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“25 Days of Sharing” – Richard Hyssong

Written by scoopsnews on December 5, 2018 – 6:24 am -

December is a time for sharing. At Christmas, we (Christians) celebrate The Greatest Gift of All, Jesus Christ.

Over the next few weeks we will be talking with many industry leaders, artists, pastors, promoters, etc. and asking them questions.  They will “share” the answer to the question in 10 seconds or less. We are asking for their best advice on many different topics.


Question number 5 goes to Richard Hyssong Of The Hyssongs..

Richard, your family is from Maine? Some would say that’s a non-geographic “southern gospel” area. In other words, not a lot of southern gospel music in Maine. So, what advice would you give someone from an area like Maine that is wanting to get into singing gospel music?

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Chapel Valley Hosts #1 Celebration For The Hyssongs

Written by Staff on February 12, 2018 – 12:10 pm -

Guests of honor from all over the country attended this special dinner party to celebrate with The Hyssongs. Rob Patz, Publisher of SGNScoops and CEO of Coastal Media Group, presented the group with a plaque recognizing their No. 1 song in SGNScoops’ Top 100. Also attending was Vonda Easley, Advertising and Social Media head of SGNScoops, and owner of Hey Y’all Media.

Rob Patz presenting the Hyssongs with plaque recognizing their No. 1 song in SGNScoops Top 100

Rob Patz presenting the Hyssongs with plaque recognizing their No. 1 song in SGNScoops Top 100

Richard shared from his heart, “Many from the Gospel music industry attended the celebration party. We are honored to call them friends. A major part of the event was to recognize those that are behind-the-scenes. The musicians are sometimes forgotten, however, we know that without them our albums would not be the same. It was neat to have them come forward individually and receive a plaque recognizing their amazing, God-given talents.”

The Hyssongs’ previous radio single “Let the Hallelujahs Ring,” written by Lee Black and Kenna Turner West, topped the SGNScoops’ Top 100 in July of 2017.

The Hyssongs have been singing together as a family for more than 21 years. They travel the United States and abroad sharing the Gospel, singing and playing their instruments for the glory of God.

“This was an unforgettable evening and a joy to spend it with so many friends. We appreciate them coming and celebrating our #1 song with us,” said Susan Hyssong. Congratulations to Dell, Susan, and Richard Hyssong!

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Source: Chapel Valley/Marcie Gray


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Chapel Valley thanks Media for a great Year

Written by Staff on September 28, 2017 – 6:46 am -

Chapel Valley celebrates media and DJs during nqc

Chapel Valley celebrates media and DJs during NQC

This morning, Thursday, September 28, Chapel Valley Music Group brought DJs and media together for a celebratory breakfast. This NQC tradition is always highly anticipated  by media and radio personalities.

Chapel Valley thanks Media for a great Year

Chapel Valley thanks Media for a great Year

Shane Roark and Richard Hyssong from Chapel Valley engaged the crowd in food, fun, and fellowship.

Participants enjoyed an extensive buffet breakfast as well as games and prizes.

Coastal Media CEO Rob Patz, owner of SGNScoops and WPIL FM, and DJ of Highway 9, along with Vonda Easley from WPIL FM, were invited to join in the festivities.

Chapel Valley thanks Media for a great YearEasley and Patz were presented with special Tennessee ball caps as they were from out-of-state. Patz, from Seattle, is usually noted as the personality who has traveled the farthest to attend NQC and this major annual event.

Chapel Valley thanks Media for a great YearPatz noted, “It is always enjoyable to attend the breakfast put on by Shane and Richard. We really appreciate the Chapel Valley folks. Plus, they always give away cool stuff. Thanks so much guys from SGNScoops and WPIL FM.”

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You can believe the Hyssongs: Family Matters

Written by Staff on February 26, 2017 – 7:15 am -

The Hyssongs

The Hyssongs

The Hyssongs have watched their latest album, Believe Me, be accepted and applauded by the Gospel music audience, taking three of their songs to the top 10 in the music charts. After 20 years, Dell, Susan and their son, Richard, say that hard work along with encouragement from Chapel Valley has boosted their sound up the charts.

The Hyssongs

Dell Hyssong

“The real reason for our recent recognition and success is God’s hand of blessing upon us,” says Richard. “We are humbled and thankful for all the ways the Lord has led us step by step.
“Radio has really embraced our family and our sound. Whether it is the brass that we use, the live strings, or the sounds of fiddle and steel guitar, they have accepted it all.”
It has been a year since Believe Me was released and reviewed by Randall Hamm in SGNScoops January 2016 issue. Hamm wrote, “Believe me, if you do not have a CD of the Hyssongs in your collection, this is the one to start with. It includes 10 great songs of faith, hope, love and belief, from the upbeat, ‘I’ve Got A Love,’ from the pen of Steve Dunlap and Russell Balway, that will you will be humming and singing long after the track ends; to the last track, the classic ‘The King Is Coming,’ that will have you saying, ‘Come quickly Lord.’”

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Richard Hyssong newest member of SGMA Board

Written by Staff on December 22, 2015 – 1:06 am -


Richard Hyssong of The Hyssongs 

Southern Gospel Music Association Welcomes Richard Hyssong To Board Of Directors


SGMA-HallOfFame-HorizontalPigeon Forge, TN (December 21, 2015) – The Southern Gospel Music Association (SGMA) and the Southern Gospel Hall of Fame Museum announce that Richard Hyssong of The Hyssongs has joined the SGMA Board of Directors.


The announcement was made from the SGMA Hall of Fame Museum located in Pigeon Forge as the result of a special election by SGMA Board of Directors last week.


sgmaArthur Rice, President of the SGMA said, “Richard Hyssong brings youth and fresh leadership to the SGMA.  We believe Richard brings a valuable perspective to the mission of preserving the Southern Gospel Music legacy in order to encourage the next generation to be bold in their stand for leading souls to Christ”.




Richard Hyssong is a gifted musician who shares the stage with his parents in forming The Hyssongs.  Their ministry is well known for family vocals and brass instruments.


The Southern Gospel Hall of Fame Museum is a centerpiece of Dollywood, an entertainment complex located at the base of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.  Visitors to Dollywood will find the Hall of Fame Museum just inside the main entrance.  Along with educational exhibits, a gift shop offers patrons an opportunity to purchase items to encourage their faith.


The SGMA invites everyone to demonstrate support by becoming an SGMA partner.  Partnerships can be obtained at the Hall of Fame Museum or online.


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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 30, 2015 – 8:40 am -



Coastal Ridge Media – Knoxville, TN – Southern Style Praise TV Executive Producer Dale Burress, has announced that Richard Hyssong has been named as their new host. This along with continued “Believing” for a healing of our dear Gail Shelby who has been our host for the past two years and did a wonderful job.

The popular southern gospel music program is based out of Knoxville Tennessee, and is closing in on their 300th episode. Each week viewers enjoy the great music with a message, along with in depth interviews. “The program has had several great hosts and we are thrilled to add Richard to that list. Our goal is that lives will be changed as a result of our TV program.” Shares Dale.

Richard Hyssong is known for singing with his award winning family The Hyssongs. “It is an honor to be the new host of Southern Style Praise. I love southern gospel music, I love being able to promote groups on television, however more importantly I love sharing the gospel to thousands of viewers each week. Before we shoot, the whole Ark Studio staff, along with myself pray for God’s leading. The program is already expanding rapidly, and many networks are requesting to add this program”. States Richard

The busy thirty two year old Richard who calls Maine his home, will continue ministering with his family in over 250 places each year, as well as hosting his popular syndicated weekly radio program Joy For The Journey.

Jenifer Burress, producer of Southern Style Praise won a Diamond Award for the production of the concept video Susie’s Eyes by Hearts of Faith. Ark studios which is home to SSP, also produces and records several TV programs, concept videos, and also live concerts.

Southern Style Praise is currently broadcast on the following stations:

-WVLR CTN TV48 in Knoxville, TN

-WGNM CTN TV 64 in Macon, GA

-KFXB CTN TV 40 in Dubuque, IA

-WTJR CTN TV 16 in Quincy, IL

-WJDW TV 21 in Tazewell, VA

-Family Friendly Entertainment (formerly GMT)

-Velugu Television Network

-iHope TV on Comcast 241 in the Knoxville, TN area.

-BBN TV online

– Maine Coast TV 7

If your television network is interested in adding Southern Style Praise to your lineup. Email Producer

Jenifer Burress at For more information go to


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Rob Patz of SGN Scoops featured on Joy For The Journey Radio

Written by Staff on November 14, 2015 – 8:57 am -

Rob Patz

Rob Patz

Knoxville, TN (November 14, 2015)  – Joy For The Journey Radio is excited to announce that Rob Patz will be making a guest appearance this week. Hosted by Richard Hyssong, this program is quickly becoming one of the most popular Southern Gospel syndicated shows.


Each week Richard interviews some of today’s top artists and industry leaders. “Right now SGN Scoops magazine and their events like Creekside are growing, and I am excited to interview Rob to see what everyone is talking about. In fact, during the program Rob has breaking news that you will hear first on Joy For The Journey,” states Richard Hyssong.


Rob Patz, publisher of SGN Scoops, can’t wait to share this news. “I’m thrilled that Richard asked me to be on Joy For The Journey. I have some terrific news to share and I want all Southern Gospel and Christian Country fans to hear it. These next few months are going to be incredible. I cant’t wait!”


To find out station information, along with show times, go to the Joy For The Journey Radio Facebook page . For more information concerning SGN Scoops go to

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Written by Staff on November 2, 2015 – 3:03 pm -

imageCoastal Ridge Publicity – Knoxville, TN (October 27th, 2015 ) Joy For The Journey radio host Richard Hyssong has announced that the program is now available for syndication. The popular show has been a highly rated program for the last seven years on WMDR in Augusta, Maine. Recently the program has been added to several new stations throughout the United States and Canada.
The program will feature interviews with today’s top artists as well as introduce newer artists to Southern Gospel fans. He will also include his popular Trivia Time, Top 10 Lists, Did You Know, SGN Chart Monthly Top Five and much more!
“What people love most about the program is that I can be anywhere in the world broadcasting. Due to my family’s extensive travel schedule, I have broadcasted at the NQC, Creekside, backstage getting ready for our Dollywood performances, and mostly bouncing up and down the highway in our motor coach. I often say, ‘Join me on this Journey.’ The listeners are actually travelling along with my family, The Hyssongs. I almost give the listener a behind-the-scenes look at the world of Southern Gospel music,” states Richard. “I am not reinventing the wheel of Gospel radio. Our industry is blessed to have some incredible radio programs. This radio program’s goal is to reach people for Jesus Christ and to bring Southern Gospel to the next generation!



Here is what some of the stations are already saying about Joy For The Journey:

John Graves, program Director of WTGF – I’m Loving The Show!!

Burrell Cross, radio host CJRI – New Brunswick, Canada looks forward to hearing from Richard what’s going on in Southern Gospel each Monday night.

Bob Langstaff, owner WAMV – Actually travelling down the interstate with the Hyssongs is such a fun way to do the program. Glad to be on board!

Scott Peeks, owner of KNMG internet radio- Our listening audience during the Sunday afternoon program has skyrocketed. We are hearing from folks all over the US and also throughout Europe!

Networks currently airing the program – WMDR Augusta Maine, WGTF Milton Florida, KNMG Missouri, CJRI Fredericton NB. Canada, WAMV Amherst Virginia, WDYN Chattanooga Tennessee, SOGR East Tennessee

HyssongsFor more information go to Joy For The Journey Radio Facebook page, or go to
To add this fast growing and popular program email

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SGN Scoops’ Fabulous, Frenetic Fun Fact Friday with the Hyssongs

Written by Staff on October 16, 2015 – 8:23 am -



We are excited that the award-winning Hyssongs will be hitting the stage this year at Creekside! Dell, Susan and Richard have been traveling for 19 years as a full time family trio. They not only have energetic family vocal harmony, but also add in brass instruments (trumpet and trombone) to engage the audience. The group was awarded the Singing News Fan Award for 2014 Favorite New Trio at the National Quartet Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Hyssongs at 2014 Diamond Awards

Hyssongs at 2014 Diamond Awards

The Hyssongs’ songs are constantly hitting Southern Gospel radio charts. “I Was Blind, But Now I See,” reached number seven on the Singing News chart. The Hyssongs perform at more than 250 events each year, and this year we are proud to say Creekside is once again on their schedule. If you love family trios, you do not want to miss this spirit-filled group.

Thanks Hyssongs for being apart of this week’s “Fun Fact Friday!”

SGN: What is your most memorable moment on stage?

Hyssongs: Stepping onto the main stage at the 2014 National Quartet Convention for the first time and singing to 12,000 people was definitely a highlight and memorable moment for our family. It was the same stage we had received the Singing News fan award, “Favorite New Trio,” a few hours earlier that same day.

HyssongsSGN: What draws you to the Southern Gospel music genre?

Hyssongs: We feel that Southern Gospel music touches people’s hearts like no other. Songs about God’s love, forgiveness, and His second coming, stir and challenge people and draw them to Christ. Southern Gospel music points people to their need for a Savior and encourages Christians to live a life that is honoring to God. There is no other genre that we would rather be singing.

SGN: What is your favorite Bible verse and why?

Hyssongs: Our family has two verses in Ephesians that would be our favorites. After Paul tells us to be controlled by the Holy Spirit of God, he continues in Ephesians 5:19-20: “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (KJV)

Two reasons for liking these verses are that the Bible tells us our singing and songs need be to the Lord. We don’t need to impress people; we need to please God. Secondly, we need to be a thankful people.

We are thankful and praise God for all things. We especially praise Him for allowing us to sing the greatest music in the world!

Don’t miss the Hyssongs‘ appearance at Creekside Gospel Music Convention!

Creekside 2015

Creekside 2015

There are still a few Creekside tickets remaining, but these must be reserved as soon as possible. Please make your plans to join us in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee on November 2nd through 5th at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. Keep watching our website and Facebook page for more exciting announcements.

Creekside Gospel Music Convention is held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center For more information, latest news and artists scheduled to appear, visit the Creekside website here: or our page on Facebook here:
For more information on tickets and lodging call Rob Patz at 360.933.0741. Free tickets are available HERE




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SGN Scoops Diamonds Awards Nomination Evening

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 17, 2014 – 10:27 am -

coverstorydiamondawardsA Free Event – The SGN Scoops Diamonds Awards Nomination Evening – April 3 at 7:30 pm, eastern

You won’t want to miss your opportunity to watch live and online an exciting evening of music, worship, and fun, at no cost! On April 3, 2014 at 7:30 pm, SGN Scoops Digital Magazine will announce the top 10 nominees for each category in the 2014 Diamond Awards. The SGN Scoops’ Diamond Awards Nominations will be broadcast live and online! Chapel Valley, SGN Scoops and The American Society of Gospel Music (ASGM) have underwritten the costs for this live, online broadcast, so you can watch it live online for free! All you have to do is register for the event by going to

This event will be hosted by Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media Group; Shane Roark, co-owner of Chapel Valley; and Richard Hyssong, Marketing and Artist Director of Chapel Valley. The evening will include performances by several Chapel Valley artists, and of course the nominees for the SGN Scoops’ Diamond Awards will be announced. This free event will be broadcast on ASGM at the leader in providing live online Southern Gospel concerts.

If you have not yet voted for your favorite artist, please go to to cast your vote for your favorite artist. The SGN Scoops has reported that they have received the highest vote totals to date. This will be an incredible evening of good Southern Gospel Music, as well as an exciting night when you see and hear your favorite artist receive a nomination for a coveted SGN Scoops’ Diamond Award. Mark this date in your calendar and be sure to join us!

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