tamala & david mann
*Ever wonder what happens before the taping of a 30 year anniversary of a mega gospel award show?

Well, our associate, LaCora Stephens, was in full effect at the first ever “Stellar Awards” in Las Vegas. The who’s who of gospel spoke candidly to LaCora about top awards, legacies, new music and more.

Dr. Bobby Jones mentioned, “There are no top winning awards, they’re just people being recognized. God doesn’t judge you on how good you can play or yodel. This is Christian music…I’ll put them all on the same level!” Detrick Haddon spoke on how he turned this to a family gathering, wowing his kids with places like Caesar’s Palace! New comers to the scene like Uncle Reece spoke on his formula to “turn-up” on success, while talk show host, Adrienne Bailon of “The Real” spoke on her platform to showcase “faith-based folks”

lacora & marvin sapp - stellar awards red carpet (screenshot)

One singing group even harmonized their feelings on being on the carpet, which inspired LaCora to serenade Marvin Sapp. Ricky Dillard who was nominated for ten awards looked amazing on the carpet and his spirit was infectious; he definitely had a reason to celebrate such a phenomenal year!

This is a fun video featuring old-school and new-school artists and hosts of the Stellar Awards: David and Tamela Mann hilariously dished about Tamala being blonde and holding it down. Take a look and share a smile, no, bust a gut today! 🙂

The 2015 “Stellar Awards” debuted on TV One on Sunday, April 5. You can see an encore airing on Friday: 4/10/15 @ 6:00pm (Eastern)

Also, the show can seen via syndication in local markets around the country. For specific air times/dates, go to The Stellar Awards.com.