Recap, Photos and Video: Stellar Awards Pre-Show


Photo Credit: K Blackstone for

Photo Credit: K Blackstone for

Friday, January 18, 2013 – NashvilleKaisha Blackstone

StellarPreshowThe Stellar Awards Gospel Music Pre-Show was held at the Andrew Jackson Hall of the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) in Nashville, TN to announce winners of the non-televised awards categories. The event was hosted by Lexi and VaShawn Mitchell, with performances by Jonathan Nelson, Dorinda Clark Cole, William Murphy, The Walls Group and Jessica Reedy to name a few.

The Nominee Pre-Show and Showcase served as the official function that recognized all Special Stellar Award Recipients: James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award winner Kurt Carr, Thomas A. Dorsey Most Notable Achievement Award winner Bishop TD Jakes, and the Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones Legend Award. winner.  This event also recognized all Stellar Award Nominees. Mary Mary, hosts of the televised awards portion, won several awards during the pre-show including Performance of the Year for single “Go Get It” and Contemporary CD of the Year. Other pre-show award winners included rapper Da TRUTH, and Marvin Sapp for Traditional CD of the Year.

See below for pictures and video from the ceremony and check out the AFTER THE EVENT section for more Stellar Awards weekend events!


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