Nashville, TN November 13, 2012- October 29-31 marked the 1st Annual Creekside Gospel Music Convention held in Pigeon Forge, TN. The convention, in conjunction with SGN Scoops Digital magazine, served as host to the fan voted Diamond Awards. Through various nomination and voting rounds, Ann Downing was among the top five finalists for the award going into the awards ceremony on October 30th.
“You’re kidding.” were Ann’s first words upon hearing her name announced as the winner. She went on to say, “I never thought I’d win! I just came to support the cause.”
During her impromptu acceptance speech, Downing shared her desire to lend her talents to gospel music’s history, “I love this music. Singing gospel music was my dream, and I have sung with some of the best. I want make sure I do all I can to preserve the heritage for generations to come. Thank you to everyone who voted.” Downing’s career began with The Speer Family, continued with The Downing’s where she became only the second Female Vocalist of the Year in the history of the Dove Awards, and continues today in her solo ministry which encompasses both singing and speaking.
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It was one of the most talked about showcases in NQC history, and now you can receive it on DVD. The 100th Anniversary of Southern Gospel Music Showcase produced by Daywind Records at the 2010 NQC is now available. See the incredible reunions of the original Gold City, the Hinsons, the Rambos, the Downings, the Singing Americans, the Cathedrals plus many special performances that were exclusive to this presentation. To order, just click the image to the left or go to www.nqconline.com To see highlights from the DVD, click this YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G5fEIxAKeo&feature=player_detailpage
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