NQC Music Awards (2012-present)

The Singing News Fan Awards had been presented during the week of the National Quartet Convention for many years, but the two organizations parted ways in 2012. The NQC Music Awards were established at that point.

By 2014, the two organizations reached an agreement for the Singing News Fan Awards to return to the convention, and the NQC Music Awards were subsequently abandoned.

Awards fell into two categories: Industry Awards and Fan Awards.


The Industry Awards were voted on by NQC exhibitors that were deemed by the Awards and Criteria Committee to be experienced and knowledgeable about the Southern Gospel Music industry. In addition to the exhibitors, the members of the Southern Gospel Music Guild were eligible to vote.

The Les Beasley Impact Award was determined by the professional members of the Southern Gospel Music Guild only.

The Songwriter of the Year award was determined by a tabulation of radio and sales chart activity rather than a vote.

Winners of the Industry Awards include:

Concert Promoter of the Year (2012-present)

2012 Bill Gaither
2013 Landon Beene

Les Beasley Impact Award (2012-present)

2012 enLighten Radio
2013 Herschend Properties

Radio Station of the Year (2012-present)

2012 WBOZ, Nashville, TN
2013 WGUS, Agusta, GA and KWFC, Springfield, MO

Producer / Arranger of the Year (2012-present)

2012 Lari Goss
2013 Ben Isaacs

Songwriter of the Year (2012-present)

2012 Dianne Wilkinson
2013 Dianne Wilkinson


The Fan Awards were voted on electronically by members of the NQC e-mail list after nominations were made by the Southern Gospel Music Guild Awards and Criteria Committee. Additional nominations were allowed from the e-mail list voters based on certain criteria during the initial ballot.

Winners of the Fan Awards include:

Album of the Year (2012-present)

2012 Celebrate Me Home by Perrys
2013 Through The Night by Perrys

Alto Singer of the Year (2012-present)

2012 Libbi Perry Stuffle
2013 Sheri Easter

Baritone Singer of the Year (2012-present)

2012 Jim Brady
2013 Jim Brady

Bass Singer of the Year (2012-present)

2012 Eric Bennett
2013 Eric Bennett

Lead Singer of the Year (2012-present)

2012 Ronnie Booth
2013 Ronnie Booth

Male Group of the Year (2012-present)

2012 Booth Brothers
2013 Booth Brothers

Mixed Group of the Year (2012-present)

2012 Collingsworth Family
2013 Collingsworth Family

Musician of the Year (2012-present)

2012 Kim Collingsworth
2013 Kim Collingsworth

Soloist of the Year (2012-present)

2012 Jason Crabb
2013 Guy Penrod

Song of the Year (2012-present)

2012 I Know A Man Who Can by Greater Vision
2013 I Played In The Band And Sang In The Choir by Booth Brothers

Soprano Singer of the Year (2012-present)

2012 Kim Hopper
2013 Kim Hopper

Tenor Singer of the Year (2012-present)

2012 David Phelps
2013 David Phelps

Video of the Year (2013-present)

2013 "I Want To Be That Man" by Brian Free And Assurance

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