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21st Annual Spirit Awards

This certifies that fans of country music have officially voted to present the following awards to the following entertainers...

Entertainer of the Year
Scotty McCreery

Performance of the Year
Scotty McCreery

Female Vocalist of the Year
Martina McBride

Male Vocalist of the Year
Scotty McCreery

Vocal Group of the Year
Bellamy Brothers

Starbound Award
Eric Paslay

Song of The Year
"You Can't Make Old Friends"
Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
(Ryan Hanna King, Caitlyn Smith, Don Schlitz)

Album of The Year
Bill Anderson - God Is Great God Is Good
"God Is Great God Is Good"
Bill Anderson

Spirit of Christmas Award
"Some Children See Him"
Kenny Rogers featuring Alison Krauss
(Wihla Hutson, Alfred Burt)

Living Legend of the Year
Merle Haggard


President's Choice Award

John & Judy Rodman - Here We Are Album
"Here We Are" by John & Judy Rodman

Donna Ulisse - Hard Cry Moon album
"Hard Cry Moon" by Donna Ulisse

Congratulations to all the winners!


* Red = waiting for presentation.

Official Spirit Award
Presentation Photographs

Strictly Country Editor Gina Kay Singerhouse presents Mr. Kenny Rogers with the 2016 Spirit Award for Song of The Year Award with his song “You Can’t Make Old Friends” with Dolly Parton and the Spirit of Christmas Award with his song “Some Children See Him” with Alison Krauss. The Official Award presentation took place on May 14, 2016, at Treasure Island Casino in Red Wing, Minnesota. Photo credit & copyright: Strictly Country Magazine.

* These are the official Spirit Award presentation photographs. 
These photographs are taken by an official Strictly Country photographer.  Photos are copyrighted and can not be used without written consent of Strictly Country Magazine

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Top Songs of 2015...

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Top Albums of 2015:

Band of Ruhks - Band of Ruhks
Classics 2 - John Conlee
God Is Great God Is Good - Bill Anderson
Hard Cry Moon - Donna Ulisse
Hearts Like Ours - Ricky Skaggs & Sharon White
Here We Are - John & Judy Rodman
In Style Again - Jim Ed Brown

For incredible music, please seek these albums.

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