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The Freemans Take Home 2 SGM FanFair Awards

Written by Scoops Staff on May 11, 2010 – 11:18 am -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Southern Gospel favorites The Freemans took home two SGM FanFair Awards last night.

The popular family group was awarded Favorite Song for their smash-hit single “Three Rugged Crosses” (written by Marty Funderburk and Ricky Funderburk). In addition, beloved vocalist and Southern Gospel mainstay Chris Freeman was awarded Favorite Alto at the fan-based awards show.

Darrell Freeman of The Freemans said, “We are so honored to have won these two awards. ‘Three Rugged Crosses’ has been a great song for our group, and fans and friends all over the country continue to tell us just how much that song has meant to them.”

“We would like to thank everyone who voted for us,” responded Chris Freeman. “We’ve been doing this for a long time and to still receive recognition is such a humbling experience for us. God has been good to us, and we know that He still has His hand on this ministry. We are looking forward to many more years singing His praises!”

Chris Freeman was also nominated for the Naomi Sego Living Legend Award. However, Jeanette Cooke (The Singing Cookes) was named this year’s recipient.

“There is no one that I could be happier about winning that award than Jeanette,” mentioned Chris. “She has been such an inspiration to me and my family for many many years. We are so excited that she has finally received the recognition that she so richly deserves!”

The winners and nominees in the SGM FanFair Awards were chosen by the readers of Christian Voice Magazine and attendees of the SGM FanFair.  The winners for the awards were announced last night, Thursday, May 6, 2010, at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee at the 6th Annual SGM FanFair.

The Freemans have been in the studio working on the follow-up to the award-winning Eyes On the Prize album.  More information will be released on that at a later date.

To visit the newly designed website of The Freemans, visit http://www.the-freemans.com.  You can also visit the group’s MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/thefreemans07. The group’s Fan Facebook is located at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=55933096539.


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The Nelons Honored with 2 SGM FanFair Awards

Written by Scoops Staff on May 11, 2010 – 11:17 am -

JACKSONVILLE, Fl.  – Legendary Gospel music group The Nelons were honored with two wins in last night’s SGM FanFair Awards. The awards were handed out at a special awards program as a part of the SGM FanFair. The 6th Annual SGM FanFair is taking place this week at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

The Nelons won their first SGM FanFair Award for Favorite Trio. In addition, beloved vocalist Kelly Nelon Clark was awarded Favorite Female Vocalist during the event.

Kelly said last night at the awards program, “I am absolutely speechless to have won this award. I love singing with my family, and I have to thank them first and foremost. Also, thank you to all the fans who voted for us! We are so honored.”

“Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to sing with The Nelons,” responded Amber Nelon Thompson after winning Favorite Trio. “I am honored to be a part of the group today!”

Kelly Nelon Clark also served as a co-host of the awards program with John Lanier and Margie Tanner.  The Nelons were a featured performer at the 6th Annual SGM FanFair. They ministered at the weeklong celebration of Gospel music on Wednesday and Thursday evening.

The Nelons released their highly anticipated recording – Beside Still Waters – this past January.  The new release is being touted by many industry insiders as a career highlight for the group.  This is the group’s sophomore outing for Vine Records.

The first single from the album, “He Found Me,” made a big stir at Southern Gospel radio – including peaking at #2 on the SoGospelNews.com Top 40 Weekly Chart, as well as breaking the Top 10 on the Christian Voice Magazine Top 100 Southern Gospel Chart (#8) and SouthernGospelTimes.com Top 40 Fan Chart.

The group just released their follow-up single, “Settled At the Cross,” which features 2010’s Favorite Female Vocalist Kelly Nelon Clark.

The Nelons are booked exclusively through the Dominion Agency.  To find out how you can have The Nelons in your church or at your event – visit the Dominion Agency’s website at http://www.dominionagency.com or call (910) 484-6996.

For more information on The Nelons, visit their website at http://www.thenelons.com .


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Eric Dove Wins Favorite Baritone at SGM FanFair Awards

Written by Scoops Staff on May 11, 2010 – 11:16 am -

BLADENBORO, N.C. –The SGM FanFair Award winners were announced last night at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The SGM FanFair Awards were handed out as a part of the 6th Annual SGM FanFair.

Two time SGM FanFair Award winners the Dove Brothers were nominated for several awards during the evening, and Eric Dove was named the winner of the Favorite Baritone award.

“Thank you to everyone who placed a vote for me for Favorite Baritone,” said Eric Dove. “I feel very fortunate that I get to do what I do for a living and winning something like this is just an added bonus!”

The Dove Brothers were also nominated for Favorite Male Quartet, an award they won in both 2008 and 2009. In addition, group owner and manager McCray Dove was nominated for Favorite Male Vocalist. Winners and nominees for the SGM FanFair Awards were chosen by the readers of Christian Voice Magazine and attendees of the SGM FanFair.

The Dove Brothers are currently in the process of recording their follow-up to the critically acclaimed and SGN Music Award nominated Hold On record. More information on the new release will be announced at a later date.

Be listening for the group’s current single – “Hold On” – at Southern Gospel radio all across the country.

More information on the Dove Brothers and their new band can be found at http://dovebrothersquartet.com

About the Dove Brothers
Voted Favorite Male Quartet of The Year by the Southern Gospel Music Association and the Singing News Fan Awards, the Dove Brothers’ high energy presentation and progressive arrangements reflect a tangible link to the good old days of gospel music.  Their peers regard them as a class act representing the industry with dignity and respect.  Their latest recording for Sonlite Records is entitled Hold On and spawned off the hit singles “A Little Good News” and “Hold On.”


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HisSong Nominated in SGM FanFair Awards

Written by Scoops Staff on March 15, 2010 – 9:56 am -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Popular Southern Gospel trio HisSong was greeted with news this week that they have been nominated in the SGM FanFair Awards.  The nominees for this year’s SGM FanFair Awards were announced this week in a special press release announcement.

HisSong landed a nomination in the coveted Album of the Year category for their sophomore Vine Records release Journey Through the Sky.  HisSong is joined by the Primitive Quartet, Booth Brothers, Sammy Glass Family, and The Perrys in the category.

“Thank you to everyone who voted for us,” mentioned Dennis Humphries of HisSong. “We really feel like this is HisSong’s best album to date, and being nominated alongside such great albums means the world to us.”

The nominees in the SGM FanFair Awards were chosen by the readers of Christian Voice Magazine and attendees of the SGM FanFair.  The winners for the awards will be announced on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee at the 6th Annual SGM FanFair.

For more information on how to vote, visit http://www.sgmfanfair.com .

HisSong was also recently honored to be nominated for three SGN Music Awards this year.  The group received their second consecutive nominations for Male Group of the Year and Traditional Southern Song of the Year (this year for “I Believe In Prayer”).  In addition, the trio landed their first ever nomination in the respected Album of the Year category for last fall’s Vine Records release Journey Through the Sky.

The 2010 SGN Music Awards Celebration will take place on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at River of Life Church in Smyrna, Tennessee.  The event is free to the public.  HisSong is a featured performer on this year’s awards program.

HisSong released their sophomore recording for Vine Records/Crossroads Music this past September.  The new album, Journey Through the Sky, was produced by Dove Award-winning songwriter/producer Wayne Haun.

The album’s second single, “What a Difference a Day Makes,” was recently shipped to Southern Gospel radio.  It is the follow up to the group’s Top 10 hit “I Believe In Prayer.”

To order HisSong’s new project, Journey Through the Sky, visit their website at http://www.hissongmusic.com .  More information on ordering the disc can be found at their website.

HisSong is booked through the Adoration Agency.  For more information on how to book the popular trio, log on to http://www.adorationagency.com or call (910) 426-1931.

HisSong also has a weekly online newsletter which gives fans of the group information on the ministry and much more.

More information on HisSong can be found at http://www.hissongmusic.com.  Fans are encouraged to visit the group’s MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/hissongministries.


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Praise Incorporated Nominated for 2 SGM FanFair Awards

Written by Scoops Staff on March 15, 2010 – 9:54 am -

FORT WORTH, Texas – Texas based Praise Incorporated is honored to have received two nominations in this year’s SGM FanFair Awards. The nominees were announced last week in a special press release announcement via SGM FanFair and Christian Voice Magazine.

The popular group received a nomination for Favorite Male Quartet. The group has been nominated in this category two previous times.  In addition, lead vocalist Steve Sam received a nomination in the Favorite Lead Singer category.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be nominated for these awards,” mentioned Steve Sam. “To be mentioned in the same category as groups like Gold City, Triumphant Quartet, the Dove Brothers, and Paul’s Journey is a huge honor for us. Thank you to everyone who placed a vote for us!”

Nominees for the SGM FanFair Awards were chosen by the readers of Christian Voice Magazine and attendees of the SGM FanFair.  The winners for the awards will be announced on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee at the 6th Annual SGM FanFair.

For more information on how to vote, visit http://www.sgmfanfair.com .

Praise Incorporated’s latest release, It’s All About Him, was released last fall and has been generating some buzz for the group.

For more information on Praise Incorporated, visit their website at http://www.praiseinc.com .


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Dove Brothers Nominated for 3 SGM FanFair Awards

Written by Scoops Staff on March 10, 2010 – 9:39 am -

BLADENBORO, N.C. – Multi-award winning quartet the Dove Brothers have been nominated for three SGM FanFair Awards. The nominees were announced last week in a special press release announcement via SGM FanFair and Christian Voice Magazine.

The popular group received a nomination for Favorite Male Quartet. The Dove Brothers were awarded Favorite Male Quartet in 2008 and 2009.  In addition, group founders and brothers McCray Dove and Eric Dove were nominated for Favorite Male Vocalist and Favorite Baritone respectively.

McCray Dove said, “We continue to be amazed at just how much God has richly blessed this ministry over the last 10 years. We would like to thank everyone who voted for us for these nominations. You all mean the world to us.

Nominees for the SGM FanFair Awards were chosen by the readers of Christian Voice Magazine and attendees of the SGM FanFair.  The winners for the awards will be announced on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee at the 6th Annual SGM FanFair.

For more information on how to vote, visit http://www.sgmfanfair.com .

The Dove Brothers started 2010 with a bang with news that last year’s release – Hold On – was named one of the best recordings of 2009 according to the staff of SoGospelNews.com.  Hold On – the Dove Brothers’ 14th studio release – landed on four out of five “Staff Picks” lists – a yearly feature on the popular e-zine that highlight’s the writing staff’s choices for the best releases of the previous year.  The Dove Brothers also landed a stellar eight nominations in the 2010 SGN Music Awards program.

Be listening for the group’s current single – “Hold On” – at Southern Gospel radio all across the country.

More information on the Dove Brothers can be found at http://dovebrothersquartet.com


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Sunday Edition Honored with 2 SGM FanFair Award Nominations

Written by Scoops Staff on March 5, 2010 – 12:55 pm -

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Sunday Edition, one of Nashville’s favorite groups, was greeted with news this week that they have been nominated for two SGM FanFair Awards.  The nominees for this year’s SGM FanFair Awards were announced this week in a special press release announcement.

Sunday Edition received a nomination for Favorite New Excelling Artist – an award that honors artists who are either new or excelling to new heights in their ministries.  In addition, group member Chris Unthank received a nomination for Favorite Young Excelling Individual. That award honors young individuals who are making strides in their career.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be nominated in these two categories,” mentioned Deon Unthank of Sunday Edition. “We are honored that our family, friends, and fans would think enough of us to place a vote for us in these two categories! Thank you to everyone who voted for us!”

Chris Unthank said, “I am absolutely astonished to be mentioned in this category. We never go out and sing for any kind of acknowledgement or recognition. We do it because it’s what we’re called to do, and we have a real love for this music. We want to thank everyone who voted for us, as well as thank those who will continue to vote for us. These are votes of confidence in our ministry. We appreciate them more than you can imagine.”

The nominees in the SGM FanFair Awards were chosen by the readers of Christian Voice Magazine and attendees of the SGM FanFair.  The winners for the awards will be announced on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee at the 6th Annual SGM FanFair.

Sunday Edition will also be performing at SGM FanFair this year on Thursday night, May 6, 2010.  For more information on how to vote, visit http://www.sgmfanfair.com .

Sunday Edition is releasing their sophomore single with BSA World Records this month.  The new single – titled “Mercy Walks a Road” – was written by Glen Bates and Glen Ashworth and was produced by Bates. The song is being pushed to radio through DJ Man Promotions, TS Promotions, and the Rick Hendrix Company.

Fans can hear the new single by logging on to Sunday Edition’s website at http://www.sundayedition.net .

The group’s much-anticipated hymns and worship release – Sunday Worship – is currently being edited and mixed with a release date scheduled for this Spring.  Sunday Worship features an equal share of modern and classic worship tunes like “Blessed Assurance,” “Precious Lord,” “The Old Rugged Cross,” “Indescribable,” “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone),” and “Friend of God,” in addition to many more songs.

For more information on Sunday Edition, visit http://www.sundayedition.net .


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Christian Voice Magazine Announces 2010 SGM Fan Awards Top Five Finalists

Written by Scoops Staff on March 4, 2010 – 1:45 pm -

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 www.sgmfanfair.com.


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The Freemans Nominated for 3 SGM FanFair Awards

Written by Scoops Staff on March 4, 2010 – 1:43 pm -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Southern Gospel favorites The Freemans were recently greeted with news that they have been nominated for three SGM FanFair Awards.  The SGM FanFair Awards nominees were announced this week in a press release announcement.

The Freemans collectively received a nomination for Favorite Song of the Year (for their #1 hit “Three Rugged Crosses”).  Meanwhile, group matriarch Chris Freeman landed two individual nominations – Favorite Alto and Naomi Sego Living Legend Award.

“We are absolutely honored to be nominated for these awards,” mentioned Chris Freeman.  “We’ve been on the road a long time, and it’s such a blessing to know that we have such great friends who continue to support this ministry! Thanks to all who placed a voted for us!”

The nominees in the SGM FanFair Awards were chosen by the readers of Christian Voice Magazine and attendees of the SGM FanFair.  The winners for the awards will be announced on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee at the 6th Annual SGM FanFair.

For more information on how to vote, visit http://www.sgmfanfair.com .

These nominations come on the heels of the group’s nominations in the upcoming 2010 SGN Music Awards.  The group earned their third consecutive nomination for Country Song of the Year (also for “Three Rugged Crosses”) in addition to landing first time nominations in Special Event Project of the Year (for Christmas Memories), and Best Live Performer.  Darrell Freeman also earned his third consecutive nomination for Producer of the Year (Artist).

The Freemans have been in the studio working on the follow-up to the award-winning Eyes On the Prize album.  More information will be released on that at a later date.

To visit the newly designed website of The Freemans, visit http://www.the-freemans.com.

You can also visit the group’s MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/thefreemans07. The group’s Fan Facebook is located at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=55933096539.


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Sharron Kay King Lands SGM FanFair Award Nomination

Written by Scoops Staff on March 4, 2010 – 1:42 pm -

BYRON, Ga. – The SGM FanFair Awards nominations were announced yesterday in a press release announcement, and popular Southern Gospel soloist Sharron Kay King earned a nominated for Favorite Soloist.

The SGM FanFair Awards are awarded by the readers of Christian Voice Magazine and fans of the SGM FanFair.  The category of Favorite Soloist honors the most popular soloists in the Southern Gospel industry.

“God continues to amaze me,” mentioned Sharron.  “This is an unexpected blessing, and I am so thankful to everyone who placed a vote for me in this category. It means so much to me!”

In addition to Sharron, the Favorite Soloist category includes Gordon Mote, Guy Penrod, Charlotte Ritchie, and Ivan Parker.  This is Sharron’s third consecutive nomination in this category, and she previously won this award in 2008.  Sharron was also awarded Favorite Female Vocalist in the 2007 SGM FanFair Awards.

The nominees in the SGM FanFair Awards were chosen by the readers of Christian Voice Magazine and attendees of the SGM FanFair.  The winners for the awards will be announced on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee at the 6th Annual SGM FanFair.

For more information on how to vote, visit http://www.sgmfanfair.com .

More information as well as booking information on Sharron Kay King can be found at http://sharronkayking.com.

Fans are encouraged to visit Sharron’s MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/sharronkayking.


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