Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Creekside 2019 welcomes the Hyssongs - America's Three Part Harmony

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. -- Creekside Gospel Music Convention is pleased to welcome back the Hyssongs to their 2019 lineup. This annual event features over 50 gospel music artists with Southern, Bluegrass, and Country styles all represented. The Hyssongs return to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, during the Convention dates of Oct. 27 - 31, at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center.
 
Richard Hyssong notes, "We are looking forward to returning to Creekside. Our family will be singing our radio hits along with playing our brass instruments. We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting many new ones as well."
 
The Hyssongs recent No. 1 songs include:  “Run the Race,” “I Tell Them Jesus,” and “Let the Hallelujahs Ring."
 
"We are really excited to have the Hyssongs back with us again this year at Creekside," says Rob Patz, owner of the event. "Richard and I have been friends for a long time, and we always have a good time together. His group has made great strides in the last few years, and our audience always loves their songs and their horns. We hope all our friends will make plans now to come to see the Hyssongs in October."
 
Creekside 2019 will be held in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Oct. 27 - 31. The event features the 2019 Diamond Awards, daily showcases and evening concerts, special speakers, and midnight prayer. For more information on lodging, VIP tickets, and convention details, contact Rob Patz at rob@sgnscoops.com, or at 360-933-0741. For news and event updates, click on the Creekside Facebook page.
 
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Down East Boys to appear at Creekside 2019

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. -- Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2019 is in the planning stages after a very successful 2018 event. Rob Patz, owner and director, is thrilled to announce that the Down East Boys from North Carolina will be appearing at the 2019 event, to be held from Oct. 27 - 31 in the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

The Down East Boys are currently enjoying the success of their single release, "Beat-Up Bible," from the album, "One Day In The Past." Members include Doug Pittman, Ricky Carden, Daryl Paschal and newest member, bass singer Zac Barham.

Ricky Carden has been with the DEB for 28 years. "I am excited to be a part of Creekside 2019," says Carden. "I have watched this event grow over the past few years and am honored to be included in the great list of artists!"

Patz is thrilled that the DEB have already signed on for 2019, on top of all the great artists returning from 2018. "I have always wanted Ricky and his boys to appear on the Creekside stage," says Patz. "I know they will be welcomed into the Creekside family with open arms."

Creekside Gospel Music Convention is an annual event held in Pigeon Forge, featuring over 50 artists, daytime showcases, evening concerts, the Dr. Jerry Goff Honors, Diamond Awards and Midnight Prayer.  For more information, call Rob Patz at 360 - 933 - 0741.

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Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2019 Update

In its eighth year, Creekside Gospel Music Convention has come into its own at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Hundreds of people who have attended all of the events will be returning to the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, to stay for the entire five nights and four days of music, laughter and family, on Oct. 27 - 31, 2019. Always seeing new faces because of the variety of music and the accessibility of the artists, the convention this year is developing into an even more delightful experience for all attendees.

Creekside 2019 is on the brink of surpassing past years’ attendance levels from the amount of interest already shown. VIP tickets are already being sought, many rooms at the Ramada Inn are booked and bus groups are planning their visit to this vacation town. Pigeon Forge, of course, offers plenty of activities for those who come early or stay after the event, from tourist attractions to dining to nature hikes in the Smoky Mountains. But for the hard-core Creekside fan, it’s all about the music.

One of the headliners already announced for this year is the Down East Boys. The Boys have been charting with great Southern gospel songs, and members Doug Pittman, Ricky Carden, Daryl Paschal and Zac Barham, are looking forward to their first time at the event. Carden, member of the Boys for over 30 years, says, “I am excited to be a part of Creekside 2019. I have watched this event grow over the past few years and am honored to be included in the great list of artists!”

Answered Prayer attended Creekside in 2018 and member Nikki Bernardo notes: “My first thought was ‘Wow!’ I felt like I was just visiting home if that makes sense. And I had never been there. The atmosphere resembles so much of like being with family. Anointed singing, lots of chatter among great friends we haven’t seen in a while, radio stations interviewing fellow artists in the back, and hey, I can get a whole new wardrobe in the corner from the Chandlers. Not only is it a beautiful event, just take a step outside and (see) how beautiful the location (is). Everyone was so gracious and polite. You could really tell that major preparation went into this event. We appreciate all you do to make this happen. I loved it and so did my family. Just let me know if I can ever do anything to help.”

Donnie Williamson, of the popular family group, the Williamsons, is thrilled to be a part of this function. “Creekside is the best of the convention type events,” he says. “The quality of the program and the family atmosphere is unsurpassed.”

“There is no way I can begin to thank God for this past week at Creekside,” said Mike McCrelles, solo artist, after Creekside 2018. “I can't begin to name the friends, both old and new, that I spent the week with. There have been many laughs, some tears, but most of all fellowship. Thank you, everyone!”

“Creekside to me is like going to my mamaw and pawpaw’s for Christmas,” Bobby Richards of New Journey Radio says with a smile. “Oh, I enjoy going to other family members’ houses, but going to my mamaw and pawpaw’s was special. That's how I feel about Creekside.”

The last Sunday of October usually sees the start of Creekside as the Kickoff Concert in the evening welcomes the early guests. Monday, the load-in begins for the groups, as well as the first daily showcase. The evening concert hosts the Life Achievement award for one special music industry leader. Thus begins the week of Southern gospel, Christian country and Bluegrass gospel music, as well as all notes that bridge the genres. Music day and night, midnight prayer and special preaching continue until Thursday night.

“This year will feature many new surprises,” says Rob Patz, owner of Creekside Gospel Music Convention. “If I gave them away now, where would the fun be in that? Just come. And bring a friend.”

Make your plans to attend Creekside Gospel Music Convention, taking place Oct. 27 - Oct. 31, 2019, at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. For more information or to book your hotel, contact rob@sgnscoops.com or call 1 (360) 933-0741‬.








Friday, May 4, 2018

Diamond Award Top Ten Nominees

Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2018 Update by Lorraine Walker


Pigeon Forge, Tenn., will echo with the sound of gospel music this fall
as the Creekside Gospel Music Convention returns to the Smoky Mountain Convention Center
for the sixth year, from Oct. 28 through Nov. 1.


Creekside hosts keynote speakers, more than 40 musical guests, unique events and a large exhibit hall.
C.T. Townsend is one of the speakers invited to address the Creekside audience.
Townsend is a young preacher whose ability to reach people of all ages with the
message of Jesus has brought about revival and allowed the presence God to change lives.


Gospel music artists appearing include the Jordan Family Band, the Williamsons, the Pine Ridge Boys,
Mark209, Hope’s Journey, Children of the Promise, Eagle’s Wings, the Chandlers, Mercy Rain,
Day Three, the Riders, the Coffmans, the Bates Family, Hazel Sain, the Connells, the Journeys,
the McKay Project, Sacred Harmony, and many more.


One of the unique events this year is the Alabama Quartet Convention Road Revival,
which is coming to Creekside on Oct. 31 from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.
The event will be headlined by Barry Rowland and Deliverance and will also showcase
other Alabama ministries.


The Creekside schedule is full each day, featuring musical showcases, evening concerts,
the Jerry Goff Honors, the 2018 Diamond Awards and the Red Back Hymnal Choir.
Midnight prayer is also planned for each evening.


SGNScoops recently announced the top 10 nominees for the 2018 Diamond Awards,
to be presented on Oct. 29. The award evening is full of wonderful music, surprise guests
and memorable moments, all made special through the emcee talents of Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff.
Fans can vote for their favorite artists from the top 10 nominees on the
SGNScoops website, HERE


The top 10 nominees for the 2018 Diamond Awards are:


J. D. Sumner Living Legend Award: Peg McKamey, Tim Greene, Jimmy Blackwood,
Roger Talley, Mike Holcomb, Elaine Wilburn, Gerald Williams, Tim Riley, Ed Hill, Reagan Riddle

Mixed Group Of The Year: the Hoppers, the Williamsons, the Collingsworth Family,
Karen Peck and New River, the Freemans, 11th Hour, the Hyssongs, the Whisnants,
the Nelons, the Mylon Hayes Family


Quartet of the Year: Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, LeFevre Quartet, Triumphant, Gold City,
the Kingsmen,  the Mark Trammell Quartet, Tribute Quartet, Master's Voice, Pine Ridge Boys,
Down East Boys

Trio of the Year:  Master’s Promise, the Talleys, Karen Peck and New River, Jeff and Sheri Easter,
Jim Brady Trio, the Guardians, the Martins, the Hyssongs, 11th Hour, Brian Free and Assurance

Duet of the Year: the Tacketts, Josh and Ashley Franks, McKay Project, Blake and Jenna Bolerjack,
Broken Vessels, Aaron and Amanda Crabb, Zane and Donna King, the Singing Contractors,
C. T. and Becky Townsend, the Schofields

Female Vocalist of the Year: Sheri Easter, Karen Peck , Ashley Franks, Lauren Talley, Kim Hopper,
Lisa Williamson, Taranda Greene, Amber Nelon Thompson, Chris Freeman, Ava Kasich
Male Vocalist of the Year: Jason Crabb, Joseph Habedank, Matt Felts, Ivan Parker, Jim Sheldon,
Christian Davis, Mike Bowling, David Phelps, Michael English, Pat Barker

Sunrise Award: Peter Christie, Jason Davidson, Tonja Rose, Alex Utech, Lisa Ferguson,
Kennedy Hayes, Canaan Coffman, Allen Kendall, Randa Jordan, Fayth Lore

Sunrise Duet of the Year: Rocky and Gail Smith, Chronicle, South of Heaven,
Blake and Jenna Bolerjack, the Peyton Sisters, the LeBeaus, the Padgetts, Crosby Lane,
the Tacketts, Austin and Ethan Whisnant

Sunrise Trio of the Year: Master’s Promise, the Coffmans, Day Three, the Riders,
Children of the Promise, Purpose, the Jordan Family Band, Westward Road, the Wisecarvers,
the Sheltons

Sunrise Quartet of the Year: Brothers 4, GloryWay Quartet, the Chordsmen, ClearVision Quartet,
Promised Land, Redeemed Quartet, Jordan's Bridge, Music City Show Quartet, Zion's Way Quartet,
the Lore Family

Christian Country Group of the Year: the Tacketts, Mark 209, the Freemans, HighRoad, de la Croix,
the Jordan Family Band, the Amundruds, BloodBought, McKay Project,
Kevin Rowe and the Prodigal Sons


Anthony Burger Instrumentalist of the Year: Tim Kinchen, Josh Singletary, Jeff Stice,
Gordon Mote, Sarah Davison, Andy Stringfield, Corey Pearson, Kim Collinsworth,
Tim Menzies, Trey Ivey

Dottie Rambo Songwriter of the Year: Lisa Williamson, Dixie Phillips, Kenna West,
Phil Cross, Mark Bishop, Gerald Crabb, Shane Roark, Dianne Wilkinson, Joseph Habedank,
Sue C. Smith

Bluegrass Gospel Male Artist of the Year: Matthew Wilson, Peter Christie, Roger Johnson,
Bradley Walker, Tim Maze, Andy Wilks, Rodney Johnson, Doyle Lawson, Tim Surrett,
Reagan Riddle

Bluegrass Gospel Female Artist of the Year: Debra Wilson, Tammy Jones Robinette,
Shona Wilkes Smith, Lizzy Long, Madison Daily, Emily Grace Reith, Becky Rochester,
Brooke Aldridge, Kaila Wisecarver, Deborah Johnson

Bluegrass Gospel Group of the Year: Eagle's Wings, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver,
Heaven's Mountain Band, Bama Blu-grace, the Farm Hands, Southern Raised, Canaan's Crossing,
HighRoad, Living Waters, Lakeside

Paul Heil Award (Broadcasting): Bruce Edwards, WCGW; Mickey Bell, WXJC;
ReJeana Leeth, WZCT; Lottie Squires, WCKB; Vonda Easley, WPIL; Richard Hyssong, Joy For The Journey;
Dave Taylor, KWFC; Jerry Edgil, WBTG; Richard Chambers, WGUS;
Les Butler, Les Butler and Friends

Gospel Music Today Video/Dvd of the Year: “I'll Keep On Praying,” Heaven’s Mountain Band;
“The First Baseball Game,” Matt Felts; “Behold The Lamb,” Exodus;
“He Can Take It,” Brian Free And Assurance; “Let The Church Arise,” the LeFevre Quartet;
“I Miss Them All,” the Jordan Family Band; “Love Is The Golden Rule,” Michael English;
“I Love You This Much,” the Whisnants; “Hope For All Nations,” Karen Peck and New River;
“Hallelujah, What A Savior,” the Nelons

Bluegrass Gospel Song of the Year: “Born Again,” Peter Christie;
“A Rugged Cross And An Empty Grave,” Eagles Wings;
“I Went Under The Blood,” Heavens Mountain Band;
“Burden Bearer,” Doyle Lawson And Quicksilver; “Wish You Were Here,” Balsam Range;
“How Does It Feel To Be Home,” Bama Blu-grace; “More Than I Could Tell,” Jeff Tolbert;
“Instead,” Southern Raised; “Somebody Prayed For Me,” King James Boys;
“I've Been Touched,” Primitive Quartet

Christian Country Song of the Year: “He Can’t Stop Loving You,” Christian Davis;
“Love Found Me,” Lisa Daggs; “God’s Country,” Michael Lee;
“Heaven Above,” Kevin Rowe and the Prodigals; “We Are Broken,” HighRoad;
“Wingin’ It ,” Bruce Hedrick; “Old School,” Jim Sheldon; “Where I’m Going,” Johnny Rowlett;
“That’s What Jesus Would Do,” Justin Todd Herod; “Looking Back,” Ava Kasich

Sunrise Song of the Year:“Where Did The Wind Go,” Chronicle;
“Trust Me With The Trial,” Matt Felts; “This Is The Day,” the Jordan Family Band;
“Press On,” River’s Edge; “Might Go Home Today,” Day Three;
“Joyous News,” the Lore Family; “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” Parson’s Redeemed;
“Elijah,” the Villines Trio; “Have Faith,” the Journeys; “I Promise You,” Caleb’s Crossing   

Song of the Year: “Hope For All Nations,” Karen Peck And New River;
“Chain Breaker,” Triumphant Quartet; “Prodigals,” the Steeles; “Still,” Greater Vision;
“Here He Comes,” Joseph Habedank; “Put It Into God’s Hands,” the Browders;
“For The Record,” the McKameys; “Let The Hallelujahs Ring,” the Hyssongs;
“He Will Carry You,” Brian Free and Assurance; “God’s Got A Better Plan,” Canton Junction

For more information on Creekside 2018, including keynote speakers, the Diamond Awards
and other special activities, visit www.sgnscoops.com or
www.facebook.com/Creeksidegospelmusicconvention.

For a $25 VIP pass, booth space or other information, contact Rob Patz
by calling 360-933-0741 or by emailing rob@sgnscoops.com.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Creekside Update: CT Townsend to Preach






Pigeon Forge, Tenn., will echo with the sound of gospel music this fall as the Creekside Gospel Music Convention returns to the Smoky Mountain Convention Center for the sixth year, from Oct. 28 through Nov. 1.

Creekside hosts keynote speakers, more than 40 musical guests, unique events and a large exhibit hall. C.T. Townsend is one of the speakers invited to address the Creekside audience. Townsend is a young preacher whose ability to reach people of all ages with the message of Jesus has brought about revival and allowed the presence God to change lives.




Gospel music artists appearing include the Jordan Family Band, the Williamsons, the Pine Ridge Boys, Mark209, Sunday Drive, Hope’s Journey, Children of the Promise, Eagle’s Wings, the Chandlers, Mercy Rain, Day Three, the Riders, the Coffmans, the Bates Family, Hazel Sain, Gloryland, the Connells, the Journeys, the McKay Project, Sacred Harmony, and many more.

One of the unique events this year is the Alabama Quartet Convention Road Revival, which is coming to Creekside on Oct. 31 from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. The event will be hosted by Scott Washam and Amy Dunham, and headlined by Barry Rowland and Deliverance as well as other Alabama ministries.




The Creekside schedule is full each day, featuring musical showcases, evening concerts, the Jerry Goff Honors, the 2018 Diamond Awards and the Red Back Hymnal Choir. Midnight prayer is also planned for each evening.

SGNScoops recently announced the top 10 nominees for the 2018 Diamond Awards, to be presented on Oct. 29. The award evening is full of wonderful music, surprise guests and memorable moments, all made special through the emcee talents of Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff. Fans can vote for their favorite artists from the top 10 nominees on the SGNScoops website, www.sgnscoops.com.

The top 10 nominees for the 2018 Diamond Awards are:


J. D. Sumner Living Legend Award: Peg McKamey, Tim Greene, Jimmy Blackwood, Roger Talley, Mike Holcomb, Elaine Wilburn, Gerald Williams, Tim Riley, Ed Hill, Reagan Riddle

Mixed Group Of The Year: the Hoppers, the Williamsons, the Collingsworth Family, Karen Peck and New River, the Freemans, 11th Hour, the Hyssongs, the Whisnants, the Nelons, the Mylon Hayes Family




Quartet of the Year: Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, LeFevre Quartet, Triumphant, Gold City, the Kingsmen, the Mark Trammell Quartet, Tribute Quartet, Master's Voice, Pine Ridge Boys, Down East Boys

Trio of the Year: Master’s Promise, the Talleys, Karen Peck and New River, Jeff and Sheri Easter, Jim Brady Trio, the Guardians, the Martins, the Hyssongs, 11th Hour, Brian Free and Assurance

Duet of the Year: the Tacketts, Josh and Ashley Franks, McKay Project, Blake and Jenna Bolerjack, Broken Vessels, Aaron and Amanda Crabb, Zane and Donna King, the Singing Contractors, C. T. and Becky Townsend, the Schofields

Female Vocalist of the Year: Sheri Easter, Karen Peck , Ashley Franks, Lauren Talley, Kim Hopper, Lisa Williamson, Taranda Greene, Amber Nelon Thompson, Chris Freeman, Ava Kasich





Male Vocalist of the Year: Jason Crabb, Joseph Habedank, Matt Felts, Ivan Parker, Jim Sheldon, Christian Davis, Mike Bowling, David Phelps, Michael English, Pat Barker

Sunrise Award: Peter Christie, Jason Davidson, Tonja Rose, Alex Utech, Lisa Ferguson, Kennedy Hayes, Canaan Coffman, Allen Kendall, Randa Jordan, Fayth Lore

Sunrise Duet of the Year: Rocky and Gail Smith, Chronicle, South of Heaven, Blake and Jenna Bolerjack, the Peyton Sisters, the LeBeaus, the Padgetts, Crosby Lane, the Tacketts, Austin and Ethan Whisnant

Sunrise Trio of the Year: Master’s Promise, the Coffmans, Day Three, the Riders, Children of the Promise, Purpose, the Jordan Family Band, Westward Road, the Wisecarvers, the Sheltons

Sunrise Quartet of the Year: Brothers 4, GloryWay Quartet, the Chordsmen, ClearVision Quartet, Promised Land, Redeemed Quartet, Jordan's Bridge, Music City Show Quartet , Zion's Way Quartet, the Lore Family

Christian Country Group of the Year: the Tacketts, Mark 209, the Freemans, HighRoad, de la Croix, the Jordan Family Band, the Amundruds, BloodBought, McKay Project, Kevin Rowe and the Prodigal Sons




Anthony Burger Instrumentalist of the Year: Tim Kinchen, Josh Singletary, Jeff Stice, Gordon Mote, Sarah Davison, Andy Stringfield, Corey Pearson, Kim Collinsworth, Tim Menzies, Trey Ivey

Dottie Rambo Songwriter of the Year: Lisa Williamson, Dixie Phillips, Kenna West, Phil Cross, Mark Bishop, Gerald Crabb, Shane Roark, Dianne Wilkinson, Joseph Habedank, Sue C. Smith

Bluegrass Gospel Male Artist of the Year: Matthew Wilson, Peter Christie, Roger Johnson, Bradley Walker, Tim Maze, Andy Wilks, Rodney Johnson, Doyle Lawson, Tim Surrett, Reagan Riddle

Bluegrass Gospel Female Artist of the Year: Debra Wilson, Tammy Jones Robinette, Shona Wilkes Smith, Lizzy Long, Madison Daily, Emily Grace Reith, Becky Rochester, Brooke Aldridge, Kaila Wisecarver, Deborah Johnson

Bluegrass Gospel Group of the Year: Eagle's Wings, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Heaven's Mountain Band, Bama Blu-grace, the Farm Hands, Southern Raised, Canaan's Crossing, HighRoad, Living Waters, Lakeside

Paul Heil Award (Broadcasting): Bruce Edwards, WCGW; Mickey Bell, WXJC; Rejena Leeth, WZCT; Lottie Squires, WCKB; Vonda Easley, WPIL; Richard Hyssong, Joy For The Journey;
Dave Taylor, KWFC; Jerry Edgil, WBTG; Richard Chambers, WGUS; Les Butler, Les Butler and Friends

Gospel Music Today Video/Dvd of the Year: “I'll Keep On Praying,” Heaven’s Mountain Band; “The First Baseball Game,” Matt Felts; “Behold The Lamb,” Exodus; “He Can Take It,” Brian Free And Assurance; “Let The Church Arise,” the LeFevre Quartet; “I Miss Them All,” the Jordan Family Band; “Love Is The Golden Rule,” Michael English; “I Love You This Much,” the Whisnants; “Hope For All Nations,” Karen Peck and New River; “Hallelujah, What A Savior,” the Nelons

Bluegrass Gospel Song of the Year: “Born Again,” Peter Christie; “A Rugged Cross And An Empty Grave,” Eagles Wings; “I Went Under The Blood,” Heavens Mountain Band; “Burden Bearer,” Doyle Lawson And Quicksilver; “Wish You Were Here,” Balsam Range; “How Does It Feel To Be Home,” Bama Blu-grace; “More Than I Could Tell,” Jeff Tolbert; “Instead,” Southern Raised; “Somebody Prayed For Me,” King James Boys; “I've Been Touched,” Primitive Quartet

Christian Country Song of the Year: “He Can’t Stop Loving You,” Christian Davis; “Love Found Me,” Lisa Daggs; “God’s Country,” Michael Lee; “Heaven Above,” Kevin Rowe and the Prodigals; “We Are Broken,” HighRoad; “Wingin’ It ,” Bruce Hedrick; “Old School,” Jim Sheldon; “Where I’m Going,” Johnny Rowlett; “That’s What Jesus Would Do,” Justin Todd Herod; “Looking Back,” Ava Kasich

Sunrise Song of the Year:“Where Did The Wind Go,” Chronicle; “Trust Me With The Trial,” Matt Felts; “This Is The Day,” the Jordan Family Band; “Press On,” River’s Edge; “Might Go Home Today,” Day Three; “Joyous News,” the Lore Family; “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” Parson’s Redeemed; “Elijah,” the Villines Trio; “Have Faith,” the Journeys; “I Promise You,” Caleb’s Crossing

Song of the Year: “Hope For All Nations,” Karen Peck And New River; “Chain Breaker,” Triumphant Quartet; “Prodigals,” the Steeles; “Still,” Greater Vision; “Here He Comes,” Joseph Habedank; “Put It Into God’s Hands,” the Browders; “For The Record,” the McKameys; “Let The Hallelujahs Ring,” the Hyssongs; “He Will Carry You,” Brian Free and Assurance; “God’s Got A Better Plan,” Canton Junction

For more information on Creekside 2018, including keynote speakers, the Diamond Awards and other special activities, visit www.sgnscoops.com or www.facebook.com/Creeksidegospelmusicconvention. For a $25 VIP pass, booth space or other information, contact Rob Patz by calling 360-933-0741 or by emailing rob@sgnscoops.com.

Friday, November 17, 2017

2017 Diamond Awards at Creekside Gospel Music Convention



A special part of every year’s Creekside is the Diamond Awards ceremony on Tuesday night. The 2017 Diamond Awards were hosted by Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff, with many artists presenting awards. Some of the guest artists appearing during the evening included Brian Free and Assurance, the Hyssongs and the Williamsons.

Special thanks to Jean and Ken Grady from Gospel Music Today for working with Rob Patz, owner of SGNScoops, to produce the 2017 Diamond Awards.

We so appreciate Pat Mathis and all of the WATC TV family from Atlanta, Georgia who came to film the Creekside event at Pigeon Forge. We look forward to the televising of the program, both on television and online at WATC-TV.

And the winners for the 2017 Diamond Awards are…

The J.D. Sumner Living Legend: Brian Free
Mixed Group of the Year: The Williamsons
Quartet of the Year: Triumphant Quartet
Trio of the Year: The Hyssongs
Duet of the Year: Broken Vessels
Female Vocalist of the Year: Kelly Nelon Clark
Male Vocalist of the Year: Jason Crabb
Sunrise Award: Matt Felts
Sunrise Trio of the Year: Sacred Harmony
Sunrise Quartet of the Year: Old time Preachers Quartet
Song of the Year: “Somebody’s Miracle” - Brian Free and Assurance
Album of the Year: “Nature’s Symphony in 432” - The Isaacs
Christian Country Group of the Year: Mark209
Anthony Burger Instrumentalist of the Year: Jeff Stice
Dottie Rambo Songwriter of the Year: Kenna West
Bluegrass Gospel Album of the Year: “This Ole’ House of Mine” - Heaven’s Mountain Band
Bluegrass Gospel Song of the Year: “I’ll Ride This Ship to Shore” - Heaven’s Mountain Band
Bluegrass Gospel Male Artist of the Year: Tim Maze
Bluegrass Gospel Female Artist of the Year: Debra Wilson
Bluegrass Gospel Group of the Year: Eagle’s Wings
Gospel Music Today Video/DVD of the Year: “Live in Bessemer” - New Ground
Favorite Industry Website: WATC TV Channel 57
Paul Heil Award for Broadcasting: Mickey Bell - WXIC
Publisher’s Choice Award: John Whisnant

Congratulations to each of our Diamond Award winners and nominees. All of the artists that give of their time and talents to present quality music that glorifies the Lord are winners in our eyes. Thanks to each and every one of you.

Special mention goes to all of our award presenters, photographers and all who worked behind the scenes to make this evening possible.

Next month we will have the roundup of events and pictures from Creekside 2017. If you missed it, next year’s event is Oct. 28 to Nov. 1, 2018 at the Smoky Mountain Resort, Pigeon Forge, Tenn. For more information contact event convener and Coastal Media CEO, Rob Patz at 360-933-0741.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

VIP For Christmas

It's less than six weeks until Christmas. Are you looking for a unique gift for the gospel music lover on your list? How about a VIP pass to one of the fastest growing musical events in southern gospel? Creekside Gospel Music Convention celebrates its sixth anniversary in 2018 and this year will be bigger and better than ever. A $25 VIP pass for the best seats, best giveaways and best surprises Creekside has to offer will show that loved one how much you care. If you want your loved one to feel like a Very Important Person this Christmas, c If you are interested in purchasing your $25 VIP ticket call Rob at 360 933 0741 Or You Can Buy Below