• Tiffany Rigby

The 36th annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards will broadcast on BET, August 1

The 36th annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards is making a return to television this Sunday August 1st at 8pm ET/PT and will air only on BET. The show will be hosted by Gospel legend Tye Tribbett and Gospel artist Jekalyn Carr.




The list of amazing artists to perform on the Stellar stage at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville is filled with Gospel acts like Kierra Sheard Kelly, Mali Music and Tamela Mann to name a few. The Stellar Awards, which taped live on July 10th will feature several soul-stirring segments in celebration of the genre. Yolanda Adams, Tamela Mann, and Avery Sunshine will join together to deliver a powerful tribute to Lady Tramaine Hawkins, who will be honored with the Aretha Franklin Icon Award presented by Toyota.


The Clark Sisters, who will receive the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award presented by AT&T, will also perform. The legendary group also received three nominations for this year’s Stellar Awards.AT&T is this year’s presenting sponsor. With support from additional sponsors, including State Farm (Song of the Year presenter), Toyota, P&G (Traditional Female Vocalist presenter), and McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour, the 2021 Stellar Gospel Music Awards is set to be the gospel event of 2021.


Viewers worldwide can expect to witness the performances and find out who won across all categories when the Stellar Awards airs Sunday, August 1st, on BET, BET Her, and BET Gospel at 8 p.m. ET / PT. The show will also air August 2 on BET International, and will be carried in various markets for national broadcast syndication from August 7 through September 5.

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