Saturday, December 3, 2016

Update On Gatlinburg

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee -Pigeon Forge tourism officials are reinforcing that the city’s many attractions, theaters, restaurants and lodging properties are operating as usual after recent wildfires in the area. The announcement comes after Gatlinburg Mayor Mike Werner encouraged visitation to the area as a show of support.
“If you really want to do something for Gatlinburg, come back and visit us,” Werner said in a Nov. 30 press conference.
“Many of our city’s 6,000 residents, as well as those of our friends and family in Gatlinburg, are dependent on the tourism industry for jobs to care for themselves and their families,” said Leon Downey, Pigeon Forge executive director of tourism. “As our communities move forward, our industry has an obligation to our residents and employees to encourage visitation to the area and sustain our businesses.”
Pigeon Forge businesses were not damaged during this week’s fires, and businesses are operating as usual. The city’s Winterfest festival continues, including several Christmas shows at various theaters. Dollywood theme park reopens on Friday, Dec. 2. Restaurants and lodging properties are operating on normal schedules.
City-wide support includes 30 Pigeon Forge firefighters currently stationed in Wears Valley.
Of the 500 evacuees in Pigeon Forge, fewer than 20 remain in the Pigeon Forge Community Center shelter.
“We are heartbroken by the devastation we’ve seen in Gatlinburg,” said Pigeon Forge City Manager Earlene Teaster. “But I speak on behalf of all our Pigeon Forge tourism partners when I say that we offer our constant prayers and encouragement for everyone affected and stand alongside them as they work to rebuild.”
The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and Tennessee Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (TN VOAD) have set up a call center to provide information for those who would like to donate goods and volunteer to help survivors. For a list of the most-needed items, please visit The call center is staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily; the phone number is 866-586-4483.

To support displaced residents and visitors, Pigeon Forge established a distribution center to disperse donated food and supplies. Located just off the Parkway in Pigeon Forge in the former Boyds Bear building at 149 Cates Lane, the facility is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Chronicle Was At Creekside 2016

Chronicle is from Denham Springs, Louisiana. We formed the group in April 2009 and thank God that we have had the opportunity to sing and minister across the southern United States. Group members are Tim Kinchen, Missy Kinchen and Wendy Lowe. The trio Chronicle will bring great southern and country gospel music along with praise and worship to it's audiences. We use tracks along with saxophone and acoustic guitar.
It is such a privilege and honor for us to work with our producer Ricky Atkinson and Resting Place Music. This partnership along with much prayer has allowed the group to attain great success at radio.
We all attend local churches in the Livingston Parish area, and all have conservative christian values. We believe that salvation only comes through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. We want to thank all who have contributed to the growth and success of Chronicle. Mostly we thank God for opening the doors and providing the means needed, to spread His glorious gospel. Looking forward to ministering at your church or function. 

Find Chronicle HERE

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

2016 Diamond Awards Winners

Dr Jerry And Jan Goff
Pigeon Forge, TN (November 2, 2016) – Creekside Gospel Music Convention was the site for the 2016 Diamond Awards presentation on Tuesday, November 1st. Among the winners present in the Smoky Mountain Resorts auditorium were Ronnie Hinson, Gold City Quartet, Freedom Quartet, The Williamsons, Jeff Stice and more. The gala evening was emceed by Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff and attended by a large enthusiastic crowd.

Ronnie Hinson - 2016 Diamond Awards The 2016 Diamond Award winners are: The J.D. Sumner Living Legend: Ronnie Hinson Mixed Group: Karen Peck and New River Quartet of the Year: Gold City Trio of the Year: Karen Peck and New River Duet of the Year: Josh and Ashley Franks Eagle's Wings at Diamond Awards Eagle’s Wings John Rulapaugh at Diamond Awards John Rulapaugh of Freedom Quartet Female Vocalist of the Year: Sheri Easter Male Vocalist of the Year: Jason Crabb Sunrise Award: The Chandlers Sunrise Trio of the Year: Surrendered Sunrise Quartet of the Year: Freedom Quartet Song of the Year: The Williamsons – “Shout” Album of the Year: The Williamsons – “Tell Somebody” Williamsons at Diamond Awards Williamsons Christian Country Group of the Year: HighRoad Anthony Burger Instrumentalist of the Year: Jeff Stice Dottie Rambo Songwriter of the Year: Gerald Crabb Bluegrass Gospel Album of the Year: Canaan’s Crossing – “Words” fb_img_1478124546253 Bluegrass Gospel Song of the Year: Eagles’ Wings – “When I Wake Up To Sleep No More” Bluegrass Gospel Male Artist of the Year: Tim Maze Bluegrass Gospel Female Artist of the Year: Debra Wilson Bluegrass Gospel Group of the Year: Eagles’ Wings 2016 Diamond Awards Gospel Music Today Video/DVD of the Year: The Bates Family – “Louder Than Nails” Favorite Industry Website: WATC Channel 57 Paul Heil Award for Broadcasting: Vonda Easley – WPIL FM Publishers Choice Award: The Pine Ridge Boys Lou Hildreth Award: JP Miller
Rob Patz

Creekside Gospel Music Convention continues until Thursday November 3rd at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge. Tickets are free and everyone is invited to the last day of the event. For more information and to see pictures of the event, visit the Creekside Facebook page at

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Mark209 Closing Out The Talent Search

Mark 209 closing out the Talent Search at Creekside with In God We Still Trust.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Midnight Prayer At Creekside

Midnight Prayer

2 Chronicles 7:14

14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

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Pine Ridge Boys At Creekside 2016

Pine Ridge Boys At Creekside 2016

The Pine Ridge Boys had the crowd on their feet

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Day One Creekside 2016 A Look Back

Fans gather at Pigeon Forge for four day event

Creekside 2016
Talent Search - Creekside 2016
Creekside 2016 began on Monday, October 31 with an outdoor hot dog roast and a Gospel Music Talent Search. Mark 209 helped to warm up the crowd as well as a special appearance by Superman. You never know who is going to show up at Creekside!
Scott Roberts and the Five O'clock Band opened the evening concert with an enthusiastic crowd gathering from the exhibit hall. Featured artists on Monday evening were Gold City Quartet, a name synonymous with great Quartet music.
Creekside 2016
Talent Search at Creekside 2016
Creekside welcomed Dr. Jerry Goff as he honored Archie Watkins, one of the founding members of the Inspirations. Many of Archie's friends and fans were in the crowd to show their appreciation for his tireless support of Gospel music.
Following the concert, many artists and fans went to various eating establishments and then gathered in the breakfast room at the Ramada Inn for Midnight Prayer, led by Charlie Sexton.
Creekside 2016
Winner of theTalent Search: Dallas Rogers
Today's events continue the excitement with a breakfast event featuring Tim Greene and the Greenes. Tonight, Creekside will host the 2016 Diamond Awards.
Creekside Gospel Music Convention runs until Thursday evening, November 3rd. This is a free event and all music fans in the area are invited to come to the Smoky Mountain Resort for morning showcases and evening concerts.
Creekside 2016
Gold City
Creekside 2016
Gold City Creekside 2016
 tomorrow morning, all eyes will be on the players at the Creekside Classic '16 Golf Tournament. For more information please call Vonda Easley at 256-319-7892.
For more news and pictures visit the Creekside Facebook page.
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