Hey fellow southern gospel fans, go check out what my buddy fridaynightrevival is up to on his blog. He’s running his own awards show with categories that showcase the best of southern gospel in a fresh way. While there’s nothing wrong with the standard “favorite artist” or “favorite bass singer” type of awards, there’s a lot of talent in the industry that slips under the radar that way. The Revival Awards are designed to recognize gifted people who may not be household names, like engineers and non-performing songwriters. There will also be some “most creative ____ ” categories to award artists who are thinking outside the box. Look for some opportunities to vote for your favorite songs a bit later as well. Right now, the first “batch” is up for you to vote and comment on. So what are you waiting for?
Full disclosure: I’m on the advisory board, which selected nominees and will handle the results at the very top once readers have helped narrow down our lists.