Awards ceremony for African American gospel enters 19th year with winners including Vickie Winans, Byron Cage, Kurt Carr and others

AMERICA'S leading awards for all forms of African American gospel music held its 19th Awards ceremony in Houston, Texas, in January. The Stellar Gospel Music Awards will be shown on various American TV channels. The winners were as follows:- Artist Of The Year: Vickie Winans; Song Of The Year: The Presence Of The Lord Is Here" produced by Kurt Carr, sung by Byron Cage; Male Vocalist Of The Year: Byron Cage; Female Vocalist Of The Year: Vickie Winans; Group/Duo Of The Year: Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC's; New Artist Of The Year: RiZen; CD Of The Year: 'Byron Cage', Byron Cage; Choir Of The Year: Hezekiah Walker & The Love Fellowship Choir; Producer Of The Year: Kurt Carr For 'Byron Cage'; Contemporary Group/Duo Of The Year: Mary Mary; Traditional Group/Duo Of The Year: Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC's; Contemporary Male Vocalist Of The Year: Deitrick Haddon; Traditional Male Vocalist Of The Year: Lee Williams; Contemporary Female Vocalist Of The Year: Vickie Winans; Traditional Female Vocalist Of The Year: Evelyn Turrentine-Agee; Contemporary CD Of The Year: 'Byron Cage', Byron Cage; Traditional CD Of The Year: 'Right On Time: Live In Memphis', Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC's; Urban/Inspirational CD Of The Year: lost And Found', Deitrick Haddon; Music Video Of The Year: "Shook", Vickie Winans; Traditional Choir Of The Year: John P Kee & New Life; Contemporary Choir Of The Year: Hezekiah Walker & The Love Fellowship Choir; Instrumental CD Of The Year: The Gospel According To Jazz - Chapter II', Kirk Whalum; Special Event CD Of The Year: 'Wow Gospel 2003', Various Artists; Rap/Hip Hop Gospel Performance Of The Year: 'God And I', Papa San; Children's Performance Of The Year: til iRocc Williams', Lil iRocc Williams; Quartet Of The Year: Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC's; Recorded Music Packaging Of The Year: Ameen Howrani, Denise Trotman, 'Bringing It All Together'. CR