NASHVILLE, Tenn. â€“ Coastal Media Group and SGN Scoops Digital, home of the Diamond Awards, announced the Top 10 ballot for the Diamond Awards earlier this month.Â Southern Spin Entertainment artists and organizations landed a total of 30 nominations on the Top 10 ballot.
SSEâ€™s home on the web landed a nomination for Favorite Industry Website, alongside three-time winner of the award SoGospelNews.com (now AbsolutelyGospel.com).Â Also, Chris Unthank, program manager for SouthernSpinRadio.com, landed a Top 10 spot for the Paul Heil Award for Broadcasting. SouthernSpinRadio.com was awarded the Paul Heil Award in 2006.
â€œWe are absolutely thrilled that we have representation in almost every single category on the 2010 Diamond Awards Top 10 ballot,â€ mentioned Amy Marie Unthank of SSE Group, Inc. â€œWe feel like we represent some of the industryâ€™s most talented and brightest artists. This is a just a testament to that fact.â€
SSE artists and organizations landed Top 10 nominations in the following categories:
SONG: â€œHold Onâ€ (Dove Brothers), â€œItâ€™s All About Himâ€ (Praise Incorporated)
ALBUM: Itâ€™s All About Him (Praise Incorporated), Journey Through the Sky (HisSong)
MIXED GROUP: The Freemans
QUARTET: Praise Incorporated
TRIO: 2nd Generation, HisSong
DUET: Lee & Loyall
MALE SOLOIST: Rod Burton
FEMALE SOLOIST: Bev McCann, Misty Freeman, Sharron Kay King
LIVING LEGEND: Kelly Nelon Clark (The Nelons)
INSTRUMENTALIST: Adam Harman (Dove Brothers)
SUNRISE AWARD: 2nd Generation, Praise Incorporated
PAUL HEIL AWARD IN BROADCASTING: Chris Unthank (SouthernSpinRadio.com)
CHRISTIAN COUNTRY MALE ARTIST: Rod Burton
CHRISTIAN COUNTRY FEMALE ARTIST: Bev McCann, Sharron Kay King
CHRISTIAN COUNTRY GROUP: Dove Brothers, Eighth Day, Praise Incorporated
VIDEO/DVD: Hinsons Live! (The Freemans)
BLUEGRASS ARTIST: Bound & Determined
INDUSTRY WEBSITE: SoGospelNews.com (now AbsolutelyGospel.com), SouthernSpin.com
Fans can now vote for their favorites from the Top 10 ballot. The online ballot is designed for fans to vote for their favorite artists and individuals for each award.Â Fans and industry supporters are encouraged to visit the SGN Scoops Digital website to place their votes.Â The Diamond Awards home on the web is located at http://sgnscoops.com.
The 2010 Diamond will once again take place at the Branson Gospel Music Convention.Â The show will take place on Thursday, July 1, 2010 in Branson, Missouri at the Branson Convention Center.Â The awards program will precede the Thursday evening concerts and will begin at 6:00 p.m.
For more information on the Diamond Awards â€“ visit the SGN Scoops Digital website at http://www.sgnscoops.com .