A Glimpse at the Biggest Night in Gospel Music
The time is vastly approaching for us to to celebrate Palm Sunday by tuning in to the biggest night in Gospel music. The 32nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards premieres on April 9, at 6 p.m. ET on TV One with encores at 8 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. ET.
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, co-hosted the award show at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The Stellar Awards is the longest running Gospel music award show, recognizing artists, writers, and industry professionals for their contributions to the industry.
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.
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.”
To read our previous story on who took home awards and how the 32nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards honored "The Source", click here.
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 connect via social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) using the hashtags #StellarAwards and #Represent. For more information on syndicated airings of the show, visit www.thestellarawards.com and follow on Twitter and Instagram via @TheStellars.
Check out a glimpse of what to expect this Sunday, April 9 by watching the video below:
(Video Credit: Courtesy of Central City Productions)