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Creekside announces end of voting period for Diamond Awards

Written by Staff on September 14, 2018 – 3:42 am -

Diamond Awards

Diamond Awards

Have you voted for your favorite nominee in the 2018 Diamond Awards? If not, click HERE and do so today! September 15 is the final day to vote so you need to visit the site today. Make sure your voice is heard!

The 2018 Diamond Awards are open to all fans, artists and industry personnel. Anyone may vote, but they must do so by September 15 for their ballot to be tabulated for the 2018 Awards presentation. Vote TODAY.

with 2017 Diamond Award

Kelly Nelon Clark with 2017 Diamond Award

The 2018 Diamond Awards will be held on Tuesday, October 30, at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., during the 7th Annual Creekside Gospel Music Convention. Creekside runs from Oct. 28 – November 1. Tickets are FREE but must be reserved. For more information, click HERE or HERE for the Facebook site.

Gospel music artists appearing at Creekside Gospel Music Convention include the Williamsons, the Jordan Family Band, the Pine Ridge Boys, Mark209, Sunday Drive, the Hyssongs, Eagle’s Wings, the Chandlers and many more.

Special events include “Dr. Goff Honors Arthur Rice” on Monday, the 2018 Diamond Awards on Tuesday, the Browders on Wednesday and the Dunaways on Thursday evening. C.T. Townsend will be the special preacher for the event.

This year we are offering a commemorative T-shirt, available in sizes small to 5x, and for a limited time only we are offering this at a special discounted price of just $15. If you are a VIP pass holder you can preorder your T-shirt for just $10. To order your commemorative T-shirt or to get your VIP pass, email Rob Patz at rob@sgnscoops.com

For more information on Creekside 2018, including the Diamond Awards and free ticket reservations, visit www.sgnscoops.com or www.facebook.com/Creeksidegospelmusicconvention. For a $25 VIP pass, tickets and accommodations, contact Rob Patz by calling 360-933-0741.

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Creekside welcomes back the Williamsons

Written by Staff on August 23, 2018 – 8:18 am -

The Williamsons

The Williamsons

Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2018 welcomes back the Williamson to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and the lovely Smoky Mountain Convention Center, October 28 – November 1.

The Williamsons with Jerry Goff and Jan Buckner Goff at the Diamond Awards.

The Williamsons with Jerry Goff and Jan Buckner Goff at the Diamond Awards, Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Randall Hamm, music reviewer for SGNScoops Magazine, had this to say about the Williamsons latest project: “How do you follow your last project “Tell Somebody,” which gave the Williamsons their first No. 1 song, a top 10, and several top 30 songs? With another career project, “Give Them Jesus.” From start to finish, the Williamsons have created a masterpiece along with producers Les Butler and Donna King. This CD has no filler; all of the songs have a great message to convey to the listener. Their latest single is “Jesus, What a Wonderful Name” is moving quickly upward on the national charts. Following this single will be a tough call for the Williamsons… Donnie and the group (including Donnie’s wife, Lisa Williamson; Karl Rice and Darin Hebert) have once again crafted another solid CD.”

Here is a video of the Williamsons’ latest single, “Jesus, What a Wonderful Name:”

Gospel music artists appearing at Creekside Gospel Music Convention also include the Jordan Family Band, the Pine Ridge Boys, Mark209, Sunday Drive, the Hyssongs, Eagle’s Wings, the Chandlers, the Dunaways, and many more.

Special events include “Dr. Goff Honors Arthur Rice” on Monday, the 2018 Diamond Awards on Tuesday and many surprise appearances of more beloved artists on Wednesday and Thursday evening.

Creekside 2018

Creekside 2018

For more ĺinformation on Creekside 2018, including the Diamond Awards and free ticket reservations, visit www.sgnscoops.com or www.facebook.com/Creeksidegospelmusicconvention. For a $25 VIP pass, tickets and accommodations, contact Rob Patz by calling 360-933-0741.

Read the full SGNScoops August  Magazine Here.
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2018 Diamond Award Top Five Nominees Announced!

Written by Staff on June 4, 2018 – 9:25 am -

Diamond Awards

Diamond Awards

Pigeon Forge, TN – Coastal Media and SGNScoops are pleased to present the 2018 Diamond Award Top Five Nominees! Vote The Diamond Awards began in January with fans nominating their favorite artists Vote HERE

 

Rob Patz and Jean Grady discuss the 2017 Diamond Awards.

Rob Patz and Jean Grady discuss the 2018 Diamond Awards.

Fans are asked to click on the box below to vote from this top five list for their favorite in each area. Voting ends for the Top Five in September 2018. The 2018 Diamond Awards will be presented in a gala ceremony on October 30, 2018, at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention.

 

Creekside Gospel Music Convention brings national and regional Gospel music to Pigeon Forge from Oct. 28 through Nov. 1. Be sure to reserve your tickets at www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com and your space at the Convention headquarters, the Ramada Inn. Rooms are filling up fast so book your place today. For reservations call Rob Patz at 360.933.0741.

 

Don’t forget to order your Creekside VIP pass today! There are a limited number of VIP bracelets available, for more information contact Patz today.

Jason Crabb at Creekside accepting Diamond Award

Jason Crabb at Creekside accepting Diamond Award

Find out more about the 2018 Diamond awards by visiting the Creekside Gospel Music Convention on Facebook .

 

More information on Creekside Gospel Music Convention can be found on their website or on their Facebook page, or contact Rob Patz at rob@sgnscoops.com.

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Diamond Awards Bring Excitement To Butler Music Group

Written by Staff on October 25, 2017 – 7:18 am -

The Williamsons with Jerry Goff and Jan Buckner Goff at the Diamond Awards.

The Williamsons with Jerry Goff and Jan Buckner Goff at the Diamond Awards 2016

Nashville, TN (October 18, 2017) As artists from across the nation descend on Pigeon Forge, TN for the 2017 Diamond Awards,Butler Music Group and its family of artists have much for which to be excited. Seven BMG artists have accumulated 13 nominations including nominations for Favorite Mixed Group, Favorite Male Vocalist, Video of the Year and two for Album of the Year.

The Williamsons continue to secure their spot as one of Southern Gospels top groups. They have been nominated for Favorite Mixed Groupand Lisa Chesser Williamson has been nominated for the Songwriter of the Year award. BMG prides itself on introducing Gospel Music to some of the best up and coming artists and these nominations prove it. Sacred Harmony has been gaining a reputation for their unique harmonies and crossover sound. They have claimed two nominations, Sunrise Trio and Video of the Year.

2017 Diamond Award Nominations

2017 Diamond Awards Nominations

Family groups are a favorite in Gospel Music and the Coffmans are quickly catching attention at major events such as Singing In The Sun and Gatlinburg Gathering for their powerhouse vocals. This year they claimed their first Singing News Top 40. The 2017  awards brought them a Top 5 nomination in the Sunrise Artist category.

Butler Music Group Artists Honored With 15 Diamond Award Nominations

Butler Music Group Artists Honored With 15 Diamond Award Nominations

Jason Davidson’s incredible vocals have left legends such as Duane Allen, Lynda Randall and LaVerne Tripp amazed by his voice and stage presence. Jason also claimed his first Singing News Top 40 in 2017. He has been nominated for the Sunrise Artist award as well.

Even though some of its members such as Mike Holcomb and Les Butler are household names, the Old Time Preachers Quartet is a relatively new name to Gospel Music. In a short time, they have left the industry a buzz with two Singing News Top 20 songs as well as appearances at Dollywood, Blue Gate Theater, NQC Main Stage and on Guy Penrod’s Gospel Music Showcase TV show. They have been honored for their success with a nomination for  Sunrise Quartet and Album of the Year.

Matt Felts Announces Solo Ministry

Matt Felts nominated for Diamond Award

Another name that is familiar to fans of Gospel Music but is now on a new path is Matt Felts. Having branched out as a soloist this year, Matt has claimed his first Singing News Top 80 and has released a breakout album that features guests such as Larry Gatlin, Joseph Habedank and Goodman Revival. Matt has been nominated for two awards, Favorite Male Vocalist and Sunrise Artist.

In the Bluegrass Gospel side, one name dominated the award nominations. Heaven’s Mountain Band is on a hot streak that includes five consecutive Singing News #1 songs, major concert appearances and a TV appearance on Gospel Music Showcase. Fans have nominated them for three awards; Favorite Bluegrass Gospel Group of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year. 

Brian Free and Assurance to perform at the 2017 Diamond Awards

Brian Free and Assurance

The Diamond Awards promise to be a memorable night with performances by Brian Free & Assurance and other top artists. Fans are encouraged to come out to the awards show. The show will be aired at a date to be announced on TV 57 in Atlanta. For more information, go to www.sgnscoops.com.

About Butler Music Group
Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Butler Music Group provides professional management and consulting services to Southern Gospel and Bluegrass artists including Dunaways, Heaven’s Mountain Band, Williamson’s, Old Time Preachers Quartet, Sacred Harmony, Coffmans, and Jason Davidson. BMG subsidiary, Family Music Group, is the label and radio promotion division of BMG. Label artists include Dunaways, Williamsons, Old Time Preachers Qt and Jason Davidson.   Radio Promotion artists include Canton Junction, David Phelps, Goodman Revival, Ivan Parker, Guy Penrod, Hagees, Jimmy Fortune, Oak Ridge Boys, Booth Brothers, Larry Gatlin, and many others.Les Butler has been actively involved in Southern Gospel Music for 39 years as a musician, producer, manager, former publisher of the Singing News, and as a nationally syndicated radio host. Butler started Butler Music Group in 1978, and purchased Family Music Group in 2003. He is a past March of Dimes AIR award, as well as winner of the Paul Heil Broadcasting Award in 2011. Butler’s syndicated radio show, Les Butler and Friends, is heard across America and abroad. Butler’s playing and production credits include Palmetto State Quartet, Darryl Worley, Richard Sterban, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, Fairfield Four, Steeles, Dunaways, Crabb Family, Easter Brothers, Marksmen Quartet, Earl Scruggs, Bowling Family, Jimmy Fortune, Marty Raybon, Larry Gatlin and many more. Butler’s publishing companies are Hurry-Up Publishing/BMI and Hush Jean/ASCAP. He continues to host a daily Southern and Bluegrass Gospel video blog at southerngospel365.com.For the latest issue of SGNScoops magazine click here
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Pray For Pigeon Forge

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 28, 2016 – 12:29 pm -

Pray For Pigeon Forge

Pray For Pigeon Forge

From City of Pigeon Forge Fire Department The City of Pigeon Forge and the surrounding communities are currently seeing a large amount of residual smoke from the fire in the National Park. The sunlight is causing it to have a red tint. We ask that you follow the States air quality alert recommendations. There are currently no fires near any home communities to be concerned of.

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2015 Creekside Gospel Music Convention Begins in Pigeon Forge

Written by Staff on November 2, 2015 – 5:29 pm -

imagePigeon Forge, Tennessee is the home for the 2015 Creekside Gospel Music Convention. The Convention began today and runs through imageThursday, November 5th at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. Beginning this afternoon with a Jam Session, the Convention continues tonight with concerts and a special evening to honor Jerry and the Singing Goffs. This special night will end with Midnight imagePrayer.

Tomorrow the singing begins at 10am with Showcases, followed by a Jam Session and an evening concert. The 2015 Diamond Awards begin at 8pm followed by the Midnight Prayer.

imageFor more information on Creekside Gospel Music Convention, visit the Facebook page and the website

Creekside is hosted by SGN Scoops digital magazine.

 

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The Sneed Family to appear at Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Written by Staff on October 8, 2015 – 8:07 am -

Sneed Promo 2014

Sneed Family

Pigeon Forge, TN  (October 8,2015) – SGNScoops announced today that Southern Gospel artists, The Sneed Family, are joining the lineup for Creekside Gospel Music Convention, November 2nd through 5th, at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The Sneed Family consists of Jeff and Pam Sneed, Caleb and Amanda Cowan, and Seth and Jacob Sneed. They are the hosts of the Loretta Lynn Gospel Music Festival and the Glory Bound Jubilee. The Sneeds have been nominated for, and won, several awards for their music. Their songs have graced several charts as well as touched the hearts of many.

Creekside 2015

Creekside 2015

Jeff Sneed is thrilled to be attending Creekside. “The Sneed Family is so excited about being a part of Creekside this year. I believe we should all support these good folks that are so instrumental in bringing new artists to the forefront, as well promoting those artists that have established their position in the industry. These are the ingredients for keeping Gospel music alive and well. I am also excited about helping emcee this event! It’s going to be a great week in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee!”

“We are happy to welcome the Sneeds to Creekside 2015,” says Rob Patz, publisher of SGNScoops. “I know our audience will enjoy their music and I’m glad that Jeff will be emceeing. I’m excited about Creekside this year and all the artists that are joining together to make this the best year ever!”

Get your free tickets today – click here! Creekside Gospel Music Convention begins November 2nd at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center.  Daily showcases, jam sessions, nightly concerts and Midnight Prayer are all scheduled from Monday until Thursday. The 2015 Diamond Awards are held on Tuesday, November 3rd. Creekside tickets are free but must be reserved. For more information on tickets and lodging visit www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com or call Rob Patz at  360.933.0741.


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Creekside welcomes Jason Runnels, Hope’s Journey, Pine Ridge Boys

Written by Staff on October 7, 2015 – 4:13 am -

Jason & Friends Concert Poster 1Creekside Gospel Music Convention, November 2nd through 5th at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center  in Pigeon Forge TN, announces a new addition to their schedule.

Wednesday morning, November 4th,, we welcome the Jason Runnels and Friends Morning Show, featuring Jason Runnels and Hope’s Journey with special guests The Pine Ridge Boys from Inman, South Carolina.

 Make plans to be with us for a morning of worship and fun for all ages. Also, we will be honoring Pine Ridge Boy for 52 years in Gospel Music. This event will be held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Wednesday November 4th, at 8:30 am. Coffee and doughnuts will be served.

Tickets are only $10. Email rob@sgnscoops.com or vonda@sgnscoops.com for tickets.

For more information on the Creekside Gospel Music Convention,  visit www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com 


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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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FUN FACT FRIDAY with the Freemans on SGN Scoops

Written by Staff on September 4, 2015 – 6:52 am -

Freemans 2015

Freemans 2015

 

We have made it another week. Only 58 days until Creekside 2015! One of our fabulous artists who are joining us on Nov 2-5 is the Freemans. They are Diamond Award winners and chart-toppers, with wonderful Country-Southern-Progressive vocals. You will want to come to Pigeon Forge, TN for this group alone!

This week I got an inside look of memories and road life with The Freemans. Check it out…

Q: What is your favorite singing memory?
Chris: “I have been singing too many years for me to go back and try to single out a favorite moment, but one that definitely stands out in my mind is the first time I won The Queen of Gospel Music.”
Darrell: “My favorite memory was performing in The Dominican Republic at the school in the inner city. They were the loudest crowd ever for the number. They were hungry for gospel music.”
Joe: “My favorite singing memory was recently, in Branson, when the fantastic crowd we had on the Branson Belle at the end of the concert stood and clapped forever. It made the whole group and I feel so wonderful. It was priceless! We sang, “Lead Me Home,” and so many people left with joy restored and peace; knowing that their loved ones were in a better place.”
Misty: “My favorite singing memory is the first week I brought Addie on the road. She wouldn’t let anyone else hold her and I had to do all the concerts with her in my arms.”
Caylon: “My favorite singing memory was the first ‘Legends on the Sea’ cruise, and being able to have fun and perform with some of the most talented artists in the world.”

The Freemans perform at 2014 Diamond Awards

The Freemans perform at 2014 Diamond Awards

Q: What is your favorite pasttime while on the road?
Chris: “I read a lot, as well as make bracelets and play games. I got hooked on that when Caylon was very young. We would play Mario for hours on the bus just to keep him entertained. He would pat me on the back and tell me I was the greatest mom in the world because I played Mario with him. I might add that I was GREAT at it, Lol!”
Darrell: “I get up a little late during road time. I look for lunch or breakfast, watch a little TV and then get ready for business for the King. I always can’t wait!”
Joe: “The other one is a hard one, because I am usually driving. If I am not driving, I am in the buddy seat looking out enjoying God’s creation.”
Misty: “I like to read during my down time on the bus.”
Caylon: “My favorite pasttime on the road is reading. I have read countless books over 14 years while on the road.”

2015 full logo creeksideIf you haven’t already, make your plans NOW to attend Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2015. From November 2-5, Creekside 2015 will be filled with music, fun and fellowship. Tickets are FREE but must be reserved now. As well as the Freemans, other artists appearing include the Hinson Family, the Guardians, the Hoskins Family, 11th Hour, the Williamsons, Mark209, the Pine Ridge Boys, Jordan’s Bridge, and more.

Diamond Awards Top Five Nominees Announced

Diamond Awards Top Five Nominees Announced

Join us on the Tuesday evening, November 3, for the 2015 Diamond Awards! This gala ceremony is always filled with surprise artists and guests. Vote today for your favorites of the TOP FIVE nominees. Vote here: 2015 Diamond Awards Voting. 

Creekside Gospel Music Convention is held in Pigeon Forge, TN,  at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center www.smokymountainconventioncenter.com. For more information, latest news and artists scheduled to appear, visit the Creekside website here creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com or our page on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/Creeksidegospelmusicconvention.

 


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