Guess the Baby Picture Contest #9

Do you know your favorite Southern Gospel singers well enough that you would recognize them anywhere—even in pictures from when they were children?

Let’s find out. We’ve had great fun with episodes 123456, 7 and 8. With eight pictures left, we plan to run four each this week and next, to bring this series to a close. Can you name these four singers?

UPDATE (6/29/11, 10:10 PM): We have a winner! The Garms Family, who were also the first to correctly identify Tami Crist Starkel, correctly guessed Jeremy Peace as singer #1, in the first submission with all four correct. This brings our longest-running installment yet to a happy ending.

Singer 1 (Jeremy Peace)

Correctly guessed to be Jeremy Peace of the Old Paths Quartet (and formerly of the Kingsmen).

Singer 2 (Tami Crist Starkel)

Correctly guessed to be the Crist Family’s soprano, Tami Crist Starkel.

Singer 3 (Jackie Crist)

Correctly guessed to be the Crist Family’s other soprano, Jackie Crist.

Singer 4 (Riley Clark)

Correctly guessed to be Tribute Quartet’s tenor, Riley Harrison Clark.

The first person to guess all four correctly will receive a copy of the 2000 Kingsmen recording Proven…Time & Time Again.

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Guess the Baby Picture Contest (Part 8)

Do you know your favorite Southern Gospel singers well enough that you would recognize them anywhere—even in pictures from when they were children?

Let’s find out. We’ve had great fun with episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. This round might be a little harder; all of these singers are old enough that the pictures are in their original black and white. However, all three remain at the forefront of nationally known groups today. Can you name these three singers?

Update, 11:10 PM 6/21/2011: We have a winner! Congratulations, Ross!

Singer 1 (Phil Collingsworth)

Singer 2 (Chris Allman)

Singer 3 (Gerald Williams)

The first person to guess all three correctly will receive a copy of the Kingdom Heirs’ Forever Changed, featuring the original rendition of “I Know I’m Going There.”

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Guess the Baby Picture Contest (Part 7)

Do you know your favorite Southern Gospel singers well enough that you would recognize them anywhere—even in pictures from when they were children?

Let’s find out. We’ve had great fun with episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. Can you name these three singers?

UPDATE: We have a winner!

Singer 1 (Scott Inman)

Correctly guessed to be Scott Inman of Triumphant Quartet.

Singer 2 (Stewart Varnado)

Correctly guessed to be Stewart Varnado of the Dixie Echoes.

Singer 3 (Chris Allman)

Correctly guessed to be Chris Allman of Greater Vision.

The first person to correctly name all three in a single post will win a copy of Mark Bishop’s 2006 album Everyday.

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Guess the Baby Picture Contest (Part 6)

Do you know your favorite Southern Gospel singers well enough that you would recognize them anywhere—even in pictures from when they were children?

Let’s find out. Can you name these three singers?

We’ve had great fun with episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. In case anyone was wondering: No, this won’t be a permanent site feature! There are enough pictures on hand for another post or two after this one. So enjoy the fun while it lasts!

UPDATE, 3:13 PM: We have a winner!

Singer 1 (Breana Crist)

Singer 2 (David Ragan)

Singer 3 (Jon Epley)

The first person to correctly name all three in a single post will win a copy of the Inspirations’ 2004 album What a Day.

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Guess the Baby Picture Contest (Part 5)

Do you know your favorite Southern Gospel personalities well enough that you would recognize them anywhere—even in pictures from when they were children?

Let’s find out. Can you name these three individuals?

We’ve had great fun with episodes 1, 2, 3, and 4. This week is more challenging in a way, since all the pictures are old enough to be black-and-white—but easier in a way, since all three people are members of groups who have won a shelf-full of Singing News Fan Awards.

Singer 1 (Clayton Inman)

Correctly guessed to be Clayton Inman!

Singer 2 (Libbi Perry Stuffle)

Correctly guessed to be Libbi Perry Stuffle!

Singer 3 (Bryan Hutson)

Correctly guessed to be Kingsmen lead singer Bryan Hutson!

The first person to guess all three correctly will win a copy of the Kingdom Heirs’ Gonna Keep Telling CD.

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Guess the Baby Picture Contest (Part 4)

Do you know your favorite Southern Gospel personalities well enough that you would recognize them anywhere—even in pictures from when they were children?

Let’s find out.

We’ve had great fun with episodes 1, 2, and 3. Here’s another installment: Can you name these three individuals?

Individual 1

Individual 2

Individual 3

The first person to correctly name all three in a single post will win a copy of Mark Bishop’s 2005 project There is Love . . . then there is His Love. One should be pretty easy, but on the flip side, one is of a face many of you haven’t seen in person and should be quite challenging.

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Guess the Baby Picture Contest (Part 3)

Do you know your favorite Southern Gospel personalities well enough that you would recognize them anywhere—even in pictures from when they were children?

Let’s find out.

We’ve had great fun with episode 1 and episode 2. Here’s another installment: Can you name these three individuals?

UPDATE, 12:01 P.M: We have a winner! “brent” correctly guessed that #1 was Scoot Shelnut, #2 was yours truly, and #3 was Randy Shelnut. We have extended the deadline on #4 to midnight tonight, to keep the fun going. Hint: #4 is a non-performing member of the Southern Gospel industry.

Individual 1 (Correctly guessed as Scoot Shelnut):

Individual 2 (Correctly guessed as Daniel J. Mount):

Individual 3 (Correctly guessed as Randy Shelnut Sr.):

The first commenter to guess all three correctly will win a copy of Stories by the Bishops.

Oh, and this episode even has a bonus question! If you’re the first to guess this individual correctly, and you reply before midnight (EST) tonight, you get There is Love…then there is His Love for getting just this one right!

Update, 5/17/11: Regrettably, nobody got this one right before the (third) deadline! I actually stumped everyone, for once!

Bonus Individual (Clarke Beasley):

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Guess the Baby Picture Contest (Part 2)

We had a lot of fun with last week’s contest. The first episode kicked off the contest with a blast, with a row of mistaken guesses on singer #1 (Pat Barker) so funny that he ultimately came in himself to offer his thoughts.

Do you know your favorite Southern Gospel personalities well enough that you would recognize them anywhere—even in pictures from when they were children?

Let’s find out. Can you name these three individuals?

UPDATE, 2:10 PM: This round must have been easier! After 62 comments, J.C. Johnson nailed it with correct guesses of Debra Talley, Dianne Wilkinson, and Gary Casto!

Individual #1 (Debra Talley):

Individual #2 (Dianne Wilkinson):

Individual #3 (Gary Casto):

There shouldn’t be any confusion over the fact that today’s entry features two ladies and a man! The first commenter to guess all three correctly will win a CD by a group with the same male/female ratio—a sealed copy of Karen Peck and New River’s 1997 Makin’ a Difference.

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Guess the Baby Picture Contest (Part 1)

Do you know your favorite singers well enough that you would recognize them anywhere—even in pictures from when they were children?

Let’s find out. Can you name these three performers?

UPDATE, 5/3/11, 9:28 AM: 26 1/2 hours and 146 comments later, we have a winner! The three individuals are Pat Barker (Mark Trammell Quartet), Lauren Talley (Talley Trio), and Bryan Hutson (Kingsmen)!

Singer 1: Pat Barker

singer 1

Singer 2: Lauren Talley

Correctly guessed by Brian, who posted the first guess, and by several others. The prize, though, goes to the first person to guess all three!

singer 2

Singer 3: Bryan Hutson

singer 3

The first person to name all three correctly wins a copy of Ivan Parker’s Under Grace CD as a prize.

Strategy tip: If you only post one, (a) it doesn’t count, and (b) if you’re right, it only gives others a head start to beating you!

And even if you don’t win this one . . . we have future installments in the works!

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Parody Verse contest wraps up

A little over a week ago, David Mac emailed me an idea for a parody verse contest. I replied that I didn’t think more than about five unique commenters would enter, and I preferred to do contests where a broader participation was expected. The contest was here.

I will confess that I was hoping to be proven wrong. Though I ended up right, we certainly had some fun along the way!

Entries:

  • LeviSJ to the tune of “What We Needed”
  • Clarence Grigsby to the tune of “I’m Building a Bridge”
  • Clarence Grigsby to the tune of “Blood Washed Band”
  • Brian to the tune of “Give the World a Smile” (addendum by TGF – The Garms Family)
  • YankeeGospelGirl to the tune of “Let’s Talk About Jesus…Amen”
  • Josh to the tune of “Wedding Music” (addendum by David Mac)
  • quartet-man to the tune of “Excuses”
  • TGF to the tune of “Wedding Music”
  • TGF to the tune of “Oh, my Lord, What a Time”
  • TGF to the tune of “I Don’t Want to Live No More Without Jesus”
  • David Mac to the tune of “Trying to Get a Glimpse”

So we ended up with eight unique contestants and eleven unique entries (counting collaborations as one entry). Since we didn’t have 20 contestants, there’s no need for formal voting. So, let’s just indicate in the comments below—which was your favorite?

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