Posted by: Apostolic Oneness Pentecostals | January 14, 2008

23rd Annual Stellar Award Winners (2008)

  23rd Annual Stellar Award Winners (2008)
The results from the 23rd Annual Stellar Awards were announced on January 12, 2008 from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. Hosted by Kirk Franklin, Byron Cage and CeCe Winans, the televised event was highlighted by multiple performances, including songs from DeWayne Woods, Kirk Franklin, Ricky Dillard and New G, Beverly Crawford, The Rance Allen Group and J. Moss. Complete listings of the official nominees, with winners in yellow text, are presented below for all categories:

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Artist of the Year

  • Fred Hammond; Free To Worship; Verity
  • J Moss; V2… ; PAJAM/ Gospo Centric/ Zomba
  • Smokie Norful; Life Changing ; EMI Gospel
  • The Clark Sisters; Live – One Last Time; EMI Gospel
  • Kelly Price; This Is Who I Am; EcclectiSounds Entertainment/ Gospo Centric/ Zomba  Song of the Year (Songwriter; Song; Label)
  • Karen Clark Sheard ; “Blessed & Highly Favored”; EMI Gospel
  • Evangelist Betty J. Wright and Rev. Timothy Wright; “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus”; JEG
  • PJ Morton; “Let Go “; Quiet Water/ Verity/ Zomba
  • Kurt Carr; “Still Standing”; Light Records/ Tehillah
  • Percy Bady; “Um Good”; EMI GospelChoir of the Year
  • Darius Brooks Presents, The Reunion Live in Chicago – Side A (featuring former members of the Thompson Community Singers) ; Journey Music Group
  • Wilmington Chester Mass Choir; It’s Not Over; Emtro Gospel
  • Bishop T.D. Jakes & The Potter’s House Mass Choir; Live in Kenya, Grace: The Kenya Experience ; Dexterity Records/ Rhino
  • Isaiah Thomas and the Elements of Praise; Isaiah Thomas and the Elements of Praise, Live! ; R.O.U. Records
  • Bishop Noel Jones Presents The City of Refuge Sanctuary Choir; Welcome to the City ; Tyscot Records/Alpha Dog Records Producer of the Year
  • Fred Hammond; Free To Worship; Verity
  • Kurt Carr, Tramaine Hawkins; I Never Lost My Praise – Live;Gospo Centric/ Zomba
  • David Mann & Tamela Mann; Tamela Mann – The Live Experience; TillyMan Music
  • Donald Lawrence, The Clark Sisters; Live – One Last Time; EMI Gospel
  • Kelly Price & H.R. Crump, Kelly Price; This Is Who I Am ; EcclectiSounds Entertainment/ Gospo Centric/ Zomba  Group or Duo of the Year
  • The McClurkin Project; We Praise You; Gospo Centric/ Zomba
  • The Clark Sisters; Live – One Last Time; EMI Gospel
  • The Mighty Clouds of Joy; Movin’ ; EMI Gospel
  • The Anointed Pace Sisters; Return; Tyscot RecordsNew Artist of the Year
  • Group 1 Crew; Group 1 Crew; Fervent Records/ Curb Records/ WB
  • Antwaun Stanley; I Can do Anything ; Bajada Records/ Lightyear
  • Bishop Noel Jones Presents The City of Refuge Sanctuary Choir; Welcome to the City ; Tyscot Records/Alpha Dog Records
  • DeWayne Woods; Introducing DeWayne Woods & When Singers Meet; Quiet Water/ Verity/ Zomba
  • Bishop Nathaniel Bond and The Ensemble; A Message of Faith ; Miracle 4 LifeMale Vocalist of the Year
  • Fred Hammond; Free To Worship; Verity
  • DeWayne Woods; Introducing DeWayne Woods & When Singers Meet; Quiet Water/ Verity/ Zomba
  • J Moss; V2… ; PAJAM/ Gospo Centric/ Zomba
  • Troy Sneed; In HIS Presence; Emtro Gospel
  • William H. Murphy; Live in Atlanta, The Sound…Another William Murphy Project;; Music Group  Female Vocalist of the Year
  • Vanessa Bell Armstrong; Walking Miracle; EMI Gospel
  • Tramaine Hawkins;I Never Lost My Praise – Live; Gospo Centric / Zomba
  • Vickie Winans; Woman To Woman; Verity / Zomba
  • Tamela Mann; The Live Experience ; TillyMann MusicContemporary Group/Duo of the Year
  • Kenny Lattimore & Chante’ Moore; Uncovered Covered; LaFace Records/ Verity/ Zomba
  • PAJAM Presents 21:03; Twenty One O Three; PAJAM/ Gospo Centric/ Verity/ Zomba
  • The McClurkin Project; We Praise You; Gospo Centric/ Zomba
  • Zie’l; Genesis; Light Records/Gospel Warehouse RecordsCD of the Year
  • J Moss; V2… ; PAJAM/ Gospo Centric/ Zomba
  • Tramaine Hawkins;I Never Lost My Praise – Live; Gospo Centric / Zomba
  • Vickie Winans; Woman To Woman; Verity / Zomba
  • The Clark Sisters; Live – One Last Time; EMI Gospel
  • The Caravans; Paved The Way; MalacoTraditional Group/Duo of the Year
  • The Anointed Pace Sisters; Return; Tyscot Records
  • The Clark Sisters; Live – One Last Time; EMI Gospel
  • The Caravans; Paved The Way; Malaco
  • The Rance Allen Group; Closest Friend; Tyscot Records
  • Alvin Darling & Celebration; My Blessing Is On The Way; Emtro GospelContemporary Male of the Year
  • Deitrick Haddon; 7 Days; Tyscot/ Verity/ Zomba
  • Dave Hollister; The Book of David: Vol. 1 The Transition; Gospo Centric/ Zomba
  • Fred Hammond; Free To Worship; Verity
  • Smokie Norful; Life Changing ; EMI Gospel
  • Micah Stampley; A Fresh Wind; The Second Sound ; Levitical Records  Traditional Male of the Year
  • Bishop Paul S. Morton; Still Standing; Light Records/ Tehillah
  • Rev. Timothy Wright; Jesus, Jesus, Jesus; Koch Records/Jordan Entertainment/ MQM Records
  • Alvin Darling; My Blessing Is On The Way; Emtro Gospel
  • Norman Hutchins; Where I Long To Be; JDI Records
  • Richard Smallwood; Journey: Live In New York; Verity/ ZombaContemporary Female of the Year
  • Coko; Grateful; Light Records
  • Tamela Mann; The Live Experience ; TillyMann Music
  • Shirley Murdock; Soulfood ; Tyscot Records
  • Vickie Winans; Woman To Woman; Verity / Zomba
  • Maurette Brown Clark; The Dream; AIR Gospel / MalacoTraditional Female of the Year
  • Nikki Ross; Vol. 1 Touch: The Pastor Rudy Experience; Music World
  • Tramaine Hawkins;I Never Lost My Praise – Live; Gospo Centric / Zomba
  • Lemmie Battles;You’re Looking At A Miracle LIVE; New Haven Records
  • Candi Staton;The Ultimate Gospel Collection; Shanachie Ent. Corp.
  • Prenestine Williams-Porter;Motor City Praise Records presents World Wide God; Motor City Praise  Contemporary CD of the Year
  • Shirley Murdock; Soulfood ; Tyscot Records
  • Sound of the New Breed; Freedom ; Integrity Gospel / Newbreed
  • Kelly Price; This Is Who I Am ; EcclectiSounds Entertainment/ Gospo Centric/ Zomba
  • Deitrick Haddon; 7 Days; Tyscot/ Verity/ Zomba
  • J Moss; V2… ; PAJAM/ Gospo Centric/ ZombaTraditional CD of the Year
  • Tramaine Hawkins;I Never Lost My Praise – Live; Gospo Centric / Zomba
  • The Anointed Pace Sisters; Return; Tyscot Records
  • Bishop Paul S. Morton; Still Standing; Light Records/ Tehillah
  • The Caravans; Paved The Way; Malaco
  • The Rance Allen Group; Closest Friend; Tyscot RecordsUrban/ Inspirational Single / Performance of the Year (Artist; Song; Label)
  • Kelly Price; “Healing” EcclectiSounds Entertainment/ Gospo Centric/ Zomba
  • J Moss; “I’m Not Perfect” PAJAM/ Gospo Centric/ Zomba
  • Deitrick Haddon; “Heaven ” Tyscot/ Verity/ Zomba
  • Kirk Franklin; “Look At Me Now ” Fo Yo Soul/Gospo Centric/Zomba
  • DeWayne Woods; “Let Go” Quiet Water/ Verity/ ZombaTraditional Choir of the Year
  • Darius Brooks Presents, The Reunion Live in Chicago – Side A (featuring former members of the Thompson Community Singers) ; Journey Music Group
  • Wilmington Chester Mass Choir; It’s Not Over; Emtro Gospel
  • Bishop T.D. Jakes & The Potter’s House Mass Choir; Live in Kenya, Grace: The Kenya Experience ; Dexterity Records/ Rhino
  • Bishop Noel Jones Presents The City of Refuge Sanctuary Choir; Welcome to the City ; Tyscot Records/Alpha Dog RecordsContemporary Choir of the Year
  • Joshua’s Troop LIVE JT3; New Haven Records
  • Isaiah Thomas and the Elements of Praise; Isaiah Thomas and the Elements of Praise, Live! ; R.O.U. Records
  • L. Spenser Smith & Testament; Statement: The Assignment Continues…; Emtro GospelInstrumental CD of the Year
  • The Craig Crawford Players; I’ll Be With You ; Life Jam Records
  • Syreeta Thompson; Gabriel’s Praise ; Blow Your Horn Girl Publishing
  • Lionel Jones; Papa Jones; Color Code Purple Productions, Inc.
  • Ben Tankard; Let’s Get Quiet: The Smooth Jazz Experience ; Verity/ Zomba  Special Event CD of the Year
  • Various Artists; A Christmas To Remember ; EMI Gospel
  • Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin Presents Songs For The Storm Volume 1; Fo Yo Soul/ Gospo Centric/ Zomba
  • Mary Alessi & Friends; When Women Worship ; Miami Life Sounds Records
  • Various; Blackberry Records presents Wedding Songs ; Blackberry Records
  • Yolanda Adams; Yolanda Adams, The Best of Me ; Atlantic / WeaRap/Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year
  • The Cross Movement; HIStory: Our Place in HIS Story ; Cross Movement Records
  • Joe L. Da Vessel; Testimony: 1 Lyrics 4 Life ; D.A.A.S. What’s Up Entertainment
  • Pettidee; Resurrections…Past, Present, and Future… ; Sony/ BMG/ Soldier Sound Records
  • PAJAM Presents 21:03; Twenty One O Three; PAJAM/ Gospo Centric/ Verity/ Zomba
  • Various; BG Records Presents Gospel Skate Jams Vol. 2; BG RecordsChildren’s Performance of the Year
  • Eva Sabiniano; Born To Praise; Pacific Studios
  • Kaira Miller; My Everything ; Vine Life Productions
  • The First Coast Children’s Choir; Let The Children Sing! Volume IV Give an Applause!; Spirit of Life Records
  • Jada Simone Clark; Maurette Brown Clark’s The Dream; AIR Gospel / Malaco RecordsQuartet of the Year
  • 7 Sons of Soul; Witness; Verity/ Zomba/ Soul World
  • The Mighty Clouds of Joy; Movin’ ; EMI Gospel
  • The Rance Allen Group; Closest Friend; Tyscot Records
  • Slim & The Supreme Angels; The Judgement; Malaco Records
  • Pilgrim Jubilee Singers; Jesus Got Me Off; Malaco RecordsMusic Video of the Year (artist, song/CD title, label)
  • Jimmy Hicks & The Voices of Integrity featuring The Levites Born Blessed; Worldwide Music
  • J.Moss: “Operator”; V2… ; PAJAM/ Gospo Centric/ Zomba
  • Shirley Murdock: “I Love Me Better Than That”; Soulfood; Tyscot Records
  • Vickie Winans: “The Rainbow”; Vickie Winans’ Classic Gold Video Collection; Destiny Joy
  • Antwaun Stanley: “Teach Me”; I Can Do Anything; Bajada Records  Recorded Music Package of the Year [art credit / album (artist) / label]
  • Sean M. Kinney (art direction and design); Ronald Cadiz (photography); V2… (J.Moss); PAJAM/ Gospo Centric/ Zomba
  • Denise Trotman (art direction and design); Ronald Cadiz (photography); Woman To Woman: Songs of Life (Vickie Winans); Verity/ Zomba
  • Nicola Goode (photography); Welcome to the City (Bishop Noel Jones Presents The City of Refuge Sanctuary Choir) ; Tyscot Records/ Alpha Dog Records
  • Anita Boriboon & Michelle Lukianovich (art direction and design); Kwaku Alston (photography); This Is Who I Am (Kelly Price); EcclectiSounds Entertainment/ Gospo Centric/ Zomba
  • Sean M. Kinney (art direction); Ronald Cadiz (photography); Introducing DeWayne Woods & When Singers Meet; Quiet Water/ Verity/ ZombaPraise and Worship CD of the Year
  • Marcus Cole; Write My Song; PureSprings/ EMI Gospel/ Riverphlo
  • Micah Stampley; A Fresh Wind; The Second Sound ; Levitical Records
  • Troy Sneed; In HIS Presence; Emtro Gospel
  • Stephen Hurd; My Destiny; Integrity
  • Maurette Brown Clark; The Dream; AIR Gospel / Malaco

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