Atlanta, GA (April 8, 2020)
In light of the COVID-19 global pandemic, Central City Productions, Inc. the producers of the Stellar Gospel Music Awards brings you an uplifting and encouraging two-hour musical special, The Stellar Awards: Music of Hope special. The special event will air around the country on cable and broadcast syndication from April 11 through May 24 in more than 216 markets, starting with a premiere cable airing on Easter Sunday at 9AM (EST) on UPtv and 11 AM & 11 PM (EST) on AspireTV, with the Bounce TV airing on May 24th at 12PM (EST) (noon).

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Executive producer Don Jackson stated “During this unprecedented crises, we produced a special to uplift the country with Gospel music performances that inspire hope from the many artists who have gifted us with their songs of inspiration from our Stellar Awards library over the past 34 years, and know that our Stellar Awards: Music of Hope special will provide encouragement to our viewing audience around the world.”

Hosted by multiple Stellar and Grammy-award winning artist, Kirk Franklin, the Stellar Awards: Music of Hope special will feature songs of inspiration from previous Stellar Awards classic performances from artists: Tamela Mann, Donnie McClurkin, Marvin Sapp, Lecrae, Canton Jones, Da’T.R.U.T.H., Yolanda Adams, Bebe and Cece Winans, Hezekiah Walker, Mary Mary, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Jonathan McReynolds, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Brian Courtney Wilson, Patti LaBelle, Ricky Dillard, Karen Clark Sheard, VaShawn Mitchell, Sarah Reeves, Jonathan Butler, Tramaine Hawkins, Travis Greene, Dottie Peoples, Anthony Brown and group therAPy and Israel Houghton.

“With this global pandemic, so many of our people are fighting their fears and anxieties,” shares Kirk Franklin. “They are looking for understanding and hope, so I was humbled and honored to host the Stellar Awards: Music of Hope special. My hope is that this show will bring a source of inspiration to God’s people so that they are reminded through this music that fear is the enemy of faith and God is still in control.”

The music of hope special is leading up to the national broadcast of the Stellar Gospel Music Awards, which was postponed due to the national pandemic crisis. The 35th Annual Stellar Awards will now take place August 14-16, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV.


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