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Creekside Gospel Music Convention Update

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 3, 2014 – 9:37 am -

Willie Wynn

Willie Wynn

It’s only two months until the Creekside Gospel Music Convention and we are busy making plans to make this the best Creekside ever! If you haven’t yet booked your room and your ticket, please do this soon. The tickets are free get your tickets by clicking  HERE and the rooms are not expensive, but you have to book them today. Please make plans to be with us in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee on

November 3rd through 6th at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center.

We have many special events this year, including the Lou Hildreth Honors featuring Willie Wynn and Friends. The Diamond Awards are on Tuesday night with many exciting guests. During the week there will be several showcases and a choir performance. One of the many special guests performing during the Creekside event will be the award-winning family group, The Freemans. Don’t miss this fabulous group as they take the stage in lovely Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Don’t miss four days of great Gospel music, fellowship and fun. Tickets are free and accommodations can be reserved by phone, toll free at: 1-800-223-6707 or local call 865-908- 3015. For online reservations, click onto http://www.smokymountainconventioncenter.com.

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Strictly Southern With Vonda Easley

The Great Doughnut Caper

Our good friend, Vonda Easley of Strictly Southern With Vonda Easley , has been chatting with Rob Patz on the air every week as he brings updates about Creekside. She recently shared some news with SGN Scoops:

“Hey Ya’ll! I’m super excited about Creekside 2014. Looking forward to the great singing and also can’t wait to watch Rob Patz sweat about how many doughnuts he has to buy for my listening audience of the Strictly Southern show.” That’s right, for every person from Vonda’s listening audience that travels to Creekside, Rob will provide doughnuts. This Doughnut Caper will be held during the Creekside event.

Don’t miss out! Stay tuned to Vonda Easley for more information.

Strictly Southern With Vonda Easley can be heard every Friday at 10am CST on http://www.wpilfm.com

The Diamond Awards

The Diamond Awards will be handed out during the Convention on November 4, in a gala program hosted by Tim Lovelace. Be sure to join us to see your favorite artists as they are recognized for their hard work and excellence in ministry by the fans.

The Top Five Diamond Award nominations are still continuing on the SGN Scoopswebsite, so drop by to click on the link and nominate your favorites before the end of this last

round of voting. Make sure your voice is heard and vote today! http://www.sgnscoops.com/2014-diamond-awards

Creekside Gospel Music Convention Free Tickets Here

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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 28, 2014 – 8:44 pm -

blackwooPigeon Forge, TN – It’s a year of celebration as The Blackwoods – one of the most famous names in American music culture – celebrates fifteen years in Pigeon Forge, TN marking their show as one of the longest performing acts on the parkway. Over 10 million tourists from around the globe make their way to Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains every year and many of those have fallen in love with the music, comedy and genuine spirits of RW & Donna Blackwood and their talented cast.

“We love bringing the “Blackwood sound” to so many people from all across the globe every week,” said RW Blackwood. “For so many years, we traveled all across the world and now they come to us – we love meeting people from all over!” Donna Blackwood continues, “We love the people and beauty of Pigeon Forge and they’ve made us feel right at home from the first day – welcoming us with open arms and loving hearts. You won’t find a more beautiful setting or more loving people than those right here in Pigeon Forge.”

Truly, Pigeon Forge feels like home and home just got a little sweeter. The 2014 season of the “Blackwood Variety Show” finds RW & Donna welcoming some familiar faces to the stage. “The old saying ‘things are better the second time around’ surely is true,” says RW Blackwood. “We are excited to welcome two former Blackwood members – Tana Lonon Rogers and Dave Emery – and can’t wait for our friends to see them!”

Tana Lonon Rogers joined the group in 1975 fresh out of Lee College and was a part of the group during their fast paced career with radio hits such as “Stop and Smell the Roses,” “Turn Your Radio On,” and their Capitol Records hit, “Sunday Afternoon Boatride.” Tana comments: “I am thrilled to once again be with RW & Donna. RW & Donna are like family and it’s an extreme joy to share the stage with them for two-hours every morning singing songs people love to hear! We have a unique opportunity to entertain and still proclaim the Gospel in this theater setting.”

Dave Emery performed with the Blackwoods in Branson for their 1997 season and later went on to sing with the Chuck Wagon gang for several years. “It is so good to be back with RW and Donna. I feel at home on stage with the Blackwoods, because they make feel like I am part of the family.”

Completing the group is Jonathan Kunkle and Brad Smith.

The “Blackwoods Morning Variety Show” is performed every morning except Friday and Monday at the Smoky Mountain Opry in Pigeon Forge. The show, produced by Fee Hedrick Family Entertainment Group, features something for every member of the family – from the vocal harmonies of the Blackwoods to the side-splitting comedy of Bob & Marty Hamill and their cast of “characters.” The Fee Hedrick Family Entertainment Group also produces the Comedy Barn, Hatfield and McCoy and the 2014 winner of “Best Show,” the Smoky Mountain Opry Ultimate Variety Show. Adult tickets are $29.95, plus tax. Children 11 and under are $9.95, plus tax. Tickets are available by calling (865) 428-SHOW (7469). Groups of 20 or more qualify for group rates, available by calling 1-800-768-1170. The Smoky Mountain Opry Theater is located at 2046 Parkway in Pigeon Forge.

For more information on the Blackwoods, visit www.BlackwoodsShow.com.
For more information on Fee Hedrick Family Entertainment Group, visit www.FeeHedrick.com.

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Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2014 In Pigeon Forge Tn

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 26, 2014 – 2:27 pm -

Artists, we invite you to Pigeon Forge on November 3, 4 and 5th, to sing on the Main Stage of Creekside Gospel Music Convention! For information on booth space, contact Rob Patz at rob@sgnscoops.com today!





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Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2013

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 28, 2013 – 8:39 am -

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March 2013 Editon Of SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 9, 2013 – 10:49 am -


March 2013 SGNScoops Magazine Is Here

Wow! We sure have the scoop for you this month! The March Edition is jammed packed with exciting news. We’re thrilled to present Jason Crabb as this month’s cover story. Not only does Jason share details about his new CD, “Love Is Stronger,” but he shares his heart regarding ministry and family. Also in this issue, the spotlight is on Karen Peck and her latest solo record, plus we’re highlighting several ministries this month: Charlton Jordan, The Diplomats, Paul’s Journey, John Lanier, The Cargils, Promise, Jayc Harold and Shannon Shelby. As always, SGNScoops keeps the roads hot! This month Angela shares Omega in Concert and Rhonda shares Gospel Boot Camp with Gerald and Adam Crabb as well as the Southern Gospel Music Guild’s 2013 Harmony Honors. Sandi Duncan Clark covers music reviews featuring Red Roots, Tammy Jones Robinette, David Staton and Tommy Brandt. Enjoy a word of encouragement from John Mathis Jr, memories from Lou Hildreth, a fitness challenge from Laurette Willis and chronicles of a Singing English Teacher with Jeff Hawes of Karen Peck & New River. We have a couple of very exciting announcements regarding the Creekside Gospel Music Convention too, so watch the Publisher’s Point with Rob Patz, and don’t miss the Creekside update (hint hint….Ed O’ Neal… The Singing Cookes). All of this is neatly tucked in one place- a beautifully designed online magazine. The best part? It is absolutely FREE! Tell your friends, family and friends- and don’t forget to vote for your favorite artists! Round One Diamond Awards Voting is open NOW! Thank you SGNSCoops staff for an MARVELOUS MARCH issue. Our prayer is for God to be glorified in all we say and do.

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Frost writes score for new Biblical production set to open this March; Trio to be featured in nightly concert

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 6, 2013 – 2:24 pm -

PIGEON FORGE, TN — The Michael Frost Trio will be featured in a nightly concert at the new Biblical Times DinnerTheMichaelFrostTrio Theater in Pigeon Forge, TN. Each member will also be featured in a new Biblical production, set to debut March 29.
The trio includes singer / songwriter Michael Jason Frost, his wife Jen Frost, and tenor vocalist Adam Elrod. The trio made their debut in September at the National Quartet Convention, where they were invited to sing on the main stage following a showcase performance. The trio just wrapped up a winter concert tour, visiting over a dozen churches from Illinois to Florida.
At the new dinner theater, the trio will be part of a concert presentation during the dinner hour, along with vocalists Donny Richmond, Maria Albani-Cook, and Paula Michelle. Following the concert, each member will be a featured character in a new Biblical production titled “Kings of Psalms,” presented with holographic technology exclusive to the area. Michael Frost has written 10 original songs for the show.
Frost said audiences should expect an experience completely unique to the area. With theater-style seating and special patented trays, the first hour features a 7-item feast along with the concert. The second hour is the main focus of the evening, with “Kings of Psalms” presented directly from the pages of the Bible. The character of Samuel will be a narrator who will tell the story of how God worked through him to help bring forth three kings – Saul, David, and ultimately Jesus, with music inspired by the writings in Psalms.
The show is directed by Allan Miller, who spent several years as band leader for Shoji Tabuchi in Branson, MO, and also worked with Pastor Gary McSpadden. The new dinner theater, which opened with a Christmas production last November, is the vision of owners Jess and Linda Davis.
The theater opens March 29 with shows planned Monday – Saturday at 6 p.m. Reservations are recommended by calling (888) 908-3327. The theater is located at 2391 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863. More information is online at www.biblicaltimestheater.com.
Michael Frost is best known in the southern gospel industry for his songwriting credits, including “That’s God,” “Author and Finisher,” and “Three Words, Three Nails, Three Days.” Michael’s songs can be found on the latest projects by The McKameys, Ivan Parker, Dixie Melody Boys and more.
In addition to performing at the theater, Michael, Jen and Adam will continue their music ministry as “The Michael Frost Trio” in churches and concert events. The trio plans to release a new CD this fall, in addition to a Christmas project of all-original songs. More information about The Michael Frost Trio is online at www.themichaelfrosttrio.com

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Southern Gospel Gardener – Kingdom Heirs On SGNScoops.com

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 11, 2012 – 12:25 pm -

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November 2012 Edition Of SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 10, 2012 – 11:07 am -

Tis this season to be thankful,and we have a lot to be thankful for at SGNScoops Magazine. Be sure to read the highlights of the Creekside Gospel Music Convention! Rhonda gives the details of Lou Hildreth’s Celebration as well as details about this year’s Diamond Awards Show. Congratulations to all the winners. We are grateful to all those who participated in this year’s event and look forward to Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2013. We are very excited to present Canton Junction as the cover story and also highlight the ministries of Mercy’s Well, Tyler Hudson, Wes Combs, The Breakfast Club and the Littles. Celebrate 50 years in Gospel Music with the Singing Cookes and the retirement of the Melody Boys Quartet in this issue too! Don’t miss Ms. Lou’s memories, a Mathis moment with John Mathis or inspiration from Scott Rhoades. And a “must read story” is in this issue written by special guest writer, Kenna West regarding faith sharing. Check out who is releasing new music this month and see who is topping the charts! All of this and more written by a staff with more than 100 years experience in the Gospel Music Industry thus making us a trusted and reliable source of news and information. Don’t forget, our magazine is absolutely free! Please share with your friends! From the staff of SGNScoops Magazine, Happy Thanksgiving!

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Phil Stacey To Perform At Creekside Gospel Music Convention This Month

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 11, 2012 – 12:21 pm -

Seattle, WA (October 11, 2012) – Coastal Media Group and SGN Scoops are excited
to announce the addition of vocalist Phil Stacey to the line-up of artists scheduled to
appear at Creekside Gospel Music Convention, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The Christian
recording artist and American Idol finalist will be performing at the Diamond Awards
Celebration on October 30, 2012.

“I’m honored to be participating in the Diamond Awards,” says Stacey. “It’s just a great
opportunity to thank the great gospel artists who inspire us and bless us with their
amazing God-given talent.”

Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media Group and publisher of SGN Scoops, said he is thrilled
to have such a talented, versatile vocalist as part of the Diamond Awards program. “Phil
Stacey is a powerful singer with a heart after God. We are so happy to welcome him to
Creekside and we know he will inspire both the audience and the award winners.”

Phil Stacey is the latest addition to a growing slate of remarkable talent scheduled to
appear at Creekside. Crosby Lane will be performing at the Convention, along with
artists such as Jim Sheldon, Shannon Knight, and Ava Kasich.

Creekside Gospel Music Convention will be held at the Smokey Mountain Convention
Center, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee from October 29 through 31, 2012. The 75th
Anniversary Celebration of Lou Hildreth will be the focus on Monday, October 29.
The 2012 Diamond Awards will be held on October 30 and October 31 is Family
Night. For more information on Creekside Gospel Music Convention visit http://

For more information about Phil Stacey visit http://www.philstacey.com

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Attention all music lovers!

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 1, 2012 – 2:15 pm -

Attention all music lovers! Creekside Gospel Music Convention is happening soon and the time to book your rooms is now! Creekside GMC occurs from October 29 through 31 at beautiful Pigeon Forge, Tennessee at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center.

Special-rate rooms are available at http://www.smokymountainconventioncenter.com/groupbooking.php?id=00003 Book your room today and don’t miss out on this special event.

Creekside Gospel Music Convention is hosted by SGN Scoops and includes the Lou Hildreth Anniversary Celebration and the 2012 Diamond Awards Show, as well as matinee and evening concerts. Don’t miss out on Gospel Music’s newest spectacular event.

For more information: http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/

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