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Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Southern Gospel Music Coming To California

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 9, 2013 – 10:12 am -

1wVoted the favorite male quartet of 2012, through the SGM Fan
Awards, The Dixie Melody Boys continue to be a fan favorite
after more than five decades of being on the road. One of the
legendary groups in the history of gospel music, The DMB’s have
had over 20 Top 40 hits. They have been nominated and have won
numerous awards including a Grammy Award.

With the announcement of the 2013 Southern Gospel Music
Fan Awards Top Ten nominations yesterday by the Christian
Voice Magazine, the Dixie Melody Boys showed that the groups
recent rise back to the top of Southern Gospel continues to find
new heights. The legendary group received eleven Top Ten
nominations, the most the group has ever received in one year.
In 2012, the Dixie Melody Boys received seven nominations and
went on to win Favorite Male Quartet and Favorite Bass Singer.

The group is again nominated for Favorite Male Quartet. Hall Of
Fame member Ed O’Neal continues to be favorite to fans after
fifty years with the group and was nominated again as favorite
Bass Singer as well as the Living Legend Award. Tenor Matt
Felts appears for the second year in a row in the Favorite Tenor
category, solidifying his place as one of Gospel’s brightest young
talents. The groups baritone, Celebrating five years with the
group, Steven Cooper makes his debut appearance, nominated for
Favorite Baritone. Mike Rogers joined the group as their new lead
singer earlier in 2012. He has made an instant impact and the fans
have embraced him. Mike has been nominated for Favorite Lead
Singer and Excelling Young Individual.

The group was also honored by having their recent album receive
two nominations, Album Of The Year and Song Of The Year
for “The Call Is Still The Same”. That is the second song from the
historic 50th Anniversary project to receive Song Of The Year
honors, Jesus In My Boat was nominated last year.

The Dixie Melody released another historic project this year, Dixie
Melody Boys Reunion: 50 Years Of Influence. The DVD recorded
live at the National Quartet Convention has been nominated as
Video Of The Year.

Last but not least, the television show “Great American Gospel”
hosted by Ed O’Neal and the Dixie Melody Boys was nominated
for Favorite Television Show. “We are honored to be selected by
the fans. The lists include so many incredible people that we love
and admire so to be included on this list and this is a blessing. We
have several big things to announce in the coming weeks and this
is a great start to our new year.” said Matt Felts.

Along with The Dixie Melody Boys will be California’s own, RSV
Quartet They are a true favorite among fans every year at Fan Fest
in Visalia.

Come and enjoy this night of true Southern Gospel Quartet singing
on January 19, 2013. The concert will be held at Emmanuel
Church, 15941 Virginia Ave Paramount, CA 90723 at 6:00pm.
Tickets can be purchased at www.iTickets.com or by calling 1-800
-965-9324. For group sales call 562-272-4984.


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