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2017 Diamond Awards honor Triumphant, Kelly Nelon

Written by Staff on November 2, 2017 – 9:37 am -

Eric Bennett receives Lifetime Achievement Award At Diamond Awards

Eric Bennett receives Lifetime Achievement Award. Photo by Craig Harris

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. (November 2, 2017) — The Creekside Gospel Music Convention honoured many national and regional Gospel artists on Tues. Oct. 31. The 2017 Diamond Awards were hosted by Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff. Guest artists appearing during the evening included the Hyssongs, Wilbanks and Williamsons. Jean and Ken Grady from Gospel Music Today worked with Rob Patz, owner of SGNScoops, to produce the 2017 Diamond Awards. WATC TV from Atlanta, Georgia, filmed the event for a future special.

with 2017 Diamond Award

Kelly Nelon Clark with 2017 Diamond Award

 

Triumphant Quartet accept 2017 Diamond Award

Triumphant Quartet accept 2017 Diamond Award

And the winners for the 2017 Diamond Awards are…

The J.D. Sumner Living Legend: Brian Free

Mixed Group of the Year: The Williamsons

Quartet of the Year: Triumphant Quartet

Trio of the Year: The Hyssongs

Duet of the Year: Broken Vessels

Female Vocalist of the Year: Kelly Nelon Clark

Male Vocalist of the Year: Jason Crabb

Sunrise Award: Matt Felts

Sunrise Trio of the Year: Sacred Harmony

Sunrise Quartet of the Year: Old time Preachers Quartet

Song of the Year: “Somebody’s Miracle” – Brian Free and Assurance

Album of the Year: “Nature’s Symphony in 432” – The Isaacs

Christian Country Group of the Year: Mark209

Anthony Burger Instrumentalist of the Year: Jeff Stice

The Williamsons with 2017 Diamond Award

The Williamsons with 2017 Diamond Award

 

Dottie Rambo Songwriter of the Year: Kenna West

Bluegrass Gospel Album of the Year: “This Ole’ House of Mine” – Heaven’s Mountain Band

Bluegrass Gospel Song of the Year: “I’ll Ride This Ship to Shore” – Heaven’s Mountain Band

Bluegrass Gospel Male Artist of the Year: Tim Maze

Bluegrass Gospel Female Artist of the Year: Debra Wilson

Bluegrass Gospel Group of the Year: Eagle’s Wings

The Nelons at Creekside With Diamond Award

The Nelons at Creekside

 

Gospel Music Today Video/DVD of the Year: “Live in Bessemer” – New Ground

Favorite Industry Website: WATC TV Channel 57

Paul Heil Award for Broadcasting: Mickey Bell – WXIC

Publisher’s Choice Award: John Whisnant

Hyssongs win at the 2017 Diamond

Hyssongs win at the 2017 Diamond

 

 

Congratulations to each of the Diamond Award winners and nominees. The 2018 Creekside Gospel Music Convention and Diamond Awardsill be held Oct. 28 to Nov. 1, 2018 at the Smoky Mountain Resort, Pigeon Forge, Tenn. For more information contact event convener and Coastal Media CEO, Rob Patz at 360-933-0741.

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Mark209 wins 2017 Diamond Award

Mark209 wins 2017 Diamond Award

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Rob Patz with Diamond Award winner Kenna West


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Creekside welcomes Hey Y’all Media as Sponsor

Written by Staff on October 26, 2017 – 9:27 am -

Creekside welcomes Hey Y'all Media as Sponsor

Creekside welcomes Hey Y’all Media as Sponsor

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (October 25, 2017) — Creekside Gospel Music Association is pleased to welcome Hey Y’all Media as sponsor of the VIP passes. Hey Y’all Media, owned by Vonda Easley, is a growing radio promotions company based out of Heflin, Alabama, with clients that include Southern, Country and Bluegrass Gospel music artists. This year at Creekside, attendees will find information about Hey Y’all Media on the back of every VIP badge.

Vonda Easley of Hey Y'all Media

Vonda Easley of Hey Y’all Media

“Hey Y’all Media has had a tremendous year of growth,” says Easley. “We thought it would be great to partner with an event that is experiencing the same.”

VIP passes provide Creekside attendees with preferred seating, special gift bags full of product and other perks during the event. The distinctive badges are now funded by Hey Y’all Media.

“I’m humbled every day by the amount of people who have blessed us at Creekside with sowing into the event by purchasing VIP tickets,” says Rob Patz, owner of Creekside. “That blessing continues with the sponsorship by Hey Y’all Media.”
Hey Y’all Media is also holding a giveaway during Creekside to honor the life’s blood of the gospel music industry, the DeeJay. Attendees are encouraged to stop by the business office at the event to vote for their favorite Deejay. The winner will receive a prize package that will include lodging for Creekside 2018.
Join Rob Patz at Creekside and Hey Y'all MediaCreekside Gospel Music Convention runs Oct. 30 – Nov. 2, 2017 at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. Daytime showcases, evening concerts and midnight prayer are all free events.
Special guests include David Ring, Eric Bennett, Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff, Brian Free and Assurance, the Nelons and much more, along with the 2017 Diamond Awards occur on Tuesday evening. Tickets are free but VIP tickets can be purchased for a nominal cost.
For more information, contact Rob Patz at 360-933-0741 or Vonda Easley at 256-310-7892.

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Diamond Awards Bring Excitement To Butler Music Group

Written by Staff on October 25, 2017 – 7:18 am -

The Williamsons with Jerry Goff and Jan Buckner Goff at the Diamond Awards.

The Williamsons with Jerry Goff and Jan Buckner Goff at the Diamond Awards 2016

Nashville, TN (October 18, 2017) As artists from across the nation descend on Pigeon Forge, TN for the 2017 Diamond Awards,Butler Music Group and its family of artists have much for which to be excited. Seven BMG artists have accumulated 13 nominations including nominations for Favorite Mixed Group, Favorite Male Vocalist, Video of the Year and two for Album of the Year.

The Williamsons continue to secure their spot as one of Southern Gospels top groups. They have been nominated for Favorite Mixed Groupand Lisa Chesser Williamson has been nominated for the Songwriter of the Year award. BMG prides itself on introducing Gospel Music to some of the best up and coming artists and these nominations prove it. Sacred Harmony has been gaining a reputation for their unique harmonies and crossover sound. They have claimed two nominations, Sunrise Trio and Video of the Year.

2017 Diamond Award Nominations

2017 Diamond Awards Nominations

Family groups are a favorite in Gospel Music and the Coffmans are quickly catching attention at major events such as Singing In The Sun and Gatlinburg Gathering for their powerhouse vocals. This year they claimed their first Singing News Top 40. The 2017  awards brought them a Top 5 nomination in the Sunrise Artist category.

Butler Music Group Artists Honored With 15 Diamond Award Nominations

Butler Music Group Artists Honored With 15 Diamond Award Nominations

Jason Davidson’s incredible vocals have left legends such as Duane Allen, Lynda Randall and LaVerne Tripp amazed by his voice and stage presence. Jason also claimed his first Singing News Top 40 in 2017. He has been nominated for the Sunrise Artist award as well.

Even though some of its members such as Mike Holcomb and Les Butler are household names, the Old Time Preachers Quartet is a relatively new name to Gospel Music. In a short time, they have left the industry a buzz with two Singing News Top 20 songs as well as appearances at Dollywood, Blue Gate Theater, NQC Main Stage and on Guy Penrod’s Gospel Music Showcase TV show. They have been honored for their success with a nomination for  Sunrise Quartet and Album of the Year.

Matt Felts Announces Solo Ministry

Matt Felts nominated for Diamond Award

Another name that is familiar to fans of Gospel Music but is now on a new path is Matt Felts. Having branched out as a soloist this year, Matt has claimed his first Singing News Top 80 and has released a breakout album that features guests such as Larry Gatlin, Joseph Habedank and Goodman Revival. Matt has been nominated for two awards, Favorite Male Vocalist and Sunrise Artist.

In the Bluegrass Gospel side, one name dominated the award nominations. Heaven’s Mountain Band is on a hot streak that includes five consecutive Singing News #1 songs, major concert appearances and a TV appearance on Gospel Music Showcase. Fans have nominated them for three awards; Favorite Bluegrass Gospel Group of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year. 

Brian Free and Assurance to perform at the 2017 Diamond Awards

Brian Free and Assurance

The Diamond Awards promise to be a memorable night with performances by Brian Free & Assurance and other top artists. Fans are encouraged to come out to the awards show. The show will be aired at a date to be announced on TV 57 in Atlanta. For more information, go to www.sgnscoops.com.

About Butler Music Group
Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Butler Music Group provides professional management and consulting services to Southern Gospel and Bluegrass artists including Dunaways, Heaven’s Mountain Band, Williamson’s, Old Time Preachers Quartet, Sacred Harmony, Coffmans, and Jason Davidson. BMG subsidiary, Family Music Group, is the label and radio promotion division of BMG. Label artists include Dunaways, Williamsons, Old Time Preachers Qt and Jason Davidson.   Radio Promotion artists include Canton Junction, David Phelps, Goodman Revival, Ivan Parker, Guy Penrod, Hagees, Jimmy Fortune, Oak Ridge Boys, Booth Brothers, Larry Gatlin, and many others.Les Butler has been actively involved in Southern Gospel Music for 39 years as a musician, producer, manager, former publisher of the Singing News, and as a nationally syndicated radio host. Butler started Butler Music Group in 1978, and purchased Family Music Group in 2003. He is a past March of Dimes AIR award, as well as winner of the Paul Heil Broadcasting Award in 2011. Butler’s syndicated radio show, Les Butler and Friends, is heard across America and abroad. Butler’s playing and production credits include Palmetto State Quartet, Darryl Worley, Richard Sterban, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, Fairfield Four, Steeles, Dunaways, Crabb Family, Easter Brothers, Marksmen Quartet, Earl Scruggs, Bowling Family, Jimmy Fortune, Marty Raybon, Larry Gatlin and many more. Butler’s publishing companies are Hurry-Up Publishing/BMI and Hush Jean/ASCAP. He continues to host a daily Southern and Bluegrass Gospel video blog at southerngospel365.com.For the latest issue of SGNScoops magazine click here
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Creekside 2017 Welcomes The Browders

Written by scoopsnews on August 17, 2017 – 4:15 am -

Pigeon Forge, TN – Creekside Gospel Music Convention  is pleased to welcome The Browders to the concert event as a Featured Artist on Thursday Night. The event is scheduled for Oct 30th through November 2 in Pigeon Forge, TN.

Twenty-five years ago, in the hills of Hiltons, Virginia, a unique and beautiful sound was born. It was a sound full of harmonies so close and sweet that they could only be connected by the blood of family. The sound produced words and songs that are full of hope and new life, words that point others to Jesus Christ. This sound became the music and ministry of The Browders, a family group that is rapidly gaining recognition and admiration in gospel music. The group will be bringing this sound to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee to Creekside Gospel Music Convention.

Rob Patz, owner of Coastal Media and the Creekside event says, “I am excited that The Browders are going to join us in Pigeon Forge. This group is really making its mark in Gospel music . We are blessed to add them to this exciting lineup of Artists.”

For ticket and lodging information, contact Rob Patz at rob@sgnscoops.com or 360-933- 0741. For more information visit http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/

 

 

 


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Creekside Gospel Music Convention Welcomes Soul’d Out Quartet

Written by scoopsnews on August 11, 2017 – 4:19 am -

Pigeon Forge, TN – Creekside Gospel Music Convention  is pleased to welcome popular quartet “Soul’d Out” as the Thursday night Featured Artist. The event is scheduled for October 30th through November 2nd in Pigeon Forge, TN.

Soul’d Out Quartet travels the country with a mission of evangelism and discipleship to not only win souls for Christ by telling the world “what the world doesn’t know”, but also to further strengthen and encourage God’s people to be the salt and light to the world and ambassadors for Christ, that we are each called to be and to exhort God’s people to be servants with hearts on fire!

Rob Patz of Coastal Media, and owner of Creekside says, “I am thrilled that Soul’d Out is going to join us in Pigeon Forge. Their heart for ministry and winning souls has made an exciting line-up even better!”

For ticket and lodging information, contact Rob Patz at rob@sgnscoops.com or 360-933- 0741. For more information visit http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/

 


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Brian Free and Assurance to Perform on Tuesday Night at Creekside 2017

Written by scoopsnews on August 9, 2017 – 6:44 pm -

Brian Free and Assurance

Pigeon Forge, TN – Creekside Gospel Music Convention is pleased to welcome Brian Free and Assurance to the Diamond Awards event scheduled for Tues. Oct 31 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

Creekside Gospel Music Convention will take place Oct. 30 through Nov. 2, 2017 at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center and Ramada Inn.

Rob Patz of Coastal Media, owner of Creekside says, “I am thrilled that Brian free and Assurance is going to join us in Pigeon Forge. This trio has really made its mark in Gospel music and they have made an exciting line-up even better!”

For ticket and lodging information, contact Rob Patz at rob@sgnscoops.com or 360-933- 0741. For more information visit http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/


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Last Day For The 2017 Diamond Award Nominations

Written by Staff on May 3, 2017 – 9:35 am -

 

Gold City at 2016 Diamond Awards

Gold City at 2016 Diamond Award Presentation

The 2017 Diamond Award Nominations will be officially closed as of 11:59 p.m. on May 3, 2017. Fans, friends and artists are invited to nominate their favorites today in the few remaining hours that the nomination polls remain open. Voters can nominate up to five people in each category. Vote HERE

Sarah Davison at 2016 Diamond Awards

Sarah Davison

The Diamond Award top ten artists will be calculated soon and announced as voting opens to determine the top five artists. Keep watching SGNScoops website for the opening of the top ten voting.

 

The 2017 Diamond

Awards will be presented on Tuesday, Oct. 31, during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigon Forge, Tenn. Tickets are free but must be reserved. For more information click here.

Click here to nominate today.

Images courtesy of Shirey Photos.

2017 Diamond Award Nominations

2017 Diamond Awards Nominations

About Creekside 2017

Fans, friends, family and artists are invited to attend Creekside Gospel Music Convention, October 30 – November 2 at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center and Ramada Inn, Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Creekside 2017 guests also include motivational speaker, David Ring; Pat Barker, who will lead his Pat Barker University; and Mark209, who are favorites at Pigeon Forge. These join over 40 Southern Gospel and Christian Country artists for daytime showcases, evening concerts, midnight prayer and the 2017 Diamond Awards with hosts Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff. Tickets can be reserved at the website creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com. Accommodation specials at the Ramada Inn can be obtained by calling 360-933-0741. For more information on tickets, lodging and special VIP Tickets, contact Rob Patz at 360-933-0741.


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One Day Only❤️ Black Friday Creekside Special!

Written by scoopsnews on November 25, 2016 – 7:54 am -

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The date is October 30-November 2nd is the date for Creekside 2017. Here’s a little “special deal” on Black Friday for the Creekside Family and possible newcomers to the 2017 event.

Tickets are $25 each. Today, you get 2 for $25.

More information on Creekside 2017: Here

 

 

 


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