EarHustle411 had the very distinct pleasure of covering the Red Carpet festivities for the 30th Annual Stellar Awards which took place in the beautiful city of Las Vegas at the magnificent Orleans Arena. Our media correspondents SunShyne, Jameisha Trice & Redd represented on behalf of EarHustle411 and when we say the Red Carpet was all a buzz it would be an understatement. For those who are not familiar with the Stellar Awards let us give you a brief synopsis.
Back in 1985 the Stellar Gospel Music Awards then named the Annual Gospel Music Awards was a vision in the mind of Donald Jackson Chairman and CEO of Central City Productions. He had a vision to celebrate and honor the Gospel industry’s greatest and influential contributors to the genre. With a very successful debut at Chicago’s Arie Crown Theater hosted by Gospel great Tremaine Hawkins, the dream Don Jackson had become a reality and in the years to come would be trials and triumph but the franchise survived some 30 years later.
Over the years the Stellar Awards took place at various venues, some were considered home for a few years, however the vision remained and just as time evolves so had the Stellar Awards by the additions of non musical based recognitions, a voting system, SAGMA (Stellar Awards Gospel Music Academy) and more. For 30 years the Stellar Awards infrastructure has been stable and secure and the program is compared to other musical awards shows such as the Grammys, DOVE Awards, Billboard Music Awards. It’s safe to say the Stellar Awards arrived in a mighty big way.
EarHustle411 caught up with Don Jackson and his lovely wife Rose while on the Red Carpet:
We were so elated to have an opportunity to grace the Red Carpet at this prestigious event. EarHustle411 was given the royal media treatment and just being in the midst of the Gospel industry’s elite like Tamela Mann, Dorinda Clark Cole, Marvin Sapp, Erica Campbell (formally of Mary Mary), Geoffrey Golden (Sunday’s Best Winner 2014), Tasha Cobbs, J. Moss to name a few was a sheer pleasure. The festivities were not just opened to musical artist, a few of the television and movie celebrities came out to celebrate as well like Gary Dourdan from CSI, veteran actor Clifton Davis from Amen, David Mann and Denise Boutee of the Tyler Perry franchise.
As the awards show got underway the EarHustle411 family took a moment to bask in the glow of our newly bestowed blessing. We’d like to thank Don Jackson, the Central City Productions Team, Front Page Firm and everyone who worked so diligently to make the 30th Annual Stellar Awards a huge success. EarHustle411 and the writing staff appreciates every opportunity that was afforded us.
We wish Don Jackson, Central City Productions all the best on their continued journey, we can’t wait to see what’s to come in 2016 with Stellar TV Network!!
Source: CCP [History]