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About the Singing News Fan AwardsEdit

The Singing News Fan Awards....

List of AwardsEdit

Favorite GroupEdit

1970 - Happy Goodman Family
1971 - Oak Ridge Boys
1972 - Inspirations
1973 - Happy Goodman Family
1974-1978 - Inspirations
1979 - Hinsons
1980 - Kingsmen
1982-1984 - Cathedrals
1985 - Kingsmen
1986-1987 - Cathedrals
1988-1993 - Gold City
1994-1996 - Cathedrals
2007 - Booth Brothers


Favorite Traditional Male QuartetEdit

1981 - Kingsmen
1997-1999 - Cathedrals
2000-2001 - Gold City
2002 - Dove Brothers
2003 - Gold City
2004 - Legacy Five
2005 - Inspirations
2006 - (tie) Inspirations and Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
2008 - Legacy Five
2009-2010 - Triumphant Quartet

Favorite Mixed GroupEdit

1981 - Rex Nelon Singers
1997-2003 - Hoppers
2004-2006 - Perrys
2008-2010 - Hoppers

Favorite TrioEdit

1997-1998 - Bishops
1999-2006 - Greater Vision
2008-2009 - Booth Brothers

Favorite SoloistEdit

2009-2010 - Ivan Parker

Favorite Artist of the YearEdit

2008-2010 - Booth Brothers

Album of the YearEdit

1970 - This Is My Valley - Rambos
1971 - Good Times - Happy Goodman Family
1989 - Movin' Up - Gold City
1990 - I've Just Started Living - Cathedrals
1991 - Windows of Home - Gold City
1992 - Wish You Were Here - Kingsmen
1993 - Pillars of Faith - Gold City
1994 - Pillars of Faith - Gold City
1995 - High and Lifted Up - Cathedrals
1996 - A Cathedrals Reunion - Cathedrals
1997 - We Want America Back - Steeles
1998 - 4 God So Loved - Brian Free and Assurance
1999 - Faithful - Cathedrals
2000 - Far Beyond This Place - Greater Vision
2001 - Are You Ready? - Gold City
2002 - Live at First Baptist Atlanta - Greater Vision
2003 - Quartets - Greater Vision
2004 - The Journey Ahead - Inspirations
2005 - Faces - Greater Vision
2006 - Remembering the Happy Goodmans - Perrys
2007 - Live in Music City - Legacy Five
2008 - Carry On - Booth Brothers
2009 - Room for More - Booth Brothers
2010 - Jubilee with Greater Vision, Legacy Five, Booth Brothers

Song of the YearEdit

1970 - "Sheltered in the Arms of God"
1971 - "I Know"
1972 - "The Lighthouse"
1973 - "He Pilots My Ship"
1974 - "Touring That City"
1975 - "What a Beautiful Day (For the Lord to Come Again)"
1976 - "Jesus Is Mine"
1977 - "Learning to Lean"
1978-1979 - "Standing on the Solid Rock"
1980 - "Come Morning"
1981 - "Sweet Beulah Land"
1982 - "Canaanland Is Just in Sight"
1983 - "Step Into the Water"
1984 - "O for a Thousand Tongues"
1985-1986 - "When He Was on the Cross (I Was on His Mind)"
1987 - "When I Get Carried Away"
1988 - "Midnight Cry"
1989 - "God on the Mountain"
1990 - "Here I Am"
1991 - "Somebody Touched the Lord"
1992 - "Wish You Were Here" - Kingsmen
1993 - "There Rose a Lamb" - Gold City
1994 - "Arise!" - McKameys
1995 - "Jesus Has Risen" - Cathedrals
1996 - "Serenaded by Angels" - Kirk Talley
1997 - "Yes, I Know" - Gaither Vocal Band
1998 - "I Am Redeemed" - Poet Voices
1999 - "My Name Is Lazarus" - Greater Vision
2000 - "Just One More Soul" - Greater Vision
2001 - "Four Days Late" - Karen Peck & New River
2002 - "I'll Not Turn My Back on Him Now" - Inspirations
2003 - "We Need to Thank God" - Inspirations
2004 - "Just Ask" - Greater Vision
2005 - "Faces" - Greater Vision
2006 - "He Saw It All" - Booth Brothers
2007 - "I Have Not Forgotten" - Inspirations
2008 - "Look for Me at Jesus' Feet" - Booth Brothers
2009 - "What Salvation's Done for Me" - Booth Brothers
2010 - "If You Knew Him" - Perrys

Favorite Male SingerEdit

1970 - Dale Shelnut
1971-1972 - Rusty Goodman
1973 - Duane Allen
1974-1976 - Archie Watkins
1977-1980 - James Blackwood
1981 - Jim Hamill
1982 - Rex Nelon
1983 - Kirk Talley
1984-1985 - Jim Hamill
1986 - Wendy Bagwell
1987 - Brian Free
1988 - Squire Parsons
1989-1995 - Ivan Parker
1996 - Kirk Talley
1997 - Ivan Parker
1998 - Kirk Talley
1999-2000 - George Younce
2001-2005 - Gerald Wolfe
2006-2007 - Ivan Parker
2008 - Gerald Wolfe
2009 - Ronnie Booth (Booth Brothers)
2010 - Ivan Parker

Favorite Female SingerEdit

1970-1972 - Vestal Goodman (Happy Goodman Family)
1973 - Ann Downing (Downings)
1974 - Eva Mae LeFevre (LeFevres)
1975 - Vestal Goodman (Happy Goodman Family)
1976-1977 - Chris Hawkins (Hinsons)
1978 - Vestal Goodman (Happy Goodman Family)
1979 - Janet Paschal
1980-1982 - Kelly Nelon (Rex Nelon Singers)
1983-1984 - Connie Hopper (Hoppers)
1985-1987 - Debra Talley (Talleys)
1988 - Kelly Nelon (Rex Nelon Singers)
1989-1994 - Peg McKamey Bean (McKameys)
1995-1998 - Sheri Easter (Jeff & Sheri Easter)
1999-2001 - Kim Hopper (Hoppers)
2002 - Peg McKamey Bean (McKameys)
2003 - Kim Hopper (Hoppers)
2004 - Debra Talley (Talley Trio)
2005 - Libbi Perry Stuffle (Perrys)
2006-2010 - Kim Hopper (Hoppers)

Favorite SopranoEdit

1985 - Sandi Patti
1986-1996 - Karen Peck Gooch
1997-2010 - Kim Hopper (Hoppers)

Favorite AltoEdit

1985-1986 Debra Talley
1987 - Kelly Nelon Thompson
1988-1989 - Debra Talley
1990 - Kelly Nelon Thompson
1991-1997 - Sheri Easter
1998-2000 - Connie Hopper
2001-2002 - Sheri Easter
2003 - Debra Talley
2004 - Sheri Easter
2005-2006 - Libbi Perry Stuffle
2007 - Debra Talley
2008 - Sheri Easter
2009-2010 - Libbi Perry Stuffle (Perrys)

Favorite TenorEdit

1971 - Tommy Atwood (Florida Boys)
1972-1973 - Archie Watkins (Inspirations)
1974-1975 - Johnny Cook (Happy Goodman Family)
1976 - Johnny Parrack (Kingsmen)
1977 - Pat Hoffmaster (Blackwood Brothers)
1978 - Jerry Trammell (Florida Boys)
1979 - Archie Watkins (Inspirations)
1980-1981 - Ernie Phillips (Kingsmen)
1982 - Archie Watkins (Inspirations)
1983-1984 - Kirk Talley (Cathedrals)
1985-1987 - Danny Funderburk (Cathedrals)
1988-1993 - Brian Free (Gold City)
1994-1997 - Ernie Haase (Cathedrals)
1998 - Brian Free (Brian Free and Assurance)
1999 - Ernie Haase (Cathedrals)
2000-2001 - Jay Parrack (Gold City)
2002 - Brian Free (Brian Free and Assurance)
2003 - Ernie Haase (Ernie Haase & Signature Sound)
2004 - Jason Waldroup (Greater Vision)
2005-2006 - Ernie Haase (Ernie Haase & Signature Sound)
2007 - Jason Waldroup (Greater Vision)
2008-2010 - Michael Booth (Booth Brothers)

Favorite LeadEdit

1971-1972 - Duane Allen (Oak Ridge Boys)
1973 - LaVerne Tripp (Blue Ridge Quartet)
1974-1975 - Jim Hamill (Kingsmen)
1976 - Kenny Hinson (Hinsons)
1977 - Troy Burns (Inspirations)
1978 - Kenny Hinson (Hinsons)
1979 - Jimmy Blackwood (Blackwood Brothers)
1980 - Kenny Hinson (Hinsons)
1981-1983 - Jim Hamill (Kingsmen)
1984 - Glen Payne (Cathedrals)
1985 - Jim Hamill (Kingsmen)
1986-1987 - Glen Payne (Cathedrals)
1988-1993 - Ivan Parker (Gold City)
1994-1999 - Glen Payne (Cathedrals)
2000-2001 - Jonathan Wilburn (Gold City)
2002 - Gerald Wolfe (Greater Vision)
2003-2005 - Jonathan Wilburn (Gold City)
2006 - Gerald Wolfe (Greater Vision)
2007 - Scott Fowler (Legacy Five)
2008-2010 - Ronnie Booth (Booth Brothers)

Favorite BaritoneEdit

1971 - Glen Allred (Florida Boys)
1972 - Rusty Goodman (Happy Goodman Family)
1973 - Eddie Dietz (Inspirations)
1974 - Sam Goodman (Happy Goodman Family)
1975 - Eddie Dietz (Inspirations)
1976 - Cecil Blackwood (Blackwood Brothers)
1977 - Larry Hinson (Hinsons)
1978 - Cecil Blackwood (Blackwood Brothers)
1979 - Eddie Dietz (Inspirations)
1980 - Cecil Blackwood (Blackwood Brothers)
1981 - Wayne Maynard (Kingsmen)
1982 - Glen Payne (Cathedrals)
1983 - Mark Trammell (Cathedrals)
1984-1985 - Randy Shelnut (Dixie Echoes)
1986-1987 - Squire Parsons
1988 - Mark Trammell (Cathedrals)
1989-1991 - Mike LeFevre (Gold City)
1992-1993 - Parker Jonathan (Kingsmen)
1994-1999 - Scott Fowler (Cathedrals)
2000-2001 - Mark Trammell (Gold City)
2002-2003 - Rodney Griffin (Greater Vision)
2004 - Scott Howard (Legacy Five)
2005 - Mark Trammell (Mark Trammell Trio)
2006-2008 - Rodney Griffin (Greater Vision)
2009-2010 - Jim Brady (Booth Brothers)

Favorite BassEdit

1971-1972 - Billy Todd (Florida Boys)
1973 - Paul Downing (Downings)
1974-1976 - Mike Holcomb (Inspirations)
1977 - Buddy Liles (Florida Boys)
1978 - Mike Holcomb (Inspirations)
1979 - Ray Dean Reese (Kingsmen)
1980 - Rex Nelon (Rex Nelon Singers)
1981 - George Younce (Cathedrals)
1982 - Rex Nelon (Rex Nelon Singers)
1983-1984 - George Younce (Cathedrals)
1985 - Ray Dean Reese (Kingsmen)
1986-1988 - George Younce (Cathedrals)
1989-1991 - Tim Riley (Gold City)
1992-1999 - George Younce (Cathedrals)
2000-2001 - Tim Riley (Gold City)
2002 - Mike Holcomb (Inspirations)
2003 - Gene McDonald (Florida Boys)
2004 - Glenn Dustin (Legacy Five)
2005 - Mike Holcomb (Inspirations)
2006 - Tim Duncan (Ernie Haase & Signature Sound)
2007 - Glenn Dustin (Legacy Five)
2008 - Mike Holcomb (Inspirations)
2009-2010 - Eric Bennett (Triumphant Quartet)

Favorite MusicianEdit

1971-1973 - Howard Goodman (Happy Goodman Family)
1973 - Martin Cook (Inspirations)
1974 - Jimmy Swaggart
1975 - Derrell Stewart (Florida Boys)
1976 - Martin Cook (Inspirations)
1977-1978 - Derrell Stewart (Florida Boys)
1979 - Tommy Fairchild (Blackwood Brothers)
1980-1989 - Anthony Burger (Kingsmen)
1990-1991 - Garry Jones (Gold City)
1992 - Jeff Stice (Perfect Heart)
1993-1997 - Roger Bennett (Cathedrals)
2007 - Roger Bennett (Legacy Five)
2008-2010 - Jeff Stice (Triumphant Quartet)

Favorite Musician (non-pianist)Edit

1997-2000 - Steve "Rabbit" Easter (steel guitarist)
2001 - Mike Hopper (Hoppers) (drummer)
2002 - Roger Fortner (McKameys) (bass guitarist)
2003 - Tim Lovelace
2004-2005 - Tim Surrett (Kingsmen)
2006 - John Pfeifer (Pfeifers) (trumpeter)

Favorite PianistEdit

1998-1999 - Roger Bennett (Cathedrals)
2000-2006 - Roger Bennett (Legacy Five)

Horizon GroupEdit

1988 - Dixe Melody Boys
1989 - Kingdom Heirs
1990 - Down East Boys
1991 - Perfect Heart
1992 - Mullins
1993 - Kevin Spencer Family
1994 - Brian Free & Assurance
1995 - Won by One
1996 - Common Bond
1997 - Talley Trio
1998 - Florida Melody Boys
1999 - Dove Brothers Quartet
2000 - Legacy Five
2001 - Old Time Gospel Hour Quartet
2002 - Carolina Boys
2003 - Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
2004 - Safe Harbor
2005 - Mercy's Mark
2006 - LeFevre Quartet
2007 - Paid in Full
2008 -Tribute Quartet
2009 - Crist Family
2010 - Sou'd Out Quartet

Horizon IndividualEdit

1988 - Jeff Stice
1989 - Jane Greene
1990 - Amy Lambert (Greenes)
1991 - Ernie Haase (Cathedrals)
1992 - Scott Fowler (Cathedrals)
1993 - Sonya Isaacs (Isaacs)
1994 - Jay Parrack (Gold City)
1995 - David Hill (Gold City)
1996 - Seth Parsons
1997 - Bryan Hutson (Kingsmen)
1998 - Jon McBroom
1999 - David Phelps (Gaither Vocal Band)
2000 - Josh Cobb (Legacy Five)
2001 - Josh Garner (Florida Boys)
2002 - Scott Inman (Poet Voices)
2003 - Andrew Smith (Dove Brothers Quartet)
2004 - Eric Phillips (Mark Trammell Trio)
2005 - Frank Seamans (Legacy Five)
2006 - Wes Hampton (Gaither Vocal Band)
2007 - Nick Trammell (Perrys)
2008 - Jeremy Lile (Brian Free & Assurance)
2009 - Jacob Kitson (Greater Vision)
2010 - Morgan Easter (Jeff & Sheri Easter)

Favorite Young ArtistEdit

1988 - Gerald Wofle (Cathedrals)
1989 - Brian Free (Gold CIty)
1990 - Kim Hopper (Greenes)
1991 - Brian Free (Gold City)
1992 - Kenny Bishop (Bishops)
1993-1995 - Scott Fowler (Cathedrals)
1996-1999 - Jay Parrack (Gold City)
2000 - Jason Crabb (Crabb Family)
2001 - Lauren Talley (Talley Trio)
2002 - Jason Waldroup (Greater Vision)
2003-2004 - Lauren Talley (Talley Trio)
2005-2006 - Jason Waldroup (Greater Vision)
2007 - Scott Inman (Triumphant Quartet)
2008 - Nick Trammell (Perrys)
2009 - Joseph Habedank (Perrys)

Favorite SongwriterEdit

1986 - Squire Parsons
1987 - Kirk Talley
1988-1991 - Ronny Hinson
1992-1995 - Squire Parsons
1996-1997 - Kirk Talley
1998 - Phil Cross
1999-2010 - Rodney Griffin

Marvin Norcross AwardEdit

1981 - Caroll Stout
1982 - Wendy Bagwell (Wendy Bagwell and the Sunliters)
1983 - Les Beasley (Florida Boys)
1984 - Don Butler
1985 - W.B. Nowlin
1986 - Eldridge Fox (Kingsmen)
1987 - Glen Payne and George Younce
1988 - Jack Pittman (Palmetto State Quartet)
1989 - Roy Carter (Chuck Wagon Gang)
1990 - Squire Parsons
1991 - Paul Heil
1992 - Bob Brumley
1993 - Jake Hess
1994 - James Blackwood (Blackwood Brothers)
1995 - Buddy Liles (Florida Boys)
1996 - Tim Riley (Gold City)
1998 - Connie Hopper (Hoppers)
1999 - Archie Watkins (Inspirations)
2000 - Ed O'Neal (Dixie Melody Boys)
2001 - Reuben Bean (McKameys)
2002 - Martin Cook (Inspirations)
2003 - Glen Allred (Florida Boys)
2004 - Eddie & Janice Crook
2005 - Jackie & Elaine Wilburn
2008 - Maurice Templeton (Singing News & Templeton Tours)

Templeton/Norcross AwardEdit

2009 - Jerry Kirksey
2010 - Primitive Quartet

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