Thursday, March 20, 2014

March 2014 SGNScoops Magazine

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

SGN Scoops Diamonds Awards Nomination Evening

A Free Event – The SGN Scoops Diamonds Awards Nomination Evening – April 3 at 7:30 pm, eastern
You won’t want to miss your opportunity to watch live and online an exciting evening of music, worship, and fun, at no cost! On April 3, 2014 at 7:30 pm, SGN Scoops Digital Magazine will announce the top 10 nominees for each category in the 2014 Diamond Awards. The SGN Scoops’ Diamond Awards Nominations will be broadcast live and online! Chapel Valley, SGN Scoops and The American Society of Gospel Music (ASGM) have underwritten the costs for this live, online broadcast, so you can watch it live online for free! All you have to do is register for the event by going to
This event will be hosted by Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media Group; Shane Roark, co-owner of Chapel Valley; and Richard Hyssong, Marketing and Artist Director of Chapel Valley. The evening will include performances by several Chapel Valley artists, and of course the nominees for the SGN Scoops’ Diamond Awards will be announced. This free event will be broadcast on ASGM at the leader in providing live online Southern Gospel concerts.

If you have not yet voted for your favorite artist, please go to to cast your vote for your favorite artist. The SGN Scoops has reported that they have received the highest vote totals to date. This will be an incredible evening of good Southern Gospel Music, as well as an exciting night when you see and hear your favorite artist receive a nomination for a coveted SGN Scoops’ Diamond Award. Mark this date in your calendar and be sure to join us!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Creekside Gospel Music Convention On Facebook

Hey Creekside Friend! Did you know there is an official Creekside Facebook Page? You can find it HERE. Click on the page and read all the fun and exciting Creekside news. Be sure to invite all your friends to stop by as well. You can do that here:

Friday, February 7, 2014

Creekside Gospel Music Convention Welcomes Morris Music Group

Pigeon Forge, TN (February 7, 2014) - SGN Scoops Magazine welcomes a new guest to the 2014 Creekside Gospel Music Convention this November. The three-day event in Pigeon Forge that features Gospel, Country and Bluegrass music will now feature the Morris Music Group from Alabama, an organization that is quickly growing into one of Gospel's outstanding record companies. The Morris Music Group which represents such artists as The Steeles, Eagle's Wings, Hope's Journey and Jay Parrack and Vocal Event, will be hosting a Showcase on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014.
Kelly Morris, CEO and Owner of Morris Music Group, says that MMG is thrilled to be part of Creekside this year. "We are very excited about what God is doing with Morris Music Group and can't wait to share our artists with the Creekside crowd!" says Morris. Co-owner and Director of Radio Promotions for MMG, Vonda Easley, adds, "I had the opportunity to attend Creekside in 2013 and was very impressed. Rob Patz put on a great event with some awesome, talented artists."

Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media Group and publisher of SGN Scoops Magazine, is happy to welcome MMG to the Creekside family. "Creekside is growing each year, creating wonderful, memorable moments and engaging fans in a fantastic three-day experience of good music and fellowship. It truly is a spiritual retreat for many, including our artists. We welcome the many fans and artists that are planning on joining us for the first time in 2014, including our friends at the Morris Music Group. It's going to be a great Convention!"

Creekside Gospel Music Convention will run from November 3rd to 5th in The Smoky Mountain Convention Center with such highlights as The 2014 Diamond Awards, Lou Hildreth's Night of Honor, Old Fashioned Gospel Singing with Artists' Choir, as well as a daily chapel service and afternoon showcases. For more information, latest news and artists scheduled to appear, visit the Creekside page on Facebook, here: . Artists wishing to participate, please email 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Creekside 2014 Update

By Rhonda Frye


We are still praising the Lord for a successful 2013 Creekside! Believe it or not, the planning for 2014’s
convention started before we left Pigeon Forge. We are praying for God’s continued blessing as we
strive to reach more people for Christ and introduce our music to new fans. We are thankful for the
growth we’ve seen thus far and are confident that “He that began a good work will complete it!” The dates for 2014 are: November 3rd, 4th, & 5th Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Stay tuned to our website and social media outlets for more news and information.and the location will remain at the Smoky Mountain


We are thrilled with each passing year at the level of participation in the Diamond Awards voting  process. Although we surpassed voting records this past year, we still are frequently asked how artists are nominated. Please help us spread the word that the Diamond Awards are fan-based from the nomination process all the way until voters choose the winners. The first round of voting opens January 3, 2014. At the time, everyone is on equal ground. At the end of round one, we take the top ten names in each category, compile a list, and then we open round two. At the closing of round two voting, we then take the top five names and then the winners are picked from those choices. Again- the fans choose the nominees and winners, so let your voice be heard! Please remember to share the voting link on your website and all social media outlets.


We’re blessed that God has allowed great relationships to evolve among our family of participating
artists. Friendships have been built, business relationships have been established and for that we are
grateful. Several of our artists have already reserved a booth for next year. If you would like to participate as an artist, email Rob Patz at for registration information.


There are numerous tasks involved in planning and executing an event. If you would like to volunteer through various promotional activities throughout the year, or with onsite tasks during the convention, please email Rhonda at


From the time we first started planning our Gospel Music Convention, it was important to us to reach
beyond the walls of the convention center with the good news of Christ. In 2011, we partnered with LIVE-IT, a local organization in Sevierville and helped stock their community thrift store. In 2012, we teamed up with LOVE A CHILD and provided hot meals to children in Haiti. We ask that you keep us in your prayers as we seek God’s direction as we select an outreach ministry for 2014.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

We Miss Creekside