Thursday, September 25, 2014

2014 Singing News Fan Awards

The 2014 Singing News Fan Awards returned to the National Quartet Convention. This afternoon, the winners of the 2014 awards were announced on the main stage.

I was able to watch the first part during my lunch and listen to the rest. However, I did catch the opening number of "I've Got a Song" that featured Lauren Talley Alvey, Jason Crabb, Brooklyn Collingsworth Blair and Joseph Habedank and a choir of Karen Peck and New River, Tribute Quartet, the Whisnants and Triumphant Quartet. It was great, and lots of fun seeing all of them on stage trying to add a little bit of choreography to the number! :)

For the most part, there were no surprises this year. I loved hearing Michael Booth's speech after the Booth Brothers won for Favorite Trio. He said that regardless of the awards, all the artists are going to keep traveling and singing and lifting up the name of Jesus and do what they are called to do.

I was so glad to see Joseph Habedank win favorite new soloist. Definitely one of the most heart-felt speeches of the afternoon! Great to hear how God has worked in his life in the past year and a half!

It was so good seeing Amber Nelon Thompson receive her second award this year. Without a doubt, she's one of the best and so glad to see her recognized!

I was surprised and excited to see Greater Vision take home two of the biggest awards of the night with favorite song and album! Very deserving wins!

Here's a complete list of the winners -

Musician - Kim Collingsworth
Young Artist - Amber Nelon Thompson
Soloist - Ivan Parker
Small Market DJ - John Whisnant
Medium Market DJ - Lottie Squires
Large Market DJ - Daniel Britt
New Soloist - Joseph Habedank
New Traditional Quartet - Canton Junction
Male Singer - Ronnie Booth
Band - Kingdom Heirs Band
Lead Singer - Ronnie Booth
Tenor - Michael Booth
Non-performing Songwriter - Dianne Wilkinson
Baritone - Jim Brady
New Trio - Hyssongs
Bass - Eric Bennett
New Mixed Group - Mylon Hayes Family
Soprano - Kim Hopper
Mixed Group - Collingsworth Family
Trio - Booth Brothers
Alto - Libbi Stuffle
Female Singer - Kim Hopper
Songwriter (performing) - Rodney Griffin
Traditional Quartet - Triumphant Quartet
Album - For All He's Done by Greater Vision
Song - "Preacher Tell Me Like It Is" by Greater Vision
Artist - Booth Brothers

Congratulations to all the winners!!

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