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Grammy & Stellar Award winning gospel music superstar Kirk Franklin took part in this weekend’s exciting nominee webcast featuring the official announcement of all those in the running for honors at the 28th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards. Franklin, who serves as this year’s co-host along with sister duo Mary Mary (Erica & Tina Campbell), is excited to bring the big news which celebrates gospel’s best.

Returning to Nashville, TN on January 19th, the 2013 Stellar Awards is set to recognize all of your favorite gospel artists throughout the past year who have reached major success with albums, singles and more.

Watch the video below to view all of this year’s contenders for the following categories:

Praise & Worship CD of the Year

Quartet of the Year

Rap/Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year

Music Video of the Year

Urban Inspirational Single or Performance of the Year

Producer of the Year

Choir of the Year

Group/Duo of the Year

The Albertina Walker Female Vocalist of the Year

Male Vocalist of the Year

New Artist of the Year

Song of the Year

Artist of the Year

CD of the Year

Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones Legends Award – Inez Andrews (of The Caravans)

The Thomas A. Dorsey Most Notable Achievement Award – Bishop T.D. Jakes

The James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award – Kurt Carr

Who do you think will take home the Stellar Award in each of these categories? Be sure to stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to gospel music’s biggest night. Click on the links for more information and to purchase tickets to this year’s event.


28th Annual Stellar Awards – Official Website

28th Annual Stellar Awards – Official Facebook

28th Annual Stellar Awards – Official Twitter

27th Annual Stellar Awards Coverage (from 2012)