CeCe Winans to Receive Icon Honor at 2023 Stellar Gospel Music Awards

Gospel Artist Cece Winans attend the 2017 Super Bowl Gospel Celebration at the Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas February 3, 2017 - USA (Credit: Shutterstock)

Gospel music artist CeCe Winans will be honored at the 38th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards in July.

Winans is set to receive the Aretha Franklin Icon Award for her “exceptional talent and enduring impact,” reps for the awards announced this week.

Additionally, Rev. Dr. Milton Biggham will receive the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award; and Dr. Bobby Jones will be honored with the Most Notable Achievement Award.

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The awards pay tribute to individuals who’ve made significant contributions to the gospel music industry.

Jonathan McReynolds and Tasha Cobbs Leonard are hosting the ceremony, which will feature performances by Kierra Sheard-Kelly, Naomi Raine, Pastor Mike JR., Tim Bowman JR., and Zacardi Cortez.

HLE and Lena Byrd are set to take to the show’s emerging artists’ stage.

The awards will be taped at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on July 15, and will air on the newly launched Stellar Network on Friday, July 30 at 6pm ET. The ceremony will also return to the BET Network on Sunday, Aug. 6 at 7pm ET.

More details on the awards and the Stellar Experience can be found here.