of the Year

Donald Lawrence; The Law of Confession Part 1; Quiet Water/Verity
Hezekiah Walker and Love Fellowship; Souled Out; Verity Records
Kierra Sheard, Bold Right Life, EMI Gospel
Vickie Winans, How I Got Over, Destiny Joy Records

Song of the Year (Songwriter; Song – Album; Label)

Donald Lawrence, “Back II Eden” – The Law of Confession Part 1, Quiet Water/Verity
Hezekiah Walker and Love Fellowship, “I Am Souled Out”- Souled Out, Verity Records
Mary, Mary, “God in Me” – The Sound, Columbia
Vickie Winans, “How I Got Over” – How I Got Over, Destiny Joy Records

Male Vocalist of the Year

Israel Houghton, The Power of One, Integrity Music
Philip Carter, Songs from the Storm, Sounds of Victory Ministries LLC
Smokie Norful, Smokie Norful Live, EMI Gospel
Stephen Hurd, Times of Refreshing, Integrity Gospel

Female Vocalist of the Year

Crystal Aikin, Crystal Aikin, Verity Records
Kierra Sheard, Bold Right Life, EMI Gospel
Niyoki, Rest, D2G Records
Vickie Winans, How I Got Over, Destiny Joy Records

Group Duo of the Year

Donald Lawrence, The Law of Confession Part 1, Quiet Water/Verity
Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers, Just The Beginning, Verity Records
Lisa Knowles & The Brown Singers, Experience The Evolution, Independent
Mary, Mary, The Sound, Columbia
New Artist of the Year

CoCo McMillan, I’ve Been Delivered, T Records
Crystal Aikin, Crystal Aikin, Verity Records
Kim Ruff, Ready To Live, MacKim Records
Shari Addison, Shari Addison, Verity Records

CD of the Year

Donald Lawrence; The Law of Confession Part 1; Quiet Water/Verity
Hezekiah Walker and Love Fellowship; Souled Out; Verity Records
Smokie Norful, Smokie Norful Live, EMI Gospel
Vickie Winans, How I Got Over, Destiny Joy Records

Choir of the Year

Hezekiah Walker and Love Fellowship, Souled Out, Verity Records
Joe Leavell & St. Stephen Temple Choir, God Is Able, Emtro Gospel
Malcolm Williams & Great Faith, In Your Glory, Malcolm James Music
Philip Carter & SOV, Songs from the Storm, Sounds of Victory Ministries LLC

Producer of the Year

Donald Lawrence & Daniel Weatherspoon, The Law of Confession Part 1, Quiet Water/Verity
Philip Carter and Michael Smith, Songs from the Storm, Sounds of Victory Ministries LLC
Troy Sneed, Derrieux Edgecombe and Titus Robertson, In Due Season, Emtro Gospel
Vickie Winans, How I Got Over, Destiny Joy Records

Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year

5AM Praise, The Beginning, Born Again Records
Christopher Page and The Dream Keeper’s Ensemble, A Page From My Heart, Restoration Records
Donald Lawrence, The Law of Confession Part 1, Quiet Water/Verity
Mary, Mary, The Sound, Columbia

Traditional Group/Duo of the Year

Endurance, The Best of Endurance and More, SCCME Records
Greg O’Quin & iPraize, After The Storm, Pendulum Records
Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC’s, Fall On Me, MCG Records
Lisa Knowles & The Brown Singers, Experience The Evolution, Independent

Contemporary Male of the Year

Darwin Hobbs, Free, Tyscot Records
Earl Bynum, Open My Heart, Earl Bynum Ministries
Smokie Norful, Smokie Norful Live, EMI Gospel
Troy Sneed, In Due Season, Emtro Gospel

Contemporary Female of the Year

Crystal Aikin, Crystal Aikin, Verity Records
Kim Burrell, No Ways Tired, Shanachie Ent. Corp.
Kierra Sheard, Bold Right Life, EMI Gospel
Kim Ruff, Ready To Live, MacKim Records

Traditional Male of the Year

Bishop Paul S. Morton, Cry Your Last Tear, Light Records
Donnie McClurkin, We All Are One (Live in Detroit), Verity Records
Malcolm Williams, In Your Glory, Malcolm James Music
Philip Carter, Songs from the Storm, Sounds of Victory Ministries LLC

Traditional Female of the Year

Dorothy Norwood, 50 Years: It’s Been Worth It All, Malaco
Dottie Peoples, Do It!, DP Muzik Group
Shari Addison, Shari Addison, Verity Records
Vickie Winans, How I Got Over, Destiny Joy Records

Contemporary CD of the Year

Crystal Aikin, Crystal Aikin, Verity Records
Donald Lawrence, The Law of Confession Part 1, Quiet Water/Verity
Hezekiah Walker and Love Fellowship, Souled Out, Verity Records
Kierra Sheard, Bold Right Life, EMI Gospel

Traditional CD of the Year

Bishop Paul S. Morton & The FGBCF Mass Choir, Cry Your Last Tear, Light Records
Malcolm Williams & Great Faith, In Your Glory, Malcolm James Music
Philip Carter & SOV, Songs from the Storm, Sounds of Victory Ministries LLC
Shari Addison, Shari Addison, Verity Records

Urban/ Inspirational Single / Performance of the Year (Artist; Song – Album; Label)

Donald Lawrence & Company, “Let the Word Do the Work” – The Law of Confession Part 1, Quiet Water/Verity
Mary, Mary, “God in Me” – The Sound, Columbia
Niyoki, “Joy” – Rest, D2G Records
Vickie Winans, “How I Got Over” – How I Got Over, Destiny Joy Records

Music Video of the Year (artist, song or CD title, label)
Dr. Bobby Jones presents Renee Spearman and Prez, Dr. Bobby Jones presents Renee Spearman and Prez, JDI Records
Gerald Hinton, I’m On My Way, Davin Records
Niyoki, Joy/Rest, D2G Records
Vickie Winans, How I Got Over, Destiny Joy Records

Contemporary Choir of the Year

Earl Bynum Ministries, Open My Heart, Earl Bynum Ministries
Hezekiah Walker and Love Fellowship, Souled Out, Verity Records
Mike McCoy & Voices United, Continue to Continue, Independent
New Direction, Destiny, New Haven Records

Traditional Choir of the Year

Bishop Paul S. Morton & The FGBCF Mass Choir, Cry Your Last Tear, Light Records
Joe Leavell & St. Stephen Temple Choir, God Is Able, Emtro Gospel
Malcolm Williams & Great Faith, In Your Glory, Malcolm James Music
Philip Carter & SOV, Songs from the Storm, Sounds of Victory Ministries LLC

Special Event CD of the Year

Dorothy Norwood, 50 Years: It’s Been Worth It All, Malaco
Endurance, The Best of Endurance and More, SCCME Records
Reverend Timothy Wright, The Godfather of Gospel, Savoy / Malaco
The Clark Sisters, J. Moss and Kierra Sheard, Silky Soul Music – A Tribute to Maze, Barantera Music Group

Instrumental CD of the Year

Ben Tankard, Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, Verity
Daniel Weatherspoon, Official, Longlife Entertainment Inc.
Derrick Scott – The Seed of Kenaniah, The Total Experience, SHONDO Records
Mel Holder, Music Book Vol. 1, Psalmist Music Group

Rap/Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year

Da’ T.R.U.T.H., The Big Picture, Cross Movement Records
Dooney Da Priest, Pull Your Pants Up!, Malaco
Lecrae, Rebel, Central South Dist.
Papa San, Higher Heights, Habakkuk Music

Children’s Performance of the Year
Eva Sabiniano featuring Alex Duncan, Born to Praise CD-2, Independent
Pure N Heart (Children’s Choir), Pure-N-Heart Live, Music2ChangeU Records
Rev. Dr. Emory Andrews and Oxon Hill High School Choir, Amazing, Yrome Records
The Velazquez Family Singers, Family & Friends, Z.A.V.E. Records

Quartet of the Year

Endurance, The Best of Endurance and More, SCCME Records
Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC’s, Fall On Me, MCG Records
Lisa Knowles & The Brown Singers, Experience The Evolution, Independent
The Soul Stirrers, A Soul Stirring Reunion, Malaco

Contemporary Female of the Year

Crystal Aikin, Crystal Aikin, Verity Records
Kim Burrell, No Ways Tired, Shanachie Ent. Corp.
Kierra Sheard, Bold Right Life, EMI Gospel
Kim Ruff, Ready To Live, MacKim Records

Praise and Worship CD of the Year

Israel Houghton, The Power of One, Integrity Music
Kathy Taylor, Live: The Worship Experience, Tyscot Records and Katco Music Group
Micah Stampley, Ransomed, Interface
Stephen Hurd, Times of Refreshing, Integrity Gospel

Recorded Music Package of the Year [art credit / artist – album / label]

Chris Fieldman, Deitrick Haddon – Revealed, Verity Records
Denise Trotman, Donald Lawrence – The Confession Part 1, Quiet Water/Verity
Lucretia Knight, Vickie Winans – How I Got Over, Destiny Joy Records
Sam Noerr, BOERHAUS, Israel Houghton – The Power of One, Integrity Music[ad]

The Stellar Awards February 28, 2010 Moves to a New Channel


Just wanted to share the information regarding this year’s Stellar Awards. As many of you may have heard Hezekiah Walker walked away with several  awards, as did Mary Mary. Here is the air date information, in case you have to watch your awards shows from the comfort of your own home, like me.

“The Stellar Awards, the premier gospel event that recognizes and honors gospel artists, will be seen only on Gospel Music Channel February 28! Gospel Music Channel has become the number-one television destination for gospel music fans so it is fitting that The Stellars will now be seen on GMC,” said Don Jackson, CCP CEO and Stellar Awards executive producer. “Gospel Music Channel’s amazing growth will help make The Stellar Awards more accessible to more viewers around the country. We look forward to the Stellars’ presence on GMC year round.

The 25th Annual Awards were held Saturday, January 16 at the historic Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn., and will air on February 28 on GMC!”

Congrats to all the Nominees, Winners and Performers can’t wait to see you!