Branson, MO - The 2011 SGN Scoops Diamond Awards were presented on Thursday, June 30 in Branson, MO, during the 3rd Annual Branson Gospel Music Revival. As the winners were announced, the SGN Scoops Diamond Award recipient for Favorite Female Vocalist was popular singer, songwriter, author and talk show host, Janet Paschal.
The Award marks the latest of several honors bestowed upon Paschal in recent months, including a Dove Award nomination by the Gospel Music Association for Favorite Female Vocalist and Singing News Magazine Fan Award nominations for Favorite Female Vocalist and Favorite Soloist. With more than a dozen recordings to her credit, including her latest release, Treasure, Paschal has been recognized with numerous Grammy and Dove Award nominations, and she is consistently named among Gospel Music's favorite vocalists.
Paschal’s travels in 2011 have taken her throughout the US and Canada. Additionally, she hosts her own radio program, Walking The Good Road, which airs on more than 30 media outlets, covering 15 states across the US, as well as Canada and Europe. The program focuses on cancer awareness. Just a few of Paschal’s guests have included prominent authors and speakers Ann Graham Lotz, Dr David Jeremiah, Joni Erickson Tada and Dodie Osteen, as well as a Oympic Gold Medalist, Shannon Miller. For the past two years, she has hosted the Cancer Walk at the National Quartet Convention, Southern Gospel Music’s premier week-long festival. Proceeds from the event are presented to the American Cancer Society. The third annual event will take place in September in Lousiville, KY.