Tuesday, May 11, 2010

2010 SGM Fan Award Recipients Announced

The 6th Annual SGM Fan Awards show was held last week during the Southern Gospel Music FanFair at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN.

The event was sponsored by Christian Voice Magazine and co-sponsored by Chapel Valley Music Group, Barkley Music & Media, and Ark Studio TV Productions. This year’s awards show was hosted by John Lanier, Margie Tanner and Kelly Nelon.

The SGM Fan Awards were established to honor the legends, acknowledge accomplishments and recognize fan favorites within the southern gospel music industry.

As voted by Southern Gospel music fans, recipients of the 2010 SGM Fan Awards are:

Favorite Male Quartet
Triumphant QuartetFavorite

Mixed Quartet

Favorite Trio

Favorite Duet
Back Home

Favorite Soloist
Ivan Parker

Favorite Male Vocalist
Ricky Atkinson (Ricky Atkinson & Compassion)

Favorite Female Vocalist
Kelly Nelon Clark (Nelons)

Favorite Band
Singing Echoes

Favorite Musician
Dusty Treece (Jeff Treece Band/Drummer)

Favorite Song
Three Rugged Crosses (Freemans)

Favorite Album
35th Anniversary (Primitive Quartet)

Favorite DVD
Live At Oak Tree (Aaron & Amanda Crabb)

Favorite Lead
Ernie Dawson (Heirline)

Favorite Baritone
Eric Dove (Dove Brothers)

Favorite Bass
Tim Riley (Gold City)

Favorite Alto
Chris Freeman (Freemans)

Favorite Tenor
John Lanier (Tony Gore & Majesty)

Favorite Soprano
Karen Peck Gooch (Karen Peck & New River)

Young Excelling Individual
Mark Cates (Hendersons)

New Excelling Artist
Fresh Anointing

Naomi Sego Living Legend Award
Jeanette Cooke

In addition to the fan voted awards, the Faith Award is decided upon by staff and management of Christian Voice Magazine together with the SGM FanFair board of directors.

The Faith Award honors and acknowledges the efforts of those who have “labored and endeavored faithfully, selflessly and prayerfully to enhance, improve, promote, build up and otherwise contribute to our beloved Southern Gospel Music Industry, and who has been a constant source of inspiration and encouragement to his/her fellow industry peers and artists."

Recipients of the 2010 Faith Award are Paul & Jetta Roark.

Paul and Jetta Roark are the founding members of The Roarks, a family music ministry. They are also directors of SonShine Promotions, a Christian company that promotes gospel music cruises and seasonal family vacation retreats. Additionally, the Roark family owns and operates Valley Audio and Chapel Valley Music Group.

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