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Hezekiah Walker And Mary Mary Tie with Multiple Wins at the 25th Annual Stellar Awards Wins


Hezekiah Walker and Mary emerged as the top winner at the 25th Annual Stellar Awards held at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry on January 16, each taking home 4 trophies. Both artist received the top, most coveted awards, with Mary Mary earning one for Song of the Year, "The God in Me" and Hezekiah Walker receiving the Artist of the year title.

Walker and his contemporary Ricky Dillard united on the show opener to kick-off a night of perfectly paired collaborations.
Show highlights include dualing piano with Male Vocalist of the Year, Smokie Norful and the Maestro Richard Smallwood, the

The closing act was Donald Lawrence and the Atlanta West Pentecostal Church, winners of the Verizon Wireless How Sweet the Sound choir sing-off.

The Stellar Awards attracted 4400 people to Music City and


Congratulations to All of the Winners:

Artist of the Year-Hezekiah Walker and Love Fellowship
Song of the Year-Mary, Mary-"God in Me"
Male Vocalist of the Year-Smokie Norful

Female Vocalist of the Year-Vickie Winans

Group Duo of the Year-Mary, Mary

New Artist of the Year-Crystal Aikin

CD of the Year-Hezekiah Walker and Love Fellowship-Souled Out

Choir of the Year-Hezekiah Walker and Love Fellowship

Producer of the Year-Donald Lawrence & Daniel Weatherspoon, The Law of Confession Part 1

Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year-Mary, Mary

Traditional Group/Duo of the Year-Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC's

Contemporary Male of the Year-Smokie Norful

Traditional Male of the Year-Donnie McClurkin

Contemporary Female of the Year-Crystal Aikin

Traditional Female of the Year-Dottie Peoples


Contemporary CD of the Year-Hezekiah Walker and Love Fellowship, Souled Out

Traditional CD of the Year-Shari Addison, Shari Addison

Urban/Inspirational Single/Performance of the Year-Mary, Mary-"God in Me"

Music Video of the Year-Vickie Winans, How I Got Over

Traditional Choir of the Year-Bishop Paul S. Morton & The FGBCF Mass Choir

Contemporary Choir of the Year-Hezekiah Walker and Love Fellowship

Instrumental CD of the Year-Ben Tankard, Mercy, Mercy, Mercy

Special Event CD of the Year-The Clark Sisters, J. Moss and Kierra Sheard, Silky Soul Music-A Tribute to Maze

Rap/Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year-Da' T.R.U.T.H., The Big Picture

Children's Performance of the Year-Rev. Dr. Emory Andrews and Oxon Hill High School Choir,Amazing

Quartet of the Year-Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC's

Recorded Music Package of the Year-Denise Trotman, Donald Lawrence-The Confession Part 1

Praise and Worship CD of the Year-Stephen Hurd, Times of Refreshing


A full recap and report of the award show will be released later this week.