Guess the Baby Picture Contest (Part 7)

Do you know your favorite Southern Gospel singers well enough that you would recognize them anywhereโ€”even in pictures from when they were children?

Letโ€™s find out. Weโ€™ve had great fun with episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.ย Can you name these three singers?

UPDATE: We have a winner!

Singer 1 (Scott Inman)

Correctly guessed to be Scott Inman of Triumphant Quartet.

Singer 2 (Stewart Varnado)

Correctly guessed to be Stewart Varnado of the Dixie Echoes.

Singer 3 (Chris Allman)

Correctly guessed to be Chris Allman of Greater Vision.

The first person to correctly name all three in a single post will win a copy of Mark Bishop’s 2006 album Everyday.

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100 Letters to the Editor

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  1. 1. gene mcdonald
    2. stewart varnado
    3. tim duncan

    • You just might have gotten them.

    • Sorry, Frank – not all of the above are correct!

  2. gene mcdonald
    stewart varnado
    eric dove

    • Sorry, O – not all of the above are correct!

  3. 1. dustin sweatman
    2. stewart varnado
    3. tim duncan

    • Sorry, Paul, not all of the above are correct!

  4. My weekly shot in the dark:

    1. Ernie Haase
    2. Devin Mcglamery
    3. Tim Duncan

    • Sorry – no, but thanks for trying!

  5. 1. Gene McDonald
    2. Stuart Varnado
    3. Michael Booth

    • Sorry, J.C. – not all of the above are correct.

  6. 1. Gene McDonald
    2. Stuart Varnado
    3. Mike LeFevre

    • Sorry, J.C. (9:57) – not all of the above are correct.

  7. I just noticed now that the microphone stand for #1 is a bathroom plunger! ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

    • LOL! That is a pretty sweet set up! My daughter is using a sprinkler for her microphone. That way she doesn’t need a stand! LOL!

  8. 1. Dustin Sweatman
    2. Dustin Sweatman
    3. Dustin Sweatman

    • Ha! ๐Ÿ™‚ Since there are three different individuals here, at least two of the three are incorrect. ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. 1. dustin sweatman
    2. stewart varnado
    3. tim duncan

    • Sorry, not all of the above are correct. As to whether #1 is Dustin Sweatman, as far as I know, Dustin has always had straight hair.

  10. Okay, here is my shot in the dark…

    1. Josh Garner
    2. Stewart Varnado
    3. Tim Duncan

    • Sorry – not all of the above are correct!

    • I was thinking the same thing. I’m only 100% certain of #2 and it’s probably not exactly fair that I play. I will say, though, that this game has been extra entertaining!

      • Yes, you probably know too many people too well for it to be a fair playing field with you on it! ๐Ÿ™‚

        I’ve had to sit out an increasing number of contests myself!

      • Well, that and I know who’s been supplying some of the pictures!! haha!!

      • I’m sure you know a number of the individuals who have been supplying pictures! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. 1. Gene McDonald
    2. Stewart Varnado
    3. Mylon Hayes

    • Sorry, not all of the above are correct!

  12. #1 is Scott Inman for sure.

    #2 and #3 are guesses, but I’ll say #2 is Dustin Sweatman and #3 is Bryan Hutson.

    • Sorry, Brady – not all of the above are correct!

  13. So, #3 is wearing a polka dotted and flowery scarf. Are we sure he is a he or is he a she.

    • As will be revealed momentarily, #3 is indeed a he. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. It appears to be a leisure suit-type jacket with a shirt with very long wide collars, circa 1976. LOL! I do think #3 is a boy, JSR, but the pattern on that shirt does little to prove that. LOL!

    • If it is Tim Duncan, as so many of you have guessed – and I’m not telling yet – that would make it especially funny. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Well whomever #3 is, they’re going to go hunt down their mother and give her the “what were you thinking” speech, after we’ve had such folly here over that shirt! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Ha! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. 1. Mark Trammell
    2. Danny Rley
    3. Tim Duncan

    • *Riley* I mean.

    • Sorry, FTA, not all of the above are correct!

  16. 1. Scott Inman
    2. Stuart Varnado
    3. Tim Duncan

    • Sorry, JC, not all of the above are correct!

  17. 1. Scott Inman
    2. Stuart Varnado
    3. Mike LeFevre

    • Sorry – J.C., not all of the above are correct!

  18. Hidee,
    Here’s my guess!
    1. Gene MacDonald
    2. Stewart Vernado
    3. Todd Nelon

    • Great guesses, but not all of the above are correct.

  19. Hey! We’re back to commenting after a long break! How y’all doing? ๐Ÿ˜€

    And yes, we’re joining in on the contest finally. Wahoo!

    1.) Scott Inman
    2.) Stewart Varnado (for sure!)
    3.) Wes Hampton

    -TL for TGF

    • Sorry, TL4TGF, not all of the above are correct!

      But keep guessing! We’ve finally had a contest that ran long enough that it was still going when you woke up on the far yonder side of the country, some 20 time zones – or was that hours? – away from SGB headquarters! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Ha, ha, very funny. ๐Ÿ™‚

        No, we were awake for most of the others, but never got around to guessing. (And besides, most of the time we’re trying to recover from long concert weekends, so Monday is kind of our “catch some sleep” day, anyway!) But maybe you do have a point…

        What those weren’t correct?! ๐Ÿ™ We’re going through our Singing News and are convinced number 2 is Stewart Varnado, and number 3 looks strikingly similar to Wes Hampton…but of course we could be mistaken. Number 1 is rather confusing though.

        We’ll keep thinking!

        -TL4TGF (That acronym sounds like a name for a robot… ๐Ÿ™‚ )

      • Sounds like a name for a robot? Hmm… are you SURE it’s a real person typing these guesses? ๐Ÿ™‚

        Well, I can tell you this much . . . you’re mistaken on at least one of the three!

      • *Beep-bop*

        Well, how can we be sure it’s a real person responding to our comments? ๐Ÿ˜€


      • Ask several hundred readers who have met me in person. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • (One last comment before it gets off-topic.)

        Okay…we’ll take that for proof. Our only witness to our family’s true identity is Michael Booth… ๐Ÿ˜€


      • (I’ll make one last reply before returning to topic.)

        That and your videos. I’d forgotten about them. At least, I guess they prove that Sam, Jayme, and Caleb are real. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Hey! You just changed your comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

        20 time zones…sure. ๐Ÿ˜†


      • Actually, I edited it about seven minutes before you posted your reply – you must just not have hit refresh. I thought it was funnier this way. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • No, we were still typing/thinking about our comment when you must have edited it. Both made us laugh!


      • OK. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Now that we’ve reached the 50-comment milestoneโ€”the point where I’ve started giving out hints in the pastโ€”here are two hints:

    (2) is indeed Stewart Varnado

    One of the three has not even been named yet.

    • 1. Gene McDonald
      2. Stewart Vanardo
      3. Tony Greene

      • Sorry, Q-M – not all of the above are correct!

  21. 1.) Scott Inman (we’re 100% sure!)
    2.) Stewart Varnado
    3.) Derrick Selph

    -BLT for TGF

    • Sorry – as will be revealed momentarily, it wasn’t Derrick!

  22. Since #2 was already given, Stewart Varnado, I’ll just guess #s 1 and 3.

    1. Scotty Inman
    3. Glenn Dustin

    • That was going to be my guess

    • Sorry – as will be revealed momentarily, it wasn’t Glen – it was someone on the opposite end of the vocal spectrum. This is why all the bass singer guesses were tickling my funny bone! ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. 1- Tim Riley
    2- Josh Singletary
    3- Brian Free

    • Sorry, SanGram – not these three!

  24. #2 Stewart Vanardo

    #1 NOT Stewart Vanardo

    #3 NOT Stewart Vanardo

    Seriously though, #3 looks SO familiar, but I can’t place it. Duncan MIGHT be it, but I am not sure.

    Oh, wait. I might have it.

    #1 Gene McDonald
    #3 Eric Dove

    • Sorry – neither Gene nor Eric!

  25. #1 Scott Inman
    #2 Stewart Varnado
    #3 Chris Allman


      Great job, Deron! It is, indeed, Scott Inman, Stewart Varnado, and Chris Allman!

      Please submit your name and address through the contact form to receive your prize. ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. 1 is scott inman and 3 eric dove 2 is stewart varnado piano player for the dixie echoes

    • Evan – great guesses all around, but it wasn’t Eric.

  27. I say it’s 1 Scotty Inman 2 Stewart Varnado and 3 Chris Allman. Truthfully, not sure about the first two, but nearly positive the last one is Chris Allman.


    • Now that you say that, I can see Chris Allman there.

      • Yep. It’s his eyes and cheekbones – that was the giveaway for me (even though I came in already knowing).

    • Richie – it might have looked like yours was the winning guess, and I apologize for any confusion; however, Deron posted a first-time comment (which means it automatically went to moderation) also with the correct guesses, a half-hour before yours.

  28. 1. Gene McDonald
    2. Stewart Vanardo
    3. Chris Allman

    • It was indeed Chris, but not Gene.

  29. 1. Gene McDonald
    2. Stuart Varnado
    3. Eric Dove

    • oops i mean Stewart… ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Sorry, it wasn’t either Gene or Eric. (I think this combination might have been guessed earlier.)

      • It was. I was the first who mentioned Eric even though he was guessed at least twice after (not that it was right. :P)

      • Well at least you get credit for the first of those wrong answers. ๐Ÿ˜›

        The minute I saw #2 I thought it was either a Trammell or Scott Howard. But the time period seemed off for Mark, and probably even Scott. And I haven’t seen that many pictures of Nick.

      • That’s funny because #2 was pretty easy for me.

      • Yeah, it seemed very easy for everyone else! That’s why I don’t waste my time guessing these … I have a hard enough time recognizing my acquaintances’ faces (or my dad’s baby pictures), let alone baby pictures of people I don’t even know!

      • Well, most of these aren’t easy for me. I know a lot of the artists, but not as kids I guess. ๐Ÿ˜€

  30. Scotty Inman, Stewart Varnado, Jeff Hawes

    • Something tells me you might have had an unfair advantage on #2! ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyhow, #1 and #2 were right, but #3 was Chris Allman.

  31. I enjoy all of the comments but please do not hunt me down for what Chris was wearing in the 70’s, it was the popular type of clothing. Have a blessed day,
    Chris’s mom.

    • I promise, I will not! ๐Ÿ™‚

      I highly doubt that the individual who posted that comment had the slightest suspicion that you might stop by!

    • Janice, Brady said that whoever it was would hunt down their mom, so watch out for Chris. Something tells met that he wouldn’t have to be a bloodhound to find you. ๐Ÿ˜€

  32. Dustin, Chris and Kim’s eldest son told me about it and I sent the pictures, I just picked out the cutest ones. I have laughed at the comments and I am not offended at all. God bless and it is good to laugh.

    • Whew – glad it didn’t offend you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Daniel, you know I’ve known Scotty since he was just this size. As everyone can see, he was a precious little guy. No wonder my late husband and I used to beg Clayton to give him to us!! I wrote two songs with him in the last two days. Who knew what God had in mind? Only God! Scotty, your “third Grandmama” loves you, Hon! Dianne.

    • Yes, and I was completely sure you’d know #1 immediately!

  34. Leesha said she just knew it was Chris Allman, but didn’t say so! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Oh well…

    How fun! Congrats to the winner!

    (We became convinced it was Scott Inman after finding a Singing News Family Album article featuring Clayton Inman and seeing one of the pictures was in the very same room as the first baby picture!) ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Next time you just know, do say so! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Impressive detective work on Scotty’s room! That’s work worthy of Daniel’s Siblings! ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Daniel…
    I told you that mine was too easy! haha. The very first post even guessed it correctly. However, to whoever said I looked like a Trammell. Please get sight checked. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I didn’t know #1, but #3, Chris was the first that came to my mind.

    Stewart Varnado

    ps. extra credit to everyone who spelled my name right ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Yes – well, on these, you never know till you try. I’ve had some that were thought to be quite obvious that took a while – for example, another red-haired piano player, Josh Singletary. ๐Ÿ™‚