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dots27th Annual Stellar Awards

Published on April 21, 2012 by Sonya's Spotlight
Photo Caption: Vashawn Mitchell receives award from Cece Winans at the 27th Annual Stellar Awards. (Photo Credit: Rick Diamond / Courtesy of Central City Productions & The FrontPage Firm)

Gospel music’s finest showed up in force at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House Theatre for the taping of the industry’s premier event, The 27th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards in January. The celebration began with star-studded red carpet arrivals including stars Tina Campbell (of Mary Mary), Teddy CampbellDr. Bobby JonesEarnest PughByron CageJames FortuneRichard SmallwoodDottie PeoplesCongresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, actress/producer Kim FieldsRegina BellShirley Murdoch, Trin-I-Tee 5:7Wess Morgan, top winner of the night, EMI Gospel artist Vashawn Mitchell and more. Hosted by Marvin Sapp and Dorinda Clark Cole, the show kicked off with an electrifying performance from Kirk Franklin. Other performers included Fred HammondMartha MunizziKim Burrell,Jessica Reedy, Le’Andria JohnsonLecreaDa’ T.R.U.T.H., and Canton Jones gave an exciting collaborative performance.

Special awards recipients Vy HigginsenDorothy Norwood and John P. Kee were all present to be honored. Additional celebrities in attendance were gospel music icons Cece Winans and Donnie McClurkin, actress Carmen Ejogo(Lackawanna Blues, Sparkle), and ex-baseball player turned gospel artist, Todd Dulaney among others.

Photo Caption: Donnie McClurkin and Tina Campbell of Mary Mary at the 27th Annual Stellar Awards. (Photo Credit: Rick Diamond / Courtesy of Central City Productions & The FrontPage Firm)

Photo Caption: Female collaboration performance by Le’Andria Johnson, “Female Vocalist of the Year” winner Kim Burrell, Martha Munizzi and Jessica Reedy. (Photo Credit: Rick Diamond / Courtesy of Central City Productions & The FrontPage Firm)

Photo Caption: Hip Hop collaboration performance by Da’ T.R.U.T.H., Canton Jones and Lecrae. (Photo Credit: Rick Diamond / Courtesy of Central City Productions & The FrontPage Firm)

Photo Caption: James Fortune & wife, Don Jackson (Stellar Awards Exec Producer) & wife Rose, and Isaac Caree & wife arrives at the 27th Annual Stellar Awards. (Photo Credit: Earl Gibson / Courtesy of Central City Productions & The FrontPage Firm)

Photo Caption: The Rance Allen Group, Stellar Awards winner for “Traditional Group/Duo of the Year,” on the red carpet at the 27th Annual Stellar Awards. (Photo Credit: Rick Diamond / Courtesy of Central City Productions & The FrontPage Firm)

 

 

Photo Caption: Actress and awards show presenter Kim Fields backstage at the 27th Annual Stellar Awards. (Photo Credit: Moses Robinson / Courtesy of Central City Productions & The FrontPage Firm)

 

Photo Caption: Dr. Booby Jones presents Dorothy Norwood with the Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones Legends Award. (Photo Credit: Moses Robinson / Courtesy of Central City Productions & The FrontPage Firm)

Photo Caption: Actress Carmen Ejogo (Lackawanna Blues, Sparkle) at the 27th Annual Stellar Awards. (Photo Credit: Moses Robinson / Courtesy of Central City Productions & The FrontPage Firm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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