Travis Greene, Tamela Mann Receive Stellar Awards

Fred Hammond kicked off the 32nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards which airs on TV One on Palm Sunday, April 9 at 6 p.m. ET.

Tamela Mann performing onstage at the 32nd Annual Stellar Awards

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,  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” nabbing accolades that included State Farm Song of the Year (“Made a Way”), CD of the Year (“The Hill”) and Male Vocalist of the Year.  He 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).  Co-Hosts Erica Campbell and Anthony Brown onstage at the 32nd Annual Stellar Awards

Stellar and Grammy Award-winning gospel singer, actress and television personality, Tamela Mann took home 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.”Hezekiah Walker with Stellar Award

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.
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.”
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).
Photo Credit: Earl Gibson, Courtesy of Central City Productions/TV One; Arnold Turner, Courtesy of Central City Productions/TV One; Maury Phillips,  Courtesy of Central City Productions/TV One

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