AMG Heritage Award winners

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This is a list of Artists Music Guild Heritage award winners.

AMG Heritage Award recipients and nominees[edit]

The Artists Music Guild produces an awards show every year to acknowledge all forms of artistry. The Guild currently has twenty-five categories in which artists may vie for the prestigious Heritage Award. The AMG's are held on the second weekend of November and have currently always been held at the historic Heritage USA, former home of the PTL Club and Jim Bakker and his wife Tammy Faye Bakker.[1]

Year Category Recipient Nominees
2012 Male Vocalist of the Year Tommy Brandt
  • Joshua Cobb
  • Jimmy Davis
  • Chuck Day
  • Brian D. Caraker
  • John Tracy Wilson
  • Jack Stone
  • Jeff Steinberg
  • David Meece
  • Michael Birchfield
  • John Steed
2013 Dylan Arms
  • Tommy Brandt
  • Rene Jones
  • Brett Hill
  • Gene Snow
  • Chuck Johnson
  • Ron Brewer
  • Dusty Aleman
  • Epp Mevin walls
  • Jack Stone
  • Jeff Steinberg
  • Jeremy Brooks
  • Jerry Vance
  • Lee Young
  • Danny Norman
  • Wade Hammond
  • Jim Sheldon
  • John Penney
  • Johnny Jones
  • Wayne Stewart
  • David East
  • Steve Sam
  • Tony Watson
  • Jesse Cann
  • Jimmy Davis
  • John Randolph
2014 Mike Manuel
  • Tommy Brandt
  • Bart Fortenbery
  • Brett Hill
  • Gene Snow
  • Chuck Johnson
  • Ron Brewer
  • Dusty Aleman
  • Chris Hayle
  • Jack Stone
  • Jeff Steinberg
  • Jeremy Brooks
  • Danny Norman
  • Chuck Day
  • Doug Briney
  • Johnny Jones
  • Wayne Stewart
  • David East
  • Jeremy Calloway
  • Tony Watson
  • Jesse Cann
  • Jon Dameron
  • Jiggly Jones
  • Tim Livingston
  • Roger Mackie Jr
  • Ed Roman
  • John Steed
  • Steve Roberson
  • Nate Fortner
2012 Female Vocalist of the Year Kat Williams
  • Joan Whitaker
  • Christy Sutherland
  • ReNay Lee
  • Gail Cogburn
  • Cindy Hughlett
  • Gayla Earlene
  • Debbie Bennett
  • Nicole C. Mullens
  • Lulu Roman
2013 Cindy Hughlett
  • Tammy Norris
  • Sharon Parks
  • Carla Bragg
  • Terri Gibbs
  • Roxanne Flagler
  • Caroline Freeman
  • Carma Grimes
  • Morning Sun Yellow Pony
  • Wendy Lynn Snider
  • Gail Cogburn
  • Nikki Headly
  • Christy Sutherland
  • Ava Kasich
  • Sharron Kay King
  • Kay Armour
  • Betty Tilley
  • Betty Jean Robinson
  • Kali Rose
  • Tracy Temples
  • Stella Parton
  • Lisa Daggs
  • Laura Ainsworth
  • Lena Aldridge
  • Kat Williams
  • Debbie Bennett
  • Joan Whitaker
  • K.c. Daleigh
2014 Terri Gibbs
  • Becky Wright
  • Carla Bragg
  • Laura Ainsworth
  • Amy Rose
  • Carma Grimes
  • Morning Sun Yellow Pony
  • Lena Aldridge
  • Debbie Seagraves
  • Kahlee Rhodes
  • Christy Sutherland
  • Ava Kasich
  • Sharron Kay King
  • Vanessa Feltner
  • Betty Tilley
  • Cindy Hughlett
  • Shari Raye
  • Kali Rose
  • Tracy Temples
  • Pam Taylor
  • Valerie Woodard
  • Mary James
  • Kat Williams
  • Debbie Bennett
  • Amber Campbell
  • K.c. Daleigh
  • Sandra Dee
2012 Album of the Year No Less- Caroline Keller
  • Daddy Carry Me- Jimmy Davis
  • Nuff Said- Tommy Brandt
  • Greater Still- Christy Sutherland
  • Retrospect- Hearts of Faith
  • Ride Out The Storm- Greg & Teresa Watson
  • Eleven- Chuck Day
  • OMG- Gayla Earlene
  • God's a Country Boy Too- Issac Cole
  • Everyday's A Good Day- The Stones
  • Stories Hope and Lullabies- Cindy Hughlett
  • The Promised Land- Danny Norman
2013 Take Over The World - Corey Brooks Band
  • Bible By Her Bed - Renee Jones
  • The Devil Took Him - John Penney
  • The Calling - Carla Bragg
  • Nai - Believer
  • The Call is Still the Same - Dixie Melody Boys
  • Heart Collector - Ron Brewer
  • Back on the Wheel - The Parish Family
  • Everyday's a Good Day - The Stones
  • Old Friends - Richard Kiser
  • I'm Just Sayin - Epp Mevin Walls
  • Country Boy - Isaac Cole
  • Greater Still - Christy Sutherland
  • Garden of Love - Johnny Jones
  • Stones - Ava Kasich
2014 Strong - Mary James
  • Back To God—Adrienne Haupt
  • Gone But Not Forgotten - John Penney
  • First Time Around - Tony Watson
  • Follow - Cindy Hughlett
  • Fly Me Home - Gene Snow
  • Heart Collector - Ron Brewer
  • Greatest Hits - Tommy Brandt
  • Hold on Stand Strong - Debbie Bennett
  • I'm An American - Danny Norman
  • It Is Time - Shari Raye
  • Country Boy - Isaac Cole
  • No Spring Chicken - Jiggly Jones
  • Super Country Cowboy - Doug Briney
  • One Wave At A Time - Mikayla Lynn
  • Yesterday - The Blankenship Family
2012 Duo of the Year Russell and Sandy Hosey
  • Wayne and Gina Stewart
  • Tony and Trina Crowe
  • Hearts of Faith
  • Benny and Connie Greenlee
  • Greg and Teresa Watson
  • Chrisagis Brothers
  • Ron and Opal Erickson
  • Bruce and Gina Trent
  • The Sheridans
  • Wendy Word & Forgiven
2103 Chuck Johnson/Tom Kuhn
  • Mary Fay Jackson/Mike Culpepper
  • Jack and Deb Stone
  • The Finneys
  • Georgia Sound
  • Hearts of Faith
  • Wayne and Gina Stewart
2014 Mercy Revealed
  • Spoken For
  • Jack and Deb Stone
  • Chuck Johnson/Tom Kuhn
  • The Finneys
  • Hearts of Faith
  • The Chrisagis Brothers
2012 Actor/Model of the Year Brian Caraker
2013 Christy Sutherland
2014 Christy Sutherland/Sarah Painter
2012 Instrumentalist of the Year Richard Kiser
  • Bernard Harris
  • Charles Shelton Jr.
  • Terry Webster
  • Jim Brock
  • Gene Crain
  • Jesse Cann
  • John Viers
2013 Richard Kiser
  • Charles Shelton Jr.
  • Jesse Cann
  • Dino Kartsonakis
  • David East
  • Terry Webster
2014 Terry Webster
  • Charles Shelton Jr.
  • Jesse Cann
  • Tommy Brandt II
  • Isaac Cole
  • David East
  • John Viers
  • Richard Kiser
2012 Video of the Year Hands of Hope- (David L Cook, Elddy Trevino, Chris Nowels, Sandy & Russ Hosey, Kat Williams, Caroline Keller, David Meece, Paul Zeman, Donna Ritchie, Jason Howell, Richard Kiser, Bernard Harris, The Charlotte Civic Orchestra, Ladelle Peabody and Gayla Earlene)
  • No Less- Caroline Keller/Chris Nowels/David L Cook
  • If I Had it My Way- Tommy Brandt
  • Let it Go- Cindy Hughlett
  • I Believe in You- Marvin Mumford
  • House of Gold- Greg and Teresa Watson
  • Yellow Ribbon Christmas- Hearts of Faith
  • God's Grand Ole Opry- Dave Caley
  • BeWrighteous Productions Demo Reel- Bryan Wright
  • My Deliverer- Laurie Marks Vincent
2013 Reasons- Danny Norman
  • The Devil Took Him- John Penney
  • Bible By Her Bed- Rene Jones
  • Believe- Nai
  • Dixie Melody Boys- 50 Years of Influence
  • Love Struck Me- Cindy Hughlett
  • Stones- Ava Kasich
  • Messages to Heaven- Emily Faith
  • I Beg You- The Corey Brooks Band
2014 Love Is An Open Door - Sam and Nia Rader
  • The Perfect Woman- Tommy Brandt
  • Sunshine- Amy Rose
  • Not Pretty Enough- Josey Milner
  • Love Like That- Hearts of Faith
  • We Use the Same Altar as You - Pete Etterman
  • Be With Me oh Lord - Shari Raye
  • My Still Small Voice- Tony Watson
  • Church of God Promo - Mikayla Lynn
2012 Song of the Year Greater Still by Christy Sutherland & Jason Crabb
  • Wish I Was Home- Joan Whitaker
  • Nuff Said- Tommy Brandt
  • No Less- Caroline Keller/David L Cook/Zach Roberts
  • Handful of Weeds- Chuck Day
  • Jesus Is There- Lynda Lynn
  • Loving Father- David House and Cindy Hughlett
  • The Blood- Jimmy Davis
  • There's A Road Back to Jesus- Ron Hemphill
  • Holy Holy- Donna Ritchie
  • He Will Stand By You- Jennifer Campbell
  • DWI- Charlie May
2013 Love Struck Me-Cindy Hughlett
  • 1+1=2- Tony Watson
  • Back on the Wheel- The Parish Family
  • Bible By Her Bed- Rene’Jones
  • Cowboy for Jesus- Jerry Vance
  • Billy Joe an Awesome Preacher Man-Epp Mevin Walls
  • The Call Is Still The Same- Dixie Melody Boys
  • The Calling- Carla Bragg
  • Dirt Road Prayer – Charee’ White
  • I’ll Stand Up For the Cross- Wade Hammond
  • Get On Board - Mikayla Lynn
  • Hands of Hope- David L Cook/David Meece/Bruce Carroll Á Various Artists
  • He Knew the Man Who Did- Debbie Bennett
  • I Beg You - Corey Brooks Band
  • I Would Crawl all the Way to the River-Jim Sheldon
  • If I had It My Way – Tommy Brandt
  • Morning After the Rapture - David East
  • My Foot Is On The Rock – Ron Brewer
  • Stones-Ava Kasich
  • Weather the Storm -Pat Quick & Travelers
2014 The Palms of My Hands - Christy Sutherland
  • Jiggley Jones - Ain't That Right
  • Gene Snow - Fly Me Home
  • Isaac Cole - Ive Got A Home
  • Danny Norman - It Must Have Been A Miracle
  • Hearts of Faith - Its Good to Go Home
  • The Branscombs - Let Me Be Your Rock
  • Adrienne Haupt - Thats Where the Faith Comes In
  • Amy Rose - Sunshine
  • Get On Board - Mikayla Lynn
  • Tim Livingston - He Gave All That He Had
  • Debbie Bennett - Hold On Stand Strong
  • Steve Roberson - Jesus Was a Rebel
  • Shari Raye - Be With Me Oh Lord
  • Tommy Brandt - Meanwhile Back at the Cross
  • David East - I Need to Feel Your Spirit Once Again
  • Doug Briney - Super Country Cowboy
  • Ron Brewer - I Stopped Singing The Blues
  • Ava Kasich - Stand Up
  • Vanessa Feltner - Sing Praises to Your Name
  • Nai - With You
2012 Group of the Year The Parish Family
  • Weaver Believer Survival Revival
  • WBT Briarhoppers
  • Armouraires Quartet
  • Collingsworth Family
  • Patrick Quick and the Travelers
  • Gospel Harmony Boys
  • The Original Couriers
  • Dave's Highway
2013 The Corey Brooks Band
  • The Parish Family
  • Patrick Quick & The Travelers
  • Dixie Melody Boys
  • The Branscombs
  • The Taylor Singers
2014 Dennis Reed & GAP
  • Armouraires Quartet
  • The Blankenship Family
  • Weaver Believer Survival Revival
  • The Taylor Singers
  • Mercy Revealed
  • Greatly Blest
  • The Branscombs
  • 2nd Generation
2012 MAINSTREAM ARTIST of the YEAR Tommy Brandt
2013 Tommy Brandt
2014 Billy Gilman
2012 NEW ARTIST of the YEAR
  • Marvin Mumford
  • Marlana VanHoose
  • The Taylors
  • Wes McMillian
  • Jeremy Brooks
  • Aaron Brook
  • Issac Cole
  • Bronson Bush
  • Pete Etterman
  • Jennifer Joy Campbell
  • Freedom’s Crossing
  • David Daughtry
  • Sarah Painter
  • Jerry Vance
  • Abby Paskvan
  • Jeff Craighead
All nominees were recipients.
2013 Dylan Arms
  • John Penney
  • Jon Demeron
  • John Randolph
  • Lindsey Taylor
  • Nai
  • Chuck Johnson
  • Wendy Lynn Snider
  • Hannah Faith
  • Jim Sheldon
  • Mercy Revealed
  • Betty Tilley
  • Hunter Cook
  • Wade Hammond
  • Charee White
  • Rod McCoy
  • Tommy Brandy II
  • Greatly Blest
  • Sarah Griffin
  • Johnny Jones
  • Tony Watson
  • David East
  • Nickki Headley
2014 Jesse Reece
  • Lawana Blevins
  • Meghan Woods
  • Terry Crossen
  • Taylon Hope Miller
  • Kalee Hric
  • Jeremy Calloway
  • Anna Cibbarelli
  • Adrienne Haupt
  • The Kelley Family
2012 Retro Artist of the Year Barbara Mandrell & Terri Gibbs
2013 Dottie Rambo & The Scotts
2014 Dee Dee Sharp
2012 YOUTH of the YEAR Marlana VanHoose
  • Dave's Highway
  • Issac Cole
  • Sarah Painter
  • Jackson Cannon
  • Mikayla Lynn
  • Matthew Wacaster
  • Abbey Gregory
  • Logan Smith
  • Victoria Shirey
  • Elizabeth Cristina Tortolini
2013 Abby Paskvan
  • Tommy Brandt II
  • Emily Faith
  • Ashley Yoder
  • Hunter Cook
  • Charee White
  • Mikayla Lynn
  • Sarah Painter
  • Marlana VanHoose
  • Isaac Cole
2014 Anna Cibarrelli
  • Tommy Brandt II
  • Adrienne Haupt
  • Anna Cibarrelli
  • Meghan Woods
  • Taylon Hope Miller
  • Jesse Reese
  • Mikayla Lynn
  • The Weaver Believers
  • Sarah Painter
  • Marlana VanHoose
  • Isaac Cole
  • Mara Suggs
2012 SPECIAL EVENT PROJECT of the YEAR Faith Family & Country Tour- (Tommy Brandt, Buddy Jewel, Brian White & Andy Griggs)
  • Hands of Hope- Artists Music Guild- Various Artists
  • Live at the Farm- Hal Jeffery, Richard Kiser, Charlie McCoy & Jason Coleman
  • Youth Rocks Awards- Various Artists
  • Spectacular Senior Follies- Various Artists
2013 The Hands of Hope Project/ Various Artists
  • The Dixie Melody Boys 50 Year Celebration
2014 Chubby Checker Hosts the 2013 AMG Heritage Awards - Chubby Checker
2012 DANCE GROUP of the YEAR The Charlotte Youth Ballet
  • Twinkle Toes
  • Charlotte School of Ballet
  • The African American Dance Ensemble
  • Oneaka Dance Company
2013 The Eddie Mabry Dancers
  • Union County Youth Ballet
  • Charlotte Youth Ballet
  • The Oneaka Dance Group
2014 The Union County Youth Ballet
  • Charlotte Youth Ballet
  • The Eddie Mabry Dancers
  • King David Christian Conservatory
  • Oneka Dance Company
2012 COMEDIAN of the YEAR David L Cook
  • Trina Jeffrie
  • Small Fire
  • Jeff Steinberg
  • ReNay Lee
  • Dennis Swanberg
  • Mike Warnke
  • Tim Hawkins
  • Mike James
  • Marty Simpson
2013 Trina Jeffrie
2014 Kerry Miller
2012 FREELANCE VISUAL ARTIST of the YEAR Corey Frizzell
  • Chris Nowels
  • Marc Eckel
  • Bob Boyd
  • Bryan Wright
  • Dan Newburn
2013 Corey Frizzell
  • Bryan Wright
  • Joshua Etzel
  • Breakiron Animation
  • Anne Cammer
  • Clark Hawgood
  • Michael Heid
  • Chris Nowels
  • Dan Newburn
2014 Corey Frizzell
  • Bryan Wright
  • Joshua Etzel
  • Breakiron Animation
  • Anne Cammer
  • Clark Hawgood
  • Michael Heid
  • Chris Nowels
  • Dan Newburn
2012 AUTHOR of the YEAR John Tracy Wilson
  • Gene Bailey
  • Richard Kiser Jr.
  • Angela Schaefers
  • Ed and Cheryl Henderson
  • Babbie Mason
  • Marc Eckel
  • Aurea McGarry
2013 Stella Parton
2014 Rick Kiser Jr.

Stella Parton

2012 Spoken Word of the Year Gene Bailey
2013 Gene Bailey
  • Betty Jean Robinson
  • Matt Felts
  • Laura West
2014 Gene Bailey
2012 SPONSOR of the YEAR Carolina Premier Bank
  • Heritage USA
  • Events by Sako
  • Turning Point
  • Charlotte Civic Orchestra
  • Vantage Barter Exchange
  • Alpha Source Promotions
  • IHN Productions
  • Flat 5 Studios
  • Loco Sound
2013 Carolina Premier Bank
  • Publix Supermarket
  • Loco Sound
  • Turning Point
  • The Broadcast Group
  • IHN Productions
2014 Publix Supermarket
  • Cajun Queen
  • Turning Point
  • Carolina Premier Bank
  • The Broadcast Group
  • Town & Country Ford
2012 RADIO PERSONALITY of the YEAR Scott Perkins
  • Larry Flegle
  • Doug Hudson
  • Rich Burgess
  • Ken Iverson
  • Rich Miller
  • Karen Berka
  • Diane Perkins
  • Rob Patz
  • Glorya Wilson
2013 Not Enough Qualified Entries Disqualified
2014 Betty Tilley
  • John Pitsenbarger
  • Mickey Klein
  • Tim Garman
  • Mick and Lacie Jay Womack
2012 RADIO STATION of the YEAR Radio Active Airplay
  • Branson Christian Radio
  • Cowboy Gospel NETradio
  • KNGR-King Radio
  • Country Gospel Radio-Morganton, NC
2013 Not Enough Qualified Entries Disqualified
2014 Global Southern Gospel Radio - Betty Tilley
  • Branson World Radio
  • Spiritco1
2012 TELEVISION NETWORK of the YEAR WATC Atlanta
  • Gospel Music Television
  • WGGS-Greenville, SC
  • Sky Angel
  • WTVI Public Broadcasting Charlotte, NC
2013 WATC Atlanta
2014 WATC Atlanta
2012 HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATION of the YEAR
  • Healing Wings Ministries
  • Harvest Outreach Center
  • Very Special Arts
  • Turning Point
  • Inspiring Hearts Tour
  • Kids Against Hunger
All nominees were made recipients
2013 Grandparents for Education
  • Turning Point
  • Healing Wings Ministries
  • CitiMpact
  • Samaritan's Purse
  • Unseen Child Foundation
2014 Adam's Hope House
  • Turning Point
  • Healing Wings Ministries
  • Grandparents for Education
  • Literacy Council of Union County
  • Youth With a Mission
2012 EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION of the YEAR
  • The Artists Music Guild
  • Charlotte Civic Orchestra
  • Spectacular Senior Follies
  • Anna Arts Center
  • Grandparents For Education
  • Jazz for Peace
  • Union County Arts Council
  • Learn To Read
  • One Dozen Who Care
  • Jefferson Center- Music Lab
All nominees were made recipients
2013 Northwest School of the Arts
  • Charlotte Film Community
  • Grandparents for Education
  • Jefferson Center-Music Lab
  • Turning Point-Center for Domestic Violence
  • One Dozen Who Care
  • Jazz for Peace Foundation
  • OnStage School of Performing Arts, Inc.
2014 Eddie Mabry Talent
  • Literacy Council of Union County
  • Dennis Reed and Inspire the Fire
  • Charlotte Film Community
  • Northwest School of the Arts
  • Grandparents for Education
  • Sterling Elementary
  • Turning Point-Center for Domestic Violence
  • Kerry Miller and Friends
  • United Way of Union County

Lifetime achievement awards[edit]

Year Recipient
2012 WBT Briarhoppers
2012 Betty Jean Robinson
2012 Terri Gibbs
2012 David Meece
2013 Dixie Melody Boys
2013 Chubby Checker
2013 Dee Dee Sharp
2013 Dino Kartsonakis
2013 Naomi Sego
2013 Lynn Anderson
2013 Dale Hill
2014 Gloria Gaynor
2014 Shirley Caesar
2014 Eddie Raye
2014 Shari Lewis with Mallory Lewis and Lamb Chop.

Special recognition awards[edit]

2012

  • THE GOSPEL HARMONY BOYS in recognition to their sixty years in the industry.
  • BRYAN WRIGHT in recognition of excellence service to the Guild

2013

  • Jack Stone in recognition of excellence service to the Guild
  • Joan Whitaker in recognition of excellence service to the Guild

2014

  • Hearts of Faith in recognition of excellence service to the Guild
  • Jeff Steinberg in recognition of excellence service to the Guild

References[edit]

  1. ^ Awards, Heritage AMG. "2012 AMG Heritage Awards Recipients". Artists Music Guild. Retrieved 12 January 2013.