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Stellar Awards Makes History by Moving to April in 2014 with Possible New Location

stellar-awardsWith so many changes happening within the Gospel Music Industry, this one doesn’t surprise me much. According to reports, the 2014 Stellar Awards will not take place in January; instead it’ll be on April 5th, 2014. Allegedly, the Stellar Awards will also be moving out of Nashville to a new location. If true, this will make the 8th city to host the Stellar Awards since 1985 when it started in Chicago, IL.

Every year people from all over the country look forward to what has been deemed as “Stellar Weekend”. So many other events happens during this weekend such as The BMI Luncheon, ASCAP Breakfast, Urban Soul Café & internet radio anniversaries  just to name a few.  The question arises, what’s going to happen to those events since everything has been linked for years around “Stellar Weekend”?

Sources say that an official announcement may not be made until later this year in relation to the alleged new location.



About The Stellar Awards:

The Stellar Awards is the first Gospel Music Awards show in the U.S., honoring Gospel Music Artists, writers, and industry professionals for their contributions to the Gospel Music Industry. The Stellar Awards ranks high in status as the only Gospel Music television awards program syndicated in over 140 markets nationwide. Chicago based production company Central City Productions Inc.(CCP) spearheaded by founder, chairman & CEO Don Jackson, has produced the show since its conception in 1985.

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CCP is also responsible for producing Know Your Heritage, Know Your Heritage Black College Quiz Show, Hispanic College Quiz Show,Black Enterprise Business Report, Our World with Black Enterprise and the Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic.

The Stellar Awards was first taped in Chicago at the Arie Crown Theater and has been the premier gospel event. The show has featured performances by The Clark SistersKirk FranklinDa’ T.R.U.T.HTye TribbettMary MaryHeather HeadleyCeCe WinansMarvin SappYolanda AdamsDonnie McClurkinTamela Mann and many more. The show has been held at various venues across the United States in cities such as Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Nashville,and New York. The show is normally taped in mid-January and is broadcast on local and national TV stations such as ABC, FOX, and NBC.




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  1. Yvette

    July 30, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    I don’t like this idea at all. A group of us went this year and expected an even bigger group to come next year, but if it move to another date and location we will not be able to make it.

  2. monica

    August 7, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    I hate that this event is moving the month will not bother me but the change of location and not knowing where the change of location is going to be. uhhh

  3. Tameka

    August 7, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    Changing the date and location for the Stellars is a great idea. I love Nashville but commuting there in January has been a cumbersome task for the last 3 years. I’m excited about the change and can’t wait to attend in 2014.

  4. Jo Ann Woods

    August 8, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    I like the idea on the date change and the move. However, there is a need to know where as soon as possible. Arrangements and vacations must be scheduled with companies of employment at certain times. And this is getting too close for comfort.

  5. Patricia Williams

    August 13, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Hello, I am exceited about the new time and can’t wait to hear about the new location. I need to find something special to do around my birthday weekend.

  6. Joyce Pryor

    August 13, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    I have attended the Stellar’s the past 3 years in Nashville, TN and I have been anticipating attending in 2014. I am very disappointed to hear that it will be moving to a new location and I pray that I will still be able to attend at the new location.

  7. TRINA

    August 25, 2013 at 11:48 PM


  8. Joyce

    September 7, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    I plan to attend the 2014 Stellar Awards. I’ve never attended before and am looking forward to it. The date and location changes are not a problem for me. I do hope that the location is released ASAP, so that I can plan appropriately. Please consider Detroit for the 2014 Stellars. Detroit has birthed so many great musical artists, inclusive of many great gospel artists. Detroit welcomes the opportunity to roll out the red carpet for the Stellars in the “D”.


    September 13, 2013 at 4:46 AM

    I don’t have a problem with the date, but like the previous writer, the location needs to be released ASAP as I reside I Anchorage, Alaska; I need to get an airline ticket with the best possible fare.

  10. Jay

    September 14, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    Change of date and location is great. To be honest there is only one location due to all the artist there and support of Gospel Music.


  11. Deborah

    September 18, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Change is good, but the transition for change must be smooth with consideration for those of us who support the Stellar Awards yearly. By this time we should know where the Awards will be located. I live in Nashville and I have no problem traveling but please let us know Yesterday!!!!!!!! Be Blessed I chose Chicago

  12. Alice Hendrix

    September 26, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    I Have Enjoyed Attending The Stellars In Nasville, Tn. The Change In The Date Is Not A Major Issue But The Location & City Is. If Economics Is The Reason & The Changes Will Keep The Show In Production I Understand & Will Miss Being In The Audience But Will Continue To Watch It On Tv.

  13. Shaelly

    September 27, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    Where ever it is going to be< i'd like to know before next year. But, bringing back home to Chicago wouldn't be a bad thing.

  14. Henrietta A. Burnett

    October 1, 2013 at 12:32 AM

    I’m disappointed no place has been named as I am looking forward to coming. However, where ever it’s going to be, I’ll be there. Please name a place. Let’s go to Atlanta. I’ll even be happy about Chicago – just name a place!

  15. Liz Owens

    October 17, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    I welcome change,however, the location should have been secured prior to this notification.
    We need that information NOW so plans can be made .

  16. We are coming to the Stellar AWards for the first time in 2014. As a Family In Ministry, if you have the faith and determination to do and go; the Lord will make it happen! I am certain it hasn’t been an easy road at times for, THE STELLAR AWARDS. But, we are on a mission for the, Lord. It is an awesome song written by my son, Rashad aka Shaddie Swag. The Lord make the, Impossible; yes; possible another awesome song. He has written.

  17. D.Robertson

    November 13, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    I’m very excited about the date changing but would love coming to the Stellar Awards in Nashville in 2014.

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