New Haven Records Garners Five Nominations For 32nd Annual Stellar Awards

Chicago Mass Choir leads label nominations with four
Joshua’s Troop receives nod for ‘It’s My Time’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 10, 2017) — New Haven Records has been
honored with five nominations for the 32nd Annual Stellar Awards.
The Chicago Mass Choir leads the label’s nominations with four nods
 in the categories of Choir of the Year, Traditional Choir of the Year
and Traditional CD of the Year for We Give You Praise. In addition,
Chicago Mass Choir’s Lemmie Battles is nominated for Traditional Female
Vocalist of the Year. Joshua’s Troop also received a nomination in the
Youth Project of the Year category for “It’s My Time.” A complete list
of this year’s Stellar Award nominees is available at

“New Haven Records is so proud to represent such talented artists, and
we are completely overjoyed by the well-deserved Stellar nominations the
Chicago Mass Choir and Joshua’s Troop have received,” says New Haven Records
president Ken Harding. “We look forward to cheering on both groups at the Stellar Awards in March.”

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
2016 and is produced by award-winning brothers Percy Gray, Jr., and Jeral Gray, Sr.

“It is such a humbling experience to be honored for our music and to be a
finalist in these categories,” shares Chicago Mass Choir president/CEO Dr.
Feranda Williamson. “We are so excited to be a part of the 2017 Stellar Awards
 with so many outstanding gospel artists. Our latest project is so special
because it celebrates Chicago Mass Choir’s 25th year of spreading the good
news of gospel music on both a national and international level.”

Under the leadership of the Gray brothers, Chicago-based gospel youth choir
Joshua’s Troop has blossomed into a global phenomenon. The group’s latest
single, “It’s My Time,” released to acclaim last spring. 

“I thank God for allowing the Chicago Mass Choir and Joshua’s Troop to be
counted as final nominees for the Stellar Awards,” says Joshua’s Troop
president Percy Gray, Jr.

Hosted by Anthony Brown and Erica Campbell, the 32nd Annual Stellar Awards
will be held March 25 in Las Vegas. More information is available at  

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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
Chicago-based gospel youth choir Joshua’s Troop blends contemporary urban R&B and
soul with traditional gospel. The choir consists of teenaged and Young adults churchgoers.
The group released its self-titled debut in 2000. In 2007, the choir came under the direction
of brothers Percy and Jeral Gray. Joshua’s Troop released its latest single, “It’s My Time,” in 2016.
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, go to

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