Progressive Gospel Act The Walls Group Receives Seven Nominations and “Sunday Best” Winner Tasha Page-Lockhart Receives Three Nominations, While Fo Yo Soul Recordings CEO, Kirk Franklin Receives Two Nominations in The Prestigious Producer of The Year Category
Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA, a joint venture between gospel music icon Kirk Franklin and RCA Records, receives twelve Stellar Award Nominations in the label’s first year of operation, with multiple nominations for founder Kirk Franklin and the hit debuts by The Walls Group and Tasha Page-Lockhart.
“Having my artists, The Walls Group and Tasha Page-Lockhart, blessed to receive so many Stellar nominations is more exciting to me than the feeling I had at my first nomination,” exclaimed Kirk Franklin. “It’s incredible to see God being so kind to the next generation.”
The Walls Group’s debut release FAST FORWARD, cracked the Billboard charts at No. 1 with their single “Love On The Radio” peaking on the Top 10 Gospel Radio charts. The project received several nominations across major categories for the 2015 Stellar Gospel Music Awards.
The Walls Group’s nominations include:
Artist of the Year
Group/Duo of the Year
CD of the Year
Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year
Contemporary CD of the Year
Music Video of the Year (“Love On The Radio,” Mr. Boomtown, Director)
Recorded Music Packaging Of The Year (Jeff Gilligan, Designer)
Tasha Page-Lockhart’s rising star power is showcased on the “Sunday Best” winner’s debut release HERE RIGHT NOW, featuring the single “Different,” and receiving multiple major nominations. “Different” is currently number 7 on the Gospel Radio Charts and climbing.
Tasha Page-Lockhart’s nominations include:
Albertina Walker Female Vocalist of the Year
New Artist of the Year
Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year
15-time Stellar Award winner, Kirk Franklin dominates the Producer of the Year category, with two nominations. Franklin will introduce both acts during the highly anticipated “Fo Yo Soul” performance at the 30th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards ceremony on Saturday, March 28 in Las Vegas.
Kirk Franklin’s nominations include:
Producer of the Year (FAST FORWARD, The Walls Group)
Producer of the Year (HERE RIGHT NOW, Tasha Page-Lockhart)
ABOUT FO YO SOUL RECORDINGS/RCA
Fo Yo Soul Recordings is a joint venture between gospel music icon Kirk Franklin and RCA Records. The Dallas-based inspirational music label, which was established in 2013, showcases some of the genre’s most talented emerging artists and established performers.
ABOUT THE WALLS GROUP
The Houston-based vocal ensemble The Walls Group is comprised of siblings Darrel (23), Rhea (19), Paco (18) and Ahjah (17). Their close-knit harmonies and gospel influences have produced a trademark sound that is instantly recognizable. FAST FORWARD, The group’s first album on Kirk Franklin’s Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA label debuted at #1 on the Gospel Sales Chart in 2014. The Walls Group is currently nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award and several Stellar Awards.
ABOUT TASHA PAGE-LOCKHART
Multi-talented vocalist Tasha Page-Lockhart is the season-six winner of BET’s Sunday Best, the gospel singing competition executive produced by Kirk Franklin. She holds the distinction of having received the most votes of any previous winner. The Detroit-based singer/songwriter is the daughter of legendary gospel singer Lisa Page Brooks of the female group Witness and the first female act signed to Fo Yo Soul Recordings / RCA. Her debut release is currently nominated for several Stellar Awards.
Tricia N. Newell