Singing News Fan Awards 2008: Round 1 Predictions

Well, Fan Awards season has arrived; the March Singing News issues have started arriving, and the fans have started filling out their ballots. Who do you think will be the top 10 nominees in each category?

Post your guesses in the comments. I will post my guesses, but so that mine don’t unduly influence yours, I’ll post them in the comments after a couple of you post yours.

The categories this year: Artist of the Year, Male Quartet, Mixed Group, Trio, Soloist, Favorite Male Singer, Favorite Female Singer, Young Artist, Horizon Individual, Horizon Group, Tenor, Lead, Baritone, Bass, Alto, Soprano, Musician, Songwriter, Album, Song.

Let’s revisit this post in a few weeks and see who came the closest!

One note–I’ll be counting the total number of top 10 nominations guessed correctly, so the more categories you guess, the better your end result will (probably) be!


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  1. I would guess

    Artist of the Year – Inspirations, Greater Vision, Hoppers, Perrys, Legacy Five, Gerald Wolfe, Bill Gaither, Mark Trammell, Gaither Vocal Band, Ed O’Neal

    Male Quartet of the Year – Brian Free & Assurance, Signature Sound, Inspirations, Kingdom Heirs, Legacy Five, Triumphant, Kingsmen, Dove Brothers, Gold City, Gaither Vocal Band

    Mixed Group of the Year – Hoppers, Perrys, McKameys, Collingsworths, Isaacs, Lesters, Browns, Lewis Family, Chuck Wagon Gang, Freemans

    Trio Group of the Year – Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Pfeifers, Mark Trammell Trio, Karen Peck & New River, Talleys, Whisnants, The Greenes, Crabb Revival

    Horizon Group – Collingsworth, Browns, Tribute Quartet, Aaron & Amanda Crabb, Crabb Revival, Austins Bridge, Spoken 4, Crist Family, Mercy’s Well, Soul’d Out Quartet

    Horizon Individual – Aaron Crabb, Devin McGlamery, Joseph Habedank, Adam Crabb, Justin Rivers, Pat Barker, Victoria Huggins, Mitchel Jon, Tim Parton, Michaela Brown

    Young Artist – Eli Fortner, Ricky Free, Joseph Habedank, Devin McGlamery, Matthew Holt, Dustin Sweatman, Michaela Brown, Terah Penhollow, Josh Singletary, Victoria Huggins

    Male Singer – Scott Fowler, Brian Free, Ernie Haase, Arthur Rice, Gerald Wolfe, Ivan Parker, Mark Trammell, Glenn Dustin, Michael Booth, Mark Bishop

    Female Singer – Peg Bean, Connie Hopper, Sheri Easter, Lauren Talley, Karen Gooch, TaRanda Greene, Kim Hopper, Libbi Stuffle, Debra Talley, Susan Whisnant

    Soloist – Mark Bishop, Jason Crabb, Ivan Parker, Janet Paschal, Mark Lowry, Gordon Mote, Lynda Randle, Tim Lovelace, Michael Combs, Roy Webb

    Tenor – Ernie Haase, Archie Watkins, David Sutton, Frank Seamans, Brian Free, Eric Phillips, Jason Waldroup, Michael Booth, Billy Hudges, Steve Ladd

    Lead – Scott Fowler, Dustin Sweatman, Joseph Habedank, Arthur Rice, Gerald Wolfe, Ryan Seaton, Matt Dibler, Clayton Inman, Jonathan Wilburn, McCray Dove

    Baritone – Daniel Riley, Doug Anderson, Melton Campbell, Scott Inman, Scott Howard, Mark Trammell, Nick Trammell, Rodney Griffin, Eric Dove, Steve French

    Bass – Tim Duncan, Mike Holcomb, Eric Bennett, Glenn Dustin, Ray Reese, Jeff Chapman, David Hester, Tracy Stuffle, Reuben Bean, Aaron McCune

    Soprano – Brooklyn Collingsworth, Lauren Talley, Karen Gooch, TaRanda Greene, Kim Hopper, Connie Frotner, Sonya Isaacs, Charlotte Ritchie, Amanda Crabb, Amber Thompson

    Alto – Carol Woodard, Sheri Easter, Connie Hopper, Debra Talley, Susan Whisnant, Libbi Stuffle, Susan Peck Jackson, Terah Penhollow, Kelly Nelon Thompson Clark, Becky Isaacs Bowman

    Songwriter – Rodney Griffin, Mark Bishop, Sheryl Farris, Gerald Crabb, Marcia Henry, Dianne Wilkinson, Kyla Rowland, Scott Inman, Ronny Hinson, Bill Gaither

    Musician – Kim Collingsworth, Jeff Stice, Matthew Holt, Martin Cook, Roger Fortner, Ricky Free, Stewart Varnado, Tim Parton, Dennis Murphy, John Pfeifer

    Album – True to The Call, Revival, Real Faith, Every Day People, Know So Salvation, Look No Further, Things are Different Now, Once Upon a Cross, Together, You Gotta Love It

    Song – I Can Pray, What We Needed, Holy Shore, Preach the Word, If You Only Knew, Praying Man, It Means Just What it Says, Last Night, Won’t it Be Wonderful There, The Broken Ones

  2. My guesses:

    Artist of the Year- Dove Brothers Quartet, Legacy Five, Gold City, Brian Free & Assurance, Gaither Vocal Band, Greater Vision, Booth Brothers, Mark Trammell Trio, The Perrys, The Hoppers

    Male Quartet of the Year – Brian Free & Assurance, Signature Sound, The Inspirations, Kingdom Heirs, Legacy Five, Triumphant, The Kingsmen, Dove Brothers, Gold City, Gaither Vocal Band

    Mixed Group of the Year – Hoppers, Perrys, Collingsworths, Isaacs, Lesters, Browns, Lewis Family, Chuck Wagon Gang, Freemans, McKameys

    Trio Group of the Year – Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, Mark Trammell Trio, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Karen Peck & New River, Talleys, Whisnants, The Greenes, Crabb Revival

    Horizon Group -Tribute Quartet, Soul’d Out Quartet, Austin’s Bridge, Collingsworth Family, Crabb Revival, Browns, Aaron & Amanda Crabb, Spoken 4, Crist Family, Mercy’s Well

    Horizon Individual – Jeremy Lile, Joseph Habedank, Tim Parton, Mitchel Jon, Adam Crabb, Devin McGlamery, Justin Rivers, Pat Barker, Victoria Huggins, Michaela Brown

    Young Artist – Jeremy Lile, Ricky Free, Joseph Habedank, Matthew Holt, Dustin Sweatman, Josh Singletary, Devin McGlamery, Michaela Brown, Terah Penhollow, Victoria Huggins

    Male Singer – Scott Fowler, Brian Free, Glenn Dustin, Ernie Haase, Arthur Rice, Gerald Wolfe, Mark Trammell, Ivan Parker, Michael Booth, Mark Bishop

    Female Singer – Libbi Stuffle, Connie Hopper, Peg Bean, Sheri Easter, Lauren Talley, Karen Gooch, TaRanda Greene, Kim Hopper, Debra Talley, Susan Whisnant

    Soloist – Mark Lowry, Ivan Parker, Roy Webb, Mark Bishop, Jason Crabb, Janet Paschal, Gordon Mote, Lynda Randle, Tim Lovelace, Michael Combs,

    Tenor – Ernie Haase, Brian Free, Eric Phillips, Billy Hudges, Steve Ladd, Billy Hodges, Steve Ladd, Jason Waldroup, Archie Watkins, David Sutton, Michael Booth,

    Lead – Scott Fowler, Dustin Sweatman, Joseph Habedank, Arthur Rice, Gerald Wolfe, Ryan Seaton, Matt Dibler, Clayton Inman, Jonathan Wilburn, McCray Dove

    Baritone – Daniel Riley, Doug Anderson, Mark Trammell, Nick Trammell, Scott Howard, Scott Inman, Melton Campbell, Rodney Griffin, Eric Dove, Steve French

    Bass – Tim Duncan, Mike Holcomb, Eric Bennett, Glenn Dustin, Ray Reese, Jeff Chapman, David Hester, Tracy Stuffle, Reuben Bean, Aaron McCune

    Soprano – Brooklyn Collingsworth, Lauren Talley, Karen Gooch, TaRanda Greene, Kim Hopper, Connie Frotner, Sonya Isaacs, Charlotte Ritchie, Amanda Crabb, Amber Thompson

    Alto – Carol Woodard, Sheri Easter, Connie Hopper, Debra Talley, Susan Whisnant, Libbi Stuffle, Susan Peck Jackson, Terah Penhollow, Kelly Nelon Thompson Clark, Becky Isaacs Bowman

    Songwriter – Rodney Griffin, Mark Bishop, Sheryl Farris, Gerald Crabb, Marcia Henry, Dianne Wilkinson, Kyla Rowland, Scott Inman, Ronny Hinson, Bill Gaither

    Musician – Kim Collingsworth, Jeff Stice, Tim Parton, Matthew Holt, Martin Cook, Roger Fortner, Ricky Free, Stewart Varnado, Dennis Murphy, John Pfeifer

    Album – True to The Call, Revival, Real Faith, Every Day People, Know So Salvation, Look No Further, Things are Different Now, Once Upon a Cross, Together, You Gotta Love It

    Song – I Can Pray, What We Needed, Holy Shore, Preach the Word, If You Only Knew, Praying Man, It Means Just What it Says, Last Night, Won’t it Be Wonderful There, The Broken Ones

  3. ARTIST – Booth Bros, EHSS, GVB, Greater Vision, Hoppers, Inspirations, Kingdom Heirs, L5, Perrys, Triumphant Qt.

    QUARTET – BFA, Dove Bros, EHSS, GVB, Gold City, Inspirations, Kingdom Heirs, Kingsmen, L5, Triumphant Qt.

    MIXED GROUP – Browns, Chuck Wagon Gang, Collingsworth Family, Freemans, Hayes Family, Hoppers, Isaacs, LordSong, McKameys, Perrys

    TRIO – Booth Bros, Crabb Revival, CrossWay, Easters, Greater Vision, Greenes, MTT, KPNR, Talley Trio, Whisnants

    HORIZON GROUP – Austins Bridge, Ball Bros, Crabb Revival, Dills, Diplomats, Driven Qt, Everday Driven, Old Paths, Soul’d Out Qt, Spoken 4 Qt.

    HORIZON INDIV. – Pat Barker, Amanda Crabb, Mitchel Jon, Jacob Kitson, Casey Martin, Gordon Mote, Jedidiah Richardson, Justin Rivers, Jeff Snyder, Andy Stringfield

    YOUNG ARTIST – Michaela Brown, Eli Fortner, Caylon Freeman, Joseph Habedank, Will Lane, Jeremy Lile, Terah Penhollow, Lauren Talley, Amber Thompson, Nick Trammell

    MALE VOCALIST – E. Bennett, R. Booth, S. Fowler, B. Free, E. Haase, I. Parker, A. Rice, D. Sutton, M. Trammell, G. Wolfe

    FEMALE VOCALIST – P. Bean, S. Easter, K. Gooch, T. Greene, C. Hopper, K. Hopper, L. Stuffle, D. Talley, L. Talley, S. Whisnant

    SOLOIST – M. Bishop, M. Combs, J. Crabb, M. Lowry, I. Parker, S. Parsons, J. Paschal, L. Randle, C. Ritchie, K. Talley

    TENOR – M. Booth, B. Free, E. Haase, B. Hodges, S. Ladd, J. Martin, F. Seamans, D. Sutton, J. Waldroup, A. Watkins

    LEAD – R. Booth, M. Dibler, S. Fowler, J. Habedank, C. Inman, A. Rice, R. Seaton, B. Shivers, J. Wilburn, G. Wolfe

    BARITONE – D. Anderson, J. Brady, M. Campbell, E. Dove, R. Griffin, S. Howard, S. Inman, D. Riley, M. Trammell, N. Trammell

    BASS – E. Bennett, J. Chapman, T. Duncan, G. Dustin, D. Hester, M. Holcomb, J. Lile, A. McCune, E. O’Neal, T. Stuffle

    SOPRANO – K. Bowling, B. Collingsworth, C. Fortner, K. Gooch, T. Greene, K. Hopper, S. Isaacs, C. Ritchie, L. Talley, A. Thompson

    ALTO – B. Bowman, S. Easter, C. Hopper, S. Jackson, K. Lord, T. Penhollow, L. Stuffle, D. Talley, S. Whisnant, C. Woodard

    SONGWRITER – M. Bishop, J. Brady, G. Crabb, P. Cross, B. Gaither, R. Griffin, R. Hinson, S. Inman, K. Rowland, D. Wilkinson

    MUSICIAN – K. Collingsworth, M. Cook, A. Crabb, M. Holt, M. Hopper, D. Murphy, T. Parton, J. Stice, S. Varnado, R. Webb

    ALBUM – Everday People – GV, Journey Of Joy – KPNR, Know So Salvation – L5, Letting Go – Crabb Family, Look No Further – Perrys, Real Faith – BFA, The Ride – Hoppers, Things Are Different Now – Inspirations, Together – GVB/EHSS, True To The Call – KH

    SONG – Great I Am Still Is – Triumphant Qt, Holy Shore – Perrys, I Can Pray – Dove Bros, I Choose – I. Parker, I’m Just Waiting For My Ride – Hoppers, It Means Just What It Says – GV, I’ve Been Changed – L5, Last Night – KPNR, Love Is Like A River – GVB/EHSS, What We Needed – KH

  4. Here are my guesses:

    Artist of the Year
    * Booth Brothers
    * Brian Free & Assurance
    * Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    * Greater Vision
    * Hoppers
    * Inspirations
    * Kingdom Heirs
    * Legacy Five
    * Perrys
    * Triumphant Quartet

    Male Quartet
    * Brian Free & Assurance
    * Dixie Echoes
    * Dove Brothers
    * Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    * Gold City
    * Inspirations
    * Kingdom Heirs
    * Kingsmen
    * Legacy Five
    * Triumphant Quartet

    Mixed Group
    * Browns
    * Chuck Wagon Gang
    * Collingsworth Family
    * Crist Family
    * Diplomats
    * Freemans
    * Jeff & Sheri Easter
    * Hoppers
    * McKameys
    * Perrys

    Trio
    * Booth Brothers
    * Crabb Revival
    * Greater Vision
    * Isaacs
    * Karen Peck & New River
    * Mark Trammell Trio
    * Pfeifers
    * Poet Voices
    * Talley Trio
    * Whisnants

    Soloist
    * Kenny Bishop
    * Mark Bishop
    * Michael Combs
    * Jason Crabb
    * Sheri Farmer
    * Joy Gardner
    * Ivan Parker
    * Janet Paschal
    * Russ Taff
    * Roy Webb

    Favorite Male Singer
    * Eric Bennett
    * Mark Bishop
    * Scott Fowler
    * Brian Free
    * Ernie Haase
    * Jerry Martin
    * Ivan Parker
    * Arthur Rice
    * Tracy Stuffle
    * Gerald Wolfe

    Favorite Female Singer
    * Peg McKamey Bean
    * Sheri Easter
    * Karen Peck Gooch
    * TaRanda Greene
    * Connie Hopper
    * Kim Hopper
    * Libbi Perry Stuffle
    * Debra Talley
    * Lauren Talley
    * Susan Whisnant

    Young Artist
    * Brooklyn Collingsworth
    * Eli Fortner
    * Ricky Free
    * Misty Freeman
    * Joseph Habedank
    * Devin McGlamery
    * Terah Crabb Penhollow
    * Josh Simpson
    * Dustin Sweatman
    * Nick Trammell

    Horizon Individual
    * Adam Crabb
    * Pat Barker
    * Michaela Brown
    * Jackie Crist
    * Breana Crist
    * Joseph Habedank
    * Mitchel Jon
    * Jacob Kitson
    * Devin McGlamery
    * Andy Stringfield

    Horizon Group
    * Ball Brothers
    * Browns
    * Collingsworth Family
    * Crabb Revival
    * Crist Family
    * Diplomats
    * Liberty Quartet
    * Mike LeFevre Quartet
    * Old Paths Quartet
    * Tribute Qt

    Tenor
    * Michael Booth
    * Brian Free
    * Ernie Haase
    * Billy Hodges
    * Steve Ladd
    * Jerry Martin
    * Eric Phillips
    * David Sutton
    * Jason Waldroup
    * Archie Watkins

    Lead
    * Matt Dibler
    * McCray Dove
    * Scott Fowler
    * Joseph Habedank
    * Clayton Inman
    * Arthur Rice
    * Ryan Seaton
    * Bill Shivers
    * Jonathan Wilburn
    * Gerald Wolfe

    Baritone
    * Doug Anderson
    * Melton Campbell
    * Eric Dove
    * Steve French
    * Rodney Griffin
    * Scott Howard
    * Scott Inman
    * Daniel Riley
    * Mark Trammell
    * Nick Trammell

    Bass
    * Eric Bennett
    * Jeff Chapman
    * Tim Duncan
    * Glenn Dustin
    * David Hester
    * Mike Holcomb
    * Jeremy Lile
    * Aaron McCune
    * Ray Dean Reese
    * Tracy Stuffle

    Alto
    * Peg McKamey Bean
    * Shelly Brown
    * Sheri Easter
    * Chris Freeman
    * Kim Hopper
    * Susan Peck Jackson
    * Terah Crabb Penhollow
    * Debra Talley
    * Libbi Perry Stuffle
    * Carol Woodard

    Soprano
    * Brooklyn Collingsworth
    * Amanda Crabb
    * Ann Downing
    * Connie Fortner
    * Karen Peck Gooch
    * Kim Hopper
    * Lauren Talley
    * Ladye Love Smith
    * Allison Durham Speer
    * Tami Crist Starkel

    Musician
    * Kim Collingsworth
    * Martin Cook
    * Roger Fortner
    * Ricky Free
    * Matthew Holt
    * Jerry Kelso
    * Tim Parton
    * Jeff Stice
    * Andy Stringfield
    * Stewart Varnado

    Songwriter
    * Mark Bishop
    * Gerald Crabb
    * Rodney Griffin
    * Joseph Habedank
    * Ronny Hinson
    * Scott Inman
    * Sandy Knight
    * Nathan Markee
    * Kyla Rowland
    * Dianne Wilkinson

    Album
    * Carry On (Booth Brothers)
    * Everyday People (Greater Vision)
    * Journey of Joy (Karen Peck & New River)
    * Know So Salvation (Legacy Five)
    * Look No Further (Perrys)
    * Once Upon a Cross (Mark Trammell Trio)
    * Things are Different Now (Inspirations)
    * Together (Ernie Haase & Signature Sound)
    * True to the Call (Kingdom Heirs)
    * You Gotta Love it (Triumphant)

    Song
    * Holy Shore (Perrys)
    * I Can Pray (Dove Brothers)
    * I’ve Been Changed (Legacy Five)
    * If You Only Knew (Inspirations)
    * It Means Just What it Says (Greater Vision)
    * Last Night (Karen Peck & New River)
    * Preach the Word (Gold City)
    * The Great I Am Still Is (Triumphant)
    * What We Needed (Kingdom Heirs)
    * Won’t it Be Wonderful There (Mark Trammell Trio)

  5. Artist of the Year
    Bill & Gloria Gaither
    Mark Trammell
    Kingdom Heirs
    Inspirations
    Perrys
    Greater Vision
    Hoppers
    Chuck Wagon Gang
    Booth Brothers
    Ivan Parker

    Male Quartet of the year
    Inspirations
    Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    Kingdom Heirs
    Legacy Five
    Triumphant Quartet
    Brian Free & Assurance
    Gold City
    Dove Brothers
    Dixie Echoes
    Kingsmen

    Mixed Group of the year
    McKameys
    Hoppers
    Freemans
    Chuck Wagon Gang
    Lesters
    Browns
    Perrys
    Isaacs
    Crist Family
    Collingsworths

    Trio of the Year
    Greater Vision
    Talley Trio
    Booth Brothers
    Mark Trammell Trio
    Karen Peck & New River
    Whisnants
    Jeff & Sheri Easter
    Greenes
    Mike & Kelly Bowling
    Specks

    Horizon Group
    Collingsworth Family
    Crabb Revival
    Aaron & Amanda Crabb
    Crist Family
    Shiloh
    HisSong
    Austins Bridge
    Tribute Quartet
    Browns
    Crystal River

    Horizon Individual
    Daron Osborne
    Aaron Crabb
    Adam Crabb
    Devin McGlamery
    Joseph Habedank
    Pat Barker
    Daryl Paschal
    Mitchel Jon
    Jackie Crist
    Breana Crist

    Young Artist
    Dustin Sweatman
    Eli Fortner
    Devin McGlamery
    Jedidah Richardson
    Joseph Habedank
    Matthew Holt
    Nick Trammell
    Ricky Free
    Terah Crabb Penhollow
    Josh Simpson

    Male Singer
    Gerald Wolfe
    Ivan Parker
    Arthur Rice
    Steve French
    Jason Crabb
    Brian Free
    Eric Bennett
    Mark Trammell
    Scott Fowler
    Jonathan Wilburn

    Female Singer
    Libbi Perry Stuffle
    Kim Hopper
    Karen Peck Gooch
    Sheri Easter
    Debra Talley
    Lauren Talley
    Connie Hopper
    Peg McKamey Bean
    Kelly Bowling
    Janet Paschal

    Soloist
    Aaron Wilburn
    Janet Paschal
    Jason Crabb
    Mark Lowry
    Mark Bishop
    Ivan Parker
    Lynda Randle
    Michael Combs
    Squire Parsons
    Tim Lovelace

    Tenor
    Steve Ladd
    Ernie Haase
    Michael Booth
    Archie Watkins
    Billy Hodges
    Jerry Martin
    Brian Free
    Eric Phillips
    David Sutton
    Jason Waldroup

    Lead
    Gerald Wolfe
    Clayton Inman
    Arthur Rice
    Matt Dibler
    Bill Shivers
    Joseph Habedank
    Scott Fowler
    Jonathan Wilburn
    Ivan Parker
    Ryan Seaton

    Baritone
    Rodney Griffin
    Scott Inman
    Steve French
    Mark Trammell
    Danny Riley
    Melton Campbell
    Doug Anderson
    Scott Howard
    Derrick Selph
    Nick Trammell

    Bass
    Eric Bennett
    Jeff Chapman
    Aaron McCune
    Mike Holcomb
    Tim Duncan
    Ed O’Neal
    Glenn Dustin
    Ray Dean Reese
    Tracy Stuffle
    David Hester

    Soprano
    Connie Fortner
    Misty Freeman
    Lauren Talley
    Brooklyn Collingsworth
    Stacie Caraway
    Kim Hopper
    Karen Peck Gooch
    Charlotte Ritchie
    TaRanda Greene
    Michaela Brown

    Alto
    Peg McKamey Bean
    Carol Woodard
    Debra Talley
    Connie Hopper
    Terah Crabb Penhollow
    Sheri Easter
    Libbi Perry Stuffle
    Susan Whisnant
    Kelly Bowling
    Lynda Randle

    Songwriter
    Rodney Griffin
    Kyla Rowland
    Dianne Wilkinson
    Sandy Knight
    Phil Cross
    Gerald Crabb
    Bill Gaither
    Mark Bishop
    Scott Inman
    Ricky Atkinson

    Musician
    Jeff Stice
    Martin Cook
    Stewart Varnado
    Dennis Murphy
    Roger Fortner
    Kim Collingsworth
    Jerry Kelso
    Matthew Holt
    Ricky Free
    Josh Singletary

    Album
    We Still Believe
    Things Are Different Now
    Carry On
    Real Faith
    Letting Go
    Everyday People
    Know So Salvation
    Once Upon a Cross
    Look No Further
    You Gotta Love It

    Song
    Look For Me
    Praying Man
    It Means Just What It Says
    Last Night
    I’ve Been Changed
    Holy Shore
    I Can Pray
    What We Needed
    If You Only Knew
    Preach The Word

  6. Here are my guesses about nominations. In some cases I didn’t list ten because in some cases I wasn’t familiar enough will more of the artists and I didn’t want to just put entries I didn’t know. My favorite is listed first in each category!

    Artist of the Year
    Triumphant Quartet
    Booth Brothers
    Brian Free & Assurance
    Gaither Vocal Band Greater Vision
    Hoppers
    Inspirations Ivan Parker
    Legacy Five
    Perrys

    Male Quartet
    Triumphant Quartet
    Brian Free & Assurance
    Dixie Echoes
    Dove Brothers Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    Gold City Inspirations
    Kingdom Heirs
    Legacy Five
    Inspirations

    Mixed Group
    Collingsworth Family
    Browns
    Chuck Wagon Gang
    Crist Family Diplomats
    Freemans
    Jeff & Sheri Easter Hoppers
    McKameys
    Perrys

    Trio
    Booth Brothers
    Greater Vision
    Karen Peck & New River
    Mark Trammell Trio
    Pfeifers
    Talley Trio
    Whisnants

    Soloist
    Ivan Parker
    Kenny Bishop
    Mark Bishop
    Jason Crabb
    Sheri Farmer
    Janet Paschal

    Favorite Male Singer
    Eric Bennett
    Mark Bishop
    Scott Fowler Brian Free
    Ivan Parker
    Arthur Rice Gerald Wolfe

    Favorite Female Singer
    Karen Peck Gooch
    Sheri Easter
    TaRanda Greene
    Connie Hopper
    Kim Hopper
    Libbi Perry Stuffle
    Debra Talley
    Lauren Talley
    Susan Whisnant

    Young Artist – some of these might be over 25 now, but I’m not sure
    Brooklyn Collingsworth
    Ricky Free
    Misty Freeman
    Devin McGlamery
    Josh Simpson
    Dustin Sweatman
    Nick Trammell

    Horizon Individual
    Jeremy Peace
    Tami Crist Starkel
    Joseph Habedank
    Jacob Kitson
    Andy Stringfield
    Cory Pearson

    Horizon Group
    Diplomats
    Browns
    Collingsworth Family
    Crabb Revival
    Old Paths Quartet
    Tribute Qt

    Tenor
    David Sutton
    Michael Booth
    Brian Free
    Billy Hodges
    Steve Ladd
    Eric Phillips
    Jason Waldroup

    Lead
    Clayton Inman
    McCray Dove
    Scott Fowler
    Joseph Habedank
    Arthur Rice
    Ryan Seaton
    Bill Shivers
    Jonathan Wilburn
    Gerald Wolfe

    Baritone
    Scott Inman
    Doug Anderson
    Eric Dove
    Steve French
    Rodney Griffin
    Scott Howard
    Daniel Riley
    Mark Trammell

    Bass
    Eric Bennett
    Jeff Chapman
    Glenn Dustin
    David Hester
    Mike Holcomb
    Jeremy Lile
    Aaron McCune
    Ray Dean Reese
    Tracy Stuffle

    Alto
    Debra Talley
    Shelly Brown
    Sheri Easter
    Chris Freeman
    Kim Hopper
    Susan Peck Jackson
    Libbi Perry Stuffle
    Carol Woodard

    Soprano
    Brooklyn Collingsworth
    Karen Peck Gooch
    Kim Hopper
    Lauren Talley
    Tami Crist Starkel

    Musician
    Jeff Stice
    Kim Collingsworth
    Ricky Free
    Matthew Holt
    Tim Parton
    Andy Stringfield
    Stewart Varnado
    Dennis Murphy
    Cory Pearson

    Songwriter
    Rodney Griffon
    Mark Bishop
    Gerald Crabb
    Joseph Habedank
    Ronny Hinson
    Scott Inman
    Sandy Knight
    Dianne Wilkinson

    Album
    You Gotta Love It (Triumphant)
    Carry On (Booth Brothers)
    Everyday People (Greater Vision)
    Journey of Joy (Karen Peck & New River)
    Know So Salvation (Legacy Five)
    Look No Further (Perrys)
    Once Upon a Cross (Mark Trammell Trio)
    Together (GVB and Ernie Haase & Signature Sound)

    Song
    The Great I Am Still Is (Triumphant)
    Holy Shore (Perrys)
    I Can Pray (Dove Brothers)
    I’ve Been Changed (Legacy Five)
    It Means Just What it Says (Greater Vision)
    Last Night (Karen Peck & New River)
    Preach the Word (Gold City)
    What We Needed (Kingdom Heirs)

  7. My guess for the top ten would be:

    Artist:
    Perrys
    Triumphant Quartet
    Dove Brothers
    Booth Brothers
    Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    Legacy Five
    Mark Trammell Trio
    Greater Vision
    Gold City
    Inspirations

    Horizon Individual:

    Brooklyn Collingsworth
    Michaela Brown
    Joseph Habedank
    Josh Singletary
    Devin McGlamery
    Dustin Sweatman
    Amber Thompson
    Breana Crist
    Adam Brown
    Morgan Easter

    Horizon Group:
    Ball Brothers
    Collingsworth Family
    Crist Family
    Tribute Quartet
    Spoken 4
    Crabb Revival
    Austin’s Bridge
    Diplomats
    Soul’d Out
    Mike & Kelly Bowling

    Young Artist:
    Joseph Habedank
    Amber Thompson
    Zach Smith
    Elijah Fortner
    Brooklyn Collingsworth
    Dustin Sweatman
    Nick Trammell
    Michaela Brown
    Madison Easter
    Breana Crist

    Female Singer:
    Karen Peck Gooch
    Libbi Stuffle
    Debra Talley
    Susan Whisnant
    TaRanda Greene
    Connie Hopper
    Sheri Easter
    Peg Bean
    Lauren Talley
    Janet Paschal

    Male Singer:
    Gerald Wolfe
    Arthur Rice
    Ivan Parker
    Mark Trammell
    Glenn Dustin
    Scott Inman
    Jonathan Wilburn
    Ronnie Booth
    Brian Free
    Mike LeFevre

    Soloist:
    Ivan Parker
    Mark Bishop
    Michael Combs
    Janet Paschal
    Ann Downing
    Sherri Farmer
    Charlotte Ritchie
    Jason Crabb
    Joy Gardner
    Dottie Rambo

    Trio:
    Booth Brothers
    Talley Trio
    Greater Vision
    Whisnants
    Mark Trammell Trio
    Greenes
    Nelons
    Karen Peck & New River
    CrossWay
    Pfeifers

    Mixed Quartet:
    Perrys
    Hoppers
    McKameys
    Isaacs
    Collingsworth Family
    Chuck Wagon Gang
    Freemans
    Crist Family
    Browns
    Hayes Family

    Male Quartet:
    Legacy Five
    Gold City
    Triumphant Quartet
    Kingdom Heirs
    Kingsmen
    Inspirations
    Brian Free & Assurance
    Dove Brothers
    Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    Dixie Echoes

    Soprano:
    Kim Hopper
    Karen Peck Gooch
    TaRanda Greene
    Brooklyn Collingsworth
    Mary Jane Carter
    Connie Fortner
    Charlotte Ritchie
    Allison Durham Speer
    Sheri Haynes
    Lauren Talley

    Alto:
    Connie Hopper
    Libbi Stuffle
    Debra Talley
    Sheri Easter
    Carol Woodard
    Sharon Hayes Hodges
    Susan Whisnant
    Susan Peck Jackson
    Terah Crabb Penhollow
    Kim Collingsworth

    Tenor:
    Steve Ladd
    Brian Free
    David Sutton
    Archie Watkins
    Ernie Haase
    Billy Hodges
    Jerry Martin
    Harold Reed
    Eric Phillips
    Michael Booth

    Lead:
    Clayton Inman
    Jonathan Wilburn
    Ivan Parker
    Gerald Wolfe
    Matt Dibler
    Scott Fowler
    Dustin Sweatman
    Arthur Rice
    Mark Bishop
    Ronnie Booth

    Baritone:
    Scott Inman
    Daniel Riley
    Mark Trammell
    Jim Brady
    Nick Trammell
    Scott Howard
    Eric Dove
    Scoot Shelnut
    Doug Anderson
    Rodney Griffin

    Bass:
    Mike Holcombe
    Tracy Stuffle
    Glenn Dustin
    David Hester
    Eric Bennett
    Jeff Chapman
    Aaron McCune
    Ed O’Neal
    Ray Reese
    Tim Duncan

    Musician:
    Kim Collingsworth
    Gordon Mote
    Phil Collingsworth
    Roger Fortner
    John Pfeifer
    Mike Hopper
    Dennis Murphy
    Adam Crabb
    Stewart Varnado
    Tim Parton

    Songwriter:
    Rodney Griffin
    Ronnie Hinson
    Scott Inman
    Joseph Habedank
    Chris Binion
    Kyla Rowland
    Twila LaBar
    Marcia Henry
    Dianne Wilkinson
    Sandy Knight

    Album:
    Journey of Joy-Karen Peck & New River
    Look No Further-Perrys
    You Gotta Love It!-Triumphant Quartet
    Things Are Different-Inspirations
    Once upon a Cross-Mark Trammell Trio
    Real Faith-Brian Free & Assurance
    Everyday People-Greater Vision
    Promises-Whisnants
    Carry On-Booth Brothers
    True to the Call-Kingdom Heirs

    Song:
    Holy Shore-Perrys
    What We Needed-Kingdom Heirs
    It Means Just What It Says-Greater Vision
    The Great I Am Still Is-Triumphant Quartet
    The Light of the Lamb-Whisnants
    Last Night-Karen Peck & New River
    Preach the Word-Gold City
    I’ve Been Changed-Legacy Five
    I’m Just Waiting for My Ride-Hoppers/Ronny Hinson
    I Choose-Ivan Parker
    You’re Still God-McKameys

    These were my ideas for the Marvin Norcross Award:
    Ronny Hinson-Original Hinsons/songwriter
    Ann Downing-Downings/soloist
    Libbi Stuffle-Perrys (recently-Chuck Wagon Gang)
    Roger & Debra Talley-Hoppers/Talleys/Talley Trio
    Jack Laws-Inspirations

  8. Artist of the Year – Greater Vision, Booth Brothers, Triumphant,
    Legacy Five, The Hoppers, The Kingdom Heirs, EHSSQ, Gold City, Mark Trammel Quartet, Ivan Parker

    Male Quartet – Triumphant, EHSSQ, Gold City, Brian Free & Assurance, Kingdom Heirs, GVB, Dove Brothers, Inspirations, Dove Brothers, Legacy Five

    Mixed Group – Collingsworth Family, Whisnants, Browns, Diplomats, Perrys, Jeff & Sheri Easter, The Hoppers, The McKameys, Karen Peck & New River, Hayes Family

    Trio – Greater Vision, Booth Brothers, Karen Peck & New River, Mark Trammell Trio, Talley Trio, Whinants, CrossWay, Crabb Revival, Greenes, Pfeifers

    Soloist – Ivan Parker, Kenny Bishop, Mark Bishop, Michael Combs, Joy Gardner, Mark Lowry, Russ Taff, Allison Durham Speers

    Favorite Male Singer – Gerald Wolfe, Brian Free, Scott Fowler, Michael Booth, Ronnie Booth, Eric Bennett, Mark Bishop, Ernie Haase, Ivan Parker, Eric Bennett

    Favorite Female Singer – Karen Peck, Kim Collingsworth, Kim Hopper, Connie Hopper, Debra Talley, Susan Whisnant, Lauren Talley, Peg McKamey Bean, TaRanda Greene, Kim Lord

    Young Artist – Joseph Habedank, Dustin Sweatman, Brooklyn Collingsworth, Nick Trammell, Michaela Brown, Ricky Free,
    Misty Freeman, Josh Simpson

    Horizon Individual – Jeremy Peace, Joseph Habedank, Corey Pearson, Jackie Crist, Breana Crist

    Horizon Group – Diplomats, Browns, Collingsworth Family, Crabb Revival, Old Paths Quartet, Tribute Qt, Ball Brothers, Driven, Crist Family, Crabb Revival

    Tenor, Jason Waldroup, David Sutton, Frank Seaman, Michael Booth, Brian Free, Ernie Haase, Steve Ladd, Eric Phillips, Jerry Martin

    Lead – Gerald Wolfe, Clayton Inman, Scott Fowler, Dustin Sweatman, Joseph Habedank, McCray Dove, Arthur Rice, Ryan Seaton, Bill Shivers, Jonathan Wilburn

    Baritone, Rodney Griffin, Scott Inman, Scott Howard, Doug Anderson, Eric Dove, Daniel Riley, Mark Trammell, Nick Trammell, Jim Brady, Derrick Selph

    Bass – Eric Bennett, Jeff Chapman, Tim Duncan, Glenn Dustin, David Hester, Mike Holcomb, Jeremy Lile, Aaron McCune, Ray Dean Reese, Tracy Stuffle

    Alto – Debra Talley, Connie Hopper, Sheri Easter, Shelly Brown, Susan Whisnant, Peg McKamey Bean, Chris Freeman, Susan Peck Jackson, Terah Crabb Penhollow, Libbi Perry Stuffle

    Soprano – Karen Peck Gooch, Kim Hopper, Brooklyn Collingsworth, Joy Gardner, Allison Durham Speer, Janet Pachall, Amanda Crabb,

    Musician – Kim Collingsworth, Jeff Stice, Tim Parton, Jeff Stice, Ricky Free, Matthew Holt, Andy Stringfield, Stewart Varnado, Dennis Murphy, Cory Pearson

    Songwriter – Rodney Griffin, Dianne Wilkinson, Scott Inman, Gerald Crabb, Mark Bishop, Ronnie Hinson, Kyla Rowland,
    Joseph Habedank, Sandy Knight

    Album – Everyday People (Greater Vision), You Gotta Love It (Triumphant), Carry On (Booth Brothers), Journey of Joy (Karen Peck & New River), Know So Salvation (Legacy Five),
    Look No Further (Perrys), Once Upon a Cross (Mark Trammell Trio), Together (GVB and Ernie Haase & Signature Sound), True to the Call (Kingdom Heirs), We Still Believe (Collingsworth Family)

    Song – It Means Just What It Says (Greater Vision), The Great I Am Still Is (Triumphant), I Have Been Changed (Legacy Five),
    Holy Shore (Perrys), I Can Pray (Dove Brothers), Last Night (Karen Peck & New River), Preach the Word (Gold City),
    What We Needed (Kingdom Heirs), Won’t it Be Wonderful There (Mark Trammell Trio) —–my favorite, but I know it won’t be nominated…God Will Pass By-Greater Vision

  9. ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
    Greater Vision
    Hoppers
    Legacy Five
    Kingdom Heirs
    Talley Trio
    Brian Free & Assurance
    Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    Triumphant Qt.
    Ivan Parker
    Perrys

    MALE QUARTET:
    Kingdom Heirs
    Legacy Five
    Dove Brothers
    Inspirations
    Gold City
    Brian Free & Assurance
    Triumphant Qt.
    Signature Sound
    Gold City
    Kingsmen

    MIXED GROUP:
    Perrys
    Hoppers
    McKameys
    Talley Trio
    Whisnants
    Aaron & Amanda Crabb
    Jeff & Sheri Easter
    Freemans
    Chuck Wagon Gang
    Karen Peck & New River

    TRIO:
    Greater Vision
    Booth Brothers
    Mark Trammell Trio
    Talley Trio
    Karen Peck & New River
    Whisnants
    Jeff & Sheri Easter
    Greenes
    Mike & Kelly Bowling
    the Pfeifers

    FAVORITE MALE SINGER:
    Ernie Haase, Signature Sound
    Arthur Rice, Kingdom Heirs
    Ivan Parker
    Gerald Wolfe, Greater Vision
    Brian Free, Brian Free & Assurance
    Eric Bennett, Triumphant Qt.
    Mark Bishop
    Scott Fowler, Legacy five
    Glen Dustin, Legacy Five
    Mark Trammell, Mark trammell Trio

    FAVORITE FEMALE SINGER:
    Lauren Talley, Talley Trio
    Kim Hopper, The Hoppers
    Debra Talley, Talley Trio
    Libbi Perry Stuffle, Perrys
    Susan Whisnant, the Whisnants
    Karen Peck Gooch, Karen Peck & New River
    Peg McKamey Bean, the McKameys
    TaRand Greene, The Greenes

    HORIZON GROUP:
    Tribute Qt.
    The Collingsworth Family
    The Dills
    Austin’s Bridge
    Aaron & Amanda Crabb
    Crabb Revival
    The Old Paths
    Driven
    Ball Brothers
    Shiloh

    TENOR:
    Ernie Haase, Signature Sound
    Jason Waldroup, Greater Vision
    Brian Free, Brian Free & Assurance
    Frank Seamans, Legacy Five
    Billy Hodges, Kingdom Heirs
    David Sutton, Triumphant
    Jerry Martin , Dove Brothers Qt.
    Eric Phillips, Mark Trammell Trio
    Steve Ladd, Gold City
    Brent Mitchell, Mercy’s Mark Qt.

    LEAD:
    Ryan Seaton, Signature Sound
    Gerald Wolfe, Greater Vision
    Scott Fowler, Legacy Five
    Arthur Rice, Kingdom Heirs
    Clayton Inman, Triumphant Qt.
    Dustin Sweatman, Mark Trammell trio
    Bill Shivers, Brian Free & Assurance
    Joseph Habedank, Perrys
    Matt Dibler, Insperations
    Johnaton Wilburn, Gold City

    BARITONE:
    Doug Anderson, Signature Sound
    Rodney Griffen, Greater Vision
    Scott Howard, Legacy Five
    Derrick Selph, Brian Free & Assurance
    Scott Inman, Triumphant Qt.
    Mark Trammell, Mark Trammell Trio
    Nick Trammell, Perrys
    Daniel Riley, Gold City
    Gary Jones, Mercy’s Mark qt.
    Melton Campbell, Insperations

    BASS:
    Tim Duncan, Signature Sound
    Glen Dustin, Legacy Five
    Jeff Chapman, Kingdom Heirs
    Ray Dean Reese, Kingsmen
    David Hester, Dove brothers Qt.
    Christian Davis, Mercy’s Mark Qt.
    Eric Bennett, Triumphant Qt.
    Jeremy Lile, Brian Free & Assurance
    Tracy Stuffle, Perrys
    Aaron McCune, Gold City

    ALTO:
    Libbi Perry Stuffle, The Perrys
    Debra Talley, Talley Trio
    Connie Hopper, Hoppers
    Susan whisnant, The Whisnants
    Susan peck Jackson, Karen Peck & New River
    Sheri Easter, Jeff & Shari Easter
    Peg Bean, the McKameys
    Carol woodard, McKameys
    Beccy Isaacs Bowman, The Isaacs
    Jessica Harrison, Hope’s Call

    SOPRANO:
    Lauren Talley, Talley Trio
    Kim Hopper, Hoppers
    Karen Peck Gooch, Karen peck & New River
    Connie Fortner, McKaymeys
    Kelly Bowling, Mike & Kelly Bowling
    TaRanda Greene, The Greenes
    Donna Beauvais, Hope’s Call
    Charlotte Ritchie, Jeff & Sheri Easter

    MUSICIAN:
    Kim Collingsworth (she’ll win this year)
    Jeff Stice, Triumphant Qt.
    Tim Parton, Laegacy Five
    Ricky Free, BrianFree & Assurance
    Matt Holt, Perrys
    Jerry Kelso, Dove Brothers Qt.
    Josh Singletary, Tribute Qt.
    Roy Webb
    Steward Varnado, Dixie Echos
    Dennis Murphey, Kingdom Heirs

    SONGWRITER:
    Rodney Griffen
    Diane Wilkerson
    Gerald Crabb
    Kyla Rowland
    Ronnie Hinson
    Mark Bishop
    Phil Cross
    Jim Brady
    Joseph Habedank
    Sheryl Farris

    ALBUM:
    “True To the Call”, Kingdom Heirs
    “Know So Salvation”, Legacy Five
    “Everyday People”, Greater Vision
    “Never the Same”, Dove Brothers Qt.
    “Real Faith”, Brian Free & Assurance
    “You Gotta Love It”, Triumphant Qt.
    “Look No Further”, Perrys
    “Carry On”, Booth Brothers
    “Once Upon A Cross”, Mark Trammell Trio
    “Things Are Different Now”, Insperations

    Song:
    “What We Needed”, Kingdom Heirs
    “Praying Man”, Brian Free & Assurance
    “Preach the Word”, Gold City
    “I’ve Been Changed”, Legacy Five
    “It Means Just What It Says”, Greater Vision
    “The Great I Am Still Is” Triumphant Qt.
    “Holy Shore” Perrys
    “Last Night” Karen Peck & New River
    “Finished Indeed”, Kingsmen
    “I Choose” Ivan Parker

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