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BMG Artists Shine Bright at 2018 Diamond Awards

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 2, 2018 – 6:28 pm -

Diamond Awards

Diamond Awards

Nashville, TN   The 2018 Diamond Awards, in Pigeon Forge, TN was all aglow with some of the best talent in Southern Gospel Music and Butler Music Group artists represented us well!

The Williamsons performed their song, “Jesus, What a Wonderful Name”  from their “Give Them Jesus” project and they were honored to win the award for “Mixed Group of the Year” for the second consecutive year!  Their daughters Sadie, age 13 and Olivia, age 11 were also quite involved in the evening.  Both young ladies were award presenters and Sadie was part of a youth trio that sang “What a Lovely Name” that brought the house down!  Lisa Williamson was nominated for both Female Vocalist of the Year as well as Songwriter of the Year.

Gloryway Quartet was honored to open the evening with a song and also won the award for Sunrise Quartet of the Year.

Les Butler joined Gerald Crabb in presenting the JD Sumner Living Legend Award to Gerald Williams of the Melody Boys.  Les was also honored to play the piano for Gerald Crabb as he sang, “When He Reached Down His Hand For Me.”

Jason Davidson was a presenter for the Dottie Rambo Songwriter of the Year award.

Les Butler’s friend and mentor, Vic Clay, was awarded the Publishers Award for his contributions to Southern Gospel Music over the years.  Les states, “if not for the Lord and Vic Clay I would have never gotten involved in Southern Gospel music.  Vic is a close friend and taught me everything I know in a recording studio.”

The Diamond Awards are held during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention each year.  This convention, hosted by SGN Scoops Magazine, has grown 28% over last year and continues to gain momentum!  This is the only totally fan-based award in Southern Gospel Music and is a favorite among Southern Gospel Music fans.


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Creekside announces end of voting period for Diamond Awards

Written by Staff on September 14, 2018 – 3:42 am -

Diamond Awards

Diamond Awards

Have you voted for your favorite nominee in the 2018 Diamond Awards? If not, click HERE and do so today! September 15 is the final day to vote so you need to visit the site today. Make sure your voice is heard!

The 2018 Diamond Awards are open to all fans, artists and industry personnel. Anyone may vote, but they must do so by September 15 for their ballot to be tabulated for the 2018 Awards presentation. Vote TODAY.

with 2017 Diamond Award

Kelly Nelon Clark with 2017 Diamond Award

The 2018 Diamond Awards will be held on Tuesday, October 30, at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., during the 7th Annual Creekside Gospel Music Convention. Creekside runs from Oct. 28 – November 1. Tickets are FREE but must be reserved. For more information, click HERE or HERE for the Facebook site.

Gospel music artists appearing at Creekside Gospel Music Convention include the Williamsons, the Jordan Family Band, the Pine Ridge Boys, Mark209, Sunday Drive, the Hyssongs, Eagle’s Wings, the Chandlers and many more.

Special events include “Dr. Goff Honors Arthur Rice” on Monday, the 2018 Diamond Awards on Tuesday, the Browders on Wednesday and the Dunaways on Thursday evening. C.T. Townsend will be the special preacher for the event.

This year we are offering a commemorative T-shirt, available in sizes small to 5x, and for a limited time only we are offering this at a special discounted price of just $15. If you are a VIP pass holder you can preorder your T-shirt for just $10. To order your commemorative T-shirt or to get your VIP pass, email Rob Patz at rob@sgnscoops.com

For more information on Creekside 2018, including the Diamond Awards and free 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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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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Only The Best For Creekside Diamond Awards…

Written by scoopsnews on August 8, 2018 – 2:35 pm -

Jerry Golf & Little Jan Buckner Goff

He is a “sought-after” speaker and conducts three day crusades; plus lectures on PSA . . . a course on “Positive Spiritual Attitude” written by Jerry Goff.

A “Gold Record” winner, presented by Queen City Album & Recording Company.

Received the distinguished “DOVE AWARD” in 1970 for the Best Gospel Album, Graphics & Design.

Has written and recorded many national hit songs . . . some that were #1 nationally are . . . “Please Search The Book Again,” “Tear Stains In The Sand,” “Where We Ever Shall Be,” “Who Do I Know In Heaven,” and more, plus many others that were top ten nationally, such as, “I Am Blessed,” “Guilty,” “Dream About Heaven,” “The Tree God Grew,” “Tears Will Stop,” and the list could go on and on.

JERRY & THE GOFFS were chosen to represent the USA at the WORLD OLYMPICS in Montreal, Canada, 1976.

One of the Founders, and a lifetime member of the Gospel Music Association, (GMA) and served several years as Director.

Jerry has written several hundred songs and musical compositions.

Was honored by the Gospel Music Association and Music Industry with a “ROAST” for thirty years in Gospel Music and Ministry, 1983.

Jerry served on the Inaugural Committee for President Ronald Reagan.

Served as Chaplain for the Senate of the State of Tennessee.

Dr. Goff is on the staff of Christian Life College as professor of Church History & New Testament Documents.

Wrote his first song at age seven, received his first royalty check at age nine.

A quote from THE SINGING News seems to sum it all up in an article about Jerry… it stated, “JERRY GOFF, known affectionately as Mr. Gospel Trumpet, Mr. Personality, and Mr. Enthusiasm, is one of the most versatile and prolific personalities in Gospel Music today.  A staunch Christian, a captivating speaker, an artist, an author, composer, and performer… Jerry fits the title of MR. GOSPEL MUSIC to a ‘T’.  The list of Jerry’s accomplishments could go on and on.  If there ever was a ‘SUPERSTAR’ in Gospel Music, it is JERRY GOFF.”

Little Jan Buckner Goff is an award winning singer/ songwriter. The only southern gospel artist to ever have a song on the gospel charts and country charts. In 2010, Jan was inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
We are so honored to have these two gospel music “Superstars” as our host for the 2018 Diamond Awards.
Vote In The Diamond Awards Here

2018 Diamond Awards, Dr Jerry Goff Honors Arthur Rice, Midnight Prayer, Daytime Showcases, and so much more. C.T. Townsend will be Preaching.

VIP tickets are available as well as special Group Rate accommodation. Log onto the Creekside Facebook page or website for more information, or call 360-933-0741.


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The Hyssongs Garner Three Diamond Award Nominations

Written by Staff on June 8, 2018 – 2:36 pm -

Hyssongs win at the 2017 Diamond

Hyssongs win at the 2017 Diamond Awards

Orlando, Florida (June 6, 2018) –Recently, the 2018 Diamond Award Top 5 Nominations were released, and The Hyssongs were honored to be nominated in three categories.

The Hyssongs have become one of the top trios in Southern Gospel Music. Over the last year, two of their songs: “Let The Hallelujahs Ring” and “I Tell Them Jesus,” both went to No. 1 on the radio charts. In 2017, the group was awarded the favorite Trio in the Diamond Awards held in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

“We are humbled that so many would vote for our family in this year’s Diamond Awards. It was never our goal to win awards, but to rather win souls for Christ. However, it is an honor for our family,” states Richard Hyssong.

The Hyssongs are nominated in the following categories;
Favorite song – “Let The Hallelujahs Ring,” written by Kenna West and Lee Black.
Favorite Trio — Hyssongs
Paul Heil Award – Richard Hyssong (Joy For The Journey)

Rob Patz presenting the Hyssongs with plaque recognizing their No. 1 song in SGNScoops Top 100

Rob Patz presenting the Hyssongs with plaque recognizing their No. 1 song in SGNScoops Top 100

Dell Hyssong added, “Our family could not have done this without the support of our record company, Chapel Valley Music Group. Travis and Shane Roark have helped push our ministry for many years and they are dear friends. We also want to thank April Potter of the April Potter Agency for all she does to book our family from coast to coast.”

The Diamond Awards honor the best artists in Gospel music and are presented by SGNScoops Magazine. Voting is now underway; fans can go to sgnscoops.com to vote today.

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Today is a special day for Sadie Williamson!

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 17, 2018 – 1:50 pm -

Today is a special day for Sadie Williamson!

 

We at SGN Scoops would like to wish her a Happy Birthday.
We appreciate all your work helping Ms Jean Grady with The Diamond Awards.
Hope you have an awesome day!

 


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SGNScoops Announces Top Ten Diamond Award Nominees

Written by Staff on March 3, 2018 – 1:25 pm -

Diamond Awards

Diamond Awards

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. (March 3, 2018) – SGNScoops Magazine announces the unveiling of the 2018 Diamond Awards Top Ten nominees. During the nomination period, the fans of the digital magazine chose the top nominees in each category. These names have been tabulated to produce a list of the Top Ten favorite nominees for each area.

with 2017 Diamond Award

Kelly Nelon Clark with 2017 Diamond Award

SGNScoops Magazine now invites all Gospel music fans, friends, artists and industry personnel to visit the SGNScoops website to view the Top Ten and vote on their favorites to produce the Top Five here.

The Diamond Awards are presented each year during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention.

Triumphant Quartet accept 2017 Diamond Award

Triumphant Quartet accepts 2017 Diamond Award

The Diamond Awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at Pigeon Forge. This gala evening is one of the most exciting evenings in Gospel music, with surprise guests, great music and special presentations.

Creekside Gospel Music Convention 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, October 28 through November 1, at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. Fans are urged to order their wristbands early to avoid disappointment.

Gold City at 2016 Diamond Awards

Gold City at 2016 Diamond Awards

Vote today for your favorite of the Top Ten nominees for the 2018 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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Diamond Awards Bring Excitement To Butler Music Group

Written by Staff on October 25, 2017 – 7:18 am -

The Williamsons with Jerry Goff and Jan Buckner Goff at the Diamond Awards.

The Williamsons with Jerry Goff and Jan Buckner Goff at the Diamond Awards 2016

Nashville, TN (October 18, 2017) As artists from across the nation descend on Pigeon Forge, TN for the 2017 Diamond Awards,Butler Music Group and its family of artists have much for which to be excited. Seven BMG artists have accumulated 13 nominations including nominations for Favorite Mixed Group, Favorite Male Vocalist, Video of the Year and two for Album of the Year.

The Williamsons continue to secure their spot as one of Southern Gospels top groups. They have been nominated for Favorite Mixed Groupand Lisa Chesser Williamson has been nominated for the Songwriter of the Year award. BMG prides itself on introducing Gospel Music to some of the best up and coming artists and these nominations prove it. Sacred Harmony has been gaining a reputation for their unique harmonies and crossover sound. They have claimed two nominations, Sunrise Trio and Video of the Year.

2017 Diamond Award Nominations

2017 Diamond Awards Nominations

Family groups are a favorite in Gospel Music and the Coffmans are quickly catching attention at major events such as Singing In The Sun and Gatlinburg Gathering for their powerhouse vocals. This year they claimed their first Singing News Top 40. The 2017  awards brought them a Top 5 nomination in the Sunrise Artist category.

Butler Music Group Artists Honored With 15 Diamond Award Nominations

Butler Music Group Artists Honored With 15 Diamond Award Nominations

Jason Davidson’s incredible vocals have left legends such as Duane Allen, Lynda Randall and LaVerne Tripp amazed by his voice and stage presence. Jason also claimed his first Singing News Top 40 in 2017. He has been nominated for the Sunrise Artist award as well.

Even though some of its members such as Mike Holcomb and Les Butler are household names, the Old Time Preachers Quartet is a relatively new name to Gospel Music. In a short time, they have left the industry a buzz with two Singing News Top 20 songs as well as appearances at Dollywood, Blue Gate Theater, NQC Main Stage and on Guy Penrod’s Gospel Music Showcase TV show. They have been honored for their success with a nomination for  Sunrise Quartet and Album of the Year.

Matt Felts Announces Solo Ministry

Matt Felts nominated for Diamond Award

Another name that is familiar to fans of Gospel Music but is now on a new path is Matt Felts. Having branched out as a soloist this year, Matt has claimed his first Singing News Top 80 and has released a breakout album that features guests such as Larry Gatlin, Joseph Habedank and Goodman Revival. Matt has been nominated for two awards, Favorite Male Vocalist and Sunrise Artist.

In the Bluegrass Gospel side, one name dominated the award nominations. Heaven’s Mountain Band is on a hot streak that includes five consecutive Singing News #1 songs, major concert appearances and a TV appearance on Gospel Music Showcase. Fans have nominated them for three awards; Favorite Bluegrass Gospel Group of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year. 

Brian Free and Assurance to perform at the 2017 Diamond Awards

Brian Free and Assurance

The Diamond Awards promise to be a memorable night with performances by Brian Free & Assurance and other top artists. Fans are encouraged to come out to the awards show. The show will be aired at a date to be announced on TV 57 in Atlanta. For more information, go to www.sgnscoops.com.

About Butler Music Group
Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Butler Music Group provides professional management and consulting services to Southern Gospel and Bluegrass artists including Dunaways, Heaven’s Mountain Band, Williamson’s, Old Time Preachers Quartet, Sacred Harmony, Coffmans, and Jason Davidson. BMG subsidiary, Family Music Group, is the label and radio promotion division of BMG. Label artists include Dunaways, Williamsons, Old Time Preachers Qt and Jason Davidson.   Radio Promotion artists include Canton Junction, David Phelps, Goodman Revival, Ivan Parker, Guy Penrod, Hagees, Jimmy Fortune, Oak Ridge Boys, Booth Brothers, Larry Gatlin, and many others.Les Butler has been actively involved in Southern Gospel Music for 39 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, Darryl Worley, Richard Sterban, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, Fairfield Four, Steeles, Dunaways, Crabb Family, Easter Brothers, Marksmen Quartet, Earl Scruggs, Bowling Family, Jimmy Fortune, Marty Raybon, Larry Gatlin and many more. Butler’s publishing companies are Hurry-Up Publishing/BMI and Hush Jean/ASCAP. He continues to host a daily Southern and Bluegrass Gospel video blog at southerngospel365.com.For the latest issue of SGNScoops magazine click here
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SGNScoops prepares for the 2017 Diamond Awards

Written by Staff on September 29, 2017 – 10:22 am -

Diamond Awards

Diamond Awards

Rob Patz and Jean Grady discuss the 2017 Diamond Awards.

Rob Patz and Jean Grady discuss the 2017 Diamond Awards.

SGNScoops is currently working on the program for the 2017 Diamond Awards. Shown are Rob Patz of SGNScoops and Jean Grady of Gospel Music Today putting the final touches on the schedule.

The Nelons to attend the 2017 Diamond Awardds

The Nelons

The Diamond Awards will be presented on Oct. 31, at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention. Among this year’s special guests are the Nelons and Brian Free and Assurance.

Brian Free and Assurance to perform at the 2017 Diamond Awards

Brian Free and Assurance

The Awards gala is a special time of honouring artists and industry personnel who give so much of their lives to this music we love. The evening is full of wonderful music, surprise guests and memorable moments, all made special through the MC talents of Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff.

Make plans to attend the 2017 Diamond Awards ceremony as the best in today’s Gospel music are celebrated.

Vonda Easley, Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff at the Diamond Awards

Vonda Easley, Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff

Creekside Gospel Music Convention brings national and regional Gospel music to Pigeon Forge from Oct. 30 through Nov. 2. Be sure to reserve your tickets at www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com and your space at the Convention headquarters, the Ramada Inn. Rooms are filling up fast so book your place today. For reservations call Rob at 360.933.0741.

Don’t forget to order your Creekside VIP pass today! There are a limited number of bracelets available, so please contact Rob today at 360.933.0741. This VIP bracelet will grant the wearer preferred seating at each concert including the 2017 Diamond Awards, special gifts and passes to backstage events, all for only $25. If you are interested in purchasing your $25 VIP ticket call Rob at 360 933 0741.

Find out more about the by visiting the Creekside Gospel Music Convention Facebook page HERE.

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Vote For The Sunrise Quartet Of The Year

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 20, 2017 – 12:23 pm -

Vote For The Sunrise Quartet Of The Year

Vote For The Sunrise Quartet Of The Year

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. – SGNScoops Magazine announces the unveiling of the 2017 Diamond Awards Top Ten nominees Vote HERE. During the nomination period, the fans of the digital magazine chose the top nominees in each category. These names have now been tabulated to produce a list of the Top Ten favorite nominees for each area.

SGNScoops Magazine now invites all Gospel music fans, friends, artists and industry personnel to visit the SGNScoops website to view the Top Ten and vote on their favorites to produce the Top Five. The Diamond Awards are presented each year during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention.

The Diamond Awards ceremony Vote HERE will be held on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at Pigeon Forge. This gala evening is one of the most exciting evenings in Gospel music, with surprise guests, great music and special presentations.

Creekside Gospel Music Convention 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, October 30 through November 2, 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 2017 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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