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Harmony Road Finalist in 2015 Diamond Awards

Written by Staff on August 29, 2015 – 5:16 am -

Multiple Categories Include Host, Website, Video Production
Harmony Road

Harmony Road

Signal Mountain, TN,  (August 24,

Diamond Awards Top Five Nominees Announced

Diamond Awards Top Five Nominees Announced

2015)  Harmony Road TV and Harmony Road Productions have been blessed with Top Five Finalist nominations in the 2015 SGN Scoops Diamond Awards. The Awards will be presented during a special presentation on November 3rd, as part of the Creekside Gospel Music Convention, in Pigeon Forge, TN. Voting continues through September 14, 2015 at www.sgnscoops.com.

Les Butler Veteran Gospel Music Radio Personality Announces New Ventures

Les Butler Veteran Gospel Music Radio Personality Announces New Ventures

“All of us at Harmony Road TV feel blessed to be a Top 5 Finalist in multiple categories,” said Roger Spears, Program Producer. “We know we have a wonderful host in Les Butler. It’s great to see that voters agree and have nominated him for the Paul Heil Broadcaster of the Year Award for his work on Harmony Road TV.”

The program’s website, www.harmonyroadtv.com is a finalist in the Industry Website of the Year category. The website is maintained by its developer, Danny Joines. “We appreciate Danny and his dedication to his work. The website is full of information on where viewers can find the program, links to select episodes of the program, and other videos,” Spears said.

noah hinshaw “The View From Heaven,” the popular and encouraging video from Sunrise Artist of the Year nominee, Noah Hinshaw, is a finalist for Gospel Music Today DVD/Video of the Year.  “The View from Heaven” was produced by Harmony Road Productions. Allan Rhodes of Harmony Road Productions directed the video, which has garnered tens of thousands of online views and been featured on national television programs.

Spears added, “As we begin our fourth season of broadcasting and production, we want to thank all those who have supported our efforts to help spread the Word through music and video.  This includes all the nominees in the Diamond Awards. Each one is deserving, and we feel we’re definitely in good company.”

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The Diamond Awards are presented annually by SGN Scoops. Fans are asked to go to the Diamond Award website to vote from the top five list for their favorite in each area. Voting ends for the Top Five on September 14, 2015. The 2015 Diamond Awards will be presented in a gala ceremony on November 3, 2015 at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention. More information on Creekside Gospel Music Convention can be found on their website or on their Facebook page, or contact Rob Patz at rob@sgnscoops.com.

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Jim Sheldon holds new release party at Christian Country Expo

Written by Staff on August 26, 2015 – 3:31 pm -

Chris Golden congratulates Jim Sheldon on his new release

Chris Golden congratulates Jim Sheldon on his new release

The Christian Country Expo, happening now in Pigeon Forge, TN, was the site to a party this afternoon. Jim Sheldon, the Positive

IMG_7812Cowboy, released his new album entitled, “Positively Free In Jesus,” to an appreciative crowd at the Smoky Mountain Resort. Jim welcomed his fans while playing the release at a reception held in his honor.

 

SGN Scoops was on hand to enjoy the festivities, as the digital magazine is one of the sponsors of Christian Country Expo. Fans and artists alike were there to greet Jim and sign the large display version of the new CD, which will then be framed and placed in his office as a remembrance of the occasion.

 

We hope you enjoy these pictures of the IMG_7839event, taken by Michelle Drummond. Vonda Easley was also present to film a live Periscope video, which can be viewed again by clicking on your Periscope app and following Vonda Easley.

 

Rob Patz and Jim Sheldon

Rob Patz and Jim Sheldon

The Christian Country Expo is heading into a full evening with many great Christian Country acts as well as the headliner for the night, T. Graham Brown. Doors open at 9:30 tomorrow morning for the daytime showcases and at 6:00pm for the evening concert.

We invite you all to come and enjoy some good live Christian Country music for one more day of this great event.

 

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Special SGN Scoops’ Fast Five for Friday: Karen Peck and New River

Written by Staff on August 14, 2015 – 11:49 am -

Karen Peck and New River

Karen Peck and New River

Today we present SGN Scoops’ Fast Five for Friday, a special edition of our feature that you usually see on Monday! But we thought you needed a smile for your Friday as well, so here you have it:

Karen Peck and New River

Karen Peck and New River

SGN Scoops talked to Karen Peck and New River during the last weekend that Jeff Hawes was with the group. We have included his answers here as well for this Fast Five. Each artist was asked five questions, and they answered with the first word that came to mind, in true game-show fashion. Unfortunately there were no prizes, but we consider each member of Karen Peck and New River a winner!

 

SGN Scoops: What is your favorite perfume/cologne?

 

Susan Peck Jackson: Mademoiselle by Chanel

Kari Gooch: Daisy by Marc Jacobs

Jeff Hawes: YSL [Yves Saint Laurent]

Karen Peck Gooch: Jimmie Choo

 

Karen and Susan Peck

Karen and Susan Peck

SGN Scoops: What was the last book you read?

 

Susan Peck Jackson: Hear My Heart [by Sheri Easter]

Kari Gooch: The Vacationers [by Emma Straub]

Jeff Hawes: The Bible. That’s a given… but it really was. Before that: To Kill A Mockingbird. I’ve read that many, many times.

Karen Peck Gooch: God’s Generals. I read a lot of books at the same time. But my favorite book is God’s Generals [by Roberts Liardon]

 

SGN Scoops: What is your favorite thing about Canada? [Editor’s note: The concert took place in Coburg, Ontario, Canada.]

 

Susan Peck Jackson: I love Canada! Everything is great. We were talking about all the things we like about Canada: Maple Syrup, the Hockey Team [We hope she means the Toronto Maple Leafs!], and the Baseball Team [We are sure she means the Toronto Blue Jays!]…we were talking about that, but really, we love the way y’all talk. Eh?

Kari Gooch: The accents.

Jeff Hawes: The people; they are so sweet, genuinely sweet.

Karen Peck Gooch: The people. Absolutely.

 

SGN Scoops: What is your favorite hymn?

 

Susan Peck Jackson: The Old Rugged Cross.

Kari Gooch: Amazing Grace.

Jeff Hawes: It Is Well With My Soul.

Karen Peck Gooch: Amazing Grace.

 

 

SGN Scoops: What is your favorite vacation destination?

 

Susan Peck Jackson: Destin, Florida. That’s where we go every year because it’s not that far from where we live. Every summer we go to the beach and stay for a week. It’s a good family time to get together.

Kari Gooch: Destin, Florida.

Jeff Hawes: The Smoky Mountains, Tennessee, Pigeon Forge. I love it and it’s not that far from home.

Karen Peck Gooch: Destin, Florida. I like Destin because I love the beach. The beach is white sand, it’s clean and it’s family-oriented. We like the water, we like the food; it’s just someplace we always go and it’s also the kids’ favorite place.

 

SGN Scoops thanks Karen Peck and New River for being so gracious to chat with us after the concert at Lakeshore Pentecostal Camp in Coburg, Ontario. We urge our readers to continue to pray for Rickey Gooch so he can regain his health. A special greeting goes out to Matthew Gooch who seemed to vanish as soon as a voice recorder was brought out!

 

Karen Peck and New River have been nominated for several Diamond Awards in 2015. We invite you to vote for these artists today! Make your plans to visit Creekside Gospel Music Convention for the Diamond Awards ceremony on November 3, 2015.

Return often to SGN Scoops mainpage for more SGN Scoops’ Fast Five.

Karen Peck and New River

Karen Peck and New River

 


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Karen Peck and New River in Concert: Final Weekend with Jeff Hawes

Written by Staff on August 6, 2015 – 10:04 am -

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Karen Peck and New River

On August 1, 2015, we were privileged to be at a concert featuring Karen Peck and New River in Coburg, Ontario. The site was the Lakeshore Pentecostal Camp, a beautiful campsite on the shores of Lake Ontario. Inside the Tabernacle was seating for about 1000 people on old-fashioned wooden pews and we were happy to see modern fans and feel the air-conditioning on that exceptionally warm evening.

Karen Peck and New River stepped onto the stage to a very appreciative crowd

welcoming the artists for the first time to that venue. Many had heard this mixed group previously and fully enjoyed the first few renditions of top songs from the well-awarded history of KPNR.

Karen Peck Gooch, Susan Peck Jackson and Jeff Hawes were joined onstage in the first half by Karen’s daughter Kari on vocals and Matthew on guitar. Karen’s husband Rickey

was running sound and we were happy to note that he is on his way to better health after dealing with cancer for much of the year.

Some notable musical moments included “On The Banks Of The Promised Land,” where the guitar that Matthew was playing so proficiently turned into the sound of a mandolin, and then “Hallelujah For The Cross,” a song off of their newest release, Pray Now, which featured Jeff Hawes on the lead. This vocalist will definitely be missed!

I always enjoy the clear tones of Susan on her alto leads, especially the tune “Sustaining Grace,” which was another chart-topper for KPNR. Karen then had Rickey give his testimony of coming through his health battle, and we were all exhorted to “Pray Now,” in every situation, for God does hear and answer prayer!

During the intermission we were blessed by the instrumental sounds of Matthew on steel guitar and Jeff Hawes on piano. Jeff is a terrific pianist as well as vocalist and Matthew is working his way to proficiency on a variety of stringed instruments. They made a great team.

The second half was as wonderful as the first, and I don’t say that lightly. Karen has a way of edit 4drawing in her listeners and then taking them with her as her voice soars ever higher, bringing a special sense of worship and praise to God. After a full concert, Karen stepped down off the stage to present a song completely alone. Her rendition of “My God Will Always Be Enough,” was simply incredible. Her clarity, tone and strength in her upper register after a long evening were amazing and gave proof to why she is one of the top vocalists in Gospel music.

After a sensitive and encouraging prayer time, the artists ended the evening appropriately with the song, “Finish Well.” While the hall was filled with all ages, there was a predominance of older listeners who sometimes feel that their best years are behind them. What an encouragement and exhortation to everyone there, that while we still have breath we have a work to do for the Lord, and we all need to “Finish Well.”

The Karen Peck and New River concert at Lakeshore Pentecostal turned out to be the penultimate performance of Jeff Hawes with the group, and we were thrilled to have had that experience. We wish Jeff all the best in his new endeavors within the educational system, but we hope he knows how much the Southern Gospel world will miss his vocals and sweet spirit. Our prayers are with KPNR as they fill Jeff’s edit 5position with another Godly vocalist.

No doubt Karen Peck and New River will persist in expanding their boundaries and pushing the envelope, as they continue on their journey of excellence in Gospel music.

Special note to all you fashionistas out there: take special note of the ladies’ shoes and fashions onstage. KPNR always is in style with colors that flatter and never look immodest. Love that about these artists!

 

By Lorraine Walker

Photographs by Cindy, Joan and Lorraine Walker

Visit Karen Peck and New River on the web and on Facebook.

For more news, information and artist features, visit SGN Scoops online and on Facebook.


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The LeFevre Quartet welcomes Jeremy Peace as New Tenor

Written by Staff on July 14, 2015 – 5:45 pm -

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Mike LeFevre of The LeFevre Quartet announces Jeremy Peace as new tenor. “We are thrilled to have Jeremy Peace serving in the tenor position with the LeFevre Quartet. Jeremy has an impressive history in Southern Gospel music. His sincere heart for ministry and powerful tenor voice make him a wonderful addition to The LeFevre Quartet.”

Jeremy Peace

Jeremy Peace

Jeremy stated, “It’s a privilege to now stand on stage with one of my heroes, Mike LeFevre, ministering in song and delivering the Word of God when the opportunity arises. My wife and I were immediately at peace with the decision to join the ministry of LeFevre Quartet. We realized this was the door the Lord had opened for us to walk through, enabling me to minister to a lost and hurting world. My passion has always been great quartet singing, and after singing with Mike and his quartet, I’ve quickly
discovered they are a group full of talented, humble personalities with a drive to be the very best they can be to further the message and the music. I’m honored to be a part of such an amazing group!”

Thomas Nalley resigned the position, due to a medical condition. Since that time, Thomas has completely recovered, and is currently serving with the group in a non-singing capacity. Thomas commented, “While we don’t always understand why things happen the way they do, I am convinced that His ways are perfect!”

Please join us in welcoming Jeremy to LQ and in praising God for Thomas’ miracle!

Visit www.thelefevrequartet.com to find out when they will be in concert near you


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SGN Scoops at Jason Crabb live recording

Written by Staff on July 3, 2015 – 6:05 pm -

imageOn Wednesday, June 1, 2015, artist Jason Crabb recorded an album live at Trinity Broadcast Network on Hendersonville, Tennessee. SGN Scoops’ roving reporter and photographer Craig Harris was present and captured several images for those of us who were unable to attend. Read more »


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SGN Scoops Fast Five with Darlene Chapman

Written by Staff on June 22, 2015 – 5:24 pm -

Darlene Chapman

Darlene Chapman

SGN Scoops Fast Five welcomes contestant Darlene Chapman to the Monday quiz time. Darlene is a singer, speaker and television host and greatly involved in Women’s Ministries.

We cornered Darlene and asked her to share her life with SGN Scoops. Here are her responses:

SGN: What new things are happening in your career right now?

Darlene: I am Currently working on my new project…..

 

SGN: What is your dream venue where you would like to perform?

Darlene: I would LOVE to sing at The Grand Ole Opry.

 

SGN: What is one thing about you that people would be surprised to know?

Darlene: I am a very funny person, quick witted and love to make people laugh…I would love to be a Comedian!

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Clearvision Quartet Homecoming 2015

Written by Staff on June 21, 2015 – 11:12 am -

Clearvision QuartetClearvision Quartet Homecoming, June 20th, 2015 featuring Exodus, Charlie Sexton and Linda Foster. Wonderful evening of singing and worship and to end a great night one person accepted Christ. What a blessing!!

Find out more about Clearvision here: http://www.gospelgigs.com/ClearvisionQuartet

Linda Foster

Linda Foster

Exodus

Exodus


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2015 Creekside Gospel Music Convention Update

Written by Staff on June 12, 2015 – 9:25 am -

Creekside posterCreekside Gospel Music Convention is coming soon to beautiful Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Join us as we listen to great Gospel music, enjoy the majestic Smoky Mountains and have a great time in fun and fellowship with other fans and artists of Creekside. Please reserve your ticket soon on the Creekside website (link below).Creekside tickets are free but must be reserved. Please make your plans to join us in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee on November 2nd through 5th at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center.

Freemans 2015

Freemans 2015

 

Creekside 2015 Showcases

Creekside 2015 Showcases

Our news this month includes the unveiling of more artists and special guests. Creekside is known for excellent showcases Tuesday through Thursday afternoons, exciting evening concerts every night and the worshipful, intimate Midnight Prayer.

Monday night is the Lou Hildreth Honors, where the legendary Lou Hildreth joins us to celebrate the life of a guest artist that has done great things in Gospel music. Stay tuned to find out who this year’s honoree is!

Tuesday night we will present the 2015 Diamond Awards. You won’t want to miss this evening where we honor the best in Gospel music. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Jerry Goff and Little Jan Buckner-Goff as our hosts for this special evening. The Diamond Award voting continues now on the SGN Scoops website, so drop by to click on the link and vote for your favorites in The Diamond Awards Top Ten. Make sure your voice is heard and vote today! www.sgnscoops.com/2015-diamond-awards.

2015 Diamond Awards

2015 Diamond Awards

Wednesday and Thursday nights we continue with great music and special guests, as well as the Red Back Hymnal Choir.

Artists confirmed to date include the Freemans, the Guardians, Jordan’s Bridge, the

Pine Ridge Boys

Pine Ridge Boys

Hoskins Family, John Lanier, Pine Ridge Boys, Ascension Quartet, Billy Hodges and many more. Keep checking Creekside updates on Facebook and on the web. If you like to hang out with your favorite artists, the Exhibit Hall will be filled with artist booths and the singers waiting to chat with you.


2015 Midnight PrayerThis year we have VIP Packages, which include lodging, tickets and special events. VIP guests will be invited to a special backstage party as well. Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2015 rates start as low as $176 Per Person* (Based On Double Occupancy.) Call Rob at 360-933-0741 to reserve your room today.


Keep watching for more exciting announcements. Don’t miss four days of great Gospel music, fellowship and fun. Artists and attendees, please call Rob Patz for more information at 360-920-4057 or email him at rob@sgnscoops.com.

Live Creekside Updates Every Week!

Hoskins Family Will Be At Creekside 2015

Hoskins Family Will Be At Creekside 2015

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Jordan’s Bridge will be at Creekside 2015

Rob Patz of Coastal Media is chatting with Vonda Easley of Strictly Southern With Vonda Easley, live on the air every week, bringing updates about Creekside. Be sure to listen to Strictly Southern With Vonda Easley, which can be heard every Friday at 10am CST on www.wpilfm.com.

Final Notes
Creekside Gospel Music Convention would like to hear from you! Tell us what you want to see and hear in November. Creekside also needs your help. If you would like to volunteer through various promotional activities throughout the year, or with onsite tasks during the convention, please email Rob at rob@sgnscoops.com. For

Rob Patz and Vonda Easley

Rob Patz and Vonda Easley

more information, latest news and artists scheduled to appear, visit the Creekside page on Facebook  or you can find Creekside on the web.  
www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com.


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An evening with Southern Gospel favorites will be held on Thursday June 25

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 10, 2015 – 8:43 am -

An evening with Southern Gospel favorites will be held on Thursday June 25

An evening with Southern Gospel favorites will be held on Thursday June 25

An evening with Southern Gospel favorites will be held on Thursday June 25, 2015
at the Hardin County High School Auditorium in Savannah, TN at 7:00PM. Soloist of
the year and Gaither Homecoming Artist “IVAN PARKER” will appear along with “MIKE
LEFEVRE QUARTET” from Atlanta, GA, “THE WHISNANTS”, and host artist, “JOSH &
ASHLEY FRANKS”.

There is no ticket needed. General Admission is $12.00 at the door, day of event,
plus a special free-will love offering will be received. For more information
visit www.joshandashleyfranks.com. Doors will open one hour before concert.


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