Golden Voice Nominees Honor BMI Country Greats

Posted in News on June 2, 2003
BMI country legends dominated the nominations for the fifth annual Golden Voice Awards, with Bobby Bare, Freddie Hart and Ray Price claiming two mention each (4/11). Presented by the Performers Benefit Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping senior performers with ongoing hospitalization needs, the Golden Voice Awards and Brunch With the Stars will be held on Thursday, June 5 at 10 a.m. Jimmy Dean and Barbara Fairchild are hosts for the event at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel.

Among the BMI greats scheduled to be on hand are Ferlin Husky, Moe Bandy, Joe Stampley, Martha Carson, Ernie Ashworth, Freddie Hart, Jeannie Seely, Jimmy C. Newman, Charlie Louvin, Jan Howard, Sonny James, Penny DeHaven, The Jordanaires, Goldie Hill, Jack Greene, Jeanne Pruett, Jimmy Dickens, Leroy Van Dyke, Charlie Walker, Hank Locklin, Bobby Bare, John Conlee, Rhonda Vincent, Connie Smith, and Kitty Wells.

Tickets are $50 each; all proceeds go to The Performer's Benefit Fund. For tickets and more information call 615.822.4100 or visit

Congratulations to BMI's Golden Voice Award Nominees:

Bobby Bare
Roy Clark
Jimmy Dean
Ray Price

Songwriter of the Year
Jerry Chesnut
Hank Cochran
Freddie Hart
Willie Nelson

Male Golden Voice
Bobby Bare
John Conlee
Ray Price
Leroy Van Dyke

Female Golden Voice
Donna Fargo
Goldie Hill
Melba Montgomery
Jan Howard
Jeanne Pruett

Golden Voice Group
Carol Lee Singers
Glaser Brothers
Oak Ridge Boys
Riders in the Sky
Statler Brothers

Bluegrass Golden Voice
Country Gentlemen
J.D. Crowe
Del McCoury
Ralph Stanley
Larry Stephenson

Radio Personality
Bill Mack

Golden Voice Legacy
Lefty Frizzell
Roger Miller
Johnny Russell
Hank Snow
Conway Twitty

Career Achievement
Martha Carson
Jimmy Dean
Freddie Hart
Sonny James

Musician Category Nominees
Pete Wade
Tim Atwood
John Hughey
Earl White
Gene Chrisman