2014 STELLAR MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES
Tye Tribbett Tops List of Nominees with Eight Nods; Best New Artist Nominee Anthony Brown & Group Therapy Earns Eight, Including Song of the Year; Tamela Mann, Tasha Cobb, Fred Hammond United Tenors, John P. Kee Score Multiple Noms
For the second year in a row a gospel music newcomer shares the top spot with an established artist on the nominee list, with Anthony Brown & Group Therapy earning eight nominations for their freshman effort, “Testimony.” Nominations include “Song of the Year,” “Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year,” and “Contemporary CD of the Year.” Joining them at the top of the nominee list, Tye Tribbett’s“Greater Than” tied “Testimony” for the most recognition with eight nominations for “Artist of the Year,” “Male Vocalist of the Year,” “CD of the Year,” “Producer of the Year,” “Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year,” “Contemporary CD of the Year,” “Urban/ Inspirational Single or Performance of the Year,” and “Praise and Worship CD of the Year.”
Other artists to receive multiple nominations include Tamela Mann and Tasha Cobbs with seven nominations each and going head-to-head in the hotly-contested “Albertina Walker Female Vocalist of the Year” and “CD of the Year” categories; gospel great Fred Hammond United Tenors with six nominations, including “Contemporary CD of the Year” and “Group/Duo of the Year”; and also vying for “Group/Duo of the Year” honors, contender John P. Kee & Life receives four additional nods for the CD “Life of Favor.”
The live taping at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium is open to the public and tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com).
Ticket prices range from $55 – $200. Balcony seats are available for students for $35. In addition to the awards ceremony, there are a number of ancillary activities that celebrate and recognize outstanding achievement in the genre which are open to the public, including the Stellar Awards Pre-Show onFriday, January 17 at 7 pm and the Stellar Gospel Radio Awards and Showcase on Saturday, January 18 at 11 am.
For additional details, visit the Stellar Awards website (http://www.thestellarawards.