Viewers are in for a nice surprise at this year’s Stellar Awards. Not only is Kirk Franklin hosting, but Mary Mary is reuniting on the stage and Snoop Dogg is set to perform tracks off his first gospel album.
JL Media PR reports:
Celebrated as a “transcendent night of gospel music,” the 33rd Annual Stellar Awards promises to surpass its ‘stellar’ reputation, featuring performances by the genre’s hottest acts. Performers scheduled to appear include: Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Travis Greene, Tye Tribbett, Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Kierra Sheard, KeKe Wyatt, Jonathan McReynolds, Tasha Page-Lockhart, Todd Dulaney, Koryn Hawthorne and Ricky Dillard & New G, among others.
The Stellars are like a family reunion for gospel community. Anthony Brown, who’s had an outstanding past two years at the Stellars, is slated to create something unique for the 2018 show, there will be an all-star tribute to the late Edwin Hawkins, and Kirk Franklin always brings the funny.
“Since my first step onto the Stellar Awards stage as a 23-year-old kid from Texas, I’ve lived, breathed and committed all I’ve had to this incredible genre called gospel,” Franklin says. “To find myself now still blessed to serve the community I love so dearly as their host of the 2018 Stellar Awards, that young kid feels alive again and more grateful than ever. We’re working hard to bring to the world the best and the brightest along with the icons and legends, the greatest night of God’s music at a time when the country needs our melody the most.”
Stellar Awards founder Don Jackson says the stand out moments they’re striving for is no different from previous years.
“Snoop [Dogg] expressed his desire to release a gospel album in honor of his mom who is an evangelist and he’s teamed up with gospel superstar Tye Tribbett,” Jackson says. “There’s no way we couldn’t bring this explosive performance to the Stellar Awards stage.”
The 33rd Annual Stellar Awards returns to the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, March 24. Catch the TV One premiere Friday, March 30 at 9 p.m. EST!