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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

For more artist news and information visit the SGN Scoops Facebook page.

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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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Maritime Gospel Music Association Appoints Richard Hyssong to the Board of Directors

Written by SGN Scoops on September 16, 2013 – 4:55 pm -

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Richard Hyssong has graciously accepted an appointment to the Board of Directors of richard_promo_picMGMA. Richard brings a wealth of experience and credibility to our association and we welcome him into a long term mutually rewarding relationship. Richard has expressed his excitement of helping guide MGMA to the premiere Gospel Music association in the whole north-east, with his priority being opening up the New England area for new members and in so doing providing increased exposure for our present artists to expand their individual ministries to the USA.

About D. Richard Hyssong III

–          Richard sings full time with his family, The Hyssongs. They sing over 250 concerts a year traveling throughout the U.S and Canada.

–          The Hyssongs were recently nominated “New Trio of the Year” by the 2013 Singing News Fans.

–          They consistently have Top 40 songs on the Singing News chart.

–          Richard is the Marketing and Artist Director for Chapel Valley studio, located outside of Knoxville, TN. He signs groups for the record company, is the liaison between the company and all of the gospel media outlets, and does national radio promotion.

–          Since joining Chapel Valley in 2006, the company has quickly risen as one of the Top 3 record companies in Southern Gospel Music.

–          Richard has recently been recognized as one of the leading radio promoters in Gospel Music.

–          Under Richard’s leadership, the company has expanded into the Christian Country and Bluegrass markets. Many of the Christian Country artists have already received awards and have top radio hits!

–          Bluegrass music has been an exciting new venture for Richard and the Chapel Valley team.  During the month of September 2013, he was able to promote the company’s  first bluegrass top 10 radio hit!

–          Richard hosts a four hour radio program called “Joy for the Journey” on God’s Country 88.9 out of Augusta, Maine. The station has the top 10 largest listening coverage in New England.

–          In 2005 he married his wife, Kelly. The couple has two children: Makayla- who is 5 years old, and Richard IV- who is 19 months old.

–          They reside in Rockland, Maine

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Mallory Ledford Signs with Chapel Valley

Written by SGN Scoops on November 19, 2012 – 4:44 am -

Sharps Chapel, TN- Chapel Valley is pleased to announce the recording agreement with Mallory Ledford.
At the age of just 15, Mallory’s God-given talent, has been used to minister all across the United States including the National Quartet Convention and Charles Stanley’s First Baptist Church of Atlanta, GA.
“I feel very blessed to be able to sing for the Lord and to share His love through music”, shares Mallory.
Mallory is currently recording her highly anticipated new project with Chapel Valley. This CD is scheduled to be released in early 2013 and has two brand new Ronnie Hinson penned songs. There will also be a bonus song that will include Mallory’s sisters!
“The staff at Chapel Valley believe that the sky is the limit for this talented teenager. We believe that she will not only minister to all that hear her but will also bring this wonderful Southern Gospel music to the next generation of listeners!, states Richard Hyssong, Chapel Valley’s Marketing and Artist Director.
For more information on Mallory go to To keep up to date on Chapel Valley go to

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Chapel Valley Signs John Ralston

Written by Rhonda on October 23, 2010 – 5:39 am -

 Sharps Chapel, TN – Chapel Valley has confirmed that it has reached a recording and promotions agreement with soloist, John Ralston. John will record under the Mercy Road label which is for Chapel Valley artists that sing commercial country gospel.
In the last year, John has seen his music ministry grow very rapidly. He recently sang the popular patriotic song, “God Bless the USA,” in front of 4,000 people. One of the featured speakers at the event was former governor, Mike Huckabee. John was honored to be a part of this special event that was aired on TBN’s affiliate in Ohio. In the early part of October, John also was one of the performers at WRFD’s Praise and Worship in the Park. The venue sat 10,000 people.
“We are looking forward to working with John, and to see what God has in store for him and his ministry,” states Richard Hyssong, Marketing and Artist Director for Chapel Valley. Shane Roark, co-owner and producer at Chapel Valley, says he is excited to work with John on his next project.
To keep up-to-date with John Ralston, go to His new CD will be released in the summer of 2011.

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Committed Quartet Joins Chapel Valley

Written by Rhonda on October 2, 2010 – 7:44 pm -

 Sharps Chapel, TN- Chapel Valley is pleased to announce a recording agreement with Committed Quartet, from Crown Point, Indiana. This young excitng quartet is known for their smooth- rich harmonies. They often sing with just a piano or accappela.
The group consists of five young men 30 years of age and younger with a desire to serve the Lord. Commmitted started when five friends got together to sing in college in 2003. Since then, they have traveled throughout the US and have been a blessing everywhere they go. Currently the group consists of tenor, Jake; bass, Jeremy; baritone, Jordan; lead, Brad; and pianist, Robert.
Chapel Valley’s Marketing And Artist Director, Richard Hyssong, met the quartet at the National Quartet Convetion during the Talent Showcase, which is sponsored by Chapel Valley. Not only did they do a great job, but I could sense their love for God as soon as we started talking. As a 27 year old myself with a family, I know that these guys can make a difference and connect with the next generation while still singing the traditional Southern Gospel Music. Chapel Valley is thrilled to have a group that is preserving this four part harmony, and we look forward to their CD and song release with our record company.
For more information on Committed go to Chapel Valley welcomes them to their family of artists.

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