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2018 Diamond Awards to be filmed by WATC TV Atlanta

Written by Staff on August 14, 2018 – 8:04 am -

Diamond Awards

Diamond Awards

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. (August 10, 2018) — Rob Patz, owner and host of Creekside Gospel Music Convention, is happy to announce that Pat Mathis and her team at WATC TV in Atlanta, Georgia will be recording the 2018 Diamond Awards on October 30, 2018, at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Diamond Awards to be filmed by WATC “We at WATC TV in Atlanta, Georgia are excited to once again partner with WGGS TV in Greenville, South Carolina to cover the Diamond Awards,” said Patricia Mathis, Vice President of WATC. “It has been an annual event that our viewers at WATC enjoy, not only for the great gospel music performances, but also to be able to congratulate those who are awarded a Diamond Award.”

The 2018 Diamond Awards are held as a part of the Creekside Gospel Music Convention, Oct. 28 – Nov. 1, at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff will be the hosts for the gala occasion, highlighted by great live performances and surprise guests.

WATC will be filming the Diamond Awards

Pat Mathis accepts GABBY award for WATC in 2017

“The Diamond Awards are always special,” said Rob Patz. “We are thrilled to welcome back Pat, WATC, and WGGS, as they shoot the footage that will be seen by so many of their viewers that are not able to attend this unique event. Just the presence of the TV crew adds its own air of excitement to the evening, on top of the anticipation of the Awards themselves. It’s going to be a terrific night and I urge everyone who can attend to be there!” Tickets for every night at Creekside are free but must be reserved.

Last year, Robert York of SGNScoops Magazine, wrote a feature on WATC which said, “WATC-TV has become known to its viewers as being the home for Atlanta Live, the station’s nightly live program. The station is available to more than 2.5 million viewers in the Atlanta market. It is available throughout Georgia on various cable networks, as well as 24 hours a day on the internet. Some of the other programs produced on WATC-TV include Babbie’s House, Enjoying Life, Friends and Neighbors, Josh and Ashley, Just Keep Singing, Seniors Today and Gospel Music USA. For a few years, they have taped the SGNScoops Diamond Awards and the SGNScoops Life Achievement Award as well as some of the Creekside Gospel Music Convention for a special program for their audience. The station has received numerous awards, including an Angel Award and a Telly Award, and was honored with its first Emmy Award in 2010. In 2017, the station received the Georgia Association of Broadcasters’ Gabby Awards for Community Service, which recognizes the work of radio and television stations from all stations throughout the state of Georgia.” (abridged)

C.T. Townsend To Speak At Creekside 2018, prior to the Diamond Awards

C.T. Townsend To Speak At Creekside 2018

Prior to the Diamond Awards, pastor C.T. Townsend will address the Creekside audience. Gospel music artists appearing at Creekside Gospel Music Convention include the Jordan Family Band, the Williamsons, the Pine Ridge Boys, Mark209, Sunday Drive, the Hyssongs, Eagle’s Wings, the Chandlers, the Dunaways, and many more. Special events include “Dr. Goff Honors Arthur Rice” on Monday, the 2018 Diamond Awards on Tuesday and many surprise appearances of more beloved artists on Wednesday and Thursday evening.

Creekside 2018

Creekside 2018

For more information on Creekside 2018, including the Diamond Awards and ticket reservations, visit or For a $25 VIP pass, tickets and accommodations, contact Rob Patz by calling 360-933-0741.

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Harmony Road TV 2017 Season Premieres this Weekend

Written by Staff on February 2, 2017 – 11:19 am -

Jody McBrayer with Harmony Road TV Technical Director, Rob Walls, on location at Mansion Music Studio in Franklin, TN

Jody McBrayer with Harmony Road TV Technical Director, Rob Walls, on location at Mansion Music Studio in Franklin, TN

Featuring Music from Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, The Erwins, Southern Raised and Episode Host, Jody McBrayer

Signal Mountain, TN (February 1, 2017) Harmony Road TV, the long running Gospel music video program, is set to begin its new season beginning this weekend. The revamped program features new hosts, new music, and a new look. The first of the program’s revolving hosts is Stowtown Records artist, Jody McBrayer.

Music and video on the program include Ernie Haase and Signature Sound (featuring Devin McGlamery) with “From My Rags to His Riches,” and “Good News from the Graveyard,” from Southern Raised. The program also includes “I choose to be a Christian,” from The Erwins and Jody McBrayer’s powerful video, “This is a Son.” All the music this week is from Stowtown Records artists.

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound of Stowtown Records

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound of Stowtown Records. Photo by Craig Harris.

Now in it’s fifth season of broadcasting on The Heartland Network, NRBTV, The WALKTV, WATC57 in Atlanta and many more outlets, Harmony Road TV is available to over 90 million homes weekly, across the nation and internationally. Information on networks and times can be found online at their website here.

“All of us at Harmony Road TV are thrilled to begin this new era for the program. We’re excited to present great new hosts, new music and a fresh look.” said Roger Spears, Executive Producer.” “Our goal through the years has been to present the Gospel through music and video, to a large, varied audience. We do this in hopes of reaching the lost, and encouraging the church. Our format, stations, and networks allow us to share this great gospel music, not only with loyal fans, but to those who are new to the genre. We feel these new episodes will help us reach that goal,” he concluded.

Harmony Road TV logoViewers will recognize Jody McBrayer, from one of gospel’s top new trios, Stowtown Records artist, Cana’s Voice, from his time as a soloist, and a member of one of Christian Music’s top groups, Avalon. His video “This is a Son,” is a challenging message to all of us, and is based on his experiences working with homeless through the Bridge Ministry in Nashville.

Beginning with this episode, Harmony Road TV has teamed with Choices of Chattanooga to present a series of messages aimed supporting their ministry, while promoting a “culture of life,” throughout the country. More information on Choices can be found at

Hosts for future episodes include Kenna West, T. Graham Brown, Darrell Freeman, Rick Francis, Crosby Lane, Mark Bishop, Jospeh Habedank, Sue Duffield and more.

The Erwins

The Erwins by Photos for keeps. Erin Stevens.

The episode was taped at the Mansion Music studio in Franklin, Tennessee, and was directed and edited by Rob Walls of Varnish Films. Rob Patz of Coastal Media is also a producer at Harmony Road TV. The programs were taped at Mansion Music, Jim Oliver’s Smokehouse in Monteagle, TN, and at the National Quartet Convention in Pigeon Forge (aboard the Harmony Road TV, I-Tour mobile studio).

For more information on Harmony Road TV, visit their Facebook page and website.

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