Nashville, TN (March 20, 2019) — The first round of voting in the 2019 Singing News Fan Awards is over, and it’s time to announce the Top Ten nominees in all 19 categories!

The Singing News Fan Awards are the Southern Gospel industry’s premiere fan-voted awards, with winners decided by the readers of Singing News Magazine. After the final round of voting is complete, the awards ceremony will take place during the National Quartet Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, in September of this year.

The second round of voting will begin with the ballot in the May 2019 issue of Singing News, or subscribers may vote online.

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2019 Singing News Fan Awards Top Ten Nominations

Note: Nominations listed in alphabetical order

Favorite Artist

Booth Brothers
Collingsworth Family
Greater Vision
Joseph Habedank
Karen Peck & New River
Kingdom Heirs
Mark Trammell Qt
Tribute Qt
Triumphant Qt

Favorite Quartet

Blackwood Brothers
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Gold City
Kingdom Heirs
LeFevre Qt
Legacy Five
Mark Trammell Qt
Tribute Qt
Triumphant Qt

Favorite Mixed Group

Collingsworth Family
Karen Peck & New River
Mylon Hayes Family

Favorite Trio

11th Hour
Booth Brothers
Brian Free & Assurance
Greater Vision
Jeff & Sheri Easter
Jim Brady Trio

Favorite Soloist

Bishop, Mark
Combs, Michael
Crabb, Jason
Habedank, Joseph
Lowry, Mark
Parker, Ivan
Parsons, Squire
Penrod, Guy
Phelps, David
Wilburn, Jonathan

Favorite Young Artist

Bowling, Hope – Bowling Family
Clark, Autumn Nelon -Nelons
Conkle, Trevor – Mark Trammell Qt
Erwin, Kris – Erwins
Gooch, Kari – Karen Peck & New River
Hayes, Kennedy – Mylon Hayes Family
Hopper, Karlye – Hoppers
Smith, Logan – 11th Hour
Whisnant, Austin – Whisnants
Whisnant, Ethan – Whisnants

Favorite Tenor

Allman, Chris – Greater Vision
Booth, Michael – Booth Brothers
Buffin, Blake – Mark Trammell Qt
Clark, Riley Harrison – Tribute Qt
Free, Brian – Brian Free & Assurance
Haase, Ernie – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Jenkins, Chris – Kingsmen
Martin, Jerry – Kingdom Heirs
Peace, Jeremy – LeFevre Qt
Sutton, David – Triumphant Qt

Favorite Lead

Booth, Ronnie – Booth Brothers
Brady, Jim – Jim Brady Trio
Casto, Gary – Tribute Qt
Fowler, Scott – Legacy Five
Griffin, Rodney – Greater Vision
Hopper, Dean – Hoppers
Inman, Clayton – Triumphant Qt
Rice, Arthur – Kingdom Heirs
Shivers, Bill – Brian Free & Assurance
Trammell, Nick – Mark Trammell Qt

Favorite Baritone

Blackwood, Billy – Blackwood Brothers
Epley, Jon – Greater Vision
Harris, Loren – Kingdom Heirs
Howard, Scott – Legacy Five
Inman, Scott – Triumphant Qt
Lancaster, Paul – Booth Brothers
LeFevre, Mike – LeFevre Qt
Rogers, Mike – Brian Free & Assurance
Singletary, Josh – Tribute Qt
Trammell, Mark – Mark Trammell Qt

Favorite Bass

Barker, Pat – Guardian
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
Owens, Butch – Blackwood Brothers
Plott, Keith – LeFevre Qt
Reese, Ray Dean – Kingsmen

Favorite Soprano

Blair, Brooklyn – Collingsworth Family
Bowling, Kelly – Bowling Family
Brady, Melissa – Jim Brady Trio
Erwin, Katie – Erwins
Fortner, Connie – McKameys
Gooch, Karen Peck – Karen Peck & New River
Greene, TaRanda – Cana’s Voice
Hopper, Kim – Hoppers
Talley, Lauren – Talleys
Thompson, Amber Nelon – Nelons

Favorite Alto

Bean, Peg McKamey – McKameys
Browder, Sonya – Browders
Clark, Kelly Nelon – Nelons
Easter, Sheri – Jeff & Sheri Easter
Hopper, Connie – Hoppers
Jackson, Susan Peck – Karen Peck & New River
Metz, Courtney – Collingsworth Family
Stuffle, Libbi – Perrys
Talley, Debra – Talleys
Whisnant, Susan – Whisnants

Favorite Musician

Collingsworth, Kim – Collingsworth Family
Conkle, Trevor – Mark Trammell Qt
Dishman, Aaron – Triumphant Qt
Mote, Gordon – Soloist
Singletary, Josh – Tribute Qt
Stice, Jeff – Soloist
Stringfield, Andy – Kingdom Heirs
Townsend, Josh – Legacy Five
Williams, Kevin – Gaither Vocal Band
Wolfe, Gerald – Greater Vision

Favorite Band

Browders Band
Dixie Echoes Band
Gaither Vocal Band’s Band
High Road Band
Inspirations Band
Isaacs Band
Jason Crabb Band
Jeff & Sheri Easter Band
Kingdom Heirs Band
Primitive Qt Band

Favorite Songwriter

Brady, Jim
Crabb, Gerald
Gaither, Bill
Griffin, Rodney
Habedank, Joseph
Inman, Scott
Lowry, Mark
Rowsey, John Darin
West, Kenna Turner
Wilkinson, Dianne

Favorite Album

Ascending, LeFevre Qt
God Has Provided, Mark Trammell Qt
Hope For The Journey, Gold City
Hope Keeps Writing The Song, Jim Brady Trio
Hymns With Friends, Joseph Habedank
Life Is A Song, Greater Vision
Mercy & Love, Collingsworth Family
One Day In The Past, Down East Boys
Unexpected, Jason Crabb
Watch & See, Erwins

Favorite Song

“Beat Up Bible” – Down East Boys
“Deep In My Heart” – Legacy Five
“Even Me”- Triumphant Qt
“Faithful” – Whisnants
“Heaven Just Got Sweeter For You” – Kingdom Heirs
“I Know I’ll Be There” – Karen Peck & New River
“Jailbreak” – Joseph Habedank
“Meeting In The Middle Of The Air – Tribute Qt
“Rolled Back Stone” – Greater Vision
“Treasures In Heaven” – Mark Trammell Qt

Favorite New Artist

3 Heath Brothers
Children Of The Promise
Franks, Josh & Ashley
Jacobs, Betty
Jordan Family Band
Lore Family
Roberts, Emily Ann
Singing Contractors

Favorite Radio Station

KGHY Beaumont, TX
KWFC Springfield, MO
WBTG Sheffield, AL
WEMM Huntington, WV
WGNZ Dayton, OH
WJBZ Knoxville, TN
WMDR Augusta, ME
WPET Greensboro, NC
WXRI Joy FM Winston-Salem, NC

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