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The 38th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards is bringing soul-stirring performances to the city of Las Vegas 

2023 Stellar Honoree’s CeC Winans, Dr. Bobby Jones, Rev. Dr. Milton Biggham

2023 Stellar Honoree’s CeC Winans, Dr. Bobby Jones, Rev. Dr. Milton Biggham


Sin City is getting invaded by the greatest night in gospel music. The Stellar Awards will be taped live Saturday, July 15, 2023 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Hosted by Jonathan McReynolds and Tasha Cobbs-Leonard the night is set to present well-deserved accolades and honor gospel music legends CeCe Winans, Dr. Bobby Jones and Rev. Dr. Milton Biggham.

CeCe Winans will be honored with the esteemed Aretha Franklin Icon Award, recognizing her exceptional talent and enduring impact. Rev. Dr. Milton Biggham will receive the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring his lifetime dedication to spreading the uplifting message of Gospel music. Dr. Bobby Jones, a true legend in Gospel music, will be honored with the Thomas A. Dorsey Most Notable Achievement Award, acknowledging his outstanding contributions and influential career.

The Lineup of Stellar Award performances will feature talented artists like Kierra Sheard-Kelly, Naomi Raine, Pastor Mike, Jr., Maranda Curtis, Tim Bowman, Jr. & Faith City Music, DOE, Dorothy Norwood and Zacardi Cortez. The emerging voices stage which will provide a platform for rising stars will showcase the incredible talents of HLE and Lena Byrd Miles. Additional performers and presenters will also be announced leading up to the show.

The Stellars are now more than an award show. From Wednesday, July 12 – Friday, July 14, 2023 fans can take part in the Stellar+ Experience (Stellar+EXP). This will provide attendees with a completely personalized experience, featuring concerts, discussions, master classes, engagement opportunities with their favorite artists and immersion into the world of Gospel music.

Tickets for the Stellar pre-show and main awards ceremony are available for purchase at

The Stellar Awards Red Carpet Special pre-show will air on the newly launched Stellar TV Network on Sunday, July 30 at 5pm ET followed by The 38th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards at 6pm ET. The Stellar Network can be found on Charter Spectrum and Verizon Fios. Both shows will be available on-demand via Xumo Play at a later date. The awards ceremony will also air in national broadcast syndication from August 7 – September 10, 2023.

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