This weekend, uGospel.com is set to stream live from the 29th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards in Nashville. Viewers will be able to see live footage from various events taking place during this year’s Stellar Awards Weekend. To see the live stream log onto uGospel.com or download the new ‘www.uGospel.com’ App, available now for every smart phone and the Kindle Fire.Make sure you tune in to see the candid, behind-the-scenes moments that happens once in a lifetime with some of your favorite people within the Gospel Music Industry. The Stellar Awards will air live in prime time on the UP Television Network from its new home at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 7 p.m. EST/6 p.m. CST/4 p.m. PST.
uGospel.com will stream live from the following events during the 29th Annual Stellar Awards Weekend:
1) Stellar Awards Red Carpet w/ Host Tye Tribbett
2) Back Stage Pass w/ Hosts Tye Tribbett & Angenella
3) Gospel Announcers Award Show w/ Hosts Sonya Blakley and Angenella
4) Live Rehearsals and Interviews with Talent
The 29th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards’ lineup includes Gospel music’s biggest stars like Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell, Shirley Caesar, Donald Lawrence, Hezekiah Walker, Isaac Carree, Tasha Cobbs, Ricky Dillard, VaShawn Mitchell,Lexi, Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy, Jonathan McReynolds and many more notable names.As previously announced, the show will feature hosts Sherri Shepherd and Rickey Smiley, who bring impeccable comedic timing and expertise as daily talk show hosts to the role. Additional Stellar Awards presenters include Sheryl Lee Ralph, Kirk Franklin, Kelly Price, David & Tamela Mann, Tye Tribbett, Marvin Sapp,Donnie McClurkin, Kierra Sheard and more.
Prior to the Stellar Awards broadcast, The Stellar Gospel Music Awards Pre-Show will be held on Friday, January 17, 2014 at the Andrew Jackson Hall to announce winners of the non-televised awards categories. The event will be hosted by Richard Smallwood and Michelle Williams, with performances by Earnest Pugh, Anita Wilson, Beverly Crawford and Kevin Vasser to name a few. Additionally, The Stellar Awards Gospel Radio Award and Showcase will be held the morning of January 18 to honor the top radio stations serving Gospel music audiences. The cast of Bravo’s hit docu-series “Thicker Than Water” will host the showcase. Ben, Jewel and the entire Tankard clan will be on-hand to help kick-off the Stellar Awards.
“I am excited about the line up for this year’s show, which features performances by artists whose songs charted in the top 25 throughout the year,” said Don Jackson executive producer of the show. “I want to thank the over 35,000 fans who voted for our 2014 Stellar nominees, a phenomenal 30% increase over last year’s fan voting, and a testament to the growth and popularity of gospel Music.
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