No more Bass of the Year or Favorite Mixed Group?
That’s the story making the rounds today in Southern Gospel music. According to a post made by Rick Hendix at the SoGospelNews message board, the only Singing News Fan Awards for 2007 will be in the following categories: Group, Male Singer, Female Singer, Horizon Group, Horizon Individual, Pianist, Young Artist, Songwriter, Song, and Album.
If the report is accurate, there will be no more awards for favorite soprano, alto, tenor, lead, baritone, and bass, and no more separate awards for favorite male quartet, favorite mixed quartet, and favorite trio.
I’ve sent an email to Danny Jones at the Singing News asking him to either deny or confirm the story. I also asked if input from the fans might make any difference. I wouldn’t mind seeing a few categories go, but I would definitely miss the awards I mentioned above.