The 2022 Quartet Music Awards Winners List

The Quartet Music Awards Announce Winners and 2023 Show Date

Atlanta, GA — History was made on June 18, 2022, in Atlanta, GA, when the Inaugural Quartet Music Awards took place with a packed audience in the Center Stage Theater.

Quartet fans, artists, and groups from around the country enjoyed an exciting night of music that ignited an atmosphere of praise. A new generation of singers and musicians gave electrifying performances, and legendary artists proved again why they have achieved their legendary status in the genre of Gospel Quartet.

QMA Chief Executive Officer D. Chubbs Morton created the QMAs to celebrate the heritage and the future of Quartet music. With only six months of planning, the event was more than a success and is being noted as a “game-changer” for the genre.

“WOW….WOW and WOW is all I can say! God allowed the first-ever Quartet Music Awards to happen!” says D. Chubbs Morton. “This is a day I will never forget. From the staff and artists to the presenters and the ticket buyers, you are why the inaugural QMA was a success, and for that, I say THANK YOU!”

Morton continues, “The best part about this night was seeing Quartet as a whole come together from all across the world and show nothing but UNITY. From the beginning to the end, we proved that the narrative has changed for Quartet music and we are moving up from here. To God Be The Glory!”

The Quartet Music Awards (QMAs) handed out sixteen awards and bestowed QMA Honors to eight trendsetting Quartet icons. According to Connie Birth, Chief Operating Officer for the QMAs, there were individual winners, but the event was a win for the Quartet industry because there had never been a genre-specific awards show of this caliber.

“I’m blown away and in complete awe of how God did this,” says Connie Birth. “To see the honorees, legends, artists, and guests walk the red carpet in their gowns and tuxedos was everything to me! Once we were all seated and the lights came up, I could barely see through the tears…I was so happy and my first thought was, We Did It – this is for us! There was such a sweet spirit in the place. A spirit of jubilation and unity! The smiles and applause for every artist who graced the QMA stage were so genuine. It was indeed a night to remember, and history was made!”

Still humming off the thrill and excitement of the night, Morton and Birth are pleased to announce that the QMAs will return for another amazing night on June 24, 2023. The second annual Quartet Music Awards promises to be bigger and better. Get ready for another great experience with the QMAs!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE INAUGURAL QMA 2022 WINNERS
Male Vocalist Of The Year: Darrel Petties
Female Vocalist Of The Year: Lisa Knowles-Smith
Mixed Quartet Of The Year: Blest By Four
Graphic Designer Of The Year: Johnathan Johnson – (Merge Media)
Producer Of The Year: Ray Braswell
Radio Announcer Of The Year: James “G-Man” Guy
New Artist Of The Year: The Robinson Bunch
Label Of The Year: Malaco Records
Song Of The Year: “I Still Got Joy” (Roy & Revelation)
Album Of The Year: Quartagious – The Williams Singers
Male Quartet Of The Year: Darrel Petties & Take 2
Female Quartet Of The Year: Lisa Knowles-Smith & The Brown Singers
Emcee/Host Of The Year: Justin Rufus
Promoter Of The Year: Cheryl Snell
National Artist Of The Year: The Gospel Legends
2022 QMA Artist Of The Year: Men Of Prayze

QMA Honors (living and posthumous) Recipients:
Lee Williams (Lee Williams and The Spiritual QC’s)
Tiffanie “Tutu” Agee (The Truthettes)
George Dean (The Gospel 4)
Evelyn Turrentine-Agee
Harvey Watkins, Jr. (The Canton Spirituals)
Cleve Graham (The Pilgrim Jubilees)
Spencer Taylor (The Highway QCs)
Percy Griffin (The Swanee Quintet)

About Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.