2017 - 2018
33rd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Award Nominees

Category #1
ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • -  Anthony Brown & group therAPy, A Long Way from Sunday, Key of A/FairTrade/Tyscot Records

  • -  JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise, You Deserve It, JamesTown Music/Entertainment One

  • -  Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Heart. Passion. Pursuit, Motown Gospel

  • -  Travis Greene, Crossover Live in Music City, RCA Inspiration

    Category #2
    SONG OF THE YEAR

  • -  Anthony Brown, Trust in You - A Long Way from Sunday, Key of A/FairTrade/Tyscot Records

  • -  David Bloom, Cortez Vaughn, Phontane Demond Reed & JJ Hairston, You Deserve It (JJ Hairston & Youthful

    Praise), JamesTown Music/Entertainment One

  • -  Derrick Starks & J.D. Sheard II, Hang On (Feat: Kierra Sheard) - Bishop J. Drew Sheard Presents: GEI LIVE,

    Karew Records

  • -  Travis Greene, You Waited - Crossover Live in Music City, RCA Inspiration

    Category #3
    MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • -  Anthony Brown, A Long Way from Sunday, Key of A/FairTrade/Tyscot Records

  • -  JJ Hairston, You Deserve It, JamesTown Music/Entertainment One

  • -  Marvin Sapp, Close, Verity/RCA Inspiration

  • -  Travis Greene, Crossover Live in Music City, RCA Inspiration

    CATEGORY #4
    ALBERTINA WALKER FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • -  CeCe Winans, Let Them Fall in Love, Pure Springs Gospel

  • -  Le'Andria Johnson, Bigger Than Me, RCA Inspiration

  • -  Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Heart. Passion. Pursuit, Motown Gospel

  • -  Tina Campbell, It's Still Personal, Gee Tree Creative/Malaco

    CATEGORY #5
    DUO/CHORUS GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • -  Anthony Brown & group therAPy, A Long Way from Sunday, Key of A/FairTrade/Tyscot Records

  • -  Deitrick Haddon & Hill City Worship Camp, Deitrick Haddon & Hill City Worship Camp, Entertainment One

  • -  James Fortune & FIYA, Dear Future Me, Fiya World Music/Entertainment One

  • -  The Williams Brothers, Timeless, Blackberry Records

    CATEGORY #6
    NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • -  Dr. F. James Clark Presents the NextGeneration Choir, Sure. Focused. Centered, City of Peace Music

  • -  Gene Moore, The Future, Motown Gospel

  • -  Isabel Davis, The Call, Uncle G Records

  • -  Koryn Hawthorne, Koryn Hawthorne EP, RCA Inspiration

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CATEGORY #7 CD OF THE YEAR

  • -  A Long Way from Sunday, Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Key of A/FairTrade/Tyscot Records

  • -  You Deserve It, JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise, JamesTown Music/Entertainment One

  • -  Heart. Passion. Pursuit, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Motown Gospel

  • -  Crossover Live in Music City, Travis Greene, RCA Inspiration

    CATEGORY #8 CHOIR OF THE YEAR

  • -  JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise, You Deserve It, JamesTown Music/Entertainment One

  • -  Ricky Dillard & New G, 10, Entertainment One

  • -  The Miami Mass Choir, The Miami Mass Choir Live: At The Adrienne Arsht Center, MaJo Records

  • -  Vincent Bohanan & The Sound of Victory Fellowship Choir, We Win, Independent

    CATEGORY #9 PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  • -  Anthony Brown, Justin Savage, Dana T. Sorey, Warryn Campbell & Darryl Woodson, A Long Way from Sunday (Anthony Brown & group therAPy), Key of A/FairTrade/Tyscot Records

  • -  Deitrick Haddon, Marcus Hodge & Gina Miller, Deitrick Haddon & Hill City Worship Camp, Entertainment One

  • -  Kenneth Leonard & Natasha Leonard, Heart. Passion. Pursuit (Tasha Cobbs Leonard), Motown Gospel

  • -  Travis Greene, Crossover Live in Music City,RCA Inspiration

    CATEGORY #10
    CONTEMPORARY DUO/CHORUS GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • -  Anthony Brown & group therAPy, A Long Way from Sunday, Key of A/FairTrade/Tyscot Records

  • -  Deitrick Haddon & Hill City Worship Camp, Deitrick Haddon & Hill City Worship Camp, Entertainment One

  • -  James Fortune & FIYA, Dear Future Me, Fiya World Music/Entertainment One

  • -  The Showers, The Journey, A & P Records

    CATEGORY #11
    TRADITIONAL DUO/CHORUS GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • -  Gods Posse, The Kind of God We Serve, Independent

  • -  The Rance Allen Group, Live from San Francisco, Tyscot Records

  • -  The Williams Brothers, Timeless, Blackberry Records

  • -  The Williams Singers, In Real Time, Blackberry Records

    CATEGORY #12
    CONTEMPORARY MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • -  Anthony Brown, A Long Way from Sunday, Key of A/FairTrade/Tyscot Records

  • -  Deitrick Haddon, Deitrick Haddon & Hill City Worship Camp, Entertainment One

  • -  JJ Hairston, You Deserve It, JamesTown Music/Entertainment One

  • -  Travis Greene, Crossover Live in Music City, RCA Inspiration

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CATEGORY #13
TRADITIONAL MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • -  Bishop Paul S. Morton, Legacy Live In New Orleans, Tehillah Music Group/Entertainment One

  • -  Marvin Sapp, Close, Verity/RCA Inspiration

  • -  Rance Allen, Live from San Francisco, Tyscot Records

  • -  Ricky Dillard, 10, Entertainment One

    CATEGORY #14
    CONTEMPORARY FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • -  Isabel Davis, The Call, Uncle G Records

  • -  Koryn Hawthorne, Koryn Hawthorne EP, RCA Inspiration

  • -  Lucinda Moore, Walking In My Favor, Nalah Music Group

  • -  Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Heart. Passion. Pursuit, Motown Gospel

    CATEGORY #15
    TRADITIONAL FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • -  Anita Wilson, Sunday Song, Reflection Media, Inc/Entertainment One

  • -  CeCe Winans, Let them Fall in Love, Pure Springs Gospel

  • -  Le'Andria Johnson, Bigger Than Me, RCA Inspiration

  • -  Tina Campbell, It's Still Personal, Gee Tree Creative/Malaco

    CATEGORY #16
    CONTEMPORARY CD OF THE YEAR

  • -  A Long Way from Sunday, Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Key of A/FairTrade/Tyscot Records

  • -  Deitrick Haddon & Hill City Worship Camp, Deitrick Haddon & Hill City Worship Camp, Entertainment One

  • -  Heart. Passion. Pursuit, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Motown Gospel

  • -  Crossover Live in Music City, Travis Greene, RCA Inspiration

    CATEGORY #17
    TRADITIONAL CD OF THE YEAR

  • -  I Got Out, Bryan Popin, Little Boy Wonder Music/Flaydo Music

  • -  Let Them Fall in Love, CeCe Winans, Pure Springs Gospel

  • -  Close, Marvin Sapp, Verity/RCA Inspiration

  • -  10, Ricky Dillard & New G, Entertainment One

    CATEGORY #18
    URBAN/INSPIRATIONAL SINGLE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

  • -  Trust in You, Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Key of A/FairTrade/Tyscot Records

  • -  You Deserve It, JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise, JamesTown Music/Entertainment One

  • -  I'm Getting Ready, Tasha Cobbs Leonard ft. Nicki Minaj, Motown Gospel

  • -  You Waited, Travis Greene, RCA Inspiration

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CATEGORY #19
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • -  Byron Purnell, You - The Dolly Express (Jermaine Dolly), By Any Means Necessary

  • -  Derek Blanks, We Livin - It's Still Personal (Tina Campbell), Gee Tree Creative/Malaco

  • -  Terrance Crowley, I've Seen Him Work - Sunday Song (Anita Wilson), Reflection Media, Inc/Entertainment One

  • -  Terrance Crowley and Ted Winn; Grateful - Stand In Awe (Ted Winn), Shanachie Entertainment Corp.

    CATEGORY #20
    TRADITIONAL CHOIR OF THE YEAR

  • -  Bishop Paul S. Morton, Legacy Live in New Orleans, Tehillah Music Group/Entertainment One

  • -  Charles Butler & Trinity, The Blood Experience, Entertainment One

  • -  Ricky Dillard & New G, 10, Entertainment One

  • -  Vincent Bohanan & The Sound of Victory Fellowship Choir, We Win, Independent

    CATEGORY #21
    CONTEMPORARY CHOIR OF THE YEAR

  • -  Dr. F. James Clark Presents the NextGeneration Choir, Sure. Focused. Centered, City of Peace Music

  • -  GEI, Bishop J. Drew Sheard Presents: GEI LIVE, Karew Records

  • -  JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise, You Deserve It, JamesTown Music/Entertainment One

  • -  The Miami Mass Choir, The Miami Mass Choir Live: At The Adrienne Arsht Center, MaJo Records

    CATEGORY #22
    INSTRUMENTAL CD OF THE YEAR

  • -  Ben Tankard, CanTANKerous, BEN-Jamin' Universal Music

  • -  Daniel Weatherspoon, The Langley Park Project, Longlife Ent. Inc.

  • -  Kirk Whalum, #LoveCovers, Top Drawer Records

  • -  Tim Bowman, Into the Blue, I.M. Records

    CATEGORY #23
    SPECIAL EVENT CD OF THE YEAR

  • -  A Kenny Lattimore Christmas, Kenny Lattimore, Motown Gospel

  • -  Greenleaf Soundtrack Season 2, Various Artists, RCA Inspiration

  • -  Legacy Live in New Orleans, Bishop Paul S. Morton, Tehillah Music Group/Entertainment One

  • -  Live from San Francisco, The Rance Allen Group, Tyscot Records

    CATEGORY #24
    RAP HIP HOP GOSPEL CD OF THE YEAR

  • -  Crowns & Crosses, Bizzle, God Over Money LLC

  • -  Greatness, Canton Jones, Radar Live/Cajo Records

  • -  Reflection, Derek Minor, Reflection Music Group /Entertainment One

  • -  The Waiting Room, Trip Lee, Reach Records

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CATEGORY #25
YOUTH PROJECT OF THE YEAR

  • -  God's Little Soldiers International Boys Choir, Through the Years, DIR/Motor City Praise

  • -  Kelontae Gavin, Higher, Marquis Boone/Tyscot Records

  • -  Pure N Heart, Change the World, Music2ChangeU

  • -  The Children Speak, Gibbs Ave, HOLY-wood Records

    CATEGORY #26 QUARTET OF THE YEAR

  • -  Men of Gods Heart, Men of Gods Heart, Men of Gods Heart, LLC

  • -  The Group Fire, Join the Praise Party, Jet Records North / East

  • -  The Williams Brothers, Timeless, Blackberry Records

  • -  The Williams Singers, In Real Time, Blackberry Records

    CATEGORY #27
    RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING OF THE YEAR

  • -  Derek Blanks, Dear Future Me (James Fortune & FIYA), Fiya World Music/Entertainment One

  • -  Derek Blanks, 10 (Ricky Dillard & New G), Entertainment One

  • -  Derek Blanks, Heart. Passion. Pursuit (Tasha Cobbs Leonard), Motown Gospel

  • -  Tim Parker, Close (Marvin Sapp), Verity/RCA Inspiration

    CATEGORY #28
    PRAISE AND WORSHIP CD OF THE YEAR

  • -  Crossover Live in Music City, Travis Greene, RCA Inspiration

  • -  Heart. Passion. Pursuit, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Motown Gospel

  • -  Sounds of Revival II: Deeper, William McDowell, Delivery Room Music/Entertainment One

  • -  You Deserve It, JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise, JamesTown Music/Entertainment One

    GOSPEL RADIO OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

    MAJOR MARKET OF THE YEAR

  • -  KHVN Heaven 97, 970AM, Dallas, Carmina Barnett

  • -  WGRB-AM 1390AM (Inspiration 1390), Chicago, Sonya Blakey

  • -  WIGO - AM 1570, Atlanta, Larry Young

  • -  WPRS-FM, PRAISE 104.1, Washington, DC, Ron Thompson

    LARGE MARKET OF THE YEAR

  • -  WBBP 1480, Memphis, Tracy Morgan

  • -  WDEM Radio 98.5FM, Memphis, Towanna Murphy

  • -  WJXY 103.5FM/937FM, Myrtle Beach, Reggie Dyson

  • -  WOKB 1680AM, Orlando/Central Florida, Shanti Persaud

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MEDIUM MARKET OF THE YEAR

  • -  WFMI 100.9, Virginia Beach, Mike Chandler

  • -  WNNL 103.9FM - The Light, Raleigh-Durham, Jerry Smith

  • -  WREJ, Richmond, Randy Johnson

  • -  WYLD -AM 940, New Orleans, Dr. Loretta Petit

    SMALL MARKET OF THE YEAR

  • -  KSYB 1300AM, Shreveport, Rhonda Phillips- Sanders

  • -  WEHA - Gospel 88.7 &100.3 FM, Atlantic City, William & Elaine Hawkes

  • -  WHBT 98.3 FM/1410 AM, Tallahassee, Darius Baker

  • -  WIMG 1300 AM, Trenton, Vennie Stansbury

    INTERNET STATION OF THE YEAR

  • -  Gospel Central Radio, www.thegospelcentral.com, Michael Stewart

  • -  SOAR Radio, www.soarradio.com, Justin Francis

  • -  uGospel Radio, uGospel.com, Khalif M. Townes

  • -  Yes Lord Radio, www.yeslordradio.com, Rodrick Warren & Howard Young

    GOSPEL ANNOUNCER OF THE YEAR

  • -  Liz Black, 1190AM WLIB, New York City, NY

  • -  Sonya Blakey, WGRB – Inspiration 1390, Chicago, IL

  • -  Randi Myles, WPZR-FM PRAISE 102.7, Detroit, MI

  • -  Jerry Smith, WNNL Radio 103.9 The Light, Raleigh, NC