Since 1978, Squire Parsons has been nominated by the SINGING NEWS’ fans for “Favorite Baritone”, “Favorite Gospel Songwriter” and “Favorite Gospel Singer”. He was named “Favorite Baritone” in 1986 and 1987. In 1986, 1992, 1993, 1994, and 1995 - “Favorite Gospel Songwriter”. In 1988 he was named “Favorite Southern Gospel Male Singer.”
He has also been nominated for the DOVE AWARD for male vocalist and songwriter. In 1990, he was presented the coveted MARVIN NORCROSS AWARD, given for devotion to family, service to church, involvement in community affairs, and contributions to the gospel music industry.
In addition to being one of America’s best loved soloists, Squire is a prolific songwriter. In 1981, his song, “Sweet Beulah Land” was voted “Favorite Song Of The Year” by the SINGING NEWS.
Some of the other gospel classics written by Parsons include: “Master Of The Sea”, “Oh What A Moment”, “The Broken Rose”, “He Came To Me”, “I Call It Home”, “I Sing Because”, “Hello Mama”, “I’m Not Giving Up”, and “I Go To The Rock”. Many gospel recording artists and groups have recorded at least one of his songs.
In 1999 Squire was honored by his alma mater, West Virginia Institute of Technology with an honorary Doctorate of Humanities.
On October 9, 2008, Squire was inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Association’s, “Hall Of Fame”, in Pigeon Forge, TN.
He has been the guest soloist at:
First Baptist Church of Atlanta, GA., with Dr. Charles Stanley.
Thomas Road Baptist Church of Lynchburg, VA., with Dr. Jerry Falwell.
Little Rock Crusade in Little Rock, AR, with Dr. Billy Graham on September 19, 1989.