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Published on Jan 22, 2012
(BlackTree TV - Nashville, TN) It's January, and for the second year in a row BlackTree TV gives you coverage of the 27th Annual Stellar Awards show at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN. For this year's coverage we had Lady Shaunte', who was a Stellar Nominee herself for medium marker radio broadcast of the year, and in this clip she catches up with Stellar Award perfomers and former nominees Le'Andria Johnson and Jessica Reedy.
Rising Gospel music superstar Vashawn Mitchell topped the list of winners during the 27TH ANNUAL STELLAR GOSPEL MUSIC AWARDS announced Saturday night during the show's taping at Nashville's iconic Grand Ole Opry House Theater. Mitchell took home six awards, including Artist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Contemporary Male of the Year and Praise and Worship CD of the Year for his 2011 album, "Triumphant."
The show was filled with stirring performances, including a collaborative medley of "Sweeter" by Kim Burrell; Jessica Reedy brought the audience to their feet with a rendition of "Put It on the Altar;" Le'Andria Johnson masterfully sang "Jesus;" and Martha Munizzi delighted the crowd with the spirited praise song, "Excellent." Other big performers included William McDowell, whose rendition of "I Give Myself Away" transformed the Grand Old Opry House into a spirit-filled sanctuary, with the visibly moved crowd joined together in worship. A high-energy Hip Hop collaboration by Canton Jones, LeCrae and Da'T.R.U.T.H. culminated in a soulful rendition of "Awesome God." Fred Hammond, Earnest Pugh, Richard Smallwood & Vision, James Fortune & Fiya, Ricky Dillard & New G all delivered powerhouse performances to the delight of the full-to-capacity crowd.
The show also recognized the great accomplishments of some of Gospel's brightest stars. John P. Kee received the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award for his accomplishments over a career that spans three decades and was serenaded by Isaac Carree, Sheila Lakin, Lowell Pye and Zacardi Cortez. Dorothy Norwood, dubbed "The World's Greatest Gospel Story Teller," received the Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones Legends Award, presented by the veteran show host. Vy Higgensen, the first woman to host a morning show on New York radio as well as produce a faith-based musical on Broadway, received the Thomas A. Dorsey Most Notable Achievement Award for her work with the "Gospel for Teens" program.
The annual praise-raising celebration began with star-studded red carpet arrivals featuring luminaries from Gospel, television, film and politics, such as Tina Campbell (from Mary Mary), Teddy Campbell, Ernest Pugh, James Fortune, Vashawn Mitchell, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Isaac Caree, James Fortune, Shirley Murdock, Dr. Bobby Jones, Dorothy Norwood, Kurt Carr, Richard Smallwood, Dottie Peoples, Kim Fields, Regina Bell, Martha Munizzi, Trin-I-Tee 5:7, Wess Morgan, LeCrae, Canton Jones, Jessica Reedy, Le'Andria and others.
The 27th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards will air in nationwide syndication from January 21, 2012 to February 26, 2012 and premiere on GMC Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 8 p.m. EST. A BlackTree Media Production Thank you for watching! Blacktree is at all the hottest events on the planet (award shows, movie premieres and press junkets, fashion shows, etc.) and now BLACKTREE ON TV brings stars to YOU on Soul of the South! Watch Full episodes below, and tune in!
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Blacktree is at all the hottest events on the planet (award shows, movie premieres and press junkets, fashion shows, etc.) and now BLACKTREE ON TV brings stars to YOU on Soul of the South! Watch Full episodes below, and tune in!
WEEKDAYS | 5:30 – 6:00pm, 1-1:30am WEEKENDS | 5 – 6:00pm Sat & Sun (CST)