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2018 Diamond Awards to be filmed by WATC TV Atlanta

Written by Staff on August 14, 2018 – 8:04 am -

Diamond Awards

Diamond Awards

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. (August 10, 2018) — Rob Patz, owner and host of Creekside Gospel Music Convention, is happy to announce that Pat Mathis and her team at WATC TV in Atlanta, Georgia will be recording the 2018 Diamond Awards on October 30, 2018, at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Diamond Awards to be filmed by WATC “We at WATC TV in Atlanta, Georgia are excited to once again partner with WGGS TV in Greenville, South Carolina to cover the Diamond Awards,” said Patricia Mathis, Vice President of WATC. “It has been an annual event that our viewers at WATC enjoy, not only for the great gospel music performances, but also to be able to congratulate those who are awarded a Diamond Award.”

The 2018 Diamond Awards are held as a part of the Creekside Gospel Music Convention, Oct. 28 – Nov. 1, at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff will be the hosts for the gala occasion, highlighted by great live performances and surprise guests.

WATC will be filming the Diamond Awards

Pat Mathis accepts GABBY award for WATC in 2017

“The Diamond Awards are always special,” said Rob Patz. “We are thrilled to welcome back Pat, WATC, and WGGS, as they shoot the footage that will be seen by so many of their viewers that are not able to attend this unique event. Just the presence of the TV crew adds its own air of excitement to the evening, on top of the anticipation of the Awards themselves. It’s going to be a terrific night and I urge everyone who can attend to be there!” Tickets for every night at Creekside are free but must be reserved.

Last year, Robert York of SGNScoops Magazine, wrote a feature on WATC which said, “WATC-TV has become known to its viewers as being the home for Atlanta Live, the station’s nightly live program. The station is available to more than 2.5 million viewers in the Atlanta market. It is available throughout Georgia on various cable networks, as well as 24 hours a day on the internet. Some of the other programs produced on WATC-TV include Babbie’s House, Enjoying Life, Friends and Neighbors, Josh and Ashley, Just Keep Singing, Seniors Today and Gospel Music USA. For a few years, they have taped the SGNScoops Diamond Awards and the SGNScoops Life Achievement Award as well as some of the Creekside Gospel Music Convention for a special program for their audience. The station has received numerous awards, including an Angel Award and a Telly Award, and was honored with its first Emmy Award in 2010. In 2017, the station received the Georgia Association of Broadcasters’ Gabby Awards for Community Service, which recognizes the work of radio and television stations from all stations throughout the state of Georgia.” (abridged)

C.T. Townsend To Speak At Creekside 2018, prior to the Diamond Awards

C.T. Townsend To Speak At Creekside 2018

Prior to the Diamond Awards, pastor C.T. Townsend will address the Creekside audience. Gospel music artists appearing at Creekside Gospel Music Convention include the Jordan Family Band, the Williamsons, the Pine Ridge Boys, Mark209, Sunday Drive, the Hyssongs, Eagle’s Wings, the Chandlers, the Dunaways, and many more. Special events include “Dr. Goff Honors Arthur Rice” on Monday, the 2018 Diamond Awards on Tuesday and many surprise appearances of more beloved artists on Wednesday and Thursday evening.

Creekside 2018

Creekside 2018

For more information on Creekside 2018, including the Diamond Awards and ticket reservations, visit www.sgnscoops.com or www.facebook.com/Creeksidegospelmusicconvention. For a $25 VIP pass, tickets and accommodations, contact Rob Patz by calling 360-933-0741.

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Turning Back Time to Creekside 2017

Written by Staff on August 12, 2018 – 4:37 pm -

The Nelons at Creekside With Diamond Award

The Nelons at Creekside 2017

Creekside is always a great time and last year was no different. From the Sunday night concert to Dr. Goff Honors Eric Bennett; from the 2017 Diamond Awards to David Ring, to the Nelons, the Browders and Soul’d Out, Creekside Gospel Music Association far exceeded all expectations in 2017. To see the program from last year, click here: Creekside_Program_2017

The Nelons at Creekside 2017

The Nelons at Creekside 2017

If you want to be a part of an exciting, surprise-filled week of music, fellowship and encouraging messages, you need to make plans today to travel to the Smoky Mountain Convention Center at Pigeon Forge, Tenn., from Oct. 28 – Nov.1, 2018.

Creekside 2018

Creekside 2018

Creekside Gospel Music Convention began in 2012 and has enjoyed increasing prominence in the world of Christian music. Celebrating Gospel, Bluegrass and Christian Country music, the event provides free tickets to the evening concerts, including the kick-off Sunday night, Dr. Jerry Goff Honors Arthur Rice on Monday night, the Diamond Awards on Tues. 30th and other special guests for Wed. and Thurs., to be announced. For more information, including lodging at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center and Ramada hotel, please call Rob Patz at 360-933-0741 or visit the Creekside website or Facebook page here.

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Creekside 2018 VIP

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 6, 2018 – 3:23 pm -

Creekside 2018 VIP

Creekside 2018 VIP

Hey Creekside 2018 Southern Gospel fans! I want to invite you to this year’s Creekside Gospel Music Convention. It will be our sixth convention. Can you believe Coastal Media has now been producing and putting on Creekside for SIX years? Find out more on our Facebook page.

This is going to be a special year with exciting things going on all four days and we want to encourage you to purchase your $25 VIP ticket. That’s right. $25 for ALL four days. That works out to a little over six dollars a day. There is nowhere else that you can get such a great value and see so many fantastic Southern Gospel groups. And VIP means preferred seating, special gifts and entrance to backstage events.

Creekside Gospel Music Convention will be held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tenn. The Convention runs from October 28 through November 1, 2018, and includes the Diamond Awards on Tuesday night. Click on our website for more information.

If you are interested in purchasing your $25 VIP ticket call Rob Patz at 360 933 0741 or you can buy online at the link below, For hotel reservations please contact 360 933 0741.






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Rob Patz: Get started again in Spring

Written by Staff on April 25, 2018 – 8:42 am -

 

Publisher's Point by Rob Patz

Publisher’s Point by Rob Patz

Publisher’s Point by Rob Patz for April 2018

Welcome to the April edition of the Publisher’s Point. I know I’ve said this before, but I’m going to say it again … I love spring. I love this time of year because it is a sign of new beginnings. If you look around, the flowers are blooming. The sun is out longer throughout the day. It just feels new.

 

If you look back at the first few months of the year, I challenged you to begin this year as a “new you” and a “new year.” How have you been doing? I wish I could say that I have taken all of the things that I wanted to implement into my new year and that I have successfully done that. Unfortunately, that is not the case. I have done some things, just not everything. However, I also feel that, besides the first of the year, spring is like a time of resetting things in your life.

I was thinking about new things lately, and I was challenged by the fact that, sometimes, when we start something new, we are the only one that can see it. Maybe God has given us a vision for something that, down the road, others will catch a hold of but haven’t yet.

 

I think of Noah. He didn’t just start building the ark one day before it started to rain. In fact, he was ridiculed for his actions, but he knew what God had in store.

 

There are times in life where we have to truly seek God and know that He has, and will, do a good work in us. The Bible reads in Philippians 1:6 (NIV), “Being confident of this, He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”


I have to be honest with you. Lately, I have a new project that I desperately want to do, but at the same time, I have been very reticent to do it out of fear that those around me would think it was dumb or not worth doing. I know I should just take the leap of faith and do it because I truly believe God has put it in my heart. At the same time, I’m not totally sure that I can pull it off, though I know the Word says we can do all things through Christ, who strengthens us.

 

Creekside 2017 newspaper

Creekside 2017 newspaper

I guess I look at it kind of the way I look at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention. When I started it, a lot of folks thought I was completely crazy. They said that there wasn’t room for another event in our industry of the type I was suggesting. But God has allowed it to grow, expand and change.

 

I find it interesting that God planted a seed of what I was going to do. Over time, that vision has changed or evolved. The truth of the matter is, a little over seven years ago when He wanted me to get started, He didn’t give me all of the pieces. He gave me the vision, but He wanted me to put feet to that vision.


When I was a freshman in high school, my dad gave me a book by Robert Schuller. One of the quotes in the book that has stuck with me ever since is this, “Starting means you’re halfway to the finish.” What he means is, by putting the effort together to start a project, you are at the point where you are already close to completion.


So what vision is God giving you? What project has He laid before you, that you’re worried that others might find ridiculous, funny, or strange? Let me challenge you … it’s spring 2018. Grab your vision and move forward.


That is the Publisher’s Point.

By Rob Patz

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BIG NIGHT FOR BUTLER MUSIC GROUP ARTISTS AT 2017 DIAMOND AWARDS

Written by Staff on November 2, 2017 – 1:52 pm -

Butler Music Group's Winning Artists: Williamons, Old Time Preachers Quartet, Heaven's Mountain Band, Sacred Harmony and Matt Felts.

Butler Music Group’s Winning Artists: Williamons, Old Time Preachers Quartet, Heaven’s Mountain Band, Sacred Harmony and Matt Felts.

Nashville, TN (November 1, 2017) Butler Music Group works with many of the top artists in Southern Gospel Music and the 2017 Diamond Awards honored many BMG artists last night. BMG entered the night with seven artists nominated in eleven categories and walked away winning six.

The Williamsons have built a reputation as the best mixed-quartet in Southern Gospel Music and last night they were awarded as Mixed Group of the Year. Sadie Williamson was also a special part of the night as she was the official “trophy girl.”

Heaven’s Mountain Band showed why they are mentioned along artists such as the Primitives and Issacs. They brought home multiple awards, Album of the Year, “This Old House of Mine,” and Song of the Year, “I’ll Ride This Ship to the Shore.” They were also nominated for Bluegrass Gospel Artist of the Year.

Sacred Harmony has been quickly catching the eyes

Matt Felts, Diamond Award winner

Matt Felts, Diamond Award winner

and ears of the Southern Gospel industry for their unique sound that blends traditional Gospel with more contemporary styles. They were honored with the Favorite New Trio award and was also a finalist in the Video of the Year category.

In only two years, the Old Time Preachers Quartet have established themselves as the hottest new group in Gospel Music. The quartet won Favorite New Quartet. They were also nominated for Album of the Year.

While not a new name to Southern Gospel fans, Matt Felts is charting new territories as a soloist. In his first year as a soloist, Matt was nominated for Favorite Male Vocalist and won the Sunrise Artist award. Butler Music Group was blessed to have the Coffmans and Jason Davidson also nominated in the Sunrise Artist Category.

“Wow, what a night! We are incredibly blessed and honored to work with the best of the best and the Southern Gospel fan spoke through the Diamond Awards. We want to thank Rob Patz and SGN Scoops for an incredible event,” stated Les Butler, Butler Music Group. For more pictures and a list of winners from BMG’s big night, go to the Butler Music Group Facebook page.

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Red Back Hymn Sing at Creekside

Written by scoopsnews on October 18, 2017 – 9:58 am -

Creekside 2017 welcomes the combined voices of artists singing the old hymns and welcomes all those who appreciate the Red Back songs to the third night of the Convention. Pigeon Forge is a close drive from many States and Creekside Gospel Music Convention anticipates a full house on Wednesday night.

To ensure your seat for this popular presentation, visit the Creekside website Here and reserve your FREE tickets HERE today for the Red Back Hymnal Choir evening of song!

For more information on tickets, lodging and special VIP tickets, contact Rob Patz at 360-933-0741 or rob@sgnscoops.com.

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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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Testimony Tuesday with Tim Bates

Written by Staff on May 30, 2017 – 4:46 am -

Tim and LaDonna Bates

LaDonna and Tim Bates

Tim Bates of The Bates Family gospel group sends us this testimony:

Tim Bates accidentally shot himself in the chest when he was four years old.The bullet severed an artery in his heart in two, powder burned his lungs and damaged his voice box. The doctors said that if he lived through it, he would never talk above a whisper.

Today, Tim is regarded as having one of the strongest voices in gospel music and has also been recognized as a gifted songwriter, having the opportunity to write with some of America’s most talented writers, and having the privilege of some of today’s gospel music artists record his material. He also does BGV(back ground vocal) work at the local recording facility close to his hometown.

Tim is also an evangelist, holding conferences throughout the year, along with their extensive touring schedule.

The Bates Family will be appearing at Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2017, from October 30 – November 2 at the Smoky Mountain Resort Center, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Special guests also include the Nelons, David Ring, Mark209, Pat Barker and more. Tickets are free but must be reserved. Visit the website for more information.

More about The Bates Family….

The Bates Family

Tim Bates and The Bates Family

This award winning family have been on the road since July of 1985. Their love for God along with the fresh sounds of today’s southern gospel mixed with a little country and praise & worship, have garnered them fans of all ages up and down the eastern seaboard. They have accumulated multiple hit songs throughout their career and are a mainstay on the popular television show Great American Gospel which airs on direct tv every week into 20 million households. LaDonna Bates is Tim’s wife, and is a stroke survivor who also is involved in BGV work. Her infectious and bubbly personality will cause you to feel like you have known her forever. Her smooth vocals and sincere delivery is the trademark of this gospel music veteran. LaDonna’s heart  is the young people of today.

LaDonna and Tim Bates

LaDonna and Tim Bates

“I want to offer a clear and direct answer to what our young kids face in America today, We never had it as bad as they do in today’s times. They need to hear that Jesus loves them and will be there when the road gets hard.”  LaDonna  is a hard working mom who enjoys a great pair of sweat pants and her favorite tv shows on her days off. For more, click here.

 

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Pat Barker University comes to Creekside 2017

Written by Staff on April 11, 2017 – 8:18 am -

 

Pat Barker, a well-known bass singer and Gospel music personality from Alabama, has begun to share his wealth of experience to aspiring singers and accomplished artists alike. These sessions of training and encouragement are called the Pat Barker University. Offering vocal coaching to stage presence, Barker touches on everything the artist needs to present Christ.

Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2017 is thrilled to be able to present the Pat Barker University to artists and attendees for a nominal cost on a first come, first served basis. Barker presented this seminar at the Southern Gospel Weekend in Oxford, Ala., and those who present were satisfied.

Pat Barker and Rob Patz

Pat Barker and Rob Patz, Coastal Media CEO and publisher of SGNScoops

PBU attendee Charlie Sexton said recently on Facebook: “If it is anything like the one at Oxford, it will be extraordinary. I encourage everyone that can to attend. Well worth the money!”

Creekside 2017 is being held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tenn., from October 30 through November 2. The Convention will include daytime showcases, evening concerts Monday through Thursday, the Diamond Awards, artist breakfast and midnight prayer. Fans are encouraged to contact Rob for hotel reservations by e-mailing hotels@sgnscoops.com, or at 360 933 0741. Go online to creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com for more information.

Rob Patz of Creekside says, “I am so excited that Pat is coming to Creekside to present PBU. I know everyone will learn something and return to the road with renewed enthusiasm. He might even teach me to sing bass!”

Artists and guests will enjoy the Pat Barker University and will be allowed to attend on a first come, first served basis. Please call Rob at 360-933-0741 or Vonda at 256-310-7892 to reserve your seat today. The fee is $25 per person.


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2016 Diamond Award winners Announced

Written by Staff on November 2, 2016 – 3:46 pm -

Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff at 2016 Diamond Awards

Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff at 2016 Diamond Awards

Pigeon Forge, TN (November 2, 2016) – Creekside Gospel Music Convention was the site for the 2016 Diamond Awards presentation on Tuesday,  November 1st. Among the winners present in the Smoky Mountain Resorts auditorium were Ronnie Hinson, Gold City Quartet, Freedom Quartet, The Williamsons, Jeff Stice and more. The gala evening was emceed by Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff and attended by a large enthusiastic crowd.

Ronnie Hinson - 2016 Diamond Awards

Ronnie Hinson and Rob Patz

The 2016 Diamond Award winners are:

The J.D. Sumner Living Legend: Ronny Hinson

Mixed Group: Karen Peck and New River

Quartet of the Year: Gold City

Trio of the Year: Karen Peck and New River

Duet of the Year: Josh and Ashley Franks

Eagle's Wings at Diamond Awards

Eagle’s Wings

John Rulapaugh at Diamond Awards

John Rulapaugh of Freedom Quartet

Female Vocalist of the Year: Sheri Easter

Male Vocalist of the Year: Jason Crabb

Sunrise Award: The Chandlers

Sunrise Trio of the Year: Surrendered

Sunrise Quartet of the Year: Freedom Quartet

Song of the Year: The Williamsons – “Shout”

Album of the Year: The Williamsons – “Tell Somebody”

Williamsons at Diamond Awards

Williamsons

Christian Country Group of the Year: HighRoad

Anthony Burger Instrumentalist of the Year: Jeff Stice

Dottie Rambo Songwriter of the Year: Gerald Crabb

Bluegrass Gospel Album of the Year: Canaan’s Crossing – “Words”

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Rob Patz

Bluegrass Gospel Song of the Year: Eagles’ Wings – “When I Wake Up To Sleep No More”

Bluegrass Gospel Male Artist of the Year: Tim Maze

Bluegrass Gospel Female Artist of the Year: Debra Wilson

Bluegrass Gospel Group of the Year: Eagles’ Wings

2016 Diamond Awards

Mark209

Gospel Music Today Video/DVD of the Year: The Bates Family – “Louder Than Nails”

Favorite Industry Website: WATC Channel 57

Paul Heil Award for Broadcasting: Vonda Easley – WPIL FM

Publishers Choice Award: The Pine Ridge Boys

Lou Hildreth Award: JP Miller

Creekside Gospel Music Convention continues until Thursday November 3rd at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge.  Tickets are free and everyone is invited to the last day of the event. For more information and to see pictures of the event, visit the Creekside Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Creeksidegospelmusicconvention/


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