On Horizon Individuals
(Disclaimer: The following is a general observation and is not in reference to any individual on this year’s Fan Awards ballot.)
Random thought of the day: Occasionally, when a singer moves from one full-time major group to another, they are nominated as Horizon Individual of the Year. (The Horizon Individual award is mainly intended for newcomers to the full-time professional quartet scene.) When this happens, am I the only one who hesitates to vote for such an individual because to do so almost seems like a snub to the previous group?
Say Stewart Varnado moved from the Dixie Echoes to the McKameys. (No, don’t start rumors…I’m only picking on him because the readers of this blog already know I think he’d sound great with any quartet out there!) Anyhow, suppose that happened, and Stewart was nominated for Horizon Individual of the Year. While I would jump at the chance to vote for him in almost any other category in which he was eligible, I’d hesitate to vote for him there because it would seem that my vote would express an opinion that the Dixie Echoes were a small-time group–which they’re most certainly not.
Am I the only one who sees things this way?