Southern Gospel Perspective

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Head Shaking Time... Again

The SN Fan Awards top 5 nominees are out. Some of them, you just have to ask how? Don't say it, I know it is just "favorite", not "best".

Some of the glaring omissions:

Loren Harris - How can he be left off?
Josh Garner - I know there are only 5 nominees, but Josh is incredible.

Trecia Cisneros - I didn't expect her to make the cut (she should have), since she was apparently the last in...

The Booth Brothers! Anyone?... Hello?...

Danny Riley, Steve Ladd, Bill Lawrence? All three of these being left off is perhaps the biggest surprise of all. I know Steve and Bill are fairly new (to GC), but COME ON! Gold City basically "reloaded" at these positions and is STILL the best quartet on the road. Somebody slap me.

The Kingdom Heirs - a quartet that has only put out 2 of the best CD's in recent years. No quartet nomination and only Arthur (well deserved) for a part. Jeff Chapman is one of the 5 best Bass Singers right now, easily.

The Dove Brothers also. Wow, they won favorite quartet just a few years ago... No McCray, no David, no Jerry?

I won't name who these could (should) have replaced, but there is certainly room for them.


Blogger ChrisUnthank said...

I agree about the omission of Daniel Riley. He is probably the best male singer out on the road today.

The other glaring omission is Kim Lord for Alto. One day the industry will notice here. One day.

4:20 PM  
Blogger LaShay said...

what about stewart varnado for pianist? a couple posts back you said his time has come to win... too bad he can't make it to the top 5. what's wrong with these people?! LOL

6:36 PM  
Blogger Southern Gospel Perspective said...

LaShay, you are absolutely right! Stewart should have been on there, IMHO. I just somehow looked right over the pianist category...

Chris, Kim Lord has always had a wonderful voice. She is the equal of anyone in that top 5.

7:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is Phil Cross left out of Songwriter? 4-6 top songs right now!

2:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has Steve Ladd made a Cd as a sols singer

5:52 PM  

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