NASHVILLE, Tenn. â€“ Popular Southern Gospel artist The Freemans were honored last week to receive four nominations in the 2010 SGN Music Awards.Â Nominees were announced last Thursday on SoGospelNews.com â€“ host of the popular awards program.
The Freemans received nominations in a variety of categories.Â The groupâ€™s Top 10 hit â€“ â€œThree Rugged Crossesâ€ â€“ earned the family their third consecutive nomination for Country Song of the Year (the group won the award in 2008 for the record-breaking #1 hit â€œHe Chose Meâ€).Â Group patriarch Darrell Freeman also landed his third consecutive nomination for Producer of the Year (Artist).Â The groupâ€™s Christmas release â€“ Christmas Memories â€“ received a nomination for Special Event Project of the Year. (Darrell Freeman also received another nomination for producing that project.) Collectively, the group received their first Best Live Performer nomination â€“ an award that is highly respected among other performers and fans.
Deon Unthank of SoGospelNews.com said, â€œMost of what makes The Freemans so beloved in this industry is their live shows.Â They have an infectious energy that fans have come to love.Â They are most deserving of this nomination â€“ especially after utilizing more of the family in their vocals and arrangements.â€
â€œWe have to say â€˜Thank Youâ€™ to the Unthanks and staff at SoGospelNews.com,â€ mentioned Chris Freeman of The Freemans.Â â€œWe are blessed to have such great group of people so devoted to Southern Gospel music.â€
The SGN Music Award nominees are chosen by the staff of SoGospelNews.com and select members of the Southern Gospel media and community.Â Starting on February 1, 2010 â€“ fans will get the chance to vote for their favorite songs, albums, and artists in Southern Gospel music.Â To see a complete list of nominees â€“ visit http://www.sogospelnews.com .
The 2010 SGN Music Awards Celebration will take place on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at River of Life Church in Smyrna, Tennessee.Â The event is free to the public.
The Freemans will be entering the studio this month to begin work on the follow-up to the award-winning Eyes On the Prize album.Â 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.