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Creekside Gospel Music Convention


Written by SGN Scoops on May 30, 2013 – 9:30 am -

May 30, 2013 (NASHVILLE, TN) – Anticipation is high as tickets for the Cathedrals Family Reunion CATHEDRALFAMILYREUNIONWEBBANNERevent are set to go on sale Monday, June 3, 2013. The two-day celebration of the iconic Cathedrals will be held November 8-9, 2013 at the MacGorman Performing Arts Center in Fort Worth, TX.

 Today, organizers of the event – IMC Concerts and Showcase Media – have announced that a special Cathedrals Family Reunion CD is being recorded and will be released onNovember 8, 2013 during the weekend. For the first time ever, Scott Fowler, Danny Funderburk, Ernie Haase, Mark Trammell and Gerald Wolfe will unite their voices together to perform the signature classics of the Cathedrals. Some selections will also feature all 17 voices from the groups Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Greater Vision, Legacy Five and the Mark Trammell Quartet. George Younce and Glen Payne will also be included in the album as their voices will be placed with newly recorded tracks along with the voices of Danny, Ernie, Gerald, Mark and Scott.
This event was created to celebrate the legacy of the Cathedrals and will feature music from each of the current artists as well as special once-in-a-lifetime “reunion moments” during every unique session. Several surprises and activities are scheduled including an exhibit of Cathedrals’ memorabilia and a very special chance to see and tour “Silhouette,” the the last bus George Younce, Glen Payne, Roger Bennett and all the Cathedrals traveled millions of miles on. A Q & A session with The Cathedrals alumni will be a special highlight of the event as fans are treated to a “behind-the-scenes” look into the world of The Cathedrals.
To view the official video press conference,  CLICK HERE.
For more information on the event and to purchase tickets, please visit

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Creekside Gospel Music Convention October 29,30, 31 in Pigeon Forge, TN

Written by SGN Scoops on October 24, 2012 – 5:38 am -

SGNScoops is proud to present the Creekside Gospel Music Convention next week, October 29,30,31 at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The three day event will feature some of the best in Southern Gospel Music as well as celebrations of milestones and achievements in the Gospel Music Industry.  WATC Channel 57 out of Atlanta will capture the highlights of the Creekside Gospel Music Convention and will air a special program in December.  Below is a description of the activities and events of the Creekside Gospel Music Convention and remember ALL EVENTS ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC!

On Monday evening at 7:00pm, we will celebrate 75 years in Gospel Music with Mrs. Lou Wills Hildreth! This celebration will include performances by special guests and will be hosted by Tim Lovelace.  This evening will be a great night of honoring a living legend in Gospel Music and everyone is invited!

Before the Lou Hildreth Celebration begins at 7:00pm, there will be a “Pre-Show” at 5:30 pm.  This Pre-Show will include artist performances by Phil Cross, Promise, Channing Eleton and more.  An evening concert will follow Ms. Lou’s Celebration and will include performances by Declaration Trio, The Youngs and others.

On Tuesday morning, the fellowship continues!  There will be a 9:30 a.m. chapel service and then an afternoon musical matinee will take place.  From noon until 3:00pm, artist performances will include The Williamsons, Omega, Christy Sutherland, Ann Downing, Logan Smith along with many more.

The Diamond Awards Show will be presented on Tuesday evening at 7:00pm.  For the last several months, fans voted for their favorite artists and groups in 23 different categories. The final five nominees, along with the winner of each category, will be announced.  Special artist performances during the Diamond Awards Show will include the Ball Brothers, David Bryan, Gerald Crabb, Phil Stacey, Watts, Rowsey, Bean and others. The evening will also feature the debut of a brand new group, Crosby Lane. The night’s special event will be hosted by soloist Christy Sutherland and Daniel Ball of the Ball Brothers.

The Diamond Awards Pre-Show will begin at 5:30pm on Tuesday afternoon and will continue until the Diamond Awards begin at 7:00pm. Following the Diamond Awards, performances from many artists and groups will continue until 11:00 p.m.

Wednesday morning, October 31, the Chapel Service will begin at 9:30am with a short devotion and time of worship. The afternoon concert, from noon until 3:00pm will feature David Bryan, Pine Ridge Boys, Ava Kasich, Renaissance Revival, The Griffins and more. From 3:00pm – 11:00pm, the fellowship and music continues with an Evening Concert showcasing Lindsay Huggins, Rhonda Frye, Lisa Herald, In His Image Quartet, Faith’s Journey and others.  For a complete schedule, visit:  (Schedule is Subject to Change)

In addition to the celebrations, awards and gospel music, SGNScoops has partnered with a local ministry. All guests and participants are encouraged to bring good used clothing, house-hold items, toys, books, cds and more to benefit LIVE-IT.  LIVE-IT is a local non-profit ministry serving widows, orphans and the less fortunate in the Sevier County area.  Items collected will stock LIVE-IT’s thrift store.  All items sold will directly fund ministry needs.   For more information about the out-reach project, visit:

The exhibit area of the Smoky Mountain Convention Center will be filled with artist and vendor booths.  This is a great chance to meet your favorite artists as well as purchase a variety of products.

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 or Phone inquires: 360-933-0741



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National Quartet Convention Announces the NQC Music Awards Nominees

Written by SGN Scoops on July 24, 2012 – 9:55 am -

Louisville, KY – The National Quartet Convention has announced the 2012 nominees for the NQC Music Awards.  In partnership with the Southern Gospel Music Guild, the NQC will present these awards on Friday afternoon during the Friday afternoon Showcase Spectacular in Freedom Hall in Louisville, KY, on September 14.

According to the NQC Executive Vice President, Clarke Beasley, the awards will be presented based on both fan popularity and professional excellence, with two divisions of awards that will be presented.  The first division is the  Fan Awarded categories where awards will be determined by fan voting.   The second division will be the Industry Awarded Categories, which will be determined by the music professionals that participate as exhibitors during the National Quartet Convention. No purchase was required for those that are participating in the voting. All that was required is that they were registered on the NQC e-mail list prior to July 1st.

Beasley also states that the Southern Gospel Music Guild is an important partner in this process, as the SGMG is responsible for determining the category criteria, as well as screen entries for eligibility.  The SGMG professional membership also determines the recipient of the annual Les Beasley Award, given to a person or company that has made a significant impact in the field of Gospel Music.

Below is a complete list of the nominees for the 2012 NQC Music Awards.


Bass Singer of the Year Nominees:

Bennett, Eric – Triumphant Qt

Chapman, Jeff – Kingdom Heirs

Duncan, Tim – Canton Junction

Dustin, Glenn – Legacy Five

Riley, Tim – Gold City


Baritone Singer of the Year Nominees:

Brady, Jim – Booth Brothers

Griffin, Rodney – Greater Vision

Inman, Scott – Triumphant Qt

Lowry, Mark – Gaither Vocal Band

Trammell, Mark – Mark Trammell Qt


Lead Singer of the Year Nominees:

Booth, Ronnie – Booth Brothers

English, Michael – Gaither Vocal Band

Habedank, Joseph – Perrys

Rice, Arthur – Kingdom Heirs

Wolfe, Gerald – Greater Vision


Tenor Singer of the Year Nominees:

Allman, Chris – Greater Vision

Booth, Michael – Booth Brothers

Free, Brian – Brian Free & Assurance

Haase, Ernie – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound

Phelps, David – Gaither Vocal Band


Soprano Singer of the Year Nominees:

Alvey, Lauren Talley – Talleys

Collingsworth, Brooklyn – Collingsworth Family

Hopper, Kim – Hoppers

Isaacs Yeary, Sonya – Isaacs

Peck Gooch, Karen – Karen Peck & New River


Alto Singer of the Year Nominees:

Easter, Sheri – Jeff & Sheri Easter

Hopper, Connie – Hoppers

Stuffle, Libbi – Perrys

Talley, Debra – Talleys

Whisnant, Susan – Whisnants


Soloist of the Year Award Nominees:

Bishop, Mark

Crabb, Jason

Greene, TaRanda

Parker, Ivan

Penrod, Guy


Male Group of the Year Nominees:

Booth Brothers

Gaither Vocal Band

Greater Vision

Kingdom Heirs

Triumphant Qt


Mixed Group of the Year Nominees:

Collingsworth Family



Karen Peck & New River



Musician of the Year Nominees:

Collingsworth, Kim – Collingsworth Family

Mote, Gordon

Stice, Jeff – Triumphant Qt

Williams, Kevin – Gaither Vocal Band

Wolfe, Gerald – Greater Vision


Album of the Year Nominees:

Celebrate Me Home (Oak Tree) – Perrys

Let It Be Known – Booth Brothers

Part of the Family – Collingsworth Family

Songs From the Heart – Triumphant Quartet

The Only Way – Greater Vision


Song of the Year Nominees:

Almost Home – Triumphant Quartet

Ask Me Why – Legacy Five

Blue Skies Coming – Perrys

I Believe – Brian Free & Assurance

I Know a Man Who Can – Greater Vision

I Want to Know – Mark Trammell Quartet

Please Forgive Me – Gaither Vocal Band

Saved By Grace – Triumphant Quartet

She Still Remembers Jesus Name – Booth Brothers

Tell Me Why – Kingdom Heirs

Who Am I – Jason Crabb




Arranger/Producer of the Year Nominees:

Lari Goss

Wayne Haun

Ben Isaacs

Donna King

Steve Mauldin

Rick Sandidge

David Staton

Roger Talley


Concert Promoter of the Year Nominees:

Bill Bailey

Landon Beene

Ray Flynn

Bill Gaither

Brian Lester

Mike Wheeler


Radio Station of the Year Nominees:

WBOZ – Nashville

WCGW – Lexington

WJBZ – Knoxville

WTRM – Winchester, VA

WXRI – Winston Salem


SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD:  The SGMG Awards and Criteria Committee will pull the Singing News radio charts for the eligibility time period and will assign each songwriter fifteen points for a number one song, ten points for a song in the top ten and five points for a song in the top 20. The total points for the eligibility period will be tabulated for each writer and the writer with the most points will be awarded Songwriter of the Year.


To obtain a complete schedule of events scheduled during the 2012 National Quartet Convention, visit


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