RCA Inspiration Collects 23 Nominations for the 2017 Stellar Awards

RCA Inspiration continues to deliver top inspiring hit music over the past year that reach across genres of contemporary and traditional Gospel, hiphop, and more, collecting 23 nominations for the upcoming 32nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards.

 Unveiled today, with nominations in 14 categories that include Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, and CD of the Year, Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul Recordings/ RCA), Travis Greene, Fred Hammond, and Donnie McClurkin each garner multiple nominations, along with 1 nomination apiece for rising artist Christon Gray and the beloved WOW Gospel hits collection.  Additionally, Franklin garners 2 nominations as a songwriter and producer on Tamela Mann’s project.

Below is the full list of RCA Inspiration’s Stellar Awards nominations by artist. The 32nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards will be taped on Saturday March 25th, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV, with the weekend kicking off on Friday March 24th with the 2017 Stellar Gospel Music Awards Pre-Show.

RCA Inspiration 2017 Stellar Awards nominations:

Kirk Franklin – LOSING MY RELIGION (Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA Records)

ARTIST OF THE YEAR 

CD OF THE YEAR – Losing My Religion

CONTEMPORARY CD OF THE YEAR – Losing My Religion

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR – “Wanna Be Happy?” (Dir: Rock Jacobs)

RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING OF THE YEAR – Losing My Religion (Art Dir: Jeff Gilligan)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR – Losing My Religion (with Co-Producers Ron Hill, Monica Coates, Shaun Martin, Max Stark)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR – One Way (for Tamela Mann) (with Co-Producers Tamela Mann, David Mann, Myron Butler, Timbaland, Eric Dawkins, King Logan, Shaun Martin)

SONG OF THE YEAR – “God Provides” (for Tamela Mann)

Travis Greene – THE HILL (RCA Inspiration)

SONG OF THE YEAR – “Made a Way”

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

CD OF THE YEAR – The Hill

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR – The Hill (with Co-Producers Geo Bivins, Victor Navejar)

CONTEMPORARY MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

CONTEMPORARY CD OF THE YEAR – The Hill

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR – “Intentional” (Dir: Will Thomas of Space Cherry Films)

RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING OF THE YEAR – The Hill (Art Dir: Annie Stoll)

PRAISE AND WORSHIP CD OF THE YEAR – The Hill

Fred Hammond – WORSHIP JOURNAL LIVE (RCA Inspiration) 

TRADITIONAL MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

TRADITIONAL CD OF THE YEAR – Worship Journal Live

Donnie McClurkin – THE JOURNEY (LIVE) (RCA Inspiration)

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

TRADITIONAL MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Christon Gray – THE GLORY ALBUM (Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA Records)

RAP/ HIP HOP GOSPEL CD OF THE YEAR – The Glory Album

Various Artists – WOW GOSPEL 2016 (RCA Inspiration)

SPECIAL EVENT CD OF THE YEAR – WOW Gospel 2016

ABOUT FO YO SOUL RECORDINGS

Fo Yo Soul Recordings is a joint venture between gospel music icon Kirk Franklin and RCA Records. The Dallas-based inspirational music label, which was established in 2013, showcases some of the genre’s most talented emerging artists and established performers.

ABOUT RCA INSPIRATION

RCA Inspiration (formerly Verity Gospel Music Group), is the Gospel label operating under Provident Music Group, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. Voted Billboard’s #1 “Gospel Songs Label” for the past 16 years, RCA Inspiration is the home of mega-gospel artists Donnie McClurkin, Israel Houghton, Marvin Sapp, Le’Andria Johnson, Fred Hammond and many more.