Daywind Music Group Signs TrueSong to New Day Records

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 25th, 2023) – Daywind Music Group has signed on The Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum’s very own resident Gospel group, TrueSong, to New Day Records. The group brings great Gospel music to their large daily audiences, infused with worship, southern, and country sounds. TrueSong is nominated as “Favorite New Artist” for the 2023 Singing News Fan Awards.

TrueSong’s debut radio release and streaming release is “Army of Love,” which will be available for the first time on April 28, debuting on LifeFM with the Family Friendly Morning Show with Rodney and Reagan. TrueSong will release a second song to streaming platforms entitled, “Believe for It” on May 19th, with their full-length albumTell Someone releasing on June 9.

Dusty Wells, director of Artist and Label Relations for Daywind, comments, “For those of us in the A&R part of the music business, every now and then you will hear a group and their ‘sound’ just jumps out at you in the most amazing way. I have known a few of the TrueSong members for several years. Dusty Barrett sent me a couple of demos. I listened and then listened again, and WOW … I knew I had to sign them. I love their heart, their call, their passion and I love that they want to see lives changed with the music that they are bringing to a hurting world.”

Wells added: “What an incredible opportunity for us here at Daywind Music Group to partner with TrueSong and to work with the wonderful and talented team at the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum, part of the worldwide ministry Answers in Genesis. This new project is a blend of worship, inspirational, and Southern Gospel music that will touch countless lives. I am so excited for everyone to hear the music and share in the message of TRUESONG.”

Ken Ham, CEO of Answers in Genesis, adds: “Over the years, secular and Christian media have asked me how we found such talent that exists in the Answers in Genesis ministry and our Ark Encounter and Creation Museum attractions. My answer, ‘just as God brought the animals to Noah, so he brought the people to us.’ And that’s also my answer about the stunning resident artist group for Ark Encounter and Creation Museum, TrueSong.”

Ham noted: “There is no way humanly speaking we could have put a group like this together. God miraculously brought these four unique, extremely talented guys together to form a group that I believe will be a singing sensation in the Christian world. Yes, they really are that good. And they use their talents to impact lives for the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Dusty Barrett of TrueSong comments on the upcoming project, “In 23 years of professional music ministry, this project, Tell Someone, is the best thing I’ve ever been a part of. The team surrounding TrueSong, including our team at AiG, Daywind, our producer, and all of the musicians and engineers, are elite. They made this entire process fun, and the finished project is a result of God putting everyone together at the right time. I’m excited to share this music with the world.”

Stay tuned for more new music from TrueSong and watch them live at the Ark Encounter, south of Cincinnati, in Williamstown, Ky! TrueSong is featured this summer along with more than 100 artists at the world’s biggest Christian musical festival, “40 Days and Nights of Christian Music,” at the Ark Encounter’s Answers Center, August 1-September 9.

DEAN HICKMAN INDUCTED INTO THE WEST VIRGINIA SOUTHERN GOSPEL HALL OF FAME

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 24th, 2023) – The 2nd Annual SGMA of West Virginia Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Concert took place on April 22nd, 2023, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Elkview, West Virginia. Dean Hickman, founder of The Guardians Quartet, was among the 8 inducted into the Hall of Fame at the ceremony.

With his tremendous impact and influence on the entire Southern Gospel community, Hickman is more than deserving of this honor. Dean began his career in Southern Gospel music at just 19 years old with The Golden Keys Quartet. In 1988, Hickman founded The Guardians Quartet, now one of the preeminent artists in the Southern Gospel genre with several #1 songs and accolades to their credit. Hickman also contributes greatly in industry leadership serving on the boards of the Southern Gospel Music Association and Sea Walker Media Corporation, among others. He is supporter and encourager of other Southern Gospel artists and has made an immense impact on the Gospel community.

Dean Hickman commented on his induction, “I am extremely proud of my heritage, growing up in the great state of West Virginia. I was part of a great family who loved God and were blessed beyond measure. However, little did I know the blessings that God would bestow upon me throughout my adult life. One of these blessings is when I recently learned that I was being inducted in the West Virginia Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame. This is an unbelievable honor that I cherish from the bottom of my heart. Southern Gospel music has influenced my life since I was a teenager, and I am so thankful to the West Virginia Southern Gospel Music Board for this tremendous honor.”

Dean Hickman has a long history in Southern Gospel music beginning as a 19-year- old with The Golden Keys Quartet. In 1988, he embarked on his current journey as tenor with The Guardians. Dean is a natural encourager, handles the business end of things, and, most importantly, has a genuine heart for the ministry of the Guardians. There is no bigger morale-booster to The Guardians and also to the entire community of Southern Gospel singers than Dean Hickman. He loves this genre of music, and it shows every time he walks on stage.

2ND CHANCE MINISTRIES ANNOUNCES NEW MEMBER

2nd Chance Ministries is excited to introduce their new tenor, Brian Alvey.

Alvey was born in southern Indiana into a musical family. At age three, he began playing drums with his family group and, shortly after, started singing. From a young age, his desire was to travel and sing after hearing his favorite group, Gold City. That opportunity came along in 2009 when he joined Gary Casto, Josh Singletary and Dennis Dugger as tenor for Tribute Quartet. He would later join the prestigious Kingdom Heirs at Dollywood.

Alvey has enjoyed songwriting success with top ten songs on the Singing News chart and was nominated in the top ten vocal categories in the Singing News fan awards. While with Tribute, the group was awarded the Singing News Fan Awards “Horizon Group of the Year”, and Brian had the privilege to be part of the Kingdom Heir Band that won the Singing News “Band of the Year.”

On joining 2nd Chance Ministries, Brian Alvey said, “This has been a God thing from the outset. 2nd Chance is truly a ministry in every sense of the word, and that’s what I and my family love about it. Ricky, Brandon, Wayne, Donnie, and Randy have welcomed us with open arms. We are looking forward to many years of serving with this great group of people and can’t wait to see lives changed – all to the glory of God.”

2nd Chance group owner Ricky Malloy added, “I’m excited! God had the perfect plan all along. We met with Brian several times , and he went on the road with us a couple weeks.  Brandon and I knew right from thejump that he was the exact fit for us.”

Gary Casto said, “For thirty-eight years, I’ve had the distinct privilege of working with some of Gospel Music’s finest talents. Where Tribute Quartet is concerned, Brian Alvey provided a brilliant quality of musicianship as a vocalist and instrumentalist.”

Jeffrey Chapman added, “Brian has an incredible range vocally and can sing any style. He sings with so much feeling and you can tell he’s singing from his heart and a love for God.”

Brian and his wife, Amber, live in Florence, South Carolina with their children and their puppy, Ollie.

Dr. Charles Stanley, Renowned Minister of The Gospel, Passes.

Dr. Charles Frazier Stanley, the senior pastor at First Baptist Church Atlanta and the founder of In Touch Ministries has died.

For more than five decades, the pastor, broadcaster, and author served on the staff of First Baptist Atlanta. He was named Senior Pastor in 1971, becoming the 16th pastor at the historic church that was founded in 1848. Under Stanley’s leadership, the church saw unprecedented growth.

Stanley, who was born in Dry Fork, Virginia in 1932 would become a pioneer in religious broadcasting. He founded In Touch Ministries in 1977 to in his words, “Get the truth of the Gospel to as many people as possible”. His sermons, podcasts, and devotionals have been seen or heard in more than 115 million homes per week in more than 126 countries around the world.  At the time of his death, Dr. Stanley could be heard in every nation on Earth via radio, shortwave, or television broadcasts. In the United States, the In Touch television program could be seen on 204 stations and seven satellite networks, and the In Touch radio program could be heard on 458 stations and via shortwave radio. In 1988, he was inducted into the National Religious Broadcasters Hall of Fame. As an author, he wrote more than 60 books including several New York Times bestsellers. He also served for two terms as the president of the Southern Baptist Convention in the 1980s.

Stanley is survived by two children, his daughter Becky and son Andy, who is the founder and senior pastor at Northpoint Ministries. Andy called his dad a role model for pastors.

Stanley was preceded in death by his former wife, the late Anna Stanley who passed away in 2014.

Sea Walker Media Corporation Announces New Board Of Directors

Hendersonville, TN (March 29, 2023) – Sea Walker Media Corporation, parent company of Singing News Brands, is pleased to announce the addition of Joseph and Lindsay Habedank to their Board of Directors.

Joseph and Lindsay declared “For as long as we can remember, we’ve always loved the Singing News Magazine and the Gospel Greats. To partner with two such revered entities is both humbling and exciting. Thank you to Ray Flynn and the Sea Walker Media Board of Directors for welcoming us with open arms.”

Ray Flynn, President of Sea Walker Media Corporation is excited to have both Joseph and Lindsay as Board of Directors and in roles of leadership at our company. Flynn said: “Joseph and Lindsay bring great integrity and unique concepts to our team and are visionaries for the future of our music and industry. Their diversity and willingness to reach all audiences with the gospel of Jesus Christ through music is a blessing.”

Scott Godsey, Chief Executive Officer of Sea Walker Media said “We are thrilled to have Joseph and Lindsay on our board! They are both innovative and creative and we look forward to the ideas they will bring to our company as we continue to grow and look towards the future.”

Paul Pitts has been an instrumental part of Sea Walker Media since its founding and joined the Board of Directors last year. Paul holds many positions and serves in various roles of influence throughout the Southern Gospel Music industry, but his wisdom with acquisitions and nonprofits makes him a tremendous asset to Sea Walker Media Corporation with its growth trajectory and current plans for future acquisitions.

Pastor Neal Jackson will be leaving his seat on the Sea Walker Media board that he has held for the last two years. Jackson was recently elected as the republican to the North Carolina House of Representatives 78th district. With his political responsibilities and pastoral role, Jackson will remain a part of Sea Walker Media, but not in the role of a Director on the Board.

MORE ABOUT SEA WALKER MEDIA:

SEA WALKER MEDIA CORPORATION headquarters are based in Hendersonville, TN just minutes from Nashville and is led by President, Ray Flynn, Chief Executive Officer, Scott Godsey, and Vice President, Danny Jones. SEA WALKER MEDIA encompasses, Singing News Magazine, Singing News Radio Network, Singing News Television, The Gospel Greats, TOP 20 Countdown, Front Porch Fellowship, and is home of the Singing News Fan Awards.

VETERAN BASS VOCALIST JOINS GOLD CITY

Gold City is pleased to announce that Jeff Chapman will be the quartet’s new bass vocalist. Jeff comes to the group after having served as bass for The Kingdom Heirs since 2002. He joins baritone Danny Riley, lead Bruce Taliaferro, and tenor Chris Jenkins to make up the current line-up of this award-winning quartet. With pianist Terry Wooten, sound and road manager Dillan West, and driver Russell Wise rounding out the team, this quartet’s mission to encourage the saved and reveal Jesus to the lost continues into it’s 43rd year.
Danny Riley says, “I couldn’t in my wildest dreams have imagined that we’d be welcoming Jeff to our group, but we are—and we are beyond excited! Jeff is one of the greatest bass voices of the current musical generation.
“Even more importantly, he is a man of God who has prayed over this decision for weeks. We appreciate that about him. I want you to know we are planning to have a great time on stage singing and working for the Lord with this man who can forevermore sing bass.
“I look at the men on the Gold City bus and just have to thank God for how he’s always been so faithful to this group. I’m a blessed man.”
Jeff has long been both a fan and student of Gold City’s legendary Hall of Fame bass vocalist Tim Riley. Prior to his tenure with The Kingdom Heirs at Dollywood, Jeff spent time with both The Blackwoods and The Anchormen. He is greatly respected by fans and industry peers alike, and comes to Gold City much to the delight of so many who have liked what they heard when Jeff filled in for the group on a few prior occasions.
Danny says, “The times we’ve sang with Jeff, it’s almost scary how much he sounds like my dad. It’s been just an incredible experience already and he’s just starting. We have much to thank God for and for which to be excited.”
“Shortly after I found out there was a opening with Gold City, I began praying about a bass singer for them. Then I realized that this is where God was leading me,” Jeff says. “Gold City is my all-time favorite group and Tim Riley is an earthly hero of mine. I have always wanted to sing with this group, and I’m grateful and excited about the opportunity. I know that God has worked out all of the details for me to be here at this moment in time.
“Those who have read my bio when I was with The Kingdom Heirs know that my favorite group, singer, album and song all come from Gold City. So needless to say, this is truly a great moment for me, one I don’t take lightly. I’m looking forward to getting out to all the places Gold City is loved and meeting their fans.
“As happy as I am to be coming to Gold City, I will greatly miss my Kingdom Heirs brothers. And when I say ‘brothers,’ I mean it. We’re a family there, so this has been a hard decision to make because of them. But I will always be their biggest supporter, and I hope they have many more years of making great music at Dollywood.”
Jeff’s first official concert with Gold City will be April 20, 2023.
Gold City is booked exclusively by the Dominion Agency.

Abraham Productions Announces Sponsors and a New Major Event

Wilmington, NC (March 22, 2023) – Abraham Productions, Inc. is pleased to announce the Museum of the Bible as the platinum sponsor for the World’s Largest Christian Music Festival “40 Days & 40 Nights of Christian Music” at the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum, August 1-September 9, 2023 in northern Kentucky.

As the flagship sponsor of the World’s Largest Christian Music Festival, Museum of the Bible will be represented at all stages to include the huge Answers Center and outdoor Noah’s Village at the Ark Encounter and the newly renovated Legacy Hall at the Creation Museum.

In addition to the sponsorship, Abraham Productions and Sea Walker Media are happy to announce a new multi-day Christian Music event that will come to the World Stage Theater and Gathering Room at the Museum of the Bible in early Fall of 2024. The event will feature iconic artists and national speakers presenting the gospel in the heart of Washington, D.C. Details regarding this multi-day event will be released later this year.

Templeton Tours, Inc., parent company of Singing At Sea, also joins the roster of great sponsors for the World’s Largest Christian Music Festival, along with returning sponsors Christian Healthcare Ministries and Singing News Brands.

The Ark Encounter was recently voted the #1 Best Religious Museum by USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards and the Creation Museum finished a close second. The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum are the top family-friendly destinations for people throughout the United States and many countries around the world.

Ken Ham, founder and CEO of Answers in Genesis (parent company of the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum) is excited that the 40 Days and 40 Nights Christian Music Festival will expand in 2023 with its evangelistic concerts at both the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum. Ham declares: “Each of these sponsors is a perfect fit for this incredible event and we are appreciative. Our plans are to continue to build this event and be a blessing and encouragement to attendees for many years to come.” The life-size Noah’s Ark is located south of Cincinnati.

The 40 Days & 40 Nights of Christian Music Festival continues to grow in popularity with more than 40,000 attendees in 2022. In 2023, the event expands again with additional concerts being added and a talent roster that is second to none. Concerts will be held daily at the Ark Encounter, and

Wednesday and Thursday morning concerts will be presented at Creation Museum. Performing artists include Cain, Triumphant, Selah, Inspirations, Cochren & Co, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Jason Crabb, Natalie Layne, Karen Peck & New River, Isaacs, Joseph Habedank, Booth Brothers, Jimmy Fortune, The Hoppers and more than 100 other popular artists will be performing. In addition to the incredible music, there will be inspiring messages and teaching from sought after speakers like Ken Ham, Dr. Robert Jeffress, Dr. Jeff Laborg, Pastor Javon Ruff, Comedian Dennis Swanberg, Tim Lovelace, and many others.

Ray Flynn, President & CEO of Abraham Productions, Inc. and Sea Walker Media Corporation, said: “We are extremely honored and thankful to have the opportunity to partner with the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum in presenting this mega Christian Music Festival at the top family destinations in America. We are also very thankful for our great sponsors Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC, Christian Healthcare Ministries, Templeton Tours – Singing at Sea, and Singing News Brands. We are also excited to partner with Museum of the Bible on this major new event coming to World Stage Theater on the Fall of 2024.”

MORE ABOUT MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE:

Museum of the Bible is a world-class museum located just three blocks from the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The Museum invites all people to engage with the transformative power of the most influential, debated, and best-selling book of all time – the Bible. Consistently voted a top US museum and attraction, Museum of the Bible has welcomed millions of guests in Washington and online. The museum’s impact reaches beyond its walls through online exhibits, documentaries, the Museum of the Bible podcast and magazine, virtual tours, lecture series, and more.

For more information, visit museumoftheBible.org.

2nd Chance Ministries Announces Departure of Gray Kimble

Nashville, TN (March 17, 2023) – 2nd Chance Ministries have announced the departure of tenor singer, Gray Kimble.

Gray Kimble joined the group two years ago and has been the perfect addition, both musically and personally to co-members Ricky Malloy and Brandon Gainey.

Kimble’s love for the church and music began at a young age and is still strong today. In addition to singing, Kimble plays the piano, keyboard, drums, organ, and bass. Although it is tough to step away from the group, he is sensing the Lord calling him to rest, spend more time with family, and turn his attention toward his other passions at this time.

On leaving, Gray Kimble said, “I love this ministry and this group. They are some of the best friends in the whole world and being able to minister beside them has been such an amazing journey.”

Lead singer and manager of 2nd Chance Ministries, Ricky Malloy, added, “Not everything that comes is a storm. We love and appreciate Gray and all of the sacrifices he has made, and he remains our friend beyond ministry. We were blessed to have him. I pray that when we’re close by and he’s not busy, he’ll stop by and sing one with us.”

All members have voiced their commitment to continue to pray for one another as they step into this new era.

2nd Chance Ministries is now accepting applications from qualified tenor singers interested in joining the trio. Submissions, including a resume, photo, and vocal demo, can be sent to Donald Deaver at 2ndchmin@gmail.com.

New Season Of Bill Gaither’s Homecoming Radio To Air On Singing News Radio

Joseph Reed, Program Director of Singing News Radio is pleased to announce that beginning Saturday, March 18, new episodes of Bill Gaither’s Homecoming Radio will become a regular feature on the network.

“Singing News Radio has grown rapidly in recent months,” says Reed, “and adding such a beloved program will only enhance that. The new programs of Bill Gaither’s Homecoming Radio will be under the direction of Daniel Britt and will be hosted by Kevin Williams, Tori Taft, and, of course, Bill Gaither. A long list of special guests—including Gordon Mote, Lauren Talley, Amber Nelon, Woody Wright, and many others—will be appearing during upcoming broadcasts, and, as Mr. Gaither says, ‘will bring listeners the music, smiles, hope, and encouragement fans of the show have come to expect.’ This program is a great addition to our award-winning team of on-air personalities and provides yet another way of spreading the gospel message to our listeners.”

Tune into Singing News Radio at 9AM (EST) every Saturday and Sunday for Bill Gaither’s Homecoming Radio. You can also listen to the program each weekday at 8PM (EST).

LISTEN FOR FREE AT WWW.SINGINGNEWS.COM

Top 10 Nominees Announced For The 2023 Singing News Fan Awards

Through the annual Singing News Fan Awards, established in 1970, Gospel music fans have the opportunity to vote every year for their favorite Southern Gospel artists, musicians, songwriters, songs, albums and more in 20 categories.

This year’s winners will be announced at the Singing News Fan Awards presentation, which will be held on Friday, September 29, 2023, during the 66th annual National Quartet Convention, held at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Voting in the 2023 Singing News Fan Awards is open to subscribers of Singing News Magazine and SingingNewsTV. The ballot for the Top 10 will appear in the May issue of Singing News. Online voting will begin on April 25, 2023.

The ballot for the Top 10 will appear in the May issue of Singing News.

Online voting will begin on April 25, 2023.

 

Here are the Top 10 Nominees for 2023:

 

Favorite Quartet

Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Gold City
Kingdom Heirs
Mark Trammell Qt
Guardians
Inspirations
Kingsmen
The Old Paths
Tribute Qt
Triumphant Qt

 

Favorite Duet

Blake & Jenna Bolerjack
Chronicle
Jeff & Sue Duffield
Jim & Melissa Brady
Josh & Ashley Franks
Joyaires
Reggie & Ladye Love Smith
Runnels
Zane & Donna King

(Only 9 artists are included in this category.)

 

Favorite Mixed Group

Collingsworth Family
Endless Highway
Erwins
Karen Peck & New River
Mylon Hayes Family
Hoppers
Isaacs
Nelons
Perrys
Whisnants

 

Favorite Soloist

David Phelps
Guy Penrod
Ivan Parker
Jason Crabb
Jonathan Wilburn
Joseph Habedank
Lauren Talley
Mark Bishop
Mark Lowry
Michael Combs

 

Favorite Trio

11th Hour
Booth Brothers
Brian Free & Assurance
Greater Vision
Hyssongs
Jeff & Sheri Easter
McKamey Legacy
Southbound
Martins
The Sound

 

Favorite Young Artist

Cayden Howell             Down East Boys
Drew Laney             Kingsmen
Emily Ann Roberts
Ethan Whisnant             Whisnants
Isaac Moore             Inspirations
Jacob Mills             The Sound
Katie Erwin Headrick Erwins
Kennedy Hayes             Mylon Hayes Family
Olivia Aichholz             Collingsworth Family
Trevor Conkle             Mark Trammell Qt

 

Favorite Soprano

Amber Eppinette Saunders 11th Hour
Amber Nelon Kistler Nelons
Brooklyn Blair Collingsworth Family
Karen Peck Gooch Karen Peck & New River
Katie Erwin Headrick Erwins
Kennedy Hayes Mylon Hayes Family
Kim Hopper Hoppers
Melissa Brady Jim & Melissa Brady
Melissa Kemper Chuck Wagon Gang
Sonya Isaacs Yeary Isaacs

 

Favorite Tenor

Brian Free Brian Free & Assurance
Chris Allman Greater Vision
Chris Jenkins Gold City
David Sutton Triumphant Qt
Ernie Haase Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Gus Gaches Tribute Qt
Isaac Moore Inspirations
Jacob Ellison Kingdom Heirs
Michael Booth Booth Brothers
Steve Ladd The Old Paths

 

Favorite Lead

Bill Shivers Brian Free & Assurance
Clayton Inman Triumphant Qt
Gary Casto Tribute Qt
John Darin Rowsey Guardians
Loren Harris Kingdom Heirs
Nick Trammell Mark Trammell Qt
Rodney Griffin Greater Vision
Roland Kesterson Inspirations
Scott Fowler Legacy Five
Tim Rackley The Old Paths

 

Favorite Band

Browders
Carolina The Band
Dixie Echoes
Gaither Vocal Band
High Road
Isaacs
Jeff & Sheri Easter
Kingdom Heirs
Primitive Qt
The Sound

 

Favorite Baritone

Alan Kendall Kingsmen
Andy Stringfield Kingdom Heirs
Daniel Riley Gold City
Jim Brady Booth Brothers
Jon Epley Greater Vision
Josh Singletary Tribute Qt
Luke Vaught Inspirations
Mark Trammell Mark Trammell Qt
Scott Mullins Guardians
Scotty Inman Triumphant Qt

 

Favorite Songwriter

Jim Brady
John Darin Rowsey
Joseph Habedank
Karen Peck Gooch
Kenna Turner West
Lee Black
Mark Bishop
Rodney Griffin
Scotty Inman
Wayne Haun

 

Favorite Bass

Alex Utech Down East Boys
Eric Bennett Triumphant Qt
Ian Owens Tribute Qt
Jeff Chapman Kingdom Heirs
Matt Fouch Legacy Five
Pat Barker Guardians
Paul Harkey Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Ray Dean Reese Kingsmen
Will Lane Mark Trammell Qt
Wyatt Austin Inspirations

 

Favorite Album

A Pioneer Legacy Inspirations
Always Grace             Tribute Qt
Come On In Guardians
God Is Real The Sound
Hymns & Worship Triumphant Qt
Meet Me At The Cross Brian Free & Assurance
Music To Your Ears The Old Paths
Speak Jesus Booth Brothers
Steady & Sure Mylon Hayes Family
Think About There Greater Vision

 

Favorite Alto

Becky Isaacs Bowman Isaacs
Connie Hopper Hoppers
Courtney Metz Collingsworth Family
Kari Gooch Karen Peck & New River
Kelly Nelon Clark Nelons
Libbi Perry Stuffle Perrys
Sheri Easter Jeff & Sheri Easter
Susan Peck Jackson Karen Peck & New River
Susan Whisnant Whisnants
Wendy Hayes Mylon Hayes Family

 

Favorite Song

“All The Praise” LeFevre Qt
“Glorious Appearing” Hoppers
“Goodness Of God” Triumphant Qt
“I Have God To Thank For Everything” Inspirations
“Liar Liar” Brian Free & Assurance
“Not For Long” Guardians
“Older People” Greater Vision
“Room Full Of Stories” Booth Brothers
“Scars In Heaven” Nelons
“The Keepers” Karen Peck & New River

 

Favorite Musician

Andy Stringfield Kingdom Heirs
Ben Isaacs Isaacs
Gerald Wolfe Greater Vision
Gordon Mote
Josh Singletary Tribute Qt
Kevin Williams Gaither Vocal Band
Kim Collingsworth Collingsworth Family
Luke Vaught Inspirations
Sonya Isaacs Yeary Isaacs
Trevor Conkle Mark Trammell Qt

 

The Paul Heil Award

Danny Jones
Dave Taylor
Enlighten
Joseph Reed
Joy FM (Winston-Salem, NC)
Les Butler
Rodney Baucom
Singing News Radio
Troy Peach
WJBZ (Knoxville, TN)

 

Favorite New Artist

Billy Walker
Chitans
Fields Of Grace
Jessica Ingram
Justified Qt
Kenna Turner West
Mark Dubbeld Family
Sound Street
Southbound
The Sound
TrueSong

(Due to a tie in votes, there are 11 artists in this category.)

 

Favorite Artist

Brian Free & Assurance
Collingsworth Family
Greater Vision
Guardians
Joseph Habedank
Karen Peck & New River
Kingdom Heirs
Mark Trammell Qt
Inspirations
Tribute Qt
Triumphant Qt

(Due to a tie in votes, there are 11 artists in this category.)