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Stellar Awards telecast premieres on TV One Sunday, April 9th, at 7PM
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Published on 04/15/2017
 
Hailed as an "epic night in gospel music," this year's Stellar Awards returned to the Las Vegas Orleans Arena on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The telecast will premiere on TV One Sunday, April 9 at 7 p.m. ET with encores at 9 p.m. and11 p.m. ET. In addition, the Stellar Awards will air in national broadcast syndication on 170 stations in over 150 markets around the country from April 15 - May 7, 2017.

Taking the stage this year with powerful worship performances were: Tamela Mann, Shirley Caesar, Jekalyn Carr, Fred Hammond, Kirk Franklin, Bizzle, Canton Jones, Da' Truth, JJ Hairston and Youthful PraiseTravis GreeneVaShawn Mitchell, Tasha Cobbs, Doug Williams, Keith "Wonderboy" Johnson & Da Chozen Brothaz. CLICK FOR RED CARPET PHOTOS FROM THIS YEAR'S STAR-STUDDED EVENT.

2017 Stellar Awards


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CHART-TOPPING GOSPEL ARTISTS TRAVIS GREENE AND TAMELA MANN RULE THE NIGHT AT THE 32ND ANNUAL STELLAR AWARDS WITH SIX WINS EACH Travis Greene’s "The Hill” and Tamela Mann’s “One Way” Earn Six Trophies and Myron Butler Rounds Out the Night’s Top Wins with Three Awards The Stellar Awards Premieres on PALM SUNDAY, APRIL 9 at 6 p.m. (EST) On TV One
Travis Greene, Tamela Mann and Myron Butler in the press room at the 32nd Annual Stellar Awards
Photo Credit: Maury Phillips, Courtesy of Central City Productions/TV One

(Las Vegas) March 29, 2017 - Some of the biggest names in Gospel received high honors at the 32nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards at the Las Vegas Orleans Arena on Saturday, March 25, 2017. But the night belonged to one of the genre's fastest-rising stars, Travis Greene, and gospel music superstar, Tamela Mann.

Greene took home six Stellar Awards for his work on chart-topping album "The Hill." Honors include the much sought after categories: State Farm Song of the Year (“Made a Way”), CD of the Year (The Hill) and Male Vocalist of the Year. Greene was also awarded Praise and Worship CD of the Year, Contemporary CD of the Year, Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year and the project was recognized for Recorded Music Packaging (Annie Stoll). When accepting the award for Male Vocalist of the Year, Greene gave honor to artists who have inspired him to perform. "Bishop Hez, Donnie, Fred, Marvin, Kirk, Israel, John P. Kee -- I do what I do because I've watched you my entire life. I adore you, I love you; I'm standing on your shoulders."

Stellar and Grammy Award-winning gospel singer, actress and television personality, Tamela Mann has continued her meteoric year, claiming six awards as well for her now iconic recording "One Way," while Grammy Award-winning singer and producer, Myron Butler & Levi earned three awards for their collaboration "On Purpose." Best New Artist honors went to breakout artist Bri (Briana Babineaux), who also went home with a statue for Contemporary Female Vocalist.

Hosted by multiple Stellar Awards and Grammy Award-winning solo artist, nationally-syndicated radio host and television personality, Erica Campbell and Stellar Award-winning, songwriter, composer and producer Anthony Brown, the biggest night in Gospel music premieres on TV One on Palm Sunday, April 9 at 6 p.m. ET with encore presentations at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET. Additionally, the Stellar Awards airs in national broadcast syndication on 170 stations in over 150 markets around the country from April 14 - May 7, 2017.

Newly-inducted Stellar Award’s Hall of Fame nominee and multiple Grammy winner Fred Hammond kicked off the 32nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards celebration with a dynamic performance that brought the packed house to its feet, featuring fan favorites including “We’re Blessed,” “Glory to Glory to Glory” and his latest Billboard Gospel chart-topping hit, “Father Jesus Spirit.”

Mann set the stage ablaze with a powerful, spine-tingling performance of “God Provides” that transformed the annual Awards telecast into a bonafide praise and worship session. The fan favorite returned to the stage often to graciously accept six trophies: Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year, Traditional CD of the Year, Urban/Inspirational Single or Performance of the Year, Artist of the Year, the Albertina Walker Female Vocalist of the Year and Producer of the Year, also shared by Butler (Myron Butler, Kirk Franklin,Timbaland, Eric Dawkins, King Logan, Shaun Martin & David Mann).

During an emotional acceptance speech, Tamela encouraged the audience to have faith despite trying times. "Don''t worry about the White House, God provides" she said tearfully. “And to all these artists, I love you guys. I’m praying for all of us to make it. We can with the Lord’s help. We can make it.”

During the show Stellar Gospel Music Awards founder, Don Jackson bestowed a Stellar Awards Hall of Fame medallion commemorating excellence in their respective fields upon Tyscot Records founder, musician and pastor, Dr. Leonard Scott, record executive, writer/publisher relations, Catherine Brewton, gifted vocalist, songwriter, producer, musician and arranger, Fred Hammond and legendary gospel music group, Mississippi Mass Choir.

With great enthusiasm, Stellar Gospel Awards Founder, Don Jackson shared some exciting news with the packed-house, “I am pleased to announce the launch of Stellar TV — a 24-7 Gospel music entertainment network scheduled to go on the air the fourth quarter of 2017. Gospel music needs its own platform. Text “StellarTV” to 797979. We need your support.”

One of the most moving musical collaborations of the night featured the undeniable talent of three quartet music icons, Da Chozen Brothaz, Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson and Doug Williams who performed a tribute to the legendary Spencer Taylor, Jr. (of the Highway QCs) before he received the Allstate James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award. Gospel musician, pastor and civil rights leader, Reverend Clay Evans was presented with the Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones Legend Award and the Thomas A. Dorsey Most Notable Achievement went to superstar Harvey Watkins, Jr. (of the Canton Spirituals).

The Stellar Gospel Music Awards Pre-Show also occurred the day before on Friday, March 24 to celebrate the non-televised awards, such as Hezekiah Walker for Walmart Choir of the Year, Tamela Mann for Traditional Female Vocalist and Traditional CD of the Year, Travis Greene for Contemporary CD of the Year, Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year and Praise and Worship CD of the Year, Hezekiah Walker for Choir of the Year, Chicago Mass Choir for Traditional Choir of the Year, Bri (Brianna Babineaux) for Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year, Donnie McClurkin for Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year and Keith “Wonderboy" Johnson for Quartet of the Year.

For more information on TV One’s telecast of the 32nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards viewers can join the conversation by visiting the network’s companion website at www.tvone.tv and connecting via social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) using hashtags #StellarAwards and#Represent. For more information on syndicated airings of the show, visitwww.thestellarawards.com.
32nd ANNUAL STELLAR AWARDS WINNERS LIST

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PHOTOS FROM THE 32nd ANNUAL STELLAR AWARDS

***EDITOR'S NOTE: PHOTOS ARE FOR EDITORIAL PURPOSES AND MUST ACCOMPANY PROPER PHOTO CREDIT; THIS INCLUDES SOCIAL MEDIA USAGE***
RED CARPET PHOTOS
Co-Host Anthony Brown on the red carpet at the 32nd Annual Stellar Awards
Co-Host Erica Campbell on the red carpet at the 32nd Annual Stellar Awards
State Farm Insurance Jocelyn Adams, Enterprise Marketing Analyst at State Farm Cynthia Y. Davenport and Group Director at OMD USA Nikki Newsome
Moses Mays of FCIC Consulting & Financial Services LLC & Mayco Global International Consulting, President and COO of Central City Productions Erma Davis, President at Rasenberger Media LLC Cathy Rasenberger, and Founder, Chairman and CEO of Central City Productions Don Jackson on the red carpet at the 32nd Annual Stellar Awards
Jackie Greene and Travis Greene on the red carpet at the 32nd Annual Stellar Awards
Israel Houghton and Adrienne Bailon-Houghton on the red carpet at the 32nd Annual Stellar Awards
Jekayln Carr on the red carpet at the 32nd Annual Stellar Awards
Tasha Cobbs-Leonard on the red carpet at the 32nd Annual Stellar Awards
President and COO of Central City Productions Erma Davis and Founder, Chairman and CEO of Central City Productions Don Jackson on the red carpet at the 32nd Annual Stellar Awards

2017 Stellar Awards
SHOW PHOTOS
Co-Hosts Erica Campbell and Anthony Brown onstage at the 32nd Annual Stellar Awards
Tye Tribbett, Bri (Briana Babineaux) and William McDowell presenting at the 32nd Annual Stellar Awards
Tyscot Records founder, musician and pastor Dr. Leonard Scott; record executive, writer/publisher relations, Catherine Brewton; producer, musician and arranger Fred Hammond; and gospel music group Mississippi Mass Choir onstage with Stellar Gospel Music Awards Founder, Don Jackson, after receiving a Stellar Awards Hall of Fame Medallion
Myron Butler and Adrienne Houghton presenting at the 32nd Annual Stellar Music Awards
Marvin Sapp and Yvonne Orji presenting at the 32nd Annual Stellar Music Awards
PERFORMANCE PHOTOS
Fred Hammond performing at the 32nd Annual Stellar Awards
Tamela Mann performing onstage at the 32nd Annual Stellar Awards
Kirk Franklin performing at the 32nd Annual Stellar Awards
Donnie McClurkin performing at the 32nd Annual Stellar Awards
Jonathan Butler, Travis Greene, Jonathan McReynolds and Israel Houghton performing at the 32nd Annual Stellar Awards
DA' T.R.U.T.H., Canton Jones, Bizzle and Monty G performing at the 32nd Annual Stellar Awards
Tasha Cobbs-Leonard, Sarah Reeves and Tamela Mann performing at the 32nd Annual Stellar Awards
The Chicago Mass Choir performing at the 32nd Annual Stellar Awards
Pastor Shirley Caesar and Jekalyn Carr performing at the 32nd Annual Stellar Awards
J.J. Hairston and Youthful Praise performing at the 32nd Annual Stellar Awards
PRESS ROOM PHOTOS
President of National Business for AT&T Xavier Williams, Pastor Tina Williams, Moses Mays of FCIC Consulting & Financial Services LLC& Mayco Global International Consulting, President and COO of Central City Productions Erma Davis, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Central City Productions Don Jackson, Tamela Mann and David Mann in the press room at the 32nd Annual Stellar Awards
Doris Boulrece of BMOA, Katherine Shields, BMOA, Moses Mays of FCIC Consulting & Financial Services LLC & Mayco Global International Consulting, Tamela Mann, David Mann, President and COO of Central City Productions Erma Davis and Founder, Chairman and CEO of Central City Productions Don Jackson in the press room at the 32nd Annual Stellar Awards
Bri (Briana Babineaux) in the press room at the 32nd Annual Stellar Awards
Hezekiah Walker in the press room at the 32nd Annual Stellar Awards
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