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Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Giving Back to bass singer Joseph Brown

Written by Staff on March 20, 2018 – 8:54 am -

Joseph Brown with the Diplomats

Joseph Brown with the Diplomats

Joseph Brown has been called ‘favorite bass singer ever’ by many who have heard his vocals in the past with the Diplomats, Enlisted and the Blue Sky Quartet. He also has been heard filling in for legendary Tim Riley of Gold City, as well as taking the bass part with the Inspirations and others. Brown had been with the Diplomats for eight years when he resigned at the beginning of 2014.

Joseph and his wife, Debbie, have been dealing with physical and financial hardships. Their daughters, Jamie, Jennifer, and Jessica, have set up a Go Fund Me account for those who would like to help the Browns.

For those who would like to do more than help financially, there is a way to encourage this bass singer who has spent his life encouraging others.

Modesty Lyman has posted a request on Facebook, for all of you that appreciate Joseph Brown.

Joseph and Debbie Brown

Joseph and Debbie Brown

“Many of you have had the pleasure of meeting and knowing Joseph Brown and have experienced firsthand his kind and caring spirit. He’s such a fun guy to be around, and always has a smile and encouraging word to share. He has become very dear to our family, as I know he has to many others. We’d like to do something to show him how much he means to us, the many fans and friends he’s made over the years, so we are asking anyone interested to send us a physical card for Joe which we will then forward all to him in one big package. This can be just a “thinking of you” card, a letter, photo, special memory, or anything else. We are asking that all cards be sent in by April 10th, but if you know yours will be a little late or an extension of time is needed we can add it. Joe has always been such a sweet encouragement and great friend to all who know him, let’s take this opportunity to show him how much we love and appreciate him!” posts Modesty.

“If you’d like to participate and send Joe a special card please comment, message me, or email, and I’ll give you the address.”

PLEASE SHARE so that others will have the same opportunity to send something in!

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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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Gold City Throwback! Happy Tuesday…

Written by scoopsnews on February 20, 2018 – 7:01 am -

Loved them then, Love them NOW!

Come See Gold City in Oxford, Alabama next Thursday March 1st at Southern Gospel Weekend.

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Happy Tuesday With Gold City Throwback!

Written by scoopsnews on October 3, 2017 – 5:35 am -

Gold City had a reunion on Saturday evening at the National Quartet Convention. Happy Tuesday! Here’s a throwback tune from the Quartet from Gadsden, Alabama.


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Gold City: Authentic and Unified

Written by Staff on January 7, 2017 – 10:37 am -

Gold City accepts Diamond Award

Gold City accepts Diamond Award

By Paige Givens

In 1980, Gold City Quartet came together for the first time and added a new blend of voices that would change gospel music. Even though the group has undergone many changes in the past 36 years, with new voices coming and going, one thing has remained the same with this celebrated group: They still sing for the same One who brought them together in the first place! Their harmony on stage is only made sweeter by their harmony off stage.

Daniel Riley, baritone and owner of Gold City, explains the group’s current lineup. “This is not a brand new group with four parts who just got together at once. Group members have come aboard to this already established group at various times. So, each member had a different start date. Joining me on stage now are tenor Thomas Nalley, lead Scott Brand, bass Chris West, and pianist Bryan Elliott.

“Scott is our newest member. He had filled in a few weeks for us and auditioned in the process, but his first official date was at the Memphis Quartet Show on June 18, 2016. I think when we brought Scott on, we all knew there was something special happening, and it still feels like that now, on stage and in the studio as we’re working on our next recording.  I’m excited about this current lineup and what I’m hearing each night. If the feedback from fans and our peers is any indication, they are excited too.”

Since its inception in 1980, this Gadsden, Alabama, group has won numerous awards from fans and the Southern Gospel music industry, has sung and recorded many number one songs, and has received prestigious honors. Yet Gold City Quartet continues to remain grounded and points all success to the Lord.

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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


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”


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


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

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Gold City is Coming to Creekside 2016!

Written by scoopsnews on September 15, 2016 – 3:06 pm -


Big Announcement….

Gold City has been added to the Artist Lineup for Creekside 2016!  So all you Gold City Fans, better get your VIP ticket today!

Here’s How…… You can buy your VIP Ticket for $25 below


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Gold City has a New Lead Singer….

Written by scoopsnews on June 19, 2016 – 1:29 pm -


Gold Cityhas a new lead singer!

Get to know Scott Brand:

(From the group’s Facebook page)

Congrats Scott and Congrats Gold City from SGN Scoops!


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Wow – Midnight Cry Gold City

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 8, 2016 – 10:34 pm -

Wow - Midnight Cry Gold City

Wow – Midnight Cry Gold City

From Gold City: This is my brother!!!! He has an anointing to reach the world! God has blessed him! LIKE AND SHARE!!

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Heritage Gold Tour – Georgia

Written by scoopsnews on May 23, 2016 – 12:34 pm -


Dahlonega, GA – The Gold City – In the early 1800’s gold was found in this town and as a result there was a gold rush to the North Georgia Town and it obtained the name Gold City. In the 1840’s the gold had played out but around 1980 a gospel singing group appeared that is known today as GOLD CITY QUARTET. Tim Riley was bass singer of the group and they re-located to Gadsden, AL their home town. In 1981 the group appeared on the main stage of the National Quartet Convention and became a top group in the industry. They have recorded at least ten number one songs and won numerous awards. Tim Riley has made his way into the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Tim’s son Daniel Riley now manages the group. Members consist of Daniel, Chris West, Thomas Nalley, Chip Pullen and Bryan Elliott. GOLD CITY QUARTET will be part of the Heritage of Gold Reunion appearing June 11, 6:00 pm at Shiloh Hills Baptist Church, 75 Hawkins Store Road, Kennesaw, GA. Along with Gold City will be former members Steve Ladd, Jonathan Allen Wilburn and Mike LeFevre along with their groups. Hope everyone will plan on being there. For tickets call Robert York 770-617-0359.

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