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2014 New Artist Search Top Ten Finalists Announced

Congratulations to the Top 10 Finalists in our Singing News/Solid Gospel 2014 New Artist Search contest! In alphabetical order, the following ten artists/groups will perform and compete on Saturday, June 14 at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN in our first ever New Artist Search Finals Show (CLICK HERE for tickets). The night before, in a special Friday night show, we will feature great Southern Gospel artists such as Kyla Rowland and Deliverance, Master's Voice, The Wisecarvers and The Joyaires.

Click the "LISTEN" links to hear their winning entries:

Changed | Lebanon, MO - LISTEN, "You Know Me"
Chapman Brothers Quartet | LaVergne, TN - LISTEN, "No Better Place On Earth"
Jake Cowley | Benton, LA - LISTEN, "I'll Tell It Wherever I Go"
Shannon Crocker | Lula, GA - LISTEN, "He's Alive"
Ally Fuller | Nacogdoches, TX - LISTEN, "He's Alive"
Gospel Messengers | Mt. Vernon, IL - LISTEN, "The Bible Says I Can"
Amos & Margaret Raber | Wakarusa, IN - LISTEN, "The Son's Cry"
Charles Scarlette | Summerfield, NC - LISTEN, "On Your Knees"
Elizabeth Stamper | Olive Hill, KY - LISTEN, "He Will Remember Me"
Thomas Family | Hilliard, FL - LISTEN, "That's What His Love Can Do"

NOTE: You may also listen to many of this year's entries in their entirety by CLICKING HERE.

Out of a possible high score of 25, all of our Top 10 Finalists scored anywhere between 21-24.5 total points. All submitted entries were judged on Pitch & Delivery, Vocal Quality, Mechanics, Emotional Connection, and "IT" Factor. Honorable mention goes to our Runners-up, who each scored between 18-19.5 total points, in alphabetical order they are: Jim Ashbrook (Somerset, KY), Chelbie Birdwell (Cumby, TX), Debbie Cochran (Batesville, AR), Muzeel Fairley (Roswell, GA), Kevin Kappler, (Farmington, MO), The McNeill's (Bonham, TX), Katie Modesitt (Estill Springs, TN), Derrick Noe (London, KY), Scott Pennell (Madison, TN), Ben Waites & Gospel Tones (Ball, LA).

Please stay tuned to this site as we will soon be uploading audio of our entries that requested a posting on SingingNews.com.

We hope that you will plan on attending the New Artist Search Finals Weekend in Pigeon Forge, TN June 13-14, 2014. Our Top 10 Finalists will compete on Saturday morning, June 14, for a chance to win the Grand Prize of our New Artist Search contest which includes co-headlining a live concert that evening with GOLD CITY QUARTET! The June 14th show featuring Gold City and our Grand Prize artist will also take place at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge.



Our Top 10 Finalists need your support in Pigeon Forge on Saturday, June 14, as 50% of the Grand Prize judging is based on AUDIENCE VOTES! In addition, the night before, Friday June 13 will feature a jam-packed evening with Kyla Rowland and Deliverance, Master's Voice, The Wisecarvers and The Joyaires - you don't want to miss it! Weekend packages are available, CLICK HERE for more details.

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