2018 Stellar Awards


The 12th Annual McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour (ICGT) kicked off on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the 33rd Annual Stellar Awards held in Las Vegas, NV.

McDonald’s ICGT was the title sponsor for the Icon Award to Edwin Hawkins (recently deceased founder of modern gospel music). Alongside gospel music icon Marvin Sapp, McDonald’s Representatives presented the award to Lynette Hawkins, sister of Edwin Hawkins. To end the show, all seven of the 2018 ICGT gospel artists gave an energetic, collaborative preview of what’s to come with this year’s Tour.

ICGT was the exclusive sponsor of the VIP post-reception, which many of the industry’s top gospel artists attended to commemorate the legacy of Edwin Hawkins as well as celebrate the launch of the 2018 Tour. All attendees were welcome to enjoy food, beverages and laughs from comedian Ms. Shirleen, who brought the laughs with her stand-up comedy and a gospel tune.