5th Annual SGM Fan Awards announced

Last week, Christian Voice Magazine presented the 5th Annual SGM Fan Awards at the SGM FanFair in Pigeon Forge, TN.

  • Favorite Male Quartet – Dove Brothers
  • Favorite Mixed Quartet – Perrys
  • Favorite Trio – Karen Peck & New River
  • Favorite Duet – Aaron & Amanda Crabb (It really should be “duo.”)
  • Favorite Soloist – Ivan Parker
  • Favorite Male Vocalist – Jason Crabb (Soloist)
  • Favorite Female Vocalist – Karen Peck Gooch (Karen Peck & New River)
  • Favorite Band – Singing Echoes
  • Favorite Musician – Jeff Stice (Triumphant Quartet)
  • Favorite Song – God Will Pass By (as recorded and performed by Greater Vision)
  • Favorite Album – My Favorite Place (Greater Vision)
  • Favorite DVD – Pensacola LIVE (Dixie Echoes)
  • Favorite Lead – Gerald Wolfe (Greater Vision)
  • Favorite Baritone – Scott Inman (Triumphant Quartet)
  • Favorite Bass – Lynn Epperson (Singing Echoes)
  • Favorite Alto – Kelly Nelon Clark (Nelons)
  • Favorite Tenor – Michael Booth (Booth Brothers)
  • Favorite Soprano – Kim Hopper (Hoppers)
  • Young Excelling Individual – Eric Dawson (Heirline)
  • New Excelling Artist – Premier Quartet
  • ‘Naomi Sego’ Living Legend Award – Lou Wills Hildreth
  • Faith Award: Judy Brannin (This is a lifetime achievment award, comparable to the Singing News’ Norcross-Templeton award.)

For an awards presentation based on an online poll, it seems to be a pretty accurate snapshot of current fan favorite groups. There don’t seem to be too many instances where an artist’s e-blast to their supporters unduly influenced the final choices.

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6 Letters to the Editor

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  1. Favorite album – My Favorite Place?
    Hasn’t this been out for 2 or three years already?

  2. Come to think of it, yes.

  3. Although I probably wouldn’t have voted exactly the same way, I am glad to see that there are some groups/individuals who heretofore never were recognized get some recognition.

  4. I find it rather odd that My Favorite Place is favorite album, seeing as it was released in 2005.

  5. Yeah, and considering there have been much better albums then itself. That’s not to put down GV…they’re one of the best out there.

  6. If that’s the case, just imagine if they still had When I See the Cross on there-or better yet, if they pushed it further to You Can Have a Song. That album is almost 20 years old!!!