Anthony Brown & Group Therapy are a force to be reckoned with at this year’s Stellar Gospel Music Awards, holding 10 nominations strong. The collective earned recognition for its work on the album “A Long Way from Sunday”, in key categories like Duo/Chorus Group of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Contemporary CD of the Year, and Urban/ Inspirational Single or Performance of the Year amongst others. Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Travis Green, J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise follow with nine nominations each. Categories like Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Producer of the Year and Best Male/Female Vocalist of the year are up for grabs. Cobbs Leonard is nominated in the highly contested categories of Artist of the Year, Albertina Walker Female Vocalist of the Year, CD of the Year and Producer of the Year plus many more. Her work on “Heart. Passion. Pursuit”, my personal favorite being “Your Spirit” featuring Kierra Sheard, delivered on more than one level.
Veterans Deitrick Haddon and Ricky Dillard demonstrate their staying power in gospel music with five nominations each, representing contemporary and traditional gospel, respectively. Haddon is recognized for Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year, Contemporary Duo/Chorus of the Year, Contemporary CD of the Year, Duo/Group Chorus of the Year and Producer of the Year for work on “Deitrick Haddon & Hill City Worship Camp.” Dillard is recognized for Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year, Traditional CD of the Year, Traditional Choir of the Year, Choir of the Year and Recorded Music Packaging of the Year.
The atmosphere will be charged as many other top nominees like Marvin Sapp, CeCe Winans, Tina Campbell and Le’Andria Johnson are recognized for their tremendous accomplishments. This year’s Stellar Gospel Music Awards will be taped in Las Vegas Nevada where all your favorite gospel artists will be under one roof- who could ask for more.
SUMMARY OF 2018 STELLAR AWARDS TOP NOMINEES
- Anthony Brown & group therAPy – 10 Nominations
- Tasha Cobbs Leonard – 9 Nominations
- J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise – 9 Nominations
- Travis Greene – 9 Nominations
- Deitrick Haddon – 5 Nominations
- Ricky Dillard – 5 Nominations
- Marvin Sapp – 4 Nominations
- The Williams Brothers – 3 Nominations
- CeCe Winans – 3 Nominations
- The Rance Allen Group– 3 Nominations
- Bishop Paul S. Morton – 3 Nominations
- Tina Campbell – 3 Nominations
- Le’Andria Johnson – 2 Nominations