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2015 Singing News Fan Awards Information

The Singing News Fan Awards are the Southern Gospel industry's PREMIERE fan-voted awards, with winners decided by the readers of the Singing News Magazine. This year's show is set to be another amazing event, taking place at the National Quartet Convention in Pigeon Forge, TN later this year.

We're happy to announce that the Top Ten nominations in all categories is now available below! Subscribers to Singing News Magazine have spoken in the first of three rounds of voting, and voting for the second round will begin soon.

If you wish to vote in the second round, but don't already have a subscription to Singing News Magazine don't forget to SUBSCRIBE TODAY to be eligible to vote in the second and third rounds!

2015 Singing News Fan Awards Top Ten Nominations

Note: Nominations are listed in alphabetical order

Favorite Artist
Booth Brothers
Brian Free & Assurance
Collingsworth Family
Greater Vision
Karen Peck & New River
Kingdom Heirs
Legacy Five
Parker, Ivan
Tribute Qt
Triumphant Qt

Favorite Traditional Quartet
Brian Free & Assurance
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Gold City
Kingdom Heirs
Kingsmen
Legacy Five
Mark Trammell Qt
The Old Paths
Tribute Qt
Triumphant Qt
    
Favorite Mixed Group
Browders
Browns
Collingsworth Family
Diplomats
Hoppers        
Isaacs
McKameys    
Mylon Hayes Family
Perrys
Taylors

Favorite Trio
Booth Brothers    
Bowling Family
Greater Vision  
Hyssongs    
Jeff & Sheri Easter    
Karen Peck & New River    
Martins
Nelons    
Talleys    
Whisnants     

Favorite Soloist     
Bishop, Mark
Crabb, Jason
Greene, TaRanda
Habedank, Joseph
Ladd, Steve
Mote, Gordon
Parker, Ivan
Parsons, Squire    
Penrod, Guy
Ritchie, Charlotte

Favorite Male Singer    
Allman, Chris - Greater Vision
Bennett, Eric - Triumphant Qt
Booth, Michael - Booth Brothers
Booth, Ronnie - Booth Brothers
Brady, Jim - Jim Brady Trio      
Free, Brian - Brian Free & Assurance     
Parker, Ivan - Soloist
Rice, Arthur - Kingdom Heirs
Trammell, Mark - Mark Trammell Qt
Wolfe, Gerald - Greater Vision

Favorite Female Singer
Alvey, Lauren Talley - Talleys
Bean, Peg McKamey - McKameys
Easter, Sheri - Jeff & Sheri Easter
Gooch, Karen Peck - Karen Peck & New River
Greene, TaRanda - Soloist
Hopper, Connie - Hoppers
Hopper, Kim - Hoppers
Stuffle, Libbi - Perrys
Thompson, Amber Nelon - Nelons
Whisnant, Susan - Whisnants

Favorite Young Artist
Bowling, Hope - Bowling Family
Clark, Autumn - Nelons
Clark, Riley Harrison - Tribute Qt
Fortner, Eli - McKameys
Hopper, Karlye - Hoppers
Ivey, Trey - Legacy Five
Easter, Morgan - Jeff & Sheri Easter
Rogers, Mike - Brian Free & Assurance
Utech, Alex - Dixie Echoes
Whisnant, Austin - Whisnants
    
Favorite Tenor    
Allman, Chris - Greater Vision
Booth, Michael - Booth Brothers
Clark, Riley Harrison - Tribute Qt
Free, Brian - Brian Free & Assurance
Gaches, Gus - Legacy Five
Haase, Ernie - Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Jenkins, Chris - Kingsmen
Martin, Jerry - Kingdom Heirs
Phelps, David - Gaither Vocal Band    
Sutton, David - Triumphant Qt

Favorite Lead    
Booth, Ronnie - Booth Brothers
Brady, Jim - Jim Brady Trio
Casto, Gary - Tribute Qt
Fowler, Scott - Legacy Five
Inman, Clayton - Triumphant Qt
Rackley, Tim - The Old Paths
Rice, Arthur - Kingdom Heirs
Shivers, Bill - Brian Free & Assurance
Trammell, Nick - Mark Trammell Qt
Wolfe, Gerald - Greater Vision

Favorite Baritone
Anderson, Doug - Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Griffin, Rodney - Greater Vision
Howard, Scott - Legacy Five
Inman, Scott - Triumphant Qt
LeFevre, Mike - LeFevre Qt
Riley, Daniel - Gold City
Roark, Doug - The Old Paths
Rogers, Mike - Brian Free & Assurance
Singletary, Josh - Tribute Qt
Trammell, Mark - Mark Trammell Qt

Favorite Bass
Ashmore, Daniel - The Old Paths
Bennett, Eric - Triumphant Qt
Byrd, Randy - Mark Trammell Qt
Chapman, Jeff - Kingdom Heirs
Davis, Anthony - Tribute Qt
Fouch, Matt - Legacy Five
Harkey, Paul - Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Lile, Jeremy - Brian Free & Assurance
Reese, Ray Dean - Kingsmen
Riley, Tim - Gold City

Favorite Soprano
Alvey, Lauren Talley - Talleys
Bowling, Kelly - Bowling Family
Collingsworth, Brooklyn - Collingsworth Family
Easter, Morgan - Jeff & Sheri Easter
Eppinette, Amber - 11th Hour
Fortner, Connie - McKameys
Gooch, Karen Peck - Karen Peck & New River       
Hopper, Kim - Hoppers     
Thompson, Amber - Nelons
Yeary, Sonya Isaacs - Isaacs

Favorite Alto
Bean, Peg McKamey - McKameys       
Bowling, Hope - Bowling Family
Clark, Kelly Nelon - Nelons
Collingsworth, Courtney - Collingsworth Family
Easter, Sheri - Jeff & Sheri Easter
Hopper, Connie - Hoppers
Jackson, Susan Peck - Karen Peck & New River
Stuffle, Libbi - Perrys
Talley, Debra - Talleys
Whisnant, Susan - Whisnants

Favorite Musician *
Collingsworth, Kim - Collingsworth Family
Fortner, Roger - McKameys
Hopper, Mike - Hoppers
Ivey, Trey - Legacy Five
Mote, Gordon - Soloist    
Singletary, Josh - Tribute Qt
Southard, GW - Triumphant Qt
Stice, Jeff - Soloist
Stringfield, Andy - Kingdom Heirs    
Williams, Kevin - Gaither Vocal Band
Wolfe, Gerald - Greater Vision

* Due to a tie in votes, there is a Top 11 in the Musician category.
 
Favorite Band
Bowling Family Band
Browders Band
Gaither Vocal Band Band    
Inspirations Band
Isaacs Band
Jason Crabb Band
Kingdom Heirs Band    
McKameys Band
Primitive Qt Band
Southern Raised Band

Favorite Songwriter
Allman, Chris
Bishop, Mark          
Brady, Jim  
Crabb, Gerald
Farris, Sheryl
Gooch, Karen Peck        
Griffin, Rodney          
Habedank, Joseph
Hinson, Ronny
Inman, Scott      

Favorite Album
50 - McKameys
Awesome God - Triumphant Qt
Battle Cry - Kingsmen
Great Day - Legacy Five
Journey of Hope - Tribute Qt
Sometimes It Takes A Mountain - Gaither Vocal Band
Still - Booth Brothers
Threads of Mercy - Ivan Parker
Unashamed - Brian Free & Assurance
Welcome Home - Joseph Habedank

Favorite Small Market DJ
Anderson, John - KTTK - Lebanon, MO
Brooks, Tish - WXAN - Ava, IL
Easley, Vonda - WPIL - Heflin, AL
Garner, Scott - WGMI - Bremen, GA
Hamm, Randall - WFLQ - French Lick, IN
Hutson, Jim - WYGS - Columbus, IN
Leeth, ReJeana - WZCT - Scottsboro, AL
Tittle, Phil - KPAE - Port Allen, LA  
Whisnant, John - WCIS - Morganton, NC
Wishon, John - WWWC - Wilkesboro, NC


Favorite Medium Market DJ
Chambers, Richard - WGUS - Augusta, GA
Cox, Donnie - WSNL - Flint, MI    
Dowden, Kyle - KWFC - Springfield, MO
Elrod, Don - WGTJ - Gainesville, GA
Richardson, Gary - WJCR - Upton, KY    
Roberts, Bill - WLWI - Montgomery, AL     
Rothell, Brian - WCON - Cornelia, GA            
Snavely, Jim - WBTX - Broadway, VA    
Squires, Lottie - WCKB - Dunn, NC        
Taylor, Dave - KWFC - Springfield, MO    

Favorite Large Market DJ
Britt, Daniel - WXRI - Winston Salem, NC      
Edwards, Bruce - WCGW - Versailles, KY    
Farley, Mike - WAGO - Goldsboro, NC
Ford, Carl - WRNA - Kannapolis, NC
Foster, Ron - WZZK - Birmingham, AL     
Guinn, Tim - WJBZ - Knoxville, TN        
Hall, Pam - WEMM - Huntington, WV
Hampton, Mark - WCNW - Fairfield, OH         
Hicks, Ken - WUSY - Chattanooga, TN      
Taylor, Wanda - WXRI - Winston Salem, NC 

Favorite Non-Performing Songwriter
Free, Ricky
Funderburk, Marty
Kemp, Haley
Lindsey, Joel
Lister, Mosie
Peck, Rebecca
Phillips, Dixie
Rowland, Kyla
West, Kenna Turner
Wilkinson, Dianne

Favorite New Traditional Quartet
4 One Qt
Adoration Qt
Carolina Boys
Common Bond Qt
Freedom Qt
Keepers of the Faith
Liberty Qt
Paul’s Journey
Penny Loafers
Soul Purpose

Favorite New Mixed Group
Allen Family        
Erwins
Heaven’s Mountain Band
Hoskins Family
Jay Stone Singers
Lore Family
Walking By Faith
Sneed Family
Southern Raised
Williamsons

Favorite New Trio
11th Hour
Allegiance
Barry Rowland & Deliverance
Beyond The Ashes
Exodus
Goodman Revival
Guardians
Jim Brady Trio
Littles
Master’s Voice

Favorite New Soloist
Alting, Kristen
Barker, Pat
Graham, Lindsey
Hodges, Billy
Livingston, Tim
Paskvan, Abby
Robinette, Tammy Jones
Runnels, Jason
Smith, Michael Wayne
Stamper, Elizabeth

Favorite Song *
Christ Is Still The King - Legacy Five
Everything I Need - Tribute Qt
For All He’s Done - Greater Vision
Hidden Heroes - Talleys
Never No Never - Joseph Habedank
Oh Yes I Am - Kingsmen
Say Amen - Brian Free & Assurance
The Joys of Heaven - Kingdom Heirs
There Is Jesus - McKameys
This Blood - Triumphant Qt
Your Walk Talks - Mark Trammell Qt

* Due to a tie in votes, there is a Top 11 in the Top 10 Song category.

* Top 10 Songs will be voted for on the Top 5 Ballot in July

 

 

 

 

NOTE: If you are looking for coverage of last year's Fan Awards, including a full video of the show, please click here.