Mary Mary and Don Jackson
Mary Mary and Don Jackson

 

2013 Stellar Award Coverage

By Naomi Richard

In a live televised show, Mary Mary along with Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago landed 5 awards each, followed closely by Marvin Sapp with 4 awards.  The 2013 Stellar Awards were described by many as “The Grammy’s of Gospel.”  It was an amazing night of performances, remembrances and wins.

The Stellar Award Committee continues to show their willingness to embrace gospel music in various art forms.  Da T.R.U.T.H. won Rap Hip Hop Gospel Cd of the Year and Anointed By God won Children’s Project of the Year.

Tributes were made to gospel giants such as Lady Inez Andrews, Kurt Carr and Bishop T.D. Jakes.

Andrae Crouch and Sondra Crouch
Andrae Crouch and Sondra Crouch

“We successfully delivered the awards tonight live around the country.  I couldn’t be happier.  Look forward to the Stellar Awards being live from now on,” commented Don Jackson.  Don Jackson is the founder, chairman, and CEO of 32 year-old CENTRAL CITY PRODUCTIONS, Inc., a national television production, sales, and syndication company based in Chicago, IL.  Central City Productions has specialized in the production, syndication, distribution and advertising sales of Black entertainment television programs such as: The Stellar Gospel Music Awards, the Minority Business Report, and the Soul Train music Awards just to mention a few.

Astounding performances were delivered by such talent as Mary Mary, Tye Tribbett, Marvin Winans, Tamela Mann, Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago, along with many others.

It was a great night and full of precious memories!

Pastor Charles Jenkins
Pastor Charles Jenkins

 

2013
 Annual Stellar Awards: Official Results

(Winners in each category are highlighted in yellow)

Artist of the Year

Marvin Sapp, I Win, Verity Gospel Music Group

 

Song of the Year

Charles Jenkins, Awesome – The Best Of Both Worlds, Inspired People

 

Male Vocalist of the Year

Marvin Sapp, I Win, Verity Gospel Music Group

 

Albertina Walker Female Vocalist of the Year

Kierra Sheard, Free, Karew Records

 

Group/Duo of the Year

Mary Mary, Go Get It, My Block/Columbia Records

 

New Artist of the Year

Le’Andria Johnson, The Awakening Of Le’Andria Johnson, Music World Gospel

 

CD of the Year

Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago, The Best Of Both Worlds, Inspired People

 

Choir of the Year

Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago, The Best Of Both Worlds, Inspired People

 

Producer of the Year

Isaac Carree, Eric Dawkins, Warryn Campbell, Gerald Haddon & Rick Robinson, Uncommon Me, Sovereign Agency/Door 6 Entertainment

 

Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year

Mary Mary, Go Get It, My Block/Columbia Records

 

Traditional Group/Duo of the Year

The Williams Brothers, Live At The Hard Rock – Part 1, Blackberry Records

 

Contemporary Male of the Year

Fred Hammond, God, Love & Romance, Verity Gospel Music Group

 

Traditional Male of the Year

Marvin Sapp, I Win, Verity Gospel Music Group

 

Contemporary Female of the Year

Le’Andria Johnson, The Awakening Of Le’Andria Johnson, Music World Gospel

 

Traditional Female of the Year

Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Timeless, Music World Gospel

 

Contemporary CD of the Year

Mary Mary, Go Get It, My Block/Columbia Records

 

Traditional CD of the Year

Marvin Sapp, I Win, Verity Gospel Music Group

 

Urban/Inspirational Single or Performance of the Year

Mary Mary, Go Get It – Go Get It, My Block/Columbia Records

 

Music Video of the Year Short Format


Darren Grant, Go Get It – Go Get It, My Block/Columbia Records

 

Traditional Choir of the Year

Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago, The Best of Both Worlds, Inspired People

 

Special Event CD of the Year

Mary Mary, Go Get It, My Block/Columbia Records

 

Rap Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year

Da T.R.U.T.H., The Whole Truth, XIST Music/Black Fuel Entertainment

 

Children’s Project of the Year

Anointed By God, Anointed By God, One Voice Media

 

Quartet of the Year

The Williams Brothers, Live At The Hard Rock – Part 1, Blackberry Records

 

Recorded Music Packaging of the Year

Charles Jenkins, The Best Of Both Worlds, Inspired People

 

Praise And Worship CD of the Year

Jason Nelson, Shifting The Atmosphere, Verity Gospel Music Group

 

James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award

Kurt Carr

 

Thomas A. Dorsey Most Notable Achievement Award

Bishop T.D. Jakes

 

Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones Legends Award

Inez Andrews

 

 

RADIO AWARDS

 

Major Market of the Year

WPZE – Praise 102.5 Atlanta, Lori Hall

 

Large Market of the Year

WCCD – 1000 AM, Cleveland, Darrell & Belinda Scott

 

Medium Market of the Year

WENO – 760 AM, Lady Shaunte’ Garrett

 

Small Market of the Year

WEHA – Gospel 88.7 FM, Atlantic City, Elaine Hawkes

 

National Radio of the Year

Indie Gospel with Frankie Wilson, Dallas, David Laflore

 

Gospel Announcer of the Year

Ace Alexander, Sheridan Gospel Network, Atlanta

 

REACH Award Recipient

William “The Mailman” Martin

 

 

 

 

 

Naomi Logan Richard
Naomi Logan Richard