Voices Won Hosts Anniversary Singing Nov. 9-10

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Voices Won ministries will host its 11th Anniversary Singing Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. at Crosspointe Christian Centre, 2681 Underwood St., on the corner of Underwood and North Bypass, north of Dalton. Voices Won, a Georgia non-profit, includes brothers Jaron, Shantell and Staclynn Faulknor. The brothers call Catoosa, Whitfield and Murray counties home.

Crossroads Entertainment released their latest CD “The Basics” blending a Southern gospel sound with progressive arrangements that share a solid gospel message. 

“Each year we try to bring even a greater combination of performers to uplift and inspire those who attend our annual singing,” Jaron said. “ This year we have managed to combine a list of audience favorites which will make it an event to remember - filled with Christian fellowship and music.” 

Friday night is an evening including Grammy nominee with Karen Peck and New River, Greater Vision and Voices Won. 

Multi-Grammy nominee Karen Peck and New River is comprised of Karen Peck Gooch and sister Susan Peck Jackson, and Jeff Hawes.  Karen's husband, Rickey, group manager and sound technician. 

The Singing News Magazine and the Southern Gospel Music Association have named Greater Vision Gospel Music’s Favorite Trio. The trio including Gerald Wolfe, Rodney Griffin and Chris Allman have also received numerous honors for Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Video of the Year, and Artist of the Year.  Additionally, Griffin has been named Songwriter of the Year every year since 1998, as well as Favorite Baritone. Wolfe has been named Favorite Male Vocalist seven times. 

Saturday night will highlight Singing News Award nominees and winners including Mark Bishop, the Nelons, the Crist Family and Voices Won. 

Mark Bishop has been sharing his music with audiences and Gospel Music fans for more than 25 years.  As an award-winning singer, songwriter and producer, he has ministered to and entertained audiences across the United States and Canada. 

The Nelons feature Kelly, Jason, and Amber, who crystallize a new vision for the Nelons’ three-decade gospel legacy. With numerable awards and accolades including three Grammy nominations, six Dove Awards and many songs that have soared to the top of national radio charts, 

The Crist Family including Lisa, John, Tami, Breana, Rich and Jackie were the Singing News Horizon Group of the Year and have enjoyed nominations in numerous award categories.  

Dinner and concessions will be available nightly. Advance tickets nightly $15 or two days for $25. Admission at the door is $20. Tickets are available at Crosspointe Christian Centre, In Heaven’s Name, and Ryman Hall in Dalton, Jacob’s Well  in Calhoun, and Sonshine Christian Books in Fort Oglethorpe. For more information 706.218-8691 or www.voiceswon.com.



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