Top ten voting started last week, to narrow the list down to the final five nominees in each category. While I overlooked it when the Singing News released the top ten lists in each category, it struck me when I was voting in the list of ten.
The Booth Brothers album, Between Here And Heaven, is among the top ten for albums of the year. How is that even possible? If you look at the album art, you can clearly see the album is a Gaither Gospel Series recording.
Gaither is not promoting this recording. It is not available on gaither.com for purchase. It is not on any online streaming service. It is not available at any major online retailer. Instead, Gaither is promoting a soon to be released Gospel Favorites Live recording by the Booth Brothers.
Will Between Here And Heaven not be released by Gaither, or are they planning on releasing it later this year? If it is released later this year, wouldn’t that mean the album wouldn’t be eligible for nomination in the Singing News fan awards until next year? I guess I’m confused if Singing News even follows their own album nomination criteria.