Zak Williams and 1/AKORD's Stellar Award Tribute, Lady Tramaine Hawkins elevates the atmosphere
Updated: 5 days ago
The 38th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards was filled with unforgettable moments, but the tribute to gospel legend Milton Biggham shined incredibly bright. Led by the amazing Zak Williams and his choir 1/AKORD, their performance stirred emotions and brought the crowd to their feet.
Williams, known for blending old-school respect with a modern vibe, was perfect to honor Biggham's legacy. He lit up the stage along with gospel powerhouses Dottie Peoples and Isaac Carree, who gave moving individual tributes demonstrating skill and spirit.
You could feel the excited energy in the room as Lady Tramaine Hawkins introduced the tribute, with Biggham watching on. And Zak Williams adding an unforgettable memory that will live in the hearts and minds of those privileged to be apart of the live audience with his signature sound that honors tradition while breaking new ground. He and 1/AKORD captivated the crowd from the first note.
The gospel songbird herself Peoples, who reminded everyone why she is unquestionably considered gospel royalty. She displayed her one-of-a-kind artistry with a heartfelt tribute to her peer and friend. Carree took to the stage and without question sang with incredible range and reverence.
The evening made an indelible mark on gospel history. As my podcast co-host Neal Jones discussed with Zak Williams, it embodied the heart and growth of this music genre. It re-emphasized that Williams, Peoples, and Carree without a doubt ushered this treasured legacy forward.
The Stellar Gospel Music Awards created a space to uplift and celebrate the best of gospel music by adding The Milton Biggham tribute, masterfully delivered by Zak Williams, Dottie Peoples and Isaac Carree, summed up perfectly a memory that will echo through gospel's rich heritage for years to come.
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