Central City Productions hosted the 32nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards March 25, 2017  in Las Vegas, NV at The Orleans Arena. The annual show was hosted by Erica Campbell and Anthony Brown. The telecast will premiere on TV One on April 9 at 6 PM ET, with encores at 8 PM and 11 PM ET. Additionally, the Stellar Awards will air in national broadcast syndication April 15-May 7, 2017.

The night included performances by Stellar Award winners Tamela Mann and Travis Greene, Shirley Caesar, Jekalyn Carr, Fred Hammond, Kirk Franklin, Bizzle, Canton Jones, Da’ T.R.U.T.H., JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise, Travis Greene, Jonathan McReynolds, Jonathan Butler, VaShawn Mitchell, Tasha Cobbs, Doug Williams, Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson, Da Chosen Brothaz, Donnie McClurkin and more.

Highlights of the Night

Travis Greene earned seven awards and Tamela Mann earned six awards, taking home top honors at the 32nd Annual Gospel Music Awards. Watch the official music video for the Song of the Year Made a Way by Travis Greene above.

2017 Winners

Category #1 |  ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • TAMELA MANN, ONE WAY, TILLY MANN

Category #2 |  SONG OF THE YEAR

  • MADE A WAY, TRAVIS GREENE, RCA INSPIRATION

 Category #3 | MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • TRAVIS GREENE, THE HILL, RCA INSPIRATION

 CATEGORY #4 | ALBERTINA WALKER FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • TAMELA MANN, ONE WAY, TILLY MANN

 CATEGORY #5 | GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR

  • MYRON BUTLER & LEVI, ON PURPOSE, MOTOWN GOSPEL

 CATEGORY #6 | NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • BRI (BRIANA BABINEAUX), KEYS TO MY HEART, MARQUIS BOONE/TYSCOT RECORDS

 CATEGORY #7 | CD OF THE YEAR

  • THE HILL, TRAVIS GREENE, RCA INSPIRATION

CATEGORY #8 | CHOIR OF THE YEAR

HEZEKIAH WALKER, AZUSA THE NEXT GENERATION 2: BETTER, AZUSA, INC./eONE MUSIC

 CATEGORY #9 | PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  • MYRON BUTLER, TAMELA MANN, KIRK FRANKLIN, TIMBERLAND, ERIC DAWKINS, KING LOGAN, SHAUN MARTIN & DAVID MANN, ONE WAY (TAMELA MANN), TILLY MANN

 CATEGORY #10 | CONTEMPORARY GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR

  • MYRON BUTLER & LEVI, ON PURPOSE, MOTOWN GOSPEL

CATEGORY #12 | CONTEMPORARY MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • TRAVIS GREENE, THE HILL, RCA INSPIRATION

 CATEGORY #13 | TRADITIONAL MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • DONNIE MCCLURKIN, THE JOURNEY (LIVE), RCA INSPIRATION

CATEGORY #14 | CONTEMPORARY FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • BRI (BRIANA BABINEAUX), KEYS TO MY HEART, MARQUIS BOONE/TYSCOT RECORDS

CATEGORY #15 | TRADITIONAL FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • TAMELA MANN, ONE WAY, TILLY MANN

CATEGORY #16 | CONTEMPORARY CD OF THE YEAR

  • THE HILL, TRAVIS GREENE, RCA INSPIRATION

 CATEGORY #17 | TRADITIONAL CD OF THE YEAR

  • ONE WAY, TAMELA MANN, TILLY MANN

CATEGORY #18 | URBAN/INSPIRATIONAL SINGLE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

  • GOD PROVIDES – ONE WAY, TAMELA MANN, TILLY MANN

 CATEGORY #19 | MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • WANNA BE HAPPY – LOSING MY RELIGION (KIRK FRANKLIN), ROCK JACOBS, FO YO SOUL/RCA RECORDS

 CATEGORY #20 | TRADITIONAL CHOIR OF THE YEAR

  • CHICAGO MASS CHOIR, WE GIVE YOU PRAISE, NEW HAVEN RECORDS

CATEGORY #21 | CONTEMPORARY CHOIR OF THE YEAR

  • HEZEKIAH WALKER, AZUSA THE NEXT GENERATION 2: BETTER, AZUSA, INC./eONE MUSIC

CATEGORY #23 | SPECIAL EVENT CD OF THE YEAR

  • WOW GOSPEL 2016, VARIOUS ARTISTS, RCA INSPIRATION

CATEGORY #24 | RAP HIP HOP GOSPEL CD OF THE YEAR

  • I AM JUSTICE, CANTON JONES, CAJO INTERNATIONAL

 CATEGORY #25 | YOUTH PROJECT OF THE YEAR

  • JOSHUA’S TROOP, IT’S MY TIME, NEW HAVEN RECORDS

CATEGORY #26 | QUARTET OF THE YEAR

  • KEITH “WONDERBOY” JOHNSON, TIMELESS MUSIC MOVEMENT, VOLUME 1, WONDERSPIRIT PRODUCTIONS RECORDS

 CATEGORY #27 | RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING OF THE YEAR

  • ANNIE STOLL, THE HILL (TRAVIS GREENE), RCA INSPIRATION

 CATEGORY #28 | PRAISE AND WORSHIP CD OF THE YEAR

  • THE HILL, TRAVIS GREENE, RCA INSPIRATION

 JAMES CLEVELAND LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

SPENCER TAYLOR, THE HIGHWAY QC’S

AMBASSADOR DR. BOBBY JONES LEGEND AWARD

REV. CLAY EVANS

THOMAS A. DORSEY MOST NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

HARVEY WATKINS, JR., THE CANTON SPIRITUALS

GOSPEL RADIO OF THE YEAR WINNERS

MAJOR MARKET OF THE YEAR

  • WIGO – AM 1570, ATLANTA, GA, LARRY YOUNG

LARGE MARKET OF THE YEAR

  • WOKB 1680AM, ORLANDO, SHANTI PERSAUD

MEDIUM MARKET OF THE YEAR

  • PRAISE 104.7 FM WPZZ 104.7, RICHMOND, REGINALD BAKER

SMALL MARKET OF THE YEAR

  • WIMG 1300 AM, TRENTON, ED LONG

INTERNET STATION OF THE YEAR

  • SOAR RADIO, SOARRADIO.COM, JUSTIN FRANCIS

GOSPEL ANNOUNCER OF THE YEAR

  • MICHAEL CHANDLER, WFMI – REJOICE MUSICAL SOUL FOOD

Source: The Stellar Awards.com

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