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2012 Absolutely Gospel Music Awards
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Big winners at the 2012 Absolutely Gospel Music Awards were Homecoming Friends
Karen Peck & New River and The Isaacs!

Karen Peck & New River were awarded Favorite Mixed Group, as well the overall Fan Favorite Artist of the Year.  Their #1 song, “On The Banks Of The Promised Land,” from the 2011 project, Reach Out, received Song of the Year, as well as Progressive Song of the Year, while Karen Peck Gooch was awarded the Susan Unthank Memorial Award.

The Isaacs’ album Why Can’t We was honored as Album of the Year, as well as the fans’ favorite Country Album. Becky and Sonya Isaacs were chosen together as favorite Songwriter (Artist), and Ben Isaacs was awarded favorite Producer (Artist).

The award show, held in Tennessee, was hosted by Karen Peck Gooch and Sonya Isaacs Yeary and featured live performances from several of the nominated groups, including Daywind artists Karen Peck, Wilburn & Wilburn, and Sisters.

Below is the complete list of award winners.

Song of the Year: "On the Banks of the Promised Land" - Karen Peck and New River (J.Dyba, D.Moffitt, S.C.Smith)

Album of the Year: Why Can't We - The Isaacs (B.Isaacs)

Pacesetter: Gospel Music Today

Breakthrough Artist: Wilburn & Wilburn

Male Vocalist: Doug Anderson

Female Vocalist: Libbi Stuffle

Male Group: Triumphant Quartet

Female Group: Sisters

Mixed Group: Karen Peck & New River

Songwriter (Artist): Becky & Sonya Isaacs

Songwriter (Professional): Kenna West

Producer (Artist): Ben Isaacs

Producer (Professional): Lari Goss

Engineer: (a tie) Scott Godsey & Terry Thompson

Musician: Madison Easter

Traditional Song: "Celebrate Me Home" - The Perrys (W.Haun, J.Lindsey)

Traditional Album: Somebody's Coming - Gold City (M.English, D.Riley)

Progressive Song: "On the Banks of the Promised Land" - Karen Peck and New River (J.Dyba, D.Moffitt, S.C.Smith)

Progressive Album: Let It Be Known - Booth Brothers (L.Goss)

Country Song: "Hear My Heart" - Jeff & Sheri Easter (S.Easter, W.Haun, J.Lindsey)

Country Album: Why Can't We - The Isaacs (B.Isaacs)

Special Event Project: Christmas Must Be Tonight - Three Bridges (R.Sandidge)

Best Live Performer: Booth Brothers

Fan Favorite Artist: Karen Peck & New River

Susan Unthank Memorial Award: Karen Peck Gooch