Have you ever wished you had the best of gospel music from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s all on one CD? That
wish just came true.
Thanks to Habakkuk Music and Central City Productions, the Stellar Awards 30th Anniversary 1985-2015
project combines four decades of great anthems to create one stellar (no pun intended!) album.
It includes music from BeBe and CeCe Winans, Hezekiah Walker, Tramaine Hawkins, Mary Mary, Fred
Hammond and many more.
The new compilation, set for a Tuesday, March 31st release, hits stores right after the 30th Annual Stellar
ceremony in Vegas this weekend.
“These are just a few of the gospel songs and artists that have not only made an impact in gospel music but within
the music industry at large,” said April Chandler, President of Habakkuk Music said.
With so many incredible songs to choose from, she added, “It was extremely difficult to narrow the list down but
we feel this is a great introduction to the music that’s been celebrated at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards from
the contemporary sounds of Kirk Franklin to the old school sound of Shirley Caesar.”
See the full track listing below.
Best Artist: Kirk Frankin – Stomp
Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart: #1 (1997)
Best Choir: Hezekiah Walker & Love Fellowship – Souled Out
Billboard Hot Gospel Songs Chart: #1 (2009)
Best Contemporary Group – Mary Mary – Yesterday
Billboard Adult R&B Chart: #9 (2004)
Bets Urban Single – The Clark Sisters – You Brought The Sunshine
Billboard R&B Singles Chart: #16 (1983)
Best Contemporary Female Performance – Yolanda Adams - Open My Heart
Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart: #8 (2000)
Best Group/Duo: Fred Hammond & RFC – When The Spirit Of The Lord
Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart: #2 (1996)
Best Praise & Worship: Shekinah Glory – Praise Is What I Do
Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart: #5 (2002)
Best Contemporary Male Vocalist: Marvin Sapp – One Thing
Billboard Gospel Albums Chart: #6 (2003)
Best Contemporary Duo: Bebe & Cece Winans – Heaven
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Chart: #12 (1988)
Best Traditional Female Vocalist: Shirley Caesar -You’re Next In Line For A Miracle
Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart: #5 (1997)
Best Traditional Choir: Ricky Dillard & New G – God Is Great
Billboard Hot Gospel Songs Chart: #10 (2011)
Best Female Vocalist: Tramaine Hawkins – Changed
Billboard Spiritual Albums Chart: #1 (1975)
Rev. James Cleveland Tribute: Walter Hawkins – What Is This?
Billboard Spiritual Albums Chart: N/A 1980
Thomas Dorsey Tribute: Andrae’ Crouch – We Are Not Ashamed
Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart: N/A (1982)
Best Traditional Male Vocalist – Rance Allen – You That I Trust
Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart: #17 (2011)
New Compilation Album Gives Gospel Music Lovers Four Decades
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MARCH 26, 2015
Article Janice Abrams
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