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Stellar Gospel Music Awards Announce Nominees
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Stellar Gospel Music Awards Announce Nominees
   

Posted: January 25, 2020, 5:00 PM | Category: General
Artist Tags: Kirk Franklin / Tasha Cobbs Leonard / Donald Lawrence / JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise / John P. Kee / Kurt Carr / Jonathan McReynolds / Koryn Hawthorne
Source: Staff Reports GC

This week The Stellar Gospel Music Awards announced the nominees for the 35th annual awards show. This year there are 28 categories. All of the categories and nominees are listed below.

Category #1
ARTIST OF THE YEAR

- Donald Lawrence presents the Tri-City Singers; Goshen; RCA Inspiration
- JJ Hairston; Miracle Worker; JamesTown Music / Entertainment One
- Kirk Franklin; Long Live Love; Fo Yo Soul/ RCA/ RCA Inspiration
- Tasha Cobbs Leonard; Heart. Passion. Pursuit. (Live at Passion City Church); Motown Gospel

Category #2
SONG OF THE YEAR

- Big; Michael McClure, Curtiss Glenn & Rodeny Turner; Black Smoke Worldwide
- Deliver Me (This Is My Exodus); Donald Lawrence, William Stokes, Marshon Lewis, Robert Woolridge & Desmond Davis; RCA Inspiration
- Love Theory; Kirk Franklin; Fo Yo Soul/ RCA/ RCA Inspiration
- This Is A Move (Live); Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Tony Brown, Brandon Lake, & Nate Moore; Motown Gospel

Category #3
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

- JJ Hairston; Miracle Worker; JamesTown Music / Entertainment One
- Kirk Franklin; Long Live Love; Fo Yo Soul/ RCA/ RCA Inspiration
- Todd Dulaney; To Africa With Love; Entertainment One
- William Murphy; Settle Here; RCA Inspiration

CATEGORY #4
ALBERTINA WALKER FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

- Jekalyn Carr, I See Miracles, Lunjeal Music Group
- Le'Andria Johnson; Goshen; RCA Inspiration
- Maranda Curtis, I'm All In, Red Alliance Media/Fair Trade
- Tasha Cobbs Leonard; Heart. Passion. Pursuit. (Live at Passion City Church); Motown Gospel

CATEGORY #5
DUO/CHORUS GROUP OF THE YEAR

- Fresh Start Worship; Have it All; Fresh Start Worship / Marquis Boone Enterprises
- Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers; Bless Somebody Else; Kurt Carr Gospel / RCA Inspiration
- The Group Fire; Again; Jet Records North/East
- The Walls Group, Friend in Me, Wall2Wall Entertainment/My Block Records

CATEGORY #6
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

- Fresh Start Worship; Have it All; Fresh Start Worship / Marquis Boone Enterprises
- Jerard & Jovaun; What A Beautiful Name; Motown Gospel
- Kim Person; The Journey; KLP Enterprises, LLC
- Pastor Mike Jr.; Live Free; Black Smoke Worldwide

CATEGORY #7
ALBUM OF THE YEAR

- Goshen; Donald Lawrence presents the Tri-City Singers; RCA Inspiration
- Miracle Worker; JJ Hairston; JamesTown Music / Entertainment One
- Long Live Love; Kirk Franklin; Fo Yo Soul/ RCA/ RCA Inspiration
- Heart. Passion. Pursuit. (Live at Passion City Church); Tasha Cobbs Leonard; Motown Gospel

CATEGORY #8
CHOIR OF THE YEAR

- Bishop Paul S. Morton & The Full Gospel Ministry of Worship; A Month of Sundays; Tehillah/Integrity Music/Tyscot
- Donald Lawrence presents the Tri-City Singers; Goshen; RCA Inspiration
- JJ Hairston; Miracle Worker; JamesTown Music / Entertainment One
- John P. Kee; I Made It Out; Entertainment One

CATEGORY #9
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

- Donald Lawrence, Phil Thornton, Sir the Baptist, Troy Taylor for Songbook, & Greg Peterca; Goshen; RCA Inspiration
- John P. Kee; I Made It Out; Entertainment One
- Kirk Franklin, Ronald Hill & Phil Thornton; Long Live Love; Fo Yo Soul/ RCA/ RCA Inspiration
- Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Kenneth Leonard, William Murphy & Phil Thornton; Settle Here; RCA Inspiration

CATEGORY #10
CONTEMPORARY DUO/CHORUS GROUP OF THE YEAR

- Fresh Start Worship; Have it All; Fresh Start Worship / Marquis Boone Enterprises
- Jerard & Jovaun; What A Beautiful Name; Motown Gospel
- The Group Fire; Again; Jet Records North/East
- The Walls Group, Friend in Me, Wall2Wall Entertainment/My Block Records

CATEGORY #11
TRADITIONAL DUO/CHORUS GROUP OF THE YEAR

- D. Morton and Gifted; Declaration; Band Geek Music Group
- Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers; Bless Somebody Else; Kurt Carr Gospel / RCA Inspiration
- Renee Spearman ft. Hezekiah Walker & Dr. Holly Carter; I Love Him; JDI Entertainment
- The True Believers; Back to The Roots; 4Winds/Malaco

CATEGORY #12
CONTEMPORARY MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

- Donald Lawrence; Goshen; RCA Inspiration
- Kirk Franklin; Long Live Love; Fo Yo Soul/ RCA/ RCA Inspiration
- Todd Dulaney, To Africa With Love, Entertainment One
- William Murphy; Settle Here; RCA Inspiration

CATEGORY #13
TRADITIONAL MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

- Bishop Paul S. Morton; A Month of Sundays; Tehillah / Integrity Music / Tyscot
- Earl Bynum; This Song is For You; LRAE / HBK / Tyscot
- John P. Kee; I Made It Out; Entertainment One
- Kurt Carr; Bless Somebody Else; Kurt Carr Gospel / RCA Inspiration

CATEGORY #14
CONTEMPORARY FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

- Casey J; The Gathering; Label ~ Tyscot/Integrity/Casey J LLC
- Kierra Sheard; Don't Judge Me; Karew/ RCA Inspiration
- Kim Person; The Journey; KLP Enterprises, LLC
- Tasha Cobbs Leonard; Heart. Passion. Pursuit. (Live at Passion City Church); Motown Gospel

CATEGORY #15
TRADITIONAL FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

- Christina Bell; For Your Glory; Malaco Records
- Jekalyn Carr; I See Miracles; Lunjeal Music Group
- Le'Andria Johnson; Goshen; RCA Inspiration
- Maranda Curtis; I'm All In; Red Alliance Media / Fair Trade Artist

CATEGORY #16
CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

- Goshen; Donald Lawrence presents the Tri-City Singers; RCA Inspiration
- Miracle Worker; JJ Hairston; JamesTown Music / Entertainment One
- Long Live Love; Kirk Franklin; Fo Yo Soul/ RCA/ RCA Inspiration
- Heart. Passion. Pursuit. (Live at Passion City Church); Tasha Cobbs Leonard; Motown Gospel

CATEGORY #17
TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

- A Month of Sundays; Bishop Paul S. Morton & The Full Gospel Ministry of WorshipTehillah/Integrity Music/Tyscot
- I Made It Out; John P. Kee; Entertainment One
- Bless Somebody Else; Kurt Carr; Kurt Carr Gospel / RCA Inspiration
- The Tommies Reunion; The Tommies Reunion; 7 Legend Group/JMG Entertainment/Tyscot

CATEGORY #18
URBAN/INSPIRATIONAL SINGLE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

- Blessings on Blessings; Anthony Brown & group therAPy; Key of A / Tyscot / Fair Trade
- Deliver Me (This Is My Exodus); Donald Lawrence presents the Tri-City Singers; RCA Inspiration
- Love Theory; Kirk Franklin; Fo Yo Soul/ RCA/ RCA Inspiration
- Big; Pastor Mike Jr.; Black Smoke Worldwide

CATEGORY #19
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

- Big; Johny Zotic; Black Smoke Worldwide
- I See Miracles; Kauwaune Burton; Lunjeal Music Group
- Love Theory; Matt DeLisi; Fo Yo Soul/ RCA/ RCA Inspiration
- Miracle Worker feat. Rich Tolbert Jr.; Gary Saunders; JamesTown Music / Entertainment One

CATEGORY #20
TRADITIONAL CHOIR OF THE YEAR

- Bishop Paul S. Morton & The Full Gospel Ministry of Worship; A Month of Sundays; Tehillah/Integrity Music/Tyscot
- Dr. Alyn E. Waller Presents Zak Williams and 1/Akord; The Next Chapter; Enon Music Group
- John P. Kee; I Made It Out; Entertainment One
- The Tommies Reunion; The Tommies Reunion; 7 Legend Group/JMG Entertainment/Tyscot

CATEGORY #21
CONTEMPORARY CHOIR OF THE YEAR

- Donald Lawrence presents the Tri-City Singers; Goshen; RCA Inspiration
- JJ Hairston; Miracle Worker; JamesTown Music / Entertainment One
- Joshua's Troop; Another Chance; New Haven Records
- Vincent Bohanan & The Sound of Victory Fellowship Choir, Road to 5 - We Win EP, Independent

CATEGORY #22
INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

- My Inspiration Vol. 2; Marcus Anderson; Anderson Music
- Music Book Volume III - Magnificent; Mel Holder; Psalmist Music Group/Megawave
- Rise!; Ben Tankard; BEN-Jamin' Universal Music

CATEGORY #23
SPECIAL EVENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR

- A Month of Sundays; Bishop Paul S. Morton & The Full Gospel Ministry of Worship; Tehillah/Integrity Music/Tyscot
- A Motown Gospel Christmas; Various Artists; Motown Gospel
- Greenleaf: Season 3 (Music from The Original TV Series); Various Artists; Lionsgate Entertainment
- Maranda Presents A Holy Christmas; Maranda Curtis; Red Alliance Media / Fair Trade

CATEGORY #24
RAP HIP HOP GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

- Ghost; Canton Jones; Cajo Records
- Live Free; Pastor Mike Jr.; Black Smoke Worldwide
- Love Letter One; Reggie Rocc; Rocc Bottom
- Nothings Too Hard; Lawrence Hancock; LV Productions

CATEGORY #25
YOUTH PROJECT OF THE YEAR

- Dy'Jah; Save Me; C-Shop Entertainment
- Gospel Kids; Gospel Kids Present... Christian Soldiers; Tyscot Records
- Jada Redmond; My Season; 4Redmusic Production and Entertainment
- New York Fellowship Children's Choir; God is the Greatest; Godfather Records

CATEGORY #26
QUARTET OF THE YEAR

- D. Morton and Gifted; Declaration; Band Geek Music Group
- Keith Wonderboy Johnson & Josh Myles; Inspirational Project; Timeless Music
- Pastor Rodney Mills and The Virginia Aires; Drugs (Are a Trick of The Enemy); Dove Records Inc.
- The William Singers; Giants; Band Geek Music Group

CATEGORY #27
RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING OF THE YEAR

- Bless Somebody Else; Derek Blanks; Kurt Carr Gospel / RCA Inspiration
- Maranda Presents A Holy Christmas; Tyair Long, Rodney Greene, Jonathan Anderson & Maalik Miles; Red Alliance Media / Fair Trade
- Miracle Worker; Lerico Britton; JamesTown Music / Entertainment One
- To Africa With Love; Jaiyde Simone; Entertainment

CATEGORY #28
PRAISE AND WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR

- A Month of Sundays; Bishop Paul S. Morton & The Full Gospel Ministry of Worship; Tehillah/Integrity Music/Tyscot
- Miracle Worker; JJ Hairston; JamesTown Music / Entertainment One
- Heart. Passion. Pursuit. (Live at Passion City Church); Tasha Cobbs Leonard; Motown Gospel
- Settle Here; William Murphy; RCA Inspiration

The awards show will be held at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Friday, March 27th. You can buy your tickets here: https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/17005766E81A8830. In addition to the event, Jonathan McReynolds and Koryn Hawthorne will be hosting the awards show broadcast.

 


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