|Kirk Franklin||Smokie Norful||Vanessa Bell-Armstrong|
The gala luncheon, held in conjunction with the 2005 Stellar Awards, salutes gospel music and honors outstanding gospel music recording artists, award-winning BMI writers, and gospel music industry executives. This year's honorees are contemporary gospel artists The Rance Allen Group and Pastor John P. Kee.
|Men of Standard|
The 20th Annual Stellar Awards will take place the day after BMI's Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon on January 15, 2005 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. Produced by Central City Productions, the Stellar Awards celebrate the year in gospel music. Nominations are received and voted on by the Stellar Awards Gospel Music Academy (SAGMA), made up of members who encourage and promote gospel music worldwide.