Hezekiah Walker wins Stellar Awards as top Choir of the Year and Contemporary Choir of the Year

LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 25: Hezekiah Walker (L) on stage with Le’Andria Johnson during the 32nd annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on March 25, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images) 

Entertainment One (eOne) congratulates international award-winning icon Hezekiah Walker, who collects two wins across the choir categories at the 32nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards this year, with top Choir of the Year and Contemporary Choir of the Year honors for his chart-topping release, Azusa The Next Generation 2-Better (Azusa Inc./eOne).    

On this epic night of Gospel, the legendary Pastor Shirley Caesar, Jekalyn Carr*, J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise*, and Jonathan McReynolds also delivered glorious moments of celebration on the show, stirring the crowd with their powerhouse performances.  William McDowell and Todd Dulaney took the stage as presenters on the Stellar Awards, and Charles Butler & Trinity* and Micah Stampley* performed on the Stellar Awards Pre-Show.  Todd Dulaney also delivered the live carpet experience to viewers online, with lively commentary, laughs, and more, hosting the Stellar Awards red carpet livestream along with Tasha Page-Lockhart.     

Gina Miller (VP/General Manager of Urban Inspirational, eOne Music Nashville) says, “This is always an extraordinary moment for us. On Gospel’s biggest night, while we are proud to recognize our artists’ contributions & wins, the opportunity to celebrate all of the artists & musical styles represented in the genre is equally exciting. Our songs are all different, but our goals are the same. Depositing music into the world that lifts, inspires, encourages, and fills you with hope is special.”

 Erica Campbell and Anthony Brown hosted the 32nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards show, which will air on TV One on Sunday April 9, 2017, beginning at 6 pm EST, with encore broadcasts at 8 pm and 11 pm EST. 

(*denotes Label Services artist)