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2014 Singing News Fan Awards First Round Voting Results- Top Ten Nominees Announced!

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The first round of voting for the 2014 Singing News Fan Awards, the Southern Gospel Industry's PREMIERE fan-voted awards, is now over, and the readers of Singing News Magazine have cast their votes for who they think is the TOP TEN nominees in each available category.

Singing News Magazine subscribers will soon be able to vote for their favorites among these results when the second round of voting begins. If you would like to vote in the second round, but are not yet a subscriber to Singing News Magazineclick here to see multiple ways you can subscribe and be eligible to vote before it's too late!

Winners will be announced at the 2014 National Quartet Convention. 

2014 Singing News Top 10 Fan Award Nominations

Favorite Artist

  • Booth Brothers
  • Brian Free & Assurance
  • Collingsworth Family
  • Greater Vision
  • Kingdom Heirs
  • McKameys
  • Parker, Ivan
  • Perrys
  • Tribute Qt
  • Triumphant Qt


Traditional Quartet

  • Brian Free & Assurance
  • Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
  • Gold City
  • Inspirations
  • Kingdom Heirs
  • Legacy Five
  • Mark Trammell Qt
  • The Old Paths
  • Tribute Qt
  • Triumphant Qt


Mixed Group

  • Bowling Family
  • Browders
  • Browns
  • Collingsworth Family
  • Diplomats
  • Hoppers
  • Isaacs
  • McKameys
  • Perrys
  • Taylors


Trio

  • 11th Hour
  • Booth Brothers 
  • Greater Vision
  • Jeff & Sheri Easter 
  • Karen Peck & New River 
  • Nelons
  • Red Roots
  • Sisters
  • Talleys
  • Whisnants


Soloist

  • Bishop, Mark
  • Crabb, Jason
  • Greene, TaRanda
  • Ladd, Steve
  • Mote, Gordon
  • Parker, Ivan
  • Parsons, Squire 
  • Paschal, Janet
  • Penrod, Guy
  • Ritchie, Charlotte


Favorite Male Singer 

  • Bennett, Eric - Triumphant Qt
  • Booth, Michael - Booth Brothers
  • Booth, Ronnie - Booth Brothers
  • Crabb, Jason - Soloist
  • Free, Brian - Brian Free & Assurance
  • Parker, Ivan - Soloist
  • Phelps, David - Gaither Vocal Band
  • 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
  • Talley, Debra - Talleys
  • Whisnant, Susan - Whisnants


Young Artist*

  • Ashmore, Daniel - The Old Paths
  • Clark, Autumn - Nelons
  • Clark, Riley Harrison - Tribute Qt
  • Easter, Morgan - Jeff & Sheri Easter
  • Fortner, Eli - McKameys
  • Ivey, Trey - Legacy Five
  • Rogers, Mike - Brian Free & Assurance
  • Stuffle, JK - Perrys
  • Thompson, Amber - Nelons
  • Whisnant, Austin - Whisnants
  • Wilburn, Jordan - Wilburn & Wilburn

* Due to a tie in votes, there is a Top 11 in the Favorite Young Artist category.

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
  • Martin, Jerry - Kingdom Heirs
  • Peace, Jeremy - The Old Paths
  • Phelps, David - Gaither Vocal Band -
  • Sutton, David - Triumphant Qt


Lead

  • Booth, Ronnie - Booth Brothers
  • Casto, Gary - Tribute Qt
  • Dibler, Matt - Inspirations
  • Fowler, Scott - Legacy Five
  • Inman, Clayton - Triumphant Qt
  • Rackley, Tim - The Old Paths
  • Ragan, David - Perrys
  • Rice, Arthur - Kingdom Heirs
  • Shivers, Bill - Brian Free & Assurance
  • Wolfe, Gerald - Greater Vision


Baritone

  • Brady, Jim - Booth Brothers
  • French, Steve - Kingdom Heirs
  • Griffin, Rodney - Greater Vision
  • Howard, Scott - Legacy Five
  • Inman, Scott - Triumphant Qt
  • Roark, Doug - The Old Paths
  • Rogers, Mike - Brian Free & Assurance
  • Singletary, Josh - Tribute Qt
  • Trammell, Mark - Mark Trammell Qt
  • Walker, Bryan - Perrys


Bass

  • Ashmore, Daniel - The Old Paths
  • Barker, Pat - Mark Trammell Qt
  • Bennett, Eric - Triumphant Qt
  • Chapman, Jeff - Kingdom Heirs
  • Davis, Anthony - Tribute Qt
  • Fouch, Matt - Legacy Five
  • Lile, Jeremy - Brian Free & Assurance
  • Reese, Ray Dean - Kingsmen
  • Riley, Tim - Gold City
  • Stuffle, Tracy - Perrys


Soprano

  • Aldridge, Angie Hoskins - Hoskins Family
  • Alvey, Lauren Talley - Talleys
  • Bowling, Kelly - Bowling Family
  • Collingsworth, Brooklyn - Collingsworth Family
  • Eppinette, Amber - 11th Hour
  • Fortner, Connie - McKameys
  • Gooch, Karen Peck - Karen Peck & New River 
  • Hopper, Kim - Hoppers
  • Thompson, Amber - Nelons
  • Yeary, Sonya Isaacs - Isaacs


Alto

  • Bean, Peg McKamey - McKameys
  • Clark, Kelly Nelon - Nelons
  • Collingsworth, Courtney - Collingsworth Family
  • Easter, Sheri - Jeff & Sheri Easter
  • Farris, Sheryl - McKameys 
  • Hopper, Connie - Hoppers
  • Jackson, Susan Peck - Karen Peck & New River
  • Stuffle, Libbi - Perrys
  • Talley, Debra - Talley Trio
  • Whisnant, Susan - Whisnants


Musician

  • Collingsworth, Kim - Collingsworth Family
  • Fortner, Roger - McKameys
  • Ivey, Trey - Legacy Five
  • Mote, Gordon - Soloist 
  • Singletary, Josh - Tribute Qt
  • Stice, Jeff - Triumphant Qt
  • Stringfield, Andy - Kingdom Heirs 
  • Vaught, Luke - Inspirations
  • Williams, Kevin - Gaither Vocal Band
  • Wolfe, Gerald - Greater Vision


Band

  • Browders Band
  • Dove Brothers Band
  • Gaither Vocal Band Band
  • Inspirations Band
  • Isaacs Band
  • Jason Crabb Band
  • Kingdom Heirs Band 
  • McKameys Band
  • Primitive Qt Band
  • Red Roots Band


Songwriter

  • Bishop, Mark 
  • Brady, Jim 
  • Crabb, Gerald 
  • Cross, Phil
  • Farris, Sheryl
  • Griffin, Rodney 
  • Habedank, Joseph
  • Haun, Wayne
  • Inman, Scott
  • Parsons, Squire 


Album

  • A Song Every Day - McKameys
  • For All He's Done - Greater Vision
  • No Two Ways About It - Inspirations
  • Redeeming The Time - Kingdom Heirs
  • Revival - Karen Peck & New River
  • That's Why We're Here - Whisnants
  • The Greatest Story - Triumphant Qt
  • These Truths - The Old Paths
  • Time Machine - Browders
  • Your Walk Talks - Mark Trammell Qt


Small Market DJ

  • Beck, Elaine - WZCT - Scottsboro, AL
  • Brown, Ron - WGTH - Richlands, VA
  • Garner, Scott - WGMI - Bremen, GA
  • Hamm, Randall - WFLQ - French Lick, IN
  • Hutson, Jim - WYGS - Columbus, IN
  • Hutton, Dave - KTTK - Lebanon, MO
  • Lamb, Alan - WSDC - Sneedville, TN
  • Langstaff, Bob - WAMV - Amherst, VA
  • Tittle, Phil - KPAE - Port Allen, LA
  • Whisnant, John - WCIS - Morganton, NC


Medium Market DJ *

  • Chambers, Richard - WGUS - Augusta, GA
  • Cox, Donnie - WSNL - Flint, MI
  • Elrod, Don - WGTJ - Gainesville, GA
  • Harlow, Glen - WZAP - Bristol, VA
  • Richardson, Gary - WJCR - Upton, KY
  • Roberts, Bill - WLWI - Montgomery, AL
  • Rothell, Brian - WCON - Cornelia, GA
  • Rusk, Tom - WGOG - Walhalla, SC
  • Snavely, Jim - WBTX - Broadway, VA
  • Squires, Lottie - WCKB - Dunn, NC
  • Taylor, Dave - KWFC - Springfield, MO

* Due to a tie in votes, there is a Top 11 in the Favorite DJ Medium Market category.

Large Market DJ

  • Britt, Daniel - WXRI - Winston Salem, NC
  • Compton, Dave - WPET - Greensboro, NC
  • Edwards, Bruce - WCGW - Versailles, KY
  • Ford, Carl - WRNA - Kannapolis, NC
  • Foster, Ron - WZZK - Birmingham, AL
  • Guinn, Tim - WJBZ - Knoxville, TN
  • Hampton, Mark - WCNW - Fairfield, OH
  • Hicks, Ken - WUSY - Chattanooga, TN
  • Manley, Ellis - KJIC - Alvin, TX
  • Taylor, Wanda - WXRI - Winston Salem, NC


NonPerforming Songwriter

  • Free, Ricky
  • Funderburk, Marty
  • Lindsey, Joel
  • Lister, Mosie
  • Peck, Rebecca
  • Phillips, Dixie
  • Phillips, Sharon
  • Rowland, Kyla
  • West, Kenna Turner
  • Wilkinson, Dianne


New Traditional Quartet

  • Canton Junction
  • Carolina Boys
  • Freedom Qt
  • Keepers of the Faith
  • Liberty Qt
  • Paul's Journey
  • Penny Loafers
  • Providence Qt
  • Rebels Qt
  • Sounds of Jericho


New Mixed Group

  • Allen Family
  • Dysart Family
  • Erwins
  • Great Day
  • Harper Family
  • Hoskins Family
  • Jay Stone Singers
  • Mylon Hayes Family
  • Murray Family
  • Southern Raised


New Trio

  • Back Home
  • Barry Rowland & Deliverance
  • Declaration
  • Faithful Praise
  • Hyssongs
  • Littles
  • Mountain Faith
  • Porter Family
  • Revelation
  • Watts, Rowsey & Bean


New Soloist

  • Eleton, Channing
  • Garland, Randall
  • Habedank, Joseph
  • Hodges, Billy
  • Knight, Shannon
  • Lee, Michael
  • Paskvan, Abby
  • Primm, Angela
  • Robinette, Tammy Jones
  • Stamper, Elizabeth


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

  • A Hill Worth Dying On - McKameys
  • Because He Loved Me - Triumphant Qt
  • Calvary's Cry - Brian Free & Assurance
  • He Can Move That Stone - Whisnants
  • I See Grace - Booth Brothers
  • Just Beyond The Sunset - Kingdom Heirs
  • Living In A Palace - Legacy Five
  • Long Live the King - The Old Paths
  • Preacher Tell Me Like It Is - Greater Vision
  • Revival - Karen Peck & New River
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