The 38th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, known as the “Greatest Night in Gospel Music,” invites viewers across the country to experience the power of faith and inspiration through extraordinary performances and well-deserved accolades. Hosted by Jonathan McReynolds and Tasha Cobbs Leonard, this must-see event premieres on the newly-launched Stellar Network on Sunday, July 30 at 6 p.m. ET (available on Charter Spectrum and Verizon Fios); on BET on Sunday, August 6 at 8 p.m. ET and on Bounce TV on Sunday, September 3 at 1 p.m. ET. In addition, the 2023 Stellar Awards will broadcast nationwide in TV syndication from August 7, 2023, to September 10, 2023. Viewers can check with their local providers for availability.
With appearances and powerhouse performances viewers won’t want to miss, this unforgettable evening celebrates Gospel music’s rich diversity, exceptional talent and unwavering spirit with some of the industry’s most iconic artists and special honorees. The 2023 Stellar Awards telecast features moving performances by two legends of the genre, CeCe Winans (Aretha Franklin Icon Award honoree) and Dottie Peoples (Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones Legends Award honoree). An electrifying opening performance of “Miracles” and “Impossible” by Kierra Sheard Kelly and Pastor Mike, Jr., the night’s biggest winner, sets the stage for an awe-inspiring praise party that embodies the essence and impact of Gospel music.
Other award recipients and performers appearing on the show include Rev. Dr. Milton Biggham (James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award), Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones (Thomas A. Dorsey Most Notable Achievement Award), DOE, Zacardi Cortez, Kirk Franklin, Israel Houghton, Tye Tribbett, Naomi Raine of Maverick City Music, Natalie Grant, Charles Jenkins, Isaac Carree, Jazze Pha, Jevon Dewand & The TrapStarz, Maranda Curtis, Tim Bowman Jr. & Faith City Music, and Zak Williams & 1 Akord. Also performing on the AT&T Emerging Voices stage is Lena Byrd Miles, Bishop S.Y. Younger, and Victory.
Presenters include Adrienne Bailon-Houghton, Marvin Sapp, Lady Tramaine Hawkins, Brian Courtney Wilson, Erica Campbell, Isabel Davis, James Fortune, Koryn Hawthorne, Jason Clayborn, NOTKARLTONBANKS, Shirley Caesar and Travis Greene for this distinctive celebration of Gospel music’s finest.
Prior to the main show, The Stellar Awards Blue Carpet Special hosted by Jekalyn Carr, Angel Taylor and Akintunde, which covers the star-studded arrivals of the Gospel industry’s most celebrated figures, will be televised on the Stellar Network on July 30 at 5 p.m. ET.
AT&T Dream in Black proudly serves as the presenting sponsor for the 38th Annual Stellar Awards. Additionally, esteemed companies such as Aflac, GM, Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, McDonald’s, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Spotify, State Farm, Verizon, and Walmart joined as supporters of this year’s program.
The 38th Stellar Gospel Music Awards show is Executive Produced by Don Jackson, with Jennifer J. Jackson serving as Executive in Charge of Production and Producer. Michael A. Johnson serves as Producer and Director.
Tune in to experience the uplifting spirit of the Stellar Awards on Stellar Network, BET, and Bounce TV.