EEW Music Editors
After a tough year, filled with harsh criticism for an out-of-wedlock pregnancy, proud new mom and recording artist Le’Andria Johnson, who welcomed a healthy baby boy, Caelington Forrest Walker, just last month, has something else to smile about. The Music World Gospel singer has received three Stellar Gospel Music Award nominations for her debut project, The Awakening of Le’Andria Johnson.
The 29 year-old has been nominated for New Artist of the Year, Albertina Walker Female Vocalist of the Year, and Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year. Le’Andria is scheduled to perform on the 28th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards on Saturday, January 19 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN.
“I am honored and blessed to receive three Stellar Award nominations for my debut project,” said Johnson in a statement. “I would like to thank Don Jackson, Erma Gray Davis, Barbara Wilson and the entire Stellar Awards team. I am so grateful to radio and all the announcers, press and retail outlets for their continuous support; as well as my record label and Team Le’Andria. And I would like to give a special shout out to my fans for their unwavering love—especially during this past year! God has been so good to me and my family.”
The twice divorced single mother has a particularly good reason to be appreciative of her ministry supporters she calls “Team Le’Andria.”
As EEW Magazine previously reported, many conservative Christian members of the greater public were critical of Johnson’s decision to continue in ministry after discovering her pregnancy resulted from a sexual relationship outside the confines of marriage.
Johnson herself admitted to being frowned upon and treated as a “leper to most” during her pregnancy ordeal, according to Precious Times Magazine.
But now, the busy mom is working to put the past criticism behind her and embrace the future with a new fervor. She is currently promoting her latest effort, Le'Andria Johnson: The Experience that was released September 18th.
For more information about the Stellar Awards, visit www.thestellarawards.com.