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New Project For Ann Downing Coming In April

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 11, 2013 – 11:23 am -

AnnIt’s pretty fun when old friends get together! But it’s even more fun when there’s a mutual
respect and admiration for the hymns of the church. Ann’s selection of these vintage and
singable standards come from the deep formation of her faith. And that’s the connection
that will bring both Jeff Duffield’s musicianship and production together with Ann’s legacy.
“There hasn’t been a better time than now for Ann to sing the songs that touch her deeply,”,
says Jeff. “There’s already a stir and urgency, to deliver a simplistic purity in making this
more than just a studio project. We’re recording it in a way that will go beyond the sterile
programatic approach, striving to be spontaneous and spirit-led.” Some of the songs
included are: “God Leads Us Along”, “Blessed Assurance”, “All That Thrills My Soul”, “How
Marvelous”, “Footsteps of Jesus”, “Lead Me To Calvary”, “And Can It Be”, and many more.

Recording starts in March at Oak Tree Studios, Hendersonville, with an April release.


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Gospel Music Today On SGNScoops.com

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 20, 2013 – 10:28 am -


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LOU HILDRETH 75TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION TO BE AIRED DECEMBER 29, 2012 ON WATC

Written by SGN Scoops on December 27, 2012 – 6:34 am -

creeksideAtlanta, GA.(December 27, 2012) – WATC Television out of Atlanta, Georgia, will be airing the Lou Hildreth 75th Anniversary Celebration held at Creekside Gospel Music Convention on October 30, 2012. The event was hosted by Coastal Media Group and SGNScoops to honor Lou Wills Hildreth, a Gospel Music legend who was delighted by tributes from artists such as Phil Cross, Ann Downing, The Blackwoods, Clayton Inman, Jeff Stice, David Sutton, The Southmen and many more, as well as video clips from Larry Gatlin, Larry Ford and Bill Gaither. Many of these special moments are shown on TV Special to be aired December 29, 2012 at 3:00pm.

Patricia Mathis and her crew of WATC TV, Atlanta’s TV 57, recorded the Celebration and is excited about airing the TV Special. “The inspiring and precious life of Lou Wills Hildreth, taped at Creekside Gospel Music Convention, will be aired in a 75th Anniversary Celebration special on www.watc.tv, Saturday, December 29, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. You will not want to miss this special honoring Lou for her 75 years of spreading the gospel in music through her own singing, inspiring others and being a person that everyone wanted to know. Thanks to Rob Patz of SGNScoops Digital Magazine and his crew for making this special an awesome event.”

Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media Group and publisher of SGNScoops, was thrilled to have the opportunity to honor his friend, Lou louchoirHildreth, in such a way. “Lou has spent her lifetime promoting this special music and its timeless message,” said Patz. “To be able to celebrate her achievements and the many friendships she has made was a blessing. We are excited that WATC TV was there to record this special event for those who couldn’t be with us. We hope many will tune in and watch!”

Picture information: Lou Hildreth, J.P. Miller and choir

 About WATC TV: WATC TV provides Atlanta with a mix of family, Christian and educational programming. It is known to viewers as the home of Atlanta Live and is seen over the air throughout the metro Atlanta market and also in over one million cable and satellite homes. WATC is the home of many original series and has been honored with numerous Angel and Telly Awards, as well as receiving it first EMMY in 2010. The station’s programming can be seen around the world via video streaming located on the WATC website at http://www.watc.tv/

About Creekside Gospel Music Convention: Creekside Gospel Music Convention held it’s inaugural event at the Smokey Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee from October 29 through 31, 2012. 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. Next year’s dates are October 28, 29 and 30th, 2013. For more information on Creekside Gospel Music Convention visit http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/

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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Gospel Music Today On SGNScoops.com

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 26, 2012 – 9:22 am -


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DIAMOND AWARDS HONORS VETERAN GOSPEL SOLOIST

Written by SGN Scoops on November 13, 2012 – 5:08 am -

Nashville, TN November 13, 2012-  October 29-31 marked the 1st Annual Creekside Gospel Music Convention held in Pigeon Forge, TN.  The convention, in conjunction with SGN Scoops Digital magazine, served as host to the fan voted Diamond Awards.  Through various nomination and voting rounds, Ann Downing was among the top five finalists for the award going into the awards ceremony on October 30th.

“You’re kidding.” were Ann’s first words upon hearing her name announced as the winner.  She went on to say, “I never thought I’d win!  I just came to support the cause.”

During her impromptu acceptance speech, Downing shared her desire to lend her talents to gospel music’s history, “I love this music.  Singing gospel music was my dream, and I have sung with some of the best.  I want make sure I do all I can to preserve the heritage for generations to come.  Thank you to everyone who voted.”  Downing’s career began with The Speer Family, continued with The Downing’s where she became only the second Female Vocalist of the Year in the history of the Dove Awards, and continues today in her solo ministry which encompasses both singing and speaking.


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2012 DIAMOND AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT CREEKSIDE GOSPEL MUSIC CONVENTION

Written by SGN Scoops on November 12, 2012 – 12:27 pm -

SEATTLE, Wa.(November 8, 2012) – SGN Scoops presented the 2012 Diamond Awards
at the inaugural Creekside Gospel Music Convention on October 30 at Pigeon Forge,
Tennessee. The awards ceremony was hosted by Daniel Ball of the Ball Brothers along
with singer/songwriter Christy Sutherland and graced with such talent as Gerald and
Jason Crabb, Jeff and Sheri Easter, Phil Stacey, Crosby Lane, David Bryan and Watts,
Rowsey and Bean and several others.

“The Diamond Awards was a wonderful time of uplifting and encouraging the talented
artists in Christian music,” said Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media Group and publisher
of SGN Scoops. “We were honored by incredible performances by all of our featured
artists, as well as great hosting by Christy and Daniel. It’s always an event geared to the
appreciation of our Gospel music friends, but more than that, it’s a time of worship to
God, the Giver of all of our talents. We can’t wait until next year!”

Winners of the 2012 Diamond Awards:
J.D. SUMNER LIVING LEGEND AWARD: Ann Downing
MIXED GROUP OF THE YEAR: The Isaacs
QUARTET OF THE YEAR: Gaither Vocal Band
TRIO OF THE YEAR: The Booth Brothers
DUET OF THE YEAR: Wilburn and Wilburn
FEMALE SOLOIST OF THE YEAR: Janet Paschal
MALE SOLOIST OF THE YEAR: Jason Crabb
SUNRISE AWARD: Beyond the Ashes
SONG OF THE YEAR: “Hear My Heart”, Artist: Jeff and Sheri Easter, Written By:
Sheri Easter, Wayne Haun and Joel Lindsey
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: The Song Lives On, Artist: Jason Crabb
CHRISTIAN COUNTRY GROUP OF THE YEAR: The Isaacs

CHRISTIAN COUNTRY FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Christy Sutherland
CHRISTIAN COUNTRY MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Guy Penrod
CHRISTIAN COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Breathe Deep, Artist: Guy Penrod
ANTHONY BURGER INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR: Gordon Mote
DOTTIE RAMBO SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Gerald Crabb
BLUEGRASS GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR: The Isaacs
VIDEO/DVD OF THE YEAR: Bill and Gloria Gaither Present: Tent Rival Homecoming,
Gaither Homecoming Series
FAVORITE ARTIST WEBSITE: Gaither.com
FAVORITE INDUSTRY WEBSITE: Gospel Music Today, Ken and Jean Grady
PAUL HEIL AWARD (Broadcasting): Jonathan Edwards
PUBLISHER’S CHOICE AWARD: Lou Hildreth
LOU HILDRETH AWARD: Rhonda Frye and Patricia Mathis

About Creekside Gospel Music Convention: Creekside Gospel Music Convention
held it’s inaugural event at the Smokey Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge,
Tennessee from October 29 through 31, 2012. 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. Next year’s dates are October 28, 29 and 30th,
2013. For more information on Creekside Gospel Music Convention visit http://
www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/

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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Creekside Gospel Music Convention Welcomes Ann Downing

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 18, 2012 – 10:14 am -

Seattle, WA (October 18, 2012) – The Creekside Gospel Music Convention is thrilled
to welcome Ann Downing to this year’s event at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, October 29
through 31. Dowing, legendary Gospel artist and speaker, is scheduled to apppear during
the free three-day event hosted by SGN Scoops and Coastal Media Group.

“Some of my most interesting and fulfilling times are when I am with other artists and
gospel music fans at a gathering such as Creekside,” said Ann Downing. “I excitedly look
forward to enjoying these good days, celebrating our music, and learning to live out what
we sing and speak about!”

“I’m delighted to have my friend Ann as part of the Creekside Gospel Music
Convention,” said Rob Patz, CEO of The Coastal Media Group and publisher of SGN
Scoops. “She is always a delight and we are privileged to have her share her music and
ministry with us.”

Creekside Gospel Music Convention will be held at the Smokey Mountain Convention
Center, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, from October 29 through 31, 2012. Join us for
morning chapel services, afternoon matinees and evening concerts on each day. All
events are free. Monday, October 29th features The 75th Anniversary Celebration of
Lou Hildreth. On Tuesday, October 30th, the 2012 Diamond Awards will be presented.
Wednesday, October 31 is Family Night. For more information on Creekside Gospel
Music Convention visit http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com

For more information on Ann Downing, visit http://www.anndowning.com

Rooms are available at the hotel on site for just $54 per night. Reservations
can be made by phone or online. By phone, call toll-free at Toll Free: 1-
800-223-6707 or local call 865-908-3015. Online Reservations- go to http://
www.smokymountainconventioncenter.com/.
Click “Book My Room” then Click “SGN Scoops.”


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Stage is Being Set For…..WORLD PREMIERE GOSPEL CONCERT 2012 in Pigeon Forge

Written by SGN Scoops on August 24, 2012 – 10:43 am -

World Premiere Gospel Concert of 2012 will have over 100 great performers in southern gospel quartets, trios, duets and solos on stage at the Grand Resort Convention Center Monday, August 27th , Tuesday, August 28th  and Wednesday, August 29th.

Tim Lovelace will be the host for this awesome 3-day event.  Each day there will be two four-hour shows with the first one starting at 1:00 PM and ending at 5:00 PM.  The second show will begin at 7:00 PM and end around 11:00 PM. Six great shows in all will thrill any gospel music lover. Popular demand has made this the 16th year of this filmed-for-television event.

An added feature this year will be a chapel service each mornings at 10:00.  There will be praise and worship and sharing of the Word by various ministers.

There will be 100+ great gospel singers as well as special surprise guest appearances with other stars and comedy acts.  A few of the groups performing are Tim Lovelace, Chuck Wagon Gang, Harvesters Quartet, Allison Durham Speer, Heirline, HisSong, Wilburn and Wilburn, Naomi and The Segos, Beyond The Ashes, Diplomats, Driven Quartet, Three Bridges, Weston & Christy Hinson, Ann Downing and many, many more.

Don’t miss this great time of gospel music, inspiration, fun and fellowship in the Smokies.

Call now to purchase your tickets and make reservations at 865-453-1000 or 1-800-251-4444.  Be sure to ask for Reservations.


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Smith/Downing-Northwest Tour

Written by SGN Scoops on July 1, 2012 – 11:58 am -

Steve McMullen, owner of Consolidated Media Group announced today a Northwest tour by Gospel Music recording artists, Ann Downing and Logan Smith.

The tour begins August 22 in Boise, Idaho and concludes in Springfield Oregon on Sunday August 26. Downing, a Dove Award winner and a founding member of the legendary Downings has made an extensive effort in the past year to reestablish the Downing name in the Pacific Northwest, that included a Christmas Tour in 2011. 15 year old Logan Smith, a rising star in Southern Gospel Music is best known for his renditions of songs recorded by the late Vestal Goodman. When Logan takes the stage, singing songs like Satisfied or Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now, you are immediately taken back to the all night singings of yesteryear, where the Happy Goodman Family and the Spear Family with Ann Downing graced the stage of every major concert.

Some people may wonder what Ann Downing and Logan Smith have in common? The answer isn’t that complex. There love for the Lord, and their desire to share the gift that God gave each of them, keeps both of these artists on the road across America almost every week. From the smallest church to the world wide distribution of the Gaither Homecoming Video’s these two have managed to capture the hearts of young and old alike.

Opening for Ann and Logan in Boise Idaho and Richland Washington will be Homeland Harmony Quartet of Nampa Idaho. This group has rapidly made a name for itself, as one of premiere quartets in the Northwest. With tight harmonies, great stage presence and lives that match the message of the songs they sing, Homeland has become a go to group for promoters throughout the area.

Look for more dates to be announced in the next week. For more information call Steve at 208-577-6990.


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Award Winning Singer and Author Ann Downing at Rock Pointe Church August 14

Written by SGN Scoops on August 10, 2011 – 3:30 am -

{Nashville, TN Aug 9, 2011}) Ann Downing, a popular soloist on the Gaither Homecoming Video Series, will appear at Rock Pointe Church on Sunday, August 14 at 10:00 AM.

Celebrating world-wide broadcast success, including the number one spot on Billboard Magazine’s chart for video sales (surpassing all other categories and genres of music), Ann has been included in almost all video tapings since their original success in 1991. “Reunion”, the second video released, is dedicated to the memory of Paul Downing who appears on the video but passed away unexpectedly prior to the release date.

 

Her career as a successful Christian recording artist has taken Ann from childhood on the family cotton farm in rural Mississippi to many of the nation’s largest venues including Carnegie Hall, the Crystal Cathedral, and the Billy Graham Crusade in Nashville. Ann Downing Ministries is also home to the Ms. Lillie Project, a service ministry to nursing homes, the goal of which is to provide televisions, DVD players, and Gaither Homecoming Videos to facilities across the country. In addition, Ann Downing Ministries also helps to host Ann’s Middle Tennessee Women’s Retreat (MTWR). MTWR is an annual event held in the Nashville area each spring and is open to women regardless of age or denominational ties.

 

For more information regarding Ann’s appearance, please contact 706-935-4903. Please direct other requests or nursing home suggestions to Ann Downing Ministries.

Rock Pointe Church is located at 1278 Cross Street, Fort Ogltethorpe, GA 30742.  For directions to the church, visit http://heismyrock.com/.

 


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