gmc Signs Deal to Remain Exclusive Cable Home of the Stellar Awards for 2011
Deal Also Includes Exclusive Airing of Live, Prime Time Special Featuring Nominee Announcements and Performances, and ‘The Stellars Tribute to the Holidays’
ATLANTA, Oct. 5, 2010 – gmc, America’s favorite channel for uplifting music and family entertainment, announced today that it has signed a renewal agreement with Central City Productions (CCP) to remain the
The Stellar Awards nominations event and concert will air exclusively on gmc as a live prime-time special from Nashville on Sat., Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. ET. “The Stellars Tribute to the Holidays” will premiere on gmc in late November, and the 2011 Stellar Awards – the 26th annual – will air on gmc on Sunday, March 6 at 8 p.m. ET.
“As America’s leading destination for gospel music fans, gmc is proud to remain the exclusive cable home for gospel’s biggest night,” said Leslie Chesloff, gmc’s executive vice president, programming. “We
The Stellar Awards ceremony is known for featuring rousing performances and appearances by the world’s biggest gospel music stars. At last year’s event, Hezekiah Walker & Love Fellowship Choir (LFC) took home five Stellars, including Artist of the Year, Choir of the Year and Contemporary Choir of the Year. Walker & LFC's album Souled Out was recognized as the CD of the Year and Contemporary CD of the Year.
Other 2010 Stellar Award winners included Donnie McClurkin (Traditional Male of the Year), Smokie Norful (Male Vocalist of the Year and Contemporary Male of the Year), Mary Mary (Song of the Year,
About Central City Productions and The Stellar Awards
gmc can be seen in nearly 48 million homes on various cable systems around the country, on DIRECTV on channel 338 and on Verizon FiOS on channel 224.
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