26th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards Premieres on GMC Saturday, March 5th, 2011.
THE Stellar Awards, the premier Gospel music event that recognizing and honoring African American artists, airs its 26th annual awards show with all-star performances by Marvin Sapp, Beverly Crawford, Deitrick Haddon, Nevel Sisters, JJ Hairston, VaShawn Mitchell, Joshua’s Troop and New Artist of the Year nominee Forever Jones. Hosted by Donnie McClurkin, this year the show honorsKirk Franklin, Vanessa Bell Armstrong and Donald Lawrence with special awards/tribute performances by The Soul Seekers, The Williams Brothers, The Rance Allen Group and Voices of Destiny (Verizon “How Sweet the Sound” winners).
Also in attendance is Gospel music powerhouse James Fortune and Fiya (leading this year’s nominee with eight nods) and presenters Andrae Crouch, Dorinda Clark Cole, Hezekiah Walker, Omari Hardwick, Shirley Caesar, Vickie Winans, J. Moss, Dr. Bobby Jones, Jessica Reedy, DeWayne Woods, Lisa Page Brooks, Wess Morgan, and Yvette Nicole Brown among others.
GMC TELECAST: Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 8 p.m. EST (Gospel Music Channel)
AFFILIATE STATION AIR-DATES:
New York: (MNT) WWOR Sun. 1/30 at 3:00p.m
Atlanta: (FOX) WAGA Sat. 1/29 at 4:00p.m.
Chicago: (CW) WGN Sat. 3/12 at 10:00p.m.
Washington, DC: (CW) WDCW Sun. 2/13 at 3:00p.m.
Philadelphia: (MNT) WPHL Sat. 2/5 at 8:00p.m. & Sun. 2/20 at 3:00p.m.
WFMZ Sat. 3/5 at 8:00p.m.
Detroit: WADL Sat. 2/5 at 8:00pm
Raleigh-Durham: (ABC) WTVD Sun. 2/20 at 2:00p.m.
Baltimore: (CW) WNUV Sun. 2/13 at 3:00p.m.
St. Louis: (MNT) WRBU Sun. 2/20 at 11:00a.m.
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose: (ABC) KGO Sat. 2/19 at12:00p.m.
**The show will air in national syndication from January 22, 2011 toMarch 13, 2011. Check local listing for additional air-date(s) in other cities or visit www.thestellarawards.com for more information.**
HOSTED BY: Donnie McClurkin
Marvin Sapp, Bebe & Cece Winans, Shirley Caesar, Vickie Winans, Andrae Crouch, Omari Hardwick (For Colored Girls), Meagan Good (The Game), Yvette Nicole Brown (NBC’s Community), BET’s Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones (BobbyJones Gospel), Beth Payne, Byron Cage, Shari Addison and Jessica Reedy from Sunday Best, Trin-I-Tee 5:7 and Committed (winners of NBC’s “The Sing Off”).
PRODUCER: Don Jackson
producer: Barbara Wilson
Interview opportunities are available with Don Jackson (CEO, Central City Productions, Inc.), the 2010 Verizon ‘How Sweet the Sound’ grand finale winners and Stellar Award performer, Voices of Destiny; and select award winners.
ON THE WEB:
Please visit www.thestellarawards.com for most updated syndication schedule, photos, press releases and additional details.
The Chicago based Central City Productions, Inc. (CCP) produces The Stellar Gospel Music Awards. It has been 25 years since the first awards show was taped at the Arie Crown Theatre in Chicago and, the Stellar Awards has now 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 Lou Gossett, Jr., Oprah Winfrey, Prince, Michael Jackson, The Winans, Clifton Davis, Yolanda Adams, Shirley Caesar and countless more. 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.