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The 2020 Road to the Diamond Awards

Written by Staff on February 1, 2020 – 3:05 pm -

Diamond Awards presented by Coastal MediaThe 2020 Diamond Award Nominations open on Monday, February 3,  so come join us as we travel down the Road to the Diamond Awards. The Diamond Awards will be presented on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention held at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee Oct. 25 – 30, 2020.

 

We take a look at four more award categories in the Southern Gospel section below:

 

Hyssongs win at the 2017 Diamond

Hyssongs at the Diamond Awards

TRADITIONAL TRIO OF THE YEAR: A traditional group,with three vocalists, featuring three-part harmony. Must be full-time Southern Gospel artists.

Some of the past winners are:

2011, 2012, 2013: The Booth Brothers

Karen Peck and New River at Diamond Awards. Courtesy Robert York

2014, 2016: Karen Peck and New River

2015, 2018: Jeff and Sheri Easter

JP Miller, Lou Hildreth, Sheri Easter and Jeff Easter at the Diamond Awards 2012

The 2017 and 2019 winners were: The Hyssongs

 

Vonda Armstrong, Ashley and Josh Franks at the 2019 Diamond Awards

TRADITIONAL DUET OF THE YEAR: A traditional group featuring two vocalists. Must be full-time Southern Gospel artists.

Some of the past winners are:

2011, 2013, 2014: Aaron and Amanda Crabb

2012, 2015: Wilburn and Wilburn

CT and Becky Townsend at Diamond Awards

2017: Broken Vessels.

2018: C.T. and Becky Townsend

The 2016 and 2019 winners were: Josh and Ashley Franks

 

with 2017 Diamond Award

Kelly Nelon Clark with 2017 Diamond Award

TRADITIONAL FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: A full-time female Southern Gospel artist recording as a soloist or with a group. 

Some of the past winners are:

2011, 2012: Janet Paschal

2014, 2018: Karen Peck Gooch

2015: Hannah Webb

Sheri Easter at Creekside Gospel Music Convention

2017: Kelly Nelon Clark

The 2013, 2016, and 2019 winner was: Sheri Easter

 

TRADITIONAL MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: A full-time male Southern Gospel artist recording as a soloist or with a group.

Jason Crabb at Creekside accepting Diamond Award

Jason Crabb at Creekside accepting Diamond Award

Jason Crabb has won this award every year since 2011. Congratulations Jason!

Gerald and Jason Crabb at Diamond Awards

Who will you nominate? Stay tuned to this site as we continue the countdown to the 2020 Diamond Award Nominations!

More about Creekside Gospel Music Convention:

Creekside Gospel Music Convention is held annually in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, presenting national and regional gospel music in a family-friendly environment. The last week in October is filled with Southern, Country, and Bluegrass gospel music at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. Daytime showcases, evening concerts, and midnight prayer, all feature award-winning artists and speakers. The Diamond Awards are a nationally-recognized yearly award show hosted by SGNScoops Magazine and voted on by their readers and fans.  For more information please call Rob Patz at 360 – 933 – 0741.

For more Gospel Music news Read the latest issue of the SGNScoops Magazine HERE.

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Please pray for Sheri Easter

Written by Staff on August 19, 2018 – 8:28 am -

Polly Lewis, mother of Sheri Easter

Polly Lewis Copsey,  mother of Sheri Easter

SGNScoops was saddened to read of the passing of Sheri Easter’s mother, Polly Lewis Copsey. Sheri is an award winning vocalist, singing with her husband Jeff Easter. They both come from popular Bluegrass families and Sheri’s mom, Polly, was beloved by many for her singing and her sunny personality, shining through the same beautiful smile and eyes which her daughter inherited. They both shared a deep faith in the Lord Jesus Christ which is strengthening the mourning family today.

Sheri Easter

Sheri Easter

Sheri Easter shared this on Facebook : “Although my heart is breaking, I am rejoicing she is no longer suffering. My sweet mama died peacefully in her sleep this morning. Please pray for all of us. I will post details about the services as soon as they are finalized.”

Polly Lewis Copsey suffered health issues in her later years, which Jeff and Sheri would share with their audiences during their concerts.

Sheri would often sing a favorite song during their concerts that seems fitting at this time. We hope you will enjoy “Roses Will Bloom Again.”

SGNScoops sends their heartfelt sympathies and prayers to Jeff and Sheri, their children, and all the family and friends of Polly Lewis.


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Jeff and Sheri Easter in Concert

Written by Staff on June 13, 2016 – 2:12 pm -

Jeff and Sheri Easter and band

Jeff and Sheri Easter and band

Jeff and Sheri Easter were in concert at Farmers Family Restaurant in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on May 26. It was a terrific concert with an enthusiastic crowd!

Also performing that evening were artists Williamson Branch, friends of Jeff and Sheri Easter.
We are able to show a great ringside-seat view of the concert, courtesy of one of our amazing SGNScoops photographers and writers who attended that evening.

Morgan Easter

Morgan Easter

Sheri Easter

Sheri Easter

You can find out more about Jeff and Sheri Easter at their website here.

Jeff and Sheri’s latest release is Small Town. Their website says: “Small Town, Celebrating 30 Years of Music & Marriage is our brand new release featuring Jesus Loves You, Small Town Someone, Someone’s Listening and more. Produced by Jeff and Sheri Easter, Madison Easter and Greg Cole, the CD features 11 songs, several of which were co-written by Sheri along with some of Nashville’s most noted songwriters. It captures the warm, country-influenced musical style the group is known for and covers faith and family topics that have been important to Jeff and Sheri since they started the group three decades ago.”
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Jeff Easter

Jeff Easter

Jared Easter

Jared Easter

Williamson Branch

Williamson Branch

Williamson Branch

Williamson Branch

Williamson Branch

Williamson Branch

Sheri Easter

Sheri Easter

Jeff Easter

Jeff Easter

Morgan Easter

Morgan Easter

Jeff and Sheri Easter and band

Jeff and Sheri Easter and band

Jeff Easter

Jeff Easter


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SGN Scoops Tweet of the Day- Sheri Easter

Written by scoopsnews on June 12, 2016 – 5:37 pm -

Jeff and Sheri Easter

SGN Scoops Tweet of the Day:


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Testimony Tuesday- Sheri Easter

Written by scoopsnews on May 31, 2016 – 5:16 am -

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It’s Testimony Tuesday. Listen to the testimony behind the song, “Hear My Heart.”

Hear the heart of Sheri Easter as she sings this amazing song!

Happy Tuesday!

 


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Female Artist Of The Year Nominees for 2014 Diamond Awards

Written by Staff on October 7, 2014 – 6:13 am -

Diamond Awards 2014

Diamond Awards 2014

Today we present the nominees for the 2014 Diamond Awards Female Artist Of The Year.This year’s Diamond Awards will be held at Creekside Gospel Music Convention at Pigeon Forge on November 3rd through 6th. The Diamond Awards recognize the best in Southern, Country and Bluegrass Christian music and are hosted by SGNScoops digital magazine and Coastal Media Group.

 

Creekside is proud to host such artists as The Freemans, Willie Wynn, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, The Steeles and many more. !Be sure to get your free tickets to the 2014 Creekside Gospel Music Convention HERE

 

Sheri Easter at Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Sheri Easter at Creekside Gospel Music Convention

 

SGN Scoops would like you to meet our top-five finalists for Female Artist Of The Year. Last year’s winner was Sheri Easter.

 

 

 

 

 

The 2014 Nominees for Female Artist Of The Year are:

Sheri Easter

Amber Nelon Thompson

Karen Peck Gooch

Kim Hopper

TaRanda Greene

 

The Diamond Awards are swiftly approaching. Reserve your free tickets today!


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May 2012 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 10, 2012 – 9:48 am -

We are excited about the May issue of Scoops Magazine! We are featuring Guy Penrod as our cover story. Also in this issues we are highlighting Union Street, The Amundruds, Paul Harkey, Ken & Jean Grady and more. We have several special interest stories this month! Sheri Easter shares thoughts on Motherhood, Sheila Walsh talks about Women of Faith, Rhonda Frye shares SGNScoop’s Experience at the 43 Annual Dove Awards and Sandi tells of an Easter Weekend filled with Gospel Music! As always, this issue includes Sandi Duncan Clark’s New Music Reviews and this month Rhonda reviews Gaither Vocal Band’s I AM A PROMISE Children’s album complete with a video of kids in action. Tucked between the covers, there are articles of inspiration as well as what songs are topping the charts… Plus a whole lot more! We’re proud of our staff for another issue well done! Please share with your family, fans and friends!

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“Lifetime Of Jeff & Sheri Easter” Giveaway

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 21, 2011 – 11:24 am -

Nashville, TN  Jeff & Sheri Easter believe it’s important to make and share good memories, and that’s exactly what’s happening right now at their official Facebook page! Jeff & Sheri are hosting the “Lifetime of Jeff & Sheri Easter Music Giveaway.” Gospel music favorites Jeff and Sheri Easter want to give their fans the opportunity to share their favorite Christmas memory and a chance to win a 10 CD library of Jeff & Sheri’s music spanning their career through the Facebook contest.

Sheri Easter says, “The special thing about Christmas is making lasting memories and spending time with loved ones. We want you to share your favorite Christmas memory with us and all our friends online and win something really cool in the process!”

To enter the contest, go to www.facebook.com/JeffAndSheriEaster and share your favorite Christmas memory underneath the video.  Then, invite your friends and family to visit the page and click “LIKE” under your memory. The story with the most “LIKES” will be the winner of the CD library. The contest started on December 6, 2011 and runs through December 31, 2011 at Midnight and is now open to all friends of Jeff & Sheri.

Log onto www.Facebook.com/JeffAndSheriEaster and don’t forget to click the “LIKE” button!


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JEFF & SHERI EASTER INVITE YOU TO “PAINT YOUR TOWN PINK!”

Written by SGN Scoops on October 7, 2011 – 5:57 am -

Nashville, TN – Grammy® Nominated, Award-Winning Jeff & Sheri Easter, favorites on the popular Gaither Homecoming Tour and Videos, are excited to announce the “PAINT YOUR TOWN PINK” tour for the month of October in celebration of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Concert-goers are invited to dress in pink – men and women – to show their support and local breast cancer charity groups will be invited to each date to bring community awareness to their local group.
This is a very special month for Sheri Easter – she is celebrating over 3 years FREE of breast cancer. Sheri says: “When you get the call, your world stops, and you know your life is changed. I am thankful that I had a wonderful support system of my family and all our wonderful throughout the country and the world. I thank God for his mercy – I am celebrating over 3 years of being free from breast cancer! Showing up to our “PAINT YOUR TOWN PINK” concerts is an opportunity to show your support for the loved ones and friends in your community that are going through cancer.” Jeff adds “I’m even gonna wear pink! Real men can wear pink! ”
The “PAINT YOUR TOWN PINK” tour makes a stop at the Grand Ole Opry for “Opry Goes Pink” on Saturday, October 22. Jeff & Sheri Easter will team with The Grand Ole Opry® and Women Rock For The Cure™ in the fight against breast cancer for it’s third annual “Opry Goes Pink” show. Opry member Martina McBride will flip the switch on the Opry’s barn backdrop turning it pink for the night. The special show will include performances by McBride, along with American Idols’ Lauren Alaina, Edens Edge, Kellie Pickler, Ronnie Milsap, Jeff & Sheri Easter and others as well as activities recognizing breast cancer survivors. Sheri comments: “It’s a special treat to be asked to help turn the Opry pink. Sheri Easter will sign her new book, Hear My Heart, in the Opry Gift Shop prior to the evening show. The book is a collection of writings through the years, including her bout with breast cancer. The book is available at online retailers, book stores and at www.JeffAndSheriEaster.com.
Connect with Jeff & Sheri through social media: Facebook – www.fb.com/JeffAndSheriEaster, Twitter – @JSEaster, @SheriEaster
ABOUT JEFF & SHERI EASTER:
Two-time GRAMMY®-nominated Jeff & Sheri Easter are Gospel music treasures, featured regularly on the Gaither HOMECOMING videos and international HOMECOMING tours in addition to their own heavy schedule of appearances. Jeff & Sheri are the recipients of six GMA DOVE Awards, 15 Singing News Fan Awards, three Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music Association Awards, two International Country Gospel Music Association honors, 16 Voice Awards, four Southern Gospel Music Fan Fair Awards, five SGN Scoops Diamond Awards, four Hearts Aflame Awards and three Cash Box Awards. Formed in 1988 following childhoods as part of their respective, nationally-known family groups—The Lewis Family and The Easter Brothers, the married couple is joined today on stage by their children—Madison and Morgan Easter—who round out the group. The group is known for such hits as “Roses Will Bloom Again,” “Praise His Name,” “Thread of Hope,” “Speak to the Mountain” and many others including “Born to Climb,” which garnered a 2010 DOVE Award. They were nominated for a 2011 GRAMMY® Award for their Expecting Good Things (Spring Hill Music) recording, which was recorded while Sheri endured a bout with Breast Cancer.  She has been cancer free for over 3 years. Their latest recording Silver Anniversary (SpringHill) celebrates 25 years of marriage and music.
You don’t want to miss this wonderful evening of fun, inspiration, and great singing!
TOUR DATES
10/07 – Chuckey, TN – Casi Full Gospel Church – 7:30 PM
10/08 – Roebuck, SC – Bethlehem Baptist Church – 6:00 PM
10/09 – Ypsilanti, MI – EMU Convocation Center – 3:00 PM
10/15 – Abbosttstown, PA – Calvary Christian Center – 7:00 PM
10/16 – Chocowinity, NC – Tarhill Variety Theater – 3:00 PM
10/21 – Myrtle Beach, SC – Myrtle Beach Convention Center – 7:00 PM
10/22 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry Bookstore – 5:30 PM
(Sheri will sign her book Hear My Heart prior to their Opry performance)
10/22 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry – 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM
10/23 – Pigeon Forge, TN – Dollywood Pines Theatre – Various Times
10/24 – Pigeon Forge, TN – Dollywood Pines Theatre – Various Times
10/28 – North Charleston, WV – North Charleston Apostolic Church – 7:00 PM
10/29 – Nashville, IN – Seasons Lodge – 7:00 PM
10/30 – Richmond, KY – Full Gospel Tabernacle – 6:00 PM


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Sheri Easter To Release Book, Hear My Heart: When There Are No Words To Say, September 10, 2011

Written by SGN Scoops on September 7, 2011 – 2:59 pm -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 7, 2011) – GRAMMY® nominee and award-winning female vocalist Sheri Easter (Jeff & Sheri Easter) is set to release Hear My Heart: When There Are No Words To Say, a collection of her writings over the years, through Xulon Press on September 10, 2011.
As a wife, mother, singer and songwriter, Easter has always been one to chronicle her life with pen and paper, capturing significant moments both good and bad. While fighting a now victorious battle with breast cancer over the past few years, her journaling became even more precious to her as well as therapeutic. Currently celebrating 25 years of marriage and a life full of triumphs and tragedies, Easter decided it was time to share some of her life experiences and lessons through this intimate release.
“Sometimes in life, words seem superficial, shallow and empty” says Easter. “We struggle to put our feelings into sentences that convey an honest representation of the heart. With this book, I’ve opened my heart, shared private journal entries, favorite quotes, blogs and stories to offer inspiration and passion to the reader.”
Hear My Heart: When There Are No Words to Say will be available at digital retailers, in select bookstores and at all Jeff & Sheri Easter tour dates. Pre-orders are being accepted now, and all books sold through JeffAndSheriEaster.com will be autographed.
For more information, visit www.JeffAndSheriEaster.com . Connect with Jeff & Sheri Easter at Facebook.com/JeffAndSheriEaster and Twitter: @JSEaster and @SheriEaster.
ABOUT JEFF & SHERI EASTER
Two-time GRAMMY®-nominated Jeff & Sheri Easter are Gospel music treasures. They are featured regularly on the Gaither HOMECOMING videos and international HOMECOMING tours along with their own heavy schedule of appearances. Jeff & Sheri are the recipients of six GMA DOVE Awards, 15 Singing News Fan Awards, three Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music Association Awards, two International Country Gospel Music Association honors, 16 Voice Awards, four Southern Gospel Music Fan Fair Awards, five SGN Scoops Diamond Awards, four Hearts Aflame Awards and three Cash Box Awards.
Formed in 1988 following childhoods as part of their respective, nationally-known family groups—The Lewis Family and The Easter Brothers, the married couple is joined today on stage by their children—Madison and Morgan Easter—who round out the group. The group is known for such hits as “Roses Will Bloom Again,” “Praise His Name,” “Thread of Hope,” “Speak to the Mountain” and many others including “Born to Climb,” which garnered a 2010 DOVE Award.
Their latest release, Silver Anniversary (SpringHill Records), celebrates 25 years of marriage, music and love. The project is available on iTunes and retail stores nationwide


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