The annual Diamond Awards recognize the best in Southern, Country and Bluegrass Christian music and are hosted by SGNScoops digital magazine and Coastal Media Group. Originating in 1991, they were the first Southern Gospel fan-based awards and are still open to everyone, no subscription required.
Since January 2014, voting has been held to select the nominees for this year's Diamond Awards, to be held at Creekside Gospel Music Convention at Pigeon Forge on November 3rd through 6th. Artists were selected by voters from across the internet to become a top-ten nominee and then a top-five nominee. Voting commenced on the top-five selections and has now closed.
SGN Scoops would like you to meet our top-five finalists for each category of the 2014 Diamond Awards. Today's category is the JD Sumner Living Legend Award.
J.D. SUMNER LIVING LEGEND AWARD: A once-in-a-lifetime honor to recognize the living performer for whom the fans feel has made the greatest contribution to Southern Gospel music over a career spanning 25 years or more. (Note: previous winners are no longer eligible for this award)
2014 Top Five Finalists:
1. Michael English
2. Karen Peck Gooch
3. Tim Riley
4. Ed O'Neal
5. Gerald Crabb
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