Hosts Koryn Hawthorne, Kirk Franklin and Jonathan McReynolds aim to bring “hope and inspire people” at the 35th annual Stellar Awards, airing Sunday, August 23. (Aug. 21)
- The greatest man in gospel is-- is-- is back. Bigger, better, bolder.
KIRK FRANKLIN: Brothers and sisters.
- The 35th annual Stellar Awards hosted by the legendary Kirk Franklin and the leaders of the new school of contemporary gospel music, Jonathan McReynolds.
[MUSIC - JONATHAN MCREYNOLDS]
JONATHAN MCREYNOLDS: (SINGING) I'll be [? moving. ?]
- And Koryn Hawthorne.
[MUSIC - KORYN HAWTHORNE, "UNSTOPPABLE"]
KORYN HAWTHONRE: (SINGING) Because I'm unstoppable.
I'm really excited to be able to-- to be here and bring that hope and inspiration to people all over the world. With the issues that's going on, people need this. They need this inspiration. So I'm really, really excited to be here with-- with-- with-- with Mr. Kirk, and-- and with Jonathan. And we're going to do our best to do just that, bring hope and-- and-- and inspire people, hopefully.
JONATHAN MCREYNOLDS: Well, you're going to expect great music. You know, I'm probably biased, but I think gospel is the greatest genre ever, you know? We have some of the most incredible singers, and musicians, and songwriters ever. We've got Travis Green, Marvin Sapp, Kierra Sheard, CeCe Winans, all these incredible people that are going to be on this show.
I really can't wait for all of them to be trending on Twitter. I can't wait for people to-- to-- to see this light shine on all these incredible people that I know so well. Great hearts, great passion, great minds. I can't wait to see all of those people lifted up.
But really, what I can't wait to see is just our message and what we preach about-- this God, this hope, this faith, this love. I can't wait for that to get a special highlight August 23 on BET at 6:00 Eastern. It's going to be amazing. And hopefully, we can infuse something that is very needed into American culture.
- Premiering Sunday August 23 6 PM on BET. Grab the family. Tune into the 35th annual Stellar Award and prepare to get lifted.