Prepare for a stellar night of reward and worship because the 36th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards returns to its authentic roots in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Hosted by Grammy-nominated gospel artists Jekalyn Carr and Tye Tribett, this yr’s award ceremony will merge old-fashioned and new faculty expertise spreading the phrase of God with electrifying performances and celebrating Black excellence multi function night time. 

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Jonathan McReynolds, who as soon as hosted the present, leads with eight nominations this yr together with “Male Vocalist of The 12 months,” “Modern Male of The 12 months,” and “Artist Of The 12 months.” There’s a four-way tie for the second most nominations held between Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Kierra Sheard, Maverick Metropolis Music, and Pastor Mike, Jr., together with a nod every for “Artist Of The 12 months.” 

BET correspondent and contributing author Ty Cole spoke to Tribett, Carr, Stellar Awards founder Don Jackson, and Tamela Mann who chatted about what to anticipate at this yr’s award ceremony, and the way the artists have made a concerted effort to make the connection between conventional and nontraditional Christian music. 

“I hope the viewers and the viewers obtain what we acquired that night throughout our efficiency as a result of I used to be nervous, however the Lord met us there,” stated Mann, whose husband, David Mann was a presenter throughout the present. “It was such an incredible night and the songs spoke to the guts as a result of folks need assistance these days with all that we’re going by means of. The music talks about assist, psychological well being, and we hope that folks seize these messages.”

Watch extra of their dialog and tune in to the Stellar Gospel Music Awards on Sunday, August 1st at 8pm ET/PT on BET, BET Her and BET Gospel.