Best Of The 2010s: Song, Album, and Concept Video

Best Of The 2010s: Song, Album, and Concept Video

Thank you to all who have responded via Facebook and the occasional comment here over the past two weeks. I hope each of you had as much fun following the results as I have watching the votes come in. Thanks for sticking with us to the end!

I had originally intended for these results to end with yesterday’s article.

When five of us submitted five nominations each and there was only one duplicate title among the 24 results in the Song category, and just slightly more overlap in Album and Concept Video, I didn’t think we’d be able to reach a consensus for an overall number one in those three categories. That’s why each staff member posted their personal picks last week.

When I logged each individual’s overall choice and two honorable mentions into a spreadsheet and saw the results, though, I realized we did have three unique winners as well as a clear second choice in each category. The voting was obviously very tight as you can see from the rest of the results. The ties begin at the third position for Song and Concept Video and at the fourth position for Album.


Song Of The 2010s

1: “Chain Breaker” – Triumphant/Zach Williams, Jonathan Smith, Mia Fieldes

2: “Battle Cry” – The Kingsmen/ Lee Black, Joel Lindsey, Sue C Smith

3-6 (tie):
“On The Banks Of The Promised Land” – Karen Peck & New River
“When The Prodigal Comes Home” – Tribute
“One Holy Lamb” – Tribute
“Finish Well” – Karen Peck & New River

7-9 (tie):
“Living In Harmony” – Triumphant
“Never Walk Alone” – Brian Free & Assurance
“Life Is Good” – Hoppers

10-16 (tie):
“Christ, My Hope, My Glory” – High Road
“Your Ways Are Higher Than Mine”  – Collingsworth Family
“Long Live The King” – Old Paths
“Even Me” – Triumphant
“Please Forgive Me” – Gaither Vocal Band
“From Dust To Glory” – McKameys


Album Of The 2010s

1 Battle Cry – Kingsmen

2 Fanny Crosby: Newly Discovered Hymns & Songs – Various Artists

3 Living In Harmony – Triumphant

4-5 (tie):
Life Is Good – Hoppers
We Will Stand Our Ground – Kingdom Heirs

6-9 (tie):
Redeeming The Time – Kingdom Heirs
Don’t Wanna Miss This – Cana’s Voice
Hymn Revival – Gold City
Greatly Blessed – Gaither Vocal Band

10-12 (tie):
Your Walk Talks – Mark Trammell Quartet
Yes – Triumphant
Hymns: A Cappella Sessions – The Nelons


Concept Video Of The 2010s

1 “Ask Me Why”Legacy Five

2 “Circuit Rider”Russ Taff & William Lee Golden

3-7 (tie):
“Goodbye World, Goodbye”Penny Loafers
“She Still Remembers Jesus’ Name”Booth Brothers
“It’s About The Cross”Ball Brothers
“Love Is The Golden Rule”Michael English
“I Wish We’d All Been Ready”Hoppers

8-12 (tie):
“Amazing Grace”Collingsworth Family
“Everywhere I Go”3 Heath Brothers
“The People In The Line”The Talleys
“Give Me Jesus”Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
“Hope For All Nations”Karen Peck & New River


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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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