2017 Survey: First Voting Round

by David Bruce Murray | August 1, 2017 11:56 AM

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

It’s time to vote and find out! We need your input to determine which group member addition made the greatest impact on the entire Southern Gospel music industry (not just the group they joined)!

We received a total of 36 nominations. These are divided into six sets for the first round of voting.

To vote, choose TWO from each SET and leave a comment with your vote on the first line of the comment.  List the set number followed by the letter A, B, C, D, E, or F (for example, 1A, 1B, 2C, 2D, 3E, 3F, 4A, 4B, 5C, 5D, 6E, 6F).

If you have any comments you’d like to make after your vote, please skip a line and make those below your vote. This helps us tabulate the votes accurately.

Voting Rules: You MUST submit a total of TWELVE votes, with no more or less than TWO selections from each set. Your vote will NOT be counted if you submit more or less than two from each set or more or less than twelve total votes. Submit only one comment with all twelve votes on the first line of that comment. 

Voting ends at midnight (EDT) on Monday, August 7. 

SET 1
A. 1963 – Gloria Sickel Gaither joins the Bill Gaither Trio
B. 1952 – Bill Shaw joins the Blackwood Brothers
C. 1954 – J D Sumner joins the Blackwood Brothers
D. 1954 – Cecil Blackwood joins the Blackwood Brothers
E. 2002 – Jim Brady joins the Booth Brothers
F. 1945 – Lily Fern Goble Weatherford joins the Weatherfords

SET 2
A. 1979 – Roger Bennett joins the Cathedrals
B. 1964 – George Younce joins the Cathedrals
C. 1980 – Mark Trammell joins the Cathedrals
D. 1957 – Neil Enloe joins the Couriers
E. 1963 – Dale Shelnut joins the Dixie Echoes
F. 1965 – Ed O’Neal joins the Dixie Melody Boys

SET 3
A. 1985 – Michael English joins the Gaither Vocal Band
B. 1988 – Mark Lowry joins the Gaither Vocal Band
C. 1995 – Guy Penrod joins the Gaither Vocal Band
D. 1993 – Rodney Griffin joins Greater Vision
E. 1963 – Vestal Freeman Goodman joins the Happy Goodmans
F. 1989 – Kim Greene Hopper joins the Hoppers

SET 4
A. 1980 – Tim Riley joins Gold City
B. 1982 – Brian Free joins Gold City
C. 1983 – Ivan Parker joins Gold City
D. 1994 – Mark Trammell joins Gold City
E. 1972 – Mike Holcomb joins the Inspirations
F. 2010 – Luke Vaught joins the Inspirations

SET 5
A. 1997 – Charlotte Ritchie joins Jeff & Sheri Easter
B. 1995 – Arthur Rice joins the Kingdom Heirs
C. 1967 – Ray Dean Reese joins the Kingsmen
D. 1971 – Jim Hamill joins the Kingsmen
E. 1957 – Rex Nelon joins the LeFevres
F. 1981 – Karen Peck joins the Nelons

SET 6
A. 1965 – William Lee Golden joins the Oak Ridge Boys
B. 2003 – Joseph Habedank joins the Perrys
C. 1962 – Jay Berry joins the Rebels
D. 1965 – J D Sumner joins the Stamps
E. 1948 – Jake Hess joins the Statesmen
F. 1996 – Lauren Talley joins the Talleys

The dates listed are the years each person joined their respective groups. If an individual pulled more than one stint with the same group, only the first year of the first stint is listed.

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