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22nd Annual Spirit Awards
2017

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

Entertainer of the Year

Carrie Underwood

Female Vocalist

Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist

Alan Jackson

Vocal Group

The Oak Ridge Boys

Starbound

Brothers Osborne

Album of The Year

Mark Chesnutt - Tradition Lives album

“Tradition Lives”
Mark Chesnutt

Song of the Year

“Claws (A Cat’s Letter To Santa)”
Ray Stevens
(Taylor Craven, Tommy Crawford)

Spirit of Christmas

“White Christmas Blue”
Loretta Lynn
 (Loretta Lynn, Shawn Camp)

Spirit of America

“Slow Ride Home”

Little Texas

(D. Gray, P. Howell, D. O’Brien)

Living Legend Of The Year

Kenny Rogers

 

President’s Choice Award

“Bells of Home”

Circa Blue

(David Morris, Dawn Kenney)

 

Pete Huttlinger Spirit Award For Music Excellence

Shawn Byrne - Slow Ride Home album

“Slow Bullet”

Shawn Byrne

 

Congratulations to all the winners!

 

* Red = waiting for official presentation.

Official Spirit Award
Presentation Photographs

Strictly Country’s Editor Gina Kay Singerhouse presents The Oak Ridge Boys – Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban – with the 2017 Spirit Award – Vocal Group of The Year Award. The official award presentation took place on December 15, 2017, at Treasure Island Casino in Red Wing, Minnesota. Photo credit & copyright: Strictly Country Magazine.
Strictly Country’s Editor Gina Kay Singerhouse presents Mark Chesnutt with the 2017 Spirit Award – Album of The Year Award for his album “Tradition Lives.” The Official Award presentation took place on October 6, 2017, at The Medina Entertainment Center in Medina, Minnesota. Photo credit & copyright: Strictly Country Magazine.
Strictly Country’s Editor Gina Kay Singerhouse presents Little Texas – Dwayne O’Brien, Poter Howell, Del Gray and Duane Propes – with the inaugural 2017 Spirit Award – Spirit of America Award for their song “Slow Ride Home.” The Official Award presentation took place on April 1, 2017, at The Q&Z Expo in Ringle, Wisconsin. 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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The Oak Ridge Boys...

Top Songs of 2016...

 

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Top Albums of 2016:

It's All In The Family  by Sylvia
Legendary Friends & Country Duets by TG Shepherd
Section House - A Collection of Instrumentals by Section House
Slow Bullet by Shawn Byrne
Tradition Lives by Mark Chesnutt


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