The BIGGEST Night In Gospel Is Coming! #StellarAwards2019
Get Ready for the 34th Stellar Gospel Music Awards hosted by Kirk Franklin! This year’s show will premiere on Easter Sunday, April 21 on BET Network at 7:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. CT. with an encore presentation immediately following. Additionally for the first time EVER, the show will also air for the first time internationally on BET Africa (6:00 p.m. CAT), BET UK (3:00 p.m. GMT and encore at 10:00 p.m. GMT) and BET Korea (3:00 p.m. KST and encore at 10:00 p.m. KST).
The exhilarating show will be highlighted by an emotional performance tribute to recently announced posthumous Pulitzer Prize Winner Aretha Franklin by Kelly Price, Erica Campbell and Regina Belle. Family members of the late-legend Brenda Corbett, Jordan Franklin, and Kecalf Franklin will be presented with the Stellar Awards’ inaugural Aretha Franklin ICON Award to give posthumous recognition of her profound impact on the Gospel music genre and tireless contributions.
The biggest night in gospel music, produced by Central City Productions, will also feature a special award presentation to gospel legend Delores Washington Green of The Caravans with the Dr. Bobby Jones Legend Award. Gospel star Yolanda Adams and Stellar Awards Founder, Chairman & CEO Don Jackson inducted James Robinson Jr. (Malaco Gospel), Jackie Patillo (GMA) and Phil Thornton (RCA Inspiration) into the Stellar Honors Hall of Fame.
This year’s thrilling line-up of performances includes a high-energy opening number by Hezekiah Walker, Kirk Franklin stirring the audience to their feet performing new music and a moving medley by Phil Thompson, Kelontae Gavin, and Maranda Curtis. Young Gospel-Star Jekalyn Carr, who received three awards, ended the show with a phenomenal performance. Other performers included Brian Courtney Wilson, Koryn Hawthorne, Todd Dulaney, and Charles Jenkins.
Be sure to check your local listings and visit http://www.thestellarawards.com for more information.