Bishop Leonard Scott Honored With Thomas Dorsey Award At The Stellars
Central City Productions announced the news that Tyscot Records co-founder Bishop Leonard Scott will receive the Thomas Dorsey Most Notable Achievement Award at this year’s Stellar Awards celebration.
Leonard Scott co-founded Tyscot Records in 1976 to help his church choir release its first LP. In the 40 + years since, Tyscot has introduced the world to artists such as John P. Kee, Deitrick Haddon, VaShawn Mitchell and Anthony Brown & group therAPy. In addition, Tyscot has produced several gospel radio favorites such as Rodnie Bryant’s “A Testimony,” Kathy Taylor’s “Oh How Precious,” Bishop Larry Trotter & Sweet Holy Spirit’s “Only A Test” and The PAW Mass Choir’s “How Majestic.” The company has had it’s share of ups and downs, and is stronger than ever with a new generation of gospel stars such as Casey J, Bri and Anthony Brown & group therAPy. In 2015, Billboard Magazine ranked Tyscot the third most successful gospel label of the year right behind the powerhouses RCA Inspiration and Motown Gospel.
The Stellar Awards will premiere on BET Networks (simulcast on BET HER) on April 5 at 8PM ET with an encore at 10PM ET, and it will air in broadcast syndication in more than 216 markets around the country from April 11 – May 17, 2020. Taking the reins for the first time as co-hosts this year are two of gospel’s breakthrough artists who have established themselves as part of the “new guard” shaping contemporary gospel music: Koryn Hawthorne and Jonathan McReynolds.