When it comes to talent, San Diego’s gospel music community tops the list.
On Saturday, May 17 among the who’s who in music and the arts came out full force and in style, to celebrate America’s finest city’s diversely gifted and talented gospel artist.
The prestigious red carpet event was held at Bayview Baptist Church. Among those in attendance included a long list of artists in local music direction, liturgical dance, promoters and pastors.
Established in 2012, the award show has been branded as San Diego County’s “Grammy Awards.” In its second year, the event is held in recognition for artists and, musicians representing traditional and non traditional gospel music who have maintained a level of notoriety in their community, their genre of music and their profession.
The shows founder San Diego resident Eddie Baltrip, serves as producer alongside his brother Cedric both who are singers in the mass choir, Voices of Fulfillment. The spirit filled event was created for the county of San Diego to appreciate and celebrate those who have made contributions to performing arts.
Winners of the 2014 San Diego Prestige Awards include:
Church Choir of the Year (South County) Grace Covenant
Church Choir of the Year (North County) New Vision International
Liturgical Dance Solo Act of Year, Tequilla Miller
Liturgical Dance Group of the Year, Junk Yard Dancers
Event of the Year, Blood Concert
Instrumentalist of the Year, Corey Parrish
Choir Director of the Year, Brittaney McCalester
Pastor of the Year (South County) Bishop Willie Brooks
Pastor of the Year (North County) Pastor John Wells
Best CD of the Year, Tinika Wyatt (Believe)
Most Influential Person in the Community, Pastor William Benson
Minister of Music of the Year, David Dredden
Praise and Worship Leader of the Year, Brittany Cooper
Artist of the Year, Donte McFarland
Female Vocalist of the Year, Sheila Mosley
Male Vocalist of the Year, Adisa Browning
Music Director of the Year, Chris “Blakk” Daniels
Promoter of the Year, Robert Earl Dean
Quartet of the Year, Men 4 Christ
Producer of the Year, Noah Williams
Group/Duo of the Year, Adisa & Bre Browning
Gospel Hip Hop Rap Artist of the Year, Donte McFarland
Master of Ceremony of the Year, Mother Gloria Lynch
Check out a few red carpet highlights below:
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