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SGNScoops Announces Top Ten Diamond Award Nominees

Written by Staff on March 3, 2018 – 1:25 pm -

Diamond Awards

Diamond Awards

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. (March 3, 2018) – SGNScoops Magazine announces the unveiling of the 2018 Diamond Awards Top Ten nominees. During the nomination period, the fans of the digital magazine chose the top nominees in each category. These names have been tabulated to produce a list of the Top Ten favorite nominees for each area.

with 2017 Diamond Award

Kelly Nelon Clark with 2017 Diamond Award

SGNScoops Magazine now invites all Gospel music fans, friends, artists and industry personnel to visit the SGNScoops website to view the Top Ten and vote on their favorites to produce the Top Five here.

The Diamond Awards are presented each year during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention.

Triumphant Quartet accept 2017 Diamond Award

Triumphant Quartet accepts 2017 Diamond Award

The Diamond Awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at Pigeon Forge. This gala evening is one of the most exciting evenings in Gospel music, with surprise guests, great music and special presentations.

Creekside Gospel Music Convention is offering a VIP wristband for those fans who want a more up-close and personal experience. For $25, the wearer will receive VIP seating, special gifts, and an invitation to a VIP party. This wristband is valid for the entire Convention, October 28 through November 1, at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. Fans are urged to order their wristbands early to avoid disappointment.

Gold City at 2016 Diamond Awards

Gold City at 2016 Diamond Awards

Vote today for your favorite of the Top Ten nominees for the 2018 Diamond Awards. Find out more about Creekside Gospel Music Convention online or on Facebook Here. To order your VIP wristband or to learn more about VIP lodging packages, phone Rob Patz at 360-933-0741.

 

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Clayton and Scotty Inman: A Triumphant tandem

Written by Staff on September 4, 2017 – 9:48 am -

Clayton and Scotty Inman. (Craig Harris)

Clayton and Scotty Inman. (Craig Harris)

Father/son duo is in 15th year alongside each other on stage

 

Clayton Inman was your typical baseball dad. He was president of the Sevier County (Tenn.) High School baseball program’s booster club. His son was a left-handed first baseman who appeared to be destined to play at the collegiate level. However, a detour altered that path.

 

Clayton and Scotty Inman. (Craig Harris)

Clayton and Scotty Inman. (Craig Harris)

Now, the Inmans have been playing on the same team for the past 15 years. “It’s been awesome,” Clayton emphasizes. “I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”

 

However, for that to happen, Scotty Inman had to don a different type of uniform … trading his jersey and cleats for a coat and tie.

 

Clayton and Scotty Inman. (Craig Harris)

Clayton and Scotty Inman. (Craig Harris)

“Growing up, his love for this music was always there,” Clayton points out. “He was a pretty talented athlete. I never pushed him to do this.”

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Triumphant turns back the clock

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 6, 2017 – 3:51 pm -

Triumphant turns back the clock

Triumphant turns back the clock

Triumphant turns back the clock on Saturday evening at NQC Spring Break in Louisville. #nqcsb17

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StowTown Records Announces Two New Releases from the Collingsworth Family and Triumphant

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 14, 2016 – 12:44 pm -

StowTown Records Announces Two New Releases from the Collingsworth Family and Triumphant

StowTown Records Announces Two New Releases from the Collingsworth Family and Triumphant

(Nashville, TN)… StowTown Records is thrilled to announce the release of brand new exciting projects by two of the top groups in Southern Gospel music.

With almost two decades on the road in its full-time ministry, The Collingsworth Family is releasing its first comprehensive collection of The Best of the Collingsworth Family Volume 1 & 2.

The award-winning family has re-recorded up-to-date vocals while utilizing the original tracks of many of its all-time hits.

The fan-favorite group is set to release The Best of the Collingsworth Family Volume 1 & 2 of its all-time hits that includes 26 popular songs like: “I Know”, “Show A Little Bit of Love and Kindness”, “The Blood of Jesus”, “Tell The Mountain”, “Fear Not Tomorrow”, “He Already Sees”, “The Healer Is Here”, “Bottom of The Barrel”, “I Can Trust Jesus”, “At Calvary”…and many more longtime family classics.

“What a fun stroll down ‘Memory Lane’ as we revisited the most requested songs across our 17 years of touring,” said Phil Collingsworth. “All new vocals with the original tracks digitally enhanced, and a whole bunch of smiles!!”

Meanwhile, Southern Gospel’s multi-award winning Favorite Traditional Quartet, Triumphant, is releasing a very special Christmas project, simply titled He Is Christmas.

StowTown Records co-founder Wayne Haun along with Steve Mauldin, Roger Talley, Jason Webb, and David Clydesdale produced and arranged the entire project.

The seasonal album includes classics like “Mary Did You Know” and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”, along with two heart-warming Christmas medleys titled “Medley of Fun” and “Celebration Medley”. A brand new song, “Repeat the Sounding Joy”, leads off the album and will be released to radio later this month.

“Christmas truly is the ‘Most Wonderful Time of the Year’. This album is full of lyrics that paint a picture of the season,” said Triumphant baritone Scott Inman. “It’s a 12-song celebration focusing on the birth of Jesus Christ. HE IS CHRISTMAS!”

Each of these new StowTown albums, The Best of the Collingsworth Family Volume 1 and Volume 2 and He Is Christmas, are now available online and at Christian bookstores everywhere.


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Triumphant Quartet personnel changes

Written by Staff on August 16, 2016 – 7:11 pm -

Triumphant Quartet by Craig Harris

Triumphant Quartet With GW Southard

Triumphant Quartet has announced the departure of GW Southard, their pianist of two years. GW responded this evening on Facebook: “I like to thank everyone for the countless messages. I would also like to thank Triumphant Quartet for giving me the opportunity to pursue a passion of mine and Eric Bennett for being a great Boss and leader! Thank everyone for the memories!!”

Dixie Melody Boys with Aaron Dishman (2nd from left)

Dixie Melody Boys with Aaron Dishman (2nd from left)

The group’s new pianist is Aaron Dishman, formerly of the Dixie Melody Boys. According to the Singing News website, Triumphant is thrilled to welcome Aaron to their quartet. “‘We’ve know Aaron for many years and always loved his kind heart and sweet spirit. But, he is also a very talented musician and singer. Former pianist GW Southard left the group in late June to serve on a church staff. We are very thankful for the two years GW was here and we wish him the best. We are extremely excited for the addition of Aaron on our team,’ says Eric Bennett.”

About Triumphant Quartet

According to the Quartet’s website: “Triumphant Quartet has had four #1 songs and several others have climbed the Top 40 music charts, which has also contributed to their popularity. Gospel music fans agree that the triumphant sound is distinctive, solid quartet singing. But Triumphant excels in diversity, and also expands their musical borders to a wide variety of styles, that is enjoyed by church audiences and music lovers. When Triumphant takes the stage, the audience is entertained by the musical variety, the engaging personalities and a bond that is brought together by years of friendship. Audiences will find themselves smiling, laughing, crying, encouraged and uplifted. And most of all, they will walk away having had the Gospel Message presented to them in a powerful way, with a hope that many will receive Christ as their Lord and Savior. Jesus Christ is the focus of Triumphant. He is the reason they sing, and these four gentlemen stay consistent and steadfast in their goal of giving their very best in all they do and every song sung.” See more on Triumphant’s website.

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Legacy Five, Triumphant, Jim Brady Trio take stage at NQC Spring Break

Written by Staff on April 15, 2016 – 5:55 pm -

Legacy Five - photo by Craig Harris

Legacy Five – photo by Craig Harris

The NQC Spring Break is happening this weekend in Louisville, Kentucky, and SGN Scoops’ photojournalist Craig Harris is giving us a front row seat. Featured during this two day event is Greater Vision, Legacy Five, Jim Brady Trio, Triumphant, Booth Brothers, Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, Hoppers, Jason Crabb, Sneed Family and the Mark Trammell Quartet.

Watch for the May issue of SGN Scoops magazine for more pictures of this exciting event.

Jim Brady - photo by Craig Harris

Jim Brady – photo by Craig Harris

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Jason Crabb by Craig Harris

Jason Crabb by Craig Harris

Hoppers by Craig Harris

Hoppers by Craig Harris

Mark Trammell Quartet by Craig Harris

Mark Trammell Quartet by Craig Harris

Triumphant Quartet by Craig Harris

Triumphant Quartet by Craig Harris


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Triumphant coming to Kennesaw GA

Written by Staff on February 15, 2016 – 10:35 am -

Triumphant Quartet

Triumphant Quartet

Once again Triumphant Quartet won the Favorite Traditional Male Quartet for 2015. They also won Favorite Album of the Year “Awesome God” and Eric Bennett took home the Favorite Bass award again.

 

Triumphant

Triumphant

They will be returning to Shiloh Hills Baptist Church, 75 Hawkins Store Road, Kennesaw, GA along with Soul’d Out Quartet and a great up and coming trio from Gadsden, AL, Exodus. Tickets are on sale for the concert which starts at 5:30 pm with Exodus doing a pre-concert. Concert is April 9, 2016. Advance tickets are $22.00 and you can order by making check payable to Robert York, send it along with self-addressed stamped return envelope to address below.

Three Bridges

Three Bridges

Starting the last Sunday night in May we will be doing some Sunday night singings at Atlanta Street Baptist Church, 340 S. Atlanta Street, Roswell, GA. We will sing a few songs out of the Red Back Church Hymnal directed by Jeff Nunnally and have a special group doing a concert. The May 30 group will be THREE BRIDGES from Nashville, TN. There will be no tickets but we hope to take a generous love offering for the groups that appear. It’s expensive for these groups to travel.

Gold City

Gold City

June 11 is the Heritage of Gold Concert featuring Gold City, LeFevre Quartet, Wilburn anWilburn and Steve Ladd. All of these groups have former Gold City members in the group.

A SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THAT ATTENDED THE BOOTH BROTHERS CONCERT FEB. 6. WE HAD A GREAT CROWD BUT REALLY MISSED SOME OF YOU. HOPE YOU CAN MAKE FUTURE CONCERTS AS WE SINCERELY MISS THOSE OF YOU THAT WE HAVE MET AT PREVIOUS CONCERTS. TO THOSE OF YOU WHO ATTENDED A CONCERT AT SHILOH HILLS FOR THE FIRST TIME WELCOME AND HOPE TO SEE YOU OFTEN.

BELL SOUTH IS BAD ABOUT SENDING E-MAILS TO THE TRASH/JUNK BOX INSTEAD OF YOUR REGULAR BOX. BE SURE TO ADD OUR E-MAIL TO AVOID MISSING OUT.

For more information contact: Robert L. York, 4030 EBENEZER DRIVE, MARIETTA, GA 30066, PHONE (CONCERT INFO) 770-926-6021(CELL) 770-617-0359

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SGN Scoops’ Special NQC Wacky Wednesday: Super Singing Scotts!

Written by Staff on September 30, 2015 – 9:20 am -

Legacy Five

Legacy Five

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Thanks for joining us for another Wacky Wednesday on SGN Scoops. In honor of NQC week in Pigeon Forge, today we ask the insightful question, “Who is your favorite Gospel singer named Scott?”

Triumphant

Triumphant

 

SGN Scoops polled about 18 or so artists about various things and tabulated their answers. We have used this (not so great) scientific process to create today’s Wacky Wednesday Top Ten (more or less)!

On our initial tabulation of results, we have a tie of five answers each:

Chris, Clayton, Phil, David and Michaela voted for Scotty Inman. Joseph, Greg, Gary, Karen and Donna chose Scott Fowler.

Lorraine Walker interviews Scott Fowler

Lorraine Walker interviews Scott Fowler

Of course, you will notice from the list that there is a prevalence of Triumphant members who contributed to our poll!

Other answers received included:

 

Hannah Webb: “Scott Fowler.”

Lauren Talley Alvey: “This question could cause some friction on the Legacy

Scotty Inman. Pic by Candi Combs

Scotty Inman. Pic by Candi Combs

Five bus….”

Billy Blackwood: “Wow, that’s a hard one! Ha!”

Shannon Smith: “Scott Johnson, former Three Bridges lead singer.”

Scotty Inman: “LOL.”

 

And of course, the usual ambiguous responses from the Three… Musketeers, The Booth Brothers:

 

Booth Brothers 1: “I’ve heard of some singer named Fowler but I’m not sure what his first name is.”

Scott Howard courtesy of Legacy Five

Scott Howard courtesy of Legacy Five

Booth Brothers 2: “Great Scott! There are a lot of great Scotts!”

Booth Brothers 3: No response (napping).

 

**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!

 

So now you know! The answers may be a little odd, but that is how we roll on the SGN Scoops Wacky Wednesday!

 

Booth Brothers

Booth Brothers

Thanks again to all of our participants. Be watching SGN Scoops mainpage for more Wacky Wednesdays in the weeks to come. Do you want to suggest a subject or an artist? Email us at sgnscoops@gmail.com

 

Meet our fabulous Wacky Wednesday panel of artists:

 

Who What Where
Chris Jenkins The Kingsmen http://kingsmenquartet.musiccitynetworks.com/
Joseph Habedank Soloist http://www.josephhabedank.com/
Clayton Inman The Triumphant Quartet http://www.triumphantquartet.com/
Lauren Talley Alvey The Talleys http://thetalleys.com/
Phil Collingsworth Sr. The Collingsworth Family http://www.thecollingsworthfamily.com/
David Sutton The Triumphant Quartet http://www.triumphantquartet.com/
Greg Bentley Crossroads Records, Soloist http://crossroadslabelgroup.com/
Gary Casto The Tribute Quartet http://tributequartet.com/
Billy Blackwood The Blackwood Brothers Quartet http://www.blackwoodbrothers.com/
Shannon Smith Three Bridges http://threebridgesgospel.com/
Michaela Brown The Browns http://thebrownsmusic.com/
Booth Brothers The Booth Brothers http://boothbrothers.com/
Scott Inman The Triumphant Quartet http://www.triumphantquartet.com/
Karen Peck Karen Peck and New River http://www.karenpeckandnewriver.com/
Donna King Zane and Donna King http://www.zaneanddonnaking.com/
Hannah Webb The Rick Webb Family http://rickwebbfamilymusic.com/

 

 

 


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SGN Scoops attends the Gatlinburg Gathering of Abraham Productions

Written by Staff on September 10, 2015 – 1:47 pm -

Photographs by Erin Stevens, Photos For Keeps

Hoppers

Hoppers

Booth Brothers and the Collingsworth Family

Booth Brothers and the Collingsworth Family

The Gatlinburg Gathering was held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center in downtown Gatlinburg on the weekend of August 19-22. Erin Stevens was there to photograph the event and she shared these pictures with us! Some of the artists that Erin captured on stage included: The Hoppers, Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, Triumphant, Tribute, Talleys, Brian Free and Assurance, The Collingsworth Family, Jason Crabb,

Karen and Rickey Gooch

Karen and Rickey Gooch

Erwins, Ivan Parker, Karen Peck and New River, Mark Trammell Quartet, and the Primitive Quartet.

Booth Brothers

Booth Brothers

 

Be sure to make your plans to attend the Gatlinburg Gathering next year.

 

For more information on Abraham Productions various events throughout the year, visit them online. 

Brian Free and Assurance

Brian Free and Assurance

Collingsworth Family

Collingsworth Family

Erwins

Erwins

For all the news, scoops and artist features, keep your browser on SGN Scoops mainpage. 

 

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Through the Lens of Craig Harris: Gospel Music Greats in Pictures

Written by Staff on July 21, 2015 – 2:09 pm -

The Whisnants

The Whisnants

The National Quartet Convention once again hosted their Spring Break in Louisville, Kentucky, on April 16 through 18, 2015. Hundreds of eager fans filled Highview Baptist to

Ivan Parker

Ivan Parker

hear artist favorites including Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, Jim Brady Trio, Greater Vision, Triumphant, Ivan Parker, Whisnants, Booth Brothers, Isaacs, Mark Trammell Quartet, Legacy Five, Tribute, Hoppers, and the Sneed Family.

In this photomontage, SGN Scoops photographer Craig Harris, gives us an exciting look at the concerts that made this a truly wonderful break from the cold, snowy winter experienced by so many across the country. Thanks to NQC for whetting our appetites for a summer full of musical events and the swiftly approaching National Quartet Convention 2015!

For more features, pictures and artist columns, read the latest edition of SGN Scoops here.

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