Christian Voice Magazine Announces 2010 SGM Fan Awards Top Five Finalists

Perrys, Singing Echoes, Hoppers and Booth Brothers score the most nominations

(Kennedy, AL) – The 2010 SGM Fan Awards will be held once again in Pigeon Forge, TN, during the week of Southern Gospel Music FanFair in May.

Christian Voice Magazine – sponsor of the 6th Annual SGM Fan Awards – received open nominations during the month of January. Today, the top five finalists in 21 categories were announced, as voted by Southern Gospel music fans.

The Perrys lead the way with six nominations, including Favorite Mixed Quartet, Favorite Song (If You Knew Him), and Favorite Album (“Almost Morning”). Libbi Perry Stuffle garnered nominations for both Favorite Female Vocalist and Favorite Alto, while Tracy Stuffle tops the Favorite Bass category.

The Singing Echoes, The Hoppers and The Booth Brothers tied with five nominations each, followed by Gold City, The Nelons and The Talley Trio, who tied with top nominations in four categories.

Brothers Redeemed and Sunday Edition top the list for New Excelling Artist while Paul Heil and Chris Freeman are highly favored for the Living Legend Award.

Other top nominees include Guy Penrod (Favorite Soloist), Janet Paschal (Favorite Female Vocalist) and Triumphant (Favorite Male Quartet).

To view the complete list and access the ballot for the 2010 SGM Fan Awards top five finalists, check out the March issue of Christian Voice Magazine or visit