OAK GROVE, Ark. â€“ (February 10, 2011) â€“ Diamond Award winning trio 2nd Generation recently landed their second career nomination in the Absolutely Gospel (SGN) Music Awards. The popular trio landed a nomination in the category of Fan Favorite Artist of the Year â€“ the sole category in the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards where the nominees are decided on by the fans.
â€œWe are humbled and honored that our friends would get out there and nominate us for such a huge award,â€ mentioned 2nd Generationâ€™s Elaine Parks. â€œThanks to everyone who took time out of their schedules to vote for us! We are so amazed!â€
Deon Unthank, administrator of SoGospelNews.com said, â€œ2nd Generationâ€™s nomination in this category is a testament to just how supportive fans are of their favorite artists. 2nd Generationâ€™s family, friends, and fans all did their job and got the group this nomination! Congrats to such a great group!â€
In addition to 2nd Generation, the Fan Favorite Artist of the Year category features a whoâ€™s who of Southern Gospelâ€™s biggest names â€“ including the Booth Brothers, Gaither Vocal Band, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Karen Peck & New River, Triumphant Quartet, Bowling Family, The Perrys, Beyond the Ashes, and McMillan and Life.
The Absolutely Gospel (SGN) Music Award nominees are chosen by the staff of AbsolutelyGospel.com (formerly SoGospelNews.com) and select members of the Southern Gospel media and community. Starting on February 1, 2011 â€“ fans have gotten the chance to vote for their favorite songs, albums, and artists in Southern Gospel music. To see a complete list of nominees â€“ visit http://www.absolutelygospel.com .
The 2011 Absolutely Gospel (SGN) Music Awards Celebration will take place on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at River of Life Church in Smyrna, Tennessee. The event is free to the public and is tentatively scheduled to be streamed live on the internet like last year.
2nd Generation was recently named as one of 10 new artists to watch this year by AbsolutelyGospel.com (formerly SoGospelNews.com). The article, called â€œOnes-to-Watch 2011: New Faces. Fresh Sounds.â€, was a part of the December 15, 2010 update for the popular e-zine and mentioned new artists that the staff of AGM felt would make the biggest impact in 2011.
2nd Generation was included alongside such names as Freedom, Statement of Faith Trio, The Taylors, Rod Burton, and others. To read the entire article â€“ visit http://absolutelygospel.com/index/content/articles/feature-ones-to-watch-2011-new-faces.-fresh-sounds/ .
In addition, 2nd Generation ranked two songs on the AbsolutelyGospel.com Top 100 Songs of 2010 chart. The groupâ€™s hit singles â€œThe Blood Covered It Allâ€ and â€œIâ€™ll Not Fear the Crossingâ€ ranked at #54 and #67 respectively according to the year-end figures of the AbsolutelyGospel.com Top 40 Weekly Chart.
For more information on 2nd Generation â€“ visit http://www.2ndgenerationministries.com.