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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Pigeon Forge, TN.(November 5, 2013) – SGN Scoops and Creekside Gospel Music Convention was proud to present the 2013 Diamond Awards 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.
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.
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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Pigeon Forge, TN (10-28-2013) Coastal Media Group welcomes legendary songwriter, Phil Cross to the Diamond Awards on Tuesday, October 29 in Pigeon Forge. Cross will be performing during the 22nd Annual Diamond Awards in addition to Gerald Crabb, Doyle Lawson and Quick Silver, The Easters and more. Phil Cross is a Diamond Awards final nominee for “Songwriter of the Year.”
“It is a special honor to be nominated for “Songwriter of the Year” because the Diamond Awards are fan voted,” Cross stated. “It is an honor to be nominated and to also sing on this year’s awards program. I’m looking forward to a time of good music and fellowship with great friends.”
Owner of Coastal Media Group and SGNScoops Magazine, Rob Patz commented, “Our industry has been blessed for many years by the music of Phil Cross. He is a truly a legend. We are very excited to have him perform on this year’s Diamond Awards Show.”
Editor of SGNScoops Magazine, Rhonda Frye added, “The music of Phil Cross has literally reached around the world. I respect Phil for his musical accomplishments, but also for how he mentors and encourages others. He is a great friend to many and we’re thrilled to have him singing on this year’s program.”
The Diamond Awards Show will be held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee at 8:30 pm. Tickets to the event are free, but reserved seating is encouraged. Channel 57 out of Atlanta will be taping the program to be aired at a later date. For more information about the Diamond Awards email Rob Patz at email@example.com or Rhonda Frye at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Phil Cross
Phil Cross is known as a one of today’s most anointed Christian music artists and is highly regarded as a composer, singer, and speaker. He began using his God-given musical talents as a teenager and has been writing songs since 1983. Brought up in a Christian home by loving parents, Phil has truly been blessed with a marvelous life in service to God.
God has miraculously brought Phil Cross to a place of prominence in music ministry. He has long been known as one of today’s finest composers. He has received many of Gospel music’s highest honors including Dove Awards, Song Of The Year, and Songwriter Of The Year honors. Although he has gained recognition as a composer and a singer, and has had a great deal of success as a musician, Phil has remained genuine and sincere. His strongest desire is to let everyone know that God is on their side and He has an incredible plan for their lives.
Some of Phil’s notable compositions include: “I Am Redeemed,” “Champion of Love,” “One Holy Lamb,” “Yes I Am,” “When I Get Carried Away” and many more.
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PIGEON FORGE,TN (October 18, 2013) SGNScoops Magazine, home of the Diamond Awards, announced that legendary singer, songwriter, Gerald Crabb will perform at the 22nd Annual Diamond Awards Show on Tuesday, October 29th in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Crabb is also nominated for two Diamond Awards this year, Songwriter of the Year and Song of the Year for “Hold On,” made popular by Canton Junction. The Diamond Awards Ceremony will take place at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center and will be taped for a television special set to air later this year on Atlanta’s WATC Channel 57.
“I always look forward to the Diamond Awards,” stated Crabb. “The first award ever won by the Crabb Family was a Diamond Award back in 1996. I like the fact that the Diamond Awards are a fan voted awards ceremony and that anyone can vote. I am honored to be nominated again this year and I am looking forward to performing on the program. It is going to be a fun night!”
Rob Patz, President of Coastal Media and owner of the Diamond Awards noted, “I have always admired Gerald as one of the most prolific songwriters in the history of gospel music. It’s always a pleasure to have him perform at the Diamond Awards.”
Rhonda Frye, Editor in Chief of SGNScoops, commented, “Gerald just has a way of bringing a great level of energy and warmth to the stage and the crowd always responds well. We are excited to have him back this year.”
The Diamond Awards are hosted by the Creekside Gospel Music Convention. The Convention kicks off on Monday, October 28th with a special evening planned to honor Ed O’Neal of the Dixie Melody Boys. Patterson Music Group will present a musical showcase on Tuesday Morning and the Diamond Awards Ceremony will begin at 8:00 pm. On Wednesday the music continues with an “Old Time Gospel Sing.” The admission is free to all of the events, but reserved seating is strongly encouraged. For ticket reservations to the Diamond Awards and all other activities taking place at Creekside, visit http://creekside2013-new.
For more information about the Diamond Awards and the Creekside Gospel Music Convention, visit http://www.
About Gerald Crabb:
Born in Rosine, Kentucky, Gerald Crabb was singing by age 5, playing guitar by age 11 and preaching by age 16. During Gerald’s career, he has written over 400 songs with 22 of those claiming the number one spot nationally. From Jan. 1998-Dec. 2006, one or more of his songs held the number one position on the national southern gospel chart for 37 months out of a 107-month period.
This singer, songwriter, and preacher has appeared on the Gaither Videos, TBN, The 700 Club, the INSP, CMT & GAC. He has also performed at Carnegie Hall, The Grand Ole Opry, The Ryman Auditorium, Red Rocks Colorado, and The Brooklyn Tabernacle. Crabb has also received numerous accolades, nominations, honors and awards during his career span including multiple Songwriter of the Year awards as well as the 2011 Dove Award for Songwriter of the Year and Song of the Year for “Sometimes I Cry.”
Crabb is known for numerous hit songs performed by The Crabb Family including, “Through the Fire” and has also had many artists and groups to record his music including Randy Travis, Marie Osmond, Marty Raybon, Larry Sparks, Jason Crabb, The Gaither Vocal Band, The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Donny McClurkin, Karen Peck, The Talley Trio, The Hoppers, and many others.
Crabb performs and ministers at concerts, events, camp meetings and revivals throughout the year and offers songwriting workshops, music business classes and more. For more information on Gerald Crabb, visit http://www.geraldcrabb.net/. Connect with Gerald on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/
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PIGEON FORGE, TN (October 17, 2013) – Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver are honored to be nominated as Bluegrass Gospel Artist of the Year in the upcoming 22nd Annual Diamond Awards. The group will also perform at the event, which will be taped for a television special set to air later this year on Atlanta’s WATC Channel 57.
The 2013 Diamond Awards are sponsored by SGN Scoops Magazine, the vibrant all-digital source of Southern Gospel News, and will be held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, as part of the Creekside Gospel Music Convention.
“My band and I look forward to performing at the Diamond Awards,” said Lawson, “and appreciate the honor of being nominated as Bluegrass Gospel Artist of the Year. We appreciate the beautiful job SGN Scoops does in spreading the good word about Southern Gospel Music, and we look forward to seeing everyone in Pigeon Forge at the Awards!”
Tickets for the event are being made available FREE of charge, but reservations are strongly encouraged:
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are reigning ICM Vocal Group of the Year, seven-time IBMA Vocal Group of the Year winners, and have multiple Grammy, Dove, ICM, and SPBGMA Award nominations. Lawson is also reigning SPBGMA Mandolin Player of the Year, and was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in September 2012 at the Ryman Auditorium.
“We’re delighted to have Bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver performing at this year’s Diamond Awards,” said Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media Group and Publisher of SGN Scoops Magazine. “Doyle Lawson’s gospel music is as legendary and beloved as his bluegrass, and we look forward to his band’s performance being a highlight of the 2013 Diamond Awards.”
The Creekside Gospel Music Convention runs from 5:30 pm on Monday, October 28 through 10:30 pm on Wednesday, October 30, and is all provided FREE of charge by SGN Scoops Magazine, Editor-in-Chief Rhonda Frye, and publisher Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media Group. Highlights of the convention will feature Lou Hildreth honoring the legendary Ed O’Neal on Monday night, the Pauline Patterson Showcase is on Tuesday morning, the Diamond Awards are on Tuesday night and the Old Time Gospel Sing is on Wednesday.
For more details on SGN Scoops Magazine and the Diamond Awards, please go: www.sgnscoops.com.
For daily news and photos of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, please go to: https://www.facebook.com/doylelawsonofficial
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Creekside Gospel Music Convention, Pigeon Forge, TN (October 15, 2013) – The 2013 Diamond Awards are just a few weeks away and this year’s exciting host will be Gospel artist and comedian extraordinaire, Tim Lovelace! Presented by SGN Scoops, the Awards will be held on Tuesday, October 29 at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee as part of the Creekside Gospel Music Convention. Reserved tickets for this event are free and can still be obtained at http://www.
“I am excited that they are letting an old chunk of coal like me host the Diamond Awards,” says Lovelace. “It is going to be a multifaceted event that you will not want to miss!”
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. “We are thrilled to have Tim Lovelace join us this year to share his special gifts with us as well. It promises to be a great night and we hope that everyone will join us!”
SGN Scoops encourages Gospel music fans across the country to plan today to attend the 2013 Creekside Gospel Music Convention. It will be a great week of the best in Southern Gospel music. Monday night will see Lou Hildreth honor the legendary Ed O’Neal. The Old Time Gospel Sing will be presented on Tuesday afternoon with the 2013 Diamond Awards slated for 8:00pm that evening. The Convention will also present the Pauline Patterson Showcase on Wednesday morning and daily devotions with Dr. Jeff Steele.
The Creekside Gospel Music Convention will be presented on October 28, 29 and 30th at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Tickets for this event are free but must be reserved at http://www.
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The staff at SGNScoops proudly presents the October Edition of SGNScoops Magazine. Gracing our cover this month is Ed O’Neal and the Dixie Melody Boys. We will be honoring Ed later this month at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. You can find out how to be a part of that in the latest Creekside update in this issue. Other ministries highlighted are, The Lesters, 11th Hour, Ivan Parker and the Dove Brothers. Catch the Younger Perspective with Amber Nelon, and Christian Country News featuring Mikayla Lynn. This month we congratulate our publisher, Rob Patz for twenty years in the Gospel Music Industry. Don’t miss this story- especially the side-bar containing notes of congratulations from industry professionals, friends and peers. This issue wraps up an era of Quartet Conventions in Louisville and also re-caps a recent Women of Faith conference. Believe it or not….There is more! Don’t miss encouragement from Dr. Jeff Steele, Reflections With Sherry Anne, Life, Love and Legends by Lou Wills Hildreth and with get the latest music reviews by Sandi Duncan Clark. The latest in Southern Gospel Music is tastefully presented and laid out professionally, by Pete and Staci Schwager and is tucked behind a beautiful cover designed by Stephanie Kelley. SGNScoops Magazine is free! Please share with friends, family and fans.
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Branson Mo (September 17, 2013) – A fabulous new Gospel music event will be held in Branson, Missouri this coming Spring. The Ozark Gospel Music Convention will be held May 5, 6 and 7, 2014 at The Stone Castle Hotel and Conference Center. Admission is free and all Gospel music fans are encouraged to make their vacation plans now.
The Ozark Gospel Music Convention will be hosted by partners Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Music Group and publisher of SGN Scoops, award-winning Gospel soloist Ava Kasich and well-known industry personality, Jonathan Edwards. The fourth member of the team spear-heading this festival is Donnie Williamson, of Gospel music’s family group, The Williamsons.
Jonathan Edwards, who will be also be singing at the Convention with his trio, Faith’s Journey, says, “I am thrilled about having some of the best artist in Southern Gospel music coming to an event in Branson. I am looking forward to the music the ministry and the fellowship during these three days.” Ava Kasich is also anticipating a wonderful celebration of music. “I am so honored to be a part of The Ozark Gospel Music Convention and to be associated with such a great group of Christian folks!” says Kasich.
Donnie Williamson is already working hard with the team on events surrounding the Convention. “Well, what can I say? I am so excited for The Williamsons to be part of the Ozark Gospel Music Convention. The most beautiful music in the world – Gospel – will be performed at the most beautiful place in the world, Branson, Missouri. This will be the perfect opportunity to make the family part of a fun filled three days that will create a lifetime of memories.” Williamson continues, “Several of the finest groups in the Midwest will be performing along with great chapel services and other activities. And, there will be plenty of time available to see the wonderful sights of the Ozarks while there.”
Rob Patz is thrilled to be partnering with this group of artists to present the OGMC.“Our team came together with a common goal, to present Gospel music to as many people as possible in one of the most beautiful spots in the U.S. We want to present three days of entertainment, ministry and fellowship, all for free and all to glorify the name of Christ,” says Patz. “Come be with us on May 5 through 7 in the land of the Ozarks!”
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We are kicking off the fall season with a sensational September edition of SGNScoops Magazine! We are excited to present the Talleys as this month’s cover story. Also in this issue we highlight the ministries of The Greesons, The Mark Trammell Quartet and Karen Peck and New River. This issue also offers details of the recent Song of a Lifetime Experience featuring Phil Cross, Mark Bishop, Gerald Crabb, Squire Parsons and Channing Eleton. Staff writer, Erin Stevens shares the “younger perspective” with Christian Booth and staff writer, Rick Kiser highlights Christian Country Music’s Billy Hale.Rhonda Frye re-caps the first Patterson Promotions Anniversary singing and Lynn Mills re-caps the Mark Trammell Quartet’s homecoming. Enjoy Lou Hildreth’s Life, Love and Legends column, a devotion from Dr.Jeff Steele and Christian Fitness tips with Laurette Willis. We Welcome Sherry Anne Lints to the staff this month. Check out her column “Reflections with Sherry Anne.” Get the latest on the Creekside Gospel Music Convention and more in this edition of SGNScoops Magazine. Be sure to share the magazine with your friends, families and fans, We are always digital, always free and always good!
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