8:57 pm April 20, 2011, by Melissa Ruggieri
Chris August beat a field of seven including Martin Sapp, Brandon Heath and Atlanta’s Chris Tomlin — who opened the show — for male vocalist of the year.
“I’d like to thank Will Smith for doing the ‘Fresh Prince’ because without those pickup lines, I would have never written any love songs,” August joked.
After August’s win, comedian Chonda Pierce, a South Carolina native, joined host Sherri Shepherd on stage for some hilarious banter, with tasteful jokes about Christians and Spanx. Hope the segment makes the air Sunday.
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