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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.

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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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January 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 6, 2015 – 12:43 pm -

January 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

January 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

Happy New Year from all of us at SGNScoops Magazine! We invite you to begin anew with our January edition filled with new beginnings. We present the new Jim Brady Trio as our cover story and invite you to get to know Jim, Melissa and Tim a little better.
Paul Lancaster is also beginning anew with The Booth Brothers and candidly shares with Craig Harris what this fresh start means to him. Paige Givens talks to another artist recently beginning again: Jay Parrack and his group Vocal Event. Also, the Bowling Family has had some new additions as highlighted by Candi Combs. You won’t want to miss any of these features!
This edition also includes stories on The Guardians by Tina Wakefield, Michaela Brown by Erin Stevens and DJ Doug Ford by Vonda Easley.
Don’t miss articles by Lou Wills Hildreth, David Staton, Dean Adkins, Jeff Steele, Sherry Anne, Dusty Wells and Kelly Nelon Clark.
The Pastors Corner welcomes Steve Bedard, Sandi Duncan Clark brings us New Music Reviews and Rob Patz has a lot to look forward to in his Publisher’s Point.
All this and more in the January Scoops! Thanks for reading and sharing with your friends and family. We hope we will encourage, inspire, entertain and educate; but most of all we hope that you will find the love of Jesus in our pages. Questions? Comments? Write to our editor at lorraine@sgnscoops.com.
Read SGN Scoops and pass us along to others today! www.sgnscoops.com


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THE 2014 DIAMOND AWARDS TO AIR ON WATC TV ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 29

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 28, 2014 – 11:00 pm -

Diamond Awards

Diamond Awards

Two hour special taped during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge,Tennessee

The 2014 Diamond Awards is scheduled to air on Monday, December 29 from 7:00-9:00p.m. on WATC TV 57 in Atlanta, Georgia. The two hour special features musical performances by some of the top names in southern gospel, country gospel and bluegrass gospel such as Karen Peck and New River, The Freemans, The Blackwoods, and The Dixie Melody Boys.

“We are pleased that The Diamond Awards will once again air on WATC,” said WATC TV Vice President Patricia Mathis. “This special has become an annual event that our viewers look forward to every year.” WATC TV, in partnership with WGGS TV in Greenville, South Carolina, produced the two hour special for broadcast. Viewers outside of the Atlanta, Georgia viewing area can watch the special as it airs on WATC via the online video stream that is accessible at www.watc.tv. In addition, the special will be rebroadcast on Tuesday, December 30 from 7:00-9:00 a.m. on WATC TV 57; and on Wednesday, December 31 at 9:00-11:00 p.m. on WATC TOO, available over the air in the Atlanta market on Channel 57.2. WATC TV 57 serves the Atlanta market with a mix of Christian, family and educational programming. WATC is the home of the live nightly primetime series, Atlanta Live, as well as Babbie’s House with Babbie Mason; Gospel Music USA with hosts Danny Jones, Mike LeFevre and Karen Peck Gooch; and Jesus Connection with Nancy Harmon. Gospel music series such as Singing Down South, Television’s Gospel Jubilee and Music City Gospel Showcase with Don Frost have used the WATC studios for their productions.


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November 2014 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 15, 2014 – 7:14 am -

November 2014 SGNScoops Magazine

November 2014 SGNScoops Magazine

It’s November and we are thrilled to present the latest edition of SGNScoops for you to read and enjoy. Creekside Gospel Music Convention was a blast and we have lots of pictorial coverage in these pages, as well as on the fabulous front cover. Inside we have an update on the event with a list of the Diamond Award winners and so much more. We say an extra thank you to all of those who went above and beyond to help make Creekside the best ever. If we were to make a list, we might leave someone out, so to each and every one of you: we are so grateful to have you as part of our team.

Thanks to our artists for brightening our pages this month! Featured guests for November are: Soul’d Out, Tim Parton, Melanie Walker, the LeFevre Quartet, Triumphant, Hannah Webb, Canaan’s Crossing, Sherry Anne, the Jordan Family, Quinton Mills and DJ Ron Foster.

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and you will find several articles with different views on this holiday. We appreciate all of our artists for contributing what they are thankful for and also their favorite holiday food!
Our monthly devotional writers are back with more insights, as well as a new column entitled “Pastor’s Corner”. This month we welcome Music Pastor, Terry Snyder.
Since this is the month of giving thanks, we would like to thank all of our current authors that spend so much of their time and talents on SGN Scoops. Special thanks to Candi Combs, Chris Clay, Craig Harris, Dan Duncan, Dean Adkins, Dixie Phillips, Erin Stevens, Hannah Webb, Jennifer Campbell, Laura Kennedy, Lynn Mills, Marcie Gray, Paige Givens, Scott Rhoades, Tina Wakefield, Robert York, Sandi Duncan Clark and Vonda Easley. There are others who contribute in other ways and we are thankful to you as well: Vivian Belknap, Michelle Drummond and Bev Byrd.
We so appreciate all of our columnists, including Lou Wills Hildreth, David Staton, Laurette Willis, Jeff Steele, Kelly Nelon Clark and Sherry Anne.
SGN Scoops would look really dull without the artistic team of Stephanie Kelley and Staci and Pete Schwager. Joan Walker makes sure all of our i’s are dotted and our t’s are crossed. Lorraine Walker as acting editor pulls it all together. And of course, SGN Scoops’ Publisher Rob Patz keeps us all focused and enthusiastic about the future of the magazine. And SGN Scoops would not exist without our founder, Dr. Allen Smith.
Above all we give thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ, for Whom we give our gifts and to Whom we give all praise and thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving!


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Ashley DeRamus Presenter At Diamond Awards

Written by Staff on November 11, 2014 – 3:11 pm -

Ashley and Karen Peck

Ashley and Karen Peck

Pigeon Forge, TN (November 7, 2014) Ashley DeRamus shared the stage with Karen Peck Gooch of Karen Peck and New River to present the Diamond Award for the Country Gospel Group of the Year. The award show was held in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee on Tuesday night, November 4th.

“It is always fun to see some of my friends in Gospel music and to be asked to take part in this award show was a highlight of my year” Ashley said.

Karen Peck Gooch stated, “Ashley is such a sweet girl with a bright future. It was an honor to present an award with her.”

The video “Love Is Stronger” featuring Ashley as the daughter of a wounded soldier was nominated for a Dove Award as well as a Diamond Award this year. The song on which the story is based was recorded and performed by Jason Crabb.

This follow on the heels of Ashley who is the founder of the Ashley DeRamus Foundation, being presented with the Spear Award in the Hero category of the first annual Vulcan Awards. The awards program recognizes substantial civic pride, progress and leadership on the part of Birmingham-area citizens. Ashley was selected from a pool of nearly 200 nominations from the entire Birmingham region, and was presented the award at a dinner ceremony held Thursday, October 2, at The Club in Homewood.

You can learn more about Ashley DeRamus at http://www.ashleyderamusfoundation.org

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About Ashley Deramus Foundation
The Ashley Deramus Foundation was founded for and dedicated to the education, advancement and quality life-style of children and adults with Downs Syndrome. Through the work of Ashley and the foundation, our goal is to increase the awareness and enlighten others about the rewards and positive contributions we make. You can contact Ashley through Gary Kannegiesser at 440-670-2897 or adream.gk@gmail.com

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