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The following are the Top 20 fan-voted winners in the category of Local Southern Gospel Artists as voted on by way of Country Atlanta polling. The Light was a co-presenter of the 2013 gospel polls. Polling took place May 5 - 26, and these are the winners, with the Top Five receiving top highlight, and subgenre winner breakdowns:


1. FRANKIE WILSON

Where Based: Buford

Websites: www.facebook.com/FrankieWilsonMinistries, www.reverbnation.com/frankiewilson

Other Information: Frankie is the first artist to win the Southern Gospel title twice. He also runs a regular podcast called 'The Frankie Wilson Gospel Show' at www.spreaker.com/user/frankiewilson


2. THE MITCHELLS

Members: Jerry and Shirley Mitchell, Perry House

Where Based: Athens

Website: www.gospelgigs.com/themitchells

Other Information: The Mitchells finish at No. 2 for the second year in a row and repeat as the top group in the survey


3. THE SPIRITUAL VOICES

Members: James and Brenda Branson, June (last name not reported)

Where Based: Dahlonega

Websites: www.thespiritualvoices.com, www.facebook.com/pages/The-Spiritual-Voices/120410604678717

Other Information: The Spiritual Voices have been singing traditional gospel music for more than 40 years


4. HOLY REIGN

Members: Jerry Taylor-guitar, vocals; Denice Taylor-vocals; Jeff Smith-drums, Lindsey Taylor-bass guitar, vocals

Where Based: Monroe

Websites: www.holyreign.com, www.facebook.com/HolyReign, www.reverbnation.com/holyreign

Other Information: Holy Reign is a Christian music ministry whose members have spent more than 25 years ministering through their songs and testimony


5. SOLID FOUNDATION

Members: Ellen Treadwell, Jeff Pate, Phil Bishop

Where Based: Carrollton

Websites: www.solidfoundationtrio.weebly.com, www.facebook.com/pages/Solid-Foundation/133370803471147, www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandid=1276713

Other Information: Solid Foundation began singing at their home church, Cross Plains Christian Church in Carrollton, before branching out to the road


TOP 6 - 20:

6. Enlisted, Rockmart
www.enlisted4Him.com

7. Lisa Herald, Dalton
www.lisaheraldministries.com

8. The Bridgemans, Cumming
www.thebridgemans.com

9. Logan Smith, Covington
www.logansmithministries.com

10. Christian Heritage, Villa Rica
www.chgospel.net

11. Melanie And Dale, Covington
www.melanieanddale.com

12. The Stephens Sisters, Lula
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Stephens-Sisters/198383177671

13. Bobby Allen, Winder
www.bobbysinging.com

14. In His Steps, Roopville
www.inhisstepsmusic.org

15. Tracy Maxwell, Nicholson
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Maxwells/140004822956

16. Saved By Grace, Carrollton
www.savedbygraceqt.com

17. Strait Way, Alpharetta
straitwayofalpharetta.site90.net

18. The Homeland Boys, Flowery Branch
No Website

19. Liberty, Cumming
www.thelibertyquartet.org

20. David Gresham, Douglasville
www.reverbnation.com/davidgresham


Top Male Vocalist: Frankie Wilson, Buford, www.facebook.com/FrankieWilsonMinistries
Top Female Vocalist: Lisa Herald, Dalton, www.lisaheraldministries.com
Top Group/Band: The Mitchells, Athens, www.gospelgigs.com/themitchells
Top Duet: The Bridgemans, Cumming, www.thebridgemans.com


2012, The Light