Quite a few Southern Gospel magazines and websites offer “best of” contests and awards shows. But they often cover much the same ground: Favorite artist, song, album, male singer, female singer, soprano, alto, tenor, lead, baritone, bass, and the like. Let’s do something different. Let’s honor the best Southern Gospel videos—concept videos, behind-the-scenes videos (including studio videos), and live concert videos. For each category, we’ll do a nominations post and a follow-up post with a poll featuring the top nominees.
The original intent in this category was to list the top five nominees, but since there were only nine overall nominees, and I would have had to cast a decisive tie-breaking vote to choose the fifth spot, let’s just add them all to the poll.
Let’s start with concept videos. What were the best Southern Gospel concept videos posted this year? We accepted nominations on Monday; now, it’s time to vote! Here are the nominees; pick the one you think is the best.
- “Sometimes I Wonder,” Ernie Haase and Signature Sound: 32.85%
- “Cookes and Hinsons,” Zach and Rodney: 23.34%
- “While I Still Can,” Devin McGlamery: 14.18%
- “Something To Say,” Dills: 10.95%
- “Excuse Me, Are You Jesus,” Nelons: 8.62%
- “Love is Stronger,” Jason Crabb: 6.1%
- “Lead Me Home.” Freemans: 2.51%
- “Kneel,” Akins: 1.08%
- “The Scarlet Cord,” Southern Raised: 0.36%
There were 557 votes cast.
Links to nominee videos:
- Akins – Kneel – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhA5KPSCbmM
- Devin McGlamery – While I Still Can – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQf0SK1hAOA
- Dills – Something to Say – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NuAbpTA9co
- Ernie Haase & Signature Sound – Sometimes I Wonder – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXyQOrKZiFA
- Freemans – Lead Me Home – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkxRmtN2sTA
- Jason Crabb – Love is Stronger – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZuWbA2LnlE
- Nelons – Excuse Me, Are You Jesus? – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TT-UsiPQ6o
- Southern Raised – The Scarlet Cord – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wvvs2tk0RPU
- Zach and Rodney – Cookes and Hinsons – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaRNtmkcn44