RCA INSPIRATION CELEBRATES
A POWERFUL NIGHT OF FAITH AND MUSIC
AT THE 35TH ANNUAL STELLAR AWARDS
Kirk Franklin, Kierra Sheard and Melvin Crispell III
Nashville, TN (August 24, 2020) – RCA Inspiration celebrated a powerful night of faith and music at the 35th Annual Stellar Awards, which aired on BET on August 23rd. Produced as a virtual special due to the global health pandemic and also paying tribute to first responders, the show was co-hosted by Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul/RCA), RCA Inspiration’s Koryn Hawthorne, and Jonathan McReynolds, with further airings in broadcast syndication to run nationally between August 29th – September 27th. The Stellar Awards are the biggest night in Gospel, and RCA Inspiration garnered 16 awards this year, with the Stellar Awards announcing wins for Kirk Franklin, Donald Lawrence,Le’Andria Johnson, and Kurt Carr’s releases. The night also featured performances from Hawthorne, Marvin Sapp, Travis Greene with DOE, Kierra Sheard with J.J. Hairston, Tauren Wells (Provident Label Group/RCA Inspiration), plus Melvin Crispell, III on the emerging artists stage.