34th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Award Nominees

2018 - 2019

CATEGORY #13
TRADITIONAL MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
- Earnest Pugh, Survive, EPM/Black Smoke
- Jarrell Smalls, A New Season, Southern Wave/Get Read/SRT
- Keith "Wonderboy" Johnson, Keep Pushin, Wonder Spirit/SRT/Shanachie
- VaShawn Mitchell, Cross Music, Tyscot


CATEGORY #14
CONTEMPORARY FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
- Benita Jones, The Evolution, IndieBlu Music
- Koryn Hawthorne, Unstoppable, RCA Inspiration
- Tasha Page-Lockhart, The Beautiful Project, RCA Inspiration/Fo Yo Soul Recordings
- Tori Kelly, Hiding Place, Schoolboy/Capitol


CATEGORY #15
TRADITIONAL FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
- Jekalyn Carr, One Nation Under God, Lunjeal Music Group
- Maranda Curtis, Open Heaven, Red Alliance Media/Fair Trade
- Shana Wilson-Williams, Everlasting, Shana Wilson Ministries/IndieBlu
- Tammi Haddon, Bishop Noel Jones & City of Refuge Sanctuary Choir - Run to the Altar , JH/Tyscot


CATEGORY #16
CONTEMPORARY CD OF THE YEAR
- Bible of Love, Snoop Dogg, RCA Inspiration
- Make Room, Jonathan McReynolds, Entertainment One
- The Higher Experience, Kelontae Gavin, MBE/Tyscot
- Your Great Name, Todd Dulaney, Entertainment One


CATEGORY #17
TRADITIONAL CD OF THE YEAR
- A New Season, Jarrell Smalls & Company, Southern Wave/Get Ready/SRT
- One Nation Under God, Jekalyn Carr, Lunjeal Music Group
- Run to the Altar, Bishop Noel Jones & City of Refuge Sanctuary Choir, JH/Tyscot
- The River, Keion D. Henderson, Eye Light Productions


CATEGORY #18
URBAN/INSPIRATIONAL SINGLE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
- Forever, Jason Nelson, RCA Inspiration
- Never Alone ft. Kirk Franklin, Tori Kelly, Schoolboy/Capitol
- Not Lucky, I'm Loved, Jonathan McReynolds, Entertainment One
- Reckless Love, Israel Houghton, RCA Inspiration


CATEGORY #19
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
- A Great Work, Matt Reed, Motown Gospel
- For My Good, G. Randy Weston, Light Records
- Won't He Do It, Casey Cross, RCA Inspiration
- My Life; Grateful - Patrick Tohill, RCA Inspiration/Fo Yo Soul Recordings


CATEGORY #20
TRADITIONAL CHOIR OF THE YEAR
- Bishop Noel Jones & City of Refuge Sanctuary Choir, Run to the Altar, JH/Tyscot
- Demetrius West & Jesus Promoters, ChoirOlogy: The Study of Choir Music, Blacksmoke Music Worldwide
- Dexter Walker & Zion Movement, Hope, IndieBlu Music
- The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, I Am Reminded: Live!, Brooklyn Tabernacle Music


CATEGORY #21
CONTEMPORARY CHOIR OF THE YEAR
- Brent Jones & the Waco Community Choir, Open Your Mouth and Say Something, JDI Records
- Dr. Alyn E. Waller Presents Fresh Anointing, Totally, Enon Music Group
- New Direction, When All God's Children Get Together, New Haven Records
- Vincent Tharpe and Kenosis, Super Excited, Empty Me Entertainment


CATEGORY #22
INSTRUMENTAL CD OF THE YEAR
- CATEGORY OMITTED


CATEGORY #23
SPECIAL EVENT CD OF THE YEAR
- Bible of Love, Snoop Dogg, RCA Inspiration
- Evidence, Elevation Collective, Elevation Worship Records
- The Best of Fred Hammond, Fred Hammond, Verity/Sony Music
- WOW Gospel 2018, Various Artists, RCA Inspiration


CATEGORY #24
RAP HIP HOP GOSPEL CD OF THE YEAR
- BLSD, Jor'Dan Armstrong, Seaq Management
- God Knows, Flame, Clear Sight Music
- I Ain't Preaching to the Choir, Miz Tiffany, Digistoric Music
- PRAISE, Emcee N.I.C.E., Gypsy City Music


CATEGORY #25
YOUTH PROJECT OF THE YEAR
- Christian Bolar, Speak It, BGA Music Group
- Personal Praise, We are Personal Praise, RoBabies Records
- Pure N Heart, "Be You" 15 Years Unplugged, Music2ChangeU
- The Children Speak, Hey Young World, HOLYwood Records


CATEGORY #26
QUARTET OF THE YEAR
- Gospel Legends, Resting Easy, Humility Music Group
- Jarrell Smalls & Company, A New Season, Southern Wave/Get Ready/SRT
- Keith "Wonderboy" Johnson, Keep Pushin, Wonder Spirit / SRT/Shanachie
- The Wardlaw Brothers, Stand There, TWB Records


CATEGORY #27
RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING OF THE YEAR
- Israel Houghton, Road to DeMaskUs, RCA Inspiration
- Justin Foster, Open Heaven, Red Alliance Media/Fair Trade
- Keemon Leonard, Make Room, Entertainment One
- Octavious Holmes, One Nation Under God, Lunjeal Music Group


CATEGORY #28
PRAISE AND WORSHIP CD OF THE YEAR
- Everlasting, Shana Wilson-Williams, Shana Wilson Ministries/IndieBlu
- Open Heaven, Maranda Curtis, Red Alliance Media/Fair Trade
- The Higher Experience, Kelontae Gavin, MBE/Tyscot
- Your Great Name, Todd Dulaney, Entertainment One
*A tie in the Albertina Walker Female Vocalist of the Year category resulted in having 5 nominees

GOSPEL RADIO OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
MAJOR MARKET OF THE YEAR
- WGRB Inspiration 1390AM, Chicago
- WNAP 1110 AM, Philadelphia
- WPZE Praise 102.5, Atlanta
- WYCA 92.3 FM WPRS-FM, Hammond/Chicago
LARGE MARKET OF THE YEAR
- WFMI-FM 100.9 FM, Virginia Beach
- WJXY 103.5 FM/93.7 FM, Myrtle Beach
- WOKB 1680AM, Orlando
- WXHL 89.1FM, Wilmington


MEDIUM MARKET OF THE YEAR
- WCGL AM 1360/FM 94.7, Jacksonville
- WPZZ 104.7 FM, Richmond
- WREJ 101.3FM, Richmond
- WTJZ Praise 104.9FMj, Chesapeake
SMALL MARKET OF THE YEAR
- WDJL-AM 1000, Huntsville
- WEHA GOSPEL 88.7 & 100.3 FM, Egg Harbor
- WHBT 1410 AM & 98.3 FM, Tallahassee
- WIMG 1300AM, Ewing


INTERNET STATION OF THE YEAR
- GH3 Radio - "God's House of Hip Hop," http://www.gh3radio.com
- Gospel Central Radio, http://www.thegospelcentral.com
- SOAR Radio, http://soarradio.com
- uGospel Radio, http://uGospel.com
GOSPEL ANNOUNCER OF THE YEAR
- Dwight Stone, WPZE Praise 102.5, Atlanta, GA
- Linda Greenwood, WNAA 90.1 FM, Raleigh, NC
- Randi Myles, WDMK-HD2, Detroit, MI
- Sherry Mackey, WHAL 95.7, Memphis, TN