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