Honorees at the Delta Airlines-sponsored event were BMI songwriter/artist Cissy Houston and The Clark Sisters (including BMI affiliate Dorinda Clark-Cole). The gala luncheon also featured special musical performances by Virtue, Kim Burrell, Albertina Walker, Angie Stone, Yolanda Adams and Mary Mary, who took home a Stellar Award for Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year.
The 19th Annual Stellar Awards took place the next day at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Hosts for the 2004 celebration included BMI Award-winning songwriter/artists Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin and Kirk Franklin.
Kierra Sheard, Dorinda Clark Cole, BMI's Del Bryant, Cissy Houston, and BMI's Catherine Brewton
BMI's Del Bryant, Albertina Walker, BMI's Phil Graham and Catherine Brewton
Ebony Holland, Heather Trotter, Kim Burrell, BMI's Catherine Brewton, Karima Kibble, and Dion Carter
BMI's Phil Graham, Rodney Jerkins, Freddie Jerkins, and BMI's Catherine Brewton
Natalie Wilson, BMI's Wardell Malloy, Kirk Franklin, BMI's Catherine Brewton, and Marvin "Coke" Winans
Twinkie Clark, Jacky Clark Chisholm, Dorinda Clark Cole, and Karen Clark Sheard