34th Annual Stellar Awards Delivers a Star Studded Weekend Jonathan McReynolds Was the Big Winner for the Weekend

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Jonathan McReynolds wins eight (8) 2019 Stellar Awards

March 31, 2019 (Las Vegas, NV) –The 34th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards  was taped live on Friday, March 29 at the Las Vegas Orleans Arena and will air on Easter Sunday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. CT.

The biggest night in gospel music returned with gospel great performances by the legend Shirley Caesar, VaShawn Mitchell, Jelani Winston, Katlyn Nichol and Sandra “Pepa” Denton was tapped as a presenter.  Also presenting were Anthony Brown, Yolanda Adams, Dr. Bobby Jones, DeVon Franklin, Janice Gaines and JJ Hairston.  Hezekiah Walker and Phil Thompson also performed along with Brian Courtney Wilson, Charles Jenkins, Jekalyn Carr, Jonathan McReynolds, Kelontae Gavin, Koryn Hawthorne, Maranda Curtis and Todd Dulaney.  Gospel prince, Kirk Franklin, also returned to host the live taping this year.

The night also included a moving posthumous tribute to the undisputed Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin by Kelly Price, Regina Belle and Erica Campbell. The performance was followed by a presentation of the Aretha Franklin ICON Award to the family of the late legend.

Jekalyn Carr wins three 2019 Stellar Awards

Among some of the big winners for the weekend were Jonathan McReynolds taking home eight trophies. Jekalyn Carr was named female vocalist of the year and The Walls Group won the award for duo/chorusgroup of the year. The best new artist trophy went to Jabari Johnson.

Also honored this year was the legendary gospel singer Delores Washington Green of The Caravans, receiving The Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones Legends Award. Stellar Honors Hall of Fame Inductees included Jackie Patillo (Dove Awards), James Robinson, Jr. (Malaco Gospel) and Phil Thornton (RCA Inspiration).

Here’s the complete list of winners!

2019 Winners 34th Annual Stellar Awards

ARTIST OF THE, YEAR

Jonathan McReynolds Make Room, Entertainment One

SONG OF THE, YEAR

Jonathan McReynolds, Terrell Demetrius Wilson & Anna B. Not Lucky, I’m Loved, Entertainment One

MALE VOCALIST OF THE, YEAR

Jonathan McReynolds Make Room, Entertainment One

ALBERTINA WALKER FEMALE VOCALISTOF THE, YEAR

Jekalyn Carr One Nation Under God, Lunjeal Music Group

GROUP/DUO OF THE, YEAR

The Walls Group The Other Side, RCA Inspiration/Fo Yo Soul Recordings

NEW ARTIST OF THE, YEAR

Jabari Johnson Day of Redemption, Entertainment One

CD OF THE, YEAR

Jonathan McReynolds Make Room, Entertainment One

CHOIR OF THE, YEAR

Bishop Noel Jones & City of Refuge Sanctuary Choir Run to the Altar, JH/Tyscot

PRODUCER OF THE, YEAR

Jonathan McReynolds & Darryl “Lil Man” Howell Make Room, Entertainment One

CONTEMPORARY GROUP/DUOARTIST OF THE, YEAR

The Walls Group The Other Side, RCA Inspiration/Fo Yo Soul Recordings

TRADITIONAL DUO/CHORUS GROUP OF THE, YEAR

Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson Keep Pushin, Wonder Spirit/SRT/Shanachie

CONTEMPORARY MALE VOCALIST OF THE, YEAR

Jonathan McReynolds Make Room, Entertainment One

TRADITIONAL MALE VOCALIST OF THE, YEAR

VaShawn Mitchell Cross Music, Tyscot

CONTEMPORARY FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE, YEAR

Tasha Page Lockhart/ The Beautiful Project, RCA Inspiration/Fo Yo Soul Recordings

TRADITIONAL FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE, YEAR

Jekalyn Carr One Nation Under God, Lunjeal Music Group

CONTEMPORARY CD OF THE, YEAR

Jonathan McReynolds Make Room, Entertainment One

TRADITIONAL CD OF THE, YEAR

Jekalyn Carr One Nation Under God, Lunjeal Music Group

URBAN/INSPIRATIONAL SINGLE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE, YEAR

Jonathan McReynolds Not Lucky, I’m Loved, Entertainment One

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE, YEAR

Casey Cross Won’t He Do It, RCA Inspiration

TRADITIONAL CHOIR OF THE, YEAR

Bishop Noel Jones & City of Refuge Sanctuary Choir Run to the Altar, JH/Tyscot

TRADITIONAL CHOIR OF THE, YEAR

New Direction When All God’s Children Get Together, New Haven Records

SPECIAL EVENT CD OF THE, YEAR

Fred Hammond The Best of Fred Hammond, Verity/Sony Music

RAP HIP HOP GOSPEL CD OF THE, YEAR

Flame God Knows, Clear Sight Musi

YOUTH PROJECT OF THE, YEAR

Pure N Heart “Be You” 15 Years Unplugged, Music2ChangeU

QUARTET OF THE, YEAR

Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson Keep Pushin, Wonder Spirit / SRT/Shanachie

RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING OF THE, YEAR

Israel Houghton Road to DeMaskUs, RCA Inspiration

PRAISE AND WORSHIP CD OF THE, YEAR

Todd Dulaney Your Great Name, Entertainment One

GOSPEL RADIO OF THE YEAR WINNERS

MAJOR MARKET OF THE YEAR

* WPZE Praise 102.5, Atlanta

LARGE MARKET OF THE YEAR

* WFMI-FM 100.9 FM, Virginia Beach

MEDIUM MARKET OF THE YEAR

* WCGL AM 1360/FM 94.7, Jacksonville

SMALL MARKET OF THE YEAR

* WIMG 1300AM, Ewing

INTERNET STATION OF THE YEAR

* uGospel Radio, http://uGospel.com

GOSPEL ANNOUNCER OF THE YEAR

* Dwight Stone, WPZE Praise 102.5, Atlanta, GA

A complete list of winners is found here: www.thestellarawards.com/2019-winners.html