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The 2012 Stellar Awards Winners

2012 Stellar Awards Nashville, TN
Pat Ragin, Gospel Artist Brian Courtney Wilson, Sonji Robinson

Marvin Sapp and Dorinda Clark Cole hosted the show. Gospel singer/composer VaShawn Mitchell swept six categories, more than any other artist. The 27th annual Stellar Awards was held at the Grand Ole Opry House and will air on television in syndication Saturday through Feb. 26 on the GMC cable network.

Stellar Award Winners

  • Artist of the Year: VaShawn Mitchell- Triumphant
  • Song of the Year: Kirk Frankllin,  Smile – Hello Fear
  • Male Vocalist of Year: VaShawn Mitchell – Triumphant
  • Albertina Walker Female Vocalist of the Year: Kim Burrell – The Love Album
  • Group/Duo of the Year: Mary Mary – Something Big
  • New Artist of the Year: Y’Anna Crawley, The Promise
  • CD of the year: Kirk Franklin – Hello Fear
  • Choir of the Year: Ricky Dillard & New G – Keep Living
  • Producers of the Year: Kirk Franklin – Hello Fear
  • Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year: Mary Mary – Something Big
  • Traditional Group/Duo of the Year: The Rance Allen Group – The Live Experience
  • Contemporary Male of the Year: VaShawn Mitchell – Triumphant
  • Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year: Smokie Norful – How I got Over Songs that Carried Us
  • Contemporary Female Vocalists of the Year: Kim Burrell – The Love Album
  • Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year: Beverly Crawford – Live from Los Angeles
  • Contemporary CD of the Year: Kirk Franklin – Hello Fear
  • Traditional CD of the Year: Smokie Norful – How I got Over Songs that Carried Us
  • Urban/Inspirational single or performance of the Year: VaShawn Mitchell – Nobody Greater
  • Music Video of the Year, Short Format: VaShawn Mitchell – Nobody Greater
  • Music Video of the Year, Long Format: Deitrick Haddon – Church on the Moon: Part one
  • Traditional Choir of the Year: Mississippi Mass Choir
  • Contemporary Choir of the Year: Shekinah Glory Ministry
  • Thomas A Dorsey Most Notable Achievement Award Honoree: Vy Higginsen
  • Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones Legend Awards Honoree: Dorothy Norwood
  • James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree: John P. Kee

The Stellar Awards annually honor three of gospel music’s most celebrated veterans with awards. John P. Kee was presented with the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award. Vy Higginsen accepted the Thomas Dorsey Most Notable Achievement Award. Dorothy Norwood, the world’s greatest gospel storyteller, was given the Dr. Bobby Jones Legends Award.

WBLK’s Pat Ragin was the co-host of the Post Stellar Awards in Nashville, TN, with gospel recording artist Brian Courtney Wilson, Lemmie Battle, Lowell Pye, Myron Bulter, DeWayne Woods and many more.

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