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Getting To Know The Diamond Award Nominees

Written by Staff on October 1, 2014 – 7:28 am -

Diamond Awards 2014

Diamond Awards 2014

The annual Diamond Awards recognize the best in Southern, Country and Bluegrass Christian music and are hosted by SGNScoops digital magazine and Coastal Media Group.

This year’s Diamond Awards will be held at Creekside Gospel Music Convention at Pigeon Forge on November 3rd through 6th.

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

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

This year we again welcome Channel 57 WATC Atlanta as they cover the Diamond Awards for airing on both TV and internet at a later date. We also welcome Meagan Pledger who will be doing extensive Social Media coverage for the entire Creekside event.

Be sure to get your free tickets to the 2014 Creekside Gospel Music Convention HERE

SGN Scoops would like you to meet our top-five finalists for each category of the 2014 Diamond Awards. Today’s category is the 2014 Mixed Group Of The Year, which entails a group of any number with both male and female members. Last year’s winner was The Isaacs.

2014 Diamond Award Top Five Nominees for Mixed Group Of The Year are:

Jeff and Sheri Easter

Karen Peck and New River

The Hoppers

The Collingsworth Family

The Perrys

Join us for the 2014 Diamond Awards and the entire Creekside event. For more information and for tickets, click here


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WATC To Cover 2014 Creekside Gospel Music Convention And Diamond Awards

Written by Staff on September 19, 2014 – 1:45 pm -

2014 creekside largePigeon Forge, TN.(September 19, 2014) – WATC Television out of Atlanta, Georgia, has announced they will be covering the SGNScoops’ 2014 Creekside Gospel Music Convention and   Diamond Awards Celebration at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee on November 3rd and 4th. The television station, which also streams their programs on the web, will be at the Smokey Mountain Convention Center to record the Monday night presentation, “Lou Hildreth Honors Willie Wynn” as well as Tuesday night’s Diamond Award celebration, the event to honor Gospel music’s finest artists as chosen by the readers of SGNScoops digital magazine. Many of these special moments will be shown on a TV Special and viewed online at www.watc.tv at a later date to be announced.

 

watc_web_adCoastal Media Group is hosting the Creekside Gospel Music Convention, which takes place from the 3rd through the 6th. As well the special events mentioned above, the Convention includes daily Chapel services, specialty showcases and evening concerts.

 

Patricia Mathis, Vice President of WATC TV, Atlanta’s TV 57, is looking forward to returning to Pigeon Forge. “It’s exciting to once again be a part of the Creekside Gospel Music Convention and for being able to share this with the viewers of WATC TV in Atlanta,” says Mathis. “While it is nothing like being in the audience at Creekside, we are glad that we can bring a little part of Creekside and the great gospel music being performed there to our audience. Creekside just keeps getting bigger and better ever year!”

 

Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media Group and publisher of SGNScoops commented, “We are grateful to Patricia and WATC for their professionalism, experience and dedication in airing quality Gospel music programs. We are thrilled that they are returning to Creekside and we are glad to be able to share some of Creekside with fans across the nation and the world by television and internet.”

 

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 will be held at the Smokey Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee from November 3rd through 6th, 2014. 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. Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance at http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/ . For more information on Creekside Gospel Music Convention visit https://www.facebook.com/Creeksidegospelmusicconvention

 

 

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. For more information: http://www.sgnscoops.com/

 

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If you’d like more information about the Creekside Gospel Music Convention, The Diamond Awards or SGNScoops, or to schedule an interview with Rob Patz, please contact Rob Patz at 360.933.0741 or e-mail Rob at rob@sgnscoops.com

 


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2013 Diamond Award Winners Announced At Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Written by SGN Scoops on November 5, 2013 – 12:28 pm -

Pigeon Forge, TN.(November 5, 2013) – SGN Scoops and Creekside Gospel Music Convention was proud to present the 2013 Diamond Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver Perform at 2013 Diamond AwardsAwards on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The gala celebration was hosted by Tim Lovelace and included appearances by Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Larry Ford, Jeff and Sheri Easter, Gerald Crabb and many others. The evening was also filmed by WATC, Channel 57 of Atlanta, Georgia, to be aired at a later date.

Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media Group and publisher of SGNScoops, commented, “The Diamond Awards are always a special time of honoring the Gospel artists that fill our world with the music we love,” said Patz. “It’s great to take this opportunity to thank them and to be able to share the ceremony with fans across the nation and the world by internet. We are grateful to Tim Lovelace, our special musical guests and to WATC for  recording the Diamond Awards. We had a great time at the ceremony and we hope everyone will tune in and watch!” The airing date of the Awards will be announced shortly.

2013 diamond awards logoThe 2013 Diamond Award Winners Are:

J.D. SUMNER LIVING LEGEND AWARD: Squire Parsons

MIXED GROUP OF THE YEAR: The Isaacs

QUARTET OF THE YEAR:Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

TRIO OF THE YEAR: Booth Brothers

DUET OF THE YEAR: Aaron and Amanda Crabb
FEMALE SOLOIST OF THE YEAR: Sheri Easter
MALE SOLOIST OF THE YEAR: Jason Crabb
SUNRISE AWARD: Morgan Easter
SONG OF THE YEAR: I Want To Be That Man – Brian Free & Assurance
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Love Is Stronger – Jason Crabb
CHRISTIAN COUNTRY GROUP OF THE YEAR: Jeff & Sheri Easter
CHRISTIAN COUNTRY FEMALE ARTIST OFTHE YEAR: Christy Sutherland
CHRISTIAN COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Love Is Stronger – Jason Crabb
ANTHONY BURGER INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR: Gordon Mote
DOTTIE RAMBO SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Gerald Crabb
BLUEGRASS GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Doyle Lawson & Quick Silver
VIDEO/DVD OF THE YEAR: Pure & Simple – Gaither Vocal Band
FAVORITE ARTIST WEBSITE: Jason Crabb
FAVORITE INDUSTRY WEBSITE: Gospel Music Today
PAUL HEIL AWARD (Broadcasting): Ken & Jean Grady- Gospel Music Today
CHRISTIAN COUNTRY MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Guy Penrod
LOU HILDRETH AWARD: Matthew Dudney
PUBLISHER’S CHOICE AWARD: Tim Lovelace

About Creekside Gospel Music Convention: Creekside Gospel Music Convention was held at the Smokey Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee from October 28 through 30, 2013. 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. For more information on Creekside Gospel Music Convention visithttp://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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Jeff and Sheri Easter to Perform at 2013 Diamond Awards

Written by SGN Scoops on October 23, 2013 – 2:01 pm -

jeff sheri easter familyCreekside Gospel Music Convention, Pigeon Forge, TN (October 23, 2013) – SGN Scoops and Coastal Media are thrilled to announce the addition of Jeff and Sheri Easter to the list of artists performing at the 2013 Diamond Awards. Hosted by Tim Lovelace, the Awards will be held on Tuesday, October 29 at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee as part of the Creekside Gospel Music Convention. Reserved tickets for this event are free and can still be obtained at http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/ .
Jeff and Sheri Easter join already slated artists Gerald Crabb and Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, among others. All of these special performances along with the entire 2013 Diamond Awards will be filmed by Atlanta’s Channel 57 to be aired at a date to be announced.
Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media Group and publisher of SGNScoops, commented, “I’ve enjoyed Jeff and Sheri’s ministry for many years, and Sheri’s appearance at the Diamond Awards last year was a very special highlight of Creekside. I know the Award celebration is going to be another great night and I’d like to welcome all of Jeff and Sheri’s fans and friends to join us next Tuesday!”
SGN Scoops encourages Gospel music fans across the country to attend the 2013 Creekside Gospel Music Convention. It will be a great week of the best in Southern Gospel music. Monday night will see Lou Hildreth honor the legendary Ed O’Neal. The Patterson Promotions Showcase will be presented on Tuesday morning with the 2013 Diamond Awards slated for 8:00 pm that evening. The Convention will also host an Old Time Gospel Sing on Wednesday afternoon and daily morning devotions with Dr. Jeff Steele.
The Creekside Gospel Music Convention will be presented on October 28, 29 and 30th at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Tickets for this event are free but must be reserved at http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/ . Special room rates are available onsite and can be reserved by phone or online.  By phone, call toll free at: 1-800-223-6707 or local call 865-908-3015. For online reservations, click onto http://www.smokymountainconventioncenter.com .
For more information regarding the 2013 Creekside Gospel Music Convention, please email Rhonda at rhonda@sgnscoops.com or Rob Patz at rob@sgnscoops.com .

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Award Winning Gerald Crabb To Perform At 2013 Diamond Awards

Written by SGN Scoops on October 18, 2013 – 5:38 am -

PIGEON FORGE,TN (October 18, 2013) SGNScoops Magazine, home of the Diamond Awards, announced that legendary singer, songwriter, Gerald Crabb will perform at the 22nd Annual Diamond Awards Show on Tuesday, geraldprpicOctober 29th in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.  Crabb is also nominated for two Diamond Awards this year, Songwriter of the Year and Song of the Year for “Hold On,” made popular by Canton Junction. The Diamond Awards Ceremony will take place at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center and will be taped for a television special set to air later this year on Atlanta’s WATC Channel 57.

“I always look forward to the Diamond Awards,” stated Crabb. “The first award ever won by the Crabb Family was a Diamond Award back in 1996.  I like the fact that the Diamond Awards are a fan voted awards ceremony and that anyone can vote. I am honored to be nominated again this year and I am looking forward to performing on the program. It is going to be a fun night!”

Rob Patz, President of Coastal Media and owner of the Diamond Awards noted, “I have always admired Gerald as one of the most prolific songwriters in the history of gospel music. It’s always a pleasure to have him perform at the Diamond Awards.”

Rhonda Frye, Editor in Chief of SGNScoops, commented, “Gerald just has a way of bringing a great level of energy and warmth to the stage and the crowd always responds well. We are excited to have him back this year.”

The Diamond Awards are hosted by the Creekside Gospel Music Convention. The Convention kicks off on Monday, October 28th with a special evening planned to honor Ed O’Neal of the Dixie Melody Boys. Patterson Music Group will present a musical showcase on Tuesday Morning and the Diamond Awards Ceremony will begin at 8:00 pm.  On Wednesday the music continues with an “Old Time Gospel Sing.” The admission is free to all of the events, but reserved seating is strongly encouraged.  For ticket reservations to the Diamond Awards and all other activities taking place at Creekside,  visit http://creekside2013-new.eventbrite.com/.

For more information about the Diamond Awards and the Creekside Gospel Music Convention, visit http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/

 

About Gerald Crabb:

 Born in Rosine, Kentucky, Gerald Crabb was singing by age 5, playing guitar by age 11 and preaching by age 16. During Gerald’s career, he has written over 400 songs with 22 of those claiming the number one spot nationally.  From Jan. 1998-Dec. 2006, one or more of his songs held the number one position on the national southern gospel chart for 37 months out of a 107-month period.

This singer, songwriter, and preacher has appeared on the Gaither Videos, TBN, The 700 Club, the INSP, CMT & GAC.  He has also performed at Carnegie Hall, The Grand Ole Opry, The Ryman Auditorium, Red Rocks Colorado, and The Brooklyn Tabernacle.  Crabb has also received numerous accolades, nominations, honors and awards during his career span including multiple Songwriter of the Year awards as well as the 2011 Dove Award for Songwriter of the Year and Song of the Year for “Sometimes I Cry.”

Crabb is known for numerous hit songs performed by The Crabb Family including, “Through the Fire” and has also had many artists and groups to record his music including Randy Travis, Marie Osmond, Marty Raybon, Larry Sparks, Jason Crabb, The Gaither Vocal Band, The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Donny McClurkin, Karen Peck, The Talley Trio, The Hoppers, and many others.

Crabb performs and ministers at concerts, events, camp meetings and revivals throughout the year and offers songwriting workshops, music business classes and more. For more information on Gerald Crabb, visit http://www.geraldcrabb.net/.  Connect with Gerald on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/geraldcrabbmusic?fref=ts.


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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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Back Home To Appear On Atlanta Live TV Show

Written by SGN Scoops on November 9, 2012 – 9:17 am -

From nationally-known evangelists and Gospel musicians to your neighbors down the street,
ATLANTA LIVE features a wide range of guests sharing stories that inspire and music
that ministers.

Back Home, the exciting young husband – wife duet from Kimball, TN,
will be appearing on the Atlanta, GA TV Station WATC Channel 57.
Hardly able to hold back his excitement, Jimmy Layne singer and
manager of the group said, “We will be singing live next Thursday
night, Nov 15th on WATC TV in Atlanta GA on the ‘Atlanta Live TV Show’
from 7 to 9 est. We will have opportunity to tell our amazing story of
what God has done for us during an interview as well as singing our
hit songs. Tune in and watch.”

ATLANTA LIVE is WATC TV’s flagship program airing live weeknights from
7-9 p.m. with encore presentations every weekday morning from 7-9 a.m.
In addition, one hour of ATLANTA LIVE is seen nationwide on NRB
Network seen on DirecTV

every weekday morning at 8 a.m. (ET). Also, Sky 21 in Summerville,
Georgia now airs Atlanta Live from 7-9 a.m. every weekday morning.


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