Atlanta, GA.(December 27, 2012) – WATC Television out of Atlanta, Georgia, will be airing the Lou Hildreth 75th Anniversary Celebration held at Creekside Gospel Music Convention on October 30, 2012. The event was hosted by Coastal Media Group and SGNScoops to honor Lou Wills Hildreth, a Gospel Music legend who was delighted by tributes from artists such as Phil Cross, Ann Downing, The Blackwoods, Clayton Inman, Jeff Stice, David Sutton, The Southmen and many more, as well as video clips from Larry Gatlin, Larry Ford and Bill Gaither. Many of these special moments are shown on TV Special to be aired December 29, 2012 at 3:00pm.
Patricia Mathis and her crew of WATC TV, Atlanta’s TV 57, recorded the Celebration and is excited about airing the TV Special. “The inspiring and precious life of Lou Wills Hildreth, taped at Creekside Gospel Music Convention, will be aired in a 75th Anniversary Celebration special on www.watc.tv, Saturday, December 29, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. You will not want to miss this special honoring Lou for her 75 years of spreading the gospel in music through her own singing, inspiring others and being a person that everyone wanted to know. Thanks to Rob Patz of SGNScoops Digital Magazine and his crew for making this special an awesome event.”
Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media Group and publisher of SGNScoops, was thrilled to have the opportunity to honor his friend, Lou Hildreth, in such a way. “Lou has spent her lifetime promoting this special music and its timeless message,” said Patz. “To be able to celebrate her achievements and the many friendships she has made was a blessing. We are excited that WATC TV was there to record this special event for those who couldn’t be with us. We hope many will tune in and watch!”
Picture information: Lou Hildreth, J.P. Miller and choir
About WATC TV: WATC TV provides Atlanta with a mix of family, Christian and educational programming. It is known to viewers as the home of Atlanta Live and is seen over the air throughout the metro Atlanta market and also in over one million cable and satellite homes. WATC is the home of many original series and has been honored with numerous Angel and Telly Awards, as well as receiving it first EMMY in 2010. The station’s programming can be seen around the world via video streaming located on the WATC website at http://www.watc.tv/
About Creekside Gospel Music Convention: Creekside Gospel Music Convention held it’s inaugural event at the Smokey Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee from October 29 through 31, 2012. 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. Next year’s dates are October 28, 29 and 30th, 2013. For more information on Creekside Gospel Music Convention visit http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/
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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We’re serving up another sizzling hot summer issue! This packed August edition unveils the list of the 2012 Diamond Awards Nominees! Also this month, Lorraine Walker, Sandi Duncan Clark, Jennifer Campbell, Charlie Sexton and Laura Kennedy presents the latest happenings in the ministries of Greater Vision, Charlotte Ritchie, Lynda Randle, The Skyline Boys, Jeff Steele and Jaidyn’s Call. Look behind the music with Rob Estep as he talks with Ben Storie, and focus on the young with Victoria Shirey as she shines the spotlight on Rebecca Reynolds. Don’t miss Rob Patz’ Publisher’s Point and enjoy a Media Minute with him along with Sylvia Green. Charlie Sexton covers the Lari Goss Celebration and Rhonda Frye catches up with Union Street, Roy Webb and Bruce Taliaferro on the road. Lou Wills Hildreth shares legendary memories, John Mathis Jr. offers a word of encouragement and Laurrette Willis’ reminds us to eat healthy! Jeff Hawes shares memories from his home town, and special guest writer, AJ RINALDI offers post-trauma faith sharing tips. We also share our excitement regarding 2 major upcoming events: The National Quartet Convention and Creekside Gospel Music Convention! See what songs are topping the charts and who is releasing new music in this all-digital, all free August Edition! And… Share with your friends!
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SGNScoops announces plans are now underway for a new event called “Creekside Gospel Music Convention!” The three day event will take place in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee on October 29,30 31! The festivities will include Gospel Music, the 2012 Diamond Awards and a special night of celebrating Ms. Lou Hildreth’s SEVENTY FIVE YEARS in Gospel Music! “Please accept this invitation to join me in celebrating my SEVENTY FIVE YEARS IN GOSPEL MUSIC on Monday October 29, 7PM, at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge,Tennessee,” says Mrs.Hildreth. “Come share the music, laughter, and fellowship. Everyone is welcome!! The fabulous DIAMOND AWARDS are scheduled for Tuesday night at the same venue. Free Admission to all events.”
Rob Patz, publisher of SGNScoops Magazine, owner of the Diamond Awards says, “I believe God opened the door for our new three day event. I also believe these three days will prove to be an uplifting time of fun and fellowship. It will also be a great time of celebration. I am honored that Ms. Lou Hildreth chose to celebrate her special night with us. She is truly a legend in gospel music.” Rob continues, “I’m very excited about the Diamond Awards. We have a team of creative individuals and industry professionals working together to present a memorable night.”
The Smoky Mountain Convention Center is located in the heart of Pigeon Forge, near to Gatlinburg and surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains.”I’m beyond excited,” Rhonda Frye, Editor of Scoops Magazine adds, “for one, the scenery that time of year is breath-taking! Add outlet shopping, great food, good friends, celebrations AND Gospel Music, it’s an event you don’t want to miss!”
The Diamond Awards are fan based and fan driven. The first round of voting has been counted and the second round begins on Monday, May 21. We urge you to participate in the next round and we also encourage you to post the link to voting on your website and social media outlets.
We are working with the Smoky Mountain Convention Center to provide affordable hotel packages for these three days, so stay tuned! We also will provide space for a limited amount of booths for artists and groups. Please mark your calendars and make plans to join SGNScoops in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for the Creekside Gospel Music Convention!
For more information, contact Rob Patz at email@example.com
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We are excited to present a PACKED April Edition of Scoops Magazine! Thanks to Lorraine Walker for a fabulous cover story featuring, Legacy Five. We have stories on your favorite artists to include: Doug Anderson, Declaration Trio, Dailey & Vincent, Harold Reed, Jordan Wilburn, Gene McDonald and Morgan Easter. Rob Estep gives us a “behind the scenes” look with promoter, Rhonda Thompson and Lou Wills Hildreth tells us about the very first Dove Awards! Jennifer Campbell shares a very special conversation with living legend, Bill Gaither as he tells the story behind “Because He Lives!” Angela tells us what songs are topping the charts and Jonathan Edwards talks with Rich Crist of the Crist Family. Sandi Duncan Clark reviews brand new music and Rhonda Frye reviews a concert featuring The Greesons, McKameys, Michael Combs and the Singing Cookes.Scott Rhoades and Jennifer Campbell share their thoughts regarding Easter, John Mathis Jr encourages with words of wisdom and Laurette reminds us of the benefits of exercise. We were saddened at the news of the death of southern gospel promoter and friend to many, Jim Arneson. Rob Patz and several friends share the thoughts of Jim. We appreciate you reading our magazine and sharing the link with your friends, family and friends!
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Presenting… The February Edition of SGNScoops Magazine! Jim and Melissa Brady share their sweet love story and their ministry! This month we are also featuring part two of Brian Free and Assurance, The Goldens, Anna Grace Kimbrough and The Lefevre Quartet. Special thanks to our features writers, Lorraine Walker, Laura Kennedy, Sandi Duncan Clark, Victoria Shirey and Angela Griffin! And….Rob Estep gives a look behind the scenes with Wayne Haun!
We are excited about two special interest stories this month: Karen Peck and Joyful Noise as well as 2nd Generation’s Brenda Denney’s experience on The Price Is Right. Be encouraged by Lou Wills Hildreth, John Mathis Jr, Jennifer Cambpell and from our newest staff writer, Scott Rhoades. We’ve kicked off a series of foreign mission stories too! This month Angela Griffin shares “Love A Child!”
Don’t miss Sandi Duncan Clark’s DVD reviews as well as Rhonda Frye’s Crabb Family Concert Review. Enjoy a full and exciting issue of SGNScoops Magazine- Home of THE DIAMOND AWARDS!
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Merry Christmas from the Scoops Staff! We are proud to present December’s Issue,”The Gift of Grace!” We are excited to feature The Bowling Family, Gloria Gaither, Marshall Hall, Christy Sutherland, The Diplomats, Scott Godsey, Amber Nelon, Rachel McCutcheon and Karen Peck. This issue includes New Music Reviews by Sandi Duncan Clark, Jennifer Cambell’s Women of Faith Experience, Stephanie Kelley’s trip to the Flight Museum, Inspiration from Lou Wills Hildreth, Encouragement from John Mathis and Rhonda Frye and a concert review on Voices Won Anniversary Singing. Rob Patz gives a little hint about the Diamond Awards location, Lorraine Walker wraps up a 3-part series on “Media and the Gospel” and Laurette Wills shares how we can stay fit during the holidays. We hope you enjoy the beautiful cover designed by Stephanie Kelley and the Magazine layout design by Pete Schwager. Enjoy our Christmas treat and please share it with your friends!
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We are proud of this month’s issue of SGNScoops Magazine. In the October edition, read the inside Scoop on the Collingsworth Family, Jason Crabb, Sheri LaFontaine and Adam Brown. This month’s album reviews feature new music from Russ Taff, Selah, Four Fold and Crawford Crossing. Be sure to read a review on Sheri Easter’s new book, “Hear My Heart.” Staff writer, Lorraine Walker has written part one of a three part series concerning the media and the gospel. This month, the focus is on the Christian Film Industry and the new movie “Courageous” is highlighted. Publisher, Rob Patz shares his thoughts about NQC and the late Charles Burke is remembered by many friends in this issue. As always, this edition offers plenty of inspiration and encouragement to lift spirits. We are proud of our experienced staff of writers for bringing the latest developments in the Southern Gospel Industry with integrity. This month’s contributors include Sandi Duncan Clark, Lorraine Walker, Stephanie Kelley, Rob Estep, Jeff Hawes, Lou Wills Hildreth, Jennifer Campbell, Victoria Shirey, Laurette Willis, Rhonda Frye, Rob Patz and our newest addition- John Mathis Jr. We also welcome our new layout/ graphic designer, Pete Schwager to the staff. Thank you for reading SGNScoops magazine and please remember to share it with your friends! Click Here
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Jerry Kirksey of Boone, NC attended his induction into the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame at Dollywood recently in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
“Jerry began working in radio during his junior year of high school,” said Charlie Waller, executive director. “After graduation he moved back to Panama City and worked at radio station WTHR. He returned to Pensacola and began working for the Florida Boys in March 1960, a nationally recognized Southern gospel quartet .
“His job at that time was radio promotions and office manager for the quartet,” he said. “J.G. Whitfield , owner of the Florida Boys quartet, and Jerry founded the Singing News magazine in May 1969. Businessman Maurice Templeton of Boone, NC advertised his Southern Gospel music cruises in the Singing News for several years and then purchased the magazine from J.G. Whitfield and moved it to Boone in July 1987.
“Jerry was the editor of Singing News magazine from its inception in 1969 til his retirement in 2010,” he said. “He has been involved in the Southern Gospel industry for over 45 years.”
Legacy Five played tribute to him by performing their hit “Just Stand.”
“Well, I got a sad story to tell: I don’t sing. I don’t write music. I don’t play an instrument. I can’t read music.
I talked to the Lord about that and He said, ‘OK, I will give you something to do in Southern Gospel music that does not require any of those things,’” Kirksey said. “I have been in Southern gospel since 1960 and I have never been to work a day in my life. God has blessed beyond words.
“There are so many people involved with what has happened in my lifetime,” he said. “You don’t accomplish these things by yourself. You accomplish these things by the energy and work of literally hundreds of people over the years.”
Kirksey highlighted his appreciation to J.G. and Hazel Whitfield. Read more »
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Native Texan GUY PENROD will be inducted into the TEXAS GOSPEL MUSIC HALL OF FAME Saturday, February 26, 7 PM at Dallas Baptist University, 5000 Mountain Parkway, Dallas, Texas. After 14 fabulous years with the Gaither Vocal Band, Guy Penrod is now riding high in a solo ministry, garnering a 2011 Dove Award nomination. Guy and Angie live in Nashville, Tennessee, with their seven sons and one daughter. He is famous the world over and Texans are proud of this native son. With his induction into the TGMHOF, Guy joins notable Texans Larry Gatlin & the Gatlins, Cynthia Clawson, Duane Allen, Les Beasley, Larry Ford, Glen Payne, Walt Mills, Roger McDuff, Lou Wills Hildreth, Wills Family, Chuck Wagon Gang, pioneers V. O. & Frank Stamps, W. B. Nowlin, and others who have influenced gospel music in Texas and far beyond. Joining Guy Penrod, the 2011 inductees on February 26th are Jack Davis, radio, Jack Taylor, pioneer keyboardist, Plainsmen Quartet, Marion Snider’s Original Imperial Quartet, Bob Wills & The Inspirationals. Doors will open at 6:00 and the public is encouraged to attend this benefit and help preserve the gospel music heritage of Texas. General Admission is $25.For more information call Randy Wills 214-934-5983.
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CHURCH HILL, Tenn. – (January 17, 2011) – Popular trio Brothers Forever made their first ever appearance on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) earlier this month. The trio was featured alongside many of the Christian music industry’s most prominent artists on January 2, 2011 as a part of the 2010 Christian Music Hall of Fame Visionary Awards program.
Brothers Forever joined other performers, presenters, and artists who were a part of the show such as Chonda Pierce, Mitchel Jon, Tommy Brandt, Lou Wills Hildreth, Jason Castro, Aaron Crider, Bruce Carroll, Randy Stonehilll, Nicole C. Mullen, Brandon Bee, Arthur Rice, and hosts David Meece and Babbie Mason.
Gary Ballew of Brothers Forever stated, “We’ve always dreamed of being featured on TBN, and it was such an honor to be featured with such a great lineup of some of our favorite Christian musicians and songwriters.”
“God has really blessed our ministry over the last couple of years, and we know that this is just another step that He paved the way for,” mentioned Curtis Hagy of Brothers Forever. “We are so excited for what this year holds for Brothers Forever.”
Brothers Forever was nominated during the evening’s awards for Southern Gospel Group of the Year.
The Christian Music Hall of Fame Visionary Awards were held on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Trinity Music City in Hendersonville, Tennessee. This is the second Visionary Awards show and the third show inducting artists into the Hall of Fame. The hosts for the 2010 Visionary Awards were award-winning artists David Meece and Babbie Mason.
For more information on the Christian Music Hall of Fame and Visionary Awards – visit http://www.hallmuseum.com .
Brothers Forever’s sixth single from the critically acclaimed release Sheltered hit radio earlier this year. The song, “Whenever I Speak His Name” (written by Russ and Tori Taff), was released to radio through Millennium Music Group and has been a steady song on both the AbsolutelyGospel.com (formerly SoGospelNews.com) Top 40 Weekly Chart and SouthernGospelTimes.com Top 40 Fan Chart.
Brothers Forever are currently booking dates for their upcoming
Spring 2011 tour. More information on that will be announced at a later date.
To visit the newly designed Brothers Forever website, visit http://www.brothersforever.net
About Brothers Forever
Brothers Forever is based out of Church Hill, Tennessee. Nestled in the foothills of upper East Tennessee, this group has quickly become known for their unique style of southern gospel music. Songs such as “I Feel a Blessing Coming On” and “I Can’t Forget the Day” have become nationwide favorites. Brothers Forever felt the call to the music ministry a little over a few years ago, and since the group’s inception, it has been an exciting journey.
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