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Three Days Left to Vote for the 2019 Diamond Awards

Written by Staff on September 12, 2019 – 12:38 pm -

Diamond Awards presented by Coastal MediaHave you voted for your favorite nominee in the 2019 Diamond Awards? If not, click HERE and do so today!

September 15 is the final day to vote on the 2019 Diamond Awards so you need to visit the site today. Make sure your voice is heard!

The 2019 Diamond Awards are open to all fans, artists and industry personnel. Anyone may vote, but they must do so by September 15 for their ballot to be tabulated for the 2019 Awards presentation. Vote TODAY.

Three Days Left to vote on the 2019 Diamond Awards Top 10

Three Days Left to vote on the 2019 Diamond Awards

The 2019 Diamond Awards will be held on Tuesday, October 29, at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., during the 8th Annual Creekside Gospel Music Convention. Creekside runs from Oct. 27 – 31. Tickets are FREE but must be reserved. For more information, click HERE or HERE for the Facebook site.

Gospel music artists appearing at Creekside Gospel Music Convention include Hyssongs, Down East Boys, 11th Hour, Gerald Crabb, Eagle’s Wings, Bibletones, Sue Dodge, the Browders, Josh and Ashley Franks, and many more. Daily showcases, workshops, surprise guests and Midnight Prayer are also among the Creekside happenings.

2019 Christian Country at the CreekSpecial events include Creekside Honors on Monday, the 2019 Diamond Awards on Tuesday, Christian Country at the Creek, and Creekside Bluegrass. New daily event, Singing on the Square, will be a live presentation of Creekside artists outside the facility, open to all. Josh Franks, Bill Bailey, and Burl Cain will be the special preachers for the event.

Once again, we are offering a commemorative T-shirt, available in sizes small to 5x. If you are a VIP pass holder you can preorder your T-shirt for a special rate. To order your commemorative T-shirt or to get your VIP pass, email Rob Patz at rob@sgnscoops.com

For more information on Creekside 2019, including the Diamond Awards and free ticket reservations, visit www.sgnscoops.com or www.facebook.com/Creeksidegospelmusicconvention. For a $25 VIP pass, tickets and accommodations, contact Rob Patz by calling 360-933-0741.

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Hey Y’all Media presents Creekside Showcase Party

Written by Staff on August 7, 2019 – 2:03 pm -

Creekside Hey Y'all Media showcasePigeon Forge, Tenn. — Creekside Gospel Music Convention is thrilled to be the site for a special Showcase  Party hosted by Hey Y’all Media, on Wed. Oct. 30, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Creekside hey y'all media party

Bose earbuds

This free Creekside bash will be open to all, with music, favors, drawings, giveaways and free CDs.

D.J.s are welcome. One lucky radio announcer will receive a pair of Bose earbuds.

Bibletones

Bibletones

A fun afternoon awaits partygoers in the Showcase Hall at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, as the gala features music by Hey Y’all Media artists. Among all

Creekside Hey Y'all media bash

Vonda Armstrong of Hey Y’all Media

these gifts and prizes already mentioned, there will be a giveaway by popular quartet, the Bibletones.

“We are blessed with some of the best talent in gospel music,” states Vonda Armstrong of Hey Y’all Media. “Don’t miss this showcase!”

Mark209 will be appearing at the Creekside Hey Y'all media bash

Mark209

Another unique gift to be awarded to one guest has been donated by popular country/Southern gospel group, Mark209. Known for their red microphone stands, as featured on their Thumbprint album, this quartet will be giving one of these stands to a happy recipient.

Hey Y'all Media

Eagle’s Wings

Other members of the Hey Y’all media family include Eagle’s Wings, tremendous bluegrass gospel ensemble. For a listing of all Hey Y’all Media artists, go HERE.

Creekside Hey Y'all media bashIf you would like to attend this event, please RSVP to Vonda Armstrong at 256-310-7892. Please visit the Hey Y’all Media website HERE.

For more information on this showcase, please call Vonda at 256-310-7892.

Creekside 2019 presented by Coastal Media

Creekside 2019 presented by Coastal Media

About Creekside

Creekside gospel music convention will be held October 27 – 31, 2019, at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This event will feature special speakers, preachers, and great gospel music, including Southern, Country, and Bluegrass. The 2019 Diamond Awards, the Lifetime Achievement Award evening, daytime showcases and evening concerts, ensure many hours of great music, fellowship, and fun. A large exhibit hall, midnight prayer, Creekside Bluegrass events and the brand new Christian Country at the Creek event, will provide a fun time for family and church groups. For more information about VIP tickets and accomodations, please email events@sgnscoops.com or call Rob Patz at 360-933-0741. See the Facebook website HERE.

For more Gospel Music news read the latest issue of the SGNScoops Magazine HERE.

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Have You Voted? Living Legend

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 14, 2019 – 1:28 pm -

J.D. SUMNER LIVING LEGEND AWARD A once-in-a-lifetime honor to recognize the living performer for whom the fans feel has made the greatest contribution to Southern Gospel music
over a career spanning 25 years or more.

And the nominees are:

Peg McKamey

Les Butler

Butler Music Group 2019 Diamond Awards Top Five nominees

Eddie Crook

Gary Epperson

Jimmy Blackwood

Have you made your choice?

Vote HERE today!

 

The Diamond Awards take place at Creekside Gospel Music Convention on Tuesday evening. Get VIP Tickets HERE

Click HERE for more information on Creekside 2019.


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Creekside 2019 , Are You Ready?

Written by scoopsnews on July 5, 2019 – 12:14 pm -

In a little over 3 months, one of the most creative and festive events in Christian music will occur in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. On Oct. 27, hundreds of fans will return to the Smoky Mountain Convention Center to enjoy the musical artistry of over 50 Southern, Country and Bluegrass gospel music artists. The Convention continues through Oct. 31, 2019.

Creekside 2019 will present daily musical showcases, evening concerts, midnight prayer, keynote speakers, and a large exhibit hall for fellowship and interaction with artists. Special events include the Life Achievement Honors, 2019 Diamond Awards, Creekside Choir, and main event artists.

Here is a complete lineup of the Artists and speakers.

 

For more information on all of these events as well as hotel accommodations, and VIP tickets, please contact Rob Patz at rob@sgnscoops or 360-933-0741. Be sure to follow Creekside on Facebook HERE for all the latest news and updates.

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Beyond the Song: The Dodsons sing “In the Fire”

Written by Staff on July 2, 2019 – 2:27 pm -

The DodsonsJantina de Haan Baksteen goes Beyond the Song to talk to Joseph Dodson about “In the Fire.” Joseph and his wife, Lena, make up the Dodsons, a couple that many are growing to love.

Joseph shares with Jantina his inspiration for writing this tune in this look Beyond the Song.

Jantina: It all started when Vonda Armstrong dedicated the song “In The Fire,” by the Dodsons, to me on  the Strictly Southern Show.

I wanted to know more about that song and contacted Joseph Dodson.

I asked Joseph some questions and he was graciously willing to answer.

Jantina: Joseph, please tell us a little more about yourself for the readers of SGNScoops.

The DodsonsJoseph: The Dodsons, husband and wife duo, both 21 years old, are based out of Tollesboro, Kentucky. We met in church. Currently, I am an Assistant Pastor at Living Water Community Church in Maysville, Kentucky.

Jantina: Why did you write the song “In the Fire?” What does it mean to you personally?

Joseph: I had been going through some things in my own life and after going through them God gave me the rest of the words to this song. This song is a testimony of mine.

Jantina: What is the message you want to share to the audience, or listener of this project?

The DodsonsJoseph: Just know that whatever you are going through, God will bring you through it. He is always by your side and will never leave you because he is with you “In The Fire.”

Jantina: Have you written more songs?

Joseph: Yes I have written 11 or 12 more

Thank you Joseph for sharing with us today.

We hope you enjoy this presentation of “In the Fire.”

2019 Creekside Gospel Music ConventionThe Dodsons will be appearing at Creekside Gospel Music Convention, Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Oct. 27 – 31, 2019. For accommodations, tickets, VIP tickets, and other information, please call Rob Patz at 360-933-0741.

For more information on the Dodsons, please click HERE.

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Jessica Horton jumps with Both Feet In

Written by Staff on July 1, 2019 – 10:55 am -

Jessica Horton: Both Feet In

Jessica Horton: Both Feet In

Jessica Horton’s love of music and singing began 27 years ago when she was just three years old.

She would travel with her grandparents to old school houses and opry houses where they would sing for the people.  People would leave donations, and later on, this would actually pay for her first year of college.

As Jessica got older, she encountered others her age who began making fun of her for singing the classic country music and for dressing like a cowgirl for her family’s concerts. This peer pressure led Jessica to focus on other interests during her high school years and put her dreams of a music career on hold. “Looking back, I would give anything now for some of those moments with my grandparents,” Jessica says.

Jessica Horton: Both Feet InJessica continued to dream of the day she would be singing professionally. As she began college, she feared her passion and dream seemed unattainable and thought it may never be more than a hobby, but God had other plans in store for her life.

She would go on to study classical voice in college and receive her degree in music education. She began teaching piano and voice. She discovered a new passion for her teaching when she began tutoring English to Chinese students online.

Musically, Jessica was influenced by the late Patsy Cline. She attributes much of her vocal warmness and tonal quality to her influence. Ministry opportunities began to open up for Jessica and she is currently serving as youth director for her church in addition to leading praise and worship.

Jessica Horton: Both Feet InDuring June of 2018, after some encouragement from her husband, David, Jessica reached out to M.A.C. Records. After hearing her sing, the label immediately knew she was a voice that should be heard.  Leslie McKay of M.A.C. Records received a message on Facebook from Jessica that said, “Okay…I’m ready to give this music thing a try.”

Leslie states, “There were three song files attached. I opened the tracks and after listening to them took them to my husband Dennis. I told him to take a listen. When I asked who it sounded like, neither of us could think of anyone. That’s a good thing.”


“We were very interested in talking with her. Her sound was very unique and pure and not like anyone else that we had ever heard,” Dennis McKay of M.A.C. Records says. A meeting was set up at Studio 115A to talk about Jessica’s vision and how she wanted to pursue her musical dream.  

Dennis states, “Initially, she was interested in pursuing secular music with an old country sound. We began talking about recording cover songs, but we encouraged her to think about writing her own songs. Jessica had never written any original songs, but she started trying her hand at songwriting. It wasn’t long before she had ‘Love Wins,’ and another song called ‘Motown Song.’ The songs just started flowing and she was on her way to writing and recording a secular project.”

However, there was another plan in the works; a divine plan.

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Butler Music Group celebrates Top Five Diamond Award Nominees

Written by Staff on June 26, 2019 – 10:21 am -

Butler Music Group 2019 Diamond Awards Top Five nominees

Les Butler of Butler Music Group

Nashville, Tenn. (June 25, 2019) —The news is out!  The Top 5 Nominees in the Diamond Awards have been announced and Butler Music Group/Family Music Group is blessed to have artists in 12 categories!

We’re excited that our very own, Les Butler, has been nominated for the Living Legend Award.  Heaven’s Mountain Band leads our list with 4 nominations followed by the Williamsons and the Ferguson Family with 3 nominations each and the Barber Family with 1 nomination.

Butler Music Group 2019 Diamond Awards Top Five nominees

2019 Diamond Awards Top Five nominees

The Diamond Awards will be presented on Oct. 29, at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN, during the 2019 Creekside Gospel Music Convention.

To place your votes, click HERE

Butler Music Group 2019 Diamond Awards Top Five nominees

Heaven’s Mountain Band

About Butler Music Group

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Butler Music Group provides professional management  services to Southern Gospel and Bluegrass artists including Heaven’s Mountain Band, Williamsons, Old Time Preachers Quartet, Barry Rowland & Deliverance, and Jason Davidson. 

They also provide consulting services for Bob Sellers, the Arenos, Barber Family, Birchfield Family, Cheri Taylor, Covenant, GloryWay Quartet and Sacred Harmony.

Butler Music Group 2019 Diamond Awards Top Five nominees. The WilliamsonsBMG subsidiary, Family Music Group, is the label and radio promotion division of BMG. Label artists include Williamsons, Old Time Preachers Qt and Jason Davidson.   Over the last 40 years, radio Promotion artists have included Canton Junction, David Phelps, Goodman Revival, Ivan Parker, Guy Penrod, Hagees, Jimmy Fortune, Oak Ridge Boys, Booth Brothers, Dunaways, Larry Gatlin, and many others.

Butler Music Group 2019 Diamond Awards Top Five nominees. Ferguson FamilyLes Butler has been actively involved in Southern Gospel Music for 41 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.

Butler Music Group 2019 Diamond Awards Top Five nominees.Barber FamilyHe 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.

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Vote today for 2019 Diamond Awards Top Five

Written by Staff on June 25, 2019 – 11:08 am -

Diamond Awards

Diamond Awards

SGNScoops Magazine is proud to announce that voting for the Top Five nominees for the 2019 Diamond Awards is now open on the SGNScoops website HERE.

Vote today for your favorite artists from the Top Five nominees and make plans to attend the 2019 Diamond Awards ceremony, as the best in today’s Southern, Country, and Bluegrass gospel music are celebrated.

The Diamond Awards will be presented on Oct. 29, at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., during the 2019 Creekside Gospel Music Convention. Don’t forget to make sure your voice is heard by voting HERE.

Diamond AwardsCreekside Gospel Music Convention brings national and regional gospel music to Pigeon Forge from Oct. 27 through Oct. 31. This year, special features include Creekside Bluegrass, and Christian Country at the Creek, as well as the Lifetime Achievement award, keynote speakers and preachers, chapel services, live concert tapings, and midnight prayer.

2019 Creekside Gospel Music Convention Reserve your tickets at www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com and your space at the Convention headquarters, the Ramada Inn. Book your place today as rooms are filling up fast. For reservations call Rob at 360.933.0741.

Don’t forget to order your Creekside VIP pass today! There are a limited number of bracelets available, so please contact Rob today at 360.933.0741.

Find out more about the 2019 Diamond awards by visiting the Creekside Gospel Music Convention Facebook page HERE.


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SGNScoops to announce 2019 Diamond Awards Top Five Nominees

Written by Staff on June 24, 2019 – 12:26 pm -

Diamond AwardsSGNScoops Magazine is preparing to announce the Top Five Nominees for the 2019 Diamond Awards. This announcement will be made by Jean Grady on a Watch Party, Tuesday, June 25, at 2:00 p.m. (EDT) on the SGNScoops Facebook page.

Rob Patz and Jean Grady discuss the 2017 Diamond Awards.

Rob Patz and Jean Grady discuss the 2019 Diamond Awards.

Jean Grady hosts Gospel Music Today with her husband Ken, and also produces the Diamond Awards along with Rob Patz of Coastal Media.

The Top 10 nominees were voted on until June 15 when the polls closed on the SGNScoops website page. Voting for the Top Five will begin after the announcement on June 25, on the SGNScoops website.

Creekside 2019The 2019 Diamond Awards will be presented on October 29 during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention, held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Diamond Awards 2018 at Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Diamond Awards 2018 at Creekside Gospel Music Convention, with Dr. Jerry Goff, Jean Grady, Gerald Crabb

Creekside is held Oct. 27 – 31, featuring Southern, Country, and Bluegrass gospel music in daytime showcases and evening concerts. Some of this year’s featured artists include 11th Hour, the Down East Boys, the Hyssongs, Masterpeace Quartet, Gerald Crabb, Day Three, and many more. New events include Creekside Bluegrass and Christian Country at the Creek.

Creekside also features special speakers, preachers, fun, fellowship, and midnight prayer.  For more information, accommodations, and VIP tickets, contact Rob Patz at 360 – 933  – 0741. #wearefamily

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Diamond Awards Count Down to Top Five

Written by Staff on June 12, 2019 – 4:57 pm -

Three Days Left to vote on the 2019 Diamond Awards Top 10

Three Days Left to vote on the 2019 Diamond Awards Top 10

The 2019 Diamond Award Top 10 voting is nearing completion. Vote HERE The journey for this year began in February with the call for nominees for each Southern, Country, and Bluegrass gospel category. Those nominees were compiled to create the top 10 and voters have been streaming toward the site to make their preferences known. Thank you to everyone who has recorded there favorites for each award.

Rob Patz and Jean Grady discuss the 2017 Diamond Awards.

Rob Patz and Jean Grady discuss the 2019 Diamond Awards.

Voting for the Diamond Awards top 10 will be coming to a completion in only three days. To those who have not voted yet, we are urged you to head right over to the Diamond Awards site so you can be a part of the voting process. These awards represent who you believe to be the best at what they do. Be sure your vote is cast today.

Creekside 2019The 2019 Diamond Awards will be presented during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention, on October 29, 2019, at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Hosted by Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff, this gala awards presentation will be attended by the top nominees in each category. Special performances and surprise guests are always a part of this celebration of the best in gospel music.

Diamond AwardsTo ensure your seat at the 2019 Diamond Awards, as well as for more information on the Creekside Gospel Music Convention, accommodations, and VIP tickets, contact Rob Patz at 360 – 933 – 0741.


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