Simply Stellar! Anthony Brown and Group therAPy Sweep the Stellar Awards With 10 Wins; Show to Premiere On TV One March 6

Anthony Brown and members of Group TherAPy pose on the red carpet at the 31st Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards Fred Willis/SoulProsper Media Group
Anthony Brown and members of Group TherAPy pose on the red carpet at the 31st Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards
Fred Willis/SoulProsper Media Group

Gospel’s biggest names were in attendance at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas Saturday for the 31st Annual Stellar Music Awards, hailed the “biggest night in gospel music.”

But Anthony Brown and his bandmates Group therAPy won bigger than them all snagging awards for all 10 Everyday Jesus nominations—an unprecedented sweep.

“I wondered if last night was just a dream. It feels like a dream,” wrote the “Worth” singer in an emotional Instagram post.

“It’s not the awards that has me so emotional,” he continued. “It’s the fact that GOD remembers. He keeps record of your labor, the serving you do behind the scenes, the painful moments, the tears you cry.”

Then the history-making artist offered up encouragement to others, saying, “I don’t know what you are believing God for, but I’m living proof that if you serve Him, if you try, if you stay faithful, that HE WILL DO IT!!! I praise God that He thought I was WORTH this moment.”

Other winners included newcomer Casey J won the Best New Artist award for The Truth, as heavyweight Tasha Cobbs’ One Place Live got three trophies: Praise and Worship CD of the Year, Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year and Albertina Walker Female Vocalist of the Year.

Mary Mary’s own Tina Campbell has something to celebrate, as her debut solo effort, It’s Personal, earned the red-haired singer two Stellar Awards for Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year and Traditional CD of the Year.

See the full list of winners below.

Category #1
ARTIST OF THE YEAR

**WINNER** ANTHONY BROWN & GROUP THERAPY, EVERYDAY JESUS, KEY OF A/TYSCOT

ERICA CAMPBELL, HELP 2.0, MY BLOCK INC./EONE MUSIC

JONATHAN MCREYNOLDS, LIFE MUSIC: STAGE TWO, TEHILLAH MUSIC GROUP/EONE MUSIC

TASHA COBBS, ONE PLACE LIVE, MOTOWN GOSPEL

Category #2
SONG OF THE YEAR

**WINNER** ANTHONY BROWN, WORTH – EVERYDAY JESUS (ANTHONY BROWN & GROUP THERAPY), KEY OF A/TYSCOT

DORINDA CLARK COLE, SHANIKA DESHUN BEREAL, RODRICK CLICHÉ, SAAED RENAUD, & FIELD BLANCHARD, BLESS THIS HOUSE –LIVING IT (DORINDA CLARK COLE), LIGHT RECORDS/EONE MUSIC

CHARLES JENKINS, #WAR – ANY GIVEN SUNDAY (CHARLES JENKINS & FELLOWSHIP CHICAGO), INSPIRED PEOPLE LLC/MOTOWN GOSPEL

WILL REAGAN, FILL ME UP – THE TRUTH (CASEY J.), MARQUIS BOONE/TYSCOT

 

Category #3
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

**WINNER** ANTHONY BROWN, EVERYDAY JESUS, KEY OF A/TYSCOT

TRAVIS GREENE, INTENTIONAL (SINGLE), RCA INSPIRATION

FRED HAMMOND, I WILL TRUST, RCA INSPIRATION

JONATHAN MCREYNOLDS, LIFE MUSIC: STAGE TWO, TEHILLAH MUSIC GROUP/EONE MUSIC

 

CATEGORY #4
ALBERTINA WALKER FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

ERICA CAMPBELL, HELP 2.0, MY BLOCK INC./EONE MUSIC

TINA CAMPBELL, IT’S PERSONAL, GEE TREE CREATIVE

**WINNER** TASHA COBBS, ONE PLACE LIVE, MOTOWN GOSPEL

DORINDA CLARK COLE, LIVING IT, LIGHT RECORDS/EONE MUSIC

 

CATEGORY #5
GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR

THE RANCE ALLEN GROUP, CELEBRATE, TYSCOT

3 WINANS BROTHERS, FOREIGN LAND, ENTERTAINMENT ONE MUSIC

**WINNER** ANTHONY BROWN & GROUP THERAPY,EVERYDAY JESUS, KEY OF A/TYSCOT

ISRAEL & NEW BREED, COVERED ALIVE IN ASIA, RGM/NEW BREED/RCA INSPIRATION

 

CATEGORY #6
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

GEOFFREY GOLDEN, KINGDOM…LIVE!, FO YO SOUL RECORDINGS/RCA RECORDS

GERALD & TAMMI HADDON, #US, PEMBROKE RECORDS

**WINNER** CASEY J., THE TRUTH, MARQUIS BOONE/TYSCOT

PASTOR MARLON LOCK, GOOD SEED PROJECT, OGHBYRG PRODUCTIONS

 

CATEGORY #7
CD OF THE YEAR

**WINNER** ANTHONY BROWN & GROUP THERAPY, EVERYDAY JESUS, KEY OF A/TYSCOT

ERICA CAMPBELL, HELP 2.0, MY BLOCK INC./EONE MUSIC

TASHA COBBS, ONE PLACE LIVE, MOTOWN GOSPEL

CHARLES JENKINS & FELLOWSHIP CHICAGO, ANY GIVEN SUNDAY,INSPIRED PEOPLE LLC/MOTOWN GOSPEL

 

CATEGORY #8
CHOIR OF THE YEAR

FULL GOSPEL BAPTIST CHURCH FELLOWSHIP SUPER MASS CHOIR,THE KINGDOM SOUND, TEHILLAH MUSIC GROUP/EONE MUSIC

J.J. HAIRSTON & YOUTHFUL PRAISE, I SEE VICTORY, LIGHT RECORDS/EONE MUSIC

**WINNER** CHARLES JENKINS & FELLOWSHIP CHICAGO, ANY GIVEN SUNDAY, INSPIRED PEOPLE LLC/MOTOWN GOSPEL

RICHARD SMALLWOOD WITH VISION, ANTHOLOGY LIVE, RCA INSPIRATION

 

CATEGORY #9
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

**WINNER** ANTHONY BROWN & JUSTIN SAVAGE, EVERYDAY JESUS (ANTHONY BROWN & GROUP THERAPY), KEY OF A/TYSCOT

WARRYN CAMPBELL FOR MY BLOCK, INC., TEDDY CAMPBELL FOR GEE TREE CREATIVE, JASON WHITE FOR WHITE THRONE PRODUCTIONS, DAMON THOMAS & HARVEY MASON, JR. THE UNDERDOGS, EDWARD “EDDIE” BROWN, AARON LINDSEY FOR ARDENT MEDIA, IT’S PERSONAL (TINA CAMPBELL), GEE TREE CREATIVE

CHARLES JENKINS & RODNEY EAST, ANY GIVEN SUNDAY (CHARLES JENKINS & FELLOWSHIP CHICAGO), INSPIRED PEOPLE LLC/MOTOWN GOSPEL

DONALD LAWRENCE FOR QUIET WATER ENTERTAINMENT, DANIEL WEATHERSPOON FOR LONGLIFE ENTERTAINMENT & J. DREW SHEARD II FOR JDS PRODUCTIONS, DESTINED TO WIN (KAREN CLARK SHEARD), KAREW RECORDS

 

CATEGORY #10
CONTEMPORARY GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR

3 WINANS BROTHERS, FOREIGN LAND, ENTERTAINMENT ONE MUSIC

**WINNER** ANTHONY BROWN & GROUP THERAPY,EVERYDAY JESUS, KEY OF A/TYSCOT

GERALD & TAMMI HADDON, #US, PEMBROKE RECORDS

ISRAEL & NEW BREED, COVERED ALIVE IN ASIA, RGM/NEW BREED/RCA INSPIRATION


 CATEGORY #11

TRADITIONAL GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR

**WINNER** THE RANCE ALLEN GROUP, CELEBRATE, TYSCOT

LARRY D. REID, ONE MUSICK, LDR ENTERPRISES

THE SHOWERS, THE SHOWERS, A&P RECORDS

 

CATEGORY #12
CONTEMPORARY MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

**WINNER** ANTHONY BROWN, EVERYDAY JESUS, KEY OF A/TYSCOT

TRAVIS GREENE, INTENTIONAL (SINGLE), RCA INSPIRATION

FRED HAMMOND, I WILL TRUST, RCA INSPIRATION

JONATHAN MCREYNOLDS, LIFE MUSIC: STAGE TWO, TEHILLAH MUSIC GROUP/EONE MUSIC

 

CATEGORY #13
TRADITIONAL MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

**WINNER** CHARLES JENKINS, ANY GIVEN SUNDAY,INSPIRED PEOPLE LLC/MOTOWN GOSPEL

JOHN P. KEE, LEVEL NEXT, MOTOWN GOSPEL

WILLIAM MCDOWELL, SEND THE RAIN (SINGLE), DELIVERY ROOM MUSIC/EONE MUSIC

RICHARD SMALLWOOD, ANTHOLOGY LIVE, RCA INSPIRATION
CATEGORY #14
CONTEMPORARY FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

ERICA CAMPBELL, HELP 2.0, MY BLOCK INC./EONE MUSIC

**WINNER** TASHA COBBS, ONE PLACE LIVE, MOTOWN GOSPEL

CASEY J., THE TRUTH, MARQUIS BOONE/TYSCOT

KAREN CLARK SHEARD, DESTINED TO WIN, KAREW RECORDS
CATEGORY #15
TRADITIONAL FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

JEKALYN CARR, IT’S GONNA HAPPEN, LUNJEAL MUSIC GROUP/MALACO

**WINNER** TINA CAMPBELL, IT’S PERSONAL, GEE TREE CREATIVE

DORINDA CLARK COLE, LIVING IT, LIGHT RECORDS/EONE MUSIC

DOROTHY NORWOOD, AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY, DOROTHY NORWOOD MUSIC GROUP
CATEGORY #16
CONTEMPORARY CD OF THE YEAR

**WINNER** ANTHONY BROWN & GROUP THERAPY, EVERYDAY JESUS, KEY OF A/TYSCOT

ERICA CAMPBELL, HELP 2.0, MY BLOCK INC./EONE MUSIC

TASHA COBBS, ONE PLACE LIVE, MOTOWN GOSPEL

ALEXIS SPIGHT, DEAR DIARY, UNCLE G RECORDS/EONE MUSIC

 

CATEGORY #17
TRADITIONAL CD OF THE YEAR

JEKALYN CARR, IT’S GONNA HAPPEN, LUNJEAL MUSIC GROUP/MALACO

**WINNER** TINA CAMPBELL, IT’S PERSONAL, GEE TREE CREATIVE

CHARLES JENKINS & FELLOWSHIP CHICAGO, ANY GIVEN SUNDAY,INSPIRED PEOPLE LLC/MOTOWN GOSPEL

PASTOR MARLON LOCK, GOOD SEED PROJECT, OGHBYRG PRODUCTIONS

 

CATEGORY #18
URBAN/INSPIRATIONAL SINGLE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

ERICA CAMPBELL, I LUH GOD – HELP 2.0, MY BLOCK INC./EONE MUSIC

**WINNER** KIRK FRANKLIN, WANNA BE HAPPY? (SINGLE), FO YO SOUL RECORDINGS/RCA RECORDS

CASEY J., FILL ME UP – THE TRUTH, MARQUIS BOONE/TYSCOT

JONATHAN MCREYNOLDS, GOTTA HAVE YOU – LIFE MUSIC: STAGE TWO, TEHILLAH MUSIC GROUP/EONE MUSIC

 

CATEGORY #19
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

DEREK BLANKS, GOTTA HAVE YOU – LIFE MUSIC: STAGE TWO (JONATHAN MCREYNOLDS), TEHILLAH MUSIC GROUP/EONE MUSIC

**WINNER** CHARLES JENKINS & THE SPIN SINGERS, #WAR – ANY GIVEN SUNDAY (CHARLES JENKINS & FELLOWSHIP CHICAGO), INSPIRED PEOPLE LLC/MOTOWN GOSPEL

ADREAN MANGIARDI, A LIL’ LOUDER (CLAP YOUR HANDS)– CELEBRATE (THE RANCE ALLEN GROUP), TYSCOT

DALE “RAGE” RESTEGHINI, I LUH GOD – HELP 2.0 (ERICA CAMPBELL), MY BLOCK INC./EONE MUSIC

 

CATEGORY #20
TRADITIONAL CHOIR OF THE YEAR

FULL GOSPEL BAPTIST CHURCH FELLOWSHIP SUPER MASS CHOIR,THE KINGDOM SOUND, TEHILLAH MUSIC GROUP/EONE MUSIC

LONNIE HUNTER FEATURING STRUCTURE, #GETITDONE, TYSCOT

**WINNER** CHARLES JENKINS & FELLOWSHIP CHICAGO, ANY GIVEN SUNDAY, INSPIRED PEOPLE LLC/MOTOWN GOSPEL

RICHARD SMALLWOOD WITH VISION, ANTHOLOGY LIVE, RCA INSPIRATION

 

CATEGORY #21
CONTEMPORARY CHOIR OF THE YEAR

DR. F. JAMES CLARK & THE SHALOM CHURCH (CITY OF PEACE) MASS CHOIR, SIMPLY AMAZING, CITY OF PEACE RECORDS

**WINNER** J.J. HAIRSTON & YOUTHFUL PRAISE, I SEE VICTORY, LIGHT RECORDS/EONE MUSIC

KENNY LEWIS & ONE VOICE, THE WAY OF ESCAPE, PURESOUND MUSIC GROUP

 

CATEGORY #22
INSTRUMENTAL CD OF THE YEAR

CRAIG CRAWFORD PLAYERS, I LOVE YOU, LIFE JAM ENTERTAINMENT

MEL HOLDER, BACK 2 BASICS: MUSIC BOOK VOL. II, PSALMIST MUSIC GROUP

**WINNER** BEN TANKARD, FULL TANK 2.0, BENJAMIN UNIVERSAL MUSIC

 

CATEGORY #23
SPECIAL EVENT CD OF THE YEAR

ISRAEL & NEW BREED, COVERED ALIVE IN ASIA, RGM/NEW BREED/RCA INSPIRATION

RICHARD SMALLWOOD WITH VISION, ANTHOLOGY LIVE, RCA INSPIRATION

THE LEGENDS OF QUARTET, AN EVENING WITH THE LEGENDS OF QUARTET, 4WINDS/MALACO

**WINNER** VARIOUS ARTISTS, WOW GOSPEL 2015, RCA INSPIRATION

 

CATEGORY #24
RAP HIP HOP GOSPEL CD OF THE YEAR

DEE-1, 3’S UP, RCA INSPIRATION

FLAME, FORWARD, CLEAR SIGHT MUSIC

TRIP LEE, RISE, REACH RECORDS

**WINNER** DEREK MINOR, EMPIRE, REFLECTION MUSIC GROUP/EONE MUSIC

 

CATEGORY #25
YOUTH PROJECT OF THE YEAR

**WINNER** GOD’S GIFT AND SOLDIERS YOUTH CHOIR, THROUGH THE FIRE AND FLOOD, DIR/MOTOR CITY PRAISE RECORDS

PURE-N-HEART, REVOLUTION: SAVING OUR YOUTH, MUSIC2CHANGEU

JADA REDMOND, “BROTHER”, 4RED MUSIC/MUSIC2CHANGEU

ROBYN, HE’S B4 ME, OAK TREE

 

CATEGORY #26
QUARTET OF THE YEAR

**WINNER** THE RANCE ALLEN GROUP, CELEBRATE, TYSCOT

THE HIGHWAY QC’S FEATURING SPENCER TAYLOR, THE GODFATHER, OPHIR GOSPEL/TBT MUSIC GROUP

THE HI-LITE JUNIORS, A NEW BEGINNING, DYNASTY PRODUCTION

THE NEW CHRISTIANAIRES, REMEMBER ME, CARTER CLASSIC RECORDS

 

CATEGORY #27
RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING OF THE YEAR

DEREK BLANKS, WORTH FIGHTING FOR (BRIAN COURTNEY WILSON), MOTOWN GOSPEL

DEREK BLANKS, HELP 2.0 (ERICA CAMPBELL), MY BLOCK/EONE MUSIC

ANNETTE REISCHL, UNSTOPPABLE (VASHAWN MITCHELL), MOTOWN GOSPEL

**WINNER** DENISE TROTMAN & CONNI TREANTEFELES, EVERYDAY JESUS (ANTHONY BROWN & GROUP THERAPY), KEY OF A/TYSCOT

 

CATEGORY #28
PRAISE AND WORSHIP CD OF THE YEAR

**WINNER** TASHA COBBS, ONE PLACE LIVE, MOTOWN GOSPEL

ISRAEL & NEW BREED, COVERED ALIVE IN ASIA, RGM/NEW BREED/RCA INSPIRATION

JASON NELSON, JESUS REVEALED, RCA INSPIRATION

RICHARD SMALLWOOD WITH VISION, ANTHOLOGY LIVE, RCA INSPIRATION

GOSPEL RADIO OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

 

MAJOR MARKET OF THE YEAR

HEAVEN 97 – KHVN, DALLAS/FT. WORTH, CARMINA BARNETT

**WINNER** PRAISE 104.1 WPRS, WASHINGTON, DC, RON THOMPSON

WIGO AM 1570, ATLANTA, LARRY YOUNG

WPZE 102.5 FM, ATLANTA, LORI FLOWERS & DEREK HARPER

 

LARGE MARKET OF THE YEAR

**WINNER** 95.7 HALLELUJAH FM – WHAL-FM, MEMPHIS, TRACY BETHEA

HEAVEN 600 – WCAO – AM, BALTIMORE, LEE MICHAELS

WFMI 100.9 FM, NORFOLK-VIRGINIA BEACH, MIKE CHANDLER

WPZR-FM PRAISE 102.7, DETROIT, NATE BELL & RANDI MYLES

 

MEDIUM MARKET OF THE YEAR

**WINNER** PRAISE 104.7 FM WPZZ 104.7, RICHMOND, REGINALD BAKER

THE LIGHT WNNL 103.9 FM, RALEIGH – DURHAM, JERRY SMITH

WAAW, AUGUSTA, BJ MURPHY

WXOK HEAVEN 1460 AM, BATON ROUGE, J’MICHAEL FRANCOIS

 

SMALL MARKET OF THE YEAR

1300 AM KSYB, SHREVEPORT, RHONDA PHILLIPS-SANDERS

KRGN 98.5, KILLEEN-HARKER HEIGHTS, TX, RON GRACE

WFMV FM 95.3, COLUMBIA, SC, TONY “GEE” GREEN

**WINNER** WIMG 1300 AM, TRENTON, NJ, ED LONG

 

INTERNET STATION OF THE YEAR

**WINNER** ALL NATIONS RADIO, ALLNATIONSRADIO.NET, BISHOP SAMUEL MCGILL III

BONNERFIDE RADIO, WWW.BONNERFIDERADIO.COM, GERARD BONNER

GOSPEL CENTRAL RADIO, WWW.THEGOSPELCENTRAL.COM, MICHAEL STEWART

I AM RADIO, WWW.I-AM-RADIO.COM, BEATRICE “SISTAH PEACHES” HAYWOOD

 

GOSPEL ANNOUNCER OF THE YEAR

CARMINA BARNETT, KHVN – DALLAS, TX

**WINNER** TRACY BETHEA BODIE, WHAL – MEMPHIS, TN

LEE MICHAELS, WCAO – BALTIMORE, MD

BILLY ST. JAMES, KPZK – LITTLE ROCK, AR

The telecast will premiere on TV One during the week of March 6, as well as in broadcast syndication on 150 stations in over 125 markets around the country from March 12 – April 10.

SOURCE: EEW Magazine


 

Simply uttering the phrase “you thought I was worth saving” from Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy’s radio single “Worth” is chill inducing. Those chills led to a 2016 Grammy award nomination and a historic night at the 31st Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards last night in Las Vegas. Brown was nominated in 10 categories and walked away with a win in each. Last year, Erica Campbell’s jaw dropping eight awards total seemed sure to stand for years to come. That was until, Brown released his latest album, “Everyday Jesus” on Tyscot Records.

Brown shared the historic clean sweep with Group TherAPy, friends and family and was overcome with emotion as he made speech after speech during the awards and pre-show Friday evening. The success of Brown’s latest with Group TherAPy, “Everyday Jesus” is bolstered by the smash “Worth” which continues to win at radio. From its rock inspired opening chord, the song draws in listeners and doesn’t let go until the last refrain: “…because I am free, because I am whole now I can tell everyone I know!”

Though Brown didn’t collect a Grammy last Monday, Kirk Franklin whose single “Wanna Be Happy” off his “Losing My Religion” album chose to honor the other nominees on stage during his acceptance speech and backstage. In it, he deemed Brown, Travis Greene, Jonathan McReynolds and Brian Courtney Wilson as the future of gospel music. However this past weekend at the Stellar Awards it was Brown who emerged as reigning royalty in the genre.

“This doesn’t happen by osmosis. The Lord found me in the pasture where I was serving. God didn’t find me on the stage, He found me in the field working and serving.”
– Anthony Brown

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SOURCE: Examiner.com – Fred Willis