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Tribute Quartet
The first round of voting for the 2014 Singing News Fan Awards is now over, and the readers of Singing News Magazine have cast their votes for who they think the top 10 nominees in each available category are. Singing News Magazine subscribers will soon kick off round 2 of the voting and the winners will be announced at the 2014 National Quartet Convention.

2014 Singing News Top 10 Fan Award Nominations:

Favorite Artist:

Booth Brothers
Brian Free & Assurance
Collingsworth Family
Greater Vision
Ivan Parker
Kingdom Heirs
McKameys
Perrys
Tribute Quartet
Triumphant Quartet

Traditional Quartet:

Brian Free & Assurance
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Gold City
Inspirations
Kingdom Heirs
Legacy Five
Mark Trammell Quartet
The Old Paths
Tribute Quartet
Triumphant Quartet

Mixed Group:

Bowling Family
Browders
Browns
Collingsworth Family
Diplomats
Hoppers
Isaacs
McKameys
Perrys
Taylors

Trio:

11th Hour
Booth Brothers
Greater Vision
Jeff & Sheri Easter
Karen Peck & New River
Nelons
Red Roots
Sisters
Talleys
Whisnants

Soloist:

Charlotte Ritchie
Gordon Mote
Guy Penrod
Ivan Parker
Janet Paschal
Jason Crabb
Mark Bishop
Squire Parsons
Steve Ladd
TaRanda Greene

Favorite Male Singer:

Arthur Rice - Kingdom Heirs
Brian Free - Brian Free & Assurance
David Phelps - Gaither Vocal Band
Eric Bennett, Eric - Triumphant Quartet
Gerald Wolfe - Greater Vision
Ivan Parker
Jason Crabb
Mark Trammell - Mark Trammell Quartet
Michael Booth - Booth Brothers
Ronnie Booth - Booth Brothers

Favorite Female Singer:

Connie Hopper - Hoppers
Debra Talley - Talleys
Karen Peck Gooch - Karen Peck & New River
Kim Hopper - Hoppers
Lauren Talley Alvey - Talleys
Libbi Stuffle - Perrys
Peg McKamey Bean - McKameys
Sheri Easter - Jeff & Sheri Easter
Susan Whisnant - Whisnants
TaRanda Greene

Young Artist: (Due to a tie in votes, there is a Top 11 in the Favorite Young Artist category.)

Amber Thompson - Nelons
Austin Whisnant - Whisnants
Autumn Clark - Nelons
Daniel Ashmore - The Old Paths
Eli Fortner - McKameys
JK Stuffle - Perrys
Jordan Wilburn - Wilburn & Wilburn
Mike Rogers - Brian Free & Assurance
Morgan Easter - Jeff & Sheri Easter
Riley Harrison Clark - Tribute Quartet
Trey Ivey - Legacy Five

Tenor:

Brian Free - Brian Free & Assurance
Chris Allman - Greater Vision
David Phelps - Gaither Vocal Band
David Sutton - Triumphant Quartet
Ernie Haase - Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Gus Gaches - Legacy Five
Jeremy Peace - The Old Paths
Jerry Martin - Kingdom Heirs
Michael Booth - Booth Brothers
Riley Harrison Clark - Tribute Quartet

Lead:

Arthur Rice - Kingdom Heirs
Bill Shivers - Brian Free & Assurance
Clayton Inman - Triumphant Quartet
David Ragan - Perrys
Gary Casto - Tribute Quartet
Gerald Wolfe - Greater Vision
Matt Dibler - Inspirations
Ronnie Booth - Booth Brothers
Scott Fowler - Legacy Five
Tim Rackley - The Old Paths

Baritone:

Bryan Walker - Perrys
Doug Roark - The Old Paths
Jim Brady - Booth Brothers
Josh Singletary - Tribute Quartet
Mark Trammell - Mark Trammell Quartet
Mike Rogers - Brian Free & Assurance
Rodney Griffin - Greater Vision
Scott Howard - Legacy Five
Steve French - Kingdom Heirs
Scott Inman - Triumphant Quartet

Bass:

Anthony Davis - Tribute Quartet
Daniel Ashmore - The Old Paths
Eric Bennett - Triumphant Quartet
Jeff Chapman - Kingdom Heirs
Jeremy Lile - Brian Free & Assurance
Matt Fouch - Legacy Five
Pat Barker - Mark Trammell Quartet
Ray Dean Reese - Kingsmen
Tim Riley - Gold City
Tracy Stuffle - Perrys

Soprano:

Amber Eppinette - 11th Hour
Amber Thompson - Nelons
Angie Hoskins Aldridge - Hoskins Family
Brooklyn Collingsworth - Collingsworth Family
Connie Fortner - McKameys
Karen Peck Gooch - Karen Peck & New River
Kelly Bowling - Bowling Family
Kim Hopper - Hoppers
Lauren Talley Alvey - Talleys
Sonya Isaacs Yeary - Isaacs

Alto:

Connie Hopper - Hoppers
Courtney Collingsworth - Collingsworth Family
Debra Talley - Talley Trio
Kelly Nelon Clark - Nelons
Libbi Stuffle - Perrys
Peg McKamey Bean - McKameys
Sheri Easter - Jeff & Sheri Easter
Sheryl Farris - McKameys
Susan Peck Jackson - Karen Peck & New River
Susan Whisnant - Whisnants

Musician:

Andy Stringfield - Kingdom Heirs
Kim Collingsworth - Collingsworth Family
Roger Fortner - McKameys
Trey Ivey - Legacy Five
Gerald Wolfe - Greater Vision
Gordon Mote
Jeff Stice - Triumphant Quartet
Josh Singletary - Tribute Quartet
Kevin Williams - Gaither Vocal Band
Luke Vaught - Inspirations

Band:

Browders Band
Dove Brothers Band
Gaither Vocal Band Band
Inspirations Band
Isaacs Band
Jason Crabb Band
Kingdom Heirs Band
McKameys Band
Primitive Qt Band
Red Roots Band

Songwriter:

Gerald Crabb
Jim Brady
Joseph Habedank
Mark Bishop
Phil Cross
Rodney Griffin
Scott Inman
Sheryl Farris
Squire Parsons
Wayne Haun

Album:

A Song Every Day - McKameys
For All He's Done - Greater Vision
No Two Ways About It - Inspirations
Redeeming The Time - Kingdom Heirs
Revival - Karen Peck & New River
That's Why We're Here - Whisnants
The Greatest Story - Triumphant Quartet
These Truths - The Old Paths
Time Machine - Browders
Your Walk Talks - Mark Trammell Quartet

Small Market DJ:

Alan Lamb - WSDC - Sneedville, TN
Bob Langstaff - WAMV - Amherst, VA
Dave Hutton - KTTK - Lebanon, MO
Elaine Beck - WZCT - Scottsboro, AL
Jim Hutson - WYGS - Columbus, IN
John Whisnant - WCIS - Morganton, NC
Phil Tittle - KPAE - Port Allen, LA
Randall Hamm - WFLQ - French Lick, IN
Ron Brown - WGTH - Richlands, VA
Scott Garner - WGMI - Bremen, GA

Medium Market DJ: (Due to a tie in votes, there is a Top 11 in the Favorite DJ Medium Market category.)

Bill Roberts - WLWI - Montgomery, AL
Brian Rothell - WCON - Cornelia, GA
Dave Taylor - KWFC - Springfield, MO
Don Elrod - WGTJ - Gainesville, GA
Donnie Cox - WSNL - Flint, MI
Gary Richardson - WJCR - Upton, KY
Glen Harlow - WZAP - Bristol, VA
Jim Snavely - WBTX - Broadway, VA
Lottie Squires - WCKB - Dunn, NC
Richard Chambers - WGUS - Augusta, GA
Tom Rusk - WGOG - Walhalla, SC

Large Market DJ:

Bruce Edwards - WCGW - Versailles, KY
Carl Ford - WRNA - Kannapolis, NC
Daniel Britt - WXRI - Winston Salem, NC
Dave Compton - WPET - Greensboro, NC
Ellis Manley - KJIC - Alvin, TX
Ken Hicks - WUSY - Chattanooga, TN
Mark Hampton - WCNW - Fairfield, OH
Ron Foster - WZZK - Birmingham, AL
Tim Guinn - WJBZ - Knoxville, TN
Wanda Taylor - WXRI - Winston Salem, NC

NonPerforming Songwriter:

Dianne Wilkinson
Dixie Phillips
Joel Lindsey
Kenna Turner West
Kyla Rowland
Marty Funderburk
Mosie Lister
Rebecca Peck
Ricky Free
Sharon Phillips

New Traditional Quartet:

Canton Junction
Carolina Boys
Freedom Quartet
Keepers of the Faith
Liberty Quartet
Paul's Journey
Penny Loafers
Providence Quartet
Rebels Quartet
Sounds of Jericho

New Mixed Group:

Allen Family
Dysart Family
Erwins
Great Day
Harper Family
Hoskins Family
Jay Stone Singers
Mylon Hayes Family
Murray Family
Southern Raised

New Trio:

Back Home
Barry Rowland & Deliverance
Declaration
Faithful Praise
Hyssongs
Littles
Mountain Faith
Porter Family
Revelation
Watts, Rowsey & Bean

New Soloist:

Abby Paskvan
Angela Primm
Billy Hodges
Channing Eleton
Elizabeth Stamper
Joseph Habedank
Michael Lee
Randall Garland
Shannon Knight
Tammy Jones Robinette

Top 10 Songs: (These will be voted for on the Top 5 Ballot in the July issue.)

"A Hill Worth Dying On" - McKameys
"Because He Loved Me" - Triumphant Quartet
"Calvary's Cry" - Brian Free & Assurance
"He Can Move That Stone" - Whisnants
"I See Grace" - Booth Brothers
"Just Beyond The Sunset" - Kingdom Heirs
"Living In A Palace" - Legacy Five
"Long Live the King" - The Old Paths
"Preacher Tell Me Like It Is" - Greater Vision
"Revival" - Karen Peck & New River