Your favourite gospel stars turned up this weekend live at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville. The Stella Awards recognised the year’s best performances in the gospel music genre, honored gospel music icons, and acknowledged the accomplishments of individuals instrumental in advocating for the gospel music industry. Executively Produced by Don Jackson, with Jennifer J. Jackson serving as Executive in Charge of Production and Producer. Michael A. Johnson will produced and directed this year’s award show.
This years award also made history by having its youngest ever host in JaKalyn Carr who soared alongside the amazing Tye Tribbett. Joining them on the night were performances by Cece Winans, Jonathan McReynolds, Tamela Mann and so much more.
Here are a list of the winners on the night.
Artist of the Year: Pastor Mike Jr. Song of the Year: “Something Has To Break” Kierra Sheard ft. Tasha Cobbs Leonard Male Vocalist of the Year: Jonathan McReynolds Female Vocalist of the Year: Tasha Cobbs Leonard Group/Duo of the Year: The Clark Sisters New Artist of the Year: Maverick City Music Album of the Year: Maverick City Music Vol 3 Part 1 by Maverick City Music Choir of the Year: JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise Producer of the Year: Jonathan McReynolds Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year: Anthony Brown & group therAPy Traditional Group/Duo of the Year: The Clark Sisters Contemporary Male of the Year: Jonathan McReynolds Traditional Male of the Year: Donnie McClurkin Contemporary Female of the Year: Tasha Cobbs Leonard Traditional Female of the Year: Jekalyn Carr Traditional Album of the Year: Changing Your Story by Jekalyn Carr Music Video of the Year: “Something Has To Break” Kierra Sheard Traditional Choir of the Year: Ricky Dillard Rap/Hip Hop Gospel Album of the Year: Big: Freedom Sessions by Pastor Mike Jr.
This year's inductees into the Stellar Honors Hall of Fame was Dr. Teresa Hairston, Kerry Douglas and Skip Barrett!
Congrats to all involved. Stay tuned for performance clips which will be televised on a later date.