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SGN Scoops Tweet of the Day- Sheri Easter

Written by scoopsnews on June 12, 2016 – 5:37 pm -

Jeff and Sheri Easter

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Congratulations to The Nelons

Written by scoopsnews on February 2, 2016 – 7:16 pm -

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Congratulations are in order for The Nelons!

Congratulations Kelly, Jason and all the gang! We are thinking of you and hope you have a very special night!

 

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What a great honor!

The Nelons was started by founding member Rex Nelon and started out as The Rex Nelon Singers in 1977.The group was a spin-off of the family group the Lefevres. They became known as the Rex Nelon Singers in 1976 because the Lefevre family members had left the group. The group’s first number-one song was “Come Morning” on the Singing News Chart and was awarded the Southern Gospel Song of the Decade for the 1980s.

Here’s a picture of The Nelons today….image

Congratulations to each and every one of you from your friends at SGN SCOOPS!

 

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Christian Country Diamond Awards

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 31, 2016 – 10:03 pm -

Christian Country Diamond Awards

Christian Country Diamond Awards

Pigeon Forge, TN  – SGN Scoops has just announced that this year at Christian Country Expo, for the first time, the Christian Country Diamond Awards will be presented! Coastal Media is excited to see the growth of this genre and due to the explosion of artists and fans, we are thrilled to be able to celebrate these award recipients separately from the Southern Gospel Diamond Award presentation at Creekside Gospel Music Convention. The nominations are now open so vote today at this link:HERE
Everyone is invited to the website to enter the Nominations area and list their top three favorite picks for each Christian Country Diamond Award category. Vote HERE.
The Christian Country Diamond Awards are completely voter-driven, starting with nominations, from which the Top Ten lists are posted, allowing voters to select their three favorites in each category.
That will bring us to the Top Five lists, allowing voters to select their three choices to bring us one winner of the 2016 Christian Country Diamond Award in each category.
Artists and industry personnel are also invited to vote and to encourage their friends and fans to vote as well!
Vote today HERE
Be sure to make your plans to attend the Christian Country Expo 2016 at Pigeon Forge TN, August 15th through 18th.
Ticket information at http://www.christiancountryexpo.com/ VIP tickets are also available. Call Rob Patz at 360-933-0741 to reserve your VIP spot. Christian Country artists that would like to be involved, please contact Vonda Easley at 256-310-7892. Contact Salina Clay for hotel reservations at hotels@sgnscoops.com or call her at 256-239-7716. Like us on Facebook and be sure to check there for all the information! https://www.facebook.com/christiancountryexpo/

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2015 Diamond Awards Top 10

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 30, 2015 – 10:37 pm -

Diamond Awards 2015

Diamond Awards 2015

Vote For The Top Ten Here

Pigeon Forge, TN – SGN Scoops announces the unveiling of the 2015 Diamond Awards Top Ten nominees. After a nomination period, the top nominees in each category were voted upon by the fans of the digital magazine to produce a list of their ten favorite artists. SGN Scoops now invites all Gospel music fans to visit their website and vote on this list to produce the Top Five for the last round of voting. Fans are encouraged to be a part of this road toward the 2015 Diamond Awards to be presented during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention.

The Diamond Awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This gala evening is one of the most exciting evenings in Gospel music, with surprise guests, great music and special presentations, producing memories that linger until the next Creekside Convention rolls around.

This year, Creekside is offering a VIP wristband for those fans who want a more up-close and personal experience. For $25, the wearer will receive VIP seating, special gifts, and an invitation to a VIP party. This wristband is valid for the entire Convention, November 2nd through 5th, at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. Fans are urged to order their wristbands early to avoid disappointment.

Vote today for your favorite of the Top Ten nominees for the 2015 Diamond Awards. Find out more about Creekside Gospel Music Convention online or on Facebook Here. To order your VIP wristband or to learn more about VIP lodging packages, phone Rob Patz at 360-933-0741.





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Dr. Jerry Goff and Little Jan Buckner-Goff to host 2015 Diamond Awards

Written by Staff on May 12, 2015 – 9:36 am -

2015 Diamond Awards

2015 Diamond Awards

 

Pigeon Forge TN – SGN Scoops is pleased to announce the hosts of the 2015 Diamond Awards in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Dr. Jeff Goff and Little Jan Buckner-Goff will be the guest hosts for the awards ceremony to be held on November 3, 2015 during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center.

Dr. Jerry and Little Jan Buckner Goff

Dr. Jerry and Little Jan Buckner Goff

“Little Jan and I are truly excited to emcee the Diamond Awards program in Pigeon Forge this year, November 3, 2015,” said Dr. Goff recently. “We can hardly wait to see our fellow artists and so many of our Gospel fans at this prestigious event. Mark your calendar and plan to be there with us.”

Coastal Media CEO and publisher of SGN Scoops, Rob Patz, is also excited to have Jerry and Little Jan at Creekside this fall. “The Goffs are known and loved by so many in Southern Gospel, and they have such a way of engaging an audience, that I know this year’s Diamond Awards will be truly special. Please join us for this memorable event!”

Creekside posterCreekside Gospel Music Convention is being held on November 2nd through 5th at Pigeon Forge, and fans are encouraged to reserve their tickets early. For ticket and lodging information, contact Rob Patz at rob@sgnscoops.com or 360-920-4057. For more information visit http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/


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The Jordan Family Band attends the SESGMC

Written by Staff on April 21, 2015 – 10:50 am -

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Randa Jordan of the Jordan Family Band tells SGN Scoops…

imageThis weekend was our first time being a part of the SESGMC (South Eastern Southern Gospel Music Conference) in Tifton, GA. What a fun, two-day event with so much great talent. Over 40 groups performed and each did an outstanding job!

imageMy family and I sang on the Friday afternoon showcase and the Spirit of the Lord was truly there in the midst! We won a spot to sing on main stage and once again enjoyed the spirit of the people and their warm reception. We also enjoyed catching up with old friends and meeting new ones.

Every soloist, duo, trio and group had a great time at this event hosted by Ricky Atkinson of Ricky Atkinson and Compassion. It is growing and imagebecoming something special in the South Georgia area. Make plans to attend this two-day event in April of 2016! You will be blessed and have a great experience in Southern Gospel music!

For more information on the Jordan Family Band click HERE.


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Road to the 2015 Diamond Awards: Favorite Industry Website

Written by Staff on March 19, 2015 – 12:00 pm -

gospel music todayThe 2015 Diamond Award Nominations are now open on the SGN Scoops website until March 31. Everyone is invited to the website to enter the Nominations area and list their top ten favorite picks for each Diamond Award category. You can vote today from the link below!

We are traveling the Road to the 2015 Diamond Awards during this nomination period, by highlighting the definition of each award category. The Favorite Industry Website award is for a news, magazine, supporting business, or event that supports or promotes the Southern, Country or Bluegrass Christian music industry.

diamond-2014On November 4th, 2014, the Diamond Awards were held at the 2014 Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge. The winner of the 2014 Favorite Industry Website was Gospel Music Today with Ken and Jean Grady. You can find their website HERE.

Who will you decide to nominate this year?

2015 Diamond Awards

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Be sure to vote for your favorite nominees today.

The list of nominees will be posted on the site and fans will then nominate their favorites from this list, with a maximum of five names nominated per award. In
this way, the field of nominees will be narrowed to ten, voted on by fans once more and then narrowed to five. This final list of five will then be voted on by fans to find the one winner for each award.

Make plans now to join us for the 2015 Diamond Awards during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee from November 2nd through 5th, 2015. For more information visit www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com

2015 Diamond Awards Nominations can be found at http://www.sgnscoops.com/2015-diamond-awards/

The Diamond Awards are hosted by SGN Scoops digital magazine and Coastal Media Group.


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SUNDAY DRIVE RECEIVES ICM VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR AWARD IN NASHVILLE

Written by Staff on November 4, 2013 – 7:57 am -

sunday driveThursday evening (Oct. 24), the 19th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards took place at The Fellowship at Two Rivers, honoring artists, songwriters, radio personalities and others associated with the Christian and inspirational country music scene.

Sunday Drive, a multi-award winning family group from Knoxville, TN, received the 2013 ICM Vocal Group of the Year Award.

The award was presented by Stella Parton, long time friend of the group. Sunday Drive performed on the show along with other entertainers and presenters including Guy Penrod, Canton Junction, Jim Ed Brown, Doyle Lawson and Melinda Dolittle from American Idol.

Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride and Scotty McCreery were winners in the mainstream categories.

For more information on Sunday Drive, visit www.sundaydriveband.com or call 615-598-7098.


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David East Receives Two Golden Heart Awards

Written by SGN Scoops on December 10, 2012 – 5:14 pm -

Gatlinburg, TN (December 8, 2012) – During the 2012 CGMA (Country Gospel Music Association) International Convention, held October 22, 2012 through October 27, 2012, David East received two Golden heart awards, namely: Favorite Artist of the Year, Promoter of the Year, and the Band of the Year award, given to the HeartsAFire! band, for which he played keyboard. Ballots were cast throughout the week-long event by the members in attendance.

“It’s such an honor to receive these awards, especially since the votes for each one came from my peers in the music industry”, said David. “It doesn’t happen very often, but I’m left speechless. These folks welcomed me into their organization with such hospitality.”

The CGMA awards process, which occurs each year at the Divisional level and at the International level, is not designed to create a competition between the artists; but rather as a means of encouraging and lifting up CGMA artists and members.

David says, “Each night before the ballots were cast, CGMA President Billy Hale led those in attendance in prayer, asking God to guide their hands as they voted for the ones who needed it most. I was most impressed by that, and to see the looks on the faces of those who were not expecting to receive an award was wonderful.”

You can learn more about the County Gospel Music Association at their website, http://www.countrygospelmusic.com. You can learn more about David East at his website, http://www.davideast.net, or at his Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/DavidWEast.

About David East: David East developed his love for music at the age of 8 years old, singing in his home church and at school functions. This love for music led him to first learn to play the guitar, taking weekly lessons for a year and eventually increasing his ability through self-instruction and study. Early in his life, David exhibited a strong ear for music, excelling in both instrumental and vocal performance. David has learned to play a total of 13 instruments, but he’s best known for is his piano and keyboard work. Always a fan favorite, once the big man gets behind the piano you know that you’re in for a wealth of good music and entertainment. His playing is a mixture of several different styles presented with his own flair.

About the CGMA: The Country Gospel Music Association (CGMA) began in 1996 and has been dedicated to ministry since its creation. While the CGMA appreciates the music business, and for the sake of its members, does whatever possible to advance the cause of the Country Gospel genre, CGMA believes every Christian artist should be totally committed to the Everlasting Kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ (II Peter 1:11) and have as their chief priority, blessing the heart of God. When the song is used as a vehicle for the Savior, it is honored of the Father and may also achieve success within the industry; but the glitter of the music business should never be our objective.


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USAGEM 9th Annual Award Winners Announced

Written by SGN Scoops on November 30, 2012 – 1:42 pm -

{EHA-Nashville, TN} The 9th Annual USAGEM Annual Awards were handed out during the organization’s convention this month. The following artists were recognized by the votes of their peers in the Gospel Music industry: Group of the Year  –  Leipers Fork Bluegrass, Female Vocalist of the Year  –  Darlene Chapman, Male Vocalist of the Year  – Rene Jones, Gospel Entertainer of the Year – Joanne Cash Yates, Duo of the Year  – Lewis & Lewis, Musician of the Year  –  Jay Shupe, Christian Comedian of the Year  – Cheryl Jackson, Crown Jewel of the Year Southern Gospel  –  The Gardners, Crown Jewel of the Year Black Gospel  –  Charlene Harrison, Crown Jewel of the Year Christian Country  –  Rene Jones, Crown Jewel of the Year Bluegrass Gospel  –  Leipers Fork Bluegrass, Crown Jewel of the Year Contemporary Gospel  –  Lynn Royce Taylor, Song of the Year and Performing Artist  –  “I’d Do It All Over Again” – The Gardners, Acoustic Singer/Songwriter of the Year  –  Glenn Tubb, New Artist of the Year  –  Darlene Chapman, USAGEM Board Appointed Awards:, Sapphire Award  –  Michael, Glover, Ruby Award  –  Dewitt Johnson, Emerald Award  –  Peggy Inks, Diamond Award  –  Glenn Tubb, Pearl Award  –  Marty Merchant, Banquet Awards: Media  –  David & Diana Thomas, Radio Servant Award  – Gene & Micki Farington, Non-Performing Supporting Member Award  –  Perry Edge (Double E Promotions)

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