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2017 Singing News Fan Awards Top Ten Nominees Announced

The Singing News Fan Awards are the Southern Gospel industry's PREMIERE fan-voted awards, with winners decided by the readers of Singing News. This year's show is set to be another amazing event, taking place at the National Quartet Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, later this year.

This year we are announcing the Top 10 nominees during a special on-air broadcast on Singing News Radio. We will be updating this article as quickly as possible during the broadcast.  

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2017 Singing News Fan Awards Top Ten Nominations

Note: Nominations are listed in alphabetical order

New Artist
Cana’s Voice
Franks, Josh & Ashley
High Road
Master’s Promise
Sheldon Family
Sherry Anne  
Smith, Logan

Young Artist
Bowling, Hope—Bowling Family
Clark, Autumn Nelon—Nelons
Conkle, Trevor—Hoppers
Easter, Morgan—Jeff & Sheri Easter
Erwin, Katie—Erwins
Gooch, Kari—Karen Peck & New River
Hayes, Kennedy—Mylon Hayes Family
Hopper, Karlye—Hoppers
Smith, Logan—Soloist
Townsend, Josh—LeFevre Qt

Bishop, Mark          
Brady, Jim  
Crabb, Gerald
Gooch, Karen Peck
Griffin, Rodney          
Habedank, Joseph
Hinson, Ronny
Inman, Scott  
Rowland, Kyla
Wilkinson, Dianne

Radio Station
KJIC—Houston, TX
KTTK—Lebanon, MO
KWFC—Springfield, MO
WCON—Cornelia, GA
WEMM—Huntington, WV
WGUS—Augusta, GA
WHQA—Greenville, SC
WJBZ—Knoxville, TN
WXRI—Winston Salem, NC

Collingsworth, Kim—Collingsworth Family
Elliott, Bryan—Gold City
Hopper, Mike—Hoppers
Ivey, Trey—Legacy Five
Mote, Gordon—Soloist
Singletary, Josh—Tribute Qt
Stice, Jeff—Soloist
Stringfield, Andy—Kingdom Heirs
Williams, Kevin—Gaither Vocal Band
Wolfe, Gerald—Greater Vision

Bean, Peg McKamey—McKameys
Browder, Sonya—Browders
Clark, Kelly Nelon—Nelons
Easter, Sheri—Jeff & Sheri Easter
Hopper, Connie—Hoppers
Jackson, Susan Peck—Karen Peck & New River
Metz, Courtney—Collingsworth Family
Stuffle, Libbi—Perrys
Talley, Debra—Talleys
Whisnant, Susan—Whisnants

Blair, Brooklyn—Collingsworth Family
Brady, Melissa—Jim Brady Trio
Erwin, Katie—Erwins
Fortner, Connie—McKameys
Gooch, Karen Peck —Karen Peck & New River
Greene, TaRanda—Cana’s Voice
Hopper, Kim—Hoppers
Talley, Lauren—Talleys
Thompson, Amber Nelon—Nelons
Yeary, Sonya Isaacs—Isaacs

Allman, Chris—Greater Vision
Booth, Michael—Booth Brothers
Clark, Riley—Tribute Qt
Feemster, Josh—Legacy Five
Free, Brian—Brian Free & Assurance
Haase, Ernie—Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Martin, Jerry—Kingdom Heirs
Peace,  Jeremy—LeFevre Qt
Phelps, David—Gaither Vocal Band
Sutton, David—Triumphant Qt

Booth, Ronnie—Booth Brothers
Brady, Jim—Jim Brady Trio
Casto, Gary—Tribute Qt
Fowler, Scott—Legacy Five
Helwig, Michael—Blackwood Brothers
Hopper, Dean—Hoppers
Inman, Clayton—Triumphant Qt
Rice, Arthur—Kingdom Heirs
Shivers, Bill—Brian Free & Assurance
Wolfe, Gerald—Greater Vision

Griffin, Rodney—Greater Vision
Harris, Loren—Kingdom Heirs
Howard, Scott—Legacy Five
Inman, Scott—Triumphant Qt
Lancaster, Paul—Booth Brothers
LeFevre, Mike—LeFevre Qt
Riley, Daniel—Gold City
Rogers, Mike—Brian Free & Assurance
Singletary, Josh—Tribute Qt
Trammell, Mark—Mark Trammell Qt

Bennett, Eric—Triumphant Qt
Byrd, Randy—Mark Trammell Qt
Chapman, Jeff—Kingdom Heirs
Duncan, Tim—Canton Junction
Davis, Anthony—Tribute Qt
Fouch, Matt—Legacy Five
Harkey, Paul—Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Owens, Butch—Blackwood Brothers
Reese, Ray Dean—Kingsmen
West, Chris—Gold City

Dixie Echoes Band
Hoppers Band
Inspirations Band    
Isaacs Band
Jason Crabb Band
Jeff & Sheri Easter Band
Kingdom Heirs Band
McKameys Band    
Primitive Qt Band
Southern Raised Band

Barker, Pat
Bishop, Mark
Crabb, Jason
English, Michael
Habedank, Joseph
Ladd, Steve
Mote, Gordon
Parker, Ivan
Parsons, Squire    
Penrod, Guy

11th Hour
Booth Brothers    
Brian Free & Assurance
Bowling Family
Greater Vision  
Jim Brady Trio    

Mixed Group
Collingsworth Family
Karen Peck & New River
Mylon Hayes Family

Traditional Quartet
Blackwood Brothers
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Gold City
Kingdom Heirs
LeFevre Qt
Legacy Five
Mark Trammell Qt
Tribute Qt
Triumphant Qt

Between Here & Heaven— Booth Brothers
Faith & Family—Hyssongs
Full Sail— Mark Trammell Qt
Here For You— Tribute Qt
In The Hands Of A Carpenter—Legacy Five
Life Is Good— Hoppers
Live From The Smokies— Wilburn & Wilburn
Live Like We’re Redeemed—Brian Free & Assurance
Nature's Symphony In 432—Isaacs
Promises— Jim Brady Trio

Calling—Karen Peck & New River
He Does— Greater Vision
I Love You This Much— Whisnants
If We Ever Gotta Look— Hoppers
It’s What He’s Done—Wilburn & Wilburn
Living In The Promised Land—Triumphant Qt
My Father’s House—Nelons
Never Forsaken—Tribute Qt
Somebody’s Miracle—Brian Free & Assurance
Still— Legacy Five

Favorite Artist
Booth Brothers
Collingsworth Family
Greater Vision
Karen Peck & New River
Kingdom Heirs
Legacy Five
Mark Trammell Qt
Tribute Qt
Triumphant Qt

These were announced in the previously on Singing News Radio. We will update the list as quickly as possible during the show. Tune in to Singing News Radio today between 2pm - 6pm CENTRAL and join in the excitement.

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