We are travelingÂ the Road to the 2015 Diamond Awards during this nomination period, by highlightingÂ the definition of each award category. TheÂ Sunrise Award is given to a new or developing full-time artist who has seen major growth in their career, as evidenced by airplay or personal appearances during the past year. Nominees in this category must have released their debut single only two years prior to the eligibility date of January 1, 2015. This award is a once-in-a-lifetime honor and can be presented to any artist in the Southern, Country or Bluegrass Christian music genres.
On November 4th, 2014, the Diamond Awards were held at the 2014 Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge. The winner of the 2014Â Sunrise Diamond Award was 11th Hour, whose debut album in October 2o12 was Steppin’ Out. They followed that up with Picture This in June 2014. They have also been nominated for awards byÂ the Singing News and Absolutely Gospel. 11th Hour has had several charting songs such as “Steppin’ Out,” “Adam’s Fall,” “Room With A View,” and “How Will You Plead.”
Who will you decide to nominate this year?
The 2015 Diamond Award Nominations are now open on the SGN Scoops website until March 31. Everyone is invited to the website to enter the Nominations area and list their top ten favorite picks for each Diamond Award category. You can vote today from the link below!
Be sure to vote for your favoriteÂ nomineesÂ today.
The list of nominees will be posted on the site and fans will then nominate their favorites from this list, with a maximum of five names nominated per award. In
this way, the field of nominees will be narrowed to ten, voted on by fans once more and then narrowed to five. This final list of five will then be voted on by fans to find the one winner for each award.
Make plans now to join us for the 2015 Diamond Awards during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee from November 2nd through 5th, 2015. For more information visit www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com
2015 Diamond Awards Nominations can be found at http://www.sgnscoops.com/2015-diamond-awards/
The Diamond Awards are hosted by SGN Scoops digital magazine and Coastal Media Group.