Categories: Black Arts and Culture

Press Room: JJ Hairston Wins Big At Stellar Awards

LAS VEGAS, NV/NNPA 

Newswire/March 26, 2018/Central City Productions completed the taping of the 2018 Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards in Las Vegas at the Orleans Arena. The annual show hailed as an, “epic night in gospel music,” was hosted by Kirk Franklin. The telecast premiered on TV One, Good Friday, Friday, March 30 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. Additionally, the Stellar Awards will air in national broadcast syndication March 31-May 6, 2018.

This year’s spectacular show open featured Stellar Awards alum Erica Campbell reuniting with her sister Tina Campbell as the hit gospel duo Mary Mary for the first time in more than six years. The show also included an all-star tribute to the late, great Edwin Hawkins, with his sister Lynette Hawkins accepting the Edwin Hawkins Icon Award in his honor. Also, a stand out moment featured the multi-platinum award-winning Snoop Dogg performing material from his new gospel album, “Bible of Love.”

The night included performances by Snoop Dogg, Mary Mary, Kierra Sheard, Tori Kelly, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Anthony Brown, JJ Hairston, Travis Greene, Jonathan McReynolds, Ricky Dillard, Todd Dulaney, Tasha Page Lockhart, KeKe Wyatt, Canton Jones, Deitrick Haddon, Koryn Hawthorne, Le’Andria Johnson and more. Special presenters included Donnie McClurkin, Merle Dandridge, David Mann, Anika Noni Rose and more.

Top winners of the night were JJ Hairston six awards; Tasha Cobbs Leonard and Travis Greene each winning four awards; and Anthony Brown winning two awards (See completedStellar Awards winners list link)

Don Jackson bestowed special honors upon gospel greats who have made significant contributions to the genre. 

The incomparable Tamela Mann was the 2018 recipient of the “James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award”and the legendary Rev. Milton Biggham received “The Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones Legends Award.” Stellar Honors Hall of Fame Inductees includes Kurt Carr, Ben Tankard, and Dr. Marabeth Gentry – President of the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses.

The Stellar Awards telecast will air in broadcast syndication on 130 stations in more than 110 markets around the country March 31 – May 6, 2018. For more information visit www.thestellarawards.com.

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