By Sheilah Belle
(In photo Elroy Smith and The Belle)
Nashville, TN — The Stellar Gospel Music Awards once again returned to Music City USA with a bang!
Everyone from Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Deitrick Haddon, Kim Burrell, CeeCee Winans, Vickie Winans, Israel Houghton, BeBe Winans, Brian Courtney Wilson, J. Moss, Troy Sneed, Alvin Darling, Forever Jones, 21:03, LaCrae, Da’Truth, J.R., Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Jessica Reedy, Mali Music, Angelo & Veronica, Dawkins & Dawkins, J.T. Logan, Karen Clark Sheard, Canton Jones, Wess Morgan, KiKi Sheard, Myron Butler, Beverly Crawford, to Dr. Bobby Jones, Bishop Greg Davis, Ace Alexander, Mike Chandler, Cedric Bailey, Holly Carter, Sheilah Belle a.ak.a The Belle, Teresa Hairston, Lisa Collins, Khalif, Dr. D., E.J. Gaines, Kimberly Norsworthy, Jeff Grant, Lexi, Jazzy Jordan, Albert Tucker, P.D.A., Al “The Bishop” Hobbs, Bishop Sam Williams, Phyllis Caddell, Dennis Coles, Donna Creer, Ed Stephens, Jamila Joy, Alvin Williams, Gessie Thompson, Sean Pennington, David Frazier, Earl Bynum, Cora Armstrong, Larry Blackwell, Gwen Quinn, Lee Michaels, Arvetra Jones, Bryon Scott, Sidney Scott, Matthew Knowles, Neechy, Veryl Howard, James Walker, Esq., Veda Brown, Mike D., Patrick Noble Allen, Tracy Parker, Walter Kearney, Mike Miller, Dominique Stromain, and many many more were there.
From attending the main Stellar Gospel Music Award events to some of the many mini concerts and gatherings throughout the city, Music City USA truly earned its name!
Some of the most memorable performances took place at the Urban Soul Cafés Access Granted event where performances were given by San Franklin, Forever Jones, Da Truth, and on the showcase presented by Releve Entertainment with Mali Music and Deitrick Haddon (who still has people talking), just to name a few.
As for Mali Music, he’s been buzzing about the nation, bringing soul, funk and both Praise and Worship to the forefront with a brand new, eclectic sound that instantly has fans and music aficionados mesmerized. Why? There’s no one in the game doing it like he does. Mali Music’s command of the stage feels like he’s been here before, but it’s nothing you’ve ever heard.
Powerful, confident, prophetic and charismatic, Mali’s style is just that – his own. But bottom line, the young man truly loves Lord and lives without compromising on God’s Word.