2017 Survey: Final Voting Round

2017 Survey: Final Voting Round

What was the Most Significant Personnel Change in Southern Gospel music’s history?

We started with 36 nominations. After two rounds of voting, only 4 remain. It’s time to pick the winner!

Voting Rules: You MUST submit a total of TWO votes. Your vote will NOT be counted if you submit more or less than two votes. Submit only one comment with your votes listed on the first line of that comment.

Voting ends at midnight (EDT) on Tuesday, August 22. In the event of a tie, we will have a run-off.

Remember to take into account which group member additions made the greatest impact on the entire Southern Gospel music industry, not merely the group they joined!

1. 1963 – Vestal Freeman Goodman joins the Happy Goodmans
2. 1948 – Jake Hess joins the Statesmen
3. 1964 – George Younce joins the Cathedrals
4. 1965 – Ed O’Neal joins the Dixie Melody Boys

David Bruce Murray

David Bruce Murray is a church music director in Ellenboro, NC. He is the author of Murray's Encyclopedia Of Southern Gospel Music and the owner of both SGHistory.com and MusicScribe.com. David plays piano for Southern Sounds Quartet and the Foothills Community Choir.

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  1. James Hales
    Reply August 16, 14:03 #1 James Hales

    1 & 3




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  2. David McGan
    Reply August 16, 15:00 #2 David McGan

    1 & 4




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  3. Chris Unthank
    Reply August 16, 15:05 #3 Chris Unthank

    1, 2




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  4. Daniel
    Reply August 16, 15:09 #4 Daniel

    I choose to vote for 3 & 4. :)




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  5. Chris G.
    Reply August 16, 18:35 #5 Chris G.

    #s 3 and 4




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  6. scottysearan
    Reply August 16, 23:23 #6 scottysearan

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  7. Tigrfan
    Reply August 17, 07:49 #7 Tigrfan

    2,3




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  8. seth Jones
    Reply August 17, 09:11 #8 seth Jones

    2, 3




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  9. Joe Mannon
    Reply August 17, 09:26 #9 Joe Mannon

    1 and 4




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  10. Gradie
    Reply August 17, 14:37 #10 Gradie

    2, 3




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  11. Brian N.
    Reply August 17, 19:51 #11 Brian N.

    4 and 3

    I don’t think you can overstate the importance of Ed O’Neal and the role he has played in introducing so many artists to the world of professional southern gospel singing.




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  12. JSR
    Reply August 18, 00:49 #12 JSR

    3, 4




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  13. Darrell S Thompson
    Reply August 18, 07:51 #13 Darrell S Thompson

    3 & 4




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  14. Nar
    Reply August 18, 21:43 #14 Nar

    2 and 3




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  15. QwertyJuan
    Reply August 19, 22:23 #15 QwertyJuan

    1 and 3




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  16. PeterT
    Reply August 19, 22:52 #16 PeterT

    3, 4




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  17. lee65
    Reply August 21, 15:27 #17 lee65

    1&4




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