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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 University will be held at Creekside 2017

Pat Barker University will be held at Creekside 2017

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 recently 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

that it was time well spent. PBU attendee Charlie Sexton said recently on Facebook: “If it is anything like the one last month 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 a Monday morning outdoor breakfast and showcase, evening concerts Monday through Thursday, afternoon showcases, the Diamond Awards, artist breakfast and midnight prayer. Fans are encouraged to register for the free tickets and contact Salina Clay 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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Scott Roberts and the Five O’Clock Band Return For Creekside 2016

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 29, 2016 – 12:12 am -

Scott Roberts and the Five O'Clock Band Return For Creekside 2016

Scott Roberts and the Five O’Clock Band Return For Creekside 2016

SGNScoops is pleased to welcome Scott Roberts and the Five O’Clock Band to the fifth anniversary of Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2016! Combining the talents of skilled Gospel artists, Scott Roberts and the Five O’Clock Band will appear every afternoon on stage in the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, October 31st through November 3rd.

To ensure fans receive the best seats at each showcase, jam session, evening concert and artist appearance as well as special backstage passes and gifts, Creekside is offering VIP bracelets for only $25. Order yours today by contacting Rob Patz at 360.933.0741. VIP passes also ensure entrance to the 2016 Diamond Awards,  presented on Tuesday evening,  November 1st, 2016.

Don’t forget to reserve your hotel rooms too! Rates start as low as $182 per person (based on double occupancy) for reservations call Rob at 360.933.0741 or contact Salina Clay at hotels@sgnscoops.com or by phone at 256.239.7716.


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Get Your Nominations In TODAY

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 15, 2016 – 1:56 pm -

Get Your Nominations In TODAY

Get Your Nominations In TODAY

It’s time to get excited about the 2016 Diamond Awards! Nominations are happening now at SGNScoops.com. Make sure your voice is heard and your favorites are recognized by fans, peers and industry personnel alike. Nominate the artist that you would like to see onstage at Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2016, receiving the coveted Diamond Award. Vote today! HERE


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The 2016 Diamond Award Nominations

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 18, 2016 – 1:27 pm -

The 2016 Diamond Award Nominations

The 2016 Diamond Award Nominations

The 2016 Diamond Award Nominations are open on the SGN Scoops website. Everyone is invited to the website to enter the Nominations area and list their top 3 favorite picks for each Diamond Award category. Vote HERE.

The Diamond Awards are completely voter-driven, starting with nominations, from which the Top Ten lists are posted, allowing voters to select their three favorites in each category.

That will bring us to the Top Five lists, allowing voters to select their three choices to bring us one winner of the 2016 Diamond Award in each category.

Artists and industry personnel are also invited to vote and to encourage their friends and fans to vote as well!

Vote today HERE

Make plans now to join us for the 2016 Diamond Awards during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee from October 31st through November 3rd, 2015. For more information visit www.creeksidegospelmusicassociation.com .

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A Little Good News……

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 5, 2016 – 1:55 pm -

A Little Good News......

A Little Good News……

With so many bad things being posted daily, we wanted to share some good news about what God just did for artist, Jeff Branham.
Jeff posted this morning on Facebook: Hey all, may I say that I am just having lots of tears of joy flowing down my face, I just recieved information that someone paid for my booth to attend Creekside in Pigeon Forge this year. I am so overjoyed and thankful. Today I also got the job I’ve been trying to get for 10 years. Who ever you are that did this, may our Lord Jesus, surround you with his mighty arms of love . I am so blessed today that I just can’t contain these blessings. Lifting up my hands in praise. Thank you so much.

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Creekside introduces Salina Clay as head of Lodging

Written by Staff on November 20, 2015 – 9:33 am -

Salina Clay

Salina Clay

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (November 20, 2015) – Rob Patz and all of the Coastal Media team are pleased to announce the addition of Salina Clay as head of Lodging and Tours. Salina will be looking after all hotel registrations for the 2016 Creekside Gospel Music Convention. Due to increased interest in Creekside, more staff is needed so that the Convention experience remains comfortable and accommodating for guests.

“I’m really excited to bring Salina on board as part of our staff,” says Patz. “She has an outstanding ability to communicate and organize, and we know she will bring those assets to our Lodging and Tour division for Creekside and our other events.” Coastal Media and SGN Scoops also present the Christian Country Expo, Southern Gospel Weekend and the Diamond Awards.

Rob Patz

Rob Patz

Creekside 2016 will be held at Pigeon Forge, TN, from October 31st through November 3rd, 2016. Fans are invited to contact Salina Clay for their Convention accommodations as soon as possible to obtain their desired rooms. This would also make a great Christmas gift for Christian music aficionados.

For more information on Creekside Gospel Music Convention, visit the website www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com and the Facebook page www.facebook.com/Creeksidegospelmusicconvention . To contact Salina Clay for hotel reservations, email Salina at hotels@sgnscoops.com or call her at 256 239 7716.


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Harmony Road TV Takes Home Multiple Honors At Diamond Awards

Written by Staff on November 5, 2015 – 10:46 am -

unnamed (3)Nashville, TN (November 4, 2015) Pigeon Forge, Tennessee was alive with the sounds of Gospel Music as artists and fans alike converged on the Smoky Mountain getaway for the annual Diamond Award show. Harmony Road and Butler Music Group (BMG) was represented in numerous categories for their work in television, radio and video production.

Harmony Road received its first award of the night as Les Butler was given the Paul Heil award for his work as host of the show. The honors continued with Harmony Road TV taking home the award for Favorite Website. Butler states, “I was excited to receive the award on behalf of webmaster Danny Jones and ownership partners, Roger Spears and Allan Rhodes.” Harmony Road TV is the nationally syndicated hit Southern Gospel Show hosted by Les Butler. BMG Management artist Tammy Jones Robinette was also nominated in the Favorite Christian Country Artist award category.

The Williamsons

The Williamsons

The evening was filled with performances and appearances by some of Gospel Music’s top names including Family Music Group artist the Williamsons, Roger Talley, Tammy Jones Robinette, 11Th Hour, and Jerry Goff & Little Jan. The Williamsons thrilled the packed house as they opened the night with their #1 song, “Shout.” Family Music Group radio artist Back Home was present and nominated in the category Favorite Christian Country Group of the Year.

The Diamond Awards are presented by SGN Scoops Magazine.
About Butler Music Group

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Butler Music Group provides professional management and consulting services to Southern Gospel and Bluegrass artists including Eighth Day, Heaven’s Mountain Band, Kramer’s, Tammy Jones Robinette and Williamson’s.

BMG subsidiary, Family Music Group, is the label and radio promotion division of BMG. Label or Radio Promotion artists include the Williamsons, Canton Junction, Hagees, Matt Hagee, Jimmy Fortune, Oak Ridge Boys, Dunaways, and many others.

Les Butler Veteran Gospel Music Radio Personality Announces New Ventures

Les Butler

Les Butler has been actively involved in Southern Gospel Music for over 37 years as a musician, producer, manager, former publisher of the Singing News, and as a nationally syndicated radio host. Butler started Butler Music Group in 1978, and purchased Family Music Group in 2003. He is a past March of Dimes AIR award, as well as winner of the Paul Heil Broadcasting Award in 2011. Butler’s syndicated radio show, Les Butler and Friends, is heard across America and abroad. Butler’s playing and production credits include Palmetto State Quartet, Steeles, Dunaways, Crabb Family, Easter Brothers, Marksmen Quartet, Earl Scruggs, Bowling Family, Jimmy Fortune, Marty Raybon, and many more. Butler’s publishing companies are Hurry-Up Publishing/BMI and Hush Jean/ASCAP. He continues to host Harmony Road TV, a nationally televised Southern Gospel TV show, and he has recently started hosting a daily Southern and Bluegrass Gospel video blog at southerngospel365.com.

Copyright © 2014 Butler Music Group, All rights reserved.

 

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Creekside honors Jerry and the Singing Goffs

Written by Staff on November 3, 2015 – 4:19 pm -

Vonda Easley, Rob Patz, Dr. Jerry Goff

Vonda Easley, Rob Patz, Dr. Jerry Goff

Pigeon Forge TN (November 3, 2015) – The 2015 k hosted a very special evening on Monday, November 2nd. Lou Wills Hildreth and all of Creekside honored Dr. Jerry Goff and the Singing Goffs during the Monday evening seimagegment of  the four-day event at Pigeon Forge TN, happening now November 5th, 2015.
Jerry and the Singing Goffs were well known for their great singing, performance of songs that still are being sung imagetoday, and the communication excellence of Dr. Jerry Goff. One of best-known lineups was Jerry Goff, Tank Tackett and Bill Dykes. Other members included Barry Hess, Gary Buckles, Art Ross, imageWally Goff, Bobby Howard, Gary Valentine, Dave Thomas, David Harvell, Dave Rowland, David Hoskins and Gene Jones, among others.They had several hits including “I’ll See You In The Rapture,” image“Please Search The Book Again” and “I Am Blessed.” The most memorable part of their concerts was when Dr. Goff brought out his trumpet and thrilled the audience with his playing.
“Wow!” said Dr. Jerry imageGoff. “I was truly excited to learn about a night to honor The Singing Goffs at the Creekside Gospel Convention, but it’s also humbling to receive such honor from your peers. They are the ones who know you best.”
imageLou Hildreth, part of the legendary Wills Family, remarked, “It gives me great pleasure to honor my longtime friends, Jerry and the Singing Goffs. Dr. Jerry Goff is known and respected by the Gospel music imageindustry and fans as a great singer, an MC who set the banner high, a preacher of the gospel, a television legend and pioneer, a trumpet player who left us overwhelmed with the beauty of the moment, a songwriter who expressed our deepest concerns, and a imageGodly man who consistently presented top talent as Jerry and The Goffs.”
Rob Patz, Publisher of SGN Scoops noted, “We are so happy to welcome Dr. Jerry Goff to Creekside. He and his group made inroads in Gospel music and a night to honor them is long overdue. We are thrilled that so many of his friends, fans and family were able to travel to Pigeon Forge for this event.”
imageCreekside Gospel Music Convention began November 2nd at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. Daily showcases, jam sessions, nightly concerts and Midnight Prayer are all scheduled from now until Thursday night. The 2015 Diamond Awards are held on Tuesday, November 3rd. For more information on tickets call Rob Patz at 360.933.0741.image image


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