Singing News (SGMA) announces Fan Awards performers, guests

Yesterday, Singing News posted a list of performers and guests at this year’s Fan Awards, the first not at the National Quartet Convention in many years. They were able to arrange for appearances by a number of the nominees, including all five up for “Favorite Artist.” Announced performers and guests include:

  • Booth Brothers
  • Brian Free & Assurance
  • Greater Vision
  • Guy Penrod
  • Inspirations
  • Jason Crabb
  • Karen Peck & New River
  • Kingdom Heirs
  • Legacy Five
  • McKameys (Hat Tip, Brady)
  • Perrys
  • Ronny Hinson
  • Triumphant Quartet
  • Whisnants

This means that nominees not listed as attending (“listed as” being the operative phrase) include:

  • Ball Brothers (1 nomination)
  • Charlotte Ritchie (2 nominations)
  • Collingsworth Family (2 nominations)
  • Ernie Haase & Signature Sound (4 nominations)
  • Gaither Vocal Band (1 nomination) – though Gaither himself is expected to be there and could accept on David Phelps’ behalf if Phelps wins.
  • Gold City (1 nomination)
  • Gordon Mote (1 nomination)
  • Greenes (3 nominations)
  • Hoppers (4 nominations)
  • Isaacs (2 nominations)
  • Ivan Parker (2 nominations)
  • Jeff & Sheri Easter (5 nominations)
  • Mark Bishop (1 nomination)
  • Mark Trammell Quartet (1 nomination, counting Pat Barker)
  • McKameys (3 nominations)
  • Nelons (1 nomination)
  • Soul’d Out (1 nomination)
  • Talley Trio (1 nomination)

Again, despite the fact that the announcement listed “performers” and “other guests,” some of these other nominees may well end up making it out.

UPDATE (9/10/10): It has been clarified to me that the story linked above is an SGMA (Southern Gospel Music Association) press release, not a Singing News press release, and may not be inclusive of all performers attending.

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  1. Here’s predicting that next year NQC/SN will figure this one out and bring the awards back to Louisville.

  2. I have kind of lost interest in the whole thing.

  3. What did Penrod get nominated for?

  4. I would have to assume the Hoppers are going to be there considering Connie is being inducted into the Hall of Fame.

    • I hope they can make it; I would have thought they would have made a listing of highlighted guests, though.

  5. I would assume that *most* of those that are nominated will be there.

  6. I know for a fact that McKameys will be in attendance. And I’m in agreement with Chris in assuming that most nominated artist would likely be there. Also agreeing with Tyler in the hopes that SN and NQC can reason together and bring the awards back to NQC.

    • I would love to see them make it into a showcase on Saturday afternoon… I just hope NQC/SN can work things out so everyone will be happy…

      • I agree, Nate. Last year, fans saw exactly how much pressure the artists experienced because the awards had run way over. I don’t see why they don’t make room for the awards on Saturday afternoon or any other afternoon for that matter.

  7. It would suit me fine if the awards were presented in private or if they simply announced the winners. I’ve only attended one presentation and found the acceptance speeches in particular to be fairly boring.

    On the other hand, I love speculating about who should, could or would be nominated. The whole process leading up to the awards is fun for me. I’m glad they added an additional round a few years ago. That just makes it more interesting.

    I love finding out who wins, too…just not so much watching or listening to them win.

    • I think Michael Booth makes his speeches interesting. I still love his comment about getting the “favorite tenor” award–“You know you’re reading out these names, Brian Free, Ernie Haase, and I’m going ‘Those guys are tenors, I’m a niner!'” 😀

  8. My husband and I will be attending this year! It’s a long ride but we’re really looking forward to being there!