The 2011 Southern Gospel Predictions Contest: The Results
Thank you for your patience with a second (tiebreaker) round and an additional day of waiting. Without further ado, we have our results! Here are your top 5 Southern Gospel predictions for 2011:
- TaRanda Greene will become a featured vocalist on the Gaither Homecoming tour. (Andrew S)
- The Kingdom Heirs’ new release in the spring with Jerry Martin on tenor will have at least two #1 hits on it. (J.C. Johnson)
- The Fan Awards will move back to NQC. (Garms Family)
- The Collingsworths will be featured on the cover of Singing News (Andrew S)
- Bill Gaither will retire from a full-time singing position with the GVB, continuing as emcee and “Mr. Homecoming,” but announce details of “Last World Tour.” (David Mac)
We also had five runners-up:
- The Hinsons will do a reunion tour. (Andrew S)
- Guy Penrod will release his much-anticipated follow-up solo release (and Daniel will refuse to listen to it because it’s not 100% gospel in content…at least he won’t ADMIT to listening to it) (Kyle)
- The Collingsworth family will ink a deal with Lari Goss and begin work on a brand new project (NewSoGoFan)
- Gold City will go ahead with their release of the Mike English cover of “Heaven,” only with Craig West featured, and it will be singled. (Kyle)
- Taranda Greene restarts The Greenes. (Meagan)
The CDs offered as prizes will shortly be on the way to the winners. Thank you for participating!
And now, for once, instead of agreeing or disagreeing with me, here is your chance to agree or disagree with yourselves—or, I suppose more precisely, with each other. How accurate do you think these predictions will be? And did the most likely ones (or, perhaps, the most likely ones without being obvious or virtually guaranteed to happen) indeed rise to the top?