September 13, 2013

Recapping the 2nd Annual NQC Music Awards

LOUISVILLE, KY – The best in Southern Gospel took to the stage on Friday afternoon to celebrate the 2nd Annual NQC Music Awards. The crown jewel of NQC’s celebrated schedule of Friday Showcases certainly provided many lasting memories for those in attendance and watching online.
 

The Collingsworth Family

The Collingsworth Family took home multiple awards at the 2013 NQC Music Awards.

Hosted by the duo of Jeff Easter and Kevin Williams, the evening moved along smoothly with several big laughs along the way. Like the 2012 Inaugural NQC Music Awards, this year’s show paid tribute to the best songs throughout the year with performances from each Song of the Year nominee.
 

A brand new audience saw the NQC Music Awards this year, appearing as part of the NQC Free Friday campaign reaching 26 different countries. Just as NQC is reaching a wider audience, this new award show is also setting itself apart as an annual can’t-miss event.
 

The majority of awards were determined by popular fan vote, with five awards being selected by industry members. The National Quartet Convention wishes to thank the loyal voting base for their involvement throughout the process. The NQC would also like to extend heartfelt congratulations to all of this year’s winners.
 

Winners include:
Soloist of the Year – Guy Penrod
Mixed Group of the Year – The Collingsworth Family*
Alto Singer of the Year – Sheri Easter*
Baritone Singer of the Year – Jim Brady*
Musician of the Year – Kim Collingsworth*
Soprano Singer of the Year – Kim Hopper*
Tenor Singer of the Year – David Phelps*
Lead Singer of the Year – Ronnie Booth*
Bass Singer of the Year – Eric Bennett*
Video of the Year – Brian Free & Assurance “I Want to Be That Man”
Songwriter of the Year – Dianne Wilkinson*
Producer of the Year – Ben Isaacs
Concert Promoter of the Year – Landon Beene
Radio Stations of the Year – WGUS, Augusta, GA and KWFC, Springfield, MO
Album of the Year – The Perrys, Through the Night
Song of the Year – Booth Brothers, “I Played in the Band and Sang in the Choir”
Les Beasley Impact Award – Herschend Properties
Male Group of the Year – Booth Brothers*

*Denotes 2012 winner
 

Performances by:
Gaither Vocal Band “Glorious Freedom”
The Perrys “I Got a Hold of God This Morning”
The Kingdom Heirs “Just Beyond the Sunset”
Legacy Five “I’m Still Amazed”
Triumphant Quartet “Take It From Me Meshach”
Greater Vision “He Didn’t When He Could Have Passed By”
The Hoppers “He Didn’t Just Carry the Cross, He Carried Me”
Booth Brothers “I Played in the Band and Sang in the Choir”

September 14, 2012

Recapping the Inaugural NQC Music Awards

 

LOUISVILLE, KY – On a night unlike any other in recent history for the National Quartet Convention, the first-ever NQC Music Awards took center stage as the Showcase highlight on Friday afternoon in Louisville, KY. With a chance to hear all ten songs nominated for the fan-decided “Song of the Year”, the thousands of fans in attendance got to see and hear the best Southern Gospel had to offer.

 

Voice Your Choice!

Between handing out awards for yearlong accomplishments and plenty of musical performances, there was little room for boredom and plenty of time for laughter and joy. Hosted by the threesome of Les Beasley, Claude Hopper, and Steve French, the three accomplished emcees kept the award show going and setting a high standard for all future hosts of the NQC Music Awards.

 

Each nominee for “Song of the Year” was given a chance to perform their song even though the votes had been tabulated for quite some time. All ten songs and performances were met with a resounding and well-deserved round of applause.

 

The majority of awards were determined via fan vote, with five being chosen by industry members. The National Quartet Convention would like to thank the dedicated voting base for their involvement throughout this process and wish heartfelt congratulations to all of the winners.

 

Winners include:

Songwriter of the Year – Dianne Wilkinson

Favorite Musician – Kim Collingsworth

Favorite Alto – Sheri Easter

Favorite Soprano – Kim Hopper

Favorite Lead Singer – Ronnie Booth

Les Beasley Impact Award – enlighten Radio

Favorite Bass – Eric Bennett

Favorite Baritone – Jim Brady

Favorite Tenor – David Phelps

Favorite Soloist – Jason Crabb

Album of the Year – The Perrys

SGMG Producer/Arranger of the Year – Lari Goss

Concert Promoter of the Year – Bill Gaither

Radio Station of the Year – WBOZ, Nashville

Favorite Mixed Group – Collingsworth Family

Song of the Year – Greater Vision

Male Group – Booth Brothers

July 25, 2012

NQC Music Awards Final Ballot Voting Now Open

 

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NQC Music Awards 2012

Final Ballot Voting is open today through next Wednesday, August 1st. The voting base has had, or will have, a secured ballot emailed to the address used to become an NQC Newsletter member.

 

Don’t forget, the 2012 NQC Music Awards will be presented during an afternoon showcase, Friday, September 14th at 2:30PM in Freedom Hall.

 

For more information and to see a complete list of all NQC Music Awards Nominees, click here.

July 24, 2012

NQC Announces Nominees for 2012 NQC Music Awards

 

Voice Your Choice!

It is our privilege to introduce the nominees for the 2012 NQC Music Awards! We would like to extend a heartfelt Congratulations to all of the nominees and we are excited to have a great cast of singers, songwriters, musicians, and contributors to Southern Gospel music joining us this year!

 

The 2012 NQC Music Awards will be presented during an afternoon showcase, Friday, September 14th at 2:30 PM in Freedom Hall.

 

Final Ballot Voting is open from Wednesday, July 25th through August 1st. The voting base will have a secured ballot e-mailed to them.

 

Without further ado, the nominees are…

 

FAN CATEGORIES

(Nominees appear alphabetically by last name.)

 

Bass Singer of the Year Nominees:

Eric Bennett – Triumphant Quartet

Jeff Chapman – The Kingdom Heirs

Tim Duncan – Canton Junction

Glenn Dustin – Legacy Five

Tim Riley – Gold City

 

Baritone Singer of the Year Nominees:

Jim Brady – Booth Brothers

Rodney Griffin – Greater Vision

Scott Inman – Triumphant Quartet

Mark Lowry – Gaither Vocal Band

Mark Trammell – Mark Trammell Quartet

 

Lead Singer of the Year Nominees:

Ronnie Booth – Booth Brothers

Michael English – Gaither Vocal Band

Joseph Habedank – The Perrys

Arthur Rice – The Kingdom Heirs

Gerald Wolfe – Greater Vision

 

Tenor Singer of the Year Nominees:

Chris Allman – Greater Vision

Michael Booth – Booth Brothers

Brian Free – Brian Free & Assuance

Ernie Haase – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound

David Phelps – Gaither Vocal Band

 

Soprano Singer of the Year Nominees:

Lauren Talley Alvey – The Talleys

Brooklyn Collingsworth – The Collingsworth Family

Kim Hopper – The Hoppers

Sonya Isaacs Yeary – The Isaacs

Karen Peck Gooch – Karen Peck & New River

 

Alto Singer of the Year Nominees:

Sheri Easter – Jeff & Sheri Easter

Connie Hopper – The Hoppers

Libbi Stuffle – The Perrys

Debra Talley – The Talleys

Susan Whisnant – The Whisnants

 

Soloist of the Year Award Nominees: 

Mark Bishop

Jason Crabb

TaRanda Greene

Ivan Parker

Guy Penrod

 

Male Group of the Year Nominees:

Booth Brothers

Gaither Vocal Band

Greater Vision

The Kingdom Heirs

Triumphant Quartet

 

Mixed Group of the Year Nominees:

The Collingsworth Family

The Hoppers

The Isaacs

Karen Peck & New River

The Perrys

 

Musician of the Year Nominees:

Kim Collingsworth – The Collingsworth Family

Gordon Mote

Jeff Stice – Triumphant Quartet

Kevin Williams – Gaither Vocal Band

Gerald Wolfe – Greater Vision

 

Album of the Year Nominees:

Let It Be Known – Booth Brothers

Part of the Family – The Collingsworth Family

The Only Way – Greater Vision

Celebrate Me Home (Oak Tree) – The Perrys

Songs From the Heart – Triumphant Quartet

 

Song of the Year Nominees:

“Almost Home” – Triumphant Quartet

“Ask Me Why” – Legacy Five

“Blue Skies Coming” – The Perrys

“I Believe” – Brian Free & Assurance

“I Know a Man Who Can” – Greater Vision

“I Want to Know” – Mark Trammell Quartet

“Please Forgive Me” – Gaither Vocal Band

“Saved By Grace” – Triumphant Quartet

“She Still Remembers Jesus’ Name” – Booth Brothers

“Tell Me Why” – The Kingdom Heirs

“Who Am I” – Jason Crabb

 


 

INDUSTRY CATEGORIES

 

Arranger/Producer of the Year Nominees:

Lari Goss

Wayne Haun

Ben Isaacs

Donna King

Steve Mauldin

Rick Sandidge

David Staton

Roger Talley

 

Concert Promoter of the Year Nominees:

Bill Bailey

Landon Beene

Ray Flynn

Bill Gaither

Brian Lester

Mike Wheeler

 

Radio Station of the Year Nominees:

WBOZ – Nashville

WCGW – Lexington

WJBZ – Knoxville

WTRM – Winchester, VA

WXRI – Winston-Salem

 

Songwriter of the Year (Tabulated)

 

Les Beasley Impact Award (Awarded by the SGMG)

 

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