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Creekside Gospel Music Convention

November 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 6, 2017 – 9:26 am -

November 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

November 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

It’s November, the month of Thanksgiving and the traditional beginning of the Christmas season. We so enjoy this time of year, and we hope you really enjoy our November issue of SGNScoops Magazine.

Our cover story this month is none other than Bill Gaither, Mr. Gospel Music. Craig Harris spoke with Mr. Gaither and he gives us a look into the Gaither Vocal Band and their endeavors.
Debbie Seagraves talks to pianist James Rainey about miracles; Erin Stevens talks to Abigail Aldridge of the Hoskins Family; Jimmy Reno gives us a review of the new Michael English CD; and Justin Gilmore talks to mixed group, The Foresters.
Don’t miss Charlie Griffin’s historical features on Southern Gospel Music Promoters, and Robert York’s look at WATC TV in Atlanta Georgia.
There is much, much more, including pictures from the Dove Awards, the Diamond Award winners, and special Thanksgiving features.
At SGNScoops, we give thanks to the Lord God Almighty for his constant provision, saving grace, and safety as we travel. We are also thankful to you, our readers, artists, writers, and all the staff that make our monthly issues possible. We hope you have a terrific Thanksgiving!
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A Creekside Thanksgiving

Written by Staff on November 22, 2017 – 8:43 am -


The Nelons at Creekside With Diamond Award

The Nelons at Creekside

Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2017 ran from October 30 until November 2, with more than 40 artists performing during daytime showcases and evening concerts.

Held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Creekside is growing larger with each year that passes. This year, some of the artists took time to tell us what they would be thankful for this year when Thanksgiving rolls around.

I’m thankful for so many things in my life. I wish I had time to list them all. I’m far more blessed than I deserve. I’m most thankful for God’s grace and mercy in my life. The Bible tells us that all good things come from Him. Whether it be our family, friends or earthly possessions. If I got what I deserved I would have nothing. It’s only by God’s grace, love, and mercy that I am able to be the husband and father that I get to be. It’s only by his grace that I am able to do what I love doing most for a living. Thank you, God, for Your grace. As the title track of our newest project says, I am truly “Beyond Amazed.” — Mike Rogers, Brian Free and Assurance

I’m most thankful for God’s unconditional love, my incredible family, the fact I get to do for a living what I love, and that I get to do it with some of the greatest guys ever — Eric Bennett, Triumphant

I am thankful for my husband, Sean Cook, and my mother, Judy Dittman, for all of their unconditional love. Also, I’m thankful for all of the new friends and fans that I’ve met. God has blessed me so abundantly. I love my home church and church family, I’ve learned that you don’t have to be blood to be family. With that I’m surrounded by the people that I love, and that is such a wonderful gift from God. — Dennise Nichole Dittman, soloist

Creekside Thanksgiving

The Williamsons’ daughters. The Williamsons performed at Creekside.

Today, I’m thankful for our two crazy little girls, Sadie and Olivia. These girls constantly keep us laughing. If there’s one thing I’ve learned after being in ministry for so many years, it’s that there’s a time and a season for everything. There are times to be serious and ministry-minded, and there are times to just act silly and have fun. I’ve got two constant reminders of that. Smile, people. It won’t crack your face … or maybe it will. I dare you to look at these pictures of our girls and not smile. Our girls are the fulfillment of my favorite scripture, James 1:17, “Every good and perfect gift is from above.” They’re precious to me every day, but today, I’m just glad they haven’t learned to take life too seriously. — Lisa Williamson, The Williamsons

I’m thankful for my family most of all, my friends, the Godly men I travel with and what God has done in my life when I didn’t deserve anything. I thank Him every day for all these blessings. — Brian Free, Brian Free and Assurance

Day Three is thankful for the call God placed in our hearts one year ago to form Day Three. Together, Amy Dunnam, Bo Sullivan and myself get to blaze a trail for His kingdom work. God is faithful. It’s been an amazing one-year journey, and we are looking forward to many, many more. –Scott Washam, Day Three

I am thankful for my wife, Amy, my three boys, and all of my singing buddies that travel this country sharing the message of Jesus. God bless, from The Riders. — Jason Oxenrider, the Riders

Gospel Truth Trio is thankful to God for me being one year and two months cancer-free. — Kelly Carter, Gospel Truth

I am thankful for being able to be thankful. — Dennis Cook, soloist

I’m thankful for all the people who support me in my ministry and for the songs God continues to give to me. On another scale, I’m thankful for the things we often take for granted – food, clothing, shelter, family, ability to walk, see, and hear – because, inevitably, nearly every day I’m reminded of all those who don’t. Be thankful for the opportunities you have to bless others. — Kristen A. Stanton, soloist

I am thankful to know I am a child of the King. That’s the most important thing in my life. Then, after God, family, etc. — Sheila A. Blackwell, Creekside volunteer administrator

I just want to say I am thankful that Jesus saved me and delivered me from the pit of bondage. I have to put Him first, because He won’t come second to anything or anybody. Also, I am thankful for my wife and daughter and also to my parents and all my supporters of my ministry who always encourage me to do my best and don’t let others get me down. This is the season to come together in unity as a family and friends and let Jesus be our everything in our lives. Happy Thanksgiving from the Madden family to yours. — Harley Madden, soloist

(I am) so thankful for you and the many friends who have shared this fabulous journey in gospel music. Let us keep on spreading the message of salvation in Jesus Christ. For my husband Howard, our son, daughter, and grandchildren, I am forever thankful and blessed. — Lou Hildreth, member of the Gospel Music Association (GMA) Hall of Fame

Above all, I am thankful to be a child of the King. I am also thankful and honored to be used by Him as a vessel to touch the hearts of many. I am thankful for the gifts He has bestowed on my life with the amazing family I was born into, my two amazing boys, and the gifts of singing and playing my saxophone. Last but not least, I am so thankful for the many amazing friends I have made along this journey over the last almost six years now. — Annette Wallender-Bingaman

(I am) so thankful for healing from third stage cancer. After that the chemotherapy and radiation cut the blood supply off from my hip sockets and they died – it’s called necrosis or something – I was in the wheelchair three years. They said I’d never walk again … but God. Then, during one major surgery, they paralyzed my vocal cords. I could only whisper. They said I’d never sing again … but God. — Sharon from Out of Ashes 

Creekside Thanksgiving

Donna Bledsoe Journey and Ben Journey at Creekside

(I am) so thankful for my salvation and for my 95-year-old mom who is still with us and mostly thankful for God allowing me to be Ben’s mom. Even though he is challenged in many ways with Autism, God has a plan. Ben is perfect in God’s eyes. — Donna Bledsoe Journey, the Journeys

I am thankful to be alive … having almost lost my life in 2011 … every day is a precious gift to me that I will never take for granted. — Debbie Seagraves, soloist

I am thankful that God has allowed me the opportunity to live my dream of singing gospel music full-time. I’m also thankful for the three men I get to travel and stand with every night and minister as God has called us to do – Larry Stewart, Wayne Shuford, and Ivory Luke. Thank you all for your love and support, and thank you God for your love and care for all your children. — Steven Craps, Pine Ridge Boys

I’m thankful for my family, my beautiful wife Christa and my 3 children – Kaleb, Kristen, and Aaron, as well as our granddaughter Adelyn. I’m also thankful for the opportunity to serve in the ministry with Mark209 and thankful for all of our supporters. — Jimmy Reno, Mark209

I am thankful for my Lord and Savior. I am also very thankful for my family, friends, church family and the group I sing with. I am also very thankful that the Lord is using my voice to reach the lost and encourage others. Most of all, I am thankful for the mercy that God showed towards me, that led to my salvation. We serve an awesome God. Happy Thanksgiving to all. God bless you. — Sandy Joyce, Jordan’s Crossroads

Creekside: Mark209 wins 2017 Diamond Award

Mark209 wins 2017 Diamond Award at Creekside

Every year, Thanksgiving is a horrible reminder of the loss of our two boys on Nov. 20, 2011. So not just this year but every year, I am thankful for Romans 8:28. I’m thankful that even when we cannot see why God allows things to happen in our lives that He always has a plan. If not for the loss of our boys back in 2011, Gail and I would not even know what SGNScoops is. We would have never met all of the amazing people that we have come to know in gospel music. We would not be ministering with Bobby and Amy Richardson. I could go on and on. But in summary, I am thankful for Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” — Rocky Smith, 4 the Right Reason

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Dominion Agency Reaches Exclusive Scheduling Agreement With The Guardians

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 21, 2017 – 3:59 pm -

Dominion Agency Reaches Exclusive Scheduling Agreement With The Guardians

Dominion Agency Reaches Exclusive Scheduling Agreement With The Guardians

WAYNESVILLE, NC (November 21, 2017) – The Dominion Agency is thrilled to announce they have reached an exclusive scheduling agreement with The Guardians, adding the trio to their premiere roster of artists.

Dean Hickman notes, “The Guardians are extremely pleased to be working with the Dominion Agency. Michael Davis, CEO and owner of the Dominion Agency has the upmost respect throughout our industry and has proven attributes of honesty, integrity and trust. Thank you, Michael, for believing in The Guardians.”

The Guardians have claimed their place as one of America’s favorite Southern Gospel trios with recent hits like “Somebody Prays,” “Shoutin’ Sounds,” “Let the Healing Begin” and others. The all-male trio is part of the prestigious Stow Town Records and received a 2017 Dove award nomination for their album, “Lift Him Up,” produced by Wayne Haun. While new ministry heights are being reached by The Guardians, one constant remains, to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ through song.

Michael Davis notes, “I am excited to be given the privilege of exclusively representing The Guardians.  Dean Hickman, John Daren Rowsey and Neil Uhrig are extraordinary men who love the Lord and honor Him with their talents.  These men are fully dedicated to sharing music with a ministry message.  I am happy to welcome The Guardians to our stellar talent roster.”

The agency is proud to represent The Hoppers, LeFevre Quartet, Down East Boys, Soul’d Out, Southern Raised, The Taylors, The Littles and more. Presenting Gospel Music artists who excel in both music and ministry is the number one priority of the Dominion Agency.

To schedule an appearance with The Guardians, contact Michael Davis at 828-454-5900 or by email at

To learn more about The Guardians, visit

To learn more about the entire Dominion Agency roster of fine artists, visit

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Eagle’s Wings Return To Southern Gospel Weekend 2018

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 21, 2017 – 12:28 pm -

Eagle’s Wings Returns To Southern Gospel Weekend 2018

Eagle’s Wings Returns To Southern Gospel Weekend 2018

Eagle’s Wings is a Bluegrass/Southern Gospel band that hails from Jasper, Ala. The group consists of members Darryle Wilson, Debbi Wilson, Matt Wilson, Kevin Chambers and Jacob Patterson.

Darryle and Debbi performed secular music before they became Christians and then formed the group, Family Circle. In 2008, this band began performing under the name of Eagle’s Wings. If you like Bluegrass family harmony, you will love Eagle’s Wings.

Darryle is the patriarch of the group and has always been involved in music. He grew up in the church where his dad was a deacon and his mother was the head of the women’s group. He was involved in music in high school and college and was faithful to the church until he went to college and got out of the habit of going to church.

Darryl married Debbi Busby, and they got involved in Country Music until 1979. After many visits from a member of the local church where they lived, he rededicated his life to the Lord, and about a month later, Debbi did the same. That is when they began attending church and started singing Gospel Music.
Come hear this awesome group at SGW 2018!

Join Us For Southern Gospel Weekend March 1 – 3 2018 In Oxford AL Call For More Information 360 933 0741 or 256 310 7892

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Trinity 3 Announces Changes

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 21, 2017 – 9:08 am -

Trinity 3 Announces Changes

Trinity 3 Announces Changes

Sunday night (11/19/17) was a great night at First Christian Church in Columbus, MS but it was also an emotional night for us. After much prayer, our very own Makenzie Conn has decided her time with Trinity 3 has come to an end. The decision was made last week as she feels that God may be leading her in another direction. We finished up our 2017 schedule last night as the original Trinity 3. We ask that you please keep Makenzie in your prayers as she feels she is doing the right thing, and please also keep the rest of us in your prayers as we make this transition. We respect Makenzie’s decision and wish her nothing but the best in her future. She will do great things and we are proud of her and love her!

As for the future of Trinity 3, it continues on! We all feel that we are exactly where God wants us and will continue to do what he called us to do. We are currently searching for someone to fill these shoes so please pray that  the right person is sent our direction. God is already showing us that we are doing the right thing, and we are grateful. We will not be cancelling any 2018 bookings, only continuing to book more so we can do exactly what he called us to do. Our 2018 year will start back in February so give us a call if you would like to have us worship with you. We love you all and thank you again for your continued prayers!
Trinity 3 can be contacted for bookings by calling 205.535.6633.
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A Very Perry Christmas Tonight!

Written by scoopsnews on November 20, 2017 – 10:48 am -

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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 20, 2017 – 9:28 am -



Hendersonville, TN – Award-winning Southern Gospel family trio, The Hyssongs, have reached an exclusive booking agreement with the April Potter Agency.

Dell, Susan, and Richard Hyssong travel full-time as the award-winning Hyssongs. Their energetic ministry combines family vocal harmony, humor, and brass instruments (trumpet and trombone) to delight audiences with their Christ-centered message, shared through the powerful medium of music.

“For the last three years, we have had a great relationship with the Dominion Agency. After much prayer, we feel it would be a good fit for our family and ministry to move to the April Potter Agency,” says Richard Hyssong. “We are excited to announce that we have reached an agreement with the April Potter Agency and we are looking forward to a great future as we work together.”

The April Potter Agency also represents Gold City, Michael English, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Troy Burns Family, Crosby Lane, The Greenes, and others.

“Richard, Dell, and Susan are amazing people who have had tremendous success in Gospel Music,” says April Potter. “They have an amazing gift of connecting with the hearts of audiences everywhere they go. I am excited to continue this journey with them.”

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Happy Sunday . Encouraging Word From David Ring

Written by scoopsnews on November 19, 2017 – 5:32 am -

David Ring To Speak At Creekside Gospel Music Convention

David Ring

If you were at Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2017 in Pigeon Forge,TN, this man blessed your heart.

David Ring is a Christian evangelist and motivational speaker who has cerebral palsy. Since 1973, Ring has challenged thousands of people with his signature message – “I have cerebral palsy… What’s your problem?”

Watch this you tube clip of David sharing testimony at a Gaither Event:



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Christian Country Expo 2018

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 17, 2017 – 11:17 am -

(November 17, 2017) – Christian Country Expo returns in 2018, to showcase the great talent in Christian Country music. For those who like their Gospel with a twang, Christian Country Expo ’18 will be held in Cookeville, Tenn., May 3 -5, 2018.


Daily showcases and evening concerts with special guests will highlight some of the best artists in Christian Country music today.

Lodging and ticket reservation information to follow. For more information, call Rob Patz at 360-933-0741 or Vonda Easley at 256-310-7892.
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Prayers Needed For The Chordsmen Quartet

Written by scoopsnews on November 17, 2017 – 5:18 am -


Harold and wife, Kandi

Please Pray:

This is Jerry with The Chordsmen. Please pray for Harold. He is in GHS with a heart attack. Doing Heart Cath now. Deb and I headed from Charleston. Thank you

Please join us in prayer for Harold.

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Kingsmen On Gospel Music Today

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 16, 2017 – 12:07 pm -

Kingsmen On Gospel Music Today

The Kingsmen are the guests on Gospel Music Today for the week of November 12 and Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. The Feature Group is Westward Road, and Jean reviews new recordings by Chapter 2 and The Pine Ridge Boys.  An article from is the subject of this week’s News Notes and In the News this week is Paul’s Journey, the Erwins, Daywind Radio and Les Beasley. The show features a new music video by Andy Calderwood, singing by Triumphant Quartet, exclusive concert video of Gold City Quartet, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras in Siloam Springs, AR, and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive video of Donnie Sumner, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras in Broken Arrow, OK.

The show is on KWHB TV47 in Oklahoma every Sunday at 4:30 PM, and on Roku on FFE TV Monday at8:00 PM and AllNations TV Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30 PM. Check local TV schedule for Atlanta, GA, Bruce, MS,  Phenix City, AL, Pontotoc, MS, Beaumont, TX, Tyler, TX. Atlanta, TX, Morrilton, AR, and West Plains, MO. The current edition of Gospel Music Today is online now at the Gospel Music Today website,

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