2007 Stellar Award Winners

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

2007 STELLAR AWARD WINNERS!

Provided By: A. Jalila Larsuel
JL Media Relations

jlmediapr@aol.com

For Immediate Release
January 13, 2007
 Another Stellar Affair Uplifts Gospel’s Grandeur
Donald Lawrence leads winners list for second consecutive year
 
The Mighty Clouds of Joy Shine As Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients
 
Legendary Natalie Cole Salutes The Clark Sisters

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NASHVILLEThe 22nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards once again elevated gospel music to new heights bringing together a host of stars from music, film and theatre to celebrate their favorite artists. Festivities got underway Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007 at the historic Grand Ole Opry House featuring Stellar Award favorites Kirk Franklin, Tye Tribbett and Mary Mary serving as co-hosts.

Noted psalmist and Stellar Award nominee Byron Cage led the spirit-filled night with an opening melody of “Lift Him Up/I Will Bless the Lord.”

Co-hosts Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary, & Tye Tribbett

Myron Butler picked up the Stellar for “Male Vocalist of the Year,” and was joined by his choir “Levi” grabbing awards in the categories of “Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year,” “New Artist of the Year” and “Group/Duo of the Year.”

Dorinda Clark-Cole was honored as “Female Vocalist of the Year,” and accompanied her sisters, Jacky Clark-Chisholm, Twinkie Clark and Karen Clark-Sheard, as recipients of the “2007 Chevrolet Most Notable Achievement Award.” The legendary Natalie Cole and hometown Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was on tap to salute the soulful sisters acknowledging their pioneering work in songwriting, outstanding performances and record sales success in the gospel music industry. The Clark Sisters have established themselves as one of the greatest groups in gospel music history ever since lending their voices to their first recording in 1973.

The Clark Sisters were honored with “2007 Chevrolet Most Notable Achievement Award.

Gospel diva Yolanda Adams paid homage to the world’s best-selling gospel quartet presenting them with the prestigious “2007 Allstate James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award” for their impact on the development and advancement of gospel music. After 44 years and 35 albums, The Mighty Clouds of Joy are more than gospel legends” they are a national treasure.

Big screen starlet Gabrielle Union and actor Idris Elba, who are both featured in the upcoming Tyler Perry film, “Daddy’s Little Girls” presented “Artist of the Year” to Donald Lawrence and The Tri City Singers, who led the winners list for a second consecutive year picking up eight awards out of nine impressive nominations. One of the night’s highlights was Lawrence’s acceptance speech for Artist Of The Year which moved the crowd when he passed the torch to up-and-coming gospel dynamo Tye Tribbett dedicating his Stellar to him.  

Natalie Cole

Stellar co-host Tye Tribbett got the crowd hyped with his famed energetic performances, shouting out “Victory” and experiencing one of his own as he was named “Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year and the winner in the URBAN/INSPIRATIONAL SINGLE/PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR category.

Among the most moving moments of the night was Patti LaBelle’s soul-stirring selection, “Walk Around Heaven,” garnering her an overwhelming standing ovation from the full house. After decades of success in soul and R&B genres, LaBelle has delivered her first CD devoted to her gospel roots and applauded the gospel music industry for their support of her latest endeavor.

Stellar sweetheart Vickie Winans graced the stage in a beautiful red velvet gown and lifted the crowd with the powerful song “The Rainbow.”

Patti LaBelle singing

Co-host Kirk Franklin continued to show his musical diversity by joining forces with former dc Talk front man tobyMac for a lively performance of “Let It Go,” from Franklin’s certified platinum CD, “Hero,” which won him a Stellar Award for “CD of the Year.” Franklin’s performance featured a dynamic stage entrance in a pale blue Camero, in which he gave accounts of his inspiring life story in the song, “Let It Go” that touched on past hardships and mistakes and the power of forgiveness.

Other artists picking up 2007 Stellar honors included Bishop G.E. Patterson for “Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year,” CeCe Winans for “Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year,” the Pastor Shirley Caesar for “Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year,” and “Song of the Year,” nod went to Issiah D. Thomas for the inspiring single “I Will Bless the Lord,” performed by Byron Cage at the start of the show.

Bishop Paul Morton featuring Kurt Carr and Bartholomew concluded the star-studded show with a foot-stomping finale of “We Made It” bringing the crowd to its feet swinging a sea of white towels over their heads in jubilant dance.

For a complete listing of Stellar Award winners, please see below or visit www.thestellarawards.com.

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Co-hosts Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary, Tye Tribbett, and Stellar Awards founder Don Jackson

ABOUT CENTRAL CITY PRODUCTIONS
The Chicago-based Central City Productions, Inc. (CCP) produces the Stellar Gospel Music Awards.  It has been 20 years since the first awards show was taped at the Arie Crown Theater in Chicago, and the Stellar Awards has now become the premier Gospel event that recognizes and honors African American artists. This one of a kind award show has showcased top Gospel artists and many television and film stars.

The Stellar Gospel Music Awards show is Executive Produced by Don Jackson, produced by Barbara Wilson for Central City Productions. Michael Johnson will direct this year’s award show, and Jennifer Jackson is the Executive in Charge of production. Erma Gray Davis is the President and Chief Operations Officer of Central City Productions. Founded in 1970 by Don Jackson, Chicago-based Central City Productions is a distributor of original programming to television and cable networks. Please visit www.thestellarawards.com for more information.

 The 22nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards Show will air in syndication from January 27-March 4, 2007. Please check local listings for dates and times. For further information, please contact A. Jalila Larsuel at JL Media Relations at (626) 398-5028, or e-mail: jlmediapr@aol.com.
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22nd Annual Stellar GospelMusic Awards

Winners List

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Donald Lawrence presents the Tri-City Singers

Finale:  Act One

SONG OF THE YEAR

I Will Bless the Lord

Issiah D. Thomas

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Myron Butler

Set Me Free

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Dorinda Clark-Cole

Live From Houston” The Rose of Gospel

GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR
Myron Butler & Levi

Set Me Free

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Myron Butler & Levi

Set Me Free

CD OF THE YEAR
Hero

Kirk Franklin

CHOIR OF THE YEAR

Donald Lawrence Presents the Tri City Singers

Finale:  Act One

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Donald Lawrence

Donald Lawrence Presents the Tri City Singers Finale:  Act One

CONTEMPORARY GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR
Myron Butler & Levi

Set Me Free

TRADITIONAL GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR
The Williams Brothers & Their Superstar Friends-Soul Link Live 3

Soul Link Live 3-Man in the Mirror

CONTEMPORARY MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Tye Tribbett, II
Kingdom University Presents Tye Tribbett & G.A.Victory LIVE!

TRADITIONAL MALE VOCALIST of the Year
Bishop G.E. Patterson

Bishop G. E. Patterson & Congregation Singing the Old Time Way Volume 2

CONTEMPORARY FEMALE ARTIST of the Year
CeCe Winans

Purified

TRADITIONAL FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEARShirley Caeser

I Know the Truth

CONTEMPORARY CD OF THE YEARDonald Lawrence Presents
the Tri-City Singers Finale:  Act One
Donald Lawrence Presents the Tri-City SingersFinale:  Act One

TRADITIONAL CD OF THE YEAR
New Life Community Choir featuring John P. Kee

The Reunion

URBAN/INSPIRATIONAL SINGLE/PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

Victory

Kingdom University Presents Tye Tribbett and G.A.  Victory LIVE!

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Finale:  Act One “Limited Collector’s Edition”

Donald Lawrence Presents the Tri-City Singers

TRADITIONAL CHOIR OF THE YEAR
Hezekiah Walker & LFC 20/85

The Experience

CONTEMPORARY CHOIR OF THE YEAR
Donald Lawrence PresentsThe Tri-City Singers – Finale:  Act One

Donald Lawrence Presents the Tri-City Singers Finale:  Act One

INSTRUMENTAL CD OF THE YEAR
With One Voice

Ramsey Lewis

SPECIAL EVENT CD OF THE YEAR
Donald Lawrence Presents The Tri-City Singers – Finale:  Act One “Limited Collector’s Edition”

Donald Lawrence Presents the Tri-City Singers Finale:  Act One

RAP/HIOP-HOP GOSPEL CD OF THE YEAR
Cross Movement Records Presents da’ T.R.U.T.H.

da’ T.R.U.T.H.

Children’s Performance of the Year

Youth For Christ

The Struggle is Over

QUARTET OF THE YEAR
Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson & The Spiritual Voices

Just Being Me

Recorded Music Packaging of the Year

Philpott Design

Donald Lawrence Presents The Tri City Singers Finale:  Act One

PRAISE AND WORSHIP CD OF THE YEAR

Kevin Burroughs Neeley

A Perfect Praise “Ministering to the Lord” LIVE Volume III Live

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