Track Listing Announced For 30th Anniversary Stellar Gospel Music Awards Anniversary CD

Habakkuk Music and Central City Productions announces the track listing for its forthcoming compilation album celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Stellar Gospel Music Awards. The highly anticipated collection “Stellar Awards 30th Anniversary 1985-2015” (Habakkuk Music) releases March 31, 2015.

“These are just a few of the gospel songs and artists that have not only made an impact in gospel music but within the music industry at large, ” says April Chandler, President of Habakkuk Music. “It was extremely difficult to narrow the list down but we feel this is a great introduction to the music that’s been celebrated at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards from the contemporary sounds of Kirk Franklin to the old school sound of Shirley Caesar.”

Best Artist: Kirk Frankin – Stomp
Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart: #1 (1997)

Best Choir: Hezekiah Walker & Love Fellowship – Souled Out
Billboard Hot Gospel Songs Chart: #1 (2009)

Best Contemporary Group – Mary Mary – Yesterday
Billboard Adult R&B Chart: #9 (2004)

Bets Urban Single – The Clark Sisters – You Brought The Sunshine
Billboard R&B Singles Chart: #16 (1983)

Best Contemporary Female Performance – Yolanda Adams – Open My Heart
Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart: #8 (2000)

Best Group/Duo: Fred Hammond & RFC – When The Spirit Of The Lord
Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart: #2 (1996)

Best Praise & Worship: Shekinah Glory – Praise Is What I Do
Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart: #5 (2002)

Best Contemporary Male Vocalist: Marvin Sapp – One Thing
Billboard Gospel Albums Chart: #6 (2003)

Best Contemporary Duo: Bebe & Cece Winans – Heaven
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Chart: #12 (1988)

Best Traditional Female Vocalist: Shirley Caesar -You’re Next In Line For A Miracle
Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart: #5 (1997)

Best Traditional Choir: Ricky Dillard & New G – God Is Great
Billboard Hot Gospel Songs Chart: #10 (2011)

Best Female Vocalist: Tramaine Hawkins – Changed
Billboard Spiritual Albums Chart: #1 (1975)

Rev. James Cleveland Tribute: Walter Hawkins – What Is This?
Billboard Spiritual Albums Chart: N/A 1980

Thomas Dorsey Tribute: Andrae’ Crouch – We Are Not Ashamed
Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart: N/A (1982)

Best Traditional Male Vocalist – Rance Allen  – You That I Trust
Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart: #17 (2011)

The Stellar Gospel Music Awards show is Executive Produced by Don Jackson and Produced by Barbara Wilson for Central City Productions (CCP). Founded in 1970 by Don Jackson, the Chicago-based Central City Productions is a distributor of original targeted programming to television and cable networks. CCP’s award-winning television programs include The Stellar Gospel Music Awards, The Trumpet Awards, The Black College Quiz Show Series, Hispanic College Quiz, Our World with Black Enterprise and Women of Power, among others. For more information, please visit

Founded in 2007, Habakkuk Music is distributed by UMG and IN grooves (a division of Isolation Network, Inc.) and has released gospel music by brilliant artists such as Lisa Page Brooks, Earl Bynum & The Mount Unity Choir, Kevin Levar, Cheneta Jones, Papa San, The Temple of Deliverance Women’s Choir and others. Habakkuk Music, Inc. (d/b/a HBK Media) has successfully formed marketing relationships with organizations such as the American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores and Rejoice Radio Network, among others.