In the categories of Song, Album, and Concept Video, we had 20 or more nominations each! Because there are so many, we have opted not to narrow these down to a single pick. Instead, each MusicScribe writer will announce their picks in these categories.
Here are my picks (Kyle Boreing).
“Chain Breaker” – Triumphant/Zach Williams, Jonathan Smith, Mia Fieldes
In 2016, newcomer Zach Williams found massive CCM success with his debut single, “Chain Breaker.” The following year, Triumphant Quartet found equal success in southern gospel with their cover of the song. The song has since been covered by Steve Ladd and the Gaither Vocal Band. While I believe “Chain Breaker” deserves a song of the decade mention regardless of who sings it, it was Triumphant who first introduced it to SG audiences.
“Battle Cry” – The Kingsmen
“Please Forgive Me” – Gaither Vocal Band
Battle Cry – Kingsmen
In the middle of the decade, the Kingsmen saw a bit of turnover, as well as a notable break in recording activity. Battle Cry was the group’s first new studio recording following a two-year gap, and it pretty much came out of nowhere to take the industry by storm. While I feel like there are more technically-perfected albums nominated, this album was and is vintage Kingsmen, as well as a landmark album for the group and the genre.
Hymn Revival – Gold City
Yes – Triumphant Quartet
Brand New Day – Kyle Boreing (just kidding!!!!)
“Love Is The Golden Rule” – Michael English
This song is illustrative on its own, but the images put together with Michael English’s powerful performance make this video stand out beyond just SG crowds. Special shout-out to directory Scott Godsey and editor Bryce Free for a solid production.
“Ask Me Why” – Legacy Five
“Circuit Rider” – William Lee Golden & Russ Taff
Tune in tomorrow for Sony’s choices, but before you go, check out Kyle’s Concept Video pick below.