Entertainment One Music Scores 11 Stellar Awards Nominations
Entertainment One Music (eOne Music), continues to inspire fans and drive the sounds of gospel among a diverse range of leading artists today, garnering 11 Stellar Awards nominations among 6 artists for the upcoming 29th Stellar Gospel Music Awards. Carrying the hit sounds of gospel worldwide, from solo artists to choirs, eOne Music's winning roster of songs from Bishop Paul S. Morton, Shirley Caesar, Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, Donald Lawrence, Dexter Walker & Zion Movement, and Hart Ramsey & The NCC Family Choir, are nominated across 10 categories, including Artist of the Year and Song of the Year. Bishop Paul S. Morton and his acclaimed album, Best Days Yet (Tehillah Music/Light Records/Entertainment One) leads the nominations with four, plus a nomination for Donald Lawrence as songwriter, followed by two nominations for Shirley Caesar and two nominations for Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, and one nomination apiece for Dexter Walker & Zion Movement and Hart Ramsey & The NCC Family Choir.
With previous wins that include Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year, Special Event CD of the Year, and more in his esteemed ministry career, Stellar Award-winner Bishop Paul S. Morton has created another hit album with his 10th solo release, Best Days Yet. Racking up 4 Stellar Awards nominations, Morton and Best Days Yet are nominated for Artist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year, and Traditional CD of the Year. Prolific Stellar Award-winner Donald Lawrence receives a nomination for Song of the Year honors, as the songwriter of the album's hit single "Your Best Days Yet."
14-time Stellar Award winner Shirley Caesar's latest hit album Good God (Light Records/Entertainment One), has continued to garner acclaim, with Caesar garnering two nominations, in the category of Albertina Walker Female Vocalist of the Year and Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year. Featuring the hit single "God Will Make A Way," "Good God" with The Thompson Community Singers, "Holy Boldness" and more, the gospel legend continues to be a pioneering force in music with her distinctive sound and acclaimed voice.
The release of the live album One Sound (Tehillah Music/Entertainment One), from Bishop Morton's Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, has also been embraced, garnering two Stellar Awards nominations. Showcasing among the best in praise and worship music, Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Ministry of Worship's invigorating live album is nominated in the categories of Choir of the Year and Traditional Choir of the Year.
eOne Music's releases from Dexter Walker & Zion Movement and Hart Ramsey & The NCC Family Choir have impacted the category of Contemporary Choir of the Year this year, with two nominations out of the four total nominees in the category. Hart Ramsey & The NCC Family Choir are nominated for their debut album Next Now! (Prayer Closet/Entertainment One), while Dexter Walker & Zion Movement are also nominated for their debut album Greater Than Before (How Sweet the Sound/eOne Music).
The upcoming 29th Stellar Gospel Music Awards will take place in Nashville on January 18, 2014 at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium, with eOne Music's Shirley Caesar, Donald Lawrence, Erica Campbell, Ricky Dillard, and Jonathan McReynolds slated to bring their dynamic performances to the stage.