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Wacky Wednesday writers talk to Wendy Hayes, Gerald Wolfe, more

Written by Staff on May 30, 2018 – 12:33 pm -

Wacky Wednesday titleWacky Wednesday with Gospel Artists returns this month with some interesting questions for our panel. Special thanks to our friend Jantina de Haan for collecting all of these great answers.

As you know, Wacky Wednesday features questions that you might not find in regular artist interviews and answers that you might not see printed anywhere else…

Today we hear responses from Josh Jordan of the Jordan Family Band, Gerald Wolfe of Greater Vision,

Mylon and Wendy Hayes

Mylon and Wendy Hayes

Wendy Hayes of the Mylon Hayes family, Corey Pearson of the Diplomats, Bob Sellers (formerly of the Kingsmen), Pat Barker of the Guardians, Clayton Inman of Triumphant, Josh Townsend of Legacy Five, and Jaquita

Gerald Wolfe-Greater Vision

Guardians with Pat Barker

Lindsey of 11th Hour.

First question for today is: What was your favorite subject in school?

 

Ladies first…

Jaquita Lindsey: Choir

Wendy Hayes: History

Now the Gentlemen…

Josh Jordan:  Math

Gerald Wolfe:  English

Corey Pearson: Today it was something about the government, so I probably overlooked it (Corey, we really don’t know what you meant by this…)

Bob Sellers: English

Bob Sellers

Bob Sellers

Pat Barker: Lunch

Clayton Inman: P.E. 🙂 (Physical Eduction)

Josh Townsend: History

Today we have a second question is: What book have you read more than once?

Jaquita Lindsey: Only the Bible

Wendy Hayes: The Bible

Josh Jordan: I’ve never read a book all the way through.I’d rather go fishing.

Gerald Wolfe: How to listen to God, by Dr. Charles Stanley.

Corey Pearson: The Bible and Huckleberry Finn.

Bob Sellers: Where the Red Fern Grows

Pat Barker: Slave, by John MacArthur

Clayton Inman: The Go Giver

Josh Townsend: Never read a book more than once, lol

Were any of these answers surprising to you? Let us know if you liked this week’s Wacky feature and tell us what you would ask your favorite artist!

Stay tuned next time for another Wacky Wednesday!

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Jaquita Lindsey

Jaquita Lindsey of 11th Hour

Legacy Five with Josh Townsend

Legacy Five with Josh Townsend

The Jordan Family Band features, from left, Josh Jordan, Randa Jordan, Hutch Jordan, Grant Jordan, Keenan Atkinson and Alex Jordan. 'Reach' will be available from Skyland Records on July 13.

The Jordan Family Band features, from left, Josh Jordan, Randa Jordan, Hutch Jordan, Grant Jordan, Keenan Atkinson and Alex Jordan. ‘Reach’ will be available from Skyland Records on July 13.

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Wacky Wednesday asks Bob, Pat, Clayton, Josh and more about fruit and jobs!

Written by Staff on May 16, 2018 – 1:05 pm -

Wacky Wednesday titleWacky Wednesday with Gospel Artists is back with another question. Special thanks to our friend Jantina de Haan for collecting all of these great answers, and to all of you for your overwhelming response to the return of Wacky Wednesday!

 

Gerald Wolfe

Gerald Wolfe

As you know, Wacky Wednesday features questions that you might not find in regular artist interviews and answers that you might not see printed anywhere else…And do you know the word for the fear of taste? Keep reading!

 

Today we hear responses from Josh Jordan of the Jordan Family Band, Gerald Wolfe of Greater Vision,

Wendy Hayes of the Mylon Hayes family, Corey Pearson of the Diplomats, Bob Sellers, Pat Barker of the Guardians, Clayton Inman of Triumphant, Josh Townsend of Legacy Five, and

Legacy Five with Josh Townsend

Legacy Five with Josh Townsend

Jaquita Lindsey of 11th Hour.

 

This week’s questions are: what is your favorite fruit and what was the first job you held? See if you can tell which answer is which!

We will let the men go first again:

Josh Jordan: Oranges and pouring concrete

Gerald Wolfe: Demonstrating Baldwin organs and pianos. I was in high school and strawberries

Jordan Family Band

Jordan Family Band

Corey Pearson: Cutting grass and watermelon and strawberries

Bob Sellers: Tough one. I love all fruit! I’d have to say watermelon and Housel hardware store in Gordo Alabama. I was 15.

Josh Townsend: Oranges and the pianist for the Old Paths

Pat Barker: Choir director and Of The Looms…

Clayton Inman: Banana and day camp counselor

 

Let’s hear from the ladies…

Jaquita Lindsey: Bananas and Tasty Freeze

Wendy Hayes: Roses department store and strawberries, watermelon, oranges

Clayton Inman

Clayton Inman

Were these answers what you expected? We hope you enjoyed this Q&A and perhaps it shed a little more light on your favorite artists. And did you know that fear of taste is “geumaphobia“? The Bible says, “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” He’s better even than bananas! “Taste” here means “experience” or “enjoy” or to take into your heart and let Him give you the nutrients your soul needs. He is good!!

Wendy Hayes

Wendy Hayes

Stay tuned next time for another Wacky Wednesday, when we will ask the question everyone wants to know: would you rather have a grizzly bear or a whale as a pet? (Is this the actual question that has been asked? Stay tuned…)

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Jaquita Lindsey

Jaquita Lindsey

 

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Bob Sellers

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Carroll Cooke’s Lowesville Gospel Concerts Making an Impact

Written by Staff on May 4, 2018 – 10:07 am -

Carroll Cooke’s Lowesville Concert Series Making an Impact

Lowesville Gospel Concerts stage

Charlie Griffin of SGNScoops’ Magazine tells the

story of one of the fastest growing gospel concert series

Carroll Cooke is a man on a mission, with a passion that is manifested by his actions and his love of gospel music. But when you get to know him, you will find out he just loves his family and everyone. He has never met a stranger. Gospel music is just one of his many interests.

His music is rooted in his faith. Cooke says, “I was saved when I was 10 years old. I don’t remember the church or the message. I do remember going to my dad and mom, telling them I had to go to the altar. The preacher led me in the sinner’s prayer and I accepted Jesus into my heart and he saved me forever. The preacher asked

Jordan's Bridge at Lowesville

Jordan’s Bridge at Lowesville

me to say something and all I could get out was, ‘I just want to thank him,’ ‘I just want to thank him,’ and to this day, I still just want to thank him.”

Over the years Cooke has been a singer, active church member, choir member, deacon, business owner, husband, father, and community leader. Each phase of his life has been fulfilled in so many ways. Yet in the last five years, his life has come into a richness that is being showcased in the small community of Lowesville, N.C.

His love of gospel music started at a young age. Cooke shares, “My dad (Roy A Cooke), mom (Lois Cooke), sister (now Hazel Sain), and I began singing as a quartet when I was six years old. We did this every weekend for about 15 years, then the next 40 years, I served as minister of music at different churches in and around the surrounding counties.

Carroll Cooke’s Lowesville Gospel Concerts

Carroll Cooke and his wife, Barbara

I have only been trying to promote our music since late 2012.

“My dad was the most influential person in my life,” confesses Cooke. “He lived and breathed music. He was the choir director at our local church, and he wanted so badly for everyone who had a desire to sing, to be able to sing, and sing well. He would have V. O. Fossett of the Stamps Baxter Music School from Dallas, Texas, come for two weeks and teach the old shaped notes, along with voice, piano, and harmony. He then would go beg other churches in the area to have Fossett come teach at their church, and he was successful in doing just that. This way, we would attend singing schools about all summer.”

Sometimes it was more than just the singing. Cooke loved the buses too. “The first concert I ever remember attending was promoted by Charlie Burke at a ballpark in Newton, N.C. I don’t even remember who sang, I just remembered the busses, and thinking what a life that would be. I was probably 10 or 12 at the time. At 75, I have no desire to crawl in one of them, I just love to see them

Carroll Cooke’s Lowesville Gospel Concerts

Crowns of Light at Lowesville Gospel Concerts

pull in and pull out.”

During those years, his family grew. He became a leader in the community and in the church while developing a successful business. Cooke operated the Lowesville Automotive Warehouse in the Lowesville community near Stanley, N.C. Upon his retirement in 2012, he sold the property to Living Word Ministries.

In that former parts warehouse and store, Living Word Ministries shares the gospel with regular worship services each week since August 2012. Pastor Derrick Dellinger leads a growing church that is on fire for God. Their Outreach ministries are impacting the surrounding communities by helping the needy, feeding the homeless, and loving people. They present the gospel in a way that the new Christian can understand and

The Sheltons at Lowesville

The Sheltons at Lowesville

the mature disciple can continue to grow and be inspired, in a shame-free environment. No attitudes or judgment found at LWM, just a church family that is excited about what God is doing in the community.

As the church grew, Cooke found a desire to reach the community in a new outreach: Saturday night Southern gospel concerts. With the encouragement of Pastor Dellinger, Cooke started in January 2013 with concerts on the second and fourth Saturday nights of each month. That is 24 concert promotions each year.

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SGNScoops’ Wacky Wednesday with Gospel Artists Returns!

Written by Staff on May 2, 2018 – 7:46 am -

Wacky Wednesday titleBecause we had so many requests for the return of this popular segment, Wacky Wednesday with Gospel Artists has now returned. Special thanks to our friend Jantina de Haan for collecting all of these great answers.

As you know, Wacky Wednesday features questions that you might not find in regular artist interviews and answers that you might not see printed anywhere else…

Today we hear responses from Josh Jordan of the Jordan Family Band, Gerald Wolfe of Greater Vision,

Mylon and Wendy Hayes

Mylon and Wendy Hayes

(Pictured L-R) Greg Bentley, (Crossroads), Jaquita Lindsey, (11th Hour), Jim Stover, (Crossroads), Amber Eppinette, (11th Hour), Grant Gibson, (11th Hour), Jeff Collins, (Crossroads)

(Pictured L-R)
Greg Bentley, (Crossroads), Jaquita Lindsey, (11th Hour), Jim Stover, (Crossroads), Amber Eppinette, (11th Hour), Grant Gibson, (11th Hour), Jeff Collins, (Crossroads)

Wendy Hayes of the Mylon Hayes family, Corey Pearson of the Diplomats, Bob Sellers (formerly of the Kingsmen), Pat Barker of the Guardians, Clayton Inman of Triumphant, and Jaquita

Gerald Wolfe-Greater Vision

January 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

Jordan Family Band on the cover of January 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

Guardians with Pat Barker

Lindsey of 11th Hour.

We start off our series with an easy question: What is your favorite type of coffee?

Ladies first…

Jaquita Lindsey: Pike Place coffee

Wendy Hayes: Vanilla Bean Frappe

Now the Gentlemen…

Josh Jordan:  I drink absolutely NO coffee!

Gerald Wolfe: Skinny Peppermint Mocha, extra hot

Corey Pearson: Straight black coffee because I can’t pronounce any of the other drinks

Bob Sellers: White chocolate mocha, hot, grand triple shot

Bob Sellers

Bob Sellers

Pat Barker: Cinnamon hazelnut almond milk macchiato

Clayton Inman: Tall Pike Place

What do these answers reveal about the artists’ personalities? We will let you decide. But we do know one thing… a certain coffee shop serves these artists well. Maybe a sponsorship should be considered?

Stay tuned next time for another Wacky Wednesday!

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What I’m Looking For in 2018 in Gospel Music by Craig Harris

Written by Staff on March 1, 2018 – 12:22 pm -

Cana's Voice. Photo by Craig Harris

Cana’s Voice. Photo by Craig Harris

Sure, it’s a new year, and with a new year comes endless possibilities. Here’s a few things that you may want to keep an eye on [in Gospel music] as we journey through 2018 …

 

The Hoppers have faced a series of challenges over the last couple of years, but it took many by surprise when Dean Hopper had two strokes in December of 2016. Then, when it appeared that he had recovered and was almost back to normal, Hopper suffered three more strokes in August. Hopefully, those medical hurdles are over, and the Hoppers can continue to produce great music, such as “Jesus the One,” “Song of Moses,” “If We Ever Gotta Look” and the title track off of their “Life Is Good” project … though one of the hidden gems from the project is the yet-to-be-released track No. 4, “Walk Two.”

 

I’m looking forward to seeing what lies ahead for the LeFevre Quartet now that those fellas have joined the Daywind Music family. Already possessing a commercial sound, it will be interesting to see if being a part one of the elite record companies in the Southern gospel industry leads to even greater success at radio and in other avenues as well.

 

Dean Hopper. Photo by Craig Harris

Dean Hopper. Photo by Craig Harris

Cana’s Voice burst on to the scene two years ago, featuring three dynamic vocalists in Doug Anderson (formerly of Ernie Haase and Signature Sound), TaRanda Beene (the Greenes) and Jody McBrayer (Avalon). Their debut project – “This Changes Everything” – contains hit songs “Heavenly Father” and “Jesus Never Fails.” My only complaint … I didn’t see Cana’s Voice in concert in 2017, due in part to a limited touring schedule as a result of all three group members having their own solo ministries. However, the group has started off 2018 along with David Phelps on the Big Voice Tour. What am I hoping for in 2018 … for my ears and their voices to spend more quality time together in live concert settings.

 

Group changes are never easy. However, as we all know, they’re inevitable. What a soulful asset that Ricky Braddy brought to the sound of Karen Peck and New River. I look forward to hearing the next male vocalist who comes on board with the uber-popular, award-winning trio, and I also look forward to seeing if the group can come close to producing a project that I dig as much as the Wayne Haun-produced “Hope For All Nations” (“Victory is Mine” and “I Know I’ll Be There” are simply top-notch).

 

There’s so many “good guys” in the Southern gospel industry, including Brian Lester, Susan Whisnant and Karen Peck Gooch to name just a few. Count Gary Casto among that contingent. Tribute Quartet’s manager and lead singer seems to be one of the hardest-working individuals in Southern gospel music as he’s involved in many different facets of the industry. With hard work comes reward, such as the group’s 2017 Dove Award nominations for Album of the Year (“Here for You,” produced by Haun) and Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year (“Never Forsaken”). What type of blessings does 2018 hold in store for a group that has risen to a point of being considered one of the top male quartet’s in Southern gospel music? I can’t wait to find out.

 

The Kingsmen Quartet Announce Departure Of Chris Jenkins

The Kingsmen Quartet

Speaking of personnel changes, I was listening to a Southern gospel radio station earlier in 2017 and heard a ballad that featured a voice that I was certain I recognized. It had to be Chris Jenkins. Well, it was. The Anchormen’s “I Heard About a Man” had recently been released to radio and has since been spun many more times on the airwaves. Well, Jenkins recently returned to the Kingsmen. His strong, consistent tenor vocals are an asset to any group. It’s sure to be a nice reunion for a group that has experienced significant success at radio with “Here I Stand Amazed” and “They Don’t Know.” Lot of fans will be looking forward to hearing Jenkins reunited with the rest of the Kingsmen.

 

Joseph Habedank has the ball rolling. After winning a Dove Award for Best Southern Gospel Album (“Resurrection,” also produced by Haun) in October, Habedank has now been nominated for a GRAMMY Award for Best Gospel Roots Album. He’s performed with Country Music icon Reba McEntire at the Dove Awards and is one of the few soloists selected to appear on the main stage at the National Quartet Convention. “Here He Comes” and “Just When You Thought” have been well-received releases from “Resurrection,” following hit songs such as “Welcome Home,” “Never No Never” and “Beauty of the Blood” off of his “Welcome Home” project. Can Habedank’s impressive ascension continue at the same pace in 2018? (Side note … Who knows what Haun – who is up for three GRAMMY Awards – will produce this year).

 

The Nelons continue to see doors open for their ministry, recently being invited to perform in front of the Supreme Court of the United States at the live nativity and then attending the White House Christmas Party in Washington, D.C. Two months earlier, the group won a 2017 Dove Award for Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song of the Year (“When Grandpa Sang Amazing Grace”). They’ve recently released an Americana project, “The Americana Sessions”.  I look forward to seeing how another year affects Autumn Nelon Clark, who has recently blossomed vocally and enhanced the Nelons’ overall sound.

 

Collingsworth Family Photo by Craig Harris

Collingsworth Family. Photo by Craig Harris

Can anybody deliver a ballad quite like the Collingsworth Family? They’re class personified, and it just seems to be one hit after another … “When He Carries Me Away,” “Gotta Get to Jesus,” “You’re About to Climb,” “It Matters to the Master,” “At Calvary,” “Fear Not Tomorrow” … and a couple of my personal favorites in “Tell the Mountain” and “I Found It All.” What’s the next big showstopper?

 

Jason Crabb has a huge fan base. He also has a huge talent, being an elite vocalist and having developed into a great communicator of a lyric. Now, he’s deeply delving into songwriting. Given Gerald Crabb’s immense success as a writer, does the apple fall far from the tree? We’ll get a glimpse over the next few months as some of his efforts will likely be unveiled.

 

Guardians. Photo by Craig Harris

Guardians. Photo by Craig Harris

The Guardians are a picture of consistency with Dean Hickman and Neil Uhrig, who were original members when the group formed in 1988. John Darin Rowsey joined the group in 2012, and now, the group has experienced great success in recent years, on the radio charts and on stages that the male trio has been invited to perform upon. I first heard their latest radio hit – “Present in the Presence of the King” – at Jackson Sings the Gospel last July in Jackson, Tenn., and immediately fell in love with it. It’s no surprise that it was released to radio and has rapidly climbed up the charts. “Packin’ Up,” “It Ain’t Gonna Worry Me Long,” “Somebody Prays,” “Shoutin’ Sounds” and “Let the Healing Begin” are all popular requests for the Guardians. What’s next for those guys? Stay tuned.

 

Southern gospel music fans adore the Mark Trammell Quartet, Greater Vision and Pat Barker. How then could they not love it when Greater Vision’s Gerald Wolfe, Rodney Griffin and Chris Allman teamed up with Trammell and Barker to form the Second Half Quartet. The response they receive is always overwhelming. Surely, there has to be something new – well, possibly a new version of something old – coming from that ensemble soon, right? I won’t be the only one looking forward to seeing what it will be.

 

Goodman Revival. Photo by Craig Harris

Goodman Revival. Photo by Craig Harris

 

And there’s lots of groups that we’re all constantly keeping an eye on. I’ll look forward to seeing what Legacy Five, Goodman Revival, the Jim Brady Trio, Gold City, the Booth Brothers, Triumphant, Jeff and Sheri Easter, the Whisnants, Greater Vision, the Mark Trammell Trio and many others have in store this year. They’re some of your favorites … and mine too. Here’s to lots of great music and many memorable moments over these last 10 months of 2018.

By Craig Harris, writer and copy editor of SGNScoops Magazine

Craig Harris

Craig Harris

First published by SGNScoops Magazine in February 2018

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CHM Event Center serves Vestal Goodman’s famous coconut cake at VIP reception following concert with the Dixie Melody Boys, the Guardians & Lorne Matthews

Written by Staff on August 21, 2016 – 12:38 pm -

Vestal Goodman's Coconut Cake

Vestal Goodman’s Coconut Cake

Promoter James Lawson says, “I just thought it would be fun to duplicate Vestal’s family recipe and serve something that would not only be good but that would bring back fond memories of one of gospel music’s great legends…something that you just would’nt get anywhere else.”

Vestal Goodman

Vestal Goodman

Barberton, Ohio August 19, 2016- The Happy Goodman’s could sing an old convention song like no other group, each of them singing a different melody line and then all of them landing on the final chord together.

They were also known for their voracious appetite for life, gospel music, and country cookin.’ There was always something good to eat on the Goodman’s bus. Now if you are not aware of it, Vestal’s coconut cake was legendary.

We gave Vestal’s most requested and celebrated cake recipe to

Dixie Melody Boys

Dixie Melody Boys

Dolores Reeve’s of Reeves Cake Shop, celebrating forty years serving some of the finest baked goods in Akron, and commissioned them to bake as close to possible Vestal’s famous coconut cake. Following the “Summer Night Hometown Sing,” this past August at the CHM

How big is God. Guardians with Pat Barker

Guardians

Lorne Matthews

Lorne Matthews

Event Center, Barberton, Ohio those with a VIP ticket indulged in a piece of Vestal’s famous cake, garnished with a scoop of Vanilla Bean ice cream and had a chance to mingle up close with all of the artists on the program. In concert that evening were the Dixie Melody Boys, the Guardians and Lorne Matthews.

When it comes to Southern Gospel Music, you will find none finer than the coming roster of talent scheduled to appear at Christian Healthcare’s new Event Center located at 800 Wooster Rd, Barberton, Ohio.

The fall line up is simply spectactular, starting with:

September 10-Greater Vision & the Mylon Hayes Family
October 22-Cana’s Voice & David Pendleton
November 19-the Blackwood Brothers & the Browns
December 16-the Hoppers & the Hall Sisters

Plan now attend one or more of the above events; for more info visit our web at gmlconcerts.org. Tickets for all events on sale now through itickets.com or by calling 800-965-9324; group rates available.

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How big is God. Guardians with Pat Barker

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 12, 2016 – 12:42 pm -

How big is God. Guardians with Pat Barker

How big is God. Guardians with Pat Barker

How big is God. Guardians with Pat Barker in Lafayette Indiana

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2015 Creekside Gospel Music Convention Wrap-Up

Written by Staff on November 19, 2015 – 12:54 pm -

 

Freemans

Freemans

November has arrived and with it the 2015 Creekside Gospel Music

Guardians

Guardians

Convention! Held from November 2nd through 5th, it was a wonderful experience for all involved. We hope that those of you who attended are already making plans for next year. If you didn’t make it, keep watching the SGN Scoops and Creekside websites for all the details for the 2016 Creekside Gospel Music Convention!

There are so many people who contribute to Creekside, that it is

Hinsons

Hinsons

 

impossible to name them all. However, we will begin by thanking our wonderful artists who came and gave of themselves during the week. These artists include:

11th Hour John Lanier The Connells
2 Determined Jordan’s Bridge The Drummond Family
Alliance Quartet Keith Stapler The Epps Family
Billy Hodges Kelly Coberly The Freemans
Broken Vessels Kristin Stanton The Guardians
Clear Vision Quartet Mark 209 The Hinson Family
Common Love McKay Project The Hoskins
Crosspointe Mercy Rain The Hyssongs
Dave Williford Nicki Ellison The Riders
Dave Mumford Pine Ridge Boys The Schofields
Exodus Redeemed Trio The Sharps
From The Ashes Revived Quartet The Sneed Family
Glad Heart Sara Hambrick The Webb Quartet
Glory Way Quartet Sojourners Quartet The Williamsons
Hope’s Journey Surrendered Three Bridges
Jerry and Jan Goff Terry Collins Tim and Lana Chandler.
Jim Sheldon The Branscombs Tina Wakefield
Watts Rowsey and Bean Jerry and the Singing Goffs Ava Kasich
Jerry and Jan Goff

Jerry and Jan Goff

We were thrilled to welcome all of the special guests and surprise artists that entertained us at various events. The Lou Hildreth Honors Jerry and the Singing Goffs on Monday night as well as the 2015 Diamond Awards held on Tuesday night were arranged and produced by many who are associated with SGN Scoops. The Tuesday and Thursday Showcases were put together and hosted by Vonda Easley and Ava Kasich. On Wednesday, Jason Runnels and Hope’s Journey hosted a special reception for the Pine Ridge Boys, and we appreciate all who were involved with the administration and procuring the refreshments for it.

Creekside Honors Jerry and the Singing Goffs

Creekside Honors Jerry and the Singing Goffs

From the Jam Sessions to the Evening Concerts to the Midnight Prayer services, so many people worked tirelessly to set in motion Creekside for this year, and you are all so valued and respected for your abilities and dedication.

SGN Scoops would also like to thank Patricia Mathis and WATC TV, Ken and Jean Grady of Gospel Music Today, the SGN Scoops Social Media team, all the volunteers and the staff of SGN Scoops who assisted in any way with the Convention.

The Sneed Family

The Sneed Family

This event was constructed prayerfully and thoughtfully, and after four years we can see the growth and the touch of God on Creekside. We are so thankful that He is part of our gathering and we pray He will always be an integral part of all that is done through Coastal Media, SGN Scoops and Creekside Gospel Music Convention. See you next year!

The Williamsons

The Williamsons

Jerry and the Singing Goffs

Jerry and the Singing Goffs

Rob Patz and Vonda Easley

Rob Patz and Vonda Easley

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Mark209

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The 2016 Creekside Gospel Music Convention will be October 31 through November 5 at Pigeon Forge, TN. Start making your plans today. Be sure to watch postings on the Facebook pages of SGN Scoops and Creekside for all the latest news!


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Creekside Scrapbook: 2015 Diamond Awards

Written by Staff on November 5, 2015 – 2:44 pm -

Jerry and Jan Goff

Jerry and Jan Goff

The 2015 Diamond Awards were held on Tuesday, November 3, as part of the 2015 Creekside Gospel Music

Rob Patz

Rob Patz

Convention. Many artists and fans were on hand for the celebration of the best in Southern Gospel and Christian Country/Bluegrass. It was announced that next year, the Christian Country and Bluegrass awards would be given out during the Christian Country Expo, held during the summer at Pigeon Forge.

This year at the Diamond Awards, SGN Scoops was proud to welcome Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff as the emcees for the evening. The duo performed their duties with grace and humor and were warmly received.

We do not list all of the winners here…instead, we invite you to look for the December 2015 edition of SGN

Darrell and Chris Freeman, (back) Les Butler, Caylon Freeman

Darrell and Chris Freeman, (back) Les Butler, Caylon Freeman

Scoops digital magazine for the entire list of recipients. However, you will recognize the winners that we were able to catch as they had their special moments, accepting awards and thanking the audience.

SGN Scoops is thrilled to be able to recognize the excellent talent within the realm of our industry. We will begin the nomination process for the 2016 Diamond Awards in January 2016.  Keep watching our website and

Freemans

Freemans

Facebook page for more information.

We appreciate all who travelled to Pigeon Forge, TN for the 2015 Creekside Gospel Music Convention. As we enter into the last evening of singing, we are reflecting on the many things that the Lord accomplished this week and we want to thank all who attended and all who prayed for the event. Be watching the Creekside website and Facebook pages for more

Weston Hinson

Weston Hinson

pictures and information.

The 2016 Creekside Gospel Music Convention will be October 31 through November 3rd, 2015, at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN. Write it down now and plan t

HInsons

HInsons

Johnny Minnick of Goodman Revival

Johnny Minnick of Goodman Revival

Roger Talley, (back) Dixie Phillips, Sharon Phillips,

Roger Talley, (back) Dixie Phillips, Sharon Phillips, Johnny Minnick

Guardians

Guardians

Richard Hyssong and Pauline Patterson

Richard Hyssong and Pauline Patterson

Caylon Freeman and Vonda Easley

Caylon Freeman and Vonda Easley

Chris Freeman

Chris Freeman

Noah Hinshaw

Noah Hinshaw

Vonda Easley and Jan Goff

Vonda Easley and Jan Goff

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Hoppers and Guardians to appear at Fitzgerald GA tomorrow

Written by Staff on September 23, 2015 – 5:08 pm -

hoppersNews From Bill Bailey!
Hello Gospel Music Friends,
The next 10-11 days are going to be extremely busy for me, and so I thought I would send this email out while I had a quick moment.  Tomorrow morning, I will head to Fitzgerald, GA for a special night with the Hoppers and the Guardians.  This concert did not have a lot of advance notice, and so we need everyone’s help in spreading the word.  The following are the details:
Thursday, September 24th  7:30pm
Fitzgerald, GA – Grand Theatre
(119 South Main Street – downtown)
                                                   featuring the HOPPERS,

and special guests, the GUARDIANS
The Guardians

The Guardians

No tickets required!  $10 donation per person at the door

Love offering received during the concert for FCC Ministries
Doors open at 6:30pm, and all seating is general admission
For directions, call (229) 426-5090
We also still have six seats on the “Fall Bus Tour to Pigeon Forge and the National Quartet Convention”.  We leave from Happy Gospel Church in Bradenton, FL this Sunday, September 27th at 1pm.  We will also have several desginated pickup points along I-75 for our passengers from other areas.  This is a wonderful trip that includes three nights of the NQC featuring all of your favorite southern gospel artists like the Booth Brothers, Collingsworth Family, Triumphant Quartet, Ivan Parker, Guy Penrod, Perrys, Hoppers, Kingdom Heirs, Greater Vision, Legacy Five, and many more!  NQC is a gospel music lover’s dream come true!  Our meals include the world famous Apple Barn and Tony Gore’s Restaurant.  The complete itinerary and details is on the graphic at the end of this email.  If you’d like to go with us, call right away at (941) 756-6942.  We can still get you on the tour, but you need to make your reservation quickly.
unnamed (2)Back here at Happy Gospel Church, I will be ministering in both morning services this Sunday, September 27th9am at HGC@TheRanch and11am at HGC@Bradenton.  Then at 6pm, we welcome Pastor Wendell Wilson & Loving Hands Ministry (HGC@Bradenton).  Loving Hands is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program that God has used to set many men free.  Happy Gospel is honored to be a supporter of this worthwhile ministry.  The men will be sharing their testimonies as part of this service.  If you know of someone struggling in addiction, invite them to this service!
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HAPPY GOSPEL’S UPCOMING SUNDAY NIGHT SCHEDULE:

Sunday, September 27, 6pm – Pastor Wendell Wilson & Loving Hands Ministry
Sunday, October 4, 6pm – Brandon & Chrysta Beene in concert
Sunday, October 11, 6pm – Rob Mills Family in concert
Sunday, October 18, 6pm – Allison Speer in concert
Sunday, October 25, 9am, 11am, and 6pm – “Revival Day” with Josh & Ashley Franks
***  All Sunday night services are held at HGC@Bradenton
unnamed (4)In closing, our family is thrilled to announce the engagement of our son, Caleb, to his longtime girlfriend, Lauren Files.  The proposal took place on Bradenton Beach this past weekend.  I have to hand it to my son; he is quite the romantic!  A wedding date has not been set, but will more than likely be in the fall of 2016.
Thanks for your love, prayers, and support of our ministry and family.  Look forward to seeing many of you tomorrow night in Fitzgerald, GA and next week at NQC in Pigeon Forge!

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