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IT’S A BOY Christy Sutherland and Matt Dudney Welcome Baby Boy!

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 24, 2018 – 12:40 pm -

IT'S A BOY Christy Sutherland and Matt Dudney Welcome Baby Boy!

IT’S A BOY Christy Sutherland and Matt Dudney Welcome Baby Boy!

Nashville, TN  – Christy Sutherland and Matt Dudney are very proud to announce the birth of their baby boy.

Kenneth John Matthew Dudney was born on March 27, 2018 at 8:01 AM, weighing 5lbs 14oz.
It’s been a very long road to this joyous moment – 11 artificial inseminations, three rounds of in-vitro fertilization, three surgeries and two miscarriages. On November 23, 2017, Dudney and Sutherland exclusively announced their pregnancy through Faithwire.
Father, Mother and Baby are resting and doing well. Matt & Christy thank you all for your encouragement, prayers and thoughts.

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Memorial Day 2017

Written by scoopsnews on May 29, 2017 – 8:45 am -

As we remember the ones who have sacrificed for our freedom, Take a listen to

this song.

Somebody Died For Me

He was a troubled kid in and out of jail
When his daddy said this is the last time I’ll pay bail
He enlisted in the army and they sent him to Iraq
He was a different man when he came back
Somebody said the army must’ve whipped you into shape
But he said that’s not the reason that I’ve changed

Somebody died for me (before I even asked for help)
Gave his life for me (when I couldn’t save myself)
I cannot live the way I lived or be the way I was
Every day’s a gift to me because (somebody died for me)

Now they fold the flag and attach a silver star
While the grieving mother leans against his arm
Then he stands before the family and does his best to tell
How he survived the night his best friend fell
He says no one who knew him was surprised he died that way
He tried to live for Jesus oh he always used to say

And I don’t wanna waste a moment
Of the time I have left
With every breath I’m given
God help me not forget

“Somebody Died For Me” was written by Christy Sutherland and Kyle Matthews, recorded by Triumphant Quartet in 2009 on their album Everyday.


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Christy Sutherland Goes Prime Time with Premiere of New Talk Show

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 30, 2016 – 9:13 am -

Christy Sutherland Goes Prime Time with Premiere of New Talk Show

Christy Sutherland Goes Prime Time with Premiere of New Talk Show

Nashville, TN – Christy Sutherland – Emmy-nominated Christian recording artist, songwriter, and actress – is adding a new title to her resume, talk-show host. Sutherland is venturing into new territory as the host of a brand new prime-time Christian talk show, You Can Get There From Here with ChristySutherland.

The encouraging, uplifting talk show focuses on hope in the midst of life’s toughest issues. You Can Get There From Here premieres Monday, January 2, 2017, at 8:00 PM ET as part of the new WATC TV broadcasting schedule. WATC is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

“WATC is excited about Christy’s new program and it’s a great way to start off the year,” said Greg West, President of WATC. “Christy not only has an anointed singing voice but has such a heart for ministry. I know our viewers will be blessed and encouraged when they watch You Can Get There From Here.”

No stranger to television or the big screen – with two major motion picture performances under her belt as well as many television performances including The Grand Ole Opry, TBN’s “Praise The Lord” and The Crystal Cathedral’s “Hour of Power” – Christy is thrilled to be bringing her message of hope to audiences everywhere.

Viewers outside of the greater Atlanta, GA area may view the show via live streaming at www.watc.tv. For more information about Christy Sutherland, go towww.christysutherland.net.

 


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Christy Sutherland, Hymns – Songs of Hope & Faith

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 23, 2016 – 3:46 am -

Christy Sutherland, Hymns - Songs of Hope & Faith

Christy Sutherland, Hymns – Songs of Hope & Faith

Christy Sutherland has been a long time successful songwriter, toured across the nation as an artist, appears at conferences and events sharing her life story as a speaker and last year made her acting debut in the movie ‘Welcome To Inspiration’. There is one thing Christy has yet to cover, until now.

It has long since been a desire of Christy’s to pull together all the songs of hope and faith that have personally inspired her in her own journey of faith. A few months ago Christy went into the studio with the contemporary stylings of Christopher Phillips at the piano and recorded 11 songs for a new album titled, ‘Hymns, Songs of Hope & Faith’. The album is now set to be released by Mansion Entertainment through Sony RED on February 26, 2016.

The first song to be shared with Christian radio will be “God Will Take Care Of You”, written by Canadian-American hymn writer Cevilla D. Martin, well known for writing “His Eye Is On The Sparrow”. The radio release is set to arrive at radio stations nation wide in March.

Christy will also share some of the new recordings at a live taping at TBN on the Jason Crabb hosted Praise The Lord on March 7, 2016 that will air nationally at a later date.

For more information about the new album and upcoming appearances visit ChristySutherland.net.


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Christy Sutherland Gets a Little “Nitty Gritty”

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 27, 2015 – 8:07 am -

Christy Sutherland Gets a Little "Nitty Gritty"

Christy Sutherland Gets a Little “Nitty Gritty”

Rising Christian Music Female Vocalist to Share Stage with Legendary Band

 Christy Sutherland, an emerging Christian music artist, will be sharing the stage with the legendaryNitty Gritty Dirt Band this Sunday, June 28, 2015 at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation’s 241 Event in Oklahoma City, OK. The 2014 event raised $640,000 last year for cancer research.
“I’m honored to be a part of this wonderful event for such a great cause,” says Sutherland. “Everyone knows someone touched by cancer. The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation is doing what it takes to bring us one step closer to hopefully eradicating the disease in the future.”
Christy Sutherland is an accomplished singer, songwriter, actress and motivational speaker.
For booking information, go to www.christysutherland.net. For more information on the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, go to www.omrf.org.

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Road to the 2015 Diamond Awards: Christian Country Female Artist of the Year

Written by Staff on February 24, 2015 – 10:33 am -

Christy Sutherland and Matt Dudney at the 2014 Diamond Awards

Christy Sutherland and Matt Dudney at the 2014 Diamond Awards

The 2015 Diamond Award Nominations are now open on the SGN Scoops website until March 31. Everyone is invited to the website to enter the Nominations area and list their top ten favorite picks for each Diamond Award category. You can vote today from the link below!

We are traveling the Road to the 2015 Diamond Awards during this nomination period, by highlighting the definition of each award category. The category for the  is defined as a full-time female Christian Country artist recording as a soloist or with a group.

On November 4th, 2014, the Diamond Awards were held at the 2014 Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge. The winner of the 2014 Diamond Award Christian Country Female Artist of the Year was Christy Sutherland. Christy is an award-winning singer/songwriter who travels with her husband, Matt Dudney.

Who will you decide to nominate this year?

2015 Diamond Awards

2015 Diamond Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be sure to vote for your favorite nominees today.

The list of nominees will be posted on the site and fans will then nominate their favorites from this list, with a maximum of five names nominated per award. In
this way, the field of nominees will be narrowed to ten, voted on by fans once more and then narrowed to five. This final list of five will then be voted on by fans to find the one winner for each award.

Make plans now to join us for the 2015 Diamond Awards during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee from November 2nd through 5th, 2015. For more information visit www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com

2015 Diamond Awards Nominations can be found at http://www.sgnscoops.com/2015-diamond-awards/

The Diamond Awards are hosted by SGN Scoops digital magazine and Coastal Media Group.


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Welcome to Inspiration Featuring Jason Crabb Now Available on DVD

Written by Staff on January 22, 2015 – 10:18 am -

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Jason Crabb

By Candi Combs

In a world where there are few good choices of entertainment, there is now a new option. Welcome to Inspiration is now available on DVD. Crabb shares the screen with popular stars, Larry Gatlin, Christy Sutherland, Jackie Stewart and Regina McCrary in a faith based movie that brings much more than entertainment.

inspirationThe movie is set in a small town where people share each other’s struggles as they walk through life. There are storylines within the film that cover a vast array of social issues. Crabb portrays a man who mentors a young musician who is striving to see a bigger stage to perform. Other characters are dealing with marriage, military service, grief, and each turns to faith while seeking God’s wisdom.

The gospel message is shared through a series of “revelations” that are biblically-based principles for better living. As stated by the movie’s producers in a recent press release, “In moments of providence, our characters meet mysterious teachers like the STREET SWEEPER, who openly share the Seven Revelations of Irrefutable Success at just the right moment. The revelations are Bible-based principles that point toward a life that is increasingly more spiritually fulfilling. True Success is not so much about material gain as it is about finding true meaning in life. We’ve heard them before: “it is more blessed to give than receive, knock and the door will open“, but have we really explored them? As our characters struggle to find their way, they transform their lives by looking to the Lord for their path.”

“I am so very honored to be a part of a project that communicates the values of the Bible that are real and relevant to our lives today,” Crabb has said.

Music for the movie is a score of Contemporary Christian as well as a good mixture of original Country Gospel. Crabb and Gatlin are both featured artists as well as the Lee University Campus Choir. Sutherland brings her own brand of music along with her vast acting experience.

This movie is one that appeals to all age groups and all phases of life. There is no doubt that each viewer will feel that they have walked the streets of the small town while being “inspired” to walk a better life!

 

The DVD is available at retail outlets nationwide.

By Candi Combs


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NEW MOVIE WELCOME TO INSPIRATION BASED ON TIM ENOCHS’ BOOK THE STREET SWEEPER

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 18, 2014 – 9:12 am -

Jason Crabb

Jason Crabb

Los Angeles, Calif. – Based on the popular and much buzzed-about book The Street Sweeper by Tim Enochs, Welcome to Inspiration brings a small town to life on the big screen. Releasing January 20 to DVD, Welcome to Inspiration is a family film with a musical heart starring a cast of well-known Christian and country artists, including GRAMMY® Award-winners Jason Crabb and Larry Gatlin, as well as Contemporary Christian artist Christy Sutherland. Additional cast members include Jackie Stewart (Slingblade, A Time to Kill) as The Street Sweeper and Regina McCrary of The McCrary Sisters.

 

Welcome to Inspiration follows the true-to-life story lines of people searching for meaning in the midst of unfulfilled dreams, challenging circumstances and unexpected struggles. When a big city couple find themselves stranded in a small town, their lives are changed forever.  A chance encounter with a Street Sweeper opens their eyes to inspirational life lessons that come alive through the town’s residents: a widow coping with the death of her soldier daughter, a small business owner rescuing a young runaway, a mechanic finding faith and a young musician bravely pursuing his dream. Like Enochs’ book, the movie reveals seven Bible-based principles, which Enochs dubs the “Seven Revelations of Irrefutable Success that point toward a life of increased spiritual fulfillment.

 

With themes of faith, family and discipleship, Welcome to Inspiration points viewers to the Word of God as the source of ultimate authority and direction.  The film effectively moves audiences to spark personal spiritual journeys, using drama, music and emotion to seek Scripture for use in daily life. When living in Inspiration a child, a marriage , even an entire town can be saved because with God all things are possible (Matthew19:26).

 

In anticipation of the DVD’s release, fans have the opportunity to join the Inspiration community online  www.WelcomeToInspiration.com sharing their stories of how God has used a “Street Sweeper” in their own life to guide them toward biblical truth. Fans have already uploaded videos of personal testimonies, sharing the work God has done in their unique circumstances. In addition, the website provides complimentary resources for churches, charities and small groups.

 

Welcome to Inspiration also places an emphasis on powerful music scored throughout the movie and features live performances from a diverse line-up of artists including Grammy Winners Jason Crabb and Larry Gatlin, Christy Sutherland,  Regina McCrary (The McCrary Sisters), Andrew Greer, Andrea Thomas, Kaitlyn King, Terri Sharp and a themed score by Mike Viola (That Thing You Do, Walk Hard).

 

To join the community, watch the official movie trailer and learn more, visit

www.WelcomeToInspiration.com.


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2014 Diamond Award Winners Announced At Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Written by Staff on November 5, 2014 – 8:31 am -

Karen Peck and New River with Rob Patz.

Karen Peck and New River with Rob Patz.

Pigeon Forge, TN.(November 5, 2014) – SGN Scoops and Creekside Gospel Music Convention was proud to present the 2014 Diamond Awards on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The gala celebration was hosted by Tim Lovelace and included appearances by The Blackwoods, Karen Peck and New River, the Dixie Melody Boys, the Freemans and many others. The evening was also filmed by WATC, Channel 57 of Atlanta, Georgia, to be aired/streamed at a later date.

The big winners of the night were Karen Peck and New River, who were honored with Song Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Mixed Group Of The Year and Trio Of The Year. Karen Peck Gooch was the 2014 Female Artist Of The Year.

"Living Legend" Ed O'Neal

“Living Legend” Ed O’Neal

Ken and Jean Grady of Gospel Music Today were award winners and Jean also contributed to the planning of the program. “It was a Southern Gospel star-studded night in Pigeon Forge at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention Diamond Awards. What a blessing to see so many artists and friends for the annual Awards show.  Although it was a lot of work, it was well worth it as the artists sang and the artists and industry professionals received their awards.”

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 t

The Freemans, 2014 Christian Country Group Of The Year

The Freemans, 2014 Christian Country Group Of The Year

o WATC for recording the Diamond Awards. We had a great time at the ceremony and we hope everyone will tune in and watch!”

“What an awesome night at the Diamond Awards at Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2014. What a blessing to be a part of such a great event!” said Vonda Easley, from Strictly Southern With Vonda Easley. Vonda is also a vocalist with Hope’s Journey and part of the SGN Scoops staff. “The music was amazing and the winners were deserving. I loved it!”

Jonathan Edwards, from Faith’s Journey, is part of the Creekside crew and the voice of SGN Scoops Radio. He stated, “I am always thrilled at the amount of talent that is featured on the Diamond Award program and this year was no different. I am thankful for the opportunity to be a small part of this special event.”

Lorraine Walker, acting editor of SGN Scoops digital magazine, was unable to be present but noted that a lot of work goes into the planning and execution of the Diamond Awards. “Many people have contributed to this year’s Diamond Awards event and I am thrilled that it was such a beautiful night. My thanks to the volunteers and staff of Creekside and SGN Scoops for making the Diamond Awards an exceptional evening. Congratulations to each of the very deserving winners!”

Lou Hildreth Award Winner and MC, Tim Lovelace

Lou Hildreth Award Winner and MC, Tim Lovelace

The 2014 Diamond Award Winners Are:

J.D. SUMNER LIVING LEGEND AWARD: Ed O’Neal

MIXED GROUP OF THE YEAR: Karen Peck and New River

QUARTET OF THE YEAR: Brian Free and Assurance

TRIO OF THE YEAR: Karen Peck and New River

DUET OF THE YEAR: Aaron and Amanda Crabb

FEMALE SOLOIST OF THE YEAR: Karen Peck Gooch

MALE SOLOIST OF THE YEAR: Jason Crabb

SUNRISE AWARD: 11th Hour

SONG OF THE YEAR: Revival – Karen Peck and New River

ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Revival – Karen Peck and New River

Jeff Steele, 2014 Dottie Rambo Songwriter Of The Year

Jeff Steele, 2014 Dottie Rambo Songwriter Of The Year

CHRISTIAN COUNTRY GROUP OF THE YEAR: The Freemans

CHRISTIAN COUNTRY FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Christy Sutherland

CHRISTIAN COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR: James and Jeff Easter – Like Father, Like Son

ANTHONY BURGER INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR: Gordon Mote

DOTTIE RAMBO SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Jeff Steele

BLUEGRASS GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Doyle Lawson & Quick Silver

VIDEO/DVD OF THE YEAR: Lead Me Home – The Freemans

FAVORITE ARTIST WEBSITE: LeFevre Quartet

FAVORITE INDUSTRY WEBSITE: Gospel Music Today

Karen Peck and New River, multi-award winners.

Karen Peck and New River, multi-award winners.

PAUL HEIL AWARD (Broadcasting): Ken and Jean Grady- Gospel Music Today

CHRISTIAN COUNTRY MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Jason Crabb

LOU HILDRETH AWARD: Tim Lovelace

PUBLISHER’S CHOICE AWARD: Donna Blackwood

 

The  Creekside Gospel Music Convention is being held now 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. For more information on Creekside Gospel Music Convention visit http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/

Thanks to Robert York for the Diamond Awards pictures.

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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Memorial Day 2014: Somebody Died For Me

Written by Staff on May 23, 2014 – 9:01 am -

Memorial-DayAs we look toward the Memorial Day weekend, we think of those that have given their lives to give us a peaceful land in which to live. Award-winning artists Triumphant Quartet had a hit song entitled, “Somebody Died For Me”, from their “Everyday” project released in 2009. From a feature story published by SGN Scoops magazine in September 2010, one of the co-writers of “Somebody Died For Me” discussed the creation of this ballad. Excerpts from the article are below:

Triumphant Quartet

Triumphant Quartet

The song was written by Christy Sutherland and tells the story of soldier who lived through battle because another soldier, his best friend, died in his place. From a similar feature published in USA Today, Sutherland talks about the song’s concept and creation. “I remember when I read the article thinking ‘What would I do if a friend were to give their life for me?’ In that moment it was as if the Lord said, ‘Somebody did die for you and He is your Friend.’ I was just overwhelmed with a sense of God’s great love for me, that He would send His Son to die for me. I knew I had to write a song. I called my friend and co-writer Kyle Matthews and we wrote the song over a period of a few weeks.”

Christy Sutherland

Christy Sutherland

Sutherland continues, “Triumphant actually heard me perform the song at a charity event in East Tennessee. They asked if they could record the song and I told them I would love for them to record it, but I was planning on releasing my recording to radio as a single. They said that was fine with them and they would not release it as a single before I did. So, I released the song and it became my first Singing News charting single. I am even more excited that it is now climbing the charts with the guys singing it. The highest honor a songwriter can receive is to have other artists wanting to record their songs.”

Triumphant Quartet has received a lot of response from the performance of “Somebody Died For Me”, and will no doubt see that response continue with the release of their next recording, “Love Came Calling”. Vocalists Clayton Inman, David Sutton, Eric Bennet and Scott Inman put their heart and souls into every new release and this latest recording continues with that tradition.

 

AP Photo/Francois Mori

AP Photo/Francois Mori

Somebody Died For Me

He was a troubled kid in and out of jail
When his daddy said this is the last time I’ll pay bail
He enlisted in the army and they sent him to Iraq
He was a different man when he came back
Somebody said the army must’ve whipped you into shape
But he said that’s not the reason that I’ve changed

Somebody died for me (before I even asked for help)
Gave his life for me (when I couldn’t save myself)
I cannot live the way I lived or be the way I was
Every day’s a gift to me because (somebody died for me)

Now they fold the flag and attach a silver star
While the grieving mother leans against his arm
Then he stands before the family and does his best to tell
How he survived the night his best friend fell
He says no one who knew him was surprised he died that way
He tried to live for Jesus oh he always used to say

And I don’t wanna waste a moment
Of the time I have left
With every breath I’m given
God help me not forget

 

“Somebody Died For Me” was written by Christy Sutherland and Kyle Matthews, recorded by Triumphant Quartet in 2009 on their album Everyday.

 

 


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