March 1, 2023

Christian Voice Magazine Announces Top 10 Nominees for the 2023 Gospel Music Fan Awards

Gospel music fans have submitted their nominations and the top ten nominees have been announced for the 2023 Gospel Music Fan Awards.

Keith Barkley & Family Tradition captured the most nominations in eight categories, including ‘Favorite Southern Gospel Group,’ ‘Favorite Musician’ (Keith Barkley), and ‘Living Legend’ (Keith Barkley), among others.

Following are Don Stiles and Karen Peck & New River with five nominations each. Stiles garnered ‘Favorite Southern Gospel Soloist’ and ‘Favorite Songwriter’ among others. Among the five categories for Karen Peck & New River were ‘Favorite Southern Gospel Group’ and ‘Favorite Female Vocalist’ (Karen Peck Gooch).

The 3 Heath Brothers came in with nominations in four categories, including ‘Favorite Album’ (Into The Deep) and ‘Favorite Video’ (Into The Deep).

Carolina The Band and Dixie Revival each captured three nominations. Both artists compete for ‘Favorite Country Gospel Group’ while Carolina The Band also nabbed ‘Favorite Band’ and ‘Favorite Musician’ (Mitchell Whisnant), and Dixie Revival scored well with ‘Favorite Album’ (This Side of Heaven) and ‘Favorite Song’ (Beautiful Messes.)

The Gospel Music Fan Awards ceremony will take place May 13, 2023 on the final evening of Gospel Music FanFair in Somerset, KY. For more information about the awards show or Gospel Music FanFair, visit

To view the complete list of top ten nominees and to access the official online ballot to cast your vote, visit