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Two of Gospel music’s biggest acts will share the microphone when Kirk Franklin and Tinaand Ericka Campbell of Mary Mary co-host the 28th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards.

The annual salute to Gospel’s best and brightest performers returns to Nashville’s iconic Grand Ole Opry House TheaterSaturday, January 19, 2013.  The Stellar Awards will air in broadcast syndication on 150 stations in over 125 markets around the country and on the GMC network from January 19 to March 3, 2013.

Here is your complete list:

Category #1: ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • ANDRAE CROUCH, THE JOURNEY, RIVERPHLO ENTERTAINMENT
  • CHARLES JENKINS & FELLOWSHIP CHICAGO, THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS, INSPIRED PEOPLE
  • DONALD LAWRENCE & COMPANY, YRM (YOUR RIGHTEOUS MIND), QUIET WATER ENTERTAINMENT/VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP/ SONY
  • MARVIN SAPP, I WIN, VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP

Category #2: SONG OF THE YEAR

  • ANDRAE CROUCH, LET THE CHURCH SAY AMEN – THE JOURNEY, RIVERPHLO ENTERTAINMENT
  • CHARLES JENKINS, AWESOME – THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS, INSPIRED PEOPLE
  • MARVIN SAPP & AARON LINDSEY, MY TESTIMONY – I WIN, VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP
  • TINA CAMPBELL, ERICA CAMPBELL & WARRYN CAMPBELL, GO GET IT – GO GET IT, MY BLOCK/COLUMBIA RECORDS

Category #3: MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • DEITRICK HADDON, A BEAUTIFUL SOUL, TYSCOT MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
  • FRED HAMMOND, GOD, LOVE & ROMANCE, VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP
  • JASON NELSON, SHIFTING THE ATMOSPHERE, VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP
  • MARVIN SAPP, I WIN, VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP

Here is your chance to listen to some of the greatest songs!

CATEGORY #4: ALBERTINA WALKER FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • DORINDA CLARK COLE, I SURVIVED, LIGHT RECORDS/EONE MUSIC
  • KIERRA SHEARD, FREE, KAREW RECORDS
  • LE’ANDRIA JOHNSON, THE AWAKENING OF LE’ANDRIA JOHNSON, MUSIC WORLD GOSPEL
  • MAURETTE BROWN CLARK, THE SOUND OF VICTORY, AIR INTERNATIONAL RECORDS

CATEGORY #5: GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR

  • DONALD LAWRENCE & COMPANY, YRM (YOUR RIGHTEOUS MIND), QUIET WATER ENTERTAINMENT/VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP/ SONY
  • FOREVER JONES, MUSICAL REVIVAL, EMI GOSPEL
  • JAMES FORTUNE & FIYA, IDENTITY, LIGHT RECORDS/EONE MUSIC
  • MARY MARY, GO GET IT, MY BLOCK/COLUMBIA RECORDS

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article courtesy of Elev8.com

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