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One Day Closer to the 2020 Diamond Award Nominations

Written by Staff on February 2, 2020 – 12:26 pm -

Diamond Awards presented by Coastal MediaThe 2020 Diamond Award Nominations open tomorrow, Monday, February 3, on SGNScoops.com. So come join us as we continue to travel down the Road to the Diamond Awards.

Jessica Horton at 2019 Diamond Awards

Jessica Horton at 2019 Diamond Awards

Today we look at several more categories, all under the heading of “Sunrise,” which can be awarded to any new or developing full-time artist who has seen major growth in their career, as evidenced in airplay or personal appearances during the past year. Nominees in this category must have released their debut single only two years prior to the eligibility date of January 1, 2020. This award is also a once-in-a-lifetime honor and can be given to any artist in the Southern,

Jordan Family Band at Diamond Awards 2018

Country or Bluegrass Christian music genres. These categories include the Sunrise Award (any artists), Sunrise Duet of the Year, Trio of the Year, and Quartet of the Year. Some past winners have included: Jessica Horton, Chronicle, Day 3, Justified Quartet, Jordan Family Band, Old Time Preachers Quartet, the Chandlers, Morgan Easter, 11th Hour, and others.

The Diamond Awards also celebrate Christian Country artists with Christian Country Group of the Year and Song of the Year. The nominees must be full-time Christian Country artists. Some past winners have included:

Sarah Davison of HighRoad at 2016 Diamond Awards

Sarah Davison of HighRoad at 2016 Diamond Awards

CHRISTIAN COUNTRY GROUP OF THE YEAR: Some winners have been HighRoad, the Freemans, The Isaacs, Jeff and Sheri Easter, the Drummond Family, and Crossfire Gospel Band. And the 2019 winners were Mark209.

CHRISTIAN COUNTRY SONG OF THE YEAR : The 2016 winner was “One Step Closer”- Arkin Terrell; and the 2019 winner was: “Hide Me Behind The Cross” by Tonja Rose.

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.

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Creekside Gospel Music Convention welcomes 11th Hour

Written by Staff on July 2, 2015 – 3:14 pm -

11th Hour

11th Hour

Pigeon Forge, TN – Creekside Gospel Music Convention  is pleased to welcome mixed trio 11th Hour to the concert event scheduled for November 2nd through 5th in Pigeon Forge, TN. These inspiring artists were the 2014 Diamond Award recipients of the Sunrise 2015 full logo creeksideAward for up and coming groups. They were also recently featured on the cover of SGN Scoops issue for June 2015.

“We came to Creekside last year and enjoyed it so much,”says Amber Eppinette of 11th Hour. “Great fellowship and wonderful singing! You do not want to miss it this year.”
Rob Patz of Coastal Media, one of the sponsors of Creekside says, “I am thrilled that 11th Hour is going to join us once again in Pigeon Forge. This trio is really making its mark in Gospel music and they have made an exciting line-up even better!”
The Convention has already announced several artists who will be performing, including The Freemans, The Guardians,

Diamond Awards 2015

Diamond Awards 2015

Mark209, The Hoskins Family, The Pine Ridge Boys, Dr. Jerry Goff and more.

Make your plans now to be at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention, held on November 2nd through 5th at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN. Fans are encouraged to

The Freemans

The Freemans

reserve their tickets early.

For ticket and lodging information, contact Rob Patz at rob@sgnscoops.com or 360-920-4057. For more information visit http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/

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Golden State Quartet Hosts Old Time Gospel Sing At Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Written by SGN Scoops on July 16, 2013 – 11:18 am -

golden stateCreekside 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 rhonda@sgnscoops.com or Rob Patz at rob@sgnscoops.com .

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Tim Lovelace to Host 75th Anniversary of Lou Wills Hildreth

Written by SGN Scoops on October 27, 2012 – 3:51 pm -

Seattle, WA (October 25, 2012) – Coastal Media Group and SGN Scoops are pleased to announce that comedian/musician Tim Lovelace will be hosting the 75th Anniversary Celebration of Ms. Lou Wills Hildreth at Creekside Gospel Music Convention, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The Celebration will be held on October 29, and is part of the three-day free event, October 29-31, at the Smokey Mountain Convention Center.

Lou Wills Hildreth, television host, songwriter, journalist and industry leader began singing with the Wills Family in 1947. She became the first woman to own a gospel artist agency in 1969. Hildreth is an inductee of four Halls of Fame and is a legend in Gospel Music.

Tim Lovelace has been entertaining audiences for over three decades with his versatile musicianship and clean, hilarious humor. Lovelace is a huge fan of Hildreth and says, “What an honor to host the 74th celebration honoring Lou Hildreth. Working with Lou for over 30 years, I have witnessed first hand her dedication and faithfulness. This will be an exciting and memorable evening!”

Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media Group and publisher of SGN Scoops, is looking forward to the evening of celebration. “Tim Lovelace has a personality that engages his entire audience,” says Patz. “He is the perfect choice for this evening of honoring my good friend, Lou Hildreth. It will be a good time of celebrating all of her achievements in Gospel music and hearing from many of her friends in the industry. We hope everyone will join us in this special evening.”

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 visithttp://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.”

For more information, email rob@sgnscoops.com or rhonda@sgnscoops.com.


For more information on Lou Wills Hildreth, click on to: http://louhildreth.com/


For more information on Tim Lovelace, click on to: http://www.timlovelace.com/

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Written by SGN Scoops on September 10, 2012 – 4:55 am -

Louisville, KY – The National Quartet Convention has announced the dates for the 2013 NQC. September 9 – 14 will be the dates for the 2013 NQC in Louisville, Kentucky.   The event will be very special, as it will be the last year for the event to be held in Louisville.  Many special and unique events are being planned for 2013, to celebrate the end of a wonderful era for the NQC in Louisville.  Thousands of attendees from across the United States and Canada, as well as several countries around the world, will gather one last time in Louisville to relive great memories from two decades of gatherings at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center.  Plans are already underway to make the 2013 NQC one of the biggest and best weeks of the event’s 55-year history.  Many first-time attendees are also expected, as it will be their last chance to experience the NQC in this historic location.
In September of 2014, the National Quartet Convention will begin a new and exciting era as Gospel Music’s Largest Annual Event moves to one of America’s most popular, family-friendly vacation destinations… Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
Reserved seating can be purchased for the 2013 NQC during this week’s event, in the North Wing Lobby of the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center, and will then be available at www.nqconline.com throughout the year.  Attendees are urged to reserve seating and lodging early for the final year in Louisville.

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