2012 Diamond Awards. Gerald and Jason Crabb.smallAtlanta, GA.(January 21, 2013) – WATC Television out of Atlanta, Georgia, will be airing the SGNScoops’ 2012 Diamond Awards Celebration held at Creekside Gospel Music Convention on October 30, 2012. Coastal Media Group hosted the event to honor Gospel music’s finest artists as chosen by the readers of SGNScoops digital magazine. The gala event was emceed by Christy Sutherland and Daniel Ball and included performances by Sheri Easter, Gerald Crabb, Jason Crabb, Crosby Lane and Watts, Rowsey and Bean, among others. Many of these special moments will be shown on this TV Special to be aired Saturday, January 26th at 1:00pm EST.

Patricia Mathis and her crew of WATC TV, Atlanta’s TV 57, recorded the 2012 Diamond Awards. Mathis is excited about airing the TV Special and said, “You will not want to miss this wonderful program featuring great gospel music artists, presenters, award winners and interviews of the artists by Bill Dykes. If you are out of the Atlanta, Georgia viewing area, you can view it online at www.watc.tv.”

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. We are glad to be able to share the 2012 ceremony with fans across the nation and the world by television and internet. We are grateful to Patricia and WATC for their professionalism, experience and dedication in airing quality Gospel music programs. We had a great time at the Awards and we hope everyone will tune in and watch!”

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 Smoky 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/