Southern Gospel online magazine www.thesoutherngospel.com has their Southern Gospel Music Awards online voting taking place right now. (EDIT 8/6/11: Broken link removed). In the “Favorite Male Soloist” category, the top five nominees are Kirk Talley, David Phelps, Ivan Parker, Guy Penrod, and Michael Combs. Guy Penrod?
For whatever it’s worth, I’m casting my vote for Guy Penrod, for no reason in particular other than that I’d be amused to see what happens if he wins.
I also voted for Karlye Hopper for favorite junior artist. I did not know that she sang at all, but perhaps the Hoppers have started training her to sing alto to be ready whenever Claude and Connie retire.