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The Freemans Win Two Diamond Awards

Written by Staff on November 11, 2014 – 3:04 pm -

The Freemans perform at 2014 Diamond Awards

The Freemans perform at 2014 Diamond Awards

Nashville, TN (November 7, 2014) The award winning Freemans added two more awards at the Diamond Awards in Pigeon Forge,Tennessee Tuesday night. Winning for the Christian Country Group of the Year and for The Video/DVD of the Year.

The video was one produced by BigMerlin Productions. BigMerlin Productions is operated by Caylon Freeman and Adam Wagner. The song portrayed on the winning video was “Lead Me Home” penned by Randy Houser and Craig Monday and performed by Darrell Freeman. The video also featured Buck Rambo as guest artist.

Chris Freeman stated, “We were Honored to be a part of The SGN Diamond Awards in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. So thrilled to have received two Diamond Awards, one for Christian Country Group Of The Year, and one for The Video/DVD of the Year for the song, Lead Me Home,featuring Darrell Freeman and Buck Rambo. produced by BigMerlin Productions. Thank you for all the votes and a big thank you to Rob Patz, everyone at SGNScoops, and most of all thank you Jesus for the call to present your Word in song!”

Currently the Freemans have a radio single, “The Last Time I Looked” that is climbing the charts. They have a charismatic stage presence and can deliver a song with energy and anointing. They performed earlier this year at the Loretta Lynn Gospel concert for the second year in a row and were a favorite both times.

You can learn more about the Freemans at http://the-freemans.com or on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/thefreemans .
To book the Freemans contact Rivergate Talent Agency 615.649.8181

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About The Freemans
History, experience and spiritual wisdom are three attributes that can be used to describe the foundation of the Freeman ministry. Deeply rooted with family, the Freemans experience spans 30+ years. From Darrell’s entrance at age 16 with his family’s group, the Pathways, to Chris’s award-winning teenage years with the Hinsons, the Freemans know the ins and outs of Southern Gospel music.

No doubt, Chris’s unique sound is the reason she was the youngest female artist ever to receive the coveted “Queen of Gospel Music” award two years in a row (’76, ’77) as voted by the readers of Singing News Magazine. In 1980, the lives of Darrel and Chris Freeman became one when they married on August 2nd. After singing with the Pathways for three years Darrell and Chris headed for Nashville and began the Freemans. Joe Freeman, Darrell’s cousin, soon joined them as the third part harmony, as well as their keyboard player. With this sound they have garnered tremendous growth and success.
In 1997, Darrell and Chris’s daughter, Misty, began playing acoustic guitar with the group on stage. Then in 1998, she began singing with them when they recorded Standing Out. Also on stage is Caylon Freeman, Darrell and Chris’s youngest child. He decided to join his family on the road full-time in 2002. He is now playing the drums and singing some with the group.
Now in their 20th year, the Freemans, still do approximately 250 dates a year, and continue to experience tremendous success.


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Karen Peck and New River Awarded 5 Diamond Awards

Written by Staff on November 7, 2014 – 9:10 am -

From the Karen Peck and New River Newsletter of November 6, 2014

Hey Friends!
Last night (Tuesday) we won FIVE Diamond Awards from the SgnScoops Magazine!

 

-Album of the Year (REVIVAL),
  -Female Vocalist (Karen),
  -Trio,
  -Mixed Group,
  -Song of the Year (Revival).

I know I have said it several times over the past few months but this album will always be one of our favorites. We had so many special “God” moments while recording the album and we are very thankful that our audience can feel our emotions through the songs. The radio DJ’s immediately embraced every single and together we made KPNR history with the two highest debuting songs ever (Finish Well, Revival) and also the fastest rise to the number one positions on the Southern Gospel charts. (We got home this morning at 3:30am and today, as well as last night at the awards show, I am battling vertigo!! So trust me….the Lord is making sure that I don’t get the big head!! Lol ) Here are quotes from Susan, Jeff, and me along with a few pictures from last night: Susan: We were so honored to win 5 Diamond Awards last night. I would like to thank everyone for your prayers and support!!!

Jeff: Last night was such a blessing to be at the Diamond Awards. We thank The Lord for newness this year—things that are fresh and new. Thanks to everyone who voted, and may God reveal new things for all of us to be thankful for this year!!!

Karen: We are so thankful to The Lord for this season in our ministry. We started the year off declaring REVIVAL all around this country. The Lord continues to show us His faithfulness. If one person is touched by something we say or sing, then it’s worth every mile that we travel. These awards are special ‘nuggets’ of encouragement to keep doing what we’re doing. We are incredibly grateful to everyone who voted for us!! A special thanks to Rob Patz and SGN Scoops, Daywind Records, producer Wayne Haun, all of the songwriters (Kenna West and Don Poythress co-writers of Revival), Southern Gospel radio, AGPublicity, and The Harper Agency. It is a tremendous blessing to be a part of a great team of hard working people who are eager to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

 

 “Everybody’s Going Through Something” has been such a blessing to our ministry. Once again, our precious DJ’s are playing it several times a day as an encouragement to those who are facing hard times. Seems like more than ever that people are going through difficult times. Thank the Lord we are not alone. He is always with us and He is faithful to carry us through every situation.

Everybody’s going through something.  Everybody faces a storm now and then. So if everybody’s going through something, I’d rather go through something with HIM.”

This week I heard someone talking about ‘faithfulness’. It has stayed with me all week. Faithfulness is doing the same thing over and over to the best of our ability. My prayer is to stay faithful to the Lord!!

Susan’s son, Joseph, turned 18 on October 29!! He also made the basketball team so it was a very good day for Joseph. Susan cried! He’s growing up too fast!! Lol

Jeff is working hard getting his Master’s Degree in English. So far he has made all A’s!! We are so proud of him. He is hoping to teach on-line courses while traveling with us.

Ok, there is still time to sign up with KPNR for the Templeton Tours cruise to Cozumel and Grand Cayman Islands in February!!! Remember if two adults are in the room, kids under 16 are free! So don’t wait any longer. We would love for you to spend your vacation with us! 🙂

There are a lot of great concerts coming up. Be sure to check our schedule and join us. We would love to see y’all!!

Love & Prayers, Karen


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2014 Diamond Award Winners Announced At Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Written by Staff on November 5, 2014 – 8:31 am -

Karen Peck and New River with Rob Patz.

Karen Peck and New River with Rob Patz.

Pigeon Forge, TN.(November 5, 2014) – SGN Scoops and Creekside Gospel Music Convention was proud to present the 2014 Diamond Awards on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The gala celebration was hosted by Tim Lovelace and included appearances by The Blackwoods, Karen Peck and New River, the Dixie Melody Boys, the Freemans and many others. The evening was also filmed by WATC, Channel 57 of Atlanta, Georgia, to be aired/streamed at a later date.

The big winners of the night were Karen Peck and New River, who were honored with Song Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Mixed Group Of The Year and Trio Of The Year. Karen Peck Gooch was the 2014 Female Artist Of The Year.

"Living Legend" Ed O'Neal

“Living Legend” Ed O’Neal

Ken and Jean Grady of Gospel Music Today were award winners and Jean also contributed to the planning of the program. “It was a Southern Gospel star-studded night in Pigeon Forge at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention Diamond Awards. What a blessing to see so many artists and friends for the annual Awards show.  Although it was a lot of work, it was well worth it as the artists sang and the artists and industry professionals received their awards.”

Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media Group and publisher of SGNScoops, commented, “The Diamond Awards are always a special time of honoring the Gospel artists that fill our world with the music we love,” said Patz. “It’s great to take this opportunity to thank them and to be able to share the ceremony with fans across the nation and the world by internet. We are grateful to Tim Lovelace, our special musical guests and t

The Freemans, 2014 Christian Country Group Of The Year

The Freemans, 2014 Christian Country Group Of The Year

o WATC for recording the Diamond Awards. We had a great time at the ceremony and we hope everyone will tune in and watch!”

“What an awesome night at the Diamond Awards at Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2014. What a blessing to be a part of such a great event!” said Vonda Easley, from Strictly Southern With Vonda Easley. Vonda is also a vocalist with Hope’s Journey and part of the SGN Scoops staff. “The music was amazing and the winners were deserving. I loved it!”

Jonathan Edwards, from Faith’s Journey, is part of the Creekside crew and the voice of SGN Scoops Radio. He stated, “I am always thrilled at the amount of talent that is featured on the Diamond Award program and this year was no different. I am thankful for the opportunity to be a small part of this special event.”

Lorraine Walker, acting editor of SGN Scoops digital magazine, was unable to be present but noted that a lot of work goes into the planning and execution of the Diamond Awards. “Many people have contributed to this year’s Diamond Awards event and I am thrilled that it was such a beautiful night. My thanks to the volunteers and staff of Creekside and SGN Scoops for making the Diamond Awards an exceptional evening. Congratulations to each of the very deserving winners!”

Lou Hildreth Award Winner and MC, Tim Lovelace

Lou Hildreth Award Winner and MC, Tim Lovelace

The 2014 Diamond Award Winners Are:

J.D. SUMNER LIVING LEGEND AWARD: Ed O’Neal

MIXED GROUP OF THE YEAR: Karen Peck and New River

QUARTET OF THE YEAR: Brian Free and Assurance

TRIO OF THE YEAR: Karen Peck and New River

DUET OF THE YEAR: Aaron and Amanda Crabb

FEMALE SOLOIST OF THE YEAR: Karen Peck Gooch

MALE SOLOIST OF THE YEAR: Jason Crabb

SUNRISE AWARD: 11th Hour

SONG OF THE YEAR: Revival – Karen Peck and New River

ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Revival – Karen Peck and New River

Jeff Steele, 2014 Dottie Rambo Songwriter Of The Year

Jeff Steele, 2014 Dottie Rambo Songwriter Of The Year

CHRISTIAN COUNTRY GROUP OF THE YEAR: The Freemans

CHRISTIAN COUNTRY FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Christy Sutherland

CHRISTIAN COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR: James and Jeff Easter – Like Father, Like Son

ANTHONY BURGER INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR: Gordon Mote

DOTTIE RAMBO SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Jeff Steele

BLUEGRASS GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Doyle Lawson & Quick Silver

VIDEO/DVD OF THE YEAR: Lead Me Home – The Freemans

FAVORITE ARTIST WEBSITE: LeFevre Quartet

FAVORITE INDUSTRY WEBSITE: Gospel Music Today

Karen Peck and New River, multi-award winners.

Karen Peck and New River, multi-award winners.

PAUL HEIL AWARD (Broadcasting): Ken and Jean Grady- Gospel Music Today

CHRISTIAN COUNTRY MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Jason Crabb

LOU HILDRETH AWARD: Tim Lovelace

PUBLISHER’S CHOICE AWARD: Donna Blackwood

 

The  Creekside Gospel Music Convention is being held now at the Smokey Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee from November 3rd through 6th, 2014. The CGMC is presented by SGN Scoops and Coastal Media Group at Pigeon Forge and is the home of The Diamond Awards and other special events. For more information on Creekside Gospel Music Convention visit http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/

Thanks to Robert York for the Diamond Awards pictures.

About SGNScoops: SGNScoops Digital is a fully-downloadable monthly magazine that exists to promote the gospel by unveiling what is intriguing and real about Southern Gospel and Christian Country music. SGNScoops offers music news and views as well as concert and book reviews, inspirational articles and features reaching beyond our gospel music world. SGNScoops is the home of the Diamond Awards, a fan-based annual awards program recognizing the best in Southern Gospel and Christian Country music.   SGN Scoops is always digital, always free. For more information: http://www.sgnscoops.com/

 


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Karen Peck and New River to Appear at the 2014 Diamond Awards

Written by Staff on October 30, 2014 – 12:50 pm -

KarenPeckNewsFeaturePigeon Forge, TN (October 30, 2014) – SGN Scoops is delighted to announce that Karen Peck and New River will be singing at the 2014 Diamond Awards ceremony to be held on November 4th at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.  The Diamond Awards are held during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, November 3rd through 6th.

Karen Peck and New River are one of Gospel music’s favorite trios and also one of the most awarded. They recently won a Dove Award for Southern Gospel Song Of The Year with their hit, “Revival.” Their song and the album Revival have both been nominated for a Diamond Award. The group has been nominated for Trio Of The Year. Karen Peck has been given the nod for both Female Artist and Living Legend Diamond Awards.

Karen Peck Gooch

Karen Peck Gooch

SGN Scoops is looking forward to a great evening with Karen Peck and New River, as well as other artists such as Blue Highway, the Dixie Melody Boys and Mike LeFevre. There are a few remaining free tickets for the event, so fans are invited to reserve their tickets today.

For more information on Creekside Gospel Music Convention go to:  http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com

To reserve your free ticket today click HERE


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Quartet of the Year Nominees for the 2014 Diamond Awards

Written by Staff on October 2, 2014 – 7:40 am -

Diamond Awards 2014

Diamond Awards 2014

This year’s Diamond Awards will be held at Creekside Gospel Music Convention at Pigeon Forge on November 3rd through 6th. The Diamond Awards recognize the best in Southern, Country and Bluegrass Christian music and are hosted by SGNScoops digital magazine and Coastal Media Group.

Tim Lovelace and Rob Patz

Tim Lovelace and Rob Patz

 

Tim Lovelace returns as the lively host for the Awards show, so you know it will be blast!Be sure to get your free tickets to the 2014 Creekside Gospel Music Convention HERE

 

 

SGN Scoops would like you to meet our top-five finalists for each category of the 2014 Diamond Awards.

Today’s category is the 2014 Quartet Of The Year, defined as a traditional group with four-part harmony.

Last year, we were happy to award Ernie Haase and Signature Sound as winners of this title.

 

 

 

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound at NQC 2014 courtesy Candace Combs

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound at NQC 2014 courtesy Candace Combs

The 2014 Nominees for Quartet Of The Year are:

Gaither Vocal Band

Brian Free And Assurance

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

The LeFevre Quartet

Gold City

 

The Diamond Awards are swiftly approaching. Reserve your free tickets today!


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Getting To Know The Diamond Award Nominees

Written by Staff on October 1, 2014 – 7:28 am -

Diamond Awards 2014

Diamond Awards 2014

The annual Diamond Awards recognize the best in Southern, Country and Bluegrass Christian music and are hosted by SGNScoops digital magazine and Coastal Media Group.

This year’s Diamond Awards will be held at Creekside Gospel Music Convention at Pigeon Forge on November 3rd through 6th.

JP Miller, Lou Hildreth, Sheri Easter and Jeff Easter at the Diamond Awards 2012

JP Miller, Lou Hildreth, Sheri Easter and Jeff Easter at the Diamond Awards 2012

This year we again welcome Channel 57 WATC Atlanta as they cover the Diamond Awards for airing on both TV and internet at a later date. We also welcome Meagan Pledger who will be doing extensive Social Media coverage for the entire Creekside event.

Be sure to get your free tickets to the 2014 Creekside Gospel Music Convention HERE

SGN Scoops would like you to meet our top-five finalists for each category of the 2014 Diamond Awards. Today’s category is the 2014 Mixed Group Of The Year, which entails a group of any number with both male and female members. Last year’s winner was The Isaacs.

2014 Diamond Award Top Five Nominees for Mixed Group Of The Year are:

Jeff and Sheri Easter

Karen Peck and New River

The Hoppers

The Collingsworth Family

The Perrys

Join us for the 2014 Diamond Awards and the entire Creekside event. For more information and for tickets, click here


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Freedom’s Crossing Nominated in Top Ten 2014 Diamond Awards

Written by Staff on May 14, 2014 – 2:27 pm -

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SGN Scoops Extends Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Written by Staff on March 7, 2014 – 1:32 pm -

2014 creekside largePigeon Forge, TN  – Coastal Media and SGN Scoops Digital Magazine have announced an exciting new addition to 2014 Creekside Gospel Music Convention. Creekside is being extended by another day to enable the inclusion of more artists, events and fellowship that Convention attendees have enjoyed over the past two years.
 
SGN Scoops logoJonathan Edwards of SGN Scoops Radio and trio Faith’s Journey, says, “Working back stage with the artists of this great event, I am thrilled that the demand to be apart of this event has allowed us to expand to a fourth day. With the extra day, there are more of your favorite groups to hear as well as always a surprise around the corner!”
 

“I have to say I’m very proud of what we’re accomplishing with the Creekside Gospel Music Convention,” says Rhonda Frye, Editor of SGN Scoops. “Our event has become a meeting place for friendships and business relationships to begin and thrive.Creekside has become a convention where artists feel they belong and are a part of something bigger than themselves. It has also been the desire of my heart to connect new artists to new fans.The best part is that we are sharing the love of Christ through song to anyone that wants to hear it- at no charge! Be a part of Creekside 2014. Unified, we can impact the world for Christ with the powerful tool of Gospel Music!” 

coastal media group logo“I’m thrilled that we are able to present even more of the wonderful music that has been onstage at Creekside,” says Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media and Publisher of SGN Scoops. “The Convention is growing and we want to make every moment count, by presenting Jesus through the best of today’s Gospel music. We want to see all of our friends at all four days of Creekside!”
Creekside Gospel Music Convention will run from November 3rd to 6th in The Smoky Mountain Convention Center, with such highlights as The 2014 Diamond Awards, Lou Hildreth’s Night of Honor, Old Fashioned Gospel Singing with Artists’ Choir, as well as a daily chapel service and afternoon showcases. For more information, latest news and artists scheduled to appear, visit the Creekside page on Facebook, here: https://www.facebook.com/Creeksidegospelmusicconvention . Artists wishing to participate are asked to email Rob Patz at  rob@sgnscoops.com.2014 Diamond Awards logo
Tickets are free and accommodations can be reserved by phone,  toll free at: 1-800-223-6707 or local call 865-908-3015. For online reservations, click onto http://www.smokymountainconventioncenter.com.

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