Get ready to hear some of the best music in Gospel music today if you are planning to attend the Stellar Awards this weekend at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
JoyFest artists Jonathan McReynolds, Koryn Hawthorne and Erica Campbell of Mary Mary will be among the artists who are scheduled to perform at the 34th Annual Stellar Awards this weekend.
Tickets are still available for this prestigious annual awards showcase that honors some of the best names in Gospel music today. For more details go to www.thestellarawards.com The Stellar Awards will air nationwide later this spring. You can find a local date and time HERE.
About Jonathan McReynolds: McReynolds is a Dove Award-winning, Grammy and Stellar Award-nominated gospel singer-songwriter based in Chicago, IL. Jonathan has released two full length albums and one EP, holds a Masters in theology from Moody Theological Seminary and is currently an adjunct member of the Columbia College faculty on top of his work as an official contributor to Huffington Post and the founder of Elihu Nation, a nonprofit organization that promotes wisdom and recently awarded $9k in scholarships. His music has been cheered on by music icons from Stevie Wonder, Nicki Minaj, and Tori Kelly to gospel giants like CeCe Winans, Yolanda Adams, and Kirk Franklin, who dubbed McReynolds “the future of gospel music.” Read more
About Koryn Hawthorne: From singing in the church, to her rise competing on NBC’s The Voice, to having a No. 1 gospel single, Koryn Hawthorne appears unstoppable. Not surprisingly, Unstoppable is the title of her first full-length album, to be released July 13, 2018, on RCA Inspiration. Singing professionally is all the twenty-year-old has ever wanted to do. But her journey to this point didn’t happen overnight.
Like most youth, Koryn grew up singing in church. For her, that church was her family’s Lighthouse for Jesus ministry in Abbeville, Louisiana. Unlike most youth, however, her first public appearance took place on a talent showcase in Las Vegas, where she won top honors in her category. From that point on, her parents began looking for other ways to build their daughter’s music resume.
Along the way, Koryn listened and learned from the likes of Tina Turner, Etta James, Mary J. Blige, and especially Michael Jackson—“I used to watch The Jacksons: An American Dream all the time,” she says. On the gospel side, her inspirations were Fred Hammond, Mary Mary, and Kirk Franklin, among others. By age eleven, she was auditioning for top television singing competitions, such as America’s Got Talent, X Factor and, eventually, American Idol. Read more
About Erica Campbell: Erica Campbell is a 5x Grammy Award winner who has released two solo albums as well as seven albums with her sister as part of the dynamic duo “Mary Mary.” Campbell has received numerous awards and accolades. Her debut solo album “Help” (2014) topped the charts for several weeks and generated three hit songs “A Little More Jesus,” “Help,” and “I Luh God.” The top-selling album won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Gospel Album as well as earned 8 Stellar Awards.
Campbell is the host of the highly-rated nationally syndicated radio show “Get Up! Mornings with Erica Campbell” that can be heard weekdays 6am-10am EST in over 40 markets, while ministering internationally.
Campbell is married to Grammy Award-winning producer and pastor of California Worship Center, Warryn Campbell II, and they have three children — Krista, Warryn III and Zaya. Erica and Warryn have recently released the song and music video for their first duet called “All Of My Life” available for stream and download digitally. Read more