NASHVILLE, Tenn. â€“ (January 31, 2011) â€“ Coastal Media Group and SGN Scoops Digital, home of the Diamond Awards, are excited to announce the confirmed performs for the first â€œDiamond Awards On Tourâ€ show. Set to take place next month in Nashville, Tennessee, the first show on this brand new tour will include performances from Driven Quartet, Beyond the Ashes, and Christy Sutherland.
Driven Quartet is one of the most exciting new quartets to hit the Gospel music landscape in years. The group was recently listed as one of 10 new artists to watch for 2011 according to AbsolutelyGospel.com and earned a Breakthrough Artist of the Year nomination in the 2009 SGN Music Awards. You can find out more information Driven Quartet by visiting http://www.drivenqt.com.
Nominated for 2 Absolutely Gospel Music Awards this year including Fan Favorite Artist of the Year, Beyond the Ashes has been breaking down barriers and winning over new fans to Gospel music over the last couple of years. The group is currently working on a brand new album â€“ Treasures Unseen. Visit them online at http://www.beyondtheashesonline.com.
Christy Sutherland has become one of Gospel musicâ€™s most cherished vocalists and songwriters over the last few years. Her songs have been recorded by industry leaders Rizen, Sandi Patty, The Greenes, and Kim Hopper among others. The Triumphant Quartet singled â€œSomebody Died For Meâ€ was recently nominated for Song of the Year and Traditional Southern Song of the Year in the 2011 Absolutely Gospel Music Awards, and Christy was awarded Christian Country Female Artist of the Year in the 2010 Diamond Awards. Learn more about her by visiting http://www.christysutherland.net.
Rob Patz of Coastal Media Group said, â€œAll three of these artists have become personal friends of SGN Scoops Digital and believe in the Diamond Awards program. We are so excited that they agreed to be a part of our first show!â€
“I am thrilled to be kicking off the first annual Diamond Awards on Tour Concert Series with Beyond The Ashes and Driven,â€ mentioned Christy Sutherland. â€œI know people will be touched by the presence of God.”
The â€œDiamond Awards On Tourâ€ is a new initiative designed to take the Diamond Awards experience across the country this year. The â€œDiamond Awards On Tourâ€ concert series will hit major markets and universities in an effort to bring awareness to the Diamond Awards program and attract new readers to the already popular digital magazine.
The first date on the â€œDiamond Awards On Tourâ€ experience will be on Thursday, February 10, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee at Trevecca Nazarene University at the Boone Business Building Convocation Center started at 6:30 p.m.
This yearâ€™s Diamond Awards program will take place on Thursday, June 30, 2011 as a part of the 3rd Annual Branson Gospel Music Revival in Branson, Missouri.
The Diamond Awards are currently accepting nominations for the Top 10 Ballot in this yearâ€™s program. To find out how you can nominate your favorite artists, visit http://www.sgnscoops.com for more information.
Hosts, performers and sponsors for the 2011 Diamond Awards will be announced at a later date.
About the Diamond Awards
The Diamond Awards were transferred over to the SGN Scoops Digital several years ago after the original home for the awards, the Gospel Voice Magazine, folded.Â The Diamond Awards are a fan-based award that allows the fans to choose the nominees as well as the winners in each year.Â The awards show is based during the Branson Gospel Music Convention every July.