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Stellar Gospel Music Awards Nominations to Air Live on Saturday, October 23 on GMC

Donnie McClurkin to Host; Show to Feature Special Tribute to Albertina Walker and Performances by Gospel Music Stars

Contact: Mark Braff, 201-612-0707

ATLANTA, Oct. 22 /Christian Newswire/ -- Gospel music fans will have an opportunity to sit in on this year's Stellar Gospel Music Awards nomination announcements as GMC presents exclusive live coverage of the event on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. ET. The special will be hosted by Stellar, Grammy and Dove award-winner Donnie McClurkin, one of gospel music's greatest stars, and will feature a special tribute to gospel legend Albertina Walker and performances by gospel music stars. This is the first time in the Stellars' 26-year history that its nominations announcement will be televised and presented as a concert event.

WHAT: Live coverage of Stellar Gospel Music Award nominations.

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 23, 8 p.m. ET.

WHERE: Event being held in Nashville and broadcast by GMC, America's favorite channel for uplifting music and family entertainment.

WHO: Hosted by gospel star Donnie McClurkin and featuring a tribute to legend Albertina Walker with performances by Vashaun Mitchell ("Nobody Greater") and many other gospel stars.

About The Stellar Awards
Chicago-based Central City Productions, Inc. (CCP) produces the Stellar Gospel Music Awards, the premier gospel event that recognizes and honors African-American artists. This one-of-a-kind show has showcased top gospel artists as well as many television and film stars. The Stellar Gospel Music Awards show is produced by Barbara Wilson for Central City Productions. Founded in 1970 by Don Jackson, Chicago-based Central City Productions is a producer, syndicator and distributor of original programming on television and cable networks.

About GMC
www.watchGMCtv.com), the fastest-growing network in television and the number one digital network in perceived value (source: BETA Research), is America's favorite channel for uplifting music and family entertainment. Recently, The Parents Television Council™ awarded its Entertainment Seal of Approval™ to GMC for being "an authentic family-friendly cable network." GMC is the only television network to receive the highly coveted honor in 2010.

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.