Gospel superstars Kirk Franklin and Mary Mary are confirmed to host the 28th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards on January 19, 2013. 2013 Stellar Awards Nominees will be announced on Friday, October 26. To provide interviews and share key details regarding this year’s nominees and show, 2013 Stellar Awards hosts Kirk Franklin and Mary Mary will participate in press opportunities on Friday, October 26. The nominees will be announced via webcast at http://www.thestellarawards.com.
In addition to providing details regarding nominees and this year’s show taping, special awards recipients will be announced for the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award, Thomas A. Dorsey Most Notable Achievement Award and Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones Legends Award.
The Chicago based Central City Productions, Inc. (CCP) produces The Stellar Gospel Music Awards. 28 years after the first awards show was taped at the Arie Crown Theatre in Chicago, the Stellar Awards has become the premier Gospel event that recognizes and honors African American artists. This one-of-a-kind award show has showcased top Gospel artists and many television and film stars. Celebrities who have appeared on the Stellar Awards include Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Aretha Franklin, Lou Gossett, Jr., Yolanda Adams, Vicki Winans, Idris Elba, The Winans, Clifton Davis, Hezekiah Walker and countless others.
The Stellar Gospel Music Awards show is executive produced by Don Jackson and produced by Barbara Wilson for Central City Productions. Founded in 1970 by
Don Jackson, Chicago-based Central City Productions is a distributor of original programming to television and cable networks.