*Silver Springs, M D – TV One presents an inspirational night of music with the network premiere of the “30th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards“ airing back-to-back on Easter Sunday, April 5th at 6PM, 8PM and 10PM ET.
“The Stellar Awards” rounds out a weekend filled with faith-inspired programming that will launch with the TV One Original movie “To Hell and Back.” starring Ernie Hudson and Vanessa Bell Calloway premiering on Saturday, April 4th at 8PM/ET. Based on the “Book of Job, ” “To Hell and Back“ tells the story of Joe Patterson (Hudson), who despite being blessed with good fortune is tormented by Satan and made to suffer terribly, yet even in his darkest hour refuses to curse God and remains steadfast in his faith.
Other masterful performances at the Stellar Awards were delivered by Smokie Norful, Jonathan McReynolds, Erica Campbell, Pastor Beverly Crawford, Rance Allen Group, Lisa Knowles & The Brown Singers Uncle Reece, Willie Moore, Jr. Canton Jones, Deitrick Haddon, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Clareta Haddon, Kierra Sheard, J. Moss, 21:03, Shelby Five, Yolanda Adams and Israel Houghton.
The night’s top honor went to ten-time nominee Erica Campbell who took home six awards including Artist of the Year. “The Stellar Awards” also bestowed a special honor upon President Barack Obama with the Thomas A. Dorsey Most Notable Achievement Award which was accepted remotely via video message. Additional awards recipients include Ricky Dillard, New G, Deitrick Haddon, The Walls Group, Tasha Page-Lockhart.Bishop Paul Morton, Al “The Bishop” Hobbs.
Sneak Peek: 30th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards
“To Hell And Back” is produced by Eric Tomosunas of Swirl Films. Lamar Chase is producer for TV One. Executive In Charge of Production and Programming is Tia A. Smith. D’Angela Proctor serves as Executive Producer for the network.
“The 30th Annual Stellar Gospel Awards” is executive produced by Don Jackson and produced by Barbara Wilson for Central City Productions. Jennifer Jackson serves as Executive In Charge of Production. Craig Henry serves as Executive In Charge of Production for TV One. D’Angela Proctor serves as Head of Programming and Production for the network.
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