Top gospel vocalist Smokie Norful received four Stellar Award nominations, it was announced today.

A multiple Stellar Award winner in the past, Smokie Norful, was recognized this year in the Artist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year categories. His popular new album, FOREVER YOURS, was also nominated for Contemporary CD of the Year.

“I’m ‘forever’ grateful to the Stellar Awards and am so proud of this album.  After the long time between albums, I wanted to put my all into this project,” said Smokie “I am humbled and thrilled that it has touched so many people and continues to be a blessing.”

Smokie is also nominated for two Grammy Awards, for Best Gospel Album  (Forever Yours) and Best Gospel Song / Performance for the chart-topping single “No Greater Love.”  FOREVER YOURS was Norful’s first release in 5 years and was worth the wait.  Returning to his core musical roots, FOREVER YOURS offers unmatched vocals and musicality.

Norful continues to tour the country, as well as appear regularly on TBN preaching and singing.  Smokie Norful is one of the genre’s most prolific song writers and vocalists.  He won a Grammy Award for his sophomore release NOTHING WITHOUT YOU in 2004 and is also a winner of multiple Stellar, Dove and Image Awards. Norful is the Sr. Pastor of Victory Cathedral Worship Center in Bolingbrook IL and continues to innovate and expand his ministry with the community.

The 30th Annual Stellar Awards will be taped March 28th in Las Vegas, NV and will be televised nationally on TV One on Easter Sunday, April 5th.