A new generation of gospel artists showed up and showed out during the celebration as a testament to the genre's staying power, as the Stellar Gospel Music Awards celebrated its 36th year honoring excellence in gospel music, featuring soul-stirring performances that will awe audiences who love sounds of inspiration.
Maverick City Music won both New Artist of the Year and Album of the Year, and treated audiences to the harmonious sound of "Jireh." Maverick City, along with Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Kierra Sheard, and Pastor Mike, Jr., each received seven nominations, including a nod each for Artist of the Year. Other celebrated artists receiving multiple Stellar nominations include Tasha Cobbs Leonard, The Clark Sisters, Rev. Luther Barnes and the Restoration Worship Center Choir, the Chicago Mass Choir, and host Jekalyn Carr.