Dallas TX – March 30, 2015 – Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA, a joint venture
between gospel music icon Kirk Franklin
and RCA Records, celebrated 3 wins at the 30th Annual Stellar Awards
this year. Multiple Stellar Award winner and super producer Kirk Franklin was
recognized with special honors by the Stellar Awards, while The Walls Group and Tasha Page-Lockhart brought their acclaimed
live talents to the show during an unforgettable “Fo Yo Soul” performance
segment, with an introduction by Franklin.
Garnering multiple Stellar
Award nominations in the label’s first year of operation, The Walls Group and
Tasha Page-Lockhart dominated three major categories. The Walls Group celebrated 2 Stellar Awards
wins in the categories of Group/Duo
of the Year and Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year for their #1 debut album, FAST
FORWARD. Sixth season “Sunday Best” winner
Tasha Page-Lockhart, who showcases her powerful artistry on her hit debut
album HERE RIGHT NOW, took home the coveted Stellar Award for New
Artist of the Year.
“It is amazing to receive so much love from the gospel community,” said
Kirk Franklin. “My vision for Fo Yo Soul Recordings/ RCA was
to introduce and establish new and exciting artists to the market place. These awards for The Walls Group and Tasha
Page-Lockhart are an indicator that vision is being fulfilled. We are truly grateful to Don Jackson and the
entire Stellar Awards team for providing such an important platform for gospel
music for the past 30 years.”
The 30th Annual
Stellar Gospel Music Awards will air on TV One on Easter Sunday, April 5th.
ABOUT FO YO SOUL RECORDINGS/RCA
Soul Recordings is a joint venture between gospel music icon Kirk Franklin and
RCA Records. The Dallas-based
inspirational music label, which was established in 2013, showcases some of the
genre’s most talented emerging artists and established performers.
ABOUT THE WALLS GROUP
Houston-based vocal ensemble The Walls Group is comprised of siblings Darrel
(23), Rhea (19), Paco (18) and Ahjah (17).
Their close-knit harmonies and gospel influences have produced a
trademark sound that is instantly recognizable.
FAST FORWARD, The group’s first album on Kirk Franklin’s Fo Yo Soul
Recordings/RCA label debuted at #1 on the Gospel Sales Chart in 2014. The Walls Group was nominated for a 2015
Grammy Award and won 2 Stellar Awards.
vocalist Tasha Page-Lockhart is the season-six winner of BET’s Sunday Best, the gospel singing
competition executive produced by Kirk Franklin. She holds the distinction of having received
the most votes of any previous winner. The
Detroit-based singer/songwriter is the daughter of legendary gospel singer Lisa
Page Brooks of the female group Witness and the first female act signed to Fo
Yo Soul Recordings / RCA. Her debut release won her the Stellar
Award for New Artist of the Year.
Tricia N. Newell
W&W Public Relations