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Local youth Gospel choir Wins Stellar Award

Pure-n-Heart is a gospel choir comprised of kids and teens from various parts of the state of South Carolina, and neighboring cities. Pure in Heart, founded by Spartanburg native, Alphaeus Anderson has been in music ministry for over eight years and is now over joyed and reaping the rewards as the Pure-n-Heart Choir proudly receives their coveted Stellar Award in January 2012.

Pure-n-Heart Choir
Pure-n-Heart Choir
photos courtesy A Anderson
PNH at Stellars
photo courtesy A Anderson

In a recent interview that was conducted, here is what Mr. Anderson had to say about his recent Stellar experience:

SW: Where were the awards ceremony held and how was that experience for you? The awards show was held at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN. It was great. It was a dream. Just to be there amongst artists like Kirk Franklin and Mary Mary and to be recognized, AND to be able to represent South Carolina was really great.

SW: What category did you win? Pure-N-Heart won Children's Youth project of the year. Which is something no other artist from SC has ever done, which makes it special. Our nomination was announced by Byron Cage, and when he announced our name, we all went crazy, jumping all around, and Byron Cage remarked about us all "showing up"!

SW:Tell us about Pure-N-Heart opportunities. We are currently accepting new members to Pure-N-Heart with the next meeting to be held at the Salvation Army KROC Center in downtown Greenville. For more information visit or contact Alphaeus Anderson at:

For those that do not know, the Stellar Award is a Gospel music award, honoring those who have made an impact for their accomplishments in the world of gospel music.

The Pure-N-Heart Kids have long made their stamp here in Greenville, now they are making even bigger strides to spread their message and this award proves that hard work definately has it rewards! The Stellars began airing in February in many venues and airs nationally Saturday, February 11 at 7pm and 9pm on the Gospel Music Channel and again on February 18th at 5pm. If you miss it, be sure to check your local listings!


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