NQC announces NQC Music Awards
The National Quartet Convention just announced that they are creating a new awards show, the NQC Music Awards. These awards will be presented during the Friday afternoon showcases in Freedom Hall during NQC week.
The NQC Music Awards will have both a fan-based and a professional component. All fans signed up to their email list will be able to cast ballots. In addition, Industry Awarded Categories will be “determined by the music professionals that participate as exhibitors during the National Quartet Convention.” (That’s a unique solution to the challenging problem of how one defines a professional!)
These awards will be presented in conjunction with the Southern Gospel Music Guild, which will determine category criteria and screen entries for eligibility. The SGMG’s professional members will also vote on an annual award honoring a person or company which has made a significant impact in the field of Gospel Music; this award will be termed the Les Beasley Award.