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April 2014 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 13, 2014 – 3:55 pm -

sgnscoops0414_smHappy Easter from the Staff of SGNScoops Magazine! We are excited to present Pastor Matthew Hagee as this month’s cover story. Pastor Matt shares the inside info about his latest solo release and gives an update on Cornerstone Church. We’re giving our readers the scoop regarding the recent changes in the Gaither Vocal Band line-up. You’ll enjoy getting to know Adam Crabb better and will find Todd Suttles a delight! Also in this issue, we cover the latest on the Horn Family, Josh and Ashley Franks and Gabrielle Allen. This issue offers in-depth stories on the Steve Hurst School of Music, The Great Passion Play and also highlights the 2014 Harmony Honors. And- that’s not all! The April Edition shines the spotlight on a  Hinson Reunion Concert and also uncovers new music.  Don’t miss David Staton’s, Can You Handle The Truth and also Lou Hildreth’s Life, Love and Legends as she highlights the Booth Brothers. Dr Jeff Steel, Kelly Nelon, Jennifer Campbell, Laurette Willis and Sherry Anne deliver encouragement for the mind, body and spirit. Get the latest Creekside Update and the top 100 songs right here- always free.  Share with your friends, fans and family!


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Inaugural Ozark Gospel Music Convention Sold Out!

Written by Lorraine Walker on April 10, 2014 – 2:16 pm -

ozarkprofilepic5Branson, Missouri (April 10, 2014) – It was announced this morning that the very first Ozark Gospel Music Convention (OGMC) in Branson, Missouri is sold  out. This event will take place May 5th -7th at the beautiful Stone Castle Hotel and Conference Center in Branson.
OGMC Board Member, Jonathan Edwards, states: “I am overwhelmed at the response to this event in its first year and look forward to having these great fans and artists in my home town!”
Rob Patz of Coastal Media is also thrilled to be a part of this new event. “It is great to see how the fans and artists have caught our vision and are as excited as we are about this new Convention. I can’t wait to hear some of my favorite artists like The Lesters, Omega, and Weston and Christy Hinson. Great speakers, terrific singers, eager fans…you can’t have a better recipe than that for an exciting event!”
The Ozark Gospel Music Convention will be a yearly event. Fans are encouraged to make plans now to attend the Ozark Gospel Music Convention 2015. More information can be found at www.ozarkgospelmusicconvention.com

 


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A Conversation With Canaan’s Crossing By Rob Patz

Written by Lorraine Walker on February 25, 2014 – 12:36 pm -

Canaan's Crossing

Canaan’s Crossing

Canaan’s Crossing is a Bluegrass Gospel group from Alabama with five members who are all accomplished musicians. Four of these musicians are also talented vocalists, creating arrangements and performing many original songs written by band-member Tina Miller. The group performs across the southern States and was recently signed by Gospel music label Song Garden. In 2013, Rob Patz, Publisher of SGN Scoops digital magazine, interviewed Canaan’s Crossing, with the resulting article below published in the November, 2013 issue of SGN Scoops magazine.

 

Rob: Please introduce each member of Canaan’s Crossing to our readers. What instruments do you each play?

Canaan’s Crossing: Tina Miller ( Fiddle),  Andy Wilks (Guitar), Drew Long (Banjo), Josh Palmer (Mandolin), Tim Maze (Upright Bass)

 

 Rob: I’ve heard you have a new album with Song Garden. Who are some of the writers and players that were involved with this recording? What will be the first release to radio?

Canaan’s Crossing: Our new album is titled WORDS and it’s taken from one of the songs “The Words I Would Say.”   A Contemporary Christian group, the Sidewalk Prophets, actually recorded the song in 2009.  Andy liked the song and brought it to us during a rehearsal.  Drew was experimenting with it and came up with a very unique Bluegrass feel to the song.  The project consists of two songs that two of our members, Drew Long and Josh Palmer wrote plus a couple of songs co-written by Kenna West. One of those is the new single “Somebody’s Blessing” which seems to be a consensus favorite from all of us.

 

CC 2013 cover-2Rob:  All of you are accomplished players. If you could no longer play your current favorite instrument, what would you want to play?

 Tina:  It is almost impossible to imagine me not playing the fiddle.   I am not a professional, but I can pick most bluegrass instruments.  All of them except one!  I met my match when I tried to play the dobro.  As hard as I have tried, I just can’t play those things.  I appreciate dobro players, every time I get brave enough to try and pick that instrument

 Andy: I would like to learn to play resonator guitar some day. Rob Ickes and Jerry Douglas are amazing.

 Tim:  I would play the piano simply because that is what my mother played while I was learning to sing.  I have her piano in my living room and can only look at it- maybe chord a little bit. Read more »


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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 http://tinyurl.com/mar98t3

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 http://www.theasgm.org/ the leader in providing live online Southern Gospel concerts.

If you have not yet voted for your favorite artist, please go to http://www.sgnscoops.com/2014-diamond-awards/ 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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SGNScoops Magazine For February 2014

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 14, 2014 – 5:59 pm -

We are excited to present the February issue of SGNScoops Magazine. Gracing the cover this month is Legacy Five. Staff writer, Craig Harris wrote an in-depth article about their latest ministry developments. Also featured this month’s issue are the ministries of Mallory Ledford, the McClellan Sisters, and Eli Fortner. This issue includes several special interest stories. Megan Owens shares her story of miraculous healing, Chris and Darrell Freemen share their love story and songwriter Diane Wilkinson shares her journey of writing Gospel Music. Get a front row seat view of the Crabb Family Reunion Birmingham Concert as well as the Mark 209 and the Hoppers recent concert. Rhonda Frye and Angela Griffin share concert reviews put on by Global Promotions. Don’t miss David Staton’s column, “Can you Handle The Truth,” or Laurette’s “Christian Fitness,” or Lou Hildreth’s “Life, Love and Legends.” Boost your faith with great devotions from Sherry Anne and Dr. Jeff Steele. We also welcome Kelly Nelon to the Scoops Staff this month. She will be sharing monthly devotions. Catch the latest music reviews, and a wonderful article regarding a Gospel Music bus driver’s perspective. All of this and more for FREE! Wow… This is a great month! Read and share with your friends, family and fans.


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Creekside Gospel Music Convention Welcomes Morris Music Group

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 7, 2014 – 9:32 am -

MMGPigeon Forge, TN (February 7, 2014) – SGN Scoops Magazine welcomes a new guest to the 2014 Creekside Gospel Music Convention this November. The three-day event in Pigeon Forge that features Gospel, Country and Bluegrass music will now feature the Morris Music Group from Alabama, an organization that is quickly growing into one of Gospel’s outstanding record companies. The Morris Music Group which represents such artists as The Steeles, Eagle’s Wings, Hope’s Journey and Jay Parrack and Vocal Event, will be hosting a Showcase on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014.

Kelly Morris, CEO and Owner of Morris Music Group, says that MMG is thrilled to be part of Creekside this year. “We are very excited about what God is doing with Morris Music Group and can’t wait to share our artists with the Creekside crowd!” says Morris. Co-owner and Director of Radio Promotions for MMG, Vonda Easley, adds, “I had the opportunity to attend Creekside in 2013 and was very impressed. Rob Patz put on a great event with some awesome, talented artists.”

Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media Group and publisher of SGN Scoops Magazine, is happy to welcome MMG to the Creekside family. “Creekside is growing each year, creating wonderful, memorable moments and engaging fans in a fantastic three-day experience of good music and fellowship. It truly is a spiritual retreat for many, including our artists. We welcome the many fans and artists that are planning on joining us for the first time in 2014, including our friends at the Morris Music Group. It’s going to be a great Convention!”

creekside2014adcopyCreekside Gospel Music Convention will run from November 3rd to 5th in The Smoky Mountain Convention Center with such highlights as The 2014 Diamond Awards, Lou Hildreth’s Night of Honor, Old Fashioned Gospel Singing with Artists’ Choir, as well as a daily chapel service and afternoon showcases. For more information, latest news and artists scheduled to appear, visit the Creekside page on Facebook, here: https://www.facebook.com/Creeksidegospelmusicconvention . Artists wishing to participate, please email rob@sgnscoops.com.

http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com  http://morrismusicgroup.com


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Southern Gospel News January 2014 Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 12, 2014 – 10:17 pm -

 

Happy New Year! We’re kicking off 2014 right with the one and only David Phelps on the cover! Also in this issue, enjoy articles on Donna King, the Old Paths Quartet, Chris Allman, Page Trio, Carolina Quartet, Suzanne Hise and Mike Manuel. Don’t miss who topped the SGNScoops radio chart for January and don’t miss the latest update on our Creekside Gospel Music Convention. We are thrilled to welcome David Staton to our writing staff! David unveils his new column, “Can You Handle The Truth?” Catch the latest devotions from Sherry Anne and Jeff Steele as well as tips from Laurette Willis on Christian Fitness. Legendary Lou Wills Hildreth’s articles are always great. You don’t want to miss “Life, Love and Legends.” It’s a special treat to share an article on Edna Wright, the newly elected Southern Gospel Music Promoters President! Check out January’s music reviews as well as Publisher, Rob Patz and editor, Rhonda’s Frye’s expectations for the New Year. Remember, SGNScoops is absolutely free. Read. Enjoy. Share!


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Coastal Media Group and SGN Scoops Announces New Syndicated Radio Show

Written by SGN Scoops on January 6, 2014 – 3:07 pm -

Branson, Mo. (January 6, 2014) – Rob Patz is thrilled to announce a new addition to the Coastal Media Family. Beginning this month, Coastal Media Group will present SGN Scoops Radio, a weekly syndicated radio show Jonathan Edwards press photohosted by Jonathan Edwards. The show will contain many of the great features you’ve come to love in the magazine, including the best in today’s Southern, Country and Bluegrass music, artist news by SGN Scoops editor Rhonda Frye and a monthly Top 20 Countdown. SGN Scoops Radio updates will be presented on The SGN Scoops website, http://www.sgnscoops.com/.
SGN Scoops Radio host, Jonathan Edwards, has been working in radio since the age of 17 and is best known as the host of the popular Ozark Gospel Showcase show on KWFC, 89.1 FM in Springfield, Mo. “I am honored to be the host of SGN Scoops Radio as we try to bring the same quality to the on-air version of the SGN Scoops Magazine,” says Edwards, who is also a member of Faith’s Journey Trio. He also encourages Southern Gospel fans to call their local Gospel radio station to request SGN Scoops Radio syndicated program.
Rob Patz is excited about partnering with Edwards in this new show. “I have been friends with Jonathan for quite some time and I appreciate his heart for ministry and his knowledge of the industry,” says Patz. “He was awarded the Paul Heil Award for Broadcasting in the 2012 Diamond Awards and he has also had two nominations for the Singing News Fan Awards. Jonathan loves this music and listeners love the way he presents it on radio. We are happy to bring him back to radio in this SGN Scoops show. Be sure to tune in, you won’t be disappointed!”
 
The SGN Scoops Show is now being aired and interested stations should contact Jonathan Edwards directly at jonathan@sgnscoops.comThere will be a new show weekly so fans are encouraged to tune in regularly.

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November 2013 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 13, 2013 – 9:38 pm -

We are excited to present the November issue of SGNScoops Magazine! A picture is worth a thousand words, right? The cover this month captures the Spirit of this year’s 2013 Creekside Gospel Music Convention! The spirit is certainly the spirit of Joy! The smiles almost tell it all, but catch the details of this year’s event along with a listing of Diamond Award winners in this issue. Also, this month’s issue is not the typical predominately Southern Gospel Music Magazine. We’re just a bit on the COUNTRY side! This month, we’re shining the spotlight on Christian Country like never before. Don’t miss Rick Kiser’s story, “Christian Country Gives Thanks,” as well as features on Sharron Kay King, Steve Brown, Greg McDougal. This month also features Providence Quartet and Canaan’s Crossing. Lorraine Walker and Rob Patz put together a fabulous Thanksgiving article allowing the Southern Gospel Community voice their gratitude. We all need our spirits boosted, so don’t miss encouragement from Sherry Anne and Dr. Jeff Steele, and don’t miss reading Lou Hildreth’s special memories. A story on “Mary Anne Oglesby and The Veranda” is sure to warm hearts of families dealing with Alzheimer’s and we hope will inspire other churches to care for the aged in their congregations. Award winning Songwriter, Belinda Smith shares her ministry and Ethan Whisnant shares his “Younger Perspective.” Read about latest music, Christian Fitness, and more in this this well-crafted, beautifully designed online magazine. Remember, SGNScoops is digital and free! Please share with friends!


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2013 Diamond Award Winners Announced At Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Written by SGN Scoops on November 5, 2013 – 12:28 pm -

Pigeon Forge, TN.(November 5, 2013) – SGN Scoops and Creekside Gospel Music Convention was proud to present the 2013 Diamond Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver Perform at 2013 Diamond AwardsAwards on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The gala celebration was hosted by Tim Lovelace and included appearances by Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Larry Ford, Jeff and Sheri Easter, Gerald Crabb and many others. The evening was also filmed by WATC, Channel 57 of Atlanta, Georgia, to be aired at a later date.

Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media Group and publisher of SGNScoops, commented, “The Diamond Awards are always a special time of honoring the Gospel artists that fill our world with the music we love,” said Patz. “It’s great to take this opportunity to thank them and to be able to share the ceremony with fans across the nation and the world by internet. We are grateful to Tim Lovelace, our special musical guests and to WATC for  recording the Diamond Awards. We had a great time at the ceremony and we hope everyone will tune in and watch!” The airing date of the Awards will be announced shortly.

2013 diamond awards logoThe 2013 Diamond Award Winners Are:

J.D. SUMNER LIVING LEGEND AWARD: Squire Parsons

MIXED GROUP OF THE YEAR: The Isaacs

QUARTET OF THE YEAR:Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

TRIO OF THE YEAR: Booth Brothers

DUET OF THE YEAR: Aaron and Amanda Crabb
FEMALE SOLOIST OF THE YEAR: Sheri Easter
MALE SOLOIST OF THE YEAR: Jason Crabb
SUNRISE AWARD: Morgan Easter
SONG OF THE YEAR: I Want To Be That Man – Brian Free & Assurance
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Love Is Stronger – Jason Crabb
CHRISTIAN COUNTRY GROUP OF THE YEAR: Jeff & Sheri Easter
CHRISTIAN COUNTRY FEMALE ARTIST OFTHE YEAR: Christy Sutherland
CHRISTIAN COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Love Is Stronger – Jason Crabb
ANTHONY BURGER INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR: Gordon Mote
DOTTIE RAMBO SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Gerald Crabb
BLUEGRASS GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Doyle Lawson & Quick Silver
VIDEO/DVD OF THE YEAR: Pure & Simple – Gaither Vocal Band
FAVORITE ARTIST WEBSITE: Jason Crabb
FAVORITE INDUSTRY WEBSITE: Gospel Music Today
PAUL HEIL AWARD (Broadcasting): Ken & Jean Grady- Gospel Music Today
CHRISTIAN COUNTRY MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Guy Penrod
LOU HILDRETH AWARD: Matthew Dudney
PUBLISHER’S CHOICE AWARD: Tim Lovelace

About Creekside Gospel Music Convention: Creekside Gospel Music Convention was held at the Smokey Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee from October 28 through 30, 2013. 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. For more information on Creekside Gospel Music Convention visithttp://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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