2019 - 2020
35th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Award Nominees

Category #1
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
- Donald Lawrence presents the Tri-City Singers; Goshen; RCA Inspiration
- JJ Hairston; Miracle Worker; JamesTown Music / Entertainment One
- Kirk Franklin; Long Live Love; Fo Yo Soul/ RCA/ RCA Inspiration
- Tasha Cobbs Leonard; Heart. Passion. Pursuit. (Live at Passion City Church); Motown Gospel
Category #2
SONG OF THE YEAR
- Big; Michael McClure, Curtiss Glenn & Rodeny Turner; Black Smoke Worldwide
- Deliver Me (This Is My Exodus); Donald Lawrence, William Stokes, Marshon Lewis, Robert Woolridge & Desmond Davis; RCA Inspiration
- Love Theory; Kirk Franklin; Fo Yo Soul/ RCA/ RCA Inspiration
- This Is A Move (Live); Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Tony Brown, Brandon Lake, & Nate Moore; Motown Gospel
Category #3
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
- JJ Hairston; Miracle Worker; JamesTown Music / Entertainment One
- Kirk Franklin; Long Live Love; Fo Yo Soul/ RCA/ RCA Inspiration
- Todd Dulaney; To Africa With Love; Entertainment One
- William Murphy; Settle Here; RCA Inspiration
CATEGORY #4
ALBERTINA WALKER FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
- Jekalyn Carr, I See Miracles, Lunjeal Music Group
- Le'Andria Johnson; Goshen; RCA Inspiration
- Maranda Curtis, I'm All In, Red Alliance Media/Fair Trade
- Tasha Cobbs Leonard; Heart. Passion. Pursuit. (Live at Passion City Church); Motown Gospel
CATEGORY #5
DUO/CHORUS GROUP OF THE YEAR
- Fresh Start Worship; Have it All; Fresh Start Worship / Marquis Boone Enterprises
- Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers; Bless Somebody Else; Kurt Carr Gospel / RCA Inspiration
- The Group Fire; Again; Jet Records North/East
- The Walls Group, Friend in Me, Wall2Wall Entertainment/My Block Records
CATEGORY #6
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
- Fresh Start Worship; Have it All; Fresh Start Worship / Marquis Boone Enterprises
- Jerard & Jovaun; What A Beautiful Name; Motown Gospel
- Kim Person; The Journey; KLP Enterprises, LLC
- Pastor Mike Jr.; Live Free; Black Smoke Worldwide
2019 - 2020
35th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Award Nominees
CATEGORY #7
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
- Goshen; Donald Lawrence presents the Tri-City Singers; RCA Inspiration
- Miracle Worker; JJ Hairston; JamesTown Music / Entertainment One
- Long Live Love; Kirk Franklin; Fo Yo Soul/ RCA/ RCA Inspiration
- Heart. Passion. Pursuit. (Live at Passion City Church); Tasha Cobbs Leonard; Motown Gospel
CATEGORY #8
CHOIR OF THE YEAR
- Bishop Paul S. Morton & The Full Gospel Ministry of Worship; A Month of Sundays; Tehillah/Integrity Music/Tyscot
- Donald Lawrence presents the Tri-City Singers; Goshen; RCA Inspiration
- JJ Hairston; Miracle Worker; JamesTown Music / Entertainment One
- John P. Kee; I Made It Out; Entertainment One
CATEGORY #9
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
- Donald Lawrence, Phil Thornton, Sir the Baptist, Troy Taylor for Songbook, & Greg Peterca; Goshen; RCA Inspiration
- John P. Kee; I Made It Out; Entertainment One
- Kirk Franklin, Ronald Hill & Phil Thornton; Long Live Love; Fo Yo Soul/ RCA/ RCA Inspiration
- Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Kenneth Leonard, William Murphy & Phil Thornton; Settle Here; RCA Inspiration
CATEGORY #10
CONTEMPORARY DUO/CHORUS GROUP OF THE YEAR
- Fresh Start Worship; Have it All; Fresh Start Worship / Marquis Boone Enterprises
- Jerard & Jovaun; What A Beautiful Name; Motown Gospel
- The Group Fire; Again; Jet Records North/East
- The Walls Group, Friend in Me, Wall2Wall Entertainment/My Block Records
CATEGORY #11
TRADITIONAL DUO/CHORUS GROUP OF THE YEAR
- D. Morton and Gifted; Declaration; Band Geek Music Group
- Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers; Bless Somebody Else; Kurt Carr Gospel / RCA Inspiration
- Renee Spearman ft. Hezekiah Walker & Dr. Holly Carter; I Love Him; JDI Entertainment
- The True Believers; Back to The Roots; 4Winds/Malaco
CATEGORY #12
CONTEMPORARY MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
- Donald Lawrence; Goshen; RCA Inspiration
- Kirk Franklin; Long Live Love; Fo Yo Soul/ RCA/ RCA Inspiration
- Todd Dulaney, To Africa With Love, Entertainment One
- William Murphy; Settle Here; RCA Inspiration
2019 - 2020
35th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Award Nominees
CATEGORY #13
TRADITIONAL MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
- Bishop Paul S. Morton; A Month of Sundays; Tehillah / Integrity Music / Tyscot
- Earl Bynum; This Song is For You; LRAE / HBK / Tyscot
- John P. Kee; I Made It Out; Entertainment One
- Kurt Carr; Bless Somebody Else; Kurt Carr Gospel / RCA Inspiration
CATEGORY #14
CONTEMPORARY FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
- Casey J; The Gathering; Label ~ Tyscot/Integrity/Casey J LLC
- Kierra Sheard; Don't Judge Me; Karew/ RCA Inspiration
- Kim Person; The Journey; KLP Enterprises, LLC
- Tasha Cobbs Leonard; Heart. Passion. Pursuit. (Live at Passion City Church); Motown Gospel
CATEGORY #15
TRADITIONAL FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
- Christina Bell; Going; Malaco Records
- Jekalyn Carr; I See Miracles; Lunjeal Music Group
- Le'Andria Johnson; Goshen; RCA Inspiration
- Maranda Curtis; I'm All In; Red Alliance Media / Fair Trade Artist
CATEGORY #16
CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
- Goshen; Donald Lawrence presents the Tri-City Singers; RCA Inspiration
- Miracle Worker; JJ Hairston; JamesTown Music / Entertainment One
- Long Live Love; Kirk Franklin; Fo Yo Soul/ RCA/ RCA Inspiration
- Heart. Passion. Pursuit. (Live at Passion City Church); Tasha Cobbs Leonard; Motown Gospel
CATEGORY #17
TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
- A Month of Sundays; Bishop Paul S. Morton & The Full Gospel Ministry of WorshipTehillah/Integrity Music/Tyscot
- I Made It Out; John P. Kee; Entertainment One
- Bless Somebody Else; Kurt Carr; Kurt Carr Gospel / RCA Inspiration
- The Tommies Reunion; The Tommies Reunion; 7 Legend Group/JMG Entertainment/Tyscot
CATEGORY #18
URBAN/INSPIRATIONAL SINGLE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
- Blessings on Blessings; Anthony Brown & group therAPy; Key of A / Tyscot / Fair Trade
- Deliver Me (This Is My Exodus); Donald Lawrence presents the Tri-City Singers; RCA Inspiration
- Love Theory; Kirk Franklin; Fo Yo Soul/ RCA/ RCA Inspiration
- Big; Pastor Mike Jr.; Black Smoke Worldwide
2019 - 2020
35th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Award Nominees
CATEGORY #19
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
- Big; Johny Zotic; Black Smoke Worldwide
- I See Miracles; Kauwaune Burton; Lunjeal Music Group
- Love Theory; Matt DeLisi; Fo Yo Soul/ RCA/ RCA Inspiration
- Miracle Worker feat. Rich Tolbert Jr.; Gary Saunders; JamesTown Music / Entertainment One
CATEGORY #20
TRADITIONAL CHOIR OF THE YEAR
- Bishop Paul S. Morton & The Full Gospel Ministry of Worship; A Month of Sundays; Tehillah/Integrity Music/Tyscot
- Dr. Alyn E. Waller Presents Zak Williams and 1/Akord; The Next Chapter; Enon Music Group
- John P. Kee; I Made It Out; Entertainment One
- The Tommies Reunion; The Tommies Reunion; 7 Legend Group/JMG Entertainment/Tyscot
CATEGORY #21
CONTEMPORARY CHOIR OF THE YEAR
- Donald Lawrence presents the Tri-City Singers; Goshen; RCA Inspiration
- JJ Hairston; Miracle Worker; JamesTown Music / Entertainment One
- Joshua's Troop; Another Chance; New Haven Records
- Vincent Bohanan & The Sound of Victory Fellowship Choir, Road to 5 - We Win EP, Independent
CATEGORY #22
INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
- My Inspiration Vol. 2; Marcus Anderson; Anderson Music
- Music Book Volume III - Magnificent; Mel Holder; Psalmist Music Group/Megawave
- Rise!; Ben Tankard; BEN-Jamin' Universal Music
CATEGORY #23
SPECIAL EVENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR
- A Month of Sundays; Bishop Paul S. Morton & The Full Gospel Ministry of Worship; Tehillah/Integrity Music/Tyscot
- A Motown Gospel Christmas; Various Artists; Motown Gospel
- Greenleaf: Season 3 (Music from The Original TV Series); Various Artists; Lionsgate Entertainment
- Maranda Presents A Holy Christmas; Maranda Curtis; Red Alliance Media / Fair Trade
CATEGORY #24
RAP HIP HOP GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
- Ghost; Canton Jones; Cajo Records
- Live Free; Pastor Mike Jr.; Black Smoke Worldwide
- Love Letter One; Reggie Rocc; Rocc Bottom
- Nothings Too Hard; Lawrence Hancock; LV Productions
2019 - 2020
35th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Award Nominees
CATEGORY #25
YOUTH PROJECT OF THE YEAR
- Dy'Jah; Save Me; C-Shop Entertainment
- Gospel Kids; Gospel Kids Present... Christian Soldiers; Tyscot Records
- Jada Redmond; My Season; 4Redmusic Production and Entertainment
- New York Fellowship Children's Choir; God is the Greatest; Godfather Records
CATEGORY #26
QUARTET OF THE YEAR
- D. Morton and Gifted; Declaration; Band Geek Music Group
- Keith Wonderboy Johnson & Josh Myles; Inspirational Project; Timeless Music
- Pastor Rodney Mills and The Virginia Aires; Drugs (Are a Trick of The Enemy); Dove Records Inc.
- The William Singers; Giants; Band Geek Music Group
CATEGORY #27
RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING OF THE YEAR
- Bless Somebody Else; Derek Blanks; Kurt Carr Gospel / RCA Inspiration
- Maranda Presents A Holy Christmas; Tyair Long, Rodney Greene, Jonathan Anderson & Maalik Miles; Red Alliance Media / Fair Trade
- Miracle Worker; Lerico Britton; JamesTown Music / Entertainment One
- To Africa With Love; Jaiyde Simone; Entertainment
CATEGORY #28
PRAISE AND WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
- A Month of Sundays; Bishop Paul S. Morton & The Full Gospel Ministry of Worship; Tehillah/Integrity Music/Tyscot
- Miracle Worker; JJ Hairston; JamesTown Music / Entertainment One
- Heart. Passion. Pursuit. (Live at Passion City Church); Tasha Cobbs Leonard; Motown Gospel
- Settle Here; William Murphy; RCA Inspiration
2019 - 2020
35th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Award Nominees
GOSPEL RADIO OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
MAJOR MARKET OF THE YEAR
- WGRB 1390AM, Chicago
- WNAP 1110 AM, Philadelphia
- WPRS Praise 104.1, Washington, DC
- WPZE Praise 102.5, Atlanta
LARGE MARKET OF THE YEAR
- WFMI Rejoice 100.9, Virginia Beach
- WHAL-FM/95.7 Hallelujah FM, Memphis
- WPZS Praise 100.9 FM, Charlotte
- WNNL – The Light 103.9, Raleigh
MEDIUM MARKET OF THE YEAR
- WGOK 900 AM, Mobile
- WPZZ Praise 104.7 FM, Richmond
- WXHL 89.1, Wilmington
- WXOK Heaven 1460 AM, Baton Rouge
SMALL MARKET OF THE YEAR
- KSYB 1300 AM, Shreveport
- WEHA 88.7 FM, Atlantic City
- WIMG 1300AM, Trenton
- WJAY 98.3 FM & 1280 AM, Mullins
INTERNET STATION OF THE YEAR
- GH3 Radio - "God's House of Hip Hop," http://www.gh3radio.com
- Power of Worship Radio, http://powerofworship.net
- rSPIRIT.online, http://www.rspirit.online
- uGospel, http://uGospel.com
GOSPEL ANNOUNCER OF THE YEAR
- Debra Rhodes & Norris Thompson, WYCA, Chicago
- Erica Campbell, Radio-One/Reach Media, Houston - Syndication
- J'Michael Francois WXOK, Baton Rouge
- Meta Washington, SiriusXM, Satellite Radio