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.
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.
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
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”