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2006 SGN Music Awards Winners


The Crabb Family

The Crabb Family

Courtesy of: William Morris Agency
The 2006 SGN Awards were handed out last week at a special concert celebration in Smyrna, Tennessee. The big winners of the evening were the Booth Brothers and the Crabb Family.

The SGN Music Awards are an annual award handed out each year by the staff at SouthernGospelNews.com. In January, the staff decides upon the nominees in over twenty categories. In February their readers vote for their favorites. This is the fourth year the awards have been in existence, but it is the first year for an awards ceremony.

The event was hosted by singer/songwriter/comedienne Sondra Burnett and Chris D. Unthank, Chart & Awards Coordinator for SouthernGospelNews.com and co-owner of SSE Group. The ceremony featured performances from the Crabb Family, the Isaacs, the Booth Brothers, Lauren Talley, Karen Peck & New River, the McRaes, Charlotte Ritchie, Hope’s Call, the Ruppes, The Imperials, Gordon Mote, the Collingsworth Family and host Sondra Burnett.

2006 SGN Music Awards Winners

Song of the Year

Album of the Year


    Booth Brothers

Breakthrough Artist of the Year

    Collingsworth Family

Male Vocalist of the Year

    Ronnie Booth (Booth Brothers)

Female Vocalist of the Year

    Lauren Talley (Talley Trio)

Male Group of the Year

    Booth Brothers

Female Group of the Year


Mixed Group of the Year

    Crabb Family

Songwriter of the Year (Artist)

    Jim Brady (Booth Brothers)

Songwriter of the Year (Professional)

    Rebecca J. Peck

Producer of the Year (Artist)

    Daniel & Doug Riley

Producer of the Year (Professional)

    Bubba Smith

Musician of the Year

    Kim Collingsworth (Collingsworth Family)

Best Live Performer

    Crabb Family

Traditional Southern Song of the Year

Traditional Southern Album of the Year - TIE

Progressive Southern Song of the Year

    “Do You Want to Be Forgiven?” – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound (written by Rodney Griffin)

Progressive Southern Album of the Year

    Good To Be Free – Karen Peck & New River (produced by Phil Johnson & Michael Sykes)

Country/Bluegrass Song of the Year

    “Friend Til the End” – Isaacs (written by Rebecca Isaacs Bowman & Sonya Isaacs)

Country/Bluegrass Album of the Year

Special Event Project of the Year

Best Album Cover

    Sweet Forever – Ruppes (design by Chad Smith)

Best Artist/Industry Website

    Vocalive.com – Donna Beauvais & Jessica Harrison

Favorite Radio Promoter

    Jim Stover, Crossroads Music

Fan Favorite Artist of the Year

    Booth Brothers

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