33 ASCAP Gospel Greats Nominated for 2019 Stellar Awards

January 25, 2019

The nominations are in for the 34th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, and once again, the list is stacked with ASCAP talent. Jonathan McReynolds (a past panelist at the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO) leads the pack with nine nominations for his album Make Room and its lead single, “Not Lucky, I’m Loved.” Jekalyn Carr, Kelontae Gavin and Jarell Smalls earned four a piece, while Tori Kelly and Tasha Page-Lockhart each earned three.

Congratulations to all of our praiseworthy ASCAP members on their nominations - we’ll be cheering for all of you on March 29.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Jekalyn Carr
  • Jonathan McReynolds

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Cheryl Thomas Fortune
  • Jabari Johnson
  • Phil Thompson

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Brenton Brown & Tasha Cobbs Leonard, “You Know My Name (Live)”
  • Loren Hill, “Won't He Do It”
  • Jonathan McReynolds, “Not Lucky, I'm Loved”

CD OF THE YEAR

  • Jonathan McReynolds, Make Room

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  • Warryn Campbell, The Other Side
  • Charles "Ollie" Harris, Ronald Hill, Clifton Lockhart, Dontaniel Kimbrough, Tasha Page-Lockhart, Bryan Popin & Cordell Walton, The Beautiful Project
  • Darryl "Lil Man" Howell & Jonathan McReynolds, Make Room

ALBERTINA WALKER FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Jekalyn Carr, One Nation Under God
  • Tori Kelly, Hiding Place
  • Tasha Page-Lockhart, The Beautiful Project

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Jonathan McReynolds, Make Room
  • Kelontae Gavin, The Higher Experience
  • Tye Tribbett, The Bloody Win
  • Brian Courtney Wilson, A Great Work

CONTEMPORARY FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Benita Jones, The Evolution
  • Tori Kelly, Hiding Place
  • Tasha Page-Lockhart, The Beautiful Project

CONTEMPORARY MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Jonathan McReynolds, Make Room
  • Kelontae Gavin, The Higher Experience
  • Tye Tribbett, The Bloody Win

CONTEMPORARY CD OF THE YEAR

  • Jonathan McReynolds, Make Room
  • Kelontae Gavin, The Higher Experience

URBAN/INSPIRATIONAL SINGLE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

  • Tori Kelly, “Never Alone ft. Kirk Franklin”
  • Jonathan McReynolds, “Not Lucky, I'm Loved”
  • Jason Nelson, “Forever”

TRADITIONAL FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Jekalyn Carr, One Nation Under God
  • Tammi Haddon, Run to the Altar
  • Shana Wilson-Williams, Everlasting

TRADITIONAL CD OF THE YEAR

  • Jekalyn Carr, One Nation Under God
  • Jarell Smalls, A New Season

TRADITIONAL DUO/CHORUS GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • Jarell Smalls, A New Season

TRADITIONAL MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Jarell Smalls, A New Season

QUARTET OF THE YEAR

  • Jarell Smalls & Co.
  • The Wardlaw Brothers

PRAISE AND WORSHIP CD OF THE YEAR

  • Kelontae Gavin, The Higher Experience
  • Shana Wilson-Williams, Everlasting

RAP/HIP-HOP GOSPEL CD OF THE YEAR

  • Flame, God Knows

CHOIR OF THE YEAR

  • Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir (Carol Joy Cymbala, director)
  • Dexter Walker & Zion Movement

CONTEMPORARY CHOIR OF THE YEAR

  • Brent Jones & the Waco Community Choir
  • Dr. Alyn E. Waller Presents Fresh Anointing

TRADITIONAL CHOIR OF THE YEAR

  • Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir (Carol Joy Cymbala, director)
  • Dexter Walker & Zion Movement
  • Demetrius West & Jesus Promoters

 

Read the full list of nominees at the Stellar Awards site.