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Harmony Road Finalist in 2015 Diamond Awards

Written by Staff on August 29, 2015 – 5:16 am -

Multiple Categories Include Host, Website, Video Production
Harmony Road

Harmony Road

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Diamond Awards Top Five Nominees Announced

Diamond Awards Top Five Nominees Announced

2015)  Harmony Road TV and Harmony Road Productions have been blessed with Top Five Finalist nominations in the 2015 SGN Scoops Diamond Awards. The Awards will be presented during a special presentation on November 3rd, as part of the Creekside Gospel Music Convention, in Pigeon Forge, TN. Voting continues through September 14, 2015 at www.sgnscoops.com.

Les Butler Veteran Gospel Music Radio Personality Announces New Ventures

Les Butler Veteran Gospel Music Radio Personality Announces New Ventures

“All of us at Harmony Road TV feel blessed to be a Top 5 Finalist in multiple categories,” said Roger Spears, Program Producer. “We know we have a wonderful host in Les Butler. It’s great to see that voters agree and have nominated him for the Paul Heil Broadcaster of the Year Award for his work on Harmony Road TV.”

The program’s website, www.harmonyroadtv.com is a finalist in the Industry Website of the Year category. The website is maintained by its developer, Danny Joines. “We appreciate Danny and his dedication to his work. The website is full of information on where viewers can find the program, links to select episodes of the program, and other videos,” Spears said.

noah hinshaw “The View From Heaven,” the popular and encouraging video from Sunrise Artist of the Year nominee, Noah Hinshaw, is a finalist for Gospel Music Today DVD/Video of the Year.  “The View from Heaven” was produced by Harmony Road Productions. Allan Rhodes of Harmony Road Productions directed the video, which has garnered tens of thousands of online views and been featured on national television programs.

Spears added, “As we begin our fourth season of broadcasting and production, we want to thank all those who have supported our efforts to help spread the Word through music and video.  This includes all the nominees in the Diamond Awards. Each one is deserving, and we feel we’re definitely in good company.”

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The Diamond Awards are presented annually by SGN Scoops. Fans are asked to go to the Diamond Award website to vote from the top five list for their favorite in each area. Voting ends for the Top Five on September 14, 2015. The 2015 Diamond Awards will be presented in a gala ceremony on November 3, 2015 at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention. More information on Creekside Gospel Music Convention can be found on their website or on their Facebook page, or contact Rob Patz at rob@sgnscoops.com.

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Chuck Day named Christian Country Living Legend at Christian Country Expo

Written by Staff on August 27, 2015 – 8:43 am -

Rob Patz and Chuck Day at the Christian Country Expo

Rob Patz and Chuck Day at the Christian Country Expo

Pigeon Forge, TN (August 27, 2015) – The Christian Country Expo continues today at the Smoky Mountain Resort in Pigeon Forge, TN. The Expo has already welcomed many great Christian Country artists such as Marty Raybon, T Graham Brown and Chris Golden. Last night during the concert, a special announcement was made to honor Chuck Day, an artist who has made his mark in Christian Country, Gospel and Country music. Rob Patz of SGN Scoops, one of the sponsors of the event, awarded Chuck Day with the 2015 Christian Country Living Legend Diamond Award.

The SGN Scoops’ Diamond Awards are traditionally presented in November during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention. A decision was made this year to begin to view the Diamond Awards celebrations as two separate events. For the award year of 2014-15, currently being voted upon, the Diamond Awards will remain as they have been in the past, with all Southern Gospel, Christian Country and Bluegrass Gospel awards being announced during the awards gala on November 3, 2015.

Click here to listen and watch the radio interview with Rob and Shane. Praise 96.5

Click here to listen and watch the radio interview with Rob and Shane. Praise 96.5

For the award year of 2015-16, the Christian Country and Bluegrass Gospel will be presented during the 2016 Christian Country Expo. The date and time of the 2016 Christian Country Expo will be announced at a later date.

To begin this transition, a new award was created, entitled “Christian Country Living Legend,” in order to honor the pioneers and visionaries who have helped to make the Christian Country genre what it is today. The winner of this award for 2015 is Chuck Day.

Chuck Day

Chuck Day

Chuck Day has written and co-written more than 16 number-one songs in the Christian and Country genres. He has had songs recorded by such names as: Gold City, Clay Cross, Michael English, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, The Hoppers, Rebecca St. James, Barry Wayne, Bob Carlisle, and more. Chuck and his brother Greg Day co-wrote the beloved anthem, “Midnight Cry,” made popular by Ivan Parker and Gold City, among others.

This award-winning musician and vocalist has traveled extensively with his family in his early years, as a soloist and also with Country music artists including Freddy Fender, Marty Haggard and others. Chuck now tours throughout the United States and the world, singing Christian Country. He holds both a Doctorate of Theology degree and a Doctorate of Divinity while also practicing as an ordained minister.

For more information on Chuck Day, read this article by Miles Pike, Artist to Artist.

Christian Country Expo is thrilled to welcome Chuck Day to the line-up tonight for its final evening. Other artists appearing include favourites Chris Golden, Tommy Brandt and Tommy Brandt II, Kevin Rowe, and many more. There is a special emphasis on Salute to Our Heroes, recognizing the First Responders and the hard work they do on an everyday basis.
Doors open at the Center at 4:00 pm tonight. For more information visit the Christian Country Expo site on Facebook.  

Vote today for your favorite Christian Country, Bluegrass and Southern Gospel artists, in the 2015 Diamond Awards.

Make your plans to attend the 2015 Creekside Gospel Music Convention and Diamond Awards, November 2 – 7, 2015.

Don’t miss the August 2015 SGN Scoops digital magazine with cover artists Canton Junction. 


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This Week In Gospel Music: Whisnants, McKameys, More!

Written by Staff on August 14, 2015 – 11:14 am -

Susan Whisnant

Susan Whisnant

Nashville, TN (August 14, 2015) – This Week in Gospel Music is going to be a unique show! Mickey Bell goes against the doctor’s orders and calls Susan Whisnant right after she gets home from knee surgery, all in an attempt to catch her still loopy from the medication. Wait ’til you hear what happens! Plus, big news from The McKameys as one of their members retires from road life.

 
McKameys 03-2014 (5)Mickey always has great music, Gospel music news and this week he shares details on a concert you must add to your schedule this year.  All this, plus your chance to win free tickets to the National Quartet Convention and Mickey’s desire to get you to look at page 19 of the August issue of the SGN Scoops magazine.
Don’t forget to download the This Week In Gospel Music app so you can now hear the new show each week the moment it is uploaded on Thursday. Find the app today on www.ThisWeekinGospelMusic.com
 
August 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

August 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

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Mickey Bell

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Diamond Awards Top Five Nominees Announced

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 13, 2015 – 4:28 pm -

Diamond Awards Top Five Nominees Announced

Diamond Awards Top Five Nominees Announced

Pigeon Forge, TN – Coastal Media and SGN Scoops are pleased to present the 2015 Diamond Award Top Five Nominees! The Diamond Awards began in January with fans nominating their favorite artists for each award from the Living Legend to the Favorite Album. From this comprehensive list, fans were asked to nominate their top ten for each category. Now, fans have chosen their top five nominees for each award and this list is presented below. Vote Here or below

Diamond Awards Top Five Nominees Announced

Diamond Awards Top Five Nominees Announced

Fans are asked to go to the Diamond Award website to vote from this top five list for their favorite in each area. Voting ends for the Top Five on September 14, 2015. The 2015 Diamond Awards will be presented in a gala ceremony on November 3, 2015 at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention. More information on Creekside Gospel Music Convention can be found on their website or on their Facebook page, or contact Rob Patz at rob@sgnscoops.com.

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Jeff and Sheri Easter And Back Home Sing at Freedom Fest 2015

Written by Staff on July 4, 2015 – 6:06 am -

Jeff and Sheri Easter

Jeff and Sheri Easter

Trenton, GA – Jeff and Sheri Easter along with Gospel duet Back Home, both nominated in several categories for the upcoming Diamond Awards, sang to a packed house Friday, July 3rd at the White Oak Baptist Church in Trenton, GA. Freedom Fest was a night that began with great food, courtesy of some fantastic cooks from the host church. Jeff Easter was a happy man when he discovered that there was banana pudding, and yes, he made sure he was set up in time to grab a big bowl!

Back Home

Back Home

Back Home opened the service, singing songs from their latest release, One Name, along with some of their favorites from over the years. Jeff and Sheri then took the stage as only they can, singing several songs from their brand new CD, Small Town. After a short break they sang many requests, which led to a very moving service.

The night was full of laughs, tears, and worship, and was a true reminder of how blessed we are to live in this nation. It was great to see different denominations coming together to share in this freedom.

Whether you agree or disagree with the direction our country is moving, the fact remains that our independence is something worth celebrating.

Tomorrow may hold something different; but as for today, we are free to gather together and worship God, and we should be sure to do so.

Thus the reason for FREEDOM FEST! I am truly thankful to be an American. Even with all our flaws, and disagreements, I still believe that we are the greatest nation in the world, and that as long as we believe that we are “One Nation, Under God” we will remain to be so. God bless the USA!

Check online for more on Jeff and Sheri Easter and Back Home.

Be sure to cast your vote for the Diamond Awards today!

 


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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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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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The Road To The 2015 Diamond Awards: Quartet Of The Year

Written by Staff on January 29, 2015 – 1:55 pm -

Brian Free and Assurance

Brian Free and Assurance

As with our last category, the winner of the 2014 Quartet of the Year are known and loved by many, with their songs constantly moving to the top of the charts. Their latest hit was, “Say Amen,” a wonderful song of faith and encouragement.

Brian Free. courtesy of Craig Harris

Brian Free. courtesy of Craig Harris

TRADITIONAL QUARTET OF THE YEAR: A traditional male group, four vocalists featuring four-part harmony. Must be full-time Southern Gospel artists.

The 2014 Diamond Award winner of the Mixed Group Of The Year was Brian Free and Assurance (pictured).

The 2015 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 ten favorite picks for each Diamond Award category.

The list of nominees will be posted on the site and fans will then nominate their favorites from this list, with a maximum of five names nominated per award. In

Bill Shivers, Mike Rogers, Jeremy Lile-Brian Free and Assurance. courtesy of Craig Harris

Bill Shivers, Mike Rogers, Jeremy Lile-Brian Free and Assurance. courtesy of Craig Harris

this way, the field of nominees will be narrowed to ten, voted on by fans once more and then narrowed to five. This final list of five will then be voted on by fans to find the one winner for each award.

Make plans now to join us for the 2015 Diamond Awards during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee from November 2nd through 5th, 2015. For more information visit www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com

 

2015 Diamond Awards

2015 Diamond Awards

2015 Diamond Awards Nominations can be found at http://www.sgnscoops.com/2015-diamond-awards/

 

 


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2015 Diamond Awards Nominations

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 18, 2015 – 10:16 pm -

2015 Diamond Awards

2015 Diamond Awards

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The 2015 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 ten favorite picks for each Diamond Award category.

Make plans now to join us for the 2015 Diamond Awards during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee from November 2nd through 5th, 2015. For more information visit www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com

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Diamond Award Nominees His Mercies Welcome Kayla Stricklin

Written by Staff on January 15, 2015 – 10:53 am -

His Mercies

His Mercies

His Mercies from North Carolina recently welcomed new alto singer, Kayla Stricklin from Statesville. She joins RJ Henderson and Mitzi Stamey in this progressive Southern Gospel trio whose energy and enthusiasm have made them a favorite wherever they go. His Mercies record with Chapel Valley and have been Diamond Award nominees for the past two years.

Kayla Stricklin

Kayla Stricklin

“The best feeling in the world is to know you are in the center of God’s will.  It’s been evident since day one that this is orchestrated by God and I could not be more excited to see what He has in store for us,” says 20-year-old Kayla.

RJ, lead singer of His Mercies, says,”We are thrilled to have Kayla on board with us.  Mitzi and I are excited to be working with her.”
Hi Mercies just released their new single, “I Want It All,” to radio this month.  Please listen for it and call your local radio station if you don’t hear His Mercies on their playlist. For more information on His Mercies, visit their website here.
The 2015 Diamond Awards nominations open January 19, 2015. Visit www.sgnscoops.com for more information. The Diamond Awards ceremonies are held during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention. This year’s Awards gala will be November 3, 2015 at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

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