Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Guardians to appear at Creekside Gospel Music Convention


Pigeon Forge, TN - The Guardians from Ohio are the newest artist  scheduled to appear at Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge, TN. This male trio, consisting of Dean Hickman, Dale Uhrig and John Darin Rowsey have had several songs on the national charts, with their latest single entitled "Somebody Prays," also charting. 
"The Guardians are a fantastic trio and we are thrilled that they will be our 2015 Diamond Awards Spotlight Artist!" says Rob Patz of SGN Scoops, one of the sponsors of this event. "The guys will be with us for all four days and I know the Creekside audiences will embrace them and their ministry. I am so looking forward to this event and I hope that all Guardians fans make their plans today to join us!"

The Convention has already announced several artists who will be performing, including The Freemans, Jordan's Bridge, The Hoskins Family, John Lanier, Exodus, Dr. Jerry Goff and more. 
Make your plans now to be at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention, held on November 2nd through 5th at Pigeon Forge, TN. Fans are encouraged to reserve their tickets early. For ticket and lodging information, contact Rob Patz at rob@sgnscoops.com or 360-920-4057. For more information visit http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Creekside Gospel Music Convention Update

Creekside Gospel Music Convention is getting ever closer and we have some exciting news to share this month. You know by now that Creekside tickets are free but must be reserved. Please make your plans to join us in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee on November 2nd through 5th at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center.
We are thrilled this month to tell you about the Showcases being held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the day at Creekside. Chapel Valley Records, Ava Kasich and Vonda Easley of Hey Y’all Media are working together to bring some wonderful artists to the daytime stage. Ava comments, "This will be my third year at Creekside Gospel Convention and every year it gets better and better. The atmosphere of worship is wonderful and the addition of the Midnight Prayer is icing on the cake. Can't wait to see what God has planned for us all this year! See you there!” Vonda notes, “I had such an awesome time working with Ava Kasich during the showcases at Southern Gospel Weekend in Oxford, Alabama and I am thrilled to get to do this again at Creekside Gospel Music Convention. This is going to be a great time and just look at some the artists participating: The Hoskins Family, From The Ashes, Exodus, John Lanier, The Riders, Majesty III, Malachi, Ascension Quartet, Clear Vision Quartet, Drummond Family, Webb Quartet and Billy Hodges.”



*******Breaking News******** 
We interrupt this Creekside Update to share with you another artist that has just been welcomed back to the Creekside stage: The Freemans will return to share with us their wonderful, unique music and faith-filled songs. Don't miss this talented family as they return to Creekside!
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As is our custom at Creekside, on Monday night is the Lou Hildreth Honors gala. Lou Hildreth joins us to celebrate the life of a guest artist that has done great things in Gospel music. Stay tuned to find out who this year’s honoree is!
Tuesday night we will present the 2015 Diamond Awards. You won’t want to miss this evening where we honor the best in Gospel music. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Jerry Goff and Little Jan as our hosts for this special evening. The Diamond Award voting continues now on the SGN Scoops website, so drop by to click on the link and vote for your favorites in The Diamond Awards Top Ten. Make sure your voice is heard and vote today! www.sgnscoops.com/2015-diamond-awards.
Every day and night of Creekside will feature great music, inspiring testimonies and a special Red Back Hymnal choir on one evening. If you like to hang out with your favorite artists, the Exhibit Hall will be filled with artist booths and the singers waiting to chat with you.
This year we have VIP Packages, which include lodging, tickets and special events. VIP guests will be invited to a special backstage party as well. Keep watching for more exciting announcements. Don’t miss four days of great Gospel music, fellowship and fun. Artists and attendees, please call Rob Patz for more information at 360-920-4057 or email him at rob@sgnscoops.com.


Live Creekside Updates Every Week!

Rob Patz of Coastal Media has been chatting with Vonda Easley of Strictly Southern With Vonda Easley, live on the air every week, bringing updates about Creekside. Be sure to listen to Strictly Southern With Vonda Easley, which can be heard every Friday at 10am CST on www.wpilfm.com.

Accomodations
Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2015 rates starting as low as $176 Per Person* (Based On Double Occupancy.) Call Rob at 360 933 0741 to reserve your room today.

Final Notes

Creekside Gospel Music Convention would like to hear from you! Tell us what you want to see and hear in November. Creekside also needs your help. If you would like to volunteer through various promotional activities throughout the year, or with onsite tasks during the convention, please email Rob at rob@sgnscoops.com. For more information, latest news and artists scheduled to appear, visit the Creekside page on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/Creeksidegospelmusicconvention .

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Get Your Room For Creekside 2015

Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2015  Rates Starting As Low As $176 Per Person* Based On Double Occupancy

Call Rob At 360 933 0741 To Reserve Your Room Today

Monday, April 27, 2015

Creekside Gospel Music Convention Update

Welcome to the update for 2015 Creekside Gospel Music Convention! Can you believe that Creekside is only Seven months away? We hope that you are including this great event in your vacation plans for this year. Creekside runs from November 2nd through November 5th at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. There will be lots of music, fellowship, fun and food!
Creekside annual events include the Lou Hildreth Honors on Monday night. This past year, Lou Hildreth honored Willie Wynn. In 2015, the honoree will be…but I can’t tell you yet because it’s a secret! Stay tuned to this page for more information!
The Diamond Awards take place on Tuesday night with many special guests. See below for the Road to the 2015 Diamond Awards.
Other events include showcases and an evening of choir singing. New for 2014 was the evening Midnight Prayer. This is sure to be repeated in 2015! Perhaps even the Great Doughnut Caper…again, check back here for the latest information.
Creekside artists will be performing every night, as well as in showcases during the day. For more information on Creekside including ticket information, click on to www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com or to the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Creeksidegospelmusicconvention .
Are you interested in volunteering at Creekside? We would love to have your help! If you can’t be there, we can even use your assistance prior to the event. Please email Rob Patz at rob@sgnscoops.com.
Artists interested in being a part of Creekside 2015, please email Rob Patz at rob@sgnscoops.com or call 306-920-4057.

The Road to the 2015 Diamond Awards

 We are traveling the Road to the 2015 Diamond Awards during this nomination period, by highlighting the definition of each award category on the SGN Scoops website. Be sure to visit the website at www.sgnscoops.com regularly to see the latest posting on this series. We outline who is eligible for each award and also tell you who the 2014 winner was for that category.
            After March 31, the list of nominees will be posted on the site and fans will then nominate their favorites from this list, with a maximum of five names nominated per award. In this way, the field of nominees will be narrowed to 10, voted on by fans once more and then narrowed to five. This final list of five will then be voted on by fans to find the one winner for each award.
            You can vote soon on the Diamond Awards Top Ten! Keep watching for the Top Ten announcements. The 2015 Diamond Awards Nominations can be found at  www.sgnscoops.com/2015-diamond-awards.
Make your plans now to join us for the 2015 Diamond Awards during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee from November 2nd through 5th, 2015. For more information visit www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com
The Diamond Awards are hosted by SGN Scoops digital magazine and Coastal Media Group.


We hope to see you at the 2015 Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Creekside 2015 Gospel Music Convention Welcomes Majesty III

Creekside 2015 Gospel Music Convention Welcomes Majesty III to the daytime showcases.....
Majesty III will sing at 10:22 AM in both showcases....
Welcome!
(Nightly concert times will be announced later)

Find Out More About Creekside On Facebook Here

Monday, November 17, 2014

Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2015 - A Small Peek...

For those of you who can't wait until Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2015, here is a small peek about the details of the Event of the Year. You don't want to miss this...

DATES: November 2nd through 5th, 2015

LOCATION: Creekside returns to Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This resort provides special pricing for those attending the Convention. Rooms can be reserved by phone at: 1-800-223-
6707 or local call 865-908-3015.

EVENTS: Creekside annual events include the Lou Hildreth Honors on Monday night. This year, Lou Hildreth honored Willie Wynn. The Diamond Awards take place on Tuesday night with many special guests. See elsewhere on this blog for the 2014 Diamond Awards. Other events include showcases and an evening of choir singing. New for 2014 was the evening Midnight Prayer. This is sure to be repeated in 2015! Creekside artists will be performing every night, as well as in showcases during the day. Stay tuned to this blog for more news!







FOR MORE INFORMATION: Be sure to watch this blog, SGN Scoops monthly digital magazine and the Creekside facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Creeksidegospelmusicconvention/

Creekside Gospel Music Convention is an extension of SGN Scoops digital magazine and Coastal Media Group. 

http://www.sgnscoops.com/

Artists interested in being a part of Creekside 2015, please email Rob Patz at rob@sgnscoops.com



2014 Diamond Award Winners Announced At Creekside Gospel Music Convention




 
Pigeon Forge, TN.(November 5, 2014) – SGN Scoops and Creekside Gospel Music Convention was proud to present the 2014 Diamond Awards on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The gala celebration was hosted by Tim Lovelace and included appearances by The Blackwoods,  Karen Peck and New River, the Dixie Melody Boys, the Freemans and many others. The evening was also filmed by WATC, Channel 57 of Atlanta, Georgia, to be aired/streamed at a later date.

The big winners of the night were Karen Peck and New River, who were honored with Song Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Mixed Group Of The Year and Trio Of The Year. Karen Peck Gooch was the 2014 Female Artist Of The Year.

Ken and Jean Grady of Gospel Music Today were award winners and Jean also contributed to the planning of the program. “It was a
Southern Gospel star-studded night in Pigeon Forge at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention Diamond Awards. What a blessing to see so many artists and friends for the annual Awards show.  Although it was a lot of work, it was well worth it as the artists sang and the artists and industry professionals received their awards.”

Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media Group and publisher of SGNScoops, commented, “The Diamond Awards are always a special time of honoring the Gospel artists that fill our world with the music we love,” said Patz. “It’s great to take this opportunity to thank them and to be able to share the ceremony with fans across the nation and the world by internet. We are grateful to Tim Lovelace, our special musical guests and to WATC for

recording the Diamond Awards. We had a great time at the ceremony and we hope everyone will tune in and watch!”

“What an awesome night at the Diamond Awards at Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2014. What a blessing to be a part of such a great event!” said Vonda Easley, from Strictly Southern With Vonda Easley. Vonda is also a vocalist with Hope's Journey and part of the SGN Scoops staff. “The music was amazing and the winners were deserving. I loved it!”

Jonathan Edwards, from Faith’s Journey, is part of the Creekside crew and the voice of SGN Scoops Radio. He stated, “I am always thrilled at the amount of talent that is featured on the Diamond Award program and this year was no different. I am thankful for the opportunity to be a small part of this special event.”

Lorraine Walker, acting editor of SGN Scoops digital magazine, was unable to be present but noted that a lot of work goes into the planning and execution of the Diamond Awards. "Many people have contributed to this year's Diamond Awards event and I am thrilled that it was such a beautiful night. My thanks to the volunteers and staff of Creekside and SGN Scoops for making the Diamond Awards an exceptional evening. Congratulations to each of the very deserving winners!"

The 2014 Diamond Award Winners Are:
J.D. SUMNER LIVING LEGEND AWARD: Ed O’Neal
MIXED GROUP OF THE YEAR: Karen Peck and New River
QUARTET OF THE YEAR: Brian Free and Assurance
TRIO OF THE YEAR: Karen Peck and New River
DUET OF THE YEAR: Aaron and Amanda Crabb
FEMALE SOLOIST OF THE YEAR: Karen Peck Gooch
MALE SOLOIST OF THE YEAR: Jason Crabb
SUNRISE AWARD: 11th Hour
SONG OF THE YEAR: Revival – Karen Peck and New River
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Revival – Karen Peck and New River
CHRISTIAN COUNTRY GROUP OF THE YEAR: The Freemans
CHRISTIAN COUNTRY FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Christy Sutherland
CHRISTIAN COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR: James and Jeff Easter – Like Father, Like Son
ANTHONY BURGER INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR: Gordon Mote
DOTTIE RAMBO SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Jeff Steele
BLUEGRASS GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Doyle Lawson and Quick Silver
VIDEO/DVD OF THE YEAR: Lead Me Home – The Freemans
FAVORITE ARTIST WEBSITE: LeFevre Quartet
FAVORITE INDUSTRY WEBSITE: Gospel Music Today
PAUL HEIL AWARD (Broadcasting): Ken and Jean Grady- Gospel Music Today
CHRISTIAN COUNTRY MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Jason Crabb
LOU HILDRETH AWARD: Tim Lovelace
PUBLISHER’S CHOICE AWARD: Donna Blackwood

Creekside Gospel Music Convention is being held at the Smokey Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee from November 3rd through 6th, 2014. 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. 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/

For more pictures and information on Creekside 2014 please read the November issue of SGN Scoops found at www.sgnscoops.com
For information on Creekside 2015 to be held on November 2-5 2015 at Pigeon Forge TN , visit https://www.facebook.com/Creeksidegospelmusicconvention
Pictures courtesy of Robert York, Michelle Drummond, Meagan Pledger, Karen Peck and New River