Pastor, singer, radio show host Donnie McClurkin kicked the year off hosting the 26th Annual Stellar Awards that premiered on Saturday, March 5 on Gospel Music Channel (GMC) and set for an encore broadcast on Saturday, March 12 at 5 & 11pm/EST.   This year marks McClurkin’s 10th time at the podium hosting gospel music’s biggest night which was once again taped at Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN.

After a successful launch in Chicago, IL last year, McClurkin’s Perfecting Music Conference will make it’s way to:  Charlotte, North Carolina (April 28-30); Milwaukee, WI (May 19-21); Montgomery, AL ((June 23-25); Los Angeles, CA (TBA) Philadelphia, PA (September 29/October 1); Dallas, TX (October 27-29) and Miami, FL (November 17-19) in 2011.  The two-day workshop with guest speakers and panels is designed to expand the role of music and the arts in ministry to serve as a platform for the advancement of artists, musicians, and ministry leaders.  Industry veterans will head up sessions geared towards Evangelism, Music/Arts Dept., Church Administration, Praise and Worship and Liturgical Dance.   While the business sessions will cover Radio Seminar, Marketing Branding, Record Deals, Recording 101, and Developing a Label.  In addition to the PMC sessions, a Job/Career and Multicultural Health & Wellness Fair has been added to make this an event for the entire family.  Registration fee for PMC is only $40 for more details go to .  I’m extremely excited about bringing this three-day event to the Charlotte area.  The workshops, job and health fair all is designed to empower the people and give them hope for tomorrow.  I want this display of unity to show the true love of God and true love of man,” says McClurkin.

Both fairs are free and open to the public. The career day will include counseling, resume building, tips on successful interviewing; free training classes, with hiring opportunities for professional/blue collar workers and summer jobs for teens.  The health fair will cover information on nutrition, private healthcare and insurance, organ donor programs, bone marrow donations, substance abuse, dental/mental health, hypertension, diabetes, women/men’s health, HIV-Aids Testing and vision. Also available is screening for blood glucose and blood pressure, acupuncture, self-defense training, HIV Testing and more.

Lending their name power and brand to Perfecting Music Conference are sponsors such as:   BMI Publishing, Urban Ministries Inc, Charlotte-Mecklenburgh County Health Department and Subway’s Eat Fresh.  Charlotte is the first stop of seven cities that will host PMC in 2011.  Make sure you’re not left out of this motivating experience by reserving your spot right away.  Register today!

McClurkin will be celebrating five years of hosting the most successful radio program ever in the Inspirational format.  In the USA, Donnie’s radio show airs in virtually every major city and is so highly rated that it even beats programming in more mass appeal formats like Hip-Hop and R& B.  The Donnie McClurkin Show airs daily on WBLS in New York City and is rated #1 in the highly coveted 25-54 age demographic.  According to WBLS/WLIB New York Operations Manager Skip Dillard, “Donnie is better than 95% of the DJ’s that are trained, he is that good!”

Humbled by all of his accolades, McClurkin has received every major award including: three Grammy awards, over ten Stellar awards, two Soul Train awards, two Dove awards, and two NAACP Image awards.  The Donnie McClurkin Show, recently debuted on ZIP 103 in Jamaica on the heels of receiving the Crystal Mic Award for best syndicated Gospel Show by the GMWA (Gospel Music Workshop of America) and also recognized by the New York International Radio Festivals as one of the world’s best over-all music shows in all categories.

McClurkin is off to another year with a jam-packed calendar, but his listeners and fans can keep up the singer by going to:;, Face Book and Twitter.

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