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Southern Gospel Music Guild Kicks Off Harmony Honors

Posted in News on December 16, 2004
BMI artists and writers claimed nearly all the awards given out at the 1st Annual Harmony Honors, created by the Southern Gospel Music Guild to honor to best in the genre. Gospel patriarch Gerald Crabb was named Best Songwriter; his children, the Grammy-nominated Crabb Family, were named Artist of the Year. Jason Crabb also earned the Male Vocalist nod, while Karen Peck Gooch was named Female Vocalist.

Mike Bowling, Jason Crabb, Kelly Crabb Bowling, National Quartet Convention's Clarke Beasley, BMI's Joyce Rice, Adam Crabb, Terah Crabb Penhollow, Aaron Crabb

Best Producer honors went to Wayne Haun, who produced Album of the Year This Is the Day and Song of the Year "I Wish I Could Have Been There" for the Perrys.

The Perrys' pianist Matthew Holt; Joel Lindsey; The Perrys' Joseph Habedank, Loren Harris, Libbi & Tracy Stuffle; Wayne Haun

Held in Hendersonville, Tennessee, at the Trinity Broadcasting Network Studios, the event included performances by Brian Free & Assurance with the Celebration of Life Choir, the Whisnants, Mike Bowling, Karen Peck & New River, the Perrys, and the Crabb Family. Presenters included SGMG President Judy Nelon, Paul Heil, Tim & Mary Alice Lovelace, Chris Freeman, and BMI's Joyce Rice.

BMI's Joyce Rice, Gerald Crabb

Congratulations to BMI's Harmony Honor winners:

Female Vocalist
Karen Peck Gooch

Male Vocalist
Jason Crabb

New Artist
Signature Sound Quartet

BMI's Joyce Rice, Wayne Haun

Producer
Wayne Haun

Creative Support
Roger Talley

Songwriter
Gerald Crabb

Tim Lovelace, National Quartet Convention's Clarke Beasley, BMI's Joyce Rice, Aaron McCune and John Rulapaugh

Artist
Crabb Family

Album
This Is The Day
The Perrys

Song
"I Wish I Could Have Been There"
The Perrys
Wayne Haun - writer

BMI's Joyce Rice, Daywind's Ed Leonard, SGMG's Judy Nelon

photos by Kim Lancaster