Updated: Jul 19, 2022
(ATLANTA, GA) July 18, 2022 — This past weekend, Dr. E. Dewey Smith won
“New Artist of the Year” at the biggest night in gospel music: The Stellar Awards!
As you will have the chance to see it at the Stellar Awards Pre-Show and show (Premieres on Sunday, August 7th at 8 PM ET/PT on BET, BET Her & BET International.) Dr.E. Dewey Smiths' presence is as humble as can be during his acceptance and the way he moved through the red carpet with his lovely wife, Andrea Fambro Smith.
Throughout the year, Smith has received worldwide acclaim for his debut album, “God Period,” and its leading single, “Your Presence is a Gift.” When the album was released in October 2021, it debuted in Billboard’s” Top Gospel Album” sales for two weeks in a row and the single Hit #1 on Billboard and MediaBase in April 2022! Although this is his first
Stellar win, many throughout the industry felt this was a highly deserved honor.
When asked about his win, Smith says, “I’m beyond amazed and excited about winning a Stellar Award. Although music was my first love, I never dreamed of winning an award.” He continues, “My late mother always wanted me to produce a solo project, so I decided to make that happen during the pandemic. I only wanted to honor my Mom and help encourage people who faced grief during the pandemic. I’m grateful for everyone who has supported me thus far and is excited about Pebble Street Records and our artists.
Our future is bright!”
Aside from winning New Artist of the Year, Smith also performed “Your Presence is a Gift” on the GetUp Mornings Show with Erica Campbell at the Stellar Awards Pre-Show and sang a moving rendition of the Black National Anthem during the Celebrity Basketball game. Everyone he encountered, from radio announcers, celebrities, and industry executives, all sang his praises, mentioning how his music has moved them and looking forward to more. E. Dewey Smith will continue to grow in gospel music and soon be one of the industry’s next trailblazers!
By: Leigh Marshall & The David Brand