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2013 Stellar Awards

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The line-up for the 28th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards has been announced. Hosts Kirk Franklin and Mary Mary will be joined by artists that include Amber Bullock, Anita Wilson, Byron Cage, Pastor Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Choir, Delores Washington, Donnie McClurkin, Dorothy Norwood, Jason Nelson, Kierra Clark Sheard, LeAndria Johnson, Marvin Sapp, Marvin Winans, Shirley Caesar and Tamela Mann for a night of all-star entertainment. Presenters, including Andrae Crouch, Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones, Michelle Williams and William Murphy will round out the evening.

The show will air live on GMC TV from Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 7 p.m. EST. with rebroadcasts on over 200 television stations from January 19 through March 3, 2013.

The evening will also pay homage to this year's three special honorees. Gospel legend Inez Andrews will be posthumously awarded the Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones Legends Award for her 50 year career as a recording artist and one of the genre's foremost songwriters. The Andrews tribute will feature a special reunion of The Caravans with Shirley Caesar, Dorothy Norwood and Delores Washington. Bishop T.D. Jakes will receive the Thomas Dorsey Notable Achievement Award for his achievements in 2012 and Kurt Carr will be honored with the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award for his 22 years of hard work and dedication in the Gospel music industry.

The nominees for the 2013 Stellar Awards are:

Artist of the Year

Marvin Sapp
Verity Records

Song of the Year

Pastor Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago - The Best of Both Worlds
Inspired People Music
  • WINNER - Charles Jenkins - "Awesome" from The Best of Both Worlds (Purchase/Download)
  • Andrae Crouch - "Let the Church Say Amen" from The Journey (Purchase/Download)
  • Marvin Sapp and Aaron Lindsey - "My Testimony" from I Win (Purchase/Download)
  • Tina Campbell, Erica Campbell and Warryn Campbell - "Go Get It" from Go Get It (Purchase/Download)

Male Vocalist of the Year

Marvin Sapp - I Win
Verity Records

Albertina Walker Female Vocalist of the Year

Kierra Sheard
EMI Gospel

Group/Duo of the Year

Mary Mary at the 2013 Stellar Awards
Photo Credit: Getty Images for GMC TV, courtesy of The FrontPage Firm

New Artist of the Year

Le'andria Johnson - The Awakening Of Le'andria Johnson
Music World Gospel

CD of the Year

Marvin Sapp
Photo Credit: Getty Images for GMC TV, courtesy of The FrontPage Firm

Choir of the Year

Pastor Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago - The Best of Both Worlds
Inspired People Music

Producer of the Year

Isaac Carree
Rick Diamond / Getty Images

Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year

Mary Mary - Go Get It
Columbia

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