Singing News Fan Awards for Favorite Lead

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The Favorite Lead Singer award is awarded yearly in the Singing News Fan Awards ceremony to honor the male Southern gospel singer Singing News magazine readers select as their favorite lead singer for a quartet or trio vocal ensemble.

The award was entitled Favorite Second Tenor until 1982, when it was given its current name.

Honorees[edit]

  • 1971: Duane Allen, Oak Ridge Boys
  • 1972: Duane Allen, Oak Ridge Boys
  • 1973: LaVerne Tripp, Blue Ridge Quartet
  • 1974: Jim Hamill, The Kingsmen
  • 1975: Jim Hamill, The Kingsmen
  • 1976: Kenny Hinson, The Hinsons
  • 1977: Troy Burns, The Inspirations
  • 1978: Kenny Hinson, The Hinsons
  • 1979: Jimmy Blackwood, Blackwood Brothers
  • 1980: Kenny Hinson, The Hinsons
  • 1981: Jim Hamill, The Kingsmen
  • 1982: Jim Hamill, The Kingsmen
  • 1983: Jim Hamill, The Kingsmen
  • 1984: Glen Payne, Cathedral Quartet
  • 1985: Jim Hamill, The Kingsmen
  • 1986: Glen Payne, Cathedral Quartet
  • 1987: Glen Payne, Cathedral Quartet
  • 1988: Ivan Parker, Gold City
  • 1989: Ivan Parker, Gold City
  • 1990: Ivan Parker, Gold City
  • 1991: Ivan Parker, Gold City
  • 1992: Ivan Parker, Gold City
  • 1993: Ivan Parker, Gold City
  • 1994: Glen Payne, Cathedral Quartet
  • 1995: Glen Payne, Cathedral Quartet
  • 1996: Glen Payne, Cathedral Quartet
  • 1997: Glen Payne, Cathedral Quartet
  • 1998: Glen Payne, Cathedral Quartet
  • 1999: Glen Payne, Cathedral Quartet
  • 2000: Jonathan Wilburn, Gold City
  • 2001: Jonathan Wilburn, Gold City
  • 2002: Gerald Wolfe, Greater Vision
  • 2003: Jonathan Wilburn, Gold City
  • 2004: Jonathan Wilburn, Gold City
  • 2005: Jonathan Wilburn, Gold City
  • 2006: Gerald Wolfe, Greater Vision
  • 2007: Scott Fowler, Legacy Five
  • 2008: Ronnie Booth, Booth Brothers
  • 2009: Ronnie Booth, Booth Brothers
  • 2010: Ronnie Booth, Booth Brothers
  • 2011: Ronnie Booth, Booth Brothers
  • 2012: Ronnie Booth, Booth Brothers
  • 2013: Ronnie Booth, Booth Brothers
  • 2014: Ronnie Booth, Booth Brothers
  • 2015: Ronnie Booth, Booth Brothers
  • 2016: Ronnie Booth, Booth Brothers
  • 2017: Ronnie Booth, Booth Brothers
  • 2018: Ronnie Booth, Booth Brothers