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SGNScoops welcomes Les Butler

Written by Staff on December 3, 2018 – 1:26 pm -

Les Butler playing and singing at Hominy Valley

Les Butler playing and singing at Hominy Valley

Seattle, Washington  (Dec. 3, 2018) SGNScoops Magazine has built a solid core of readers since it’s inception as a digital magazine in 2009. During that time, artists from a broad spectrum of Christian music have been featured, including Balsam Range, Zach Williams and the Isaacs.

Butler with Isaccs at Larry's Diner

Butler with Isaccs at Larry’s Diner

Rob Patz, owner and publisher of SGNScoops Magazine, has brought on staff a strong voice in gospel music, to feature highlight the Bluegrass side of Christian music. Les Butler, of Butler Music Group, will begin writing for the magazine in 2019.

Midnight Jamboree: Les Butler and Jimmy Fortune

Midnight Jamboree: Les Butler and Jimmy Fortune

“Although I’m mostly known as a Southern gospel guy, my Bluegrass roots run deep; very deep,” says Butler. “I grew up on Flatt and Scruggs, Live from Carnegie Hall. Earl was the first to show me his three-finger banjo roll. I’ve played and toured with Dailey and Vincent.  I’ve been blessed to host a national award-winning syndicated Bluegrass Gospel show for over 20 years. Yes, I guess it’s safe to say that in addition to being a Southern Gospel guy, I am also a Bluegrass guy.”

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Les Butler at TNN

“We are thrilled to have Les Butler come on board SGNScoops,” says Patz. “Les and I have known each other for some time, and I’ve wanted to add his exceptional talent to the magazine for awhile. We both feel the time is now right for him to share this part of his life with us.”

Les Butler Interviewing Marty Raybon

Les Butler Interviewing Marty Raybon

Butler continues, “I’m pleased to announce that I will be writing a monthly Bluegrass gospel column, ‘Les Butler and Friends,’ for my friend Rob Patz starting in the January issue of SGNScoops Magazine.  I think you’re going to enjoy getting to know some of my Bluegrass buddies!”

March 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

March 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

Les Butler and friends will be added to the SGNScoops Magazine’s regular features beginning next month. More information can be found at www.sgnscoops.com.


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“25 Days of Sharing” – Rob Patz

Written by scoopsnews on December 3, 2018 – 4:25 am -

Sail away with Rob Patz

Rob Patz

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 3 went to publisher and owner of SGN Scoops Magazine, Rob Patz. 

Rob, Recently you became the owner of WPIL FM Radio 91.7 in Heflin, Alabama. What advice would you give someone thinking of buying a radio station in 10 seconds or less?


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Creekside Diaries v4: Eagle’s Wings, C.T. Townsend and the Browders

Written by Staff on November 1, 2018 – 6:12 pm -

Creekside Diaries v4: Eagle's Wings, C.T. Townsend and the Browders

Creekside Diaries v4: Eagle’s Wings, C.T. Townsend and the Browders. L-R: Vonda Armstrong,  Becky and C.T. Townsend

THE CREEKSIDE DIARIES, Volume Four. Wednesday, October 31, 2018. By Kristen Stanton.

The third full day at Creekside began with a chapel service in the showcase hall led by Dr. Jerry Goff followed by a time of music with the ALQC Road Revival featuring several Creekside artists who also perform at the Alabama Quartet Convention.  

Scott Washam of Day Three

Scott Washam from Day Three talked about the humble beginnings of their event. “We didn’t have two pennies to rub together but we stepped out in faith.”

Washam went on to explain how the Road Revival ended up with a show at Creekside. “One day I was talking to Vonda on the phone and she said, hey you should bring the Road Revival to Creekside.  I thought she was joking but here we are.”

Alabama Quartet Convention Announced Agreement With Lighthouse Media

Alabama Quartet Convention

Several artists including Day Three, Living Faith, Gloryland, and Cami Shrock, performed for a packed house.

The evening concert included some first time artists from Indiana and Florida, showing just how far reaching the Creekside arms are extending.

The Gibbs Family, in their first trip, had the crowd on their feet in worship. 

Creekside Diaries v4: Eagle's Wings, C.T. Townsend and the BrowdersEagle’s Wings, winner of three Diamond Awards, was one of the night’s featured groups.  Always a crowd favorite, the group sang some of their hit songs.

The Browders

The Browders

The concert finished out with another riveting message from C.T. Townsend followed by the Browders who brought the house down.  

Creekside Diaries v4: Eagle's Wings, C.T. Townsend and the Browders

Rob Patz, owner and director of Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Wednesday night at Creekside would not be complete without Midnight Prayer.  The Chandlers led an intimate time of prayer and worship where over fifty had gathered believing they would leave this event different than they did when they walked in.  

Creekside continues to change lives from night to night.  We have one more day until the event wraps up.

Creekside Diaries v4: Eagle's Wings, C.T. Townsend and the Browders

Rob Patz and Gerald Crabb at Creekside 2018

Join us live on Facebook for Thursday’s concert and make your plans to join us next year at Creekside October 27-October 31, 2019.  For more information or to book your hotel, contact rob@sgnscoops.com.  

By Kristen Stanton

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Rob Patz celebrates 7 years for Creekside

Written by Staff on October 26, 2018 – 7:35 pm -

Creekside 2018

Creekside 2018

Welcome to the October 2018 Publishers Point by Rob Patz

Rob Patz and Richard Hyssong at SGNScoops booth, NQC 2018

Rob Patz and Richard Hyssong at SGNScoops booth, NQC 2018

As I sit down to write this, we have just closed the National Quartet Convention for another year. It was awesome. Thanks to everybody who worked so hard to put together a fantastic event.

 

The Nelons at Creekside 2017

The Nelons at Creekside 2017

Now we look forward to Creekside 2018 and all that it has in store. I’m excited about this year for many reasons. One, I get a chance to introduce you to the people who read our magazine, some of my new friends who are going to be there this year to sing, plus reacquaint you with some old friends who have been with us since the start.

 

As I was writing this, I begin to think of what all went into the planning process of the first year of Creekside; how underprepared I really was and how awesome God was to step in and bring people of value from day one who would help with everything from seating the people to arranging the midnight prayer time.

So today, I want to share with you my heart. I want to tell you a little bit about what I hope you experience this year when you come and visit us for Creekside 2018.

 

I want you to experience the friendships that are cultivated during this time. You’re going to get the opportunity to meet new artists and new fans; people that you may never have heard of before. My prayer is that the time you leave this week they will be like old friends.

 

C.T. Townsend at NQC. Photo by Chip Woods

C.T. Townsend at NQC. Photo by Chip Woods. C.T. Townsend will also be appearing at Creekside Gospel Music Convention Oct. 28-Nov.1

I hope you enjoy the experience of listening to new music and hearing new speakers. I hope above all that during the time we’re together for four and a half days, that we point you in the direction of Christ. We can spend an entire year planning an event, but that event will fall short if we don’t point you to Christ and a personal relationship with him.

During the next few weeks, you will see items on social media about everything that we are doing as we prepare. In my head, I began counting down the days several months ago. I’m ready to see what God has in store. I believe there is going to be a move of God this year. I’m excited about C.T. Townsend being with us and preaching in a way that only he can, stirring the souls of all listeners.

 

Creekside 2018

Creekside 2018

If you told me seven years ago that I would still be planning this event and that it would’ve grown to the size that it is now, where it takes a crew of people months on end to organize, I could not have imagined it. But here we are in countdown mode, getting ready to see everyone we love and excited to meet new people.

 

A couple of years ago we realized that at Creekside, “we are family,” and that became our slogan. I truly begin to embrace it because at the end of the day, family is so important to what we’re doing.

 

So come join us for Creekside 2018. We want to fill the Smoky Mountain Convention Center with praise and prayer over four days. Join me this year and become part of our family.

 

Rob Patz

Rob Patz

Until next month, this is the Publisher’s Point.

 

First published by SGNScoops Magazine in October 2018.

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Creekside Audience Asked to Give Back to Hurricane Michael Relief Collection

Written by Staff on October 20, 2018 – 7:43 pm -

Marianna, Fla. courtesy of Angela Marie Parker

Creekside will be collecting donations for devastated areas such as Marianna, Fla. courtesy of Angela Marie Parker

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. (October 20th, 2018) — Creekside Gospel Music Convention has often given its audience a chance to give back to the community during Christian music festival. This year, Creekside is asking those who make the trek to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., for the four-day event Oct. 28 – Nov. 1, to think of their neighbors when they pack their suitcases.

Creekside 2018

Creekside 2018

By now everyone has heard the accounts, and viewed the photographs, of the devastation that Hurricane Michael left in its wake as it cut a swath through the coastal towns of the Florida Panhandle and the Gulf Coast.

Angela Parker

Angela Parker of Mercy Rain

Angela Parker, of gospel artists Mercy Rain, grew up in one of the hard-hit areas of Florida, and is spearheading efforts to gather toiletries from the concert goers at Creekside. Items will then be shipped to the areas of need. Creekside attendees are asked to bring small items for donation to drop off at containers that will be available at each entrance.

Marianna, Fla. courtesy of Angela Marie Parker

Marianna, Fla. courtesy of Angela Marie Parker

“I just wanted to help them all and this is a way to help,” says Parker.

Suggested items include:

Food — small packages whenever possible, non-perishable.  Examples:

  • Doritos
  • Nature Valley Granola Bars
  • Crystal Light drink mix
  • Lance  Toast Chee  Peanut Butter Crackers
  • Apple Sauce packs
  • Lays Chips
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Cookies
  • Anything  light-weight and boxed that can be mailed easily

Toiletries – personal sizes wherever possible. Examples:

  • Toilet Paper
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Soap
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Paper Plates
  • Paper Towels
  • Deodorant
  • Tampons & Pads
  • Tissue
  • Clorox wipes
  • Baby wipes
  • Diapers
  • Formula (powder mix)
  • Chapstick
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand Lotion
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner

Arthur Rice to be honored by Dr. Jerry Goff at Creekside 2018***Remember: Everything is going to be shipped, so the items need to be light-weight and easy to mail.

Rob Patz, director of Creekside, says, “I’m excited about Angela’s suggestion of this Hurricane Michael Relief Collection. It seems like a great way to give back to areas that have been hit so hard by the hurricane. I love it when our artists and audience can join together in reaching out a hand to others. In my opinion, it just confirms the fact that #WeAreFamily.”

For more information on this Hurricane Michael relief collection, please contact Angela Parker at angelamparker77@gmail.com.

Creekside Gospel Music Convention is a four-day event held annually at Pigeon Forge, Tenn., at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. Daytime showcases, evening concerts, midnight prayer and special events are held daily. Come and experience the preaching of CT Townsend. Dr Jerry Goff will be honoring Arthur Rice of the Kingdom Heirs, and the 2018 Diamond Awards will also be held during this week of gospel music. For more information on Creekside, contact Creekside director, Rob Patz, at rob@sgnscoops.com.

Come to Creekside and discover why we say #WeAreFamily.


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Happy Birthday to Rob Patz

Written by Staff on September 24, 2018 – 4:31 am -

Happy September birthday Rob Patz

Rob Patz in 2008

Rob Patz, Publisher of SGNScoops Magazine, hits a milestone today. CEO of Coastal Media, owner of SGMRadio and SGNScoops websites, as well as owner of WPIL.FM, this tireless promoter of gospel music celebrates a huge birthday today. He is also the owner of Creekside Gospel Music Convention, an event that begins its seventh year in less than five weeks.

Rob Patz running the race

Rob Patz running the race

Patz is celebrating his big day with friends at the National Quartet Convention at booth 615. Be sure to stop by and wish him the best during his birthday week.

We would tell you the milestone he has achieved but you will have to ask him that yourself.

Happy birthday Rob!

From your friends at SGNScoops.


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Pine Ridge Boys host trip to Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Written by Staff on August 9, 2018 – 12:10 pm -

Pine Ridge Boys Quartet

Pine Ridge Boys Quartet

Inman, South Carolina (August 9, 2018)– The popular Pine Ridge Boys Quartet from Inman, S.C., are hosting a tour to the 2018 Creekside Gospel Music Convention, Pigeon Forge, Tenn., on October 28 – November 1. The group will be taking part in the event and are also in the top five nominees for the prestigious Diamond Awards, taking place during the convention.

Pine Ridge Boys Quartet host trip to Creekside 2018The Pine Ridge Boys have coordinated tours to other events, and the group is excited to be heading to Creekside. Spokesperson Anne Stewart says, “Creekside is an awesome event just by itself and since the Pine Ridge Boys Quartet have some awesome fans and supporters, we decided why not bring folks to this great event! Plus they also get to see and support their favorite quartet.” Anne is the wife of Larry Stewart, bass singer, owner and manager of the group. She has accompanied the quartet to the convention on prior occasions. The full brochure for the trip can be found here: Pine Ridge Boys Quartet host trip to Creekside 2018

Pine Ridge Boys Quartet host trip to Creekside 2018“We are thrilled that the Pine Ridge Boys are bringing all of their friends, family and fans to Creekside this year,” says Rob Patz, owner and host of Creekside Gospel Music Convention. “Pine Ridge has become a mainstay at the convention and I’m looking forward to welcoming all of their supporters in October. As the Boys are nominated for 2018 Diamond Award Quartet of the Year, the excitement in the auditorium during the Diamond Awards should be at an even higher level than usual. I hope to see everyone there!” Voting for the Diamond Awards continues until Sept. 15 here.

The Pine Ridge Boys have created a tour that also includes visiting some of Pigeon Forge’s favorite attractions and eateries, as outlined on their brochure. For more information on their trip, please call Anne at (864) 473-8535 or email anne@pineridgeboys.com.

Creekside 2018

Creekside 2018

Creekside Gospel Music Convention began in 2012 and has enjoyed increasing prominence in the world of Christian music. Celebrating Gospel, Bluegrass and Christian Country music, the event provides free tickets to the evening concerts, including the kick-off Sunday night, Dr. Jerry Goff Honors Arthur Rice on Monday night, the Diamond Awards on Tues. 30th and other special guests for Wed. and Thurs., to be announced. For more information, including lodging at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center and Ramada hotel, please call Rob Patz at 360-933-0741 or visit the Creekside website or Facebook page.


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Rob Patz asks, “How do we know when we get THERE?”

Written by Staff on July 24, 2018 – 9:03 am -

Running to the finish line: How do we know when we get there?

Running to the finish line: Rob Patz asks, “How do we know when we get THERE?”

SGNScoops Magazine’s Publisher’s Point for July 2018 by Rob Patz

Last month, we talked about “You can’t get there from here,” and if you missed it, go back and read last month’s Publisher’s Point. This month, we’re going to talk about: “How do we know when we get there?”

So many people in life are striving for something. They want to be the best. Don’t get me wrong, I think we should do our best and give our best to God, but that doesn’t mean you are always going to be successful, that you’re always going to be first. Sometimes, we have to come to the conclusion that we’re here, but this is the point that God wants us. That for this moment in time, this is the exact place that God wants us to be.

I know for people like me, it’s never easy to stop and settle down for a minute. We’re always doing something.  

I had a friend of mine call me on a Saturday and he asked me what I was doing and I said I was working. He said, “It’s Saturday.” I said, “Well, it still has to get done.” So, I understand how hard it is sometimes to accept this place.

Now, that doesn’t mean that we can’t strive to the next location, or to the next promotion, but I think God – now, more than ever – expects us to be content in this current place. I’ve been dealing with that a lot lately.

The apostle Paul talks about running the race. My guess is that when he was describing this race in the timeframe of his reference, it was probably a marathon. If you’ve ever watched a marathon on TV, you know it’s not a short process. It’s over two hours, even if you’re an excellent runner, so you have to set your pace. It’s a decision you have to make, that even though it doesn’t seem like you’re going to finish right away, you are still going to finish.

 

Rob Patz running the race

Rob Patz running the race

A lot of people get discouraged around the mid part of the marathon, that’s why a lot of them drop out. But as Christians, we need to continue to strive, continue to press on toward the mark that God has set.

I was thinking of this today, that when I use the analogy about a marathon, even though I’ve never been a marathon runner, I can see myself in that last 200 yards, because that’s probably about as far as I could run without passing out. I could put myself in that 200 yards, where you see your family, you see the crowd around you, you hear them cheering for you and you know all the work that you’ve put in to the other 25-plus miles is now paying off.

You are just about where you need to be, just about home, but in that last 200 yards, rushing through your mind is everything that you worked on; all the training that has come to that point, all of the heartache, all of the sweat, all of the hard work, all of the discipline, to get you to that point. That’s what’s going through your head.

 

Now you see the finish line and you know that you have run as hard as you could, given it everything you have. I’d love in our scenario for you to be number one, but the reality is, there is not always that finish. Sometimes you’ll be 56th, but you still accomplish something great. You have stuck it through to the end.

Whether you’re a Christian or a Christian working in ministry, let me encourage you today. Continue on the race. It is not a sprint, it is a marathon. Believe that what God says is going to come true in your life, no matter if it’s this minute, or at the 13-mile mark, or the 25-mile mark.

 

July 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

July 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

God is with you. He is going to take care of you today and undergird you with his strength.

Until next month, this is the Publisher’s Point.

By Rob Patz. First published in SGNScoops Magazine in July 2018.

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Arthur Rice to be honored by Dr. Jerry Goff at Creekside 2018

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

Arthur Rice to be honored by Dr. Jerry Goff at Creekside 2018

Arthur Rice to be honored by Dr. Jerry Goff at Creekside 2018

Arthur Rice to be honored by Dr. Jerry Goff at Creekside 2018

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. (July 18, 2018) – Dr. Jerry Goff is pleased to announce that Arthur Rice, lead singer of the Kingdom Heirs will be honored at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2018. On Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, Dr. Goff Honors Arthur Rice will feature stories, songs and people from Rice’s history in Gospel music.

Arthur Rice has been with the Kingdom Heirs for over 20 years, during which time he has received numerous awards and nominations as a vocalist and also as part of the band. Before the Heirs, he honed his skills with Squire Parsons and the Kingsmen Quartet. All of this experience plus a charismatic personality has made Rice one of the best-loved lead singers today.

 

Arthur Rice to be honored by Dr. Jerry Goff at Creekside 2018. Pictured: Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff

Arthur Rice to be honored by Dr. Jerry Goff at Creekside 2018. Pictured: Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff

Dr. Goff comments, “Arthur Rice is over-the-top talented, a true gentleman whose life and service has been dedicated to Southern gospel music.”

“I’m so honored and excited to be a part of this,” says honoree Rice. “Thank you.”

Dr. Goff and his wife Jan will be at Creekside for the entire Convention, Oct. 28 through Nov. 1 at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge.

“I am pleased to be able to honor Arthur,” says Rob Patz, host of Creekside. “I invite all of his family, friends and fans to join us at the end of October to show how much we appreciate this popular lead singer.”

 

More information on Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2018, VIP bracelets, free tickets and room reservations can be found at http://www. creeksidegospelmusicconvention .com/ or by calling Rob Patz at 360.933.0741 or emailing rob@sgnscoops.com

 


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Creekside welcomes Media to Appreciation Night

Written by Staff on July 11, 2018 – 10:36 am -

Media Appreciation Night at Creekside 2018

Media Appreciation Night at Creekside 2018

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. ( 2018) – Vonda Easley, of Hey Y’all Media, invites all media present at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention to a special Media Appreciation Night. This private media-only event will be held after the evening concert on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

Vonda Easley would like to treat all media representatives to pizza in the showcase venue following the concert.

Memorial Day Edition Of The Strictly Country Show With Vonda Easley

Vonda Easley

“We are so excited at the number of DJs and media personnel that are making plans to be with us at Creekside 2018,” says Easley. “We just wanted to show each one that their participation in the outreach of our music does not go unnoticed. You are appreciated!”

Media expecting to be present are asked to call Hey Y’all Media to register. Please call (256) 310–7892 or email vondaeasley@gmail.com to let Easley know you are planning on attending this event.

Creekside 2018

Creekside 2018

Creekside features musical showcases, evening concerts, the Jerry Goff Honors, Thea 2018 Diamond Awards and the Red Back Hymnal Choir. Midnight prayer is also planned for each evening.

For more information on Creekside 2018, visit www.sgnscoops.com or www.facebook.com/Creeksidegospelmusicconvention. VIP tickets can still be obtained by calling Rob Patz at 360.933.0741 or emailing rob@sgnscoops.com

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