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Rob Patz: The start of something great

Written by Staff on May 20, 2020 – 10:21 am -

Rob Patz

Rob Patz

2020 May SGNScoops Magazine

Publisher’s Point

By Rob Patz

Welcome to the May Publisher’s Point. I hope that this issue finds you safe.

We are living in unprecedented times. We have never seen unemployment at these levels, we have never known the hardship that is currently happening, but I will tell you this: if you study history, you know that out of hardship comes great victory.

I truly believe that for our industry, this is a time of reset. I believe God is using this time to get us ready for even greater things for gospel music. I believe our magazine is going to grow, I believe concerts are going to grow, and I believe that we are going to see more people come to know Christ in the next year than we have seen in a long time.

When I started Creekside, one of the things I prayed was that it would be a center for revival; that people would come and be restored and feel excitement to go back out into the community, to go and to reach those that may not know Jesus as their personal Savior. I truly believe that this year at Creekside that will be our theme: a theme of revival, not only for our community, but for our country. I believe that!

Creekside 2020If you haven’t made your plans yet, I want you to join us for Creekside 2020. I think it’s going to be a life-changing experience.

I think that for many of us the time at home has been a time of reflection about what used to be. That’s good. We need to remember what the past was like but I’m going to challenge you, starting this month, to boldly move forward to what God has for us to do.

I think that this is just the start of something great; I think we’re going to start to see the country come back to life.

I want to encourage you to seek out events that are still going to happen. I know there’s been cancellations, and rumors of cancellations, but I want to encourage you to take time to go to a concert when there’s one in your area. Please encourage your favorite gospel artist today.

It’s so easy during this time to look at all the things in front of us that are daunting. There are so many cases in the Bible where we read the story of people, including the Israelites, when everything was against them, God brought them through. We can think of David and Noah, and we can realize at those times, people rose up boldly, making a stand: David took down the giant when no one else could, Noah built an ark when there wasn’t any rain.

I challenge you today to be like them, to make a stand, even with those around you who might be saying that the world is crumbling. Today, we need to plant our flag as Christians and tell them the good news: we serve a God who is a God of restoration and hope!

May 2020 SGN SCoops Magazine

May 2020 SGN SCoops Magazine

As I talked about earlier in this Publisher’s Point, I want you to come and be a part of Creekside 2020. We truly believe this year is going to be life-changing. We are already praying for just that! We want you to be there: October 25 through October 29. If you need information, please email me: rob@sgnscoops.

Until next time, this is the Publisher’s Point.

By Rob Patz

Published in the May 2020 issue of SGNScoops Magazine

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2020 Diamond Award Nominations Close Today

Written by Staff on March 15, 2020 – 11:55 am -

Diamond Awards presented by Coastal MediaThe 2020 Diamond Award Nominations will be officially closed as of 11:59 p.m. on March 15, 2020. 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

2020 Diamond Award Nominations Close Today

Gerald Crabb at 2019 Diamond Awards

The 2020 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.

2020 Diamond Award Nominations Close Today

Rob Patz and Jan Goff at 2019 Diamond Awards

The 2020 Diamond Awards will be presented on Tuesday, Oct. 27, during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tenn. For more information click here.

Click HERE to nominate today.

 

2020 Diamond Award Nominations Close TodayAbout Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2020

Fans, friends, family and artists are invited to attend Creekside Gospel Music Convention, Oct. 25 – Oct. 29, at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center and Ramada Inn, Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Creekside 2020 guests include  Gerald Crabb, 11th Hour, the Browders, along with many Southern, Bluegrass, and Country gospel artists. The week will include daytime showcases, evening concerts, midnight prayer and the 2020 Diamond Awards. For more information on tickets, lodging and special VIP Tickets, contact Rob Patz at 360-933-0741.

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2020 Diamond Award Nominations Open Today

Written by Staff on February 3, 2020 – 12:08 pm -

Diamond AwardsPigeon Forge, Tenn. – Coastal Media Group and SGNScoops Magazine are pleased to announce that the 2020 Diamond Award Nominations will open on the SGNScoops website Vote Here. Everyone is invited to the website to enter the Nominations area and list their ten favorite picks for each Diamond Award category.

Gerald Crabb at 2019 Diamond Awards

Gerald Crabb at 2019 Diamond Awards

SGNScoops, host of the Diamond Awards, is presenting the 2020 Diamond Awards on October 27, 2020, during the 9th Annual Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Many vocal performances and surprise guests will be included in the gala evening. Fans are encouraged to make their plans to attend today.

The Diamond Awards are completely voter-driven VOTE HERE, starting with nominations, from which the Top Ten lists are calculated, allowing voters to select their three favorites in each category. That will bring us to the Top Five lists, allowing voters to select their three choices to bring us the winner of the 2020 Diamond Award in each category.

Rob Patz and Jan Goff at 2019 Diamond Awards

Rob Patz and Jan Goff at 2019 Diamond Awards

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. This VIP bracelet will grant the wearer preferred seating at each concert including the 2020 Diamond Awards, special gifts and passes to backstage events, all for only $25. If you are interested in purchasing your $25 VIP ticket, wanting information on reservations or other tickets, call Rob at 360 933 0741.

Find out more about the 2020 Diamond awards by visiting the Creekside Gospel Music Convention website page HERE.

Eagle's Wings at 2020 Diamond Awards

Eagle’s Wings at 2020 Diamond Awards

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One Day Closer to the 2020 Diamond Award Nominations

Written by Staff on February 2, 2020 – 12:26 pm -

Diamond Awards presented by Coastal MediaThe 2020 Diamond Award Nominations open tomorrow, Monday, February 3, on SGNScoops.com. So come join us as we continue to travel down the Road to the Diamond Awards.

Jessica Horton at 2019 Diamond Awards

Jessica Horton at 2019 Diamond Awards

Today we look at several more categories, all under the heading of “Sunrise,” which can be awarded to any new or developing full-time artist who has seen major growth in their career, as evidenced in airplay or personal appearances during the past year. Nominees in this category must have released their debut single only two years prior to the eligibility date of January 1, 2020. This award is also a once-in-a-lifetime honor and can be given to any artist in the Southern,

Jordan Family Band at Diamond Awards 2018

Country or Bluegrass Christian music genres. These categories include the Sunrise Award (any artists), Sunrise Duet of the Year, Trio of the Year, and Quartet of the Year. Some past winners have included: Jessica Horton, Chronicle, Day 3, Justified Quartet, Jordan Family Band, Old Time Preachers Quartet, the Chandlers, Morgan Easter, 11th Hour, and others.

The Diamond Awards also celebrate Christian Country artists with Christian Country Group of the Year and Song of the Year. The nominees must be full-time Christian Country artists. Some past winners have included:

Sarah Davison of HighRoad at 2016 Diamond Awards

Sarah Davison of HighRoad at 2016 Diamond Awards

CHRISTIAN COUNTRY GROUP OF THE YEAR: Some winners have been HighRoad, the Freemans, The Isaacs, Jeff and Sheri Easter, the Drummond Family, and Crossfire Gospel Band. And the 2019 winners were Mark209.

CHRISTIAN COUNTRY SONG OF THE YEAR : The 2016 winner was “One Step Closer”- Arkin Terrell; and the 2019 winner was: “Hide Me Behind The Cross” by Tonja Rose.

Who will you nominate? Stay tuned to this site as we continue the countdown to the 2020 Diamond Award Nominations!

More about Creekside Gospel Music Convention:

Creekside Gospel Music Convention is held annually in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, presenting national and regional gospel music in a family-friendly environment. The last week in October is filled with Southern, Country, and Bluegrass gospel music at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. Daytime showcases, evening concerts, and midnight prayer, all feature award-winning artists and speakers. The Diamond Awards are a nationally-recognized yearly award show hosted by SGNScoops Magazine and voted on by their readers and fans.  For more information please call Rob Patz at 360 – 933 – 0741.

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

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The 2020 Road to the Diamond Awards

Written by Staff on February 1, 2020 – 3:05 pm -

Diamond Awards presented by Coastal MediaThe 2020 Diamond Award Nominations open on Monday, February 3,  so come join us as we travel down the Road to the Diamond Awards. The Diamond Awards will be presented on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention held at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee Oct. 25 – 30, 2020.

 

We take a look at four more award categories in the Southern Gospel section below:

 

Hyssongs win at the 2017 Diamond

Hyssongs at the Diamond Awards

TRADITIONAL TRIO OF THE YEAR: A traditional group,with three vocalists, featuring three-part harmony. Must be full-time Southern Gospel artists.

Some of the past winners are:

2011, 2012, 2013: The Booth Brothers

Karen Peck and New River at Diamond Awards. Courtesy Robert York

2014, 2016: Karen Peck and New River

2015, 2018: Jeff and Sheri Easter

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

The 2017 and 2019 winners were: The Hyssongs

 

Vonda Armstrong, Ashley and Josh Franks at the 2019 Diamond Awards

TRADITIONAL DUET OF THE YEAR: A traditional group featuring two vocalists. Must be full-time Southern Gospel artists.

Some of the past winners are:

2011, 2013, 2014: Aaron and Amanda Crabb

2012, 2015: Wilburn and Wilburn

CT and Becky Townsend at Diamond Awards

2017: Broken Vessels.

2018: C.T. and Becky Townsend

The 2016 and 2019 winners were: Josh and Ashley Franks

 

with 2017 Diamond Award

Kelly Nelon Clark with 2017 Diamond Award

TRADITIONAL FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: A full-time female Southern Gospel artist recording as a soloist or with a group. 

Some of the past winners are:

2011, 2012: Janet Paschal

2014, 2018: Karen Peck Gooch

2015: Hannah Webb

Sheri Easter at Creekside Gospel Music Convention

2017: Kelly Nelon Clark

The 2013, 2016, and 2019 winner was: Sheri Easter

 

TRADITIONAL MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: A full-time male Southern Gospel artist recording as a soloist or with a group.

Jason Crabb at Creekside accepting Diamond Award

Jason Crabb at Creekside accepting Diamond Award

Jason Crabb has won this award every year since 2011. Congratulations Jason!

Gerald and Jason Crabb at Diamond Awards

Who will you nominate? Stay tuned to this site as we continue the countdown to the 2020 Diamond Award Nominations!

More about Creekside Gospel Music Convention:

Creekside Gospel Music Convention is held annually in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, presenting national and regional gospel music in a family-friendly environment. The last week in October is filled with Southern, Country, and Bluegrass gospel music at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. Daytime showcases, evening concerts, and midnight prayer, all feature award-winning artists and speakers. The Diamond Awards are a nationally-recognized yearly award show hosted by SGNScoops Magazine and voted on by their readers and fans.  For more information please call Rob Patz at 360 – 933 – 0741.

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

Download SGNScoops Magazine PDF Here
Find SGNScoops Magazine On Facebook Here
Listen To Today’s Gospel Music Here

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