SGNScoops has a new contest that will truly make you want to shout! Run, don’t walk, over to the SGNScoops Facebook page HERE and register to win. “LIKE” our Facebook page and then leave your name and email address in the status section. Then, move your cursor back up to the “LIKE” button and hover until a menu appears. Click “See First” and you will have all the latest Gospel music news and information at the top of your home page whenever we have something new for you. That should make you want to SHOUT!
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Happy Wacky Wednesday! SGN Scoops has polled about 18 artists about various things and received their answers. We have used this (not so much) scientific process to tabulate the Wacky Wednesday Top Ten! We hope you enjoy these responses…in no particular order…
Today’s Question: What is the one thing you need to take with you on the road?
And the top answer is…you guessed it! HAIRSPRAY! …as responded by Michaela Brown (The Browns) and one Booth Brother**
Another popular response: Sweet Tea by Lauren Talley Alvey (The Talleys) and Greg Bentley (soloist)
At least some of the artists needed this one: A Toothbrush! – Billy Blackwood (The Blackwood Brothers Quartet), Scott Inman (Triumphant Quartet) (what do you suppose the rest of them use?)
And this makes our Gospel music ladies look so wonderful: Makeup! – Karen Peck Gooch (Karen Peck and New River), Hannah Webb (The Rick Webb Family). Hannah adds, “and my precious book of Scripture – both to keep me presentable :)”
Now most of us will not leave home without our iPhone! And neither does Chris Jenkins (Kingsmen Quartet) or Shannon Smith (Three Bridges)
I’m so glad Joseph Habedank (soloist) remembers this one: his wife, Lindsay
Peanut Butter – Clayton Inman (Triumphant Quartet)
Bank Debit Card – Phil Collingsworth Sr. (The Collingsworth Family) (and with that many traveling with him, it’s no wonder!)
My Bunk – David Sutton (Triumphant Quartet) (because sleeping is a necessity!)
Lots of Drinking Water – Gary Casto (Tribute Quartet) (we trust that Tribute has facilities on their bus…)
Toothpaste – one Booth Brother** (he is the one that remembered his toothbrush)
Clothes – one Booth Brother** (which begs the question…no, we won’t ask it!)
And my personal favorite: COFFEE!! – Donna King (Zane and Donna King)
Stay tuned for more of these indepth polls right here on SGN Scoops!
**Note: The Booth Brothers each answered each question but wouldn’t say whose answer it was…therefore we are leaving it up to you, dear reader, to guess whether the pithy answer comes from Michael Booth, Ronnie Booth or Paul Lancaster!
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A new reason to love Mondays! SGNScoops.com invites you to become a part of #musicmondays We will be giving away a new CD every week. All you have to do is enter! Everytime you mention this contest and use the hashtag #musicmondays on either Facebook or Twitter, you earn an entry into that week’s random draw. The more entries you earn the greater your chance of winning.
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Ringgold, GA (January 30, 2014) Rhonda Frye and Riverside, a newly formed trio out of North Georgia, released their first song to National Radio in early January. The song “Looking Out For You,” written by Gerald Crabb and produced by Jeremy Peace, landed on Patterson Promotion’s Compilation Disc, Volume 13.
Rhonda Frye, the group’s founder, is mostly known in the industry for her work with SGNScoops Magazine. “I have wanted to assemble a ladies group for a long time,” Rhonda offered. “I prayed to find talented vocalists with great hearts. I have been blessed with young ladies that can communicate the gospel effectively in song, in testimony and by example.” Rhonda continued, “I also prayed for a great song to record that would be up-beat and that would carry a strong message. ‘Looking Out For You’ was a perfect fit musically for our personalities and is a strong message we love to share.”
Rhonda Frye and Riverside vocalist, Lauren Huckabee is new to the industry, but has quickly gained attention for her unique voice and charming stage presence. Jennifer Peace rounds out the trio adding a touch of vocal clarity and sweetness to the mix and brings a transparent sense of sincerity to the stage.
Since the group’s formation in August, 2013, Rhonda Frye and Riverside has performed in various churches and venues including the National Quartet Convention- EHA Showcase, the Veranda at College Heights Baptist Church, and were featured at the 2013 Diamond Awards. During the Diamond Awards performance, the ladies were joined on stage by the songwriter, Gerald Crabb. “I was blown away when I heard my song, ‘Looking Out For You’ by Rhonda Frye and Riverside,” commented Gerald Crabb. “It is great. This new trio is very good. You’re going to love their music and their spirit.”
With a fresh new sound, the future for Riverside looks bright. Producer Jeremy Peace explained, “There are so many new exciting artists that are arriving onto the scene in Gospel music and this one is certainly no exception. What a golden opportunity for these three women to begin their ministry within the Southern Gospel genre of music as it begins to experience a revival. Riverside has the tools and heart to fulfill their calling and I’m honored to be a part of it. Their new radio single is only the beginning of a long successful ministry in music. These girls bring it!”
The new single was shipped to radio in January and has been received well. “We are very proud at Patterson Promotions that Rhonda Frye and Riverside chose us for their national radio single,” Pauline Patterson stated. “They are young, talented and ready to do a BIG work for Jesus. Rhonda Frye is one of the sweetest, most sincere ladies I know in this industry. She loves God and His people.”
“Looking Out For You” can be downloaded by DJ’s at http://www.pattersonpromotions.com/. For more information about Rhonda Frye And Riverside, visit http://rhondafryeandriverside.com/ . Follow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rhonda-Frye-Music-Ministries/100078992698 and on twitter at https://twitter.com/rhondafrye.
Photo Credit: Beasley Photography
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Creekside Gospel Music Convention, Pigeon Forge, TN (July 16, 2013) – Creekside Gospel Music Convention attendees are buzzing about the addition of an exciting new event, Golden State Quartet’s Old Time Gospel Sing, to be held October 30th in beautiful Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Golden State Quartet will bring their classic Southern Gospel style from California to the Creekside stage along with many of their industry friends, engaging the audience in a fun and nostalgic trip down a musical memory lane.
On Wednesday, October 30th at 1:30pm, the stage at Creekside will be filled with a choir of Southern Gospel artists and a live band, with Golden State Quartet bringing the Old Time Gospel Sing to life. Special impromptu quartets and trios from the choir will sing Gospel favorites and hymns, filling the hall with the timeless message of the Gospel.
Golden State Quartet began building a reputation of presenting fine Gospel music over 65 years ago and the group continues this tradition today with the release of their latest recording, Look Up. Larry Nardini, group spokesman for Golden State Quartet, says, “It is a great honor to work along with SGNScoops on this project. We are very honored and happy that they have selected us a host group for the Creekside event. We are not only representing ourselves, but most importantly, we are representing God’s mission to us to spread the gospel. Although we’ll have a great time there, we do take our mission seriously. Our mission is to see that souls will accept God as their savior and then we will have done our mission’s work.”
The Old Time Gospel Sing is a first for Creekside, a three-day event sponsored by SGN Scoops and Coastal Media Group. CMG CEO, Rob Patz, has enjoyed working with sponsor Golden State Quartet to put together a presentation guaranteed to entertain and uplift audiences of every age. “Golden State is a quartet that will engage our Creekside attendees and present a professional program suited to all listeners,” says Patz. “I know that folks will laugh and cry as they hear songs they know and love. I’m excited about working with GSQ to present Old Time Gospel Sing and I know this will be a huge draw for Creekside. I’d love to pack the hall for my friends from California!”
Golden State Quartet and 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 be a special night as Lou Hildreth honors the legendary Ed O’Neal. The 2013 Diamond Awards will be presented on Tuesday night. The Convention will also present the Pauline Patterson Showcase, devotions with Dr. Jeff Steele, as well as filling the mornings, afternoons and evenings with the greatest music in the world.
The Creekside Gospel Music Convention will be presented on October 28, 29 and 30th at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Special rates are available onsite. Reservations can be by phone or online. By phone, call toll free at: 1-800-223-6707 or local call 865-908-3015. For online reservations, click onto http://www.smokymountainconventioncenter.com .
For more information regarding the 2013 Creekside Gospel Music Convention, please email Rhonda at email@example.com or Rob Patz at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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Atlanta, GA.(December 27, 2012) – WATC Television out of Atlanta, Georgia, will be airing the Lou Hildreth 75th Anniversary Celebration held at Creekside Gospel Music Convention on October 30, 2012. The event was hosted by Coastal Media Group and SGNScoops to honor Lou Wills Hildreth, a Gospel Music legend who was delighted by tributes from artists such as Phil Cross, Ann Downing, The Blackwoods, Clayton Inman, Jeff Stice, David Sutton, The Southmen and many more, as well as video clips from Larry Gatlin, Larry Ford and Bill Gaither. Many of these special moments are shown on TV Special to be aired December 29, 2012 at 3:00pm.
Patricia Mathis and her crew of WATC TV, Atlanta’s TV 57, recorded the Celebration and is excited about airing the TV Special. “The inspiring and precious life of Lou Wills Hildreth, taped at Creekside Gospel Music Convention, will be aired in a 75th Anniversary Celebration special on www.watc.tv, Saturday, December 29, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. You will not want to miss this special honoring Lou for her 75 years of spreading the gospel in music through her own singing, inspiring others and being a person that everyone wanted to know. Thanks to Rob Patz of SGNScoops Digital Magazine and his crew for making this special an awesome event.”
Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media Group and publisher of SGNScoops, was thrilled to have the opportunity to honor his friend, Lou Hildreth, in such a way. “Lou has spent her lifetime promoting this special music and its timeless message,” said Patz. “To be able to celebrate her achievements and the many friendships she has made was a blessing. We are excited that WATC TV was there to record this special event for those who couldn’t be with us. We hope many will tune in and watch!”
Picture information: Lou Hildreth, J.P. Miller and choir
About WATC TV: WATC TV provides Atlanta with a mix of family, Christian and educational programming. It is known to viewers as the home of Atlanta Live and is seen over the air throughout the metro Atlanta market and also in over one million cable and satellite homes. WATC is the home of many original series and has been honored with numerous Angel and Telly Awards, as well as receiving it first EMMY in 2010. The station’s programming can be seen around the world via video streaming located on the WATC website at http://www.watc.tv/
About Creekside Gospel Music Convention: Creekside Gospel Music Convention held it’s inaugural event at the Smokey Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee from October 29 through 31, 2012. 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. Next year’s dates are October 28, 29 and 30th, 2013. For more information on Creekside Gospel Music Convention visit http://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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We’re excited about the rise in popularity we’ve experienced this year! We’re now at a place of adding additional gifted writers to our team. Do you enjoy writing? Do you love Gospel Music? We are considering adding feature writers and event writers to our staff at Coastal Media Group. Coastal Media is the parent company of SGNScoops.com, SGNScoops All Digital Magazine, Creekside Gospel Music Convention, The Southern Styles Show, and SGMRadio.com. We’ve grown during 2012 and anticipate substantial growth to continue in 2013. If you are interested in using your writing skills to promote the gospel and gospel music, please email email@example.com for more information.
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Seattle, WA (October 24, 2012) –SGN Scoops is excited to announce the hosts for the 2012 Diamond Awards at Creekside Gospel Music Convention, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Singer/songwriter Christy Sutherland and Daniel Ball of the Ball Brothers will be hosting the Awards gala on Tuesday, October 30th. The Diamond Awards is a free event, featuring performances by Crosby Lane, The Ball Brothers, Phil Stacey and Gerald Crabb, along with other exiting artists. Sutherland and Ball will be joined by other special presenters to announce the winners of the prestigious Diamond Awards.
“Three of my favorite things are: singing, comedy and fishing,” says Daniel Ball. “I’ve never figured out how to combine all three until now. I am thrilled for the opportunity to help host the Diamond Awards at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention. The Ball Brothers will be performing and I’m sure we’ll get some humor into the awards show, whether it’s planned or not. No one has said anything about fishing, but I figure where there is a creek, there are fish! This will be a lot of fun.”
Christy Sutherland, a Diamond Award nominee, is also looking forward to Creekside Gospel Music Convention. “I am honored to be hosting the Diamond Awards for the third year in a row! I am especially looking forward to celebrating the Diamond Awards in the beautiful Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.” Sutherland adds, “Pigeon Forge will always have a special place in my heart, as that is where my husband and I spent most of our courtship. It’s a beautiful town tucked away in the Smoky Mountains and has always been a hot bed for great Southern Gospel and Christian Country music. I can’t wait to see so many of my friends in the music business be recognized for their talents and ministries!”
“I’m excited to have such exceptional talent as hosts for the 2012 Diamond Awards,” says Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media Group and publisher of SGN Scoops. “Christy always does a phenomenal job and I’m sure our audience will enjoy the addition of Daniel to the program. I’m looking forward to this great evening of wonderful music and being able to recognize the amazing artists that are in our industry.”
Creekside Gospel Music Convention will be held at the Smokey Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee from October 29 through 31, 2012. All events are free, including morning chapel, afternoon matinees and evening performances, as well as the exhibit hall. The 75th Anniversary Celebration of Lou Hildreth will be the focus on Monday, October 29. The 2012 Diamond Awards will be held on October 30 and October 31 is Family Night. For more information on Creekside Gospel Music Convention visit http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/
Rooms are available at the hotel on site for just $54 per night. Reservations can be made by phone or online. By phone, call toll-free at Toll Free: 1-800-223-6707 or local call 865-908-3015. Online Reservations- go to
Click “Book My Room” then Click “SGN Scoops.”
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SGNScoops is proud to present the Creekside Gospel Music Convention next week, October 29,30,31 at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The three day event will feature some of the best in Southern Gospel Music as well as celebrations of milestones and achievements in the Gospel Music Industry. WATC Channel 57 out of Atlanta will capture the highlights of the Creekside Gospel Music Convention and will air a special program in December. Below is a description of the activities and events of the Creekside Gospel Music Convention and remember ALL EVENTS ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC!
On Monday evening at 7:00pm, we will celebrate 75 years in Gospel Music with Mrs. Lou Wills Hildreth! This celebration will include performances by special guests and will be hosted by Tim Lovelace. This evening will be a great night of honoring a living legend in Gospel Music and everyone is invited!
Before the Lou Hildreth Celebration begins at 7:00pm, there will be a “Pre-Show” at 5:30 pm. This Pre-Show will include artist performances by Phil Cross, Promise, Channing Eleton and more. An evening concert will follow Ms. Lou’s Celebration and will include performances by Declaration Trio, The Youngs and others.
On Tuesday morning, the fellowship continues! There will be a 9:30 a.m. chapel service and then an afternoon musical matinee will take place. From noon until 3:00pm, artist performances will include The Williamsons, Omega, Christy Sutherland, Ann Downing, Logan Smith along with many more.
The Diamond Awards Show will be presented on Tuesday evening at 7:00pm. For the last several months, fans voted for their favorite artists and groups in 23 different categories. The final five nominees, along with the winner of each category, will be announced. Special artist performances during the Diamond Awards Show will include the Ball Brothers, David Bryan, Gerald Crabb, Phil Stacey, Watts, Rowsey, Bean and others. The evening will also feature the debut of a brand new group, Crosby Lane. The night’s special event will be hosted by soloist Christy Sutherland and Daniel Ball of the Ball Brothers.
The Diamond Awards Pre-Show will begin at 5:30pm on Tuesday afternoon and will continue until the Diamond Awards begin at 7:00pm. Following the Diamond Awards, performances from many artists and groups will continue until 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday morning, October 31, the Chapel Service will begin at 9:30am with a short devotion and time of worship. The afternoon concert, from noon until 3:00pm will feature David Bryan, Pine Ridge Boys, Ava Kasich, Renaissance Revival, The Griffins and more. From 3:00pm – 11:00pm, the fellowship and music continues with an Evening Concert showcasing Lindsay Huggins, Rhonda Frye, Lisa Herald, In His Image Quartet, Faith’s Journey and others. For a complete schedule, visit: http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/p/2012.html (Schedule is Subject to Change)
In addition to the celebrations, awards and gospel music, SGNScoops has partnered with a local ministry. All guests and participants are encouraged to bring good used clothing, house-hold items, toys, books, cds and more to benefit LIVE-IT. LIVE-IT is a local non-profit ministry serving widows, orphans and the less fortunate in the Sevier County area. Items collected will stock LIVE-IT’s thrift store. All items sold will directly fund ministry needs. For more information about the out-reach project, visit: http://www.sgnscoops.com/2012/10/08/creekside-gospel-music-convention-announces-outreach-project/.
The exhibit area of the Smoky Mountain Convention Center will be filled with artist and vendor booths. This is a great chance to meet your favorite artists as well as purchase a variety of products.
Rooms are available at the hotel on site for just $54 per night. Reservations can be made by phone or online. By phone, call toll-free at Toll Free: 1-800-223-6707 or local call 865-908-3015. Online Reservations- go to http://www.smokymountainconventioncenter.com/.
Click “Book My Room” then Click “SGN Scoops.”
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