The following are the Top Five fan-voted winners, along with individual category winners, in The Light's 2015 Local Artists Survey. Voting took place in four rounds between May 1 and August 31, 2015:
1. GUIDING LIGHT
Members: Curt Teal, Annette Teal, Charles Spriggs, Valerie Spriggs, Carl Street, Mark Messer, David Dodson
Where Based: Peachtree City
Other Information: Curt and Annette Teal have been with the group since 1996. Previous members Steve and Vera Camp left the group after Steve became pastor at Willingham Drive Baptist Church in Hapeville.
2. DAVID GRESHAM
Where Based: Dallas
Websites: www.reverbnation.com/davidgresham, www.gospelgigs.com/davidgresham
Other Information: David Gresham is a multi-award-winning artist that includes the North America Country Music Associations International's (NACMAI) first place honor for Patriotic Songwriter of the Year in 2012, as well as second place honor for Most Promising Holiday Songwriter of the Year and third place honor for Horizon Entertainer of the Year for Traditional Gospel the same year.
3. TOUCHED BY GRACE
Members: Keith Plemons, Robin Plemons, Heather Plemons, Stephanie Hendricks, Chris Hendricks
Where Based: Carrollton
Other Information: Touched By Grace was founded in December 2005...Heather Plemons became engaged to Chris Grossnickle in 2014.
4. SOLID FOUNDATION
Members: Phil Bishop, Ellen Treadwell, Jeff Pate
Where Based: Carrollton
Websites: www.solidfoundationtrio.weebly.com, www.facebook.com/pages/Solid-Foundation/133370803471147
Other Information: The group was founded in 2007...All three members go to Cross Plains Christian Church in Carrollton...Phil sings tenor and also lead, Ellen sings alto, Jeff sings bass and can also sing lead.
5. THE BRISTOWS
Members: Suseann Bristow, Scott Sullens, Annette Sullens, Paul Porter, Jan Porter.
Where Based: Smyrna
Other Information: Suseann started singing in church at age 10, Scott started playing guitar at age 12, and Annette comes from a singing family where many family members sang...Al Bristow, previous guitarist with the group and the husband of Susann, died unexpectedly in late 2014, he and Suseann married in 1993...Scott and Annette were married in 1980, newest members Paul and Jan Porter married in 2003.
Top Artist: Guiding Light, Peachtree City, www.facebook.com/guiding.light.9
Top Solo Artist: David Gresham, Dallas, www.davidgresham.net
Top Male Vocalist: David Gresham, Dallas, www.davidgresham.net
Top Female Vocalist: Linda George, Temple (has moved to South Georgia)
Top Duet: The Bridgemans, Cumming, www.thebridgemans.com
Top Group/Band: Guiding Light, Peachtree City, www.facebook.com/guiding.light.9