Tasha Cobbs Leonard, JJ Hairston Lead ASCAP's 2020 Stellar Awards Nominees

January 25, 2020

The nominations are in for the 35th anniversary edition of gospel's biggest night, the Stellar Gospel Music Awards! ASCAP members have been blessed with 37 individual nominations.

Contemporary gospel great Tasha Cobbs Leonard leads with eight noms; JJ Hairston is right behind her with seven. We're also thrilled to see 2020 ASCAP Experience panelists Jekalyn Carr and Anthony Brown in the running for awards. 

Congratulations to all of our talented ASCAP members nominated for Stellar Awards this year. Here's who we'll be praying for on March 27: 

 
Artist of the Year
JJ Hairston 
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
 
Song of the Year
Rodney Turner, "Big"
Marshon Lewis, Robert Woolridge, Desmond Davis, "Deliver Me (This Is My Exodus)"
Tash Cobbs Leonard & Brandon Lake, "This Is A Move (Live)"
 
Male Vocalist of the Year
JJ Hairston, Miracle Worker

Albertina Walker Female Vocalist of the Year 
Jekalyn Carr
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
 
Duo/ Chorus Group of the Year 
Fresh Start Worship, Have It All

New Artist of the Year
Fresh Start Worship, Have It All
Kim Person, The Journey

Album of the Year
JJ Hairston, Miracle Worker
Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Heart. Passion. Pursuit. (Live at Passion City Church)

Choir of the Year 
JJ Hairston, Miracle Worker

Producer of the Year
Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Settle Here
Ronald Hill, Long Live Love
 
Contemporary Duo/ Chorus Group of the Year
Fresh Start Worship, Have It All

Traditional Duo/ Chorus Group of the Year
D. Morton and Gifted, Declaration 
The True Believers, Back to The Roots

Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year 
Casey J, The Gathering 
Kim Person, The Journey 
Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Heart. Passion. Pursuit. (Live at Passion City Church)
 
Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year
Jekalyn Carr, "I See Miracles"
 
Contemporary Album of the Year
JJ Hairston, Miracle Worker
Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Heart. Passion. Pursuit. (Live at Passion City Church)

Traditional Album of the Year
The Tommies Reunion, The Tommies Reunion

Urban Inspirational Single or Performance of the Year 
Anthony Brown & group therAPy, "Blessings on Blessings"
 
Rap/Hip-Hop Gospel Album of the Year
Lawrence Hancock, Nothings Too Hard 
 
Music Video of the Year
Jekalyn Carr, "I See Miracles"
JJ Hairston, "Miracle Worker ft. Rich Tolbert Jr."

Traditional Choir of the Year
The Tommies Reunion, The Tommies Reunion 
 
Contemporary Choir of the Year
JJ Hairston, Miracle Worker
Vincent Bohanan & The Sound of Victory Fellowship Choir, Road to 5 - We Win EP

Quartet of the Year
D. Morton and Gifted, Declaration 
The William Singers, Giants

Praise and Worship Album of the Year 
JJ Hairston, Miracle Worker
Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Heart. Passion. Pursuit. (Live at Passion City Church)