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Diamond Awards 2019 celebrate Williamsons, Triumphant, Jan Goff, more

Written by Staff on October 30, 2019 – 3:05 pm -

2019 Diamond Awards celebrate Williamsons, Triumphant, Jan Goff, more

The Williamsons at the 2019 Diamond Awards

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. (October 30, 2019) — The 2019 Diamond Awards presentation was held last night, Tues. Oct. 29, 2019, at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Held as part of the Creekside Gospel Music Convention, the awards ceremony honored industry veterans Eddie Crook, Jan Goff, Kenna Turner West, and Gerald Crabb, as well as newcomers Jessica Horton, Chronicle, Day 3, and Justified. “King Jesus” singers, Eagle’s Wings, swept the Bluegrass awards, winning all four categories.

The evening began with Justified singing outdoors at the Creekside Singing on the Square. From there, the festivities moved indoors to the Creekside mainstage. The Williamsons, The Dodrill Family, Mark209, Cami Shrock, The Pine Ridge Boys, and Josh and Ashley Franks, were a few of the artists on the evening schedule. Pastor Josh Franks gave an encouraging and inspiring message.

The 2019 Diamond Awards were produced and directed by Jean Grady of Gospel Music Today and Rob Patz of SGNScoops Magazine and Coastal Media.


2019 Diamond Awards celebrate Williamsons, Triumphant, Jan Goff, more

Robert York with Jan Buckner Goff 

Here are the winners of the 2019 Diamond Awards:



QUARTET OF THE YEAR – Triumphant Quartet

TRIO OF THE YEAR – The Hyssongs

DUET OF THE YEAR – Josh and Ashley Franks



SUNRISE AWARD – Jessica Horton

2019 Diamond Awards celebrate Williamsons, Triumphant, Jan Goff, more

Vonda Armstrong, Ashley and Josh Franks 




SONG OF THE YEAR – “Sun’s Gonna Come Up” – The LeFevre Quartet

SUNRISE SONG OF THE YEAR – “Living For The Call” – The Ferguson Family


CHRISTIAN COUNTRY SONG OF THE YEAR – “Hide Me Behind The Cross” – Tonja Rose

2019 Diamond Awards celebrate Williamsons, Triumphant, Jan Goff, more

Ken and Jean Grady of Gospel Music Today 



BLUEGRASS GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR – “King Jesus” – Eagle’s Wings




Gospel Music Today VIDEO/DVD OF THE YEAR – “When The Mountain Can’t Be Moved” – Tonja Rose

PAUL HEIL AWARD (Broadcasting) – Dave Taylor – KWFC

Kenna West and Cami Shrock 




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Eagle's Wings 3 at Diamond Awards 2019

Eagle’s Wings

Mike Stankovic with Tim and Missy Kinchen of Chronicle at 2019 Diamond Awards

Mike Stankovic with Tim and Missy Kinchen of Chronicle at 2019 Diamond Awards

Hope's Journey at the 2019 Diamond Awards

Hope’s Journey at the 2019 Diamond Awards

Rob Patz with Debi Crabb and Gerald Crabb at Diamond Awards 2019

Rob Patz with Debi Crabb and Gerald Crabb at Diamond Awards 2019

Dennis and Leslie mcKay with Jessica Horton at Diamond Awards 2019

Dennis and Leslie McKay with Jessica Horton at Diamond Awards 2019

Justified at the Singing On The Square at Creekside 2019

Justified at the Singing On The Square at Creekside 2019

For live video presentations of the Diamond Awards 2019 and more from Creekside, visit the SGNScoops Facebook page HERE.

Creekside Gospel Music Convention is an annual event held in Pigeon Forge, featuring over 50 artists, daytime showcases, evening concerts, the Dr. Jerry Goff Honors, Diamond Awards and Midnight Prayer.  For more information, call Rob Patz at 360 – 933 – 0741.

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Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend Spotlight Artist- Chronicle

Written by scoopsnews on May 11, 2019 – 7:07 am -

Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend Spotlight Artist- Chronicle

From Chronicle:

Chronicle is from Denham Springs, Louisiana. We are so thankful to God that we have had the opportunity to sing and minister across the southern United States. Group members are Tim Kinchen and Missy Kinchen. Chronicle will bring great southern and country gospel music along with praise and worship to it’s audiences. We also share God’s word, when given the opportunity, following the leadership  of the Holy Spirit. We use tracks along with saxophone and acoustic guitar.
It is such a privilege and honor for us to work with our producer Ricky Atkinson and Resting Place Music. This partnership along with much prayer has allowed our music to be shared across the airways at radio, we are so thankful to God for this.
We  attend local churches in the Livingston Parish area, and all have conservative christian values. We believe that salvation only comes through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. We want to thank all who have contributed to the growth and success of Chronicle. Mostly we thank God for opening the doors and providing the means needed, to spread His glorious gospel. We are looking forward to seeing you in Vernon, Alabama on September 6th and 7th!

Here is a poster with a complete lineup of Artists for the event.

More information about Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend: HERE

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2019 Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend

Written by Staff on March 29, 2019 – 3:46 pm -

Vernon Alabama's Gospel Music Weekend


Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend will be held Sept. 6 – 7, 2019 at the City Auditorium in downtown Vernon, Alabama. This family-friendly event is open to all ages and groups. Admission is free.

The weekend will feature multi-talented gospel artists showcasing a variety of musical styles, including Southern Gospel, Christian Country, and Bluegrass. Evening concerts begin at 6:00 p.m.

Many artists appearing are M.A.C. Records recording artists, including Jesse Reece, Jessica Horton, McKay Project, Carol Barham, Kenny Gardner, and Amy Richardson.

Also appearing are special guests the Bibletones, Eagle’s Wings, Day Three, Chronicle, Hope’s Journey,  The Riders, Gloryland, and Zion’s Way.


In addition to the nightly concerts, this year there will be a Saturday afternoon showcase concert featuring various regional artists. Concessions will be available.

Artists interested in performing during the showcase are invited to call the promoter listed below.

General admission is free, however, VIP passes are available this year. VIP guests will receive special priority seating, a bag of merchandise, and a private meet and greet reception with the artists. VIP passes are only $25.

Artists wishing to participate in the showcase, or for more information and VIP passes, email or call 662.889.2829 . For more information about the artists, sponsors, hotel accommodations, and restaurants, visit


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Chronicle Joins Lighthouse Media Group

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 27, 2018 – 1:52 pm -

Chronicle Joins Lighthouse Media Group

Chronicle Joins Lighthouse Media Group

Lighthouse Media is overjoyed to announce their latest artist on their Southern Gospel roster, Chronicle. For those who are unfamilar with this artist, they are a husband-wife duo located in the heart of Denham Springs, Louisiana. Their mission is to tell all the world through message and song about a man named Jesus, and how his power still saves, heals and delivers.

Chronicle currently consists of Tim Kinchen (husband) and Missy Kinchen (wife). They have been singing since 2009 and have shared the stage with many of the finest in Gospel music such as Michael English, The Dixie Echoes, The Bowling Family, and The Kingdom Heirs. When attending a concert, some songs you may hear are: “Where The Wind Go,” “Jesus Proved His Love,” “Everybody Ought To Praise His Name,” and “I’ll See Him.” Through listening to their music, you will find yourself lifting your hands as the Holy Spirit convicts your heart of the true message of the Gospel and the love that was shed for you and I upon Mount Calvary.
When speaking with Andrew Brunet, owner of Lighthouse Media Group, he shared this statement: “Upon speaking with Missy and Tim, I have found no better couple to call friends. They share the true message of Jesus Christ with such conviction and such power that is given through the Holy Spirit and that is exactly what the world needs to hear today.
You can find out more information about Chronicle via their website, and their Facebook page. For booking inquiries, you can give Tim Kinchen a call at 225.270.6192

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Change For Chronicle

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 16, 2016 – 7:09 pm -

Change For Chronicle

Change For Chronicle

With saddened hearts we was notified by Greg Sullivan, on Tuesday October the 4th that he had to resign the group Chronicle. After going on 8 years of loyal service, from circumstances beyond his control at home.”We will miss you Greg, and we love you like a brother”!

We prayed and just didn’t know which way to turn, spent a lot of sleepless nights since. But God who is “faithful” has sent us someone, for the third part. Her name is Wendy Lowe from Albany, Louisiana. Thank You Wendy! She has told us that she “is willing to get in here and work hard” and be dedicated to the call. We covet your prayers as Chronicle will go on and continue to proclaim Jesus. We love you all!

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Alabama Quartet Convention 2015

Written by Staff on August 4, 2015 – 10:43 am -


















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Mississippi State Quartet Convention

Written by Staff on July 1, 2014 – 5:40 am -

miss 1By Missy Kinchen, MSQC history provided by Jason Oxenrider

Many regional groups gather with anticipation to the annual Mississippi State Quartet Convention (MSQC), in a friendly little town called Purvis, Mississippi at the Lamar County Community Shelter Building. The idea of a Convention started when Jason and Pam Oxenrider, after going to the National Quartet Convention, thought it would be nice to have something like this closer to home. They dreamed of a Convention where groups, friends and those eager to hear gospel music could come and bless others with their God given talents.

miss 2Jason and Pam, who are siblings, prayed about this idea and talked with their father and mother, Barry and Beverly Oxenrider about what they desired to make happen. The excited parents were in agreement with them, and after years of prayer and preparation, held the first MSQC in 2000. The mission statement for MSQC is: “Win the lost and encourage the discouraged, with the atmosphere of praise and fellowship”.

miss 3The first MSQC was at The Lamar County Rodeo Arena in Purvis, MS., starting as a one-day event held on a Saturday in October. Over the next two years, a day was added, so by the third year, the Convention was a three-day event. After three years of holding the convention in a dirt floor rodeo arena, the decision was made to move the convention to central Mississippi, an indoor venue.  The convention would then be held over the next six years at The Neshoba Co. Coliseum.

It was during this time that the decision was made to move the Convention from the Fall to the Summer, making it easier for families with kids in school to attend a three-day Convention. After six years in Philadelphia, Ms., with most of the groups being from Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama, a decision was made to move closer to the Hattiesburg, Ms. area. Finally MSQC would move to its current location, The Lamar County Community Shelter Building in Purvis, Ms. After 15 consecutive years, many now look forward to this annual June event.

miss 4Approximately 30 groups attend each year. Some groups have had chart success in both Christian Voice Magazine and Singing News Magazine.  In years past, national artists such as Triumphant Quartet, The Bowling Family, The Talley Trio, Mark Trammell Quartet, The Perrys, The Dove Brothers Band, The Anchorman, and others have participated. This year the MSQC welcomed artists such as The Omega Quartet, The Paul Family, One More Road, Chronicle and Southern Heritage.

miss 5Starting on Thursday, groups perform in a Gaither-Style Homecoming sing-along, with a live band and choir. In the past this time was themed to give tribute to groups such as The Kingsmen and others. This year MSQC honored The Hinsons. Envision a large choir, along with a live band, playing and singing the greatest hits from these gospel legends. The audience is quick to recognize these familiar gospel tunes.

Friday morning at MSQC, starts with a devotional time for any of the ladies desiring to be involved. Mrs. Beverly Oxenrider conducts this study time. Meanwhile, the men go for a time of fellowship and golf. On Friday afternoon, there is an awards ceremony, in which artists and supporters of the convention have selected their favorites, along the lines of The Singing News Fan Awards and NQC Awards. After the ceremony, all of the groups will sing until around midnight.

miss 6Saturdays at MSQC, the festivities begin with morning showcases. The first showcase is a Bluegrass Pickin’ session, followed by The MSQC Band Jam. MSQC is blessed with several great musicians from Bluegrass to Southern Gospel. The last morning showcase is known as Battle of The Quartets, a fan favorite.  All of the quartet group members come on stage and sing the great quartet songs.  There is a mix and match ofmembers from different groups to sing songs and you just never know what to expect during this showcase. This adds excitement, from singers to the audience. By early afternoon on Saturday, the concerts begin and all groups perform until late that night. MSQC ends on Saturday night with the grand finale, where all the groups meet on stage to sing the last song or hymn of the night, then ending with a prayer.

Afterwards, sad that it must come to an end, the groups begin to pack up. They say their goodbyes and reminisce about the last three fun filled days of gospel music, fellowship, and most importantly, praise to The Lord. Groups and audiences leave the convention saying that “their cup is filled” and groups are encouraged to keep on doing what they do.

Next year’s Mississippi State Quartet Convention is scheduled for June 11-13, 2015, in Purvis, MS. at The Lamar County Community Shelter. RV sites are available onsite. For more information visit:  or call 601-466-4343.  See updates for MSQC on Facebook also, at . (Article written by Melissa Kinchen, MSQC history provided by Jason Oxenrider.)








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North Louisiana Quartet Convention

Written by Staff on May 29, 2014 – 9:00 am -

Southern Revelation

Southern Revelation

The North Louisiana Quartet Convention, nestled in beautiful North Louisiana and as some would say “Duck Dynasty Country,” started with a vision from Brother David Estep. He envisioned an annual event where groups would gather and sing Southern Gospel music lifting up the name of Jesus. Since then, his vision has become reality as groups gather every year, this year making six consecutive years, becoming an event that groups look forward to with anticipation.


The Convention has been held at First Baptist Church of Swartz in Swartz,



Louisiana, since 2009. FBC of Swartz has been the kind lenders of their facility since the event began. The NLQC starts on Friday night at 6:00 pm, then after all groups are finished performing they go into the reception hall to eat food that has been prepared by many church members. Brother David’s father and mother and David’s wife Carol Estep contribute much to the preparation of the food. On Saturday, the groups sing again at 2:00 pm. Following this, groups go to the reception hall for the largest meal of the event, Louisiana cuisine; usually Red Beans and Rice prepared by David’s parents, Chicken and Sausage Gumbo prepared by Mr. Al Drummond, and Crawfish. As some Louisianan’s would say “bon appetite” meaning “I wish you a hearty appetite”.

New Liberty Quartet

New Liberty Quartet

The convention ends with a grand finale on Saturday evening. The groups wait anxiously knowing this will be their last set of the event. This year’s groups were Heaven Bound from Sikes, La., The Camerons from Sumrall, Misissippi, The Riders from Lumberton, Ms.-, Majesty III from Crossett, Arkansas –, Southern Revelation from Monroe, La.-, Sanctuary Quartet from Delhi, La.-, Brothers In Christ from Monroe, La.-, Chronicle from Holden, and host group New Liberty Quartet from Swartz, La.-

Heaven Bound

Heaven Bound

The groups display their product, giving listeners an opportunity to purchase their music if so desired. David Estep, Bass Singer for host group “New Liberty Quartet” and the originator of NLQC loves this event and desires for it to be the best that it can be. He will listen to demos and consider new groups for this event. For group consideration, please contact David Estep (318) 366-5252. There are no admission fees to the event, thanks to many sponsors who contribute. A love offering is taken.

Article written by Missy Kinchen of Chronicle

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