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34th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards - Press Room

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(NASHVILLE, TN) – August 24, 2020 – Entertainment One celebrates 4-wins at the virtual broadcast of the 35th Stellar Gospel Music Awards. Entertainment One’s own Jonathan McReynolds co-hosted the biggest night in gospel music alongside Kirk Franklin and Koryn Hawthorne.

 Gospel legend John P. Kee’s I Made It Out delivered three Stellar Awards for Traditional Male VocalistTraditional Album of the Year and Traditional Choir of the YearJJ Hairston (JamesTown/Entertainment) won Praise & Worship Album of the Yearfor Miracle Worker.

 “Winning Praise & Worship Album of the Year for Miracle Worker was really special for us, because we intentionally write, record and release reachable praise & worship music that our churches can sing. Therefore, it’s great to see that our intentions and our music are being recognized and rewarded. We’re truly grateful,” shares JJ Hairston.

 John P. Kee shares, “I want to pause and really say thank you to all of you that make this vision work! There is no way that the music, message and ministry could touch the millions of lives over a span of 4 decades without the touch of my eOne Family and Kee Music Group! I love all of you and I’m actually excited about the continued authenticity we bring to this industry!”

A complete list of Entertainment One’s wins can be seen below:


John P. Kee; I Made It Out; Entertainment One


I Made It Out; John P. Kee; Entertainment One


John P. Kee; I Made It Out; Entertainment One


Miracle Worker; JJ Hairston; JamesTown Music / Entertainment One

Omega George, Entertainment One’s Director, Marketing, Label Relations and Strategic Partnerships, Music shares, “Thirty-five times has this industry joined together with record labels, executives, fans, media outlets and more to celebrate veterans to emerging artists, as well key entities that make up our genre. This year’s celebration may have been different, but it did not prevent us from embracing the emergence of creativity and innovation. We witnessed our genre and artists make incredible strides of progression. It was nothing short of amazing to see our own; Jonathan McReynolds, Todd Dulaney, James Fortune, JJ Hairston, Pastor John P Kee and Keyla Richardson represent the genre of Gospel music during one of the most critical seasons that many of us have ever been a part of. Congratulations to everyone! I’m excited to see where we are advancing to.”

 As previously announced by the Stellar Awards, Jonathan McReynolds and the show’s co-hosts visited first responder heroes on the front lines of the Coronavirus pandemic in Dallas, Nashville and Chicago, expressing gratitude for their sacrifice and bestowing commemorative Stellar Awards lapel pins in honor of their service. In addition, several healthcare professionals and civic organizations were highlighted for their efforts to combat the deadly pandemic. The segments were made possible with the generous support of sponsors AT&T, State Farm, Toyota, Procter & Gamble, McDonalds, and AARP.

 The Stellar Gospel Music Awards show is Executive Produced by Don Jackson, with Jennifer J. Jackson serving as Executive in Charge of Production. Michael A. Johnson serves as producer and director for this year’s award show. The Stellar Awards is presented by AT&T and recognizes the year’s best performances in the genre, honors Gospel music icons and acknowledges the accomplishments of individuals instrumental in advocating for the industry.

 Per The Stellar Awards, to relive all of the highlights, viewers can watch the Stellar Awards in national broadcast syndication in 210 markets starting August 29 – September 27 (check local listings). For more information on Entertainment One visit

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