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Pine Ridge Boys Will Recording First Live DVD At Creekside 2019

Written by Staff on April 4, 2019 – 9:18 am -

Meet the Pine Ridge Boys Again For the First Time

Pine Ridge Boys

The 2019 Creekside Gospel Music Convention is now in its eighth year at Pigeon Forge, Tenn., held Oct. 27 – 31.  On Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, the Pine Ridge Boys and Chordsmen Quartet will be kicking it off in style, as the Pine Ridge Boys will be recording their first live CD and DVD during the Sunday night concert.


Mark Cash with Larry Stewart. Pine Ridge Boys

Mark Cash with Larry Stewart

“Recording a live project is something my Dad wanted to do, but never did,” said Larry Stewart of the Pine Ridge Boys, which were founded in 1963. “The group never recorded a concert (to be released) to the public all these many years. So, when Classic Artists Records began discussing the possibility of a live recording, everything just seemed right. The project will honor Jim Stewart (my Dad), Wayne Shuford, Miles Cooper, Charles Burke, Darius Shuford and all Pine Ridge Boys members over the years.”


Charlie Griffin

Classic Artists Records’ Charlie Griffin stated, “The interaction between concert goers and the Pine Ridge Boys is personal. Their concerts are filled with positive songs and energy, touched with laughter and words of encouragement. That relationship can only be captured on a live recording. We feel the Pine Ridge Boys are able to share that excitement every time they take the stage, whether church or a concert venue.”


Rob Patz

Rob Patz

“I’m so excited that the Pine Ridge Boys have chosen to shoot a live video at our Creekside Kick-off concert,” says Rob Patz, owner of Creekside Gospel Music Convention. “It’s their very first live DVD and an event not to be missed. Larry and the guys have stood with us since the first Creekside convention in 2012, and we are thrilled to be their venue for this historic event.”


Ken and Jean Grady

Classic Artists Records and the Pine Ridge Boys are collaborating with Gospel Music Today for the recording. “We are looking forward to working with one of our favorite quartets at one of our favorite gospel music events: Creekside Gospel Music Convention,” Gospel Music Today’s Ken Grady stated. “Opening night always draws a great and enthusiastic crowd and we are looking forward to this night and project.” Wise Choice Promotions, led by president Lori Wise, will be handling all audio interactions with conventional radio, satellite, internet, podcasts and pay on demand medium.

The Chordsmen

The Chordsmen

Creekside 2019Creekside Live! will be recorded at the Mill Creek Conference Center, located at 3785 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3813. The Creekside Gospel Music Convention offers Bluegrass, Country and Southern gospel afternoon music showcases, evening concerts, and the Diamond Award presentations. For more information on the Creekside Gospel Music Convention and the 2019 Diamond Awards ceremony, as well as accommodations and VIP tickets, contact Rob Patz at 360-933-0741.


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Pray For Ed O’Neal

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 3, 2019 – 3:25 pm -

Pray For Ed O’Neal

Pray For Ed O’Neal

SGMA Hall Of Fame member and Dixie Melody Boys owner, Ed O’Neal, was involved in an automobile accident Monday April 1. O’ Neal suffered multiple fractures, but does not require surgery. He is in a great deal of pain, however his spirits are high. He states, “Thank God I’m alive. You can just call me “Lucky” from now on!” O’ Neal is recovering at home and appreciates all of your prayers.

In the meantime, the Dixie Melody Boys will continue to meet all of their scheduled engagements. Please keep them in your prayers, as well, and continue to support them in concert.

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Beyond the Song: Greg Sullivan talks about his new album, “Have I Got Good News For You”

Written by Staff on April 3, 2019 – 9:10 am -

Greg Sullivan

Greg Sullivan

Jantina de Haan went Beyond the Song to ask gospel artist Greg Sullivan about the songs off of his album, “Have I Got Good News For You.”

Sullivan says he loves the song, “Just Because.”

“Because I take comfort in the fact that my loved ones are over there cheering me on and they are not really gone, just out of sight for a while,” says Sullivan. “One day I will join them ‘Just Beyond,'”

Sullivan confesses, “But my favorite on the album is ‘Another Child is Coming Home.’

“Seeing God deliver my daughter from a six-year drug addiction that almost took her life, makes the song very special to me. I got to feel what the Prodigal Father felt when his son came home when my daughter called last May and asked, “Daddy can I come home?’ One of the greatest days of my life. Now I am able to give people hope because what God did for my family!”

Greg and Lisa Sullivan

Greg and Lisa Sullivan

Greg Sullivan is a former member of Chronicle and the Harrells. He lives in Holden, Louisiana, with his wife Lisa. They have two children, Kaleigh and Brett. His greatest influence is Ricky Atkinson. For more information on Sullivan and to download his songs, click here.

Sullivan sings his latest release, “Three Nails, Three Days,” from his album, “Have I Got Good News For You.”


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Pray For Hannah Webb

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 2, 2019 – 7:53 am -

Pray For Hannah Webb

Pray For Hannah Webb

From Rick Webb

Dear Family and Friends….. Phyllis and I would like for you to remember our sweet Hannah in prayer today as she undergoes back surgery. Please pray for her surgeon Dr. Stern and his team as they minister to her this afternoon under the guidance of our Great Physican! God is SO faithful to us His children!


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Congrats to The SGN SCOOPS Christian Country Top 40 (April 2019)

Written by scoopsnews on April 2, 2019 – 3:50 am -

SGNScoops Christian Country Top 40

SGNScoops Christian Country Top 40

1. Victory Song – Cori and Kelly

2. I Miss Them All – The Jordan Family Band

3. Say A Little Prayer – Bruce Hedrick

4. Days Are Numbered – Shellem Cline

5. Hands Of A Working Man – Christian Davis

6. I Got Saved – Michael Knight

7. I Am – Robert Stowell

8. Sermon On The Mount – Tommy Brandt

9. Too Nice – Isaac Cole

10. Pictures – Jessica Horton

11. Thank God For Music – Tommy Brandt II

12. Grateful – Chris Golden

13. God’s Got This – Kelly Kenning

14. No More Second Chances – Jenna Faith

15. Well Run Dry – Leslie Satcher

16. I Am Saved – Johnny Rowlett

17. I Love You Son – Hunter May

18. Between A Church Pew And A Bar Stool – James Payne

19. I’d Settle For A Dirt Road – Chuck Hancock

20. God, Oral Roberts And Billy Graham – Carol Barham

21. ‘Til I Get Home – Billy Droze

22. He Took Me In – Appointed 2

23. Hole In Her Heart – Linda Lanier

24. There’s Still Time For A Miracle – Joy Roberts

25. God You’re So Good – Mike Leichner

26. Build My Mansion – Gene Watson

27. Mama Said – Kolt Barber

28. Who But God – Eagle’s Wings

29. Wrong Kind Of Grace – Mike Manuel

30. Higher Than The Steeple – Brent Harrison

31. Hand Of The Lord – Jan Harbuck

32. Lord You Are Love – Sonshine Road

33. Sky Full Of Angels – Kali Rose

34. Praise Looks Good On You – Kevin and Kim Abney

35. Take My Hand – Gunner Carr

36. Face To Face – Heath Knox

37. Speak The Word – Ava Kasich

38. Hey Brother DJ – Jimmy R. Price

39. The River – Bev McCann

40. Can I Tell You – Sherry Damron

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Exciting Changes For Hope’s Journey

Written by scoopsnews on April 1, 2019 – 2:43 pm -

Ellisville, Mississippi 4/1/2019 …..Fourteen Years ago, Vonda Easley Armstrong and her daughter, Ashley Easley (Franks), began the ministry of Hope’s Journey. The vision for the group was to spread “Hope” to a lost and dying world. In 2006, Ashley met Josh Franks at The National Quartet Convention and, on December 8th, 2007, they were married and began an exciting ministry together as husband and wife. In regards to Hope’s Journey, Vonda states, “We’ve had some amazing opportunities come our way and have been able to share the stage with many fantastic groups and singers through the years.  We’ve also had our fair share of transition, but with those changes, we have experienced some amazing blessings! Today marks a new beginning for Hope’s Journey.  After much prayer, I am excited to announce a change in direction, both in music and ministry. Over the past 5 months, I have been seeking God for direction for the group since my marriage to Jack Armstrong, owner of The Bibletones, and moving to Mississippi in late October. I am excited to announce that Alicia Estis and Jenny Stork, both from Mississippi, will be joining Hope’s Journey in all singing and speaking engagements. I met Alicia about a year ago and from our first conversation, I knew God had big plans for this young lady.  Her desire to minister and her talent in songwriting and singing simply blew me away.  She and her husband, Marty, own and manage Estis Music Group. God has gifted Marty and Alicia in writing the gospel message in song.  We love the old songs and the new, and we plan to give our audiences a taste of both.  God knows what He is doing in every situation, and I am very blessed to have this family on board with Hope’s Journey. Jenny Stork makes her home in Vancleave, Mississippi. She is strong in harmony and singing the high part, but more importantly, she is strong in her love for the Lord. Please help me welcome Alicia and Jenny to Hope’s Journey.”

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Creekside, Where Family & Faith Come Together

Written by scoopsnews on April 1, 2019 – 8:42 am -

Creekside Gospel Music Convention is a convention like no other. The folks pictured above are the core of making this event possible.

They came, they participated, and they got the t-shirt to prove it!

Here’s what a few folks are saying about Creekside 2019:

Ricky Carden, Down East Boys said “I am excited to be a part of Creekside 2019.”  “I have watched this event grow over the past few years and am honored to be included in the great list of artists!”

Down East Boys to appear at Creekside 2019

Down East Boys to appear at Creekside 2019

Richard Hyssong , Hyssong notes, “We are looking forward to returning to Creekside 2019. Our family will be singing our radio hits along with playing our brass instruments. We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting many new ones as well.”

Rob Patz and Richard Hyssong of the Hyssongs

Rob Patz and Richard Hyssong of the Hyssongs

And finally, Rob Patz, owner of Creekside Gospel Music Convention adds, as I was writing this, I begin to think of what all went into the planning process of the first year of Creekside; how unprepared I really was and how awesome God was to step in and bring people of value from day one who would help with everything from seating the people to arranging the midnight prayer time.
So today, I want to share with you my heart. I want to tell you a little bit about what I hope you experience this year when you come and visit us for Creekside 2019.

I want you to experience the friendships that are cultivated during this time. You’re going to get the opportunity to meet new artists and new fans; people that you may never have heard of before. My prayer is that the time you leave this week they will be like old friends.

I hope you enjoy the experience of listening to new music and hearing new speakers. I hope above all that during the time we’re together for four and a half days, that we point you in the direction of Christ. We can spend an entire year planning an event, but that event will fall short if we don’t point you to Christ and a personal relationship with him.

During the next few weeks, you will see items on social media about everything that we are doing as we prepare. In my head, I began counting down the days several months ago. I’m ready to see what God has in store. I believe there is going to be a move of God and I hope to see you there!

Creekside 2019 will be held in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Oct. 27 – 31. The event features the 2019 Diamond Awards, daily showcases and evening concerts, Christian Country at The Creek, and Midnight Prayer. For more information on lodging, VIP tickets, and convention details, contact Rob Patz at, or at 360-933-0741. For news and event updates, click on the Creekside Facebook page.

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Mark Your Calendars Now For This!

Written by scoopsnews on March 31, 2019 – 2:41 pm -

(From BloodBought Gospel)

You Are Invited!

GET READY! For our Annual Anniversary sing.
This is going to be a fantastic evening of some of THE BEST Gospel music you’ll hear anywhere.
Make plans now to attend & help us celebrate another year in music ministry.

Your Friends,


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“Rooted” With Billy Huddleston

Written by scoopsnews on March 31, 2019 – 5:07 am -

Billy Huddleston

Billy Huddleston

Living by Faith

Habakkuk 2:4b

“. . . but the just shall live by his faith.”

There seems to be a natural tension between faith and doubt. I’m not sure if you would say this is the case in your life; but it certainly is in mine. I don’t want you to misunderstand what I’m saying. I believe the Word of God is true. I really do! Call me old fashioned but, I believe there was a man named Adam in the most beautiful garden imaginable. I still believe there was a man named Noah that built an ark. (In fact, I can take you to it. It’s practically in my backyard. It’s in Williamstown, KY! Ha!) I know there was a man named Jonah that spent days in the belly of a big fish.

Not only do I believe those things, but I also believe every promise that God made in His book is true! I really, really do! But sometimes life begins to mess with what I believe. My heart believes what God has said, while my head begins to interfere.

Do you have this struggle?

How do you have hope when everything around you seems hopeless?
How can you live in peace when your life is anything but peaceful?
How can you believe for life when death has come upon the scene?

There just seems to be this natural struggle between faith and doubt.

It seems like there always has been. And, it’s easy to get to the place where it seems like it always will be.

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. It could be because of a number of things. But I actually think it’s just because of life. We all live in a real world, with real issues. Life isn’t easy and if we’re honest, it isn’t even always fun. However, we do know this: God is always good!

Let me introduce you to a unique prophet. His name is Habakkuk. He’s unique because he doesn’t take a message from God to the people. Instead, he takes his complaints to God. He has a lot of questions. So, he goes to the Source and says, “Can we talk?”.

He complains.

God responds.

(This is just something I want to add: Aren’t you thankful that we have a God who’ll listen to our complaints? Understands our questions? And, will take the time to respond? I know I am! He can take it. He’s long-suffering. For this I’m thankful.)

Habakkuk was struggling with what he saw going on in his world, his time. He begins his questioning and God responds. We’ll not spend a lot of time on this today . . .  Instead, we’ll get to the heart of the matter. It’s found in chapter 2:4b, “. . . but, the just shall live by his faith.”

Faith has been defined many ways.

There have been many bookmarker sayings about faith.

So many clichés have been recited on this subject.

Let me offer what I’m learning.

I’m finding that faith is believing what we read in God’s word, before we see it happening in the world. That’s the heart of faith. Believing what we read before we see.

So, as we join the conversation with Habakkuk, I need to ask you: How’s your faith? It’s tied to your time in His Word. We are always waiting for God to speak, and the truth is, He has spoken. We need to know what He has said so we can hear what He is saying. The just believe what they read in His word, before they see it happening – or despite what they see happening – in the world.

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Weekend Word- “You’re The Only JESUS”

Written by scoopsnews on March 30, 2019 – 6:14 am -

“But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?”

Romans 10:1

Here’s a song that says, “You’re the only Jesus some will ever see.”* Think about that for a moment. It’s a pretty sobering thought, isn’t it? Who do your friends see in you?

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