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The 29th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards!

screen-shot-2014-01-09-at-3-08-45-pmNASHVILLE, TN – The 29th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards today announced the lineup for Gospel music’s biggest night. Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell, Shirley Caesar, Donald Lawrence, Hezekiah Walker, Isaac Carree, Tasha Cobbs, Ricky Dillard, VaShawn Mitchell, Lexi, Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy and Jonathan McReynolds are the early notable names set to grace the stage.

A hallmark of the Stellar Awards telecast has become the powerful, stirring artist collaborations brought together by the show’s producers — this year, The Canton Spirituals, The Gospel Legends and The Wardlaw Brothers will team for the Quartet Collaboration; while Erica Campbell joins Jekalyn Carr, Latice Crawford and Lexi for the Female Collaboration.

The Male Collaboration will feature Jonathan McReynolds, Jonathan Nelson, Vashawn Mitchell and Zacardi Cortez. Kirk Franklin will perform a special tribute to the late Nelson Mandela and Ricky Dillard is set to close the show.

As previously announced, the 29th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards Show is hosted by “The View’s” Sherri Shepherd and “Dish Nation’s” breakout star Rickey Smiley, who bring impeccable comedic timing and expertise as daily talk show hosts to the role. For the second time in as many years, the Stellar Awards will air live in primetime on the UP Television Network from its new home at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 7 p.m. EST/6 p.m. CST/4 p.m. PST. The Stellar Awards will air in national broadcast syndication in over 200 television markets from January 25 – March 22. The red carpet hosted by Tye Tribbett will air online prior to the telecast covering the glitz and glamour of the celebrity arrivals.

44th Annual GMA Dove Awards Announce 2013 Amy Grant and Kirk Franklin as Hosts

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced that Christian music superstars Amy Grant and Kirk Franklin will host the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards. The awards show will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at the Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee at 7:30pm CT.

The actual broadcast of the show will be on Monday, October 21st at 8:00pm ET on the UP network. Tickets for the Dove Awards can be picked up at the Allen Arena box office in Nashville or at www.ticketsnashville.comThe Gaither Vocal Band, Michael W. Smith, Tamela Mann and TobyMac have been announced as performers for the night with more to come.

Announced as presenters are: Dr. Bobby Jones, Isaac Carree, Jaci Velasquez, Lecrae, and Pastor Rick Warren.

“There are not too many names more synonymous with Christian and Gospel music than our hosts Amy and Kirk. We are so grateful for their contributions to the Dove Awards throughout the years and we’re excited to have them as the co-pilots of what is turning out to be one of the most compelling nights of music ever on the Dove stage,” GMA Executive Director Jackie Patillo said in a release. The night’s red carpet will be sponsored by Universal KIA.

“The Universal Kia Automotive Group is very proud to be a sponsor of this year’s Dove Awards. Being a Christian based, family owned business, it is a privilege and an honor to be associated with the Christian Music genre. We are looking forward to the award show and all the excitement that surrounds Christian Music’s big night,” said Universal KIA Automotive Group owner Chris Bostick.

Awards will be given out in 42 categories as voted on by the GMA membership.

Voting ends September 24 according a press release.

A full list of the nominees can be viewed – http://www.doveawardsvoting.com/nominees#!nominees/c153p

Gospel duo Mary Mary Erica and Tina Campbell Are Back For Season Two of Popular WE tv Series “MARY MARY”

Mary MaryNew York, NY — Touted by The New York Times as ‘being most interesting for peeling back the slick façade of the gospel music industry,’  WE tv’s hit reality series “Mary Mary” is back for season two premiering Thursday, December 6 at a special time 10PM ET/PT with 13, one-hour episodes. The series continues to provide a rare glimpse into the lives of three-time Grammy Award-winning singing sisters, Erica and Tina Campbell, better known as the famed gospel duo, ‘Mary Mary.’  

In the premiere episode, Erica and Tina are in for a marathon: back-to-back concerts and appearances to promote “Go Get It,” booked by their headstrong manager Mitchell Solarek. Excited about the influx of opportunities, Erica rises to the challenge of nonstop touring and occasionally brings along hubby Warryn and newborn Zaya for the ride. On the other hand, Teddy is concerned about his wife Tina-who’s in her third trimester-as she puts more strain on her pregnancy with constant touring. Behind the scenes, trouble continues between sister/celebrity stylist Goo Goo and Mitchell when a last minute wardrobe malfunction threatens an important performance on a popular gospel show. Adding to Goo Goo’s stress, she’s been tasked with planning her sister’s, Alana, wedding all while trying to keep things afloat with long-distance boyfriend Justin.

About WE tv

WE tv (www.wetv.com) is the women’s network that features original stories for and about modern women who are taking charge of their life, their family and their household.  Hit shows like Braxton Family Values, Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?, Mary Mary and Bridezillas showcase strong, bold characters that are as entertaining as they are relatable and that viewers just can’t get enough of.  Audiences connect to WE tv online, on demand and via WE tv Sync, a live, dual screen viewing experience tailored to each new original episode. WE tv is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and is available in over 81 million homes on every major cable, satellite and TelCo provider.

It’s time for Artist/Songwriter Darlene McCoy to shine

The anointed singer, songwriter and minister of Darlene McCoy is like no other than you’d expect. She has her own style and grace and as a mother has groomed and prepared the newest move in the kingdom of God. For years Darlene has had the opportunity to grow in ministry by servicing with some of the nations’ greatest pastors and ministers of worship such as Pastor Gary Oliver, Minister Darwin Hobbs and Elder William Murphy. She has her own uniqueness to offer the music industry that cannot be compared to any artists before her. Her style is best described as refreshing, innovative, classic, anointed and powerful.

As the host of the hottest radio show The Darlene McCoy Show on PRAISE 1025 in Atlanta , Darlene has become the voice of reason in the community all across the south region. The radio station is currently the Top Gospel Station in the Country and is a Radio One with over 700,000 listeners. Darlene currently partners with RKD Music Management to introduce her second solo album for 2011. The former EMI recording artist will continue with her urban inspirational flair and introcuse and infusion of worship to her fans. The favor on her life has attracted the trendsetters in the world of entertainment. Producers like Music Mogul Dallas Austin, Tommy Sims are just a few who will be collaborating on the upcoming project.

One of McCoys’ newest projects is her new book JENIMAC Moments, a book of Inspirational words of wisdom as we live our lives day by day. The book can be purchased anywhere online. New Single “I Shall Live & Not Die” summer of 2011.