The Stellar Gospel Music Awards will kick-off in Nashville, Tennessee once again offering a night of soul-stirring, hand clapping, foot stopping praise on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007 at the historic Grand Ole Opry House. This year’s co-hosts are Kirk Franklin, the energetic Tye Tribbett and sister-duo, Mary Mary.
Scheduled to appear during the event are the internationally acclaimed Gospel quartet legends, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, who will receive the distinguished Allstate James Cleveland Award, which is given annually to someone who has made a major impact in the development and advancement of gospel music.
The Clark Sisters are also tapped to receive the Chevrolet Most Notable Achievement Award for their pioneering work in song writing, outstanding performances and record sales success in the gospel music industry.
“We are excited about the consortium of artists and celebrities we’ve assembled for our 22nd Annual Awards show this year,” said Don Jackson, CEO of Chicago-based Central City Productions, Inc. & Executive Producer of the Stellar Awards, in a recent press release. “We have an incredible line-up of enthusiastic hosts, as well as, some of the most noted performers in gospel music, along with a diverse, all-star cast of presenters representing film, music and theatre. Once again, viewers can expect an outstanding, spirit-filled show which brings us back to a city where music lives and breathes.”
Additionally, among this year’s star-packed roster of artists set to perform at The 2007 Stellar Gospel Music Awards include the legendary Patti LaBelle, Myron Butler & Levi, Richard Smallwood, Kirk Franklin, gospel favorite Vickie Winans, Bishop Paul Morton featuring Kurt Carr and Lew Bartholomew, Byron Cage, The Caravans, Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson, Kierra “Kiki” Sheard, Youthful Praise and Ziel. The slate of who’s-who celebrity presenters and gospel music various which include actor and comedian Flex Alexander, big screen starlet Gabrielle Union and actor Idris Elba (both featured in the upcoming Tyler Perry movie, “Daddy’s Little Girls”), gospel diva Yolanda Adams, gospel music favorite Israel, harpist Jeff Majors, jazz and gospel music sensation Jonathan Butler, comedian Jonathan Slocumb, Da Truth, Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, Lamar Campbell, Micah Stampley, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, and girl group Virtue to name a few.
This years Stellar Awards sponsors include Chevrolet, American Airlines, Daimler Chrysler, Ford, McDonald’s, Toyota, Allstate Insurance, Coca Cola, and Wal-Mart.
You can purchase tickets at Ticket Master 615.871.7756 and at Ticketmaster.com. The ticket prices are $200 (Main Floor & Mezzanine), $125 (Balcony) and $55 (Upper Balcony). Please visit www.thestellarawards.com
for more information.