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2012 DIAMOND AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT CREEKSIDE GOSPEL MUSIC CONVENTION

Written by SGN Scoops on November 12, 2012 – 12:27 pm -

SEATTLE, Wa.(November 8, 2012) – SGN Scoops presented the 2012 Diamond Awards
at the inaugural Creekside Gospel Music Convention on October 30 at Pigeon Forge,
Tennessee. The awards ceremony was hosted by Daniel Ball of the Ball Brothers along
with singer/songwriter Christy Sutherland and graced with such talent as Gerald and
Jason Crabb, Jeff and Sheri Easter, Phil Stacey, Crosby Lane, David Bryan and Watts,
Rowsey and Bean and several others.

“The Diamond Awards was a wonderful time of uplifting and encouraging the talented
artists in Christian music,” said Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media Group and publisher
of SGN Scoops. “We were honored by incredible performances by all of our featured
artists, as well as great hosting by Christy and Daniel. It’s always an event geared to the
appreciation of our Gospel music friends, but more than that, it’s a time of worship to
God, the Giver of all of our talents. We can’t wait until next year!”

Winners of the 2012 Diamond Awards:
J.D. SUMNER LIVING LEGEND AWARD: Ann Downing
MIXED GROUP OF THE YEAR: The Isaacs
QUARTET OF THE YEAR: Gaither Vocal Band
TRIO OF THE YEAR: The Booth Brothers
DUET OF THE YEAR: Wilburn and Wilburn
FEMALE SOLOIST OF THE YEAR: Janet Paschal
MALE SOLOIST OF THE YEAR: Jason Crabb
SUNRISE AWARD: Beyond the Ashes
SONG OF THE YEAR: “Hear My Heart”, Artist: Jeff and Sheri Easter, Written By:
Sheri Easter, Wayne Haun and Joel Lindsey
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: The Song Lives On, Artist: Jason Crabb
CHRISTIAN COUNTRY GROUP OF THE YEAR: The Isaacs

CHRISTIAN COUNTRY FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Christy Sutherland
CHRISTIAN COUNTRY MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Guy Penrod
CHRISTIAN COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Breathe Deep, Artist: Guy Penrod
ANTHONY BURGER INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR: Gordon Mote
DOTTIE RAMBO SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Gerald Crabb
BLUEGRASS GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR: The Isaacs
VIDEO/DVD OF THE YEAR: Bill and Gloria Gaither Present: Tent Rival Homecoming,
Gaither Homecoming Series
FAVORITE ARTIST WEBSITE: Gaither.com
FAVORITE INDUSTRY WEBSITE: Gospel Music Today, Ken and Jean Grady
PAUL HEIL AWARD (Broadcasting): Jonathan Edwards
PUBLISHER’S CHOICE AWARD: Lou Hildreth
LOU HILDRETH AWARD: Rhonda Frye and Patricia Mathis

About Creekside Gospel Music Convention: Creekside Gospel Music Convention
held it’s inaugural event at the Smokey 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/


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Christy Sutherland And Daniel Ball To Host 2012 Diamond Awards

Written by SGN Scoops on October 24, 2012 – 10:36 am -

Seattle, WA (October 24, 2012) –SGN Scoops is excited to announce the hosts for the 2012 Diamond Awards at Creekside Gospel Music Convention, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Singer/songwriter Christy Sutherland and Daniel Ball of the Ball Brothers will be hosting the Awards gala on Tuesday, October 30th. The Diamond Awards is a free event, featuring performances by Crosby Lane, The Ball Brothers, Phil Stacey and Gerald Crabb, along with other exiting artists. Sutherland and Ball will be joined by other special presenters to announce the winners of the prestigious Diamond Awards.

“Three of my favorite things are: singing, comedy and fishing,” says Daniel Ball. “I’ve never figured out how to combine all three until now. I am thrilled for the opportunity to help host the Diamond Awards at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention.  The Ball Brothers will be performing and I’m sure we’ll get some humor into the awards show, whether it’s planned or not. No one has said anything about fishing, but I figure where there is a creek, there are fish! This will be a lot of fun.”

Christy Sutherland, a Diamond Award nominee, is also looking forward to Creekside Gospel Music Convention. “I am honored to be hosting the Diamond Awards for the third year in a row! I am especially looking forward to celebrating the Diamond Awards in the beautiful Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.” Sutherland adds, “Pigeon Forge will always have a special place in my heart, as that is where my husband and I spent most of our courtship. It’s a beautiful town tucked away in the Smoky Mountains and has always been a hot bed for great Southern Gospel and Christian Country music. I can’t wait to see so many of my friends in the music business be recognized for their talents and ministries!”

“I’m excited to have such exceptional talent as hosts for the 2012 Diamond Awards,” says Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media Group and publisher of SGN Scoops. “Christy always does a phenomenal job and I’m sure our audience will enjoy the addition of Daniel to the program. I’m looking forward to this great evening of wonderful music and being able to recognize the amazing artists that are in our industry.”

Creekside Gospel Music Convention will be held at the Smokey Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee from October 29 through 31, 2012. All events are free, including morning chapel, afternoon matinees and evening performances, as well as the exhibit hall. The 75th Anniversary Celebration of Lou Hildreth will be the focus on Monday, October 29. The 2012 Diamond Awards will be held on October 30 and October 31 is Family Night. For more information on Creekside Gospel Music Convention visit http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/

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

http://www.smokymountainconventioncenter.com/.
Click “Book My Room” then Click “SGN Scoops.”

For more information, email rob@sgnscoops.com or rhonda@sgnscoops.com.


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Phil Stacey To Perform At Creekside Gospel Music Convention This Month

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 11, 2012 – 12:21 pm -

Seattle, WA (October 11, 2012) – Coastal Media Group and SGN Scoops are excited
to announce the addition of vocalist Phil Stacey to the line-up of artists scheduled to
appear at Creekside Gospel Music Convention, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The Christian
recording artist and American Idol finalist will be performing at the Diamond Awards
Celebration on October 30, 2012.

“I’m honored to be participating in the Diamond Awards,” says Stacey. “It’s just a great
opportunity to thank the great gospel artists who inspire us and bless us with their
amazing God-given talent.”

Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media Group and publisher of SGN Scoops, said he is thrilled
to have such a talented, versatile vocalist as part of the Diamond Awards program. “Phil
Stacey is a powerful singer with a heart after God. We are so happy to welcome him to
Creekside and we know he will inspire both the audience and the award winners.”

Phil Stacey is the latest addition to a growing slate of remarkable talent scheduled to
appear at Creekside. Crosby Lane will be performing at the Convention, along with
artists such as Jim Sheldon, Shannon Knight, and Ava Kasich.

Creekside Gospel Music Convention will be held at the Smokey Mountain Convention
Center, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee from October 29 through 31, 2012. The 75th
Anniversary Celebration of Lou Hildreth will be the focus on Monday, October 29.
The 2012 Diamond Awards will be held on October 30 and October 31 is Family
Night. For more information on Creekside Gospel Music Convention visit http://
www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com

For more information about Phil Stacey visit http://www.philstacey.com


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APRIL POTTER HOLLEMAN LAUNCHES CREATIVE VISION ENTERTAINMENT

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 27, 2012 – 3:31 pm -

NASHVILLE, TN- Creative Vision Entertainment was launched earlier this week by music
industry veteran, April Potter Holleman. The Hendersonville, TN based business is located just
outside of Nashville and specializes in tour booking, artist management and song publishing.
American Idol finalist, Phil Stacey; CCM frontrunner, FFH; popular Christian vocal group, the
Ball Brothers; singer, songwriter and speaker, John Lemonis; family favorites, the Browders and
debut INSPO group, Crosby Lane are already working with the multi-faceted company.

“Performing and ministering at around 200 different events a year means I need an experienced
booking agent who knows how to get the job done! April and CVE not only get the job done,
but understand the unique dynamic of working with churches and ministry events. April’s
professionalism, work ethic and passion for Christ makes her a perfect fit for my team. In the
short amount of time I’ve already partnered with CVE, the dedication and personal attention is
unparalleled and I am excited where God is taking this team!,” commented Phil Stacey

Daniel Ball of the Ball Brothers continued, “We are ecstatic about the opportunity to work with
April and CVE. Not only does she have a heart for the ministry, she has the experience and
work ethic to get things done. As we continue to grow, God brought the right person along at the
right time to facilitate that growth.”

Creative Vision Entertainment has a passion to expand music to new areas and levels with a
cutting edge, out-side-of-the-box marketing approach. April Potter Holleman founder/president
graduated from the University of North Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Music combined
with a Concentration in Commercial Music (Music Business). April has worked in the music
industry for over 16 years. She formally owned her own booking agency, April Potter Agency
from 2002-2006 and has worked eight years as an agent with the Harper Agency. Along with
booking, April has worked in management, consulting, radio promotions and most recently
publishing. She has been married to Greg Holleman for 11 years and together they have one
adopted daughter from Guatemala, Hannah Chloe, age 5.

For more information on Creative Vision Entertainment or to inquire about one of their
artists, call 615-479-0954, email april@creativevisionentertainment.com or log on to
www.creativevisionentertainment.com.


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