The Stellar Gospel Music Awards Pre-Show also occurred the day before on Friday, Feb. 19, to celebrate non-televised awards winners, such as The Rance Allen Group for Traditional Group/Duo of the Year, Tina Campbell for Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year and Dr. Marabeth Gentry and The Thomas A. Dorsey Foundation for the Thomas A. Dorsey Notable Achievement Award. The Stellar Gospel Radio Awards & Showcase, honoring top radio stations and announcers serving urban gospel music audiences, followed Saturday, Feb. 20 with Praise 104.1-WPRS in Washington D.C. as Major Market of the Year, AllNationsRadio.net as Internet Station of the Year and Tracy Bethea Bodie of Memphis, Tennessee’s WHAL, earning Gospel Announcer of the Year.
The 31st Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards‘ winners are selected by online voters who recognize the year’s best performances in the genre, honored Gospel music icons and acknowledge the accomplishments of individuals instrumental in advocating for the industry. Additional information and updates are also available by following the Stellar Awards on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
For more information on TV One’s telecast of the 31st Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, viewers can join the conversation by visiting the network’s companion website at www.tvone.tv and connecting via social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) using the hash tags #StellarAwards and #Represent. For more information on syndicated airings of the show, visit www.thestellarawards.com
*** THE 2016 AWARD WINNERS ***
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
- ANTHONY BROWN & GROUP THERAPY, EVERYDAY JESUS, KEY OF A/TYSCOT
SONG OF THE YEAR
- ANTHONY BROWN, WORTH – EVERYDAY JESUS (ANTHONY BROWN & GROUP THERAPY), KEY OF A/TYSCOT
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
- ANTHONY BROWN, EVERYDAY JESUS, KEY OF A/TYSCOT
ALBERTINA WALKER FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
- TASHA COBBS, ONE PLACE LIVE, MOTOWN GOSPEL