Singing News Fan Awards 2008: Round 2 Predictions

The top 10 nominees are in, and the ballot for the top 5 is in this month’s issue of Singing News. Who do you think will make it into the top 5?

Here are the nominees:

Favorite Artist of the Year
Booth Brothers
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Gold City
Greater Vision
Inspirations
Legacy Five
Parker, Ivan
Perrys
Triumphant Qt
Wolfe, Gerald

Mixed Group
Browns
Collingsworth Family
Diplomats
Freemans
Hayes Family
Hoppers
Isaacs
Lesters
McKameys
Perrys

Male Quartet
Brian Free & Assurance
Dove Brothers
Down East Boys
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Gaither Vocal Band
Gold City
Inspirations
Kingdom Heirs
Legacy Five
Triumphant Quartet

Trio
Booth Brothers
Greater Vision
Greenes
Jeff & Sheri Easter
Karen Peck & New River
Mark Trammell Trio
Pfeifers
Poet Voices
Talley Trio
Whisnants

Soloist
Bishop, Mark
Combs, Michael
Crabb, Jason
Ford, Larry
Lee, Cricket
Lowry, Mark
Mote, Gordon
Parker, Ivan
Parsons, Squire
Paschal, Janet

Male Singer
Bishop, Mark Soloist
Booth, Michael Booth Brothers
Booth, Ronnie Booth Brothers
Dibler, Matt Inspirations
Fowler, Scott Legacy Five
Free, Brian Brian Free & Assurance
Holcomb, Mike Inspirations
Parker, Ivan Soloist
Rice, Arthur Kingdom Heirs
Wolfe, Gerald Greater Vision

Female Singer
Bean, Peg McKamey McKameys
Easter, Sheri Jeff & Sheri Easter
Gooch, Karen Peck Karen Peck & New River
Hopper, Kim Hoppers
Paschal, Janet Soloist
Stuffle, Libbi Perrys
Talley, Debra Talley Trio
Talley, Lauren Talley Trio
Whisnant, Susan Whisnants
Woodard, Carol McKameys

Horizon Individual
Barker, Pat Dixie Echoes
Browder, Matthew Browders
Crist, Breana Crist Family
Crist, Jackie Crist Family
King, Sharron Kay Soloist
Kitson, Jacob Tribute Qt
LeFevre, Jordan LeFevre Qt
Lile, Jeremy Brian Free & Assurance
Paschal, Daryl Down East Boys
Rivers, Justin Austins Bridge

Horizon Group
Aaron & Amanda Crabb
Austins Bridge
Browders
Crabb Revival
Crist Family
Old Paths
Shiloh
Soul’d Out Qt
Spoken 4 Qt
Tribute Qt

Young Artist
Fortner, Eli McKameys
Free, Ricky Brian Free & Assurance
Habedank, Joseph Perrys
Holt, Matthew Perrys
McGlamery, Devin Karen Peck & New River
Penhollow, Terah Crabb Crabb Revival
Simpson, Josh Gold City
Sweatman, Dustin Mark Trammell Trio
Thompson, Amber Nelons
Trammell, Nick Perrys

Tenor
Booth, Michael Booth Brothers
Free, Brian Brian Free & Assurance
Haase, Ernie Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Hodges, Billy Kingdom Heirs
Ladd, Steve Gold City
Martin, Jerry Dove Brothers
Seamans, Frank Legacy Five
Sutton, David Triumphant Quartet
Waldroup, Jason Greater Vision
Watkins, Archie Inspirations

Lead
Booth, Ronnie Booth Brothers
Dibler, Matt Inspirations
Dove, McCray Dove Brothers
Fowler, Scott Legacy Five
Habedank, Joseph Perrys
Inman, Clayton Triumphant Quartet
Rice, Arthur Kingdom Heirs
Shivers, Bill Brian Free & Assurance
Wilburn, Jonathan Gold City
Wolfe, Gerald Greater Vision

Baritone
Anderson, Doug Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Brady, Jim Booth Brothers
Campbell, Melton Inspirations
Dove, Eric Dove Brothers
French, Steve Kingdom Heirs
Griffin, Rodney Greater Vision
Howard, Scott Legacy Five
Inman, Scott Triumphant Quartet
Selph, Derrick Brian Free & Assurance
Trammell, Mark Mark Trammell Trio

Bass
Bennett, Eric Triumphant Quartet
Chapman, Jeff Kingdom Heirs
Duncan, Tim Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Dustin, Glenn Legacy Five
Hester, David Dove Brothers
Holcomb, Mike Inspirations
Lile, Jeremy Brian Free & Assurance
McCune, Aaron Gold City
Reese, Ray Dean Kingsmen
Stuffle, Tracy Perrys

Soprano
Brown, Jessica Browns
Crabb, Amanda Aaron & Amanda Crabb
Fortner, Connie McKameys
Gooch, Karen Peck Karen Peck & New River
Greene, TaRanda Greenes
Hopper, Kim Hoppers
Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs
Ritchie, Charlotte Jeff & Sheri Easter
Starkel, Tami Crist Crist Family
Talley, Lauren Talley Trio

Alto
Bean, Peg McKamey McKameys
Brown, Michaela Browns
Easter, Sheri Jeff & Sheri Easter
Hopper, Connie Hoppers
Jackson, Susan Peck Karen Peck & New River
Penhollow, Terah Crabb Crabb Revival
Stuffle, Libbi Perrys
Talley, Debra Talley Trio
Whisnant, Susan Whisnants
Woodard, Carol McKameys

Musician
Collingsworth, Kim Collingsworth Family
Cook, Martin Inspirations
Fortner, Roger McKameys
Free, Ricky Brian Free & Assurance
Holt, Matthew Perrys
Murphy, Dennis Kingdom Heirs
Ollis, Eric Whisnants
Parton, Tim Legacy Five
Stice, Jeff Triumphant Qt
Varnado, Stewart Dixie Echoes

Songwriter
Atkinson, Ricky
Bishop, Mark
Brady, Jim
Crabb, Gerald
Cross, Phil
Griffin, Rodney
Hinson, Ronny
Inman, Scott
Rowland, Kyla
Wilkinson, Dianne

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


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  1. These are NOT necessarily who I will vote for, but they are who I think will make it into the final five:

    Favorite Artist of the Year
    Booth Brothers
    Greater Vision
    Inspirations
    Perrys
    Triumphant Qt

    Mixed Group
    Collingsworth Family
    Hayes Family
    Hoppers
    McKameys
    Perrys

    Male Quartet
    Brian Free & Assurance
    Dove Brothers
    Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    Inspirations
    Triumphant Quartet

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

    Soloist
    Bishop, Mark
    Combs, Michael
    Parker, Ivan
    Parsons, Squire
    Paschal, Janet

    Male Singer
    Booth, Ronnie Booth Brothers
    Free, Brian Brian Free & Assurance
    Parker, Ivan Soloist
    Rice, Arthur Kingdom Heirs
    Wolfe, Gerald Greater Vision

    Female Singer
    Bean, Peg McKamey McKameys
    Gooch, Karen Peck Karen Peck & New River
    Hopper, Kim Hoppers
    Stuffle, Libbi Perrys
    Whisnant, Susan Whisnants

    Horizon Individual – I don’t have a clue here…these are just pure gueses!
    Barker, Pat Dixie Echoes
    Crist, Breana Crist Family
    Crist, Jackie Crist Family
    Kitson, Jacob Tribute Qt
    Lile, Jeremy Brian Free & Assurance

    Horizon Group
    Crabb Revival
    Crist Family
    Old Paths
    Soul’d Out Qt
    Tribute Qt

    Young Artist
    Free, Ricky Brian Free & Assurance
    Holt, Matthew Perrys
    McGlamery, Devin Karen Peck & New River
    Sweatman, Dustin Mark Trammell Trio
    Trammell, Nick Perrys

    Tenor
    Booth, Michael Booth Brothers
    Free, Brian Brian Free & Assurance
    Ladd, Steve Gold City
    Sutton, David Triumphant Quartet
    Waldroup, Jason Greater Vision

    Lead
    Booth, Ronnie Booth Brothers
    Fowler, Scott Legacy Five
    Habedank, Joseph Perrys
    Rice, Arthur Kingdom Heirs
    Wolfe, Gerald Greater Vision

    Baritone
    Brady, Jim Booth Brothers
    Griffin, Rodney Greater Vision
    Howard, Scott Legacy Five
    Inman, Scott Triumphant Quartet
    Trammell, Mark Mark Trammell Trio

    Bass
    Bennett, Eric Triumphant Quartet
    Dustin, Glenn Legacy Five
    Hester, David Dove Brothers
    Holcomb, Mike Inspirations
    Lile, Jeremy Brian Free & Assurance

    Soprano
    Crabb, Amanda Aaron & Amanda Crabb
    Gooch, Karen Peck Karen Peck & New River
    Greene, TaRanda Greenes
    Hopper, Kim Hoppers
    Talley, Lauren Talley Trio

    Alto
    Brown, Michaela Browns
    Hopper, Connie Hoppers
    Jackson, Susan Peck Karen Peck & New River
    Stuffle, Libbi Perrys
    Whisnant, Susan Whisnants

    Musician
    Collingsworth, Kim Collingsworth Family
    Holt, Matthew Perrys
    Parton, Tim Legacy Five
    Stice, Jeff Triumphant Qt
    Varnado, Stewart Dixie Echoes

    Songwriter
    Brady, Jim
    Griffin, Rodney
    Hinson, Ronny
    Rowland, Kyla
    Wilkinson, Dianne

    Album
    Carry On Booth Brothers
    Everyday People Greater Vision
    Know So Salvation Legacy Five
    Look No Further Perrys
    You Gotta Love It Triumphant Qt

    Song
    I Choose Ivan Parker
    I’ve Been Changed Legacy Five
    It Means Just What It Says Greater Vision
    Look For Me Booth Brothers
    The Great I Am Still Is Triumphant Qt

  2. Favorite Artist of the Year
    Booth Brothers
    Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    Legacy Five
    Perrys
    Triumphant Qt

    Mixed Group
    Freemans
    Hoppers
    Isaacs
    McKameys
    Perrys

    Male Quartet
    Brian Free & Assurance
    Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    Kingdom Heirs
    Legacy Five
    Triumphant Quartet

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

    Soloist
    Bishop, Mark
    Combs, Michael
    Lowry, Mark
    Parker, Ivan
    Paschal, Janet

    Male Singer
    Fowler, Scott Legacy Five
    Free, Brian Brian Free & Assurance
    Parker, Ivan Soloist
    Rice, Arthur Kingdom Heirs
    Wolfe, Gerald Greater Vision

    Female Singer
    Bean, Peg McKamey McKameys
    Easter, Sheri Jeff & Sheri Easter
    Gooch, Karen Peck Karen Peck & New River
    Hopper, Kim Hoppers
    Stuffle, Libbi Perrys

    Horizon Individual
    Barker, Pat Dixie Echoes
    Kitson, Jacob Tribute Qt
    LeFevre, Jordan LeFevre Qt
    Lile, Jeremy Brian Free & Assurance
    Paschal, Daryl Down East Boys

    Horizon Group
    Aaron & Amanda Crabb
    Austins Bridge
    Crabb Revival
    Soul’d Out Qt
    Tribute Qt

    Young Artist
    Free, Ricky Brian Free & Assurance
    Habedank, Joseph Perrys
    Holt, Matthew Perrys
    Sweatman, Dustin Mark Trammell Trio
    Trammell, Nick Perrys

    Tenor
    Booth, Michael Booth Brothers
    Free, Brian Brian Free & Assurance
    Haase, Ernie Ernie Haase & Signature Soun
    Sutton, David Triumphant Quartet
    Watkins, Archie Inspirations

    Lead
    Fowler, Scott Legacy Five
    Habedank, Joseph Perrys
    Inman, Clayton Triumphant Quartet
    Rice, Arthur Kingdom Heirs
    Wolfe, Gerald Greater Vision

    Baritone
    Anderson, Doug Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    Griffin, Rodney Greater Vision
    Howard, Scott Legacy Five
    Inman, Scott Triumphant Quartet
    Trammell, Mark Mark Trammell Trio

    Bass
    Bennett, Eric Triumphant Quartet
    Duncan, Tim Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    Dustin, Glenn Legacy Five
    Holcomb, Mike Inspirations
    Stuffle, Tracy Perrys

    Soprano
    Fortner, Connie McKameys
    Gooch, Karen Peck Karen Peck & New River
    Greene, TaRanda Greenes
    Hopper, Kim Hoppers
    Talley, Lauren Talley Trio

    Alto
    Easter, Sheri Jeff & Sheri Easter
    Hopper, Connie Hoppers
    Stuffle, Libbi Perrys
    Talley, Debra Talley Trio
    Whisnant, Susan Whisnant

    Musician
    Fortner, Roger McKamey
    Holt, Matthew Perrys
    Parton, Tim Legacy Five
    Stice, Jeff Triumphant Qt
    Varnado, Stewart Dixie Echoes

    Songwriter
    Bishop, Mark
    Cross, Phil
    Griffin, Rodney
    Rowland, Kyla
    Wilkinson, Dianne

    Album
    Everyday People Greater Vision
    Know So Salvation Legacy Five
    Look No Further Perrys
    Things Are Different Now Inspirations
    You Gotta Love It Triumphant Qt

    Song
    Holy Shore Perrys
    I’ve Been Changed Legacy Five
    If You Only Knew Inspirations
    It Means Just What It Says Greater Vision
    Look For Me Booth Brothers

    Not necessarily endorsements, just predictions and uneducated guesses.

  3. Predictions for Final Five 2008 are:

    Artist – Booth Bros, EHSS, Inspirations, L5, Triumphant Qt

    Mixed Group – Collingsworth Family, Hoppers, Isaacs, McKameys, Perrys

    Quartet – EHSS, Inspirations, Kingdom Heirs, L5, Triumphant Qt

    Trio – Booth Bros, GV, MTT, Talley Trio, Whisnants

    Soloist – M Bishop, M Combs, J Crabb, I Parker, J Paschal

    Male Vocalist – R Booth, B Free, I Parker, A Rice, G Wolfe

    Female Vocalist – K Gooch, K Hopper, L Stuffle, L Talley, S Whisnant

    Horizon Indiv. – P Barker, J Kitson, J LeFevre, J Lile, D Paschal

    Horizon Group – Crabb Revival, Crist Family, Old Paths, Soul’d Out Qt, Tribute Qt

    Young Artist – E Fortner, R Free, J Habedank, D Sweatman, A Thompson

    Tenor – M Booth, B Free, E Haase, D Sutton, A Watkins

    Lead – R Booth, S Fowler, C Inman, A Rice, G Wolfe

    Baritone – J Brady, M Campbell, R Griffin, S Inman, M Trammell

    Bass – E Bennett, T Duncan, G Dustin, M Holcomb, T Stuffle

    Soprano – C Fortner, K Gooch, T Greene, K Hopper, L Talley

    Alto – S Easter, C Hopper, L Stuffle, D Talley, S Whisnant

    Musician – K Collingsworth, M Cook, R Fortner, M Holt, J Stice

    Songwriter – M Bishop, J Brady, R Griffin, S Inman, D Wilkinson

    Album:
    Carry On – Booth Brothers
    Everday People – Greater Vision
    Look No Further – Perrys
    Things Are Different Now – Inspirations
    You Gotta Love It – Triumphant Quartet

    Song – I wish they would narrow this down to five.

  4. Here are my guesses for top 5:
    Favorite Artist of the Year
    Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, Inspirations, Parker, Ivan, Triumphant Qt

    Mixed Group
    Collingsworth Family, Diplomats, Hoppers, McKameys, Perrys

    Male Quartet
    Brian Free & Assurance, Gaither Vocal Band, Gold City, Inspirations, Triumphant Quartet

    Trio
    Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Karen Peck & New River, Mark Trammell Trio

    Soloist
    Mark Bishop, Michael Combs, Jason Crabb, Mark Lowry, Ivan Parker

    Male Singer
    Ronnie Booth, Brian Free, Ivan Parker, Arthur Rice, Gerald Wolfe

    Female Singer
    Karen Peck Gooch, Kim Hopper, Libbi Perry Stuffle, Debra Talley, Susan Whisnant

    Horizon Individual
    Mathew Browder, Sharon Kay King, Jacob Kitson, Jeremy Lile, Justin Rivers

    Horizon Group
    Aaron & Amanda Crabb, Crabb Revival, Crist Family, Old Paths, Tribute Qt

    Young Artist
    Joseph Habedank, Devin McGlamery, Josh Simpson, Dustin Sweatman, Nick Trammell

    Tenor
    Michael Booth, Brian Free, David Sutton, Jason Waldroup, Archie Watkins

    Lead
    Ronnie Booth, Clayton Inman, Arthur Rice, Bill Shivers, Gerald Wolfe

    Baritone
    Doug Anderson, Jim Brady, Steve French, Rodney Griffon, Scott Inman

    Bass
    Eric Bennett, Jeff Chapman, Glenn Dustin, Jeremy Lile, Aaron McCune

    Soprano
    Amanda Crabb, Karen Peck Gooch, TaRanda Greene, Kim Hopper, Lauren Talley

    Alto
    Sheri Easter, Connie Hopper, Libbi Perry Stuffle, Debra Talley, Susan Whisnant

    Musician
    Kim Collingsworth, Matthew Holt, Dennis Murphy, Tim Parton, Jeff Stice

    Songwriter
    Mark Bishop, Jim Brady, Phil Cross, Rodney Griffin, Kyla Rowland

    Album
    Carry On (Booth Brothers), Everyday People (Greater Vision), Look No Further (Perrys),
    True To The Call (Kingdom Heirs), You Gotta Love It (Triumphant Qt)

  5. Just out of curiousity, I wonder how many of EHSS’s rabid fan base reads Singing News (or would vote in the Fan Awards)….

  6. Favorite Artist of the Year
    Booth Brothers
    Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    Greater Vision
    Inspirations
    Triumphant Qt

    Mixed Group
    Collingsworth Family
    Hoppers
    Isaacs
    McKameys
    Perrys

    Male Quartet
    Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    Inspirations
    Kingdom Heirs
    Legacy Five
    Triumphant Quartet

    Trio
    Booth Brothers
    Greater Vision
    Greenes
    Mark Trammell Trio
    Talley Trio

    Soloist
    Bishop, Mark
    Combs, Michael
    Lowry, Mark
    Parker, Ivan
    Parsons, Squire

    Male Singer
    Bishop, Mark Soloist
    Free, Brian Brian Free & Assurance
    Parker, Ivan Soloist
    Rice, Arthur Kingdom Heirs
    Wolfe, Gerald Greater Vision

    Female Singer
    Bean, Peg McKamey McKameys
    Easter, Sheri Jeff & Sheri Easter
    Hopper, Kim Hoppers
    Stuffle, Libbi Perrys
    Talley, Debra Talley Trio

    Horizon Individual
    Barker, Pat Dixie Echoes
    Crist, Jackie Crist Family
    Kitson, Jacob Tribute Qt
    LeFevre, Jordan LeFevre Qt
    Lile, Jeremy Brian Free & Assurance

    Horizon Group
    Crabb Revival
    Crist Family
    Old Paths
    Soul’d Out Qt
    Tribute Qt

    Young Artist
    Fortner, Eli McKameys
    Habedank, Joseph Perrys
    McGlamery, Devin Karen Peck & New River
    Simpson, Josh Gold City
    Sweatman, Dustin Mark Trammell Trio

    Tenor
    Booth, Michael Booth Brothers
    Free, Brian Brian Free & Assurance
    Haase, Ernie Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    Sutton, David Triumphant Quartet
    Watkins, Archie Inspirations

    Lead
    Dibler, Matt Inspirations
    Habedank, Joseph Perrys
    Inman, Clayton Triumphant Quartet
    Rice, Arthur Kingdom Heirs
    Wolfe, Gerald Greater Vision

    Baritone
    Campbell, Melton Inspirations
    Griffin, Rodney Greater Vision
    Howard, Scott Legacy Five
    Inman, Scott Triumphant Quartet
    Trammell, Mark Mark Trammell Trio

    Bass
    Bennett, Eric Triumphant Quartet
    Duncan, Tim Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    Dustin, Glenn Legacy Five
    Holcomb, Mike Inspirations
    Stuffle, Tracy Perrys

    Soprano
    Gooch, Karen Peck Karen Peck & New River
    Greene, TaRanda Greenes
    Hopper, Kim Hoppers
    Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs
    Talley, Lauren Talley Trio

    Alto
    Easter, Sheri Jeff & Sheri Easter
    Hopper, Connie Hoppers
    Stuffle, Libbi Perrys
    Talley, Debra Talley Trio
    Whisnant, Susan Whisnants

    Musician
    Collingsworth, Kim Collingsworth Family
    Holt, Matthew Perrys
    Murphy, Dennis Kingdom Heirs
    Parton, Tim Legacy Five
    Stice, Jeff Triumphant Qt

    Songwriter
    Bishop, Mark
    Cross, Phil
    Griffin, Rodney
    Inman, Scott
    Wilkinson, Dianne

    Album
    Carry On Booth Brothers
    Everyday People Greater Vision
    Look No Further Perrys
    Things Are Different Now Inspirations
    You Gotta Love It Triumphant Qt

  7. No particular order:

    Favorite Artist of the Year

    Booth Brothers
    Gold City
    Greater Vision
    Legacy Five
    Triumphant Qt

    Mixed Group

    Collingsworth Family
    Diplomats
    Hoppers
    Isaacs
    Perrys

    Male Quartet

    Brian Free & Assurance
    Dove Brothers
    Gaither Vocal Band
    Gold City
    Kingdom Heirs

    Trio

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

    Soloist

    Crabb, Jason
    Ford, Larry
    Lowry, Mark
    Mote, Gordon
    Parker, Ivan

    Male Singer

    Booth, Michael Booth Brothers
    Fowler, Scott Legacy Five
    Free, Brian Brian Free & Assurance
    Rice, Arthur Kingdom Heirs
    Wolfe, Gerald Greater Vision

    Female Singer

    Easter, Sheri Jeff & Sheri Easter
    Gooch, Karen Peck Karen Peck & New River
    Hopper, Kim Hoppers
    Stuffle, Libbi Perrys
    Talley, Lauren Talley Trio

    Horizon Individual

    Barker, Pat Dixie Echoes
    Kitson, Jacob Tribute Qt
    Lile, Jeremy Brian Free & Assurance
    Rivers, Justin Austins Bridge
    LeFevre, Jordan LeFevre Qt

    Horizon Group

    Austins Bridge
    Crabb Revival
    Old Paths
    Soul’d Out Qt
    Tribute Qt

    Young Artist

    Habedank, Joseph Perrys
    Holt, Matthew Perrys
    Simpson, Josh Gold City
    Sweatman, Dustin Mark Trammell Trio
    Trammell, Nick Perrys

    Tenor

    Free, Brian Brian Free & Assurance
    Haase, Ernie Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    Ladd, Steve Gold City
    Martin, Jerry Dove Brothers
    Waldroup, Jason Greater Vision

    Lead

    Fowler, Scott Legacy Five
    Habedank, Joseph Perrys
    Inman, Clayton Triumphant Quartet
    Rice, Arthur Kingdom Heirs
    Wolfe, Gerald Greater Vision

    Baritone

    French, Steve Kingdom Heirs
    Griffin, Rodney Greater Vision
    Howard, Scott Legacy Five
    Inman, Scott Triumphant Quartet
    Trammell, Mark Mark Trammell Trio

    Bass

    Bennett, Eric Triumphant Quartet
    Chapman, Jeff Kingdom Heirs
    Dustin, Glenn Legacy Five
    McCune, Aaron Gold City
    Reese, Ray Dean Kingsmen

    Soprano

    Gooch, Karen Peck Karen Peck & New River
    Hopper, Kim Hoppers
    Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs
    Ritchie, Charlotte Jeff & Sheri Easter
    Talley, Lauren Talley Trio

    Alto

    Easter, Sheri Jeff & Sheri Easter
    Hopper, Connie Hoppers
    Penhollow, Terah Crabb Crabb Revival
    Stuffle, Libbi Perrys
    Talley, Debra Talley Trio

    Musician

    Free, Ricky Brian Free & Assurance
    Holt, Matthew Perrys
    Parton, Tim Legacy Five
    Stice, Jeff Triumphant Qt
    Varnado, Stewart Dixie Echoes

    Songwriter

    Crabb, Gerald
    Cross, Phil
    Griffin, Rodney
    Inman, Scott
    Wilkinson, Dianne

    Album

    Never The Same Dove Brothers
    Once Upon A Cross Mark Trammell Trio
    Real Faith Brian Free & Assurance
    True To The Call Kingdom Heirs
    You Gotta Love It Triumphant Qt

  8. Song of the Year won’t be knocked down to 5. There are always 10 nominees in that category.

  9. Re: Comment #5. I think there are some EHSS fans who subscribe to the Singing News for the sole purpose of voting for the guys come Fan Awards time.

    Re: Comment #8. Chris, I knew that, but since Donna narrowed it down, I figured I’d join in the fun and frivolity.

  10. Favorite Artist of the Year
    Booth Brothers
    Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    Greater Vision
    Inspirations
    Triumphant Qt

    Mixed Group
    Collingsworth Family
    Hoppers
    Isaacs
    McKameys
    Perrys

    Male Quartet
    Dove Brothers
    Gaither Vocal Band
    Inspirations
    Legacy Five
    Triumphant Quartet

    Trio
    Booth Brothers
    Greater Vision
    Jeff & Sheri Easter
    Karen Peck & New River
    Talley Trio

    Soloist
    Bishop, Mark
    Crabb, Jason
    Lowry, Mark
    Parker, Ivan
    Paschal, Janet

    Male Singer
    Booth, Ronnie Booth Brothers
    Free, Brian Brian Free & Assurance
    Parker, Ivan Soloist
    Rice, Arthur Kingdom Heirs
    Wolfe, Gerald Greater Vision

    Female Singer
    Gooch, Karen Peck Karen Peck & New River
    Hopper, Kim Hoppers
    Stuffle, Libbi Perrys
    Talley, Lauren Talley Trio
    Whisnant, Susan Whisnants

    Horizon Individual
    Barker, Pat Dixie Echoes
    Crist, Breana Crist Family
    Kitson, Jacob Tribute Qt
    Lile, Jeremy Brian Free & Assurance
    Paschal, Daryl Down East Boys

    Horizon Group
    Crabb Revival
    Crist Family
    Old Paths
    Spoken 4 Qt
    Tribute Qt

    Young Artist
    Free, Ricky Brian Free & Assurance
    Holt, Matthew Perrys
    McGlamery, Devin Karen Peck & New River
    Simpson, Josh Gold City
    Trammell, Nick Perrys

    Tenor
    Booth, Michael Booth Brothers
    Free, Brian Brian Free & Assurance
    Haase, Ernie Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    Sutton, David Triumphant Quartet
    Watkins, Archie Inspirations

    Lead
    Booth, Ronnie Booth Brothers
    Fowler, Scott Legacy Five
    Inman, Clayton Triumphant Quartet
    Rice, Arthur Kingdom Heirs
    Wolfe, Gerald Greater Vision

    Baritone
    Anderson, Doug Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    Brady, Jim Booth Brothers
    Griffin, Rodney Greater Vision
    Inman, Scott Triumphant Quartet
    Trammell, Mark Mark Trammell Trio

    Bass
    Bennett, Eric Triumphant Quartet
    Duncan, Tim Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    Dustin, Glenn Legacy Five
    Holcomb, Mike Inspirations
    Stuffle, Tracy Perrys

    Soprano
    Fortner, Connie McKameys
    Gooch, Karen Peck Karen Peck & New River
    Greene, TaRanda Greenes
    Hopper, Kim Hoppers
    Talley, Lauren Talley Trio

    Alto
    Bean, Peg McKamey McKameys
    Easter, Sheri Jeff & Sheri Easter
    Hopper, Connie Hoppers
    Stuffle, Libbi Perrys
    Talley, Debra Talley Trio

    Musician
    Collingsworth, Kim Collingsworth Family
    Cook, Martin Inspirations
    Holt, Matthew Perrys
    Stice, Jeff Triumphant Qt
    Varnado, Stewart Dixie Echoes

    Songwriter
    Brady, Jim
    Cross, Phil
    Griffin, Rodney
    Inman, Scott
    Wilkinson, Dianne

    Album
    Everyday People Greater Vision
    Know So Salvation Legacy Five
    Look No Further Perrys
    Never The Same Dove Brothers
    You Gotta Love It Triumphant Qt

  11. Favorite Artist of the Year
    Booth Brothers
    Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    Greater Vision
    Legacy Five
    Perrys

    Mixed Group
    Collingsworth Family
    Diplomats
    Freemans
    Hoppers
    Perrys

    Male Quartet
    Brian Free & Assurance
    Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    Inspirations
    Legacy Five
    Triumphant Quartet

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

    Soloist
    Bishop, Mark
    Crabb, Jason
    Mote, Gordon
    Parker, Ivan
    Parsons, Squire

    Male Singer
    Fowler, Scott Legacy Five
    Holcomb, Mike Inspirations
    Parker, Ivan Soloist
    Rice, Arthur Kingdom Heirs
    Wolfe, Gerald Greater Vision

    Female Singer
    Bean, Peg McKamey McKameys
    Easter, Sheri Jeff & Sheri Easter
    Hopper, Kim Hoppers
    Stuffle, Libbi Perrys
    Talley, Debra Talley Trio

    Horizon Individual
    Crist, Breana Crist Family
    Kitson, Jacob Tribute Qt
    LeFevre, Jordan LeFevre Qt
    Lile, Jeremy Brian Free & Assurance
    Rivers, Justin Austins Bridge

    Horizon Group
    Austins Bridge
    Crabb Revival
    Old Paths
    Soul’d Out Qt
    Tribute Qt

    Young Artist
    Fortner, Eli McKameys
    Habedank, Joseph Perrys
    Holt, Matthew Perrys
    McGlamery, Devin Karen Peck & New River
    Trammell, Nick Perrys

    Tenor
    Free, Brian Brian Free & Assurance
    Haase, Ernie Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    Seamans, Frank Legacy Five
    Waldroup, Jason Greater Vision
    Watkins, Archie Inspirations

    Lead
    Fowler, Scott Legacy Five
    Habedank, Joseph Perrys
    Rice, Arthur Kingdom Heirs
    Wilburn, Jonathan Gold City
    Wolfe, Gerald Greater Vision

    Baritone
    Campbell, Melton Inspirations
    Griffin, Rodney Greater Vision
    Howard, Scott Legacy Five
    Inman, Scott Triumphant Quartet
    Trammell, Mark Mark Trammell Trio

    Bass
    Bennett, Eric Triumphant Quartet
    Duncan, Tim Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    Dustin, Glenn Legacy Five
    Holcomb, Mike Inspirations
    Stuffle, Tracy Perrys

    Soprano
    Gooch, Karen Peck Karen Peck & New River
    Greene, TaRanda Greenes
    Hopper, Kim Hoppers
    Starkel, Tami Crist Crist Family
    Talley, Lauren Talley Trio

    Alto
    Bean, Peg McKamey McKameys
    Hopper, Connie Hoppers
    Stuffle, Libbi Perrys
    Talley, Debra Talley Trio
    Woodard, Carol McKameys

    Musician
    Collingsworth, Kim Collingsworth Family
    Cook, Martin Inspirations
    Holt, Matthew Perrys
    Parton, Tim Legacy Five
    Stice, Jeff Triumphant Qt

    Songwriter
    Bishop, Mark
    Brady, Jim
    Griffin, Rodney
    Hinson, Ronny
    Wilkinson, Dianne

    Album
    Everyday People Greater Vision
    Know So Salvation Legacy Five
    Look No Further Perrys
    Things Are Different Now Inspirations
    True To The Call Kingdom Heirs

  12. Hmm…well I’ll predict Artist, Mixed Group, Trio, and Male Quartet for now.

    Artist:
    Triumphant Qt
    Booth Brothers
    Inspirations
    Legacy Five
    Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    (I predict Gerald Wolfe’s nomination will split the GV votes)

    Male Quartet:
    Triumphant Qt
    Inspirations
    Legacy Five
    Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    Kingdom Heirs
    (tough call, but I think BF&A might be edged out by KHQ)

    Trio:
    Booth Brothers
    Greater Vision
    Karen Peck & New River
    Talley Trio
    Jeff & Sheri Easter

    Mixed Quartet
    Perrys
    Hoppers
    McKameys
    Isaacs
    Collingsworth Family

  13. My guesses for the top 5 would be the following:

    Horizon Group:
    Tribute Quartet
    Old Paths
    Crabb Revival
    Crist Family
    Austin’s Bridge

    Horizon Individual:
    Jacob Kitson
    Matthew Browder
    Jeremy Lile
    Jordan LeFevre
    Justin Rivers

    Artist:
    Perrys
    Triumphant Quartet
    Greater Vision
    Legacy Five
    Booth Brothers

    Soloist:
    Ivan Parker
    Janet Paschal
    Gordon Mote
    Mark Bishop
    Jason Crabb

    Trio:
    Talley Trio
    Whisnants
    Booth Brothers
    Greater Vision
    Mark Trammell Trio

    Mixed Quartet:
    Perrys
    Hoppers
    Collingsworth Family
    McKameys
    Hayes Family

    Male Quartet:
    Gold City
    Dove Brothers
    Kindom Heirs
    Legacy Five
    Triumphant Quartet

    Male Singer:
    Gerald Wolfe
    Arthur Rice
    Ivan Parker
    Ronnie Booth
    Scott Fowler

    Female Singer:
    Libbi Stuffle
    Kim Hopper
    Debra Talley
    Sheri Easter
    Karen Peck Gooch

    Soprano:
    Kim Hopper
    TaRanda Greene
    Karen Peck Gooch
    Charlotte Ritchie
    Sonya Isaacs

    Alto:
    Libbi Stuffle
    Debra Talley
    Susan Whisnant
    Sheri Easter
    Connie Hopper

    Tenor:
    Steve Ladd
    Jason Waldroup
    Brian Free
    Ernie Haase
    Billy Hodges

    Lead:
    Arthur Rice
    Scott Fowler
    Clayton Inman
    Ronnie Booth
    McCray Dove

    Baritone:
    Scott Inman
    Mark Trammell
    Rodney Griffin
    Scott Howard
    Jim Brady

    Bass:
    Tracy Stuffle
    Ray Reese
    Mike Holcombe
    Aaron McCune
    Glenn Dustin

    Young Artist:
    Joseph Habedank
    Dustin Sweatman
    Devin McGlamery
    Josh Simpson
    Amber Thompson

    Songwriter:
    Dianne Wilkinson
    Rodney Griffin
    Ronnie Hinson
    Gerald Crabb
    Phil Cross

    Musician:
    Kim Collingsworth
    Tim Parton
    Matthew Holt
    Roger Fortner
    Jeff Stice

    Album:
    Everyday People
    Look No Further
    True to the Call
    Real Faith
    Things Are Different Now or Once upon a Cross

    If they did it these would be the picks for Song:
    Holy Shore
    The Great I Am Still Is
    If You Only Knew
    Praying Man
    What We Needed

    My votes will be going primarily for the first artist I listed under each category.They REALLY need to let us subscribers vote online…instead of mailing it in….

  14. This isn’t necessarily who I would vote for, but they are my predictions of who will make it into the top 5:

    Favorite Artist of the Year
    Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    Gold City
    Greater Vision
    Legacy Five
    Perrys

    Mixed Group
    Browns
    Collingsworth Family
    Hoppers
    Isaacs
    Perrys

    Male Quartet
    Brian Free & Assurance
    Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    Gaither Vocal Band
    Gold City
    Legacy Five

    Trio
    Booth Brothers
    Greater Vision
    Jeff & Sheri Easter
    Karen Peck & New River
    Mark Trammell Trio

    Soloist
    Bishop, Mark
    Crabb, Jason
    Lowry, Mark
    Mote, Gordon
    Paschal, Janet

    Male Singer
    Bishop, Mark Soloist
    Booth, Michael Booth Brothers
    Booth, Ronnie Booth Brothers
    Free, Brian Brian Free & Assurance
    Wolfe, Gerald Greater Vision

    Female Singer
    Easter, Sheri Jeff & Sheri Easter
    Gooch, Karen Peck Karen Peck & New River
    Hopper, Kim Hoppers
    Paschal, Janet Soloist
    Talley, Lauren Talley Trio

    Horizon Individual
    Barker, Pat Dixie Echoes
    Crist, Breana Crist Family
    LeFevre, Jordan LeFevre Qt
    Lile, Jeremy Brian Free & Assurance
    Rivers, Justin Austins Bridge

    Horizon Group
    Aaron & Amanda Crabb
    Austins Bridge
    Crabb Revival
    Crist Family
    Soul’d Out Qt

    Young Artist
    Free, Ricky Brian Free & Assurance
    McGlamery, Devin Karen Peck & New River
    Simpson, Josh Gold City
    Thompson, Amber Nelons
    Trammell, Nick Perrys

    Tenor
    Booth, Michael Booth Brothers
    Free, Brian Brian Free & Assurance
    Haase, Ernie Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    Seamans, Frank Legacy Five
    Waldroup, Jason Greater Vision

    Lead
    Booth, Ronnie Booth Brothers
    Fowler, Scott Legacy Five
    Shivers, Bill Brian Free & Assurance
    Wilburn, Jonathan Gold City
    Wolfe, Gerald Greater Vision

    Baritone
    Anderson, Doug Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    Brady, Jim Booth Brothers
    Inman, Scott Triumphant Quartet
    Selph, Derrick Brian Free & Assurance
    Trammell, Mark Mark Trammell Trio

    Bass
    Chapman, Jeff Kingdom Heirs
    Duncan, Tim Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    Dustin, Glenn Legacy Five
    Lile, Jeremy Brian Free & Assurance
    Stuffle, Tracy Perrys

    Soprano
    Gooch, Karen Peck Karen Peck & New River
    Greene, TaRanda Greenes
    Hopper, Kim Hoppers
    Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs
    Ritchie, Charlotte Jeff & Sheri Easter

    Alto
    Easter, Sheri Jeff & Sheri Easter
    Hopper, Connie Hoppers
    Penhollow, Terah Crabb Crabb Revival
    Stuffle, Libbi Perrys
    Talley, Debra Talley Trio

    Musician
    Collingsworth, Kim Collingsworth Family
    Fortner, Roger McKameys
    Free, Ricky Brian Free & Assurance
    Holt, Matthew Perrys
    Parton, Tim Legacy Five

    Songwriter
    Atkinson, Ricky
    Brady, Jim
    Crabb, Gerald
    Hinson, Ronny
    Rowland, Kyla

    Album
    Carry On Booth Brothers
    Look No Further Perrys
    Once Upon A Cross Mark Trammell Trio
    Real Faith Brian Free & Assurance
    You Gotta Love It Triumphant Qt

  15. Would Charlotte Ritchie leaving Jeff & Sheri Easter disquallify her from the award @ NQC? (although she may get the nomination since some fans still exclusivley get SG news out of the SN magazine. The press releases can be nearly 3 months old when printed in a magazine)

    What about Jon Willburn & Jason Waldroup?

  16. In response to comment number 9: Is there a reason why you had to post that? EHSS has fans who suscribe to that magazine to read it. They don’t just do it to vote for the guys.

  17. DJ, the reason that I posted comment 9 was to respond to comment 5. No, I didn’t have to. I didn’t say all EHSS fans subscribe for thar reason, just some of them, just some of them.

    In other words, is there a reason why you had to post that? 🙂

  18. That’s what I get for posting when I’m in a hurry.

  19. Sorry Grigs, I guess I just took it the wrong way.

  20. The main point is that not all EHSS fans are SG fans, but the non-SG people are some of the most loyal fans they’ve got. Some of these folks travel hundreds of miles for a concert so 20 bucks just to help Ernie and the guys win an an award is no big deal.

    No apology necessary, DJ.

  21. I am one of the groupies. I will definitely drive a couple of hours to see the guys!

  22. Would love to see the Crabb kids win something they have not in won in a few years.

  23. Artist of the Year
    Booth Brothers
    Greater Vision
    Perrys
    Inspirations
    Ivan Parker

    Mixed Group
    Collingsworth Family
    Freemans
    Hoppers
    McKameys
    Perrys

    Male Quartet
    Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    Inspirations
    Kingdom Heirs
    Legacy Five
    Triumphant Quartet

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

    Soloist
    Bishop, Mark
    Crabb, Jason
    Lowry, Mark
    Mote, Gordon
    Parker, Ivan

    Male Singer
    Booth, Michael Booth Brothers
    Fowler, Scott Legacy Five
    Parker, Ivan Soloist
    Rice, Arthur Kingdom Heirs
    Wolfe, Gerald Greater Vision

    Female Singer
    Bean, Peg McKamey McKameys
    Easter, Sheri Jeff & Sheri Easter
    Hopper, Kim Hoppers
    Stuffle, Libbi Perrys
    Talley, Debra Talley Trio

    Horizon Individual
    Barker, Pat Dixie Echoes
    Kitson, Jacob Tribute Qt
    Lile, Jeremy Brian Free & Assurance
    Paschal, Daryl Down East Boys
    Rivers, Justin Austins Bridge

    Horizon Group
    Austins Bridge
    Crabb Revival
    Crist Family
    Old Paths
    Tribute Qt

    Young Artist
    Fortner, Eli McKameys
    Free, Ricky Brian Free & Assurance
    Habedank, Joseph Perrys
    Sweatman, Dustin Mark Trammell Trio
    Trammell, Nick Perrys

    Tenor
    Booth, Michael Booth Brothers
    Free, Brian Brian Free & Assurance
    Haase, Ernie Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    Seamans, Frank Legacy Five
    Waldroup, Jason Greater Vision

    Lead
    Booth, Ronnie Booth Brothers
    Dibler, Matt Inspirations
    Fowler, Scott Legacy Five
    Inman, Clayton Triumphant Quartet
    Rice, Arthur Kingdom Heirs

    Baritone
    Anderson, Doug Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    Griffin, Rodney Greater Vision
    Howard, Scott Legacy Five
    Inman, Scott Triumphant Quartet
    Trammell, Mark Mark Trammell Trio

    Bass
    Bennett, Eric Triumphant Quartet
    Duncan, Tim Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    Dustin, Glenn Legacy Five
    Holcomb, Mike Inspirations
    Stuffle, Tracy Perrys

    Soprano
    Fortner, Connie McKameys
    Gooch, Karen Peck Karen Peck & New River
    Greene, TaRanda Greenes
    Hopper, Kim Hoppers
    Talley, Lauren Talley Trio

    Alto
    Easter, Sheri Jeff & Sheri Easter
    Hopper, Connie Hoppers
    Stuffle, Libbi Perrys
    Talley, Debra Talley Trio
    Whisnant, Susan Whisnants

    Musician
    Collingsworth, Kim Collingsworth Family
    Cook, Martin Inspirations
    Holt, Matthew Perrys
    Parton, Tim Legacy Five
    Stice, Jeff Triumphant Qt

    Songwriter
    Bishop, Mark
    Griffin, Rodney
    Rowland, Kyla
    Farris, Sheryl
    Gaither, Bill

    Album
    Everyday People Greater Vision
    Know So Salvation Legacy Five
    Look No Further Perrys
    Things Are Different Now Inspirations
    You Gotta Love It Triumphant Qt

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