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SGN Scoops’ Fabulous, Fun Fact Friday with the Williamsons!

Written by Staff on August 28, 2015 – 11:46 am -

Williamsons

Williamsons

FUN FACT FRIDAY

IT’S FRIDAY! Another week has come and gone, and that means we are one week closer to Creekside! This week I was able to get a little in tune with The Williamsons. Check it out!

Q: What is your favorite bible verse and why? 

Karl: Job 22:9. “It describes in one verse the reason why we do what we do, and why I leave my family every week to travel and sing.”

The Williamsons at Creekside 2014

The Williamsons at Creekside 2014

Donnie: “Of course, my favorite Bible verses have to do with the salvation experience and how we can be reconciled to a holy God. The one I am going to share today is one my mother taught me when I was just a teenager going through regular teenage issues. It is Philippians 4:8. It helped from my attitude when I was a teenager, and it is still helping me from them today.”

Darin: “Psalm 37:4 is my favorite scripture. I love it because I am a living example of what it says. God has given me the desires of my heart. I get to do what I love on the weekends and come back home to my wife and son. Life is good.”

Lisa: “My favorite scripture is James 1:17. I believe that God has given us so many ‘good and perfect gifts;’ we could never thank Him enough! I know in my life He has given me salvation, my beautiful family and has fulfilled my dream of being in ministry. So many other things I could name, but where do I even begin? God has been so very good to me!”

williamsons5Q: At what time in your life did you know that you had been called to sing gospel music?

Karl: “April 13th of the year 2000. That was the day that God called  me  into  the ministry. That was the only instance in my life that I can remember actually hearing the voice of God.”

Donnie: “I had some friends take me to a concert when I was 12 years old. It was there that my soul was set on fire to share Gospel music. Since my father was a pastor and we sang  in a family group together, there’s hardly been a time in my life that I was not hearing  the Gospel through music. However, I must say that even within the past seven years I have had a renewed commitment and desire to evangelize through music even more than ever.”

Darin: “In 2003 I attended a Gold City concert with my dad. Tim Riley, Jay Parrack, Danny Riley and Jonathan Wilburn did an incredible job of course. There was something extra special about that night though. I believe that’s where I fell in love with Gospel music I feel like God placed the desire to sing Gospel music in my heart and from that day on I knew what I was supposed to do. Its one of my favorite memories.”

Lisa: “ I don’t remember when God called me into ministry exactly. I have heard my parents tell about something that happened the day I was dedicated though. I was only a few days old when the service took place. As they prayed over Dad, Mom, and me, an elder in the church prophesied and said that God was going to use me to reach many people through my ministry. He couldn’t have known that God had in store for me! Not at only a few days old! However, God knew what He had planned for me and my life. Whether you believe in prophecy or not, you can’t argue with the fact that God has fulfilled that one!”

Q: What is your favorite hobby when you are NOT singing?

Karl: “Hunting deer and smoking meats. In that order. Fishing is just something to do until deer season comes around.”

Donnie: “My favorite pasttime when not singing is to spend time with my lovely wife and children. I don’t fish, I don’t golf, and I don’t hunt. If I have some spare time (which is not nearly often enough) I enjoy cuddling up with my family and watching a good movie or something else we can do together. I love popcorn!”

Darin: “When we aren’t singing, I love spending every moment I can with my wife Kallie and my son Patrick. I also enjoy coaching my son’s ball teams.”

Lisa: “When we are home I do laundry. LOL!!! Thankfully, that’s not all I do. I enjoy working in our studio and just being in a house that doesn’t drive down the highway!”

Creekside posterFor more on the Williamsons, visit their website.

The Williamsons will be appearing at the 2015 Creekside Gospel Music Convention.

Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2015 will be happening on November 2-5 at Pigeon Forge, TN at the Smoky Mountain Resort. Tickets are free but must be reserved. For more information visit the CGMC website and Facebook page.


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Vote Today In The 2015 Diamond Awards

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 8, 2015 – 9:03 pm -

2015 Diamond Awards

2015 Diamond Awards

Vote For The Top Ten Here

The Diamond Awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This gala evening is one of the most exciting evenings in Gospel music, with surprise guests, great music and special presentations, producing memories that linger until the next Creekside Convention rolls around.

This year, Creekside is offering a VIP wristband for those fans who want a more up-close and personal experience. For $25, the wearer will receive VIP seating, special gifts, and an invitation to a VIP party. This wristband is valid for the entire Convention, November 2nd through 5th, at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. Fans are urged to order their wristbands early to avoid disappointment.

Vote today for your favorite of the Top Ten nominees for the 2015 Diamond Awards. Find out more about Creekside Gospel Music Convention online or on Facebook Here. To order your VIP wristband or to learn more about VIP lodging packages, phone Rob Patz at 360-933-0741.





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Creekside Gospel Music Convention welcomes 11th Hour

Written by Staff on July 2, 2015 – 3:14 pm -

11th Hour

11th Hour

Pigeon Forge, TN – Creekside Gospel Music Convention  is pleased to welcome mixed trio 11th Hour to the concert event scheduled for November 2nd through 5th in Pigeon Forge, TN. These inspiring artists were the 2014 Diamond Award recipients of the Sunrise 2015 full logo creeksideAward for up and coming groups. They were also recently featured on the cover of SGN Scoops issue for June 2015.

“We came to Creekside last year and enjoyed it so much,”says Amber Eppinette of 11th Hour. “Great fellowship and wonderful singing! You do not want to miss it this year.”
Rob Patz of Coastal Media, one of the sponsors of Creekside says, “I am thrilled that 11th Hour is going to join us once again in Pigeon Forge. This trio is really making its mark in Gospel music and they have made an exciting line-up even better!”
The Convention has already announced several artists who will be performing, including The Freemans, The Guardians,

Diamond Awards 2015

Diamond Awards 2015

Mark209, The Hoskins Family, The Pine Ridge Boys, Dr. Jerry Goff and more.

Make your plans now to be at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention, held on November 2nd through 5th at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN. Fans are encouraged to

The Freemans

The Freemans

reserve their tickets early.

For ticket and lodging information, contact Rob Patz at rob@sgnscoops.com or 360-920-4057. For more information visit http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/

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2015 Diamond Awards Top 10

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 30, 2015 – 10:37 pm -

Diamond Awards 2015

Diamond Awards 2015

Vote For The Top Ten Here

Pigeon Forge, TN – SGN Scoops announces the unveiling of the 2015 Diamond Awards Top Ten nominees. After a nomination period, the top nominees in each category were voted upon by the fans of the digital magazine to produce a list of their ten favorite artists. SGN Scoops now invites all Gospel music fans to visit their website and vote on this list to produce the Top Five for the last round of voting. Fans are encouraged to be a part of this road toward the 2015 Diamond Awards to be presented during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention.

The Diamond Awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This gala evening is one of the most exciting evenings in Gospel music, with surprise guests, great music and special presentations, producing memories that linger until the next Creekside Convention rolls around.

This year, Creekside is offering a VIP wristband for those fans who want a more up-close and personal experience. For $25, the wearer will receive VIP seating, special gifts, and an invitation to a VIP party. This wristband is valid for the entire Convention, November 2nd through 5th, at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. Fans are urged to order their wristbands early to avoid disappointment.

Vote today for your favorite of the Top Ten nominees for the 2015 Diamond Awards. Find out more about Creekside Gospel Music Convention online or on Facebook Here. To order your VIP wristband or to learn more about VIP lodging packages, phone Rob Patz at 360-933-0741.





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SGN Scoops Friday Favorite with Angie Hoskins Aldridge

Written by Staff on June 12, 2015 – 8:50 am -

Hoskins Family

The Hoskins Family

Welcome to the SGN Scoops Friday Favorite! Today’s favorite comes to us courtesy of Angie Hoskins Aldridge, lead singer of The Hoskins Family. Rick, Reva, Angie and Abigail have been hitting the Southern Gospel charts with their power vocals and three-generation family harmony, bringing songs like “God is Big,” “Whenever I Hear His Name,” and, “Land Of Endless Tomorrow.”

Vonda Easley asks: “Angie, what is your favorite scripture and why?”

Angie: Good Morning!  One of my favorites….Mark 11:24. This is one of my favorites because it lets me know God is concerned and cares about our wants and desires!!!”

Angie Hoskins Aldridge

Angie Hoskins Aldridge

Mark 11:24 (KJV): “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”

Thanks Angie!

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The Hoskins Family will be appearing at Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge from November 2nd through 5th at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center.


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Creekside 2015 Welcomes Mark209

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 4, 2015 – 9:02 am -

Mark 209

Mark 209

Pigeon Forge, TN  – Creekside Gospel Music Convention is pleased to announce the addition of Mark209 to their artist roster. This Country-styled quartet travels across the United States and Canada, and has been hitting the charts with songs such as “It Takes Faith” and “Tennessee Orange.”

Rob Patz of SGN Scoops says,”We are excited that these guys will be a part of Creekside this year. Our audience enjoys the diversity of Southern Gospel, Christian Country and Bluegrass Gospel, and I know they will love Mark209!”
The Convention has already announced several artists who will be performing, including The Freemans, The Guardians, The Hoskins Family, Pine Ridge and more.
Make your plans now to be at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention, at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, November 2nd through 5th. Fans are encouraged to reserve their tickets early. For ticket and lodging information, call 1 (360) 933-0741. For more information visit http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/
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Midnight Prayer returns to Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Written by Staff on May 29, 2015 – 12:55 pm -

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Pigeon Forge, TN – Creekside Gospel Music Convention welcomes the return of one of last year’s favorite events, Midnight Prayer. Fans and artists gathered together after the concerts before heading to sleep. They prayed and sang and had fellowship with each other, seeing hearts touched and lives changed. Everyone so enjoyed these services that Creekside is bringing them back in 2015.
2015 Midnight Prayer“Midnight Prayer is a very special time at Creekside,” says Rob Patz of SGN Scoops. “It really gives us all a chance to respond to the message we have heard during the singing all day long. I can’t wait to see what happens this year!”
Midnight Prayer at Creekside 2014

Midnight Prayer at Creekside 2014

Vonda Easley, of Hope’s Journey adds, “I am so excited that midnight prayer is not only back, but back by popular demand. I am thrilled to be part of an event where artists can come together and pray for one another. Creekside is not just a Convention, it is an experience that you do not want to miss!”

The Creekside Gospel Music Convention includes daytime showcases, evening concerts, the Lou Hildreth Honors, the 2015 Diamond Awards, and much more. Creekside organizers have already announced several artists who will be appearing, including The Freemans, Jordan’s Bridge, The Hoskins Family, John Lanier, Pine Ridge Boys, Dr. Jerry Goff and more.
Pine Ridge Boys at Creekside 2014

Pine Ridge Boys at Creekside 2014

Make your plans now to be at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention, held on November 2nd through 5th at Pigeon Forge, TN. Fans are encouraged to reserve their tickets early. For ticket and lodging information, contact Rob Patz at rob@sgnscoops.com or 360-920-4057. For more information visit http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/

 


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Creekside welcomes Jordan’s Bridge

Written by Staff on May 22, 2015 – 12:44 pm -

Jordan's Bridge

Jordan’s Bridge

Pigeon Forge, TN – Creekside Gospel Music Convention is pleased to welcome Jordan’s Bridge to the November event in Pigeon Forge. The quartet consists of Joe Lane and Phil Barker (formerly of the Singing Americans) as well as Rick Sheets and Kirk Henry. These gentlemen have a traditional sound and are loved by the folks at the Grand Ole’ Gospel Reunion.

Creekside posterRob Patz of SGN Scoops, one of the sponsors of this event, says Jordan’s Bridge has a great sound. “These men have class and that good quartet sound that Southern Gospel is known for. I know Creekside audiences will love them and I am so happy that they have agreed to join us. 2015 Creekside will be the best Convention yet!”
In addition to these  artists, Creekside has already announced several performers including The Freemans, The Hoskins Family, the Williamsons, John Lanier, Exodus, Dr. Jerry Goff and more.
Make your plans now to be at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention, held on November 2nd through 5th at Pigeon Forge, TN. Fans are encouraged to reserve their tickets early. For ticket and lodging information, contact Rob Patz at rob@sgnscoops.com or 360-920-4057. For more information visit http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/

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Creekside Gospel Music Convention Update

Written by Staff on May 15, 2015 – 4:24 pm -

 

Creekside posterCreekside Gospel Music Convention is getting ever closer and we have some exciting news to share this month. You know by now that Creekside tickets are free but must be reserved. Please make your plans to join us in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee on November 2nd through 5th at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center.

Freemans 2015

Freemans 2015

We are happy to announce that the Freemans will be joining us again this year. Last year, they played to an excited crowd during the 2014 Diamond Awards. This fantastic family was also awarded twice during the evening, as they were presented with the Christian Country Group of the Year and and the Video/DVD of the Year for the poignant portrayal of “Lead Me Home.” Will they be winners again this year? Only you can

The Hoskins Family

The Hoskins Family

tell us that as you vote for your favorites in the 2015 Diamond Awards.

We are thrilled this month to tell you about the Showcases being held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the day at Creekside. Chapel Valley Records, Ava Kasich and Vonda Easley of Hey Y’all Media are working together to bring some wonderful artists to the daytime stage. Ava comments, “This will be my

Dr. Jerry and Little Jan Buckner-Goff

Dr. Jerry and Little Jan Buckner-Goff

third year at Creekside Gospel Convention and every year it gets better and better. The atmosphere of worship is wonderful and the addition of the Midnight Prayer is icing on the cake. Can’t wait to see what God has planned for us all this year! See you there!” Vonda notes, “I had such an awesome time working with Ava Kasich during the showcases at Southern Gospel Weekend in Oxford, Alabama and I am thrilled to get to do this again at Creekside Gospel Music Convention. This is going to be a great time and just look at some the artists participating: The Hoskins Family, From The Ashes, Exodus, John Lanier, The Riders, Majesty III, Malachi, Ascension Quartet, Clear Vision Quartet, Drummond Family, Webb Quartet and

2015 Diamond Awards

2015 Diamond Awards

Billy Hodges.”

As is our custom at Creekside, on Monday night is the Lou Hildreth Honors gala. Lou Hildreth joins us to celebrate the life of a guest artist that has done great things in Gospel music. Stay tuned to find out who

Karen Peck and New River at Diamond Awards 2014

Karen Peck and New River at Diamond Awards 2014

this year’s honoree is!

Tuesday night we will present the 2015 Diamond Awards. You won’t want to miss this evening where we honor the best in Gospel music. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Jerry Goff and Little Jan as our hosts for this special evening. The Diamond Award voting continues now on the SGN Scoops website, so drop by to click on the link and vote for your favorites in The Diamond Awards Top Ten. Make sure your voice is heard and vote today! www.sgnscoops.com/2015-diamond-awards.

Creekside Choir

Creekside Choir

Every day and night of Creekside will feature great music, inspiring testimonies and a special Red Back Hymnal choir on one evening. If you like to hang out with your favorite artists, the Exhibit Hall will be filled with artist booths and the singers waiting to chat with you.

This year we have VIP Packages, which include lodging, tickets and special events. VIP guests will be invited to a special backstage party as well. Keep watching for more exciting announcements. Don’t miss four days of great Gospel music, fellowship and fun. Please call Rob Patz for more information at 360-920-4057 or

Rob Patz and Vonda Easley

Rob Patz and Vonda Easley

email him at rob@sgnscoops.com.

Note: The host hotel is filling up quickly! We anticipate that it will be completely full in just a few days. We have other rooms available close by, but you will want to stay right onsight for the most fun during the week. Email Rob today!

 

Live Creekside Updates Every Week!

Rob Patz of Coastal Media has been chatting with Vonda Easley of Strictly Southern With Vonda Easley, live on the air every week, bringing updates about Creekside. Be sure to listen to Strictly Southern With Vonda Easley, which can be heard every Friday at 10am CST on www.wpilfm.com.

 

Final Notes

Creekside Gospel Music Convention would like to hear from you! Tell us what you want to see and hear in November. Creekside also needs your help. If you would like to volunteer through various promotional activities throughout the year, or with onsite tasks during the convention, please email Rob at rob@sgnscoops.com. For more information, latest news and artists scheduled to appear, visit the Creekside page on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/Creeksidegospelmusicconvention .


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The Freemans Return to Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Written by Staff on May 15, 2015 – 12:59 pm -

Creekside posterPigeon Forge, TN – Creekside Gospel Music Convention is thrilled to announce the return of The Freemans to their stage in Pigeon Forge. The Freemans appeared last year during the 2014 Diamond Awards, receiving the Video/DVD of the Year and Christian Country Group of the Year! The audience enjoyed the music of The Freemans and Creekside is glad they have decided to return.

Freemans 2015

Freemans 2015

“We are excited to again be apart of the Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge,” says Chris Freeman. “It’s always a pleasure to work with Rob Patz and all of those that work hard to bring together this event. It’s a great way to start the finishing weeks of another year in the ministry.”

Darrell Freeman agrees. “We are excited about all that is happening for The Freemans this summer. We are performing in new areas of the country, preparing for the finishing and release of Chris’s album paying tribute to the Hinsons, adding new products to our store, myself hosting new episodes of Nashville Country Revival and our continuation of working to keep our spirits and passion at their highest to bring genuine listening and performance quality to our fans.”
The Freemans perform at 2014 Diamond Awards

The Freemans perform at 2014 Diamond Awards

“The Freemans are a great bunch of people and a wonderful addition to Creekside,” says Rob Patz, publisher of SGN Scoops, one of the sponsors of the event. “Their music is distinctive and inspiring, and I can’t wait to see if the fans will be honoring them with another Diamond Award this year!”

The Freemans are joining the Hoskins Family, the Williamsons, Dr. Jerry Goff and more at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention, held on November 2nd through 5th at Pigeon Forge, TN. Fans are encouraged to reserve their tickets early. For ticket and lodging information, contact Rob Patz at rob@sgnscoops.com or 360-920-4057. For more information visit http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/

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