SN Fan Awards Post-mortem
So, one unexpected downside for me of the SN Fan Awards moving this year from NQC to Dollywood is that I sort of lost interest in them, since the show, which I didn’t attend this year, has always been more the attraction for me than the awards themselves (a complete list of winners of here).
But let it be stated for the record that by all accounts, the event was a success, at least according to everyone with something to gain from saying so (for some discussion board chatter, see here). It sold out, was streamed live and free on the the web (I was working and so couldn’t catch it but this was a stroke of great insight for southern gospel), and SGMA’s Charlie Waller got a solid zinger in against yours truly and other bloggerly skeptics of the move (h/t, NG). On the SGMA’s website, Waller wrote:
The curtain has fallen and the show is over, but not forgotten! The day was beautiful, Dolly Parton was a charm, as well as all the artists and fans in attendance. I apologize to the negative bloggers for the show selling out and being so successful.
Yes, but were the Fake Florida Boys resuscitated for a special appearance?!
Seriously though, it remains to be seen if moving an awards show that formerly attracted upwards of 15000 people and was broadcast on premium cable television, to a boutique venue with a web simulcast constitutes an improvement or not (I’d call it a draw, if only on the basis of the free webcast). And Daniel Mount notes a strange Claude Hopper remark that suggests it isn’t impossible that the show will back at NQC next year despite Waller’s victory lap.
But just to be safe, I’ll be happy to order a side of crow at dinner tonight.Email this Post