Topping the list of nominees this year are Erica Campbell and Ricky Dillard earning 10 nominations each. In addition to honoring the best in gospel music, The Stellar Awards will also honor President Barack Obama with the Thomas A. Dorsey Most Notable Achievement Award, and Bishop Paul Morton with the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award.
Gospel legends Andrae Crouch and Al “The Bishop” Hobbs will also be celebrated posthumously for their contributions to gospel with the Dr. Bobby Jones Legends Award.
The show will air on 150 stations in over 125 markets around the country from April 12 through May 3, 2015 and on TV One, April 15.
Visit The Stellar Awards site here for more information, and the full list of nominees.
29th Annual Stellar Awards [PHOTOS]
1. David Mann & Tamela MannSource:Jason Davis/Getty Images 1 of 17
2. Jessica ReedySource:Royce DeGrie/Getty Images 2 of 17
3. VaShawn MitchellSource:Royce DeGrie/Getty Images 3 of 17
4. Jewel Tankard, Ben Tankard & their childrenSource:Royce DeGrie/Getty Images 4 of 17
5. Isaac Carree & Dietra CarreeSource:Royce DeGrie/Getty Images 5 of 17
6. Kierra Sheard & Karen Clark SheardSource:Royce DeGrie/Getty Images 6 of 17
7. Cheryl Fortune & James FortuneSource:Royce DeGrie/Getty Images 7 of 17
8. Latice CrawfordSource:Royce DeGrie/Getty Images 8 of 17
9. Kirk FranklinSource:Royce DeGrie/Getty Images 9 of 17
10. Erica CampbellSource:Royce DeGrie/Getty Images 10 of 17
11. LivreSource:Royce DeGrie/Getty Images 11 of 17
12. Sherri ShepherdSource:Royce DeGrie/Getty Images 12 of 17
13. Rickey SmileySource:Jason Davis/Getty Images 13 of 17
14. Tye TribbettSource:Jason Davis/Getty Images 14 of 17
15. Rickey Smiley & Sherri ShepherdSource:Jason Davis/Getty Images 15 of 17
16. Rickey SmileySource:Jason Davis/Getty Images 16 of 17
17. Shirley CaesarSource:Jason Davis/Getty Images 17 of 17
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