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Cowboy Roy Goes To Creekside

Written by Staff on October 24, 2014 – 1:03 pm -

image (1)By Roy Hall

September 4th, 2013 is a day I will not ever forget. My mom suffered a massive stroke and heart attack at the same time, the day before I was to leave to go on vacation to the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. All the way there on the bus from California I asked everyone to pray for her. When I finally heard the news what was wrong, I was halfway there. The news was that part of her brain was dead; there was heart damage, no speech and no movement. It was just devastating as you can imagine.

Well, prayers went up and around 1:00pm during the afternoon showcase, the hospital called and said, “We were standing by your mom’s bed side and we said her name and she opened her eyes and could make a fist!” After four days of NOTHING! That was a miracle!

They told me how grim the situation was and that I had to make decisions that were going to be very hard. They took her off the ventilator and put her on oxygen, because that was her wish, not to be revived. I was then told to either put her in hospice or a feeding tube and I did not feel comfortable about the feeding tube because of all the other surgeries. No matter how small a procedure that would be, I couldn’t do that to her.

So I went to one of my friends at NQC who was a nurse and she prayed with me and talked to me and told me that the hospice was the better choice. Then I ran into two other ladies and they were nurses and they also said hospice was better. So I began to look for someone to gather around me and pray for me as I made the phone call for hospice and they did.

I felt a peace about it, but deep inside I knew my mom was going to die. It took me two days to get to California on the bus, and another two days to recuperate from the trip, but I finally went to see Mom in the nursing home. She looked horrible! I took her hand and looked into her eyes and talked to her but there was no squeezing of the hand, no indication she knew who I was. I left the room in tears and cried out, “Oh Lord if she’s not going to be the same, please just take her.” Four days later it’s exactly what happened. There was no funeral, no memorial service, no nothing. They treated her as a homeless person and I had to make the choice to have her cremated.

I had to give away everything, sell everything and move. I even had to shut down my Internet station as well. It was a very hard time for me. In November, I moved back to Missouri and went back to the radio station I was at before. I was there till March of this year. I got my Internet station back again, but had technical problems and physical challenges. With no one checking on me by phone or in person, it was hurting me emotionally and all the way around. So the Lord opened the door for me to leave Missouri at the end of May to go to live in Alton, Illinois. Thanks to my dear friends Earl and Theresa Young, and Cindy Hughlett, I live in the best apartment I’ve had in years. The rent is even less than I was paying in Missouri!

This year, I was nominated for the Eyes of Mercy Servant Award in June and the Radio DJ of the Year in the Gospel Post Fan Awards in July. My friends from Florida, The Reflections, nominated me for that. I also got my Internet station up and running again. I have done over 300 interviews with many Southern Gospel and Christian Country singers. They have all become like family to me and I love each and every one.

Then I heard about Creekside Gospel Music Convention and I wanted to go! Christy Hinson told me about www.gofundme.com so I set up a page there and donations came there and by mail. I was overwhelmed by all the support and it is really exciting to me to know that I will be able to be there for the four days, to get to do more interviews and get more music for my internet station. I’m so excited!

 

My heartfelt thanks,

“Cowboy Roy”

Roy Hall

http://www.cowboyroysgospel.com/

 

Update from SGN Scoops: Cowboy Roy has now called to say his driver was hospitalized and isn’t able to go to Creekside. Roy can take the bus to Knoxville, but he needs a ride from Knoxville to Pigeon Forge and then back to Knoxville when it’s over. We are asking for any of our Creekside friends who will be going through Knoxville to consider making plans to assist Cowboy Roy. If you can help, please contact Vonda Easley at vondaeasley@gmail.com

Don’t forget…Creekside Gospel Music Convention is Nov. 3-6 at Pigeon Forge, TN.  Join Cowboy Roy and all your favorite artists at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/

 


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Rob Patz Talking About Creekside 2014

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 23, 2014 – 8:41 am -

Rob Patz

Rob Patz

Ken Grady of Gospel Music Today talks with Rob Patz of Coastal Media Group about the Creekside Gospel Music Convention, November 3rd through 6th at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, in this video recorded at the Ozark Gospel Music Convention.

Join Rob, Ken and all the artists at Creekside for a great event featuring Little Willie Wynn’s Big Bash, the 2014 Diamond Awards, the Red Back Hymn Book Choir, chapel services, concert matinees and so much more. Tickets are absolutely FREE for this event but must be reserved HERE. For more information visit http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/


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Creekside Gospel Music Convention will host the Red Back Hymnbook Choir

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 19, 2014 – 10:03 pm -

Red Back Hymnbook Choir

Red Back Hymnbook Choir

Bring The Entire Family For The Red Back Hymnbook Choir

Pigeon Forge, TN (October 19, 2014) – SGN Scoops and Coastal Media Group are thrilled to announce that on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, Creekside Gospel Music Convention will host their artists` Red Back Hymnbook Choir! At 5:00pm on Wednesday afternoon, the choir of artists will fill the auditorium of the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee with the melodic sounds of favorite hymns.

Creekside 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 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

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Anthony Burger Instrumentalist Of The Year Nominees for 2014 Diamond Awards

Written by Staff on October 15, 2014 – 10:50 am -

DiamondawardscoverIt’s time to get to know the 2014 Diamond Awards ‘Anthony Burger Instrumentalist Of The Year’ Nominees. This award is named in honor of one of Southern Gospel’s most beloved pianists, Anthony Burger. This award will be handed out at the Diamond Awards celebration on November 4, 2014.

The Diamond Awards have a long history of being a gala event with surprise guests, great music and an evening of worship.  These Awards are being held at Creekside Gospel Music Convention at Pigeon Forge on November 3rd through 6th. They recognize the best in Southern, Country and Bluegrass Christian music and are hosted by SGNScoops digital magazine and Coastal Media Group.

We urge you to reserve your FREE tickets 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 the Anthony Burger Instrumentalist Of The Year, awarded last year to Gordon Mote.

Rob Patz and Kevin Williams

Rob Patz and Kevin Williams

The 2014 Nominees for Instrumentalist Of The Year are:

Kim Collingsworth

Gordon Mote

Kevin Williams

Jeff Stice

Matthew Holt

The Diamond Awards are swiftly approaching. Reserve your free tickets today!


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Come pray with us at Creekside!

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 15, 2014 – 8:09 am -

Creekside Prayer At Midnight

Creekside Prayer At Midnight

Creekside Gospel Music Convention has been known as a place of fun, fellowship and great Gospel music. This year we begin a new tradition: Midnight Prayer.

We invite each and every Creekside attendee to join us in the morning room at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center each evening from Monday to Wednesday for Midnight Prayer. After each evening concert, we know our attendees enjoy going to their favorite restaurant for a meal and fellowship. This year we invite you back to the Convention Center for a time of prayer.

We want to give thanks to the Lord, lift up the artists who are singing, and bring the needs of all those involved to the throne. We hope that all who are planning on attending Creekside will also plan to join us for this special time of Midnight Prayer.
If you are one of the few that have not yet read your plans to join us at Creekside please reserve your free tickets now at:
We would love to have you join us for the singing, fellowship, and the prayer time. We trust that this year’s Creekside will be the best one yet! Join us this year in Pigeon Forge.
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October 2014 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 11, 2014 – 9:38 am -

October 2014 SGNScoops Magazine

October 2014 SGNScoops Magazine

The air is cooler and the leaves are changing color, so it’s a great time to fall into a new issue of SGN Scoops. This month we have lots of great reading for you!

There are only a few days left before we enter Pigeon Forge Tennessee to begin the 2014 edition of Creekside Gospel Music Convention. We can’t wait to see all of you and hear all of the great music from our wonderful artists. Monday night we are planning a great bash with Little Willie Wynn and all of his friends. He is our cover artist for the October edition of Scoops. We hope you enjoy his story written by Dixie Phillips.
Dixie also features the great family ministry of the McKameys. The Mark Dubbeld Family is featured by Paige Givens. We also feature Gold City Quartet and the East Ridge Boys, Joseph Habedank, Josh Parker, Eric Dunson and Reynold Rutledge.
Dan Duncan tells us about the  Christian country artist Mike Manuel. Dean Atkins has some great anecdotes about The Product Table.
We feature pictures and scoops from past events like the Gospel Music Picnic at Silver Dollar City and the National Quartet Convention. New music for October is presented by Sandi Duncan Clark, as well as a new fitness feature by Laurette Willis.
Be sure to catch the DJ Spotlight as well as the Creekside Update. Don’t miss our regular columns by writers Lou Hildreth, David Staton,Jeff Steele, Sherry Anne, and Kelly Nelon Clark.
All this and so much more in the October edition of SGN Scoops! Do not miss the 2014 Creekside Gospel Music Convention and the  2014 Diamond Awards, November 3 to 6, at Pigeon Forge. See you there!


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2014 Diamond Award Nominees for Male Artist Of The Year

Written by Staff on October 8, 2014 – 1:27 pm -

Diamond Awards 2014

Diamond Awards 2014

It’s time to get to know the 2014 Diamond Awards ‘Male Artist Of The Year’ Nominees. The Diamond Awards are being held at Creekside Gospel Music Convention at Pigeon Forge on November 3rd through 6th. These Awards recognize the best in Southern, Country and Bluegrass Christian music and are hosted by SGNScoops digital magazine and Coastal Media Group.

The Diamond Awards have a long history of being a gala event with surprise guests, great music and an evening of worship. We urge you to reserve your FREE tickets 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 Male Artist Of The Year, awarded last year to Jason Crabb.

Jason Crabb at Creekside

Jason Crabb at Creekside

The 2014 Nominees for Male Artist Of The Year are:

Jason Crabb

David Phelps

Guy Penrod 

Michael English

Ivan Parker

The Diamond Awards are swiftly approaching. Reserve your free tickets today!


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Gospel Music Today For October 6 On SGNScoops.com

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 6, 2014 – 8:14 am -

Gospel Music Today

Gospel Music Today

Texas gospel music promoter Harold Marshall is the guest on Gospel Music Today for the week of October 5. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates, the Feature Group is Spoken 4 Quartet.  Jean reviews new recordings by Rene Jones, The Perrys, and The Lesters  An article about Ronnie Hinson is the subject of this week’s Singing News Notes. The show features singing by The Old Paths Quartet, exclusive video of  Faith’s Journey, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras at the Southern Gospel Worship Gathering, in Broken Arrow, OK, and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive concert video of The Pine Ridge Boys Quartet at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention, in Pigeon Forge, TN.

 

The show is on KWHB TV47 in Oklahoma every Sunday at 4:30 PM, and on Roku on FFE TV Monday at 8:00 PM and AllNations TV Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30 PM. Check local TV schedule for Beaumont, TX, Tyler, TX. Atlanta, TX, and Morrilton, AR. The current edition of Gospel Music Today is online now at the Gospel Music Today website, www.gospelmusictoday.com.

 


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Creekside Gospel Music Convention Countdown

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 4, 2014 – 3:34 pm -

 

 

Creekside Gospel Music Convention Get Your Free Tickets Today For Outstanding Southern Gospel Music And Fellowship November 3 – 6 2014

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Quartet of the Year Nominees for the 2014 Diamond Awards

Written by Staff on October 2, 2014 – 7:40 am -

Diamond Awards 2014

Diamond Awards 2014

This year’s Diamond Awards will be held at Creekside Gospel Music Convention at Pigeon Forge on November 3rd through 6th. The Diamond Awards recognize the best in Southern, Country and Bluegrass Christian music and are hosted by SGNScoops digital magazine and Coastal Media Group.

Tim Lovelace and Rob Patz

Tim Lovelace and Rob Patz

 

Tim Lovelace returns as the lively host for the Awards show, so you know it will be blast!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 Quartet Of The Year, defined as a traditional group with four-part harmony.

Last year, we were happy to award Ernie Haase and Signature Sound as winners of this title.

 

 

 

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound at NQC 2014 courtesy Candace Combs

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound at NQC 2014 courtesy Candace Combs

The 2014 Nominees for Quartet Of The Year are:

Gaither Vocal Band

Brian Free And Assurance

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

The LeFevre Quartet

Gold City

 

The Diamond Awards are swiftly approaching. Reserve your free tickets today!


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