Singing News Fan Awards 2024 Top 5 Announced!

The ballots have been counted and the Top 5 in the 2024 Singing News Fan Awards have been announced.
Please note that “Favorite Musician” has 10 nominations based on a printer error on the Top 10 ballot.

Favorite Artist:

Gold City

Greater Vision


Karen Peck & New River


Favorite New Artist:


Jeff Tolbert & Primitive Road

Scotty Inman



Paul Heil Award:

Bill Gaither


Rodney Baucom (Joy FM/Gospel Greats)

Singing News Radio

The Gospel Greats

Favorite Song:

Cherish That Name – Greater VIsion

Come To The Well – Inspirations

He Grew The Tree – Gaurdians

Here Comes Jesus – Jeff & Sheri Easter

The Basement – Joseph Habedank

Favoite Alto:

Connie Hopper – Hoppers

Courtney Collingsworth Metz – Collingsworth Family

Libbi Perry Stuffle – Perrys

Sheri Easter – Jeff & Sheri Easter

Susan Whisnant – Whisnants

Favorite Album:

Christmas In London – Greater Vision

Classic – Mark Trammell Quartet

Nobody Like Jesus – LeFevre Quartet

There’s A Song For That – Down East Boys

Unstoppable God – Kingsmen

Favorite Bass:

Eric Bennett – Triumphant

Jeff Chapman – Gold City

Pat Barker – Guardians

Ray Dean Reese – Kingsmen

Wyatt Austin – Inspirations

Favorite Songwriter:

John Darin Rowsey

Joseph Habedank

Rodney Griffin

Ronny Hinson

Scotty Inman

Favorite Baritone:

Clayton Inman – Triumphant

Jon Epley – Greater Vision

Josh Singletary – Tribute Quartet

Luke Vaught – Inspirations

Mark Trammell – Mark Trammell Quartet

Favorite Band:

Gaither Vocal Band


Jeff & Sheri Easter

Jeff Tolbert & Primitive Road

Kingdom Heirs

Favorite Lead:

Bill Shivers – Brian Free & Assurance

Jim Brady – Jim & Melissa Brady/Booth Brothers

Rodney Griffin – Greater Vision

Roland Kesterson – Inspirations

Sean Barber – Triumphant

Favorite Tenor:

Brian Free – Brian Free & Assurance

Chris Allman – Greater Vision

David Sutton – Triumphant

Ernie Haase – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound

Isaac Moore – Inspirations

Favorite Soprano:

Brooklyn Collingsworth Blair – Collingsworth Family

Karen Peck Gooch – Karen Peck & New River

Kim Hopper – Hoppers

Melissa Brady – Jim & Melissa Brady

Sonya Isaacs Yeary – Isaacs

Favorite Trio:

Booth Brothers

Brian Free & Assurance

Greater Vision

Jeff & Sheri Easter

The Sound

Favorite Young Artist:

Brady Jones – Kingsmen

Cayden Howell – Down East Boys

Jacob Mills – The Sound

Kennedy Hayes – Mylon Hayes Family

Trevor Conkle – Mark Trammell Quartet

Favorite Soloist:

David Phelps

Jonathan Wilburn

Joseph Habedank

Lauren Talley

Scotty Inman

Favorite Duet:

Austin & Ethan Whisnant

Jim & Melissa Brady

Josh & Ashley Franks

Reggie & Ladye Love Smith

Zane & Donna King

Favorite Mixed Group:

Chuck Wagon Gang

Collingsworth Family


Karen Peck & New River

Mylon Hayes Family

Favorite Quartet:

Gold City



Mark Trammell Qt.


Favorite Musician:

Andy Stringfield

Gerald Wolfe

Gordon Mote

Josh Singletary

Joshua Stone

Kim Collingsworth

Luke Vaught

Matthew Gooch

Richard Hyssong

Trevor Conkle