The Freemans Land 6 Absolutely Gospel (SGN) Music Award Nominations

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (January 26, 2011) – Southern Gospel favorites The Freemans have received six nominations in the 2011 Absolutely Gospel (SGN) Music Awards.

Receiving more nominations than they ever have in a single year, The Freemans landed nods for Song of the Year and Country Song of the Year (for “The Father & the Son”), Album of the Year and Country Album of the Year (for Evidence), and Best Live Performer. In addition, the group’s lead vocalist Chris Freeman earned her first Female Vocalist of the Year nomination.

“We are so honored by these nominations,” mentioned Darrell Freeman of The Freemans. “All of The Unthanks and the staff at have been so good to us and our ministry. We are thankful and humbled by these nominations!”

The nominations for the Absolutely Gospel (SGN) Music Awards were chosen by the staff of (formerly and other select members of the media. Fans will get a chance to vote for their favorites in over 20 categories beginning on February 1, 2011.

The Absolutely Gospel (SGN) Music Awards will be handed out at a live ceremony on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at River of Life Church in Smyrna, TN. The event is tentatively scheduled to be streamed live like last year. Performers, hosts, and event sponsors are still being confirmed. More details on the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards will be announced at a later date.

The Freemans recently scored their latest #1 single with the lyric driven and poignant song “The Father & the Son.” Penned by celebrated songwriter Dianne Wilkinson, “The Father & the Son” spent four consecutive weeks at #1 on the (formerly Top 40 Weekly Chart – the Southern Gospel’s most watched and respected weekly radio report.

“The Father & the Son” is the debut single from The Freeman’s much-anticipated new recording – Evidence. Four years in the making, Evidence is truly The Freemans’ most transparent and emotional release to date. Evidence features songs that were chosen in response to four pivotal years for the group, which were mired with multiple family deaths and extremely personal losses for individual group members. Those events took the group on an emotional journey that resonates throughout the new recording.

Evidence is now available at concert events and on The Freemans’ website.

To visit the newly designed website of The Freemans, visit  You can also visit the group’s MySpace at The group’s Fan Facebook is located at .

About The Freemans

The Freemans are one of Southern Gospel’s most celebrated and critically acclaimed groups.  History, experience and spiritual wisdom are three attributes that can be used to describe the foundation of the Freeman ministry.  Deeply rooted with family, the Freemans’ experience spans 30+ years. Now in their 20th year of ministry, the Freemans still perform at approximately 250 dates a year, and continue to experience tremendous success.