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Creekside Gospel Music Convention


Written by SGN Scoops on August 24, 2011 – 9:38 am -

Louisville, KY – The National Quartet Convention will again team with popular singer, songwriter, author and talk show host, Janet Paschal (pictured in attached jpg) to present the 3rd Annual NQC Cancer Walk. For the past two years, the event has been held on Saturday; however, this year, the event will move to Thursday, September 15.  “We have been overwhelmed by the tremendous response we have enjoyed over the past two years;” Paschal explains, “however, many Convention attendees, who have to depart the Convention early, haven’t had the opportunity to participate. For this reason, we felt Thursday would be a great option.”

Paschal, a long-time favorite among Southern Gospel audiences nationwide, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. The North Carolina native took a year hiatus from touring, while undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. Since resuming her travels, she has toured nationally and internationally, sharing her message of hope and triumph. In 2008, she released the literary work, Treasures of the Snow, which chronicles her battle with cancer. In 2009, she launched a weekly radio program, which continues to air on JOY FM’s network of radio stations, and in 2010 she began producing the daily Walking The Good Road radio program, which currently airs on 32 stations covering 17 states, as well as Canada.

The 2011 NQC Cancer Walk, which is being sponsored in part by Chick-fil-A and Sparpie Pens, will begin at the main entrance to Freedom Hall at 8:00am on Thursday, September 15. Various Southern Gospel artists, who have been impacted by the disease, will join Paschal for the event to greet participants and share special words of encouragement prior to the start of the Walk. “We are thrilled that Janet Paschal will once again be leading the Cancer Walk at NQC,” states NQC Executive Vice President, Clarke Beasley. “This is the third year for the event, and it is quickly turning into an NQC tradition.”

A $10.00 registration fee is required for Walk participants. The first 300 registrants will recieve a free 2011 NQC Walk t-shirt. Also, participants who register for the Walk on Tuesday, which is Christmas In September Day at the NQC, will receive Janet’s Dove Award nominated Christmas recording. Participants may pre-register throughout NQC Week in the North Wing Lobby of the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center. On-site registration on Thursday morning at the Walk will begin at 7:00am at the entrance to Freedom Hall. The event is open to NQC attendees, as well as the general public. All proceeds from the Walk will benefit the American Cancer Society.

A complete schedule of events scheduled to take place during the 2011 National Quartet Convention may be obtained online at

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Written by SGN Scoops on July 21, 2011 – 12:30 pm -

The SGMG Harmony Honors were presented on Monday, July 18, 2011 at TBN Music City Auditorium.

NASHVILLE, TENN. (July 21, 2011) – The HARMONY HONORS were presented at TBN’s Music City Auditorium on Monday, July 18 with a night of exciting performances and special presentations to distinguished honorees CLAUDE AND CONNIE HOPPER and JEFF AND SHERI EASTER. The ninth annual event was presented by the Southern Gospel Music Guild and hosted by Grammy® Award-winning vocalist JASON CRABB. The evening featured an all star line-up of musical performances and appearances by THE BOWLING FAMILY, THE HOPPERS, JEFF & SHERI EASTER, KAREN PECK & NEW RIVER, KEVIN WILLIAMS, LEGACY FIVE, LES BEASLEY, THE MARTINS, THE NELONS, TRIUMPHANT QUARTET and SGMG PRESIDENT CLARKE BEASLEY.
Special Harmony Honor presentations were made to Claude and Connie Hopper, celebrating 50 years of marriage and music ministry, and Jeff and Sheri Easter, celebrating 25 years of marriage and music ministry. These special tributes were highlighted by video tributes from friends including BILL GAITHER, MARK LOWRY, and THE BOOTH BROTHERS.

SGMG Harmony Honors Special Presentation L-R: Jeff, Morgan & Sheri Easter, Clarke Beasley (SGMG President), Host Jason Crabb, Dean & Kim Hopper, Les Beasley (NQC President), Mike Hopper, Connie & Claude Hopper. Photo by Aaron Crisler/The Judy Nelon Group

SGMG President Clarke Beasley stated: “The entire SGMG (Southern Gospel Music Guild) was thrilled with the Harmony Honors presentation, and those who attended were really treated to an example of our music at its finest as the performances were strong and the production was first class. We felt it really made a strong statement about the level of talent with which our music is blessed, and we are eager for the response the telecast will receive.”
TBN will broadcast The Harmony Honors on FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2011 at 9 PM CST/10 PM EST.

Photo by Aaron Crisler/The Judy Nelon Group

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Photo by Aaron Crisler/The Judy Nelon Group

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