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2011 Stellar Awards Events and Activities

Stellars Turn Nashville Into "Gospelville"






By Mona Austin


On the third weekend of January, the gospel industry takes over Nashville with the arrival of The Stellar Awards.  For this cadre of gospel music devotees gospel music's main event is far from their only option. Due to its presence the Stellar Awards has had a mushroom effect, inspiring some twenty outside events  held throughout music city at churches, the host hotel (Gaylord Opryland) and various other venues.   Hosted by record labels, radio stations or promotional companies, the type of events range from listening parties and showcases to recognition ceremonies.


Official Stellar Awards events began on Wednesday, January 12 with the Verizon Wireless and Stellar Awards Choir Boot Camp, which will conclude on January 15, when the 26th Annual Stellar Awards will be recorded live at the Grand Ole Opry  at 6:00 p.m.  But for many gospel industry insiders, the Annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Luncheon, b…

26th Annual Stelar Awards Performers & Presenters Announced; Plus Gifting Lounge participants announced

Newly-Added Performers Include Marvin Sapp, Beverly Crawford, Deitrick Haddon, Nevel Sisters, JJ Hairston and Forever Jones Award Presenters Andrae Crouch, Dorinda Clark Cole, Hezekiah Walker, Loretta Devine, Omari Hardwick, Shirley Caesar and Vickie Winans also Announced Hosted by Donnie McClurkin, the 26th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards Tapes Before a Live Audience January 15, 2011 and Airs in Syndication Beginning January 22, 2011 

NASHVILLE, TN (January 10, 2011) -The 26th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awardshave announced inspirational all-star list of performers, including seven-category nominee Marvin Sapp, Beverly Crawford, Deitrick Haddon, Nevel Sisters, JJ Hairston, VaShawn Mitchell, Joshua's Troopand New Artist of the Year nominee Forever Jones.  In addition, the Stellar presenters will include Andrae Crouch, Dorinda Clark Cole, HezekiahWal…

26th Annual Stellars Performers and Presenters Announced

Hosted by Donnie McClurkin, the 26th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards Tapes Before a Live Audience January 15, 2011 and Airs in Syndication Beginning January 22, 2011 

NASHVILLE, TN (January 10, 2011) -The 26th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awardshave announced inspirational all-star list of performers, including seven-category nominee Marvin Sapp, Beverly Crawford, Deitrick Haddon, Nevel Sisters, JJ Hairston, VaShawn Mitchell, Joshua's Troopand New Artist of the Year nominee Forever Jones.  In addition, the Stellar presenters will include Andrae Crouch, Dorinda Clark Cole, HezekiahWalker, Loretta Devine, Omari Hardwick, Shirley Caesar, Vickie Winans, J. Moss, Dr. Bobby Jones, Jessica Reedy, DeWayne Woods, Lisa Page Brooks, Wess Morgan, Yvette Nicole Brownand Myron Butler, among others. 
The winners of the Verizon "How Sweet the Sound&quo…