The 2015 Diamond Award Nominations are now open on the SGN Scoops website until March 31. Everyone is invited to the website to enter the Nominations area and list their top ten favorite picks for each Diamond Award category. You can vote today from the link below!
We are traveling the Road to the 2015 Diamond Awards during this nomination period, by highlighting the definition of each award category. The Favorite Industry Website award is for a news, magazine, supporting business, or event that supports or promotes the Southern, Country or Bluegrass Christian music industry.
On November 4th, 2014, the Diamond Awards were held at the 2014 Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge. The winner of the 2014 Favorite Industry Website was Gospel Music Today with Ken and Jean Grady. You can find their website HERE.
Who will you decide to nominate this year?
Be sure to vote for your favorite nominees today.
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
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 Nominations can be found at http://www.sgnscoops.com/2015-diamond-awards/
The Diamond Awards are hosted by SGN Scoops digital magazine and Coastal Media Group.
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The members of The Cavaliers Quartet are the guests on Gospel Music Today for the week of November 23. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. The Feature Group is The Kramers, and Jean reviews new recordings by 4 His Love and Revelation. An SGN Scoops article about Willy Wynn is the subject of this week’s News Notes. The show features singing by The Alabama Spirituals, The Ascension Quartet, and The Cavaliers Quartet, exclusive video of Gold City Quartet, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras in Nashville,TN, at the Absolutely Gospel Music Fest and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive concert video of Woody Wright at the Southern Gospel Worship Gathering, in Broken Arrow, OK.
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Pigeon Forge, TN.(November 5, 2014) – SGN Scoops and Creekside Gospel Music Convention was proud to present the 2014 Diamond Awards on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The gala celebration was hosted by Tim Lovelace and included appearances by The Blackwoods, Karen Peck and New River, the Dixie Melody Boys, the Freemans and many others. The evening was also filmed by WATC, Channel 57 of Atlanta, Georgia, to be aired/streamed at a later date.
The big winners of the night were Karen Peck and New River, who were honored with Song Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Mixed Group Of The Year and Trio Of The Year. Karen Peck Gooch was the 2014 Female Artist Of The Year.
Ken and Jean Grady of Gospel Music Today were award winners and Jean also contributed to the planning of the program. “It was a Southern Gospel star-studded night in Pigeon Forge at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention Diamond Awards. What a blessing to see so many artists and friends for the annual Awards show. Although it was a lot of work, it was well worth it as the artists sang and the artists and industry professionals received their awards.”
Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media Group and publisher of SGNScoops, commented, “The Diamond Awards are always a special time of honoring the Gospel artists that fill our world with the music we love,” said Patz. “It’s great to take this opportunity to thank them and to be able to share the ceremony with fans across the nation and the world by internet. We are grateful to Tim Lovelace, our special musical guests and t
o WATC for recording the Diamond Awards. We had a great time at the ceremony and we hope everyone will tune in and watch!”
“What an awesome night at the Diamond Awards at Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2014. What a blessing to be a part of such a great event!” said Vonda Easley, from Strictly Southern With Vonda Easley. Vonda is also a vocalist with Hope’s Journey and part of the SGN Scoops staff. “The music was amazing and the winners were deserving. I loved it!”
Jonathan Edwards, from Faith’s Journey, is part of the Creekside crew and the voice of SGN Scoops Radio. He stated, “I am always thrilled at the amount of talent that is featured on the Diamond Award program and this year was no different. I am thankful for the opportunity to be a small part of this special event.”
Lorraine Walker, acting editor of SGN Scoops digital magazine, was unable to be present but noted that a lot of work goes into the planning and execution of the Diamond Awards. “Many people have contributed to this year’s Diamond Awards event and I am thrilled that it was such a beautiful night. My thanks to the volunteers and staff of Creekside and SGN Scoops for making the Diamond Awards an exceptional evening. Congratulations to each of the very deserving winners!”
The 2014 Diamond Award Winners Are:
J.D. SUMNER LIVING LEGEND AWARD: Ed O’Neal
MIXED GROUP OF THE YEAR: Karen Peck and New River
QUARTET OF THE YEAR: Brian Free and Assurance
TRIO OF THE YEAR: Karen Peck and New River
DUET OF THE YEAR: Aaron and Amanda Crabb
FEMALE SOLOIST OF THE YEAR: Karen Peck Gooch
MALE SOLOIST OF THE YEAR: Jason Crabb
SUNRISE AWARD: 11th Hour
SONG OF THE YEAR: Revival – Karen Peck and New River
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Revival – Karen Peck and New River
CHRISTIAN COUNTRY GROUP OF THE YEAR: The Freemans
CHRISTIAN COUNTRY FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Christy Sutherland
CHRISTIAN COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR: James and Jeff Easter – Like Father, Like Son
ANTHONY BURGER INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR: Gordon Mote
DOTTIE RAMBO SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Jeff Steele
BLUEGRASS GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Doyle Lawson & Quick Silver
VIDEO/DVD OF THE YEAR: Lead Me Home – The Freemans
FAVORITE ARTIST WEBSITE: LeFevre Quartet
FAVORITE INDUSTRY WEBSITE: Gospel Music Today
PAUL HEIL AWARD (Broadcasting): Ken and Jean Grady- Gospel Music Today
CHRISTIAN COUNTRY MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Jason Crabb
LOU HILDRETH AWARD: Tim Lovelace
PUBLISHER’S CHOICE AWARD: Donna Blackwood
The Creekside Gospel Music Convention is being held now at the Smokey Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee from November 3rd through 6th, 2014. The CGMC is presented by SGN Scoops and Coastal Media Group at Pigeon Forge and is the home of The Diamond Awards and other special events. For more information on Creekside Gospel Music Convention visit http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/
Thanks to Robert York for the Diamond Awards pictures.
About SGNScoops: SGNScoops Digital is a fully-downloadable monthly magazine that exists to promote the gospel by unveiling what is intriguing and real about Southern Gospel and Christian Country music. SGNScoops offers music news and views as well as concert and book reviews, inspirational articles and features reaching beyond our gospel music world. SGNScoops is the home of the Diamond Awards, a fan-based annual awards program recognizing the best in Southern Gospel and Christian Country music. SGN Scoops is always digital, always free. For more information: http://www.sgnscoops.com/
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The members of The Diplomats and Faith’s Journey are the guests on Gospel Music Today for the week of January 19. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates, the Feature Group is THe Knox Brothers, and Jean reviews new recordings by The Hyssongs and Glad Heart. An article about George Amon Webster is the subject of this week’s Singing News Notes. The Porter Family and Gold City sing, and the show includes exclusive video of The Dixie Echoes, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras at the Southern Gospel Worship Gathering, in Broken Arrow, OK
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The members of Beyond the Ashes are the guests on Gospel Music Today for the week of May 20. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates, the Feature Group is Royal City, and Jean reviews a new CD by Ernie Haase and Signature Sound. “Turning Points,” featuring Jeff Hawes of Karen Peck and New River, is the subject of this week’s Singing News Notes, and David Bruce Murray looks at the history of The Nelons. The Melody Boys Quartet and The Booth Brothers sing, and the show includes an exclusive concert video of Heaven’s Echoes, captured by the Gospel Music Today cameras at the Mid-Arkansas Quartet Convention, in Plumerville, AR. The show is on KWBH TV47 in Oklahoma every Monday at 6:00 PM, and it’s online now at the Gospel Music Today website,www.gospelmusictoday.com
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Gospel Music Today was designated “Highlighted Show of the Day” recently on the All Nations TV network, seen on the All Nations TV channel on ROKU. According to the All Nations TV announcement, “Gospel Music Today has been with us a few months but has made a positive impact on our network.”
Gospel Music Today, hosted by Ken and Jean Grady, features southern gospel news, concert updates, and interviews with southern gospel personalities. The show has received the 2012 Absolutely Gospel Music Pacesetter Award and the 2012 Diamond Award for Favorite Industry Website.
Gospel Music Today is televised weekly on KWHB TV47 in Oklahoma and on stations in Beaumont, TX, and Tyler, TX. The show can also be seen on the Gospel Music Today website, at www.gospelmusictoday.com.
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Southern Gospel songwriter Dianne Wilkinson is the guest on the current edition of Gospel Music Today. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates (in the news is Adam and Gerald Crabb’s Boot Camp and news about Declaration Trio). The Feature Group is 4 His Love, and Jean reviews a new CD by Treena Wicoff. The show has singing by Karen Peck and New River and Triumphant Quartet plus exclusive concert footage of Heaven’s Call, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras at the Mid West Quartet Convention, in Altoona, Iowa. The show is online now at www.gospelmusictoday.com , and it’s on every Monday at 6:00 PM on KWHB TV47 in Oklahoma.
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Tammy Jones Robinette and the members of The Southern Plainsmen are the guests on the current edition of Gospel Music Today. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates, the Feature Group is The Old Paths Quartet, and Jean reviews a new CD by The Torchmen Quartet. The show has singing by The Dove Brothers and Forgiven Quartet, a new music video from Jim Sheldon, and exclusive concert footage of the Vagle Brothers reunion, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras at the Southern Gospel Worship Gathering, in Broken Arrow, OK. The show is online now at the Gospel Music Today website, www.gospelmusictoday.com.
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