Southern Gospel Times News Item
Christian Voice Magazine Announces Winners of the 2013 Country Gospel Music Fan Awards
The 4th Annual Country Gospel Music Fan Awards, presented by Christian Voice Magazine, was held in Pigeon Forge, TN on the final evening of Country Gospel Music FanFest, presented each year by Wilds & Associates.
Recipients of the 2013 CGM Fan Awards were announced to an enthusiastic audience during a presentation which included special appearances and performances by some of Country Gospel Music’s most beloved artists, including Tommy Brandt, Marcia Hudson, The Parish Family, Marty Raybon and others.
Country Gospel music fans across the nation have spoken, naming LuLu Roman as a Living Legend. Marty Raybon garnered four awards, including “Favorite Male Vocalist,” “Favorite Crossover Artist,” “Favorite Musician,” and “Favorite Song” (I’ve Seen What He Can Do). Once again, for the second consecutive year, The Parish Family took home the honor for “Favorite Group.” This year’s “Female Horizon” went to Ashley Yoder, while the “Male Horizon” went to Tim Livingston.
John Lanier, co-owner and Executive Editor of Christian Voice Magazine, states, “While we congratulate the recipients of these awards, as voted by Country Gospel Music fans, we proudly acknowledge each and every one who labors faithfully in this beloved genre to take the message of Christ’s love and redemption to the world! They’re ALL winners!”
The complete list of winners is as follows:
Heart to Heart
Ashley Yoder (Soloist)
Tim Livingston (Soloist)
FAVORITE FEMALE VOCALIST
Kesha Parish (Parish Family)
FAVORITE MALE VOCALIST
Marty Raybon (Soloist)
FAVORITE CROSSOVER ARTIST
Dove Brothers Band
Tommy Smith(Christian Servant Outreach, KKUS 104.1 FM - Tyler, TX)
I’ve Seen What He Can Do (recorded by Marty Raybon)
I’m Just Sayin’ (Epp Mevin Walls)
FAVORITE RADIO STATION
King Country Radio (kingcountry.org)
FAVORITE TV SHOW
Gaither Homecoming (with Bill & Gloria Gaither)
PROMOTER OF THE YEAR (It was a tie!)
Jetta Roark (Chapel Valley Music)
Tommy Smith (Canyon Creek Records)
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Glorya Wilson (King Country Radio / Agape Fest)
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