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March 2019 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by Staff on March 18, 2019 – 9:21 pm -

March 2019 SGNScoops Magazine

March 2019 SGNScoops Magazine

Is it Spring yet? If you are looking for something new and fresh, we have it right here in the March 2019 issue of SGNScoops Magazine.

The Old Paths are releasing their latest album this month, the first one with their current lineup, and we have all the latest news about this dedicated group of guys.
Read all about Howard and Lou Hildreth as we have a tribute written by Marcie Gray. We were all so saddened to hear of Lou’s passing, as she has been such a bright light in the gospel music world. She has now joined her beloved husband at the throne of Jesus in Heaven and I’m sure her beautiful smile is even more radiant than it was here.
Justin Gilmore takes us to a concert by the Tribute Quartet, while John Herndon updates us on the group Victory Road. Les Butler introduces us to his friend Roger Johnson of Heaven’s Mountain Band. I was happy to get acquainted with Jenna Faith, a new face in Christian Country.
March is the month of the Southern Gospel Weekend in Oxford, Alabama, and we have all the information you need to know to attend on March 21-23.
Suzanne Mason is back with Watch It film reviews and she talks about the documentary Social Animals, a must see especially for parents of teenagers.
Don’t miss Vonda Armstrong’s DJ Spotlight with Greg Goodman, Randall Hamms’ new album reviews, all three radio charts, Rob Patz’s Publisher’s Point and the Editor’s Last Word.
As always, if you have any comments or questions, please write to me at lorraine@sgnscoops.com. If you aren’t sure whether you will join the throng in Heaven when you pass from this world, be sure to write to me or anyone on staff. We will be happy to introduce you to Jesus Christ, Savior, Lord, God Almighty.
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SGNScoops announces 2019 Diamond Awards Top 10 Nominees

Written by Staff on March 23, 2019 – 12:31 pm -

Diamond AwardsOxford, Ala. (March 23, 2019) — In a live Facebook broadcast from the Oxford Civic Center in Oxford, Alabama, Jean Grady, of Gospel Music Today and Rob Patz, of Coastal Media, announced the top ten nominees for the 2019 Diamond Awards. To vote for your favorites, click HERE.

Rob Patz with Diamond Award winner Kenna West

“We are thrilled to present the list of nominees for this year’s Diamond Awards,” says Patz. “There are well-deserving artists in each category and I encourage every fan and industry member to vote for their favorites. It’s going to be a great year for the awards!”

To see the list of nominees and vote for your favorites, click HERE.

with 2017 Diamond Award

Kelly Nelon Clark with 2017 Diamond Award

Fans will now vote in each category and a list of the Top Five nominees will be announced this summer. Voters will then choose their favorites, with the final winners to be announced in a gala presentation at the 2019 Diamond Awards, held in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, on October 29, 2019. Vote today.

Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2019

Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2019

The 2019 Diamond Awards ceremony will be held during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention, October 27 – 31, 2019, at the Smoky Mountains Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The Convention features daily showcases, evening concerts, midnight prayer, and several special events during the week. General admission is free.

The voting site for the top ten Diamond Award nominees can be found on the SGNScoops website here. Vote today.

For more information on the Creekside Gospel Music Convention and the 2019 Diamond Awards ceremony, as accommodations and VIP tickets, contact Rob Patz at 360-933-0741. More information can also be found on the Creekside Gospel Music Convention Facebook page.

 


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First Day of Southern Gospel Weekend a blast!

Written by Staff on March 22, 2019 – 5:28 pm -

SGW 2019 Thurs Veterans NightOxford, Ala. (March 22, 2019) – The first day of Southern Gospel Weekend was filled with numerous gospel artists and styles, from the Bluegrass sound of Eagle’s Wings to the Country gospel stylings of Tonja Rose and Jessica Horton. Fans began filling the auditorium at 5:00 p.m. and the excitement grew as the First Responders and Veterans began entering the hall, after a special private reception with the artists.

SGW 2019 Thurs Veterans NightThe Veterans Appreciation event began the evening with the presentation of the flags, followed by keynote speaker Ken Rollins, who honored the Veterans and First Responders for their service. Special music by Mark209 and Matthew Wilson of Eagles Wings.

SGW 2019 Thurs Veterans NightSGW 2019 Thurs Veterans NightSGW 2019 Thurs Veterans NightSGW 2019 Thurs Veterans NightThe musical portion of the evening was very well received, with artists like Mercy Rain, the Williamsons, New Ground and ClearVision Quartet.

After the concert, many went to eat at Hubbard’s Off Main, where the Midnight Prayer portion was led by Tonja Rose.

We hope you enjoy the images we have captured for you.

Please note, for any that are in the Oxford, Ala., area:  All day Saturday there are events in the Civic Center. Most are free admission. Be sure to catch the Diamond Awards Top 10 big reveal.

SGW 2019 Thurs Veterans NightFor more information please call SGW 2019 ThursdayHubbard's Off Main.

SGW 2019 Thursday Mid Prayer. Tonja Rose

SGW 2019 Thursday Mid Prayer. Tonja Rose

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Top 10 Diamond Award Nominees announced tomorrow

Written by Staff on March 22, 2019 – 2:33 pm -

The Top 10 nominees in the 2019 Diamond Awards will be announced live at a Finalist Reveal Party during the Southern Gospel Weekend event in Oxford, Alabama. Jean Grady of Gospel Music Today will be announcing the top ten finalists in each gospel music category on a Facebook Live Event, Saturday, March 23 at 2:00 p.m. (CST).

Southern Gospel Weekend will once again host the Reveal Party during the full schedule of events planned for the last day and evening of the festival.

Rob Patz and Jean Grady discuss the 2017 Diamond Awards.

Rob Patz and Jean Grady discuss the 2019 Diamond Awards.

 

Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media and owner of SGNScoops and the Diamond Awards, is thrilled to present the unveiling of nominees. “I’m excited to be able to unveil the names of these artists along with Jean. This is always one of my favorite parts of the voting process, to find out who our readers think are the very best in gospel music,” says Patz. “I hope everyone will be glued to SGNScoops’ Facebook page for the great reveal!”

All those in the Oxford, Ala., area are invited to come to the Oxford Civic Center for more great music tomorrow. General admission is free. Artists include Eagle’s Wings, the Connells, the Williamsons, the McKay Project, Jessica Horton, Day Three, Mercy Fell, Hope’s Journey, the Bibletones, Mark209, and the Diplomats. This great lineup starts at 5:00 pm following the 2:00 p.m. Finalist Reveal Party.

 

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Smoky Mountain Gospel Jubilee celebrates 8 years

Written by Staff on March 22, 2019 – 12:46 pm -

JP Miller on the set of the Smoky Mountain Gospel Jubilee.

J.P. Miller on the set of the Smoky Mountain Gospel Jubilee.

Sevierville, TN – Eight years ago, J.P. Miller got a call from his friend, Ron Ogle. Ron asked J.P. to host a live radio show from Ogle Furniture Outlet every week and to invite his gospel music friends to perform on the program. Although J.P. had his reservations, he accepted the task and created the Smoky Mountain Gospel Jubilee. Life for J.P., Ron and Betty Ogle and Ogle Furniture Outlet has never been the same.

J.P. Miller stated, “When my phone rang and I saw it was Ron, I got nervous. You never know what Ron is calling about. When he first presented his idea, I thought it would fail. Who would want to come to a furniture store during the week and hear gospel music? Nothing like this has been done before. Because Ron and Betty Ogle were such good friends and helped me in so many ways, I told him I would try to make it happen. I called Jamie Lewis at Praise 96.3 to set up the show and began to call my gospel music friends. When it came time for our first show I thought maybe 10 people would show up. It was standing room only and things have grown so much from that night.”

 

They were on to something! The Smoky Mountain Gospel Jubilee has become a fixture for locals and tourists alike. Each Monday at 6:00 p.m. guests enjoy sitting in their favorite recliner and watching gospel singers perform on a stage constructed from a 200-year-old grist mill Ron Ogle salvaged several years ago. They have done over 300 live shows and over 25,000 guests have attended the show in person. A couple of years into the show’s success they added television to their production with over 100 shows taped to date.

Kingdom Heirs

Kingdom Heirs to appear at Smoky Mountain Gospel Jubilee on Mon. Mar. 25

Ron Ogle shared, “Betty and I wanted to showcase J.P.’s talent in singing and his natural ability to talk and interview guests. We not only have singers perform, but we have also featured and advertised many local and national ministries and non-profit organizations. The show is J.P.’s. I told him I wanted something to benefit the community and something that lifted up the name of Jesus. I think the show has done that over the years. People stop me every day because they see me in my Ogle shirt. They don’t have any idea that I’m the Executive Producer. They tell me how much they enjoy the program and how much it means to them. I like that they don’t know me so they really tell me what they think.”

It has become a life changer for show host, J.P. Miller. Miller celebrates 20 years of working in gospel music this year. He started working at Dollywood’s Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame fresh out of college and then took a position hosting a weekly television show on Gospel Music Television with gospel music icon, Lou Wills Hildreth. Miller has toured extensively throughout the United States and abroad with several recordings to his credit. With the show’s success, he has cut back singing to two weeks a month because of the demand of the weekly program.

Smoky Mountain Gospel Jubilee

Smoky Mountain Gospel Jubilee

“I can’t do it alone anymore!” Miller states. “I have added staff and sponsors to the program to keep up with all the details and allow the program to expand.”

Marcie Gray acts as Miller’s Producer as well as his Business Manager and Agent. Landree Brotherton is the Assistant Producer. Jack Allen serves as the Audio Engineer and Dale Burress is in charge of television production. The entire show is paid for by Ron and Betty Ogle and Ogle Furniture Outlet. In recent years, additional sponsors have been added such as Tony Gore’s Smoky Mountain Bar-B-Que, Wedding Bell Chapel, KARM Thrift Stores, and Riverbend Campground.

 

Ogle Furniture crowd enjoying Smoky Mountain Gospel Jubilee

Ogle Furniture crowd enjoying Smoky Mountain Gospel Jubilee

“I’m so grateful for the show. It has become such a big part of my life. I would have never dreamed we would last this long and it doesn’t look like we are close to stopping now! As long as people are blessed by the program and stay interested, I think we will stay on the air. I am truly thankful for Ron and Betty’s support and the store’s manager, Nathan Costerisan who allows us to come into his store each week and turn it into a church!”

To celebrate their 8th anniversary, The Smoky Mountain Gospel Jubilee will feature performances by J.P. Miller and the Kingdom Heirs on Monday, March 25, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. There will be a silent auction before and during the show and prizes will be given away when the show ends. They will be taping the show for television that night and a big crowd is expected to attend. The show is free and open to the public. Ogle Furniture Outlet is located at 1063 Dolly Parton Parkway in Sevierville.


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ClearVision Breakfast, Join Us?

Written by scoopsnews on March 22, 2019 – 7:33 am -

This year marks the 3rd annual Breakfast with Clearvision. This event is always a highlight of Southern Gospel Weekend for us. It is in our hometown of Oxford, Al and allows us to be with some of our best friends and ministry supporters who normally do not have a chance to be in service with us.  We get to enjoy a great breakfast, we get to sing to a very supportive audience, and we always close with a testimony or devotional.

This year we will have 2 first-time attendees at the breakfast. Chris Fugatt, our baritone, will make his first appearance as a member of Clearvision. He came on board shortly after last years’ convention. We are excited for everyone to hear the new sound with Chris. Also, our speaker will be Rev. Donald DeLee. He is the pastor at West End Baptist Church in Alexander City, AL. He comes from a rich heritage in southern gospel music having traveled with his family group for many years before coming off the road to pastor. He has not attended SGW before and we are so excited that he will be bringing the Word after the singing.
Beside our annual anniversary singing, the breakfast is our most anticipated and exciting event of the year. We hope you will join us on March 23rd at 8am for this event; you will not want to miss it. A special thank you goes to Rob and Vonda and all the SGW staff and volunteers for allowing us to host this every year. Thank you for trusting our ministry with this event.
Clearvision Quartet is an all-male southern gospel quartet based in Oxford, AL. Group members are Jay Peoples, Steve Dover, Tony Sheppard and Chris Fugatt. For more information and tickets you may contact Clearvision Quartet at 256-342-5640 or by email at steve.cvq@gmail.com. You can find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ClearvisionQuartet or view our schedule at www.gospelgigs.com/ClearvisionQuartet.
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Mercy Road Minute: Why are we here?

Written by Staff on March 22, 2019 – 5:25 am -

Roger Barkley, Jr., of Mercy Road. Author of Mercy Road Minute

Roger Barkley, Jr., of Mercy Road. Author of Mercy Road Minute

Why are we here? This is a question so many people have asked, I am sure. I have heard this question in science classes, churches, on the city streets, and the list goes on. But if you are sitting in your house of worship, or heading to that sacred place, or getting ready to go, or gearing up for the next service or meeting let me ask again…. Why?

Some do it for the vain glory of being seen in front of people (or even just seen in church) and getting that pat on the back. There are those that are there because it is just a habit, and nothing more than a routine instilled in them from childhood. Some come because they think if they spend an hour at a church once a week that they have “put their time in” for God and makes them okay for the week.

Some who are blinded by their misguided reasons will be sitting in church and complaining about how long the service runs, whining about too many scriptures being read, and will likely show more reverence during a movie in a theatre than in a sanctuary of God. So again, why are we here?

In a time such as now when liberties seem to be slipping away; when people are sick, and cancers and new sicknesses are showing up on every corner; when you or loved one’s friends still do not know the love that is Jesus Christ and will pass through this life into eternity without the knowledge of his saving grace…… should we not know for a certainty why we are here?

Joshua 24:15 wraps it up succinctly when Joshua said, “But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”

If you know Christ personally, you are a minister, and your walk should show that you are his servant. When I say “know,” I mean a personal walk with him and continual growth in his light. Satan and his demons know Christ and the scriptures better than most Christians.

We should strive to be as Christ and not worry about what time it is, whether or not we will be missing our show on TV if the preacher does not shut up, or that we may miss our ballgame if the song leader sings two more verses. Maybe if that is our mindset going into the service, we are not really into the service anyway.

Maybe we should have done one of two things: Either prayed to prepare for the service before, or if that was our attitude toward the service, stayed home as to not dampen the spirit of the service, or distract those trying to worship and glean the portions of God’s Word being delivered.

I know why I am here. I will refer back to Joshua 24:15. Let me leave you with a different question. Why are YOU here?

By Roger Barkley, Jr.

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Congrats to The SGNScoops Bluegrass Top 20 for April 2019

Written by scoopsnews on March 21, 2019 – 10:20 am -

Bluegrass top 20

Chigger Hill Boys and Terri

Chigger Hill Boys and Terri

2019 April SGNScoops Bluegrass Gospel Top 20

1. Songs Like Those (For Days Like These) – Chigger Hill Boys and Terri

2. We’ll Never Walk Alone – Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver

3. That’s Grace – The Primitive Quartet

4. Let My Life Be A Light – Balsam Range

5. Most Requested Prayer – Heaven’s Mountain Band

6. Thinkin’ Outside The Box – Dave Adkins

7. Who But God – Eagle’s Wings

8. I Start Each Day With The Lord – Britton Family and Friends

9. On The Sea Of Life – Jeff and Sheri Easter

10. His Eyes – The Rochesters

11. Little Black Train – Barry Abernathy and Darrell Webb

12. On The Far Side – The Marksmen Quartet

13. Why Should I Worry – Canaan’s Crossing

14. Are You Ready To Go – Sally Berry

15. In A Whirlwind – The Little Roy and Lizzy Show

16. Wanna Be – Southern Raised

17. A Brighter Day – Primitive Quartet

18. Call On God – Tonja Rose

19. Was Nots – King James Boys

20. I Am The One – Walking By Faith

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Mike Watson Award To Be Presented Saturday Night at Southern Gospel Weekend

Written by scoopsnews on March 20, 2019 – 2:23 pm -

Memorial Service for Mike Watson

Mike Watson

Founding member of the group, “Exodus”, Mr Mike Watson was a fan of Southern Gospel Weekend. In his memory, someone will be awarded the “Mike Watson Award” at Southern Gospel Weekend 2019. Mike’s son, Cole Watson will be there to present the award.

Cole recently announced his return to the group. Don’t miss this presentation!

Exodus Announces The Departure Of Cole Watson

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Pray for the family of Dave Kyllonen of the Couriers

Written by Staff on March 19, 2019 – 5:27 pm -

Couriers

Many years ago, the original Couriers joined together to travel and sing gospel music. Dave Kyllonen, Duane Nicholson and Neil Enlow were known for their smooth harmonies and warm personalities.

Dave and Judy Kyllonen

Dave and Judy Kyllonen

Today we learned that Dave has passed away.

Connie Hammer posted on Facebook earlier today: “Our dad, Dave Kyllonen has passed away and is now with Jesus!! I can only imagine what it will be like! Another soldier has gone home!!”

The Kyllonen Family

Please join with us at SGNScoops as we pray for the family of Dave Kyllonen.


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Please pray for Beverly Oxenrider

Written by Staff on March 19, 2019 – 2:57 pm -

The Riders - Amy, Jason and Pam

The Riders – Amy, Jason and Pam

Gospel artists The Riders participated in a gospel music cruise in February. When they returned, they found out that group member Pamela’s mother had fallen and broken her ankle, which then required surgery. At 70 years young, Beverly Oxenrider had previously suffered a brain injury and this fall complicated her condition.

Pam Oxenrider Taylor posted this earlier today:

UPDATE ON MOM:
I ask for prayers for our sweet Mother. This is a short explanation article of what Mom is having problems with now, besides breaking her ankle and having extensive PT since that repair surgery so she can learn to walk again. Mom’s recent brain injury is affecting her eyesight since her last

Beverly Oxenrider with her grandchildren

Beverly Oxenrider with her grandchildren

fall 10 days ago that caused head trauma to her Occipital Lobe. The below link/picture shows what I call as a nurse a “Visual Field Cut in Vertical.” Mom is mostly having “Visual Field Cuts in Horizontal,” with visual illusions and hallucinations as she tries to see in her room.

“Our mother is a strong woman of God and a prayer warrior…having blindness is scary to anyone and she could really use a lot of your prayers.

“The specialist told us yesterday this condition is usually not reversible but we believe in the healing power of God; amen!!! Mom will be going to more specialists over the next couple of weeks. I will update you as we learn more about her occipital brain injury. Please feel free to contact her on Facebook or call, it does take her a long time to read a message but we will be helping her read and write until she is healed!!!

“I appreciate you, Pam…PS-Anyone that can visit her, that really would lift her spirits.”


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