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Smoky Mountain Gospel Showcase at Creekside 2017

Written by Staff on October 17, 2017 – 2:21 pm -

Smoky Mountain Gospel Showcase to be featured at Creekside 2017

Smoky Mountain Gospel Showcase to be featured at Creekside 2017

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. (October 16, 2017) – Creekside 2017 is proud to present the Smoky Mountain Gospel Showcase, October 30, at Pigeon Forge, Tenn. For the sixth consecutive year, the Creekside Gospel Music Convention will run Oct. 30 to Nov. 2 at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in beautiful Pigeon Forge. Over 40 Southern, Country and Bluegrass Gospel music artists will participate in the week-long convention. Most tickets for this event are free.

On Mon. Oct. 30, Creekside will host a daytime Gospel music showcase from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. Artists include Tennessee’s own Eternal Vision, Leonard and Joyce Repass, the GloryBound Singers, Bishop Curtis Manning and Angela Marie.
“As an artist that lives here in East Tennessee, I am so excited about Creekside 2017,” states Gospel singer Angela Marie. “Creekside is an amazing Gospel music event that has artists coming from across the nation to uplift the name of Jesus. We are super excited to participate in the Smoky Mountain Gospel Showcase on Monday, October 30th, 2017. Come and join us.”
Every evening, concerts will begin at 5:00 p.m. Special guests include David Ring, Brian Free and Assurance, Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff, the Nelons, the Hyssongs, Eric Bennett, the Browders, Soul’d Out, and many more. Creekside also includes the presentation of the 2017 Diamond Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Atlanta station WATC – TV 57 will be taping this event for future programming.

Smoky Mountain Gospel Showcase to be featured at Creekside 2017

Smoky Mountain Gospel Showcase to be featured at Creekside 2017

Creekside will also present a Tuesday and Thursday daytime showcase and midnight prayer every night. Most events are free. For more information visit the website or Facebook  page, or call event convener Rob Patz at 360-933-0741.

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SGNScoops prepares for the 2017 Diamond Awards

Written by Staff on September 29, 2017 – 10:22 am -

Diamond Awards

Diamond Awards

Rob Patz and Jean Grady discuss the 2017 Diamond Awards.

Rob Patz and Jean Grady discuss the 2017 Diamond Awards.

SGNScoops is currently working on the program for the 2017 Diamond Awards. Shown are Rob Patz of SGNScoops and Jean Grady of Gospel Music Today putting the final touches on the schedule.

The Nelons to attend the 2017 Diamond Awardds

The Nelons

The Diamond Awards will be presented on Oct. 31, at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention. Among this year’s special guests are the Nelons and Brian Free and Assurance.

Brian Free and Assurance to perform at the 2017 Diamond Awards

Brian Free and Assurance

The Awards gala is a special time of honouring artists and industry personnel who give so much of their lives to this music we love. The evening is full of wonderful music, surprise guests and memorable moments, all made special through the MC talents of Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff.

Make plans to attend the 2017 Diamond Awards ceremony as the best in today’s Gospel music are celebrated.

Vonda Easley, Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff at the Diamond Awards

Vonda Easley, Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff

Creekside Gospel Music Convention brings national and regional Gospel music to Pigeon Forge from Oct. 30 through Nov. 2. Be sure to reserve your tickets at www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com and your space at the Convention headquarters, the Ramada Inn. Rooms are filling up fast so book your place today. 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. This VIP bracelet will grant the wearer preferred seating at each concert including the 2017 Diamond Awards, special gifts and passes to backstage events, all for only $25. If you are interested in purchasing your $25 VIP ticket call Rob at 360 933 0741.

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Adam’s Call Welcomes Mack Rogers

Written by Staff on August 12, 2016 – 2:57 pm -

Adam's Call

Adam’s Call

Nashville TN – Adam’s Call is excited to announce the addition of Mack Rogers to the ministry team. “For the past month we have talked to people from all around the country, and we are thrilled to have met with Mack. He brings a great passion for ministry, and a great fresh sound to the group. We are excited to see what God has planned for Adams Call as he joins us in ministry,” says Bobby.

Mack comes from a family that is rooted in Southern Gospel music, often mistaken for his brother Mike, baritone for Brian Free & Assurance. Mack and his wife Cassi, reside in Macon, GA and are currently expecting a baby girl.

Information about Adam’s Call can be found online at www.adamscall.com

To schedule Adams Call for your church or concert ministry event, contact the Adoration Agency by calling 615-784-4793.

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Brian Free and Assurance Release Live Redeemed Challenge

Written by Staff on May 25, 2016 – 10:34 am -

Brian Free and Assurance Release Live Redeemed Challenge

Brian Free and Assurance

Brian Free and Assurance (BFA) announce the release of their Live Redeemed Challenge, an online journey that takes an in-depth look at their new project, Live Like We’re Redeemed.  The ten week journey takes visitors not only into the message of each song recorded on the project, but presents a new challenge with each successive week.

Group owner Brian Free states, “Our Live Like We’re Redeemed CD has a heavy theme of grace woven throughout. Every song has a purpose. There are so many facets to the project – whether you are a fan of Praise & Worship, Country Music, Southern Gospel, Christian Rock and the like, or a Quartet fanatic, this project will speak to you.  We are taking folks on a ten week online journey that explores the glorious grace God has extended to each of us, and we are doing it in a very personal way.”

 

During the next ten weeks, those who participate in the Live Redeemed Challenge will dig into the message of each song recorded on the project, discover the Gospel truths contained within, and look inward to see how those truths apply to their personal lives.  Brian Free & Assurance extend an invitation to everyone to take part in the challenge by visiting: http://www.redeemedchallenge.com.

 

Brian Free and Assurance Release Live Redeemed ChallengeCandace Mills of Ex Nihilo Media explains, “We are thrilled to present an online platform which allows visitors to explore the message of each song from this new project in a unique way.  Rarely do you find a CD that can comfort, encourage and fill your soul with hope, revealing a cohesiveness of the Holy Spirit’s leading for a special project in due season. Those who visit the Redeemed Challenge website will experience the album in a uniquely distinctive manner.”

 

About Brian Free & Assurance:  Brian Free and Assurance has been traveling full time in Gospel Music for over 22 years and are the recipients of multiple Dove Awards; most recently, Southern Gospel Performance of the Year for “Say Amen” in 2014.  The group was chosen by BBC to represent Elvis Presley’s love of Gospel Music on That’s Alright Mama, a Tribute to Elvis Presley. They have made a number of notable television appearances, including TBN, Gospel Music Channel, Prime Time Country (TNN), The “Today Show” (NBC), and 27 of the “Gaither Video” series.  With 34 years of experience, Brian Free is the genre’s most awarded tenor.  To learn more about Brian Free & Assurance visit their website:  http://www.brianfreeandassurance.com.

 

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Karen Peck and New River Host 15th Annual Homecoming

Written by Staff on April 1, 2016 – 5:59 pm -

Karen Peck and New River Homecoming

Karen Peck and New River Homecoming

Dahlonega, GA (April 1, 2016) Every year on Fathers Day weekend Karen Peck and New River celebrate with their fans. This year will be the 15th Annual Karen Peck and New River Homecoming and it is their 25th Anniversary as a group, so this is a very special event.

Several years ago, Karen had a pavilion in the form of a tabernacle build on her property in Dahlonega. Fans from across the country bring their lawn chairs and enjoy great Gospel singing for two days. The friends that attend are always blessed by the singing and fellowship.

This year is no exception with Jeff and Sheri Easter along with the Guardians joining New River for an exciting opening night on Friday, June17th. The following night, Saturday, June 18th, Brian Free and Assurance, the New River Band, and Allison Speer will be joining New River to perform before the capacity crowd.

Karen stated, “This is such a special event every year for us but especially this year. We invite all of our friends to bring their own lawn chairs and come to help us celebrate 25 years of music and ministry for New River.”

For more information about the Homecoming you can E-mail Karen Peck and New River’s office atnewriver@windstream.net or go to the website at

Karen Peck and New River

Karen Peck and New River

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If you would like to interview Karen Peck and New River contact AG Publicity at info@agpublicity.com .

To learn more about Karen Peck and New River go to http://www.karenpeckandnewriver.com orhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Karen-Peck-and-New-River .

You can Twitter her at https://twitter.com/karenpeckgooch .

Karen Peck and New River are booked by The Harper Agency. Contact them at http://www.harperagency.com or by E-mail at info@harperagency.com .

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About Karen Peck and New River

No doubt the most popular mixed trio in Gospel Music, Karen Peck and New River are a powerhouse in the music industry. With hit after hit and multiple number one songs, they are one of the most sought after groups today. Karen is known for her country flair and for having one of the finest soprano voices in any genre of music. Karen was also recipient of the Susan Unthank Memorial Award, an award given by Absolutely Gospel Music only to women who have excelled in their work in a man’s world. Karen had a feature role in the hit movie “Joyful Noise”, starring Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah. New River’s hit song “Four Days Late” has become a classic in Gospel music.

 

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March 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 8, 2016 – 9:31 am -

March 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

March 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

Happy Spring and welcome to the Easter edition of SGNScoops Magazine. Just as we celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ each and every edition, you will find evidence of the Good News in the features of March 2016. Enjoy the inside look at Brian Free and Assurance who just became a trio and Craig Harris finds out what else has changed with this award winning group. Brian Free himself has been in Gospel music since the ’80’s, and his history is outlined by Charlie Griffin.
Other great artists featured are Phillip and Sharlenae Collingsworth, Jaquita Lindsey of 11th Hour, The Griffiths, Josh Allen of the Allens, Hope’s Journey, and Aaron Perkins of the Taylors who is currently featured in a faith based film, Providence. Ralph Moore tells us of traveling over a million miles with some of the top acts in Gospel music.
Monthly columns are included to uplift and encourage you, by Dusty Wells, David Staton, Laurette Willis, Selena Day, Kelly Nelon Clark and Jennifer Campbell. You’ll enjoy reading the updates on Southern Gospel Weekend, Christian Country Expo and Creekside Gospel Music Convention. Vonda Easley gives us her monthly DJ Spotlight and Randall Hamm reviews the latest releases. All this and our countdowns on the top Christian Country and Southern Gospel songs in the nation.
Be sure to read it all, but more than that, be sure to take time this month to think of what Jesus Christ did for you when He suffered on the cross, died and then rose again to bring us new life, salvation, healing and eternity with Him. Happy Resurrection Sunday!

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Brian Free and Assurance Announce Unashamed Fan Retreat

Written by Staff on January 5, 2016 – 6:07 am -

Brian Free and Assurance

Brian Free and Assurance

A First in the Group’s 22 Year History

 DOUGLASVILLE, GA, January 5, 2016 – Dove Award Winning artist Brian Free & Assurance (BFA) will host their very first Unashamed Fan Retreat to be held October 14-16, 2016. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina at LifeWay’s Ridgecrest Conference Center, BFA will spend three days with a limited number of fans providing an exclusive weekend with the group.

Scoops_Jan_header_BFAFanRetreatThe campus at Ridgecrest encompasses 1,300 acres and is conveniently located just east of Asheville, North Carolina, less than a day’s drive from over 15 states. Ridgecrest Account Manager Annette Frisby states, “Ridgecrest is delighted to have Brian Free & Assurance as part of our fall calendar! They will bring an excitement to this Spirit-filled place in the Blue Ridge mountains!”

mt-laurel-lobby_with-fireUnlike a homecoming or three day event with multiple artists, the Unashamed Fan Retreat will solely feature Brian Free and Assurance with unique day and night time activities. A special feature during concert times will be a live band, with Brian’s oldest son, Ricky, playing drums. Brian shares, “When we were planning this retreat, we didn’t want an event that people would come to and just be sung at – yes, we are going to sing – but more importantly, we want to interact and spend time with our fans.”

IMG_9679 (1)VIP Packages go on sale today. For information about price, location and activities during the fan retreat visit the website at: http://www.BFAfanretreat.com   Reservations can be made Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 PM EST by calling Ridgecrest directly at 1-800-588-7222.

FanRetreat_release (1)About Brian Free & Assurance: Brian Free and Assurance have been traveling full time in Gospel Music for over 22 years and are the recipients of multiple Dove Awards; most recently, Southern Gospel Performance of the Year for “Say Amen” in 2014. The group was chosen by BBC to represent Elvis Presley’s love of Gospel Music on “That’s Alright Mama,” a Tribute to Elvis Presley. They have made a number of notable television appearances, including TBN, Gospel Music Channel, Prime Time Country (TNN), The “Today Show” (NBC), and 27 of the “Gaither Video” series. With 34 years of experience, Brian Free is the genre’s most awarded tenor. To learn more about Brian Free & Assurance visit their website: http://www.brianfreeandassurance.com.

 

 

 


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Gerald Crabb Gospel Music Fest hosts Jason Crabb, Adam Crabb and more

Written by Staff on September 25, 2015 – 6:56 am -

Gerald and Jason Crabb

Gerald and Jason Crabb

SGN Scoops was thrilled to be a part of the second annual Gerald Crabb Gospel Music Fest held in the North Georgia Trade and Convention Center this

Jason

Jason

past July. From Wednesday, July 8, through Sunday, July 12, fans were treated to great music, amazing vocalists, uplifting worship and wonderful fellowship.

Gerald and Adam Crabb, Terah Crabb Penhollow

Gerald and Adam Crabb, Terah Crabb Penhollow

The Gospel Fest started with a bang as many of the artists gathered at Heritage Park in Dalton, Georgia, on Wednesday night for a Crabb cookout, prepared and served by Alisa Asbury and her family. Some of the musicians got out their guitars and had a Gospel jam session. What a great time of singing!

The evening concerts of the Gospel Music Fest were a delight for audience and artist alike. Host of the weekend, Gerald Crabb, welcomed various family members to the stage. His daughter Terah Crabb Penhollow appeared, along with Adam, Jason, and Jason’s daughters Ashleigh and Emma

Gerald and Jason Crabb

Gerald and Jason Crabb

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BRIAN FREE & ASSURANCE ANNOUNCE DEPARTURE OF JEREMY LILE

Written by Staff on September 14, 2015 – 12:02 pm -

Brian Free and Assurance

Brian Free and Assurance

DOUGLASVILLE, GA, September 14, 2015 – Brian Free & Assurance (BFA) announced today the departure of Jeremy Lile after more than eight years of filling the position of bass singer. Many are aware Jeremy has been experiencing health issues the past several months. After taking time off from the road to focus on health matters, it became evident that he could not continue to tour with the group.

The BFA family offer their love and support and are thankful for his time with the group. Brian Free and Assurance will continue to perform as a trio until such a time as the right individual comes along to fill the bass position. Group owner Brian Free states, “We ask that you pray for us during this transition. We look to God to send just the right person to compliment this ministry.”

Those interested in applying for the position of bass singer with BFA can send a bio, photo and not more than two or three mp3s for consideration to: Brian Free and Assurance, P O Box 1909, Douglasville, GA 30133. Applicants can also email their bio to brianfreemusic@comcast.net.

About Brian Free & Assurance: Brian Free is undeniably the most awarded and recognizable southern gospel tenor of our generation. In 2014, BFA was chosen by BBC to represent Elvis Presley’s love of Gospel Music on That’s Alright Mama, a Tribute to Elvis Presley with his arrangement of Peace In The Valley. Peers responded to their music by honoring them in 2014 with another Dove Award, Southern Gospel Performance of the Year for their single “Say Amen.” While the guys all come from different backgrounds, they all agree on one thing, and that is to use their God-given abilities to take the message of Jesus Christ to everyone they can. To learn more about their ministry, visit them online at: www.brianfreeandassurance.com.


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SGN Scoops attends the Gatlinburg Gathering of Abraham Productions

Written by Staff on September 10, 2015 – 1:47 pm -

Photographs by Erin Stevens, Photos For Keeps

Hoppers

Hoppers

Booth Brothers and the Collingsworth Family

Booth Brothers and the Collingsworth Family

The Gatlinburg Gathering was held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center in downtown Gatlinburg on the weekend of August 19-22. Erin Stevens was there to photograph the event and she shared these pictures with us! Some of the artists that Erin captured on stage included: The Hoppers, Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, Triumphant, Tribute, Talleys, Brian Free and Assurance, The Collingsworth Family, Jason Crabb,

Karen and Rickey Gooch

Karen and Rickey Gooch

Erwins, Ivan Parker, Karen Peck and New River, Mark Trammell Quartet, and the Primitive Quartet.

Booth Brothers

Booth Brothers

 

Be sure to make your plans to attend the Gatlinburg Gathering next year.

 

For more information on Abraham Productions various events throughout the year, visit them online. 

Brian Free and Assurance

Brian Free and Assurance

Collingsworth Family

Collingsworth Family

Erwins

Erwins

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