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Eric Bennett to be honored by Dr. Jerry Goff at Creekside 2017

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 22, 2017 – 8:38 am -

Eric Bennett to be honored by Dr. Jerry Goff at Creekside 2017

Eric Bennett to be honored by Dr. Jerry Goff at Creekside 2017

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. – Multi-award winning bass singer, Eric Bennett of Triumphant Quartet, will be honored with the Life Achievement Award from SGNScoops Magazine this fall at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2017. Eric Bennett has been with Dove Award and Grammy Nominated Triumphant since their beginning in 2003, at the same time being nominated and awarded Favorite Bass Singer many times from different Christian outlets.

Eric Bennett is a former pastor who still has a pastor’s heart and has genuine compassion for both audience and artist alike. Bennett comments, “One of the highest achievements is to be honored by your peers. I am truly honored to receive the Life Achievement Award from the SGNScoops Magazine.” The Life Achievement award will be presented to Bennett at Creekside on Monday, October 30, by Rob Patz, Publisher of SGNScoops Magazine and Dr. Jerry Goff.

Dr. Goff comments, “I am excited to participate in giving the SGN Scoops Life Achievement Award to a personal friend and a truly deserving artist and minister.” Dr. Goff and his wife Jan will be at Creekside for the entire Convention, October 30 through November 2 at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge.

“I am excited to be able to honor my friend Eric,” says Rob Pat. “I invite all of our friends to join us at the end of October to show how much we appreciate everyone’s favorite bass singer.”
More information on Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2017, VIP bracelets, free tickets and room reservations can be found at www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com.

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2016 Diamond Award winners Announced

Written by Staff on November 2, 2016 – 3:46 pm -

Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff at 2016 Diamond Awards

Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff at 2016 Diamond Awards

Pigeon Forge, TN (November 2, 2016) – Creekside Gospel Music Convention was the site for the 2016 Diamond Awards presentation on Tuesday,  November 1st. Among the winners present in the Smoky Mountain Resorts auditorium were Ronnie Hinson, Gold City Quartet, Freedom Quartet, The Williamsons, Jeff Stice and more. The gala evening was emceed by Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff and attended by a large enthusiastic crowd.

Ronnie Hinson - 2016 Diamond Awards

Ronnie Hinson and Rob Patz

The 2016 Diamond Award winners are:

The J.D. Sumner Living Legend: Ronny Hinson

Mixed Group: Karen Peck and New River

Quartet of the Year: Gold City

Trio of the Year: Karen Peck and New River

Duet of the Year: Josh and Ashley Franks

Eagle's Wings at Diamond Awards

Eagle’s Wings

John Rulapaugh at Diamond Awards

John Rulapaugh of Freedom Quartet

Female Vocalist of the Year: Sheri Easter

Male Vocalist of the Year: Jason Crabb

Sunrise Award: The Chandlers

Sunrise Trio of the Year: Surrendered

Sunrise Quartet of the Year: Freedom Quartet

Song of the Year: The Williamsons – “Shout”

Album of the Year: The Williamsons – “Tell Somebody”

Williamsons at Diamond Awards

Williamsons

Christian Country Group of the Year: HighRoad

Anthony Burger Instrumentalist of the Year: Jeff Stice

Dottie Rambo Songwriter of the Year: Gerald Crabb

Bluegrass Gospel Album of the Year: Canaan’s Crossing – “Words”

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Rob Patz

Bluegrass Gospel Song of the Year: Eagles’ Wings – “When I Wake Up To Sleep No More”

Bluegrass Gospel Male Artist of the Year: Tim Maze

Bluegrass Gospel Female Artist of the Year: Debra Wilson

Bluegrass Gospel Group of the Year: Eagles’ Wings

2016 Diamond Awards

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Gospel Music Today Video/DVD of the Year: The Bates Family – “Louder Than Nails”

Favorite Industry Website: WATC Channel 57

Paul Heil Award for Broadcasting: Vonda Easley – WPIL FM

Publishers Choice Award: The Pine Ridge Boys

Lou Hildreth Award: JP Miller

Creekside Gospel Music Convention continues until Thursday November 3rd at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge.  Tickets are free and everyone is invited to the last day of the event. For more information and to see pictures of the event, visit the Creekside Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Creeksidegospelmusicconvention/


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Creekside honors Jerry and the Singing Goffs

Written by Staff on November 3, 2015 – 4:19 pm -

Vonda Easley, Rob Patz, Dr. Jerry Goff

Vonda Easley, Rob Patz, Dr. Jerry Goff

Pigeon Forge TN (November 3, 2015) – The 2015 k hosted a very special evening on Monday, November 2nd. Lou Wills Hildreth and all of Creekside honored Dr. Jerry Goff and the Singing Goffs during the Monday evening seimagegment of  the four-day event at Pigeon Forge TN, happening now November 5th, 2015.
Jerry and the Singing Goffs were well known for their great singing, performance of songs that still are being sung imagetoday, and the communication excellence of Dr. Jerry Goff. One of best-known lineups was Jerry Goff, Tank Tackett and Bill Dykes. Other members included Barry Hess, Gary Buckles, Art Ross, imageWally Goff, Bobby Howard, Gary Valentine, Dave Thomas, David Harvell, Dave Rowland, David Hoskins and Gene Jones, among others.They had several hits including “I’ll See You In The Rapture,” image“Please Search The Book Again” and “I Am Blessed.” The most memorable part of their concerts was when Dr. Goff brought out his trumpet and thrilled the audience with his playing.
“Wow!” said Dr. Jerry imageGoff. “I was truly excited to learn about a night to honor The Singing Goffs at the Creekside Gospel Convention, but it’s also humbling to receive such honor from your peers. They are the ones who know you best.”
imageLou Hildreth, part of the legendary Wills Family, remarked, “It gives me great pleasure to honor my longtime friends, Jerry and the Singing Goffs. Dr. Jerry Goff is known and respected by the Gospel music imageindustry and fans as a great singer, an MC who set the banner high, a preacher of the gospel, a television legend and pioneer, a trumpet player who left us overwhelmed with the beauty of the moment, a songwriter who expressed our deepest concerns, and a imageGodly man who consistently presented top talent as Jerry and The Goffs.”
Rob Patz, Publisher of SGN Scoops noted, “We are so happy to welcome Dr. Jerry Goff to Creekside. He and his group made inroads in Gospel music and a night to honor them is long overdue. We are thrilled that so many of his friends, fans and family were able to travel to Pigeon Forge for this event.”
imageCreekside Gospel Music Convention began November 2nd at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. Daily showcases, jam sessions, nightly concerts and Midnight Prayer are all scheduled from now until Thursday night. The 2015 Diamond Awards are held on Tuesday, November 3rd. For more information on tickets call Rob Patz at 360.933.0741.image image


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Jerry and the Singing Goffs to be honored at Creekside 2015

Written by Staff on October 15, 2015 – 7:37 am -

Tank Tackett, Jerry Goff, Bill Dykes

Tank Tackett, Jerry Goff, Bill Dykes

Pigeon Forge TN (October 13, 2015) – The 2015 Creekside Gospel Music Convention will host a very special evening on Monday, November 2nd. Lou Wills Hildreth will honor Dr. Jerry Goff and the Singing Goffs during the four-day event at Pigeon Forge TN, November 2nd through 5th, 2015.
Jerry and the Singing Goffs were well known for their great singing, songs that still are being sung today, and the communication excellence of Dr. Jerry Goff. One of best-known lineups was Jerry Goff, Tank Tackett and Bill Dykes. Other members included Barry Hess, Gary Buckles, Art Ross, Wally Goff, Bobby Howard, Gary Valentine, Dave Thomas, David Harvell, Dave Rowland, David Hoskins and Gene Jones, among others.They had several hits including “I’ll See You In The Rapture,” “Please Search The Book Again” and “I Am Blessed.” The most memorable part of their concerts was when Dr. Goff brought out his trumpet and thrilled the audience with his playing. Now it’s time to show our appreciation for his work in Southern Gospel music.

Jan and Jerry Goff

Jan and Jerry Goff

“Wow!” says Dr. Jerry Goff. “I was truly excited to learn about a night to honor The Singing Goffs at the Creekside Gospel Convention, but it’s also humbling to receive such honor from your peers. They are the ones who know you best.”
Lou Hildreth, part of the legendary Wills Family, says, “It gives me great pleasure to honor my longtime friends, Jerry and the Singing Goffs, on Monday night,  November 2nd at Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge. Dr. Jerry Goff is known and respected by the Gospel music industry and fans as a great singer, an MC who set the banner high, a preacher of the gospel, a television legend and pioneer, a trumpet player who left us overwhelmed with the beauty of the

Lou Wills Hildreth

Lou Wills Hildreth

moment, a songwriter who expressed our deepest concerns, and a Godly man who consistently presented top talent as Jerry and The Goffs. We appreciate Creekside GMC for the opportunity to present this honor!”
“I am excited that Jerry Goff and The Singing Goffs are being honored during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention,” says Patricia Mathis, Vice President of WATC in Atlanta, GA. “I saw first hand how much the audience loved and were blessed by the music of Jerry and the group. I still remember the excitement and enjoyment of the audience when Jerry made his entrance from the back of the room to the stage by blowing the trumpet and shaking hands with those in attendance. I hope everyone will attend this wonderful celebration.”

Creekside 2015

Creekside 2015

Rob Patz, Publisher of SGN Scoops says, “We are so happy to host the Lou Hildreth Honors and to welcome Dr. Jerry Goff to Creekside. He and his group made inroads in Gospel music and a night to honor them is long overdue. We hope all of his friends, fans and family are able to travel to Pigeon Forge for this event.”
Creekside Gospel Music Convention begins November 2nd at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. Daily showcases, jam sessions, nightly concerts and Midnight Prayer are all scheduled from Monday until Thursday. The 2015 Diamond Awards are held on Tuesday, November 3rd. Creekside tickets are free but must be reserved. For more information on tickets and lodging visit www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com or call Rob Patz at 360.933.0741. Free tickets are available at:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creekside-gospel-music-convention-2015-in-pigeon-forge-tn-tickets-18436621431


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ENJOYING LIFE SET TO PREMIERE ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 ON WATC TV 57 IN ATLANTA

Written by Staff on September 1, 2015 – 10:16 am -

Dr Jerry and Jan Goff

Dr Jerry and Jan Goff

Award-winning gospel artists Dr. Jerry and Lil’ Jan Goff host this half hour of music and conversation

WATC TV 57 in Atlanta, Georgia is launching Enjoying Life with Dr. Jerry and Lil’ Jan, a new television series featuring award-winning gospel music hosts Dr. Jerry and Lil’ Jan Goff, on Saturday, September 5 at 4:00 p.m. The half hour series features music by Jerry and Jan as well as lively conversation and musical performances by their guests. Enjoying Life WATC original series is produced at the WATC production studio located in Norcross, Georgia.

“Enjoying Life highlights the fun and loving relationship between Jerry and Jan,” said Patricia Mathis, Vice-President of WATC TV and Producer of Enjoying Life. “I have known them for years and what you see on the program is what you see after the taping is done. They are wonderful people who make their guests feel at home.”

“Jan and I are thrilled that our new TV show, Enjoying Life, will be a part of the fall series of programming at WATC TV,” said Jerry Goff. “It’s an exciting program of music, chatter and friends. Don’t miss it!”

Enjoying Life joins the WATC gospel music programming block on Saturdays, which also includes the WATC original series Gospel Music USA with hosts Danny Jones, Karen Peck Gooch and Mike LeFevre and Television’s Gospel Jubilee which is produced in the WATC production studio.

For more information, visit www.watc.tv.


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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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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 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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Dr. Jerry Goff and Little Jan Buckner-Goff to host 2015 Diamond Awards

Written by Staff on May 12, 2015 – 9:36 am -

2015 Diamond Awards

2015 Diamond Awards

 

Pigeon Forge TN – SGN Scoops is pleased to announce the hosts of the 2015 Diamond Awards in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Dr. Jeff Goff and Little Jan Buckner-Goff will be the guest hosts for the awards ceremony to be held on November 3, 2015 during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center.

Dr. Jerry and Little Jan Buckner Goff

Dr. Jerry and Little Jan Buckner Goff

“Little Jan and I are truly excited to emcee the Diamond Awards program in Pigeon Forge this year, November 3, 2015,” said Dr. Goff recently. “We can hardly wait to see our fellow artists and so many of our Gospel fans at this prestigious event. Mark your calendar and plan to be there with us.”

Coastal Media CEO and publisher of SGN Scoops, Rob Patz, is also excited to have Jerry and Little Jan at Creekside this fall. “The Goffs are known and loved by so many in Southern Gospel, and they have such a way of engaging an audience, that I know this year’s Diamond Awards will be truly special. Please join us for this memorable event!”

Creekside posterCreekside Gospel Music Convention is being held on November 2nd through 5th at Pigeon Forge, and 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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Southern Gospel Music Hall Of Fame

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 9, 2014 – 8:56 am -

Hall Of Fame

Dr. Jerry Goff

Dr. Jerry Goff introduces his new book on the “SGMA Hall of Fame and Museum”, which will be available at the SGMA bookstore. All profits of the sales go to the SGMA to help us preserve and maintain the museum. Order your copy today of what is sure to be a keepsake for every Southern Gospel fan! http://sgma.org


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