Fans can cast votes now at
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 14, 2016) — The world-renowned Chicago Mass Choir
has been nominated for nine awards in the final round of voting for the 32nd Annual
Stellar Awards. Top nods include Choir of the Year, Song of the Year and Traditional
CD of the Year. A full list of nominations are below. Fan voting is now underway at Public voting ends Dec. 16 with final nominees to be
announced in each category January 2017.
“We are truly honored to be nominated in multiple categories for the 2017 Stellar Awards,” says Chicago Mass Choir president Dr. Feranda Williamson.
“Chicago Mass Choir has been blessed to minister our music both nationally and internationally for over 25 years. It is such a humbling experience
to be recognized for our music ministry by the Stellar Awards.”
“On behalf of New Haven, I’m thrilled to congratulate the Chicago Mass Choir on their astounding nine nominations in the final round of voting for the Stellar Awards.
I applaud them for all their hard work and extraordinary dedication to their craft. We are also enthusiastic about Chicago Mass Choir’s label mates Joshua Troop’s 
nomination for Youth Project of the Year for It’s My Time.”
The internationally acclaimed Chicago Mass Choir is currently celebrating its 25th year in music ministry and has released six CDs and accompanying DVDs
on the New Haven label. We Give You Praise, their 16th album, released in April and is produced by award-winning brothers Percy Gray, Jr., and Jeral Gray, Sr.
The Chicago Mass Choir is nominated in these nine categories:
• Song of the Year, “Thank You, Thank You Jesus”
• Albertina Walker Female Vocalist of the Year, Lemmie Battles (Chicago Mass Choir)
• Choir of the Year
• Producer of the Year, Percy Gray, Jr., We Give You Praise
• Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year, Lemmie Battles (Chicago Mass Choir)
• Traditional CD of the Year, We Give You Praise
• Urban/Inspirational Single/Performance of the Year, “I Give You Praise, Lord”
• Traditional Choir of the Year
• Recorded Music Packaging of the Year, We Give You Praise
The winners will be announced at the 32nd Annual Stellar Awards, which will be held
March 25 in Las Vegas. Voting is now open to the public. Fans can cast their votes
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Chicago Mass Choir was organized by the late James C. Chambers in Chicago and
is a component of the ECC Music Workshop. Internationally acclaimed for their 25
years of powerful praise and worship ministry, their 16 releases have garnered
numerous Dove, GRAMMY®, and Stellar Award nominations, as well as Chicago
Music Awards. Learn more at
New Haven Records is a Nashville-based music corporation that includes label,
publishing and film companies focusing on the uniquely American genres of Black
Gospel, Southern Gospel, and Country & Bluegrass Gospel. New Haven’s products
are serviced to Christian retail through Provident Music Distribution and to the
mainstream marketplace through SONY Distribution. For additional information,
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Keri Sawyer, New Haven Records
Phone: 615-327-3300

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