Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2012

        By Rhonda Frye

The 2012 Creekside Gospel Music Convention came to a close, Wednesday, October 31, but great
memories are etched in hearts and minds forever! Friendships were made; achievements were
celebrated as well as awards were presented. We experienced an incredible three days and are already
looking forward to next year’s Creekside Gospel Music Convention! Dates for next year’s event are
October 28, 29, 30. We will gather again in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee at the Smoky Mountain Convention

The Creekside Gospel Music Convention got started off right with prayer and then announcements.
Paul Danis of LIVE-IT spoke briefly about their work in Sevier County and expressed gratefulness for the
raised awareness of the ministry and for the items donated. Channing Eleton then set the tone for the
evening with a beautiful piano prelude.

Phil Cross, Chariot, Promise, Kingston Drive and Channing Eleton blessed the crowd before the
Celebration for Ms. Lou Hildreth began. At 7:00, Channing started the Celebration with “Joyful, Joyful”
and then the evening’s host, Tim Lovelace was introduced. J.P.Miller, coordinator of the night’s
program shared a few comments regarding Lou Hildreth, and then Ms. Lou thanked everyone for

Many friends and family gathered to honor Lou Hildreth for 75 years of outstanding service in the
Gospel Music Industry. Many industry dignitaries were present including representatives from the
Singing News, Christian Voice, Homecoming Magazine and Southern Gospel Times. There was great
music including performances by Phil Cross, Ann Downing, The Blackwoods, Clayton Inman, David
Sutton, Jeff Stice, the Southmen and Ava Kasich as well as memorable video clip messages from Larry
Gatlin, Larry Ford and Bill Gaither. There were special presentations from Dr. Jim Moss, a founder of
PTL, Rick Francis of Singing News Magazine and John Lanier of Christian Voice Magazine.

Smiling continuously, it was obvious Ms. Lou enjoyed every performance, every kind word spoken
and each presentation given! Ms. Lou shares, “My heart is overflowing with THANKS to Rob Patz,
President Coastal Media, and Rhonda Frye, Editor-In-Chief of SGNScoops, for honoring me with
the "Celebration Of 75 Years In Gospel Music.” JP Miller, my TV co-host, helped coordinate the
event, and I basked in the fabulous artists, their music, and their tributes. Pat Mathis and her crew
from Atlanta's TV 57, WATC, taped this memorable evening for a TV special to be shown later. Howard
and I joined our son David, daughter Kathryn, and many family members who were there, in gratitude to
all who joined us in celebrating. May the Glory go to our Heavenly Father who blesses beyond anything
we can ask or imagine!”

There couldn’t been a more fitting closure to the celebration than reading of scripture followed by
worship. Ellen Moss, wife of Dr. Jim Moss held the crowd captivated as she read God’s Word. Many
artists and family members squeezed onto the stage for a finale of “Bless The Lord, Oh My Soul/ How
Great Thou Art” medley.

Reflecting on the special celebration, J.P. Miller shares, “What a great time we had honoring Lou
Hildreth. Artists, fans, and Industry professionals piled into Pigeon Forge to pay tribute to a founder of
the industry we have today. Lou's life is a life lived to bless the Lord.”

Great Gospel Music followed Ms. Lou’s Celebration with performances by Declaration Trio and more.
It was truly an incredible first day at Creekside!

Early Tuesday morning, a few brave souls braved the chilly weather and enjoyed a chapel service.
John Mathis Jr. challenged participants with a message of “Being Faithful In The Small Things.” By noon,
Gospel Music filled the Convention Center once again with performances by Faith’s Journey, Lindsay
Huggins, Jim Sheldon, Logan Smith, Chariot, Shannon Knight and many more wonderful artists! Music
continued throughout the afternoon, right up until time for the Diamond Awards Show.

Excitement filled the room as special guest performers arrived. It was truly a great time of fellowship
and posing for pictures! Special Performances by Watts, Rowsey and Bean, Phil Stacey, the Griffins plus
more kept the audience blessed and entertained leading up to the Diamond Awards Show.

After a few opening words from the owner of Creekside Gospel Music Convention, Rob Patz, the
hosts for the evening, Christy Sutherland and Daniel Ball took the reins of the program. The night
included humor along with great performances from Christy Sutherland, The Ball Brothers, Promise, Phil
Stacey, Declaration, Ann Downing, Watts, Rowsey & Bean, The Williamsons, Logan Smith, David Bryan,
The Porter Family, and Faith’s Journey.

The Diamond Awards in years past has taken a special interest in featuring brand new groups. This
year’s show was no exception. A brand new group, Crosby Lane made their debut and an incredible first
impression. Crosby Lane was received well by the audience.

During the Diamond Awards Show, there was a special acoustic act by two special multi-Diamond
Award Winners who are also songwriter/ artist plus father/ son. Gerald and Jason Crabb moved the
audience with a tender performance of “Sometimes I Cry!” In fact, it was so special; they sang it twice
and the crowd completely “ate it up!” What an experience!

A tearful, yet poised and composed Sheri Easter shared the story of how songwriters Joel Lindsey and
Wayne Haun came to her home as she battled breast cancer and penned the Diamond Award Song of
the Year, “Hear My Heart.” Sheri performed the song beautifully and flawlessly and the crowd loved it!

Throughout the night, final nominees and award winners were announced in 23 different categories.
The Diamond Awards are fan based, fan driven! Be sure to read the complete list of 2012 Diamond
Award Winners, located in this issue of SGNScoops magazine as well as SGNScoops.com. The opening
round of nominations will begin Monday, February 18, 2013. The winners will be announced during the
Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2013.

Fellowship and more gospel music continued following the Diamond Awards bringing day two of the
Creekside Gospel Music Convention to a close.

Wednesday morning, John Mathis Jr. encouraged hearts with a powerful message about the Power of
the Gospel! He reminded us; the simple message of the gospel still penetrates hearts and changes lives.

On Wednesday afternoon and evening, many incredible artists claimed the stage and brought the
house down! Creekside Gospel Music Convention presented fresh and new faces on Wednesday and
other times during the three-day event. What talent was displayed and what sweet spirits rejoiced in
the presence of God! There were several “God-bump” producing performances, for sure!

Ms. Saran Chumley of Renaissance Revival gave an astounding performance of “We Shall Behold
Him” resulting in a standing ovation. Lindsey Huggins made us all proud to be Americans as she sang
“God Bless America” with conviction, beauty and power. Omega teamed up with Kevin Harry delivering
a mighty “Midnight Cry” and Omega, Ally and Rhonda Frye joined Lisa Herald for a hand-clappin’ foot
stompin’ “This Little Light of Mine.”

During the Convention also performing was Bev McCan, Pine Ridge Boys, Hearts of Faith, Renaissance
Revival, In His Image Quartet, Reflection of Grace, Promise, Tony Corner, Paul Parr, Ava Kasich, Ally &
Rhonda Frye, Redemption Road, Truth Trio, and Mark Aldred. Although there is not enough space to
adequately describe each performance, it is safe to say each artist during the entire event gave 100% of
their hearts and souls and performed with excellence!

To sum up the 2012 Creekside Gospel Music Convention….“sweet spirit” comes to mind. This was our
first event, and the sweet spirit of cooperation, flexibility and love toward one another truly ruled. We
believe 2012 was just the beginning and God has great things in store!

There are many people to be thanked! Thank you to Andrea Thone and the entire staff at Smoky
Mountain Convention Center. This staff went over and above exceeding all expectations in the months
leading up to the convention and extended excellence the entire three days!

Thank you to Paul Danis of LIVE-IT for allowing us to partner with your ministry. Also, thank you to
each person that made a donation to this ministry, it was deeply appreciated!

Special thanks to Branham Productions for doing a great job with the difficult task of running the

Thank you to Ken and Jean Grady of Gospel Music Today, to Dale Burress and Southern Style Praise
for media coverage. Also special thanks to Pat Mathis of Channel 57 out of Atlanta for taping Ms. Lou’s
Celebration and the Diamond Awards!

Thank you to our staff at SGNScoops- Angela and Tim Griffin, Holly May, Sandi Duncan Clark, Lorraine
Walker, and Jonathan Edwards along with our friends, Faith Pearcey and J.P. Miller for working many
hours behind the scenes to make the 2012 Creekside Gospel Music Convention a success!

Please make plans to be with us for the Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2013 on October
28,29,30 at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge. Many artists have committed to
return and we’re already working together to make next year’s event even better for all involved.

We’ll see you there, but in the meantime, check our website frequently for updates at http://
www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/ and please invite your friends and family to participate
next year too! Also, check out our photo gallery on the SGNScoops Facebook page!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


SEATTLE, Wa. SGN Scoops presented the 2012 Diamond Awards
at the inaugural Creekside Gospel Music Convention on October 30 at Pigeon Forge,
Tennessee. The awards ceremony was hosted by Daniel Ball of the Ball Brothers along
with singer/songwriter Christy Sutherland and graced with such talent as Gerald and
Jason Crabb, Jeff and Sheri Easter, Phil Stacey, Crosby Lane, David Bryan and Watts,
Rowsey and Bean and several others.
“The Diamond Awards was a wonderful time of uplifting and encouraging the talented
artists in Christian music,” said Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media Group and publisher
of SGN Scoops. “We were honored by incredible performances by all of our featured
artists, as well as great hosting by Christy and Daniel. It’s always an event geared to the
appreciation of our Gospel music friends, but more than that, it’s a time of worship to
God, the Giver of all of our talents. We can’t wait until next year!”
Winners of the 2012 Diamond Awards:
QUARTET OF THE YEAR: Gaither Vocal Band
TRIO OF THE YEAR: The Booth Brothers
DUET OF THE YEAR: Wilburn and Wilburn
SUNRISE AWARD: Beyond the Ashes
SONG OF THE YEAR: “Hear My Heart”, Artist: Jeff and Sheri Easter, Written By:
Sheri Easter, Wayne Haun and Joel Lindsey
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: The Song Lives On, Artist: Jason Crabb
VIDEO/DVD OF THE YEAR: Bill and Gloria Gaither Present: Tent Rival Homecoming,
Gaither Homecoming Series
FAVORITE INDUSTRY WEBSITE: Gospel Music Today, Ken and Jean Grady
PAUL HEIL AWARD (Broadcasting): Jonathan Edwards
LOU HILDRETH AWARD: Rhonda Frye and Patricia Mathis
About Creekside Gospel Music Convention: Creekside Gospel Music Convention
held it’s inaugural event at the Smokey Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge,
Tennessee from October 29 through 31, 2012. 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. Next year’s dates are October 28, 29 and 30th,
2013. For more information on Creekside Gospel Music Convention visit http://
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://

Thursday, November 8, 2012

History of the Diamond Awards

The prestigious Diamond Awards have a history of over 20 years, recognizing the best in Gospel Music from coast to coast. Many of today’s top artists have received Diamond nominations and awards, from Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver to the Booth Brothers to the Hoppers. We are pleased to salute Christian artists who strive to use their talent to the best of their ability and to God’s glory.

The Diamond Awards began in 1991, hosted by Allen Smith and the Gospel Voice Magazine. A Pastor with over 40 years in the ministry, Rev. Allen Smith became involved in Southern Gospel music through concert promotion in the churches where he was ministering. In the mid-90’s he began as a DJ in a radio station in DeSoto, Missouri. He and his church started a southern gospel magazine, which grew quickly and became the Southern Gospel News Magazine. A weekly email newsletter followed, SGN Scoops Ezine. Today the publication is known as SGN Scoops Digital Magazine, and is owned by Coastal Media Group and Rob Patz.

The Diamond Awards were unique at their inception, as the awards are totally fan based. Fans are involved from the initial nominations right to the final choosing of the recipient. These awards were the first to offer online ballots, allowing all fans access to the voting procedure. They were also the first to introduce Industry and Artist Favorite Website Awards, and the first to have a Favorite Duet Award.

This awards program is also known for its support of regional groups, which can and do receive nominations and awards. Regional groups are also a part of the awards ceremony, a program that hosts some of the finest talent in Southern Gospel. The ceremony itself is designed to be a program of recognition but also of worship, as all participants are present to give all the glory to God.

Just as Allen Smith was seen as an industry innovator, Coastal Media Group and SGN Scoops work diligently to find new ways to promote Southern Gospel music. Keeping the Diamond Awards fan-based as Smith intended is a priority, as it is important for SGN Scoops to recognize the voice of Gospel music audience and to reflect that in the Diamond Awards. However, the main priority is to recognize the incredible talent of the Gospel artists and to thank the Lord that they are using this talent for His glory.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Declaration and Promise To Appear At The Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Seattle, WA (October 16, 2012) – SGN Scoops and Coastal Media Group are pleased to announce the appearance of 2012 Diamond Award nominees Declaration and Promise at Creekside Gospel Music Convention, October 29-31, 2012. These talented male trios have made a splash in Southern Gospel in the last two years and Creekside welcomes the addition of their strong, traditional tight harmonies. Promise and Declaration join an exciting lineup of artists at the Pigeon Forge event, which is free to all attendees.
From Knoxville, Tennessee, Promise is a trio with experienced vocalists and a professional presentation. Fresh from an appearance on the main stage at the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, this group brings a youthful edge to the Creekside program.
“Promise is thrilled to be able to attend and be a part of the first ever Creekside Gospel Music Convention,” said founder and lead singer David Mann. “We’re thrilled with the privilege of sharing the platform with some of Southern Gospel’s best. It’s going to be a fantastic time full of good gospel music and wonderful fellowship.”
Declaration’s members have a solid background in Southern Gospel and exhibit a dedication to excellence in vocal talent. This up-and-coming young trio from Nashville tours with The Booth Brothers and an energetic presentation that will thrill all ages.
“Declaration is very excited to be a part of the Creekside Gospel Music Convention,” said lead singer, Kasey Kemp. “Rob, Rhonda, Lorraine and all the folks of SGN Scoops are working hard to present a quality Christ-honoring event. We hope to see you folks there.”
“Bringing both Declaration and Promise to the stage of Creekside is a joy,” said Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media Group and publisher of SGN Scoops. “The fact that both groups have been nominated for 2012 Diamond Awards is a significant achievement and shows that these young Gospel artists have the talent and experience to take their music to audiences across the country and across the world.”
Creekside Gospel Music Convention will be held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, from October 29 through 31, 2012.  The 75th celebration of Lou Hildreth will be held  on Monday, the 29th.   The 2012 Diamond Awards will be presented on October 30 and October 31 is Family Night. Admission to all events is FREE.
For more information on Creekside Gospel Music Convention visit:

For more information on Promise, visit:

For more information on Declaration, visit:

Rooms are available at the hotel on site for just $54 per night.  Reservations can be made by phone or online.  By phone, call toll-free at Toll Free: 1-800-223-6707 or local call 865-908-3015. Online Reservations- go to http://www.smokymountainconventioncenter.com/.
Click “Book My Room” then Click “SGN Scoops.”

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Debut Perfomance From CROSBY LANE At Diamond Awards

10-03-2012- To debut a brand new group has been a long-standing tradition of The Diamond Awards and this year, there is no exception. With much excitement SGNScoops announces the official debut performance of Christian Music’s newest group, Crosby Lane! Crosby Lane is based out of Nashville and consists of five music veterans, Erin Johnston, Tonja Rose, Michaela Lindsey, John Lemonis, and E.J. Ford. The group CROSBY LANE is named for the most prolific hymn writer of all time, Fanny Crosby.  The music of CROSBY LANE is enthusiastic, and includes fresh arrangements of hymn classics and powerful renditions of praise and worship songs. It is about the music that has moved – and still moves – generations to worship the Lord!
“The Diamond Awards has always been known as a place to introduce new artists and we are tremendously excited to introduce to our audience, Crosby Lane,” says Rob Patz,owner of the Diamond Awards.
Group member, John Lemonis adds, “Crosby Lane is absolutely thrilled to be debuting at the 2012 Diamond Awards! It is the perfect place for our first public performance. We are greatly indebted to all of the artists and fans who support Southern Gospel music! We look forward to being with you in person and have the deepest respect for everyone who makes and supports music that lifts the name of Jesus. We are honored to be in that number and can’t wait to see you all in Pigeon Forge!”
The 2012 Diamond Awards Show is hosted by the Creekside Gospel Music Convention and is scheduled to take place Tuesday, October 30 at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge. Admission to all events at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention is free to the public.
To find out more about Creekside Gospel Music Convention, visit http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/
For more information about Crosby Lane, visit  http://www.crosbylane.com/

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Creekside Gospel Music Convention – Showcasing Beautiful Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

By Lorraine Walker

Preparations are underway for the exciting new Creekside Gospel Music Convention,
to be held in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The Smoky Mountain Convention Center will
host this musical event on October 29, 30 and 31, with three days of the best in Southern
Gospel Music. The Convention will also spotlight the 2012 Diamond Awards Show, as
well as honor Lou Hildreth, celebrating her 75 years in the gospel music industry. All of
this and more will take place in Sevier County, one of the most beautiful settings that the
Smoky Mountains has to offer.

Rugged mountain trails, trickling streams and fall foliage bursting with color are only
one side of Sevier County that visitors to Creekside Gospel Music Convention will enjoy.
Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg together form one of the greatest tourist destinations in
Tennessee, showcasing the entertainment of theme parks and attractions, shopping malls
and flea markets, and restaurants offering everything from home-cooking to fine dining.
Convention attendees can participate in nature escapes and city experiences, as well as
music and ministry, reveling in a retreat to rejuvenate body, mind, soul and spirit.

Among the many attractions Sevier County has to offer, visitors can experience:

Pigeon Forge Restaurants: So with varieties to suit every taste, you’ll want to stay longer
to try them all. A few of the restaurants include: Alamo Steakhouse, All American
Pancake House, Dixie Stampede and Show, Genos Restaurant, Great American Steak
Buffet, Log Cabin Pancake House, Mandarin House, Bellacinos, Sagebrush Steakhouse,
Smokies Breakfast House, and many more.

Sevier County Attractions: When you aren’t listening to the award-winning artists at
the Creekside Gospel Music Convention concerts, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg have
a myriad of attractions to keep you and your family entertained. From ziplines and
helicopter rides to comedy and musical theatre, attendees will need to plan ahead to
fit everything into a fun-filled schedule. Museums, adventure parks, Dollywood and
miniature golf are a few of the vacation destinations in this County that promises good
times for the entire family.

The Great Smoky Mountains: Nature lovers and city slickers alike will find their minds
refreshed by spending time in the beauty of the Mountains. The Great Smoky Mountains
National Park (GSMNP), established in 1934, is home to the world’s greatest variety of
mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians. According to the National Park Service
website, over 1500 bears live in the GSMNP, or approximately two bears per square
mile. It is also the "Salamander Capital of the World,” providing a home for over 24
species of salamanders. The park’s streams host 60 types of fish. Nature trails and scenic
overlooks provide visitors with a chance to park their cars, step outside and inhale the
complete Mountain experience.

History and Education: For those who want to know more about the history of Sevier
County, there are many original farm buildings, mills and churches that still stand in
the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Discover how the original land-owners
were asked to leave their homesteads as the Park was established. Go further back into
history and explore the land of the Cherokee nation, natives removed from the area in the
1830s. To learn more about the past dwellers of this lovely land, visit the Great Smoky
Mountains Institute at Tremont, an environmental education centre celebrating ecological
and cultural diversity.

The Creekside Gospel Music Convention offers a terrific vacation destination and
attendees should make their plans now to experience everything that Pigeon Forge and
the Smoky Mountains have to offer. Embrace the beauty of God’s creation in the majesty
of the mountains, the fellowship of family and friends while participating in neighboring
attractions, and the refreshment of a spiritual retreat as you enjoy the musical ministry
that is Southern Gospel.

For more information on The Creekside Gospel Music Convention, visit: http://
For more information, and to register your vote for The 2012 Diamond Awards,
visit: http://www.sgnscoops.com/2012-diamond-awards/
For more information on the GSMNP, visit http://www.nps.gov/grsm/index.htm.
For more information on black bears in the GSMNP, visit http://www.nps.gov/
grsm/naturescience/black-bears.htm#CP_JUMP_95932 ,
Also visit the website for the Great Smoky Mountains Association, which is a
nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to support the Park's educational,
scientific, and historical programs. http://www.smokiesinformation.org/
For more information on the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, a non-
profit residential environmental education center, visit www.gsmit.org
You can get there from here! Easily accessible from major cities, find the distance
from your city to Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg:
● Atlanta, GA — 197 miles
● Charleston, SC — 344 miles
● Charlotte, NC — 215 miles
● Memphis, TN — 433 miles
● Nashville, TN — 221 miles
● Raleigh, NC — 335 miles
● Washington, DC - 489 miles

Monday, July 2, 2012

Creekside Gospel Music Convention Welcomes Ken & Jean Grady, Ava Kasich, Jim Sheldon and Shannon Knight!

Plans for the Creekside Gospel Music Convention are in full swing! We are excited to announce Ken and Jean Grady of Gospel Music Today will be part of the event. “We’re excited about the Creekside Gospel Music Convention,” Ken shares, “We’ve worked with Rob Patz many times and we’re expecting a first class event.
Branson’s favorite female voice,  Ava Kasich confirmed her attendance as well: “I am so thrilled to be a part of The Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge, TN!  What a wonderful time of fellowship and the greatest music in the world- SOUTHERN GOSPEL MUSIC!!!  I am honored to be nominated for the 2012 Diamond Award for Christian Country Album of the Year for STONES. See you there!”
Christian Country artist, Jim Sheldon announced he would join the celebration too! “The folks at SGNScoops do such a great job with this awards program. I am honored to be included and totally shocked and excited to see my name in three categories for the Diamond Awards,” Sheldon offers.
Crossroads/Skyland Label recording artist, Shannon Knight is looking forward to meeting gospel music fans during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention! Shannon appears weekly on the Trinity Broadcasting Network and has appeared with The Daryl Williams Trio on Gaither Homecoming Videos. Shannon is very excited about appearing at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention where he will be performing songs from his brand new solo project, BROKEN AND BLESSED. Shannon will also be performing his radio single, “Good News” which is soon to be released to radio. Shannon looks forward to meeting with all of the gospel music fans at this great event!
Make plans to join SGNScoops this October 29, 30, 31 in Pigeon Forge, TN at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. We will celebrate Ms. Lou Wills Hildreth’s 75 years in gospel music; enjoy gospel music and this year’s Diamond Awards show.  All events are free to the public. For booth information, email Rob Patz at rob@sgnscoops.com. Also visit http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/ for more information. See you there!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Gospel Music Today Talks About Creekside Gospel Music Convention

“JB’s Indie Gospel Top Ten Chart” Named as Sponsor For Creekside Gospel Music Convention

JB’s Indie Gospel Top Ten Chart” is proud to be named a sponsor of the Creekside Gospel Music Convention. “We’re looking forward to meeting new friends and we’re very excited to participate with this year’s Diamond Awards,” says James Banfield. Creekside Gospel Music Convention will be held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee on October, 29,30 and 31st. For more information, visit http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/.
JB’s Indie Gospel Top Ten Chart” plays only the best in today’s up and coming Indie Gospel Artists. For more information visit http://www.blogtalkradio.com/james-banfield and http://indiegospel.org/profile/JamesBanfield797 .

Monday, June 4, 2012

RESERVE YOUR BOOTH at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Plans are in full swing for this year's Creekside Gospel Music Convention.  We hope you're making plans to join us.  Many groups and artists responded quickly to participate in this year's event within the first week of our announcement. We're excited! We're anticipating a great week of fellowship and we want to encourage you to get involved too!
The Creekside Gospel Music Convention will host Ms. Lou Hildreth's 75 years in Gospel Music Celebration and the 2012 Diamond Awards Show. We are looking forward to a great three days at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, TN on October 29, 30 and 31.
Each day there will be  chapel services, musical matinees and gospel music showcases. This is your chance to network with other artists and introduce your ministry to new fans! Hurry now and reserve your booth, space is limited. For questions or registration, email  Rob Patz at rob@sgnscoops.com.
The excitement is in the air! Keep up with the plans as they unfold! Visit us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Creekside-Gospel-Music-Convention/319511364790623

 Visit: http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com

Monday, May 28, 2012

Creekside Gospel Music Convention Names “Good News Music Radio With Woody Wright” As First Sponsor

SGNScoops www.sgnscoops.com is excited to welcome “Good News Music Radio with Woody Wright” www.goodnewsmusicradio.com as the first sponsor of the Creekside Gospel Music Convention!
“Woody and I are excited to sponsor the work of SGN Scoops and their upcoming “Creekside Gospel Music Convention” on October 29, 30 & 31, 2012 at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN,” says D. Scott Kramer co- host of Good News Music Radio with Woody Wright. “For many years, Rob and the staff of SGNScoops have given tirelessly to the work of promoting southern gospel music and their commitment to excellence shows!  Between their free digital magazine, websites, radio program and other promotional outlets, they’ve created a great resource for both fans and artists alike.  We want to encourage everyone to support the ongoing work of SGNScoops by joining us in giving a sponsorship gift today!”
The Creekside Gospel Music Convention is the home of the 2012 Diamond Awards and Lou Hildreth’s 75 years in Gospel Music Celebration. We have a wide range of sponsor packages starting as low as $100.00. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, email Rob Patz at rob@sgnscoops.com

SGNScoops Presents “CREEKSIDE GOSPEL MUSIC CONVENTION” Home of the 2012 Diamond Awards

SGNScoops announces plans are now underway for a new event called “Creekside Gospel Music Convention” The three day event will take place  in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee on October 29,30 31! The festivities will include Gospel Music, the 2012 Diamond Awards and a special night of celebrating Ms. Lou Hildreth’s SEVENTY FIVE YEARS in Gospel Music!  “Please accept this invitation to join me in celebrating my SEVENTY FIVE YEARS IN GOSPEL MUSIC on Monday October 29, 7PM, at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge,Tennessee,” says Mrs.Hildreth. “Come share the music, laughter, and fellowship.  Everyone is welcome!!  The fabulous DIAMOND AWARDS are scheduled for Tuesday night at the same venue. Free Admission to all events.”
Rob Patz, publisher of SGNScoops Magazine, owner of the Diamond Awards says, “I believe God opened the door for our new three day event. I also believe these three days will prove to be an uplifting time of fun and fellowship. It will also be a great time of celebration. I am honored that Ms. Lou Hildreth chose to celebrate her special night with us. She is truly a legend in gospel music.” Rob continues, “I’m very excited about the Diamond Awards. We have a team of creative individuals and industry professionals working together to present a memorable night.”
The SmokyMountain Convention Center is located in the heart of Pigeon Forge, near to Gatlinburg and surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains.”I’m beyond excited,” Rhonda Frye, Editor of Scoops Magazine adds, “for one, the scenery that time of year is breath-taking!  Add outlet shopping, great food, good friends, celebrations AND Gospel Music, it’s an event you don’t want to miss!”
The Diamond Awards are fan based and fan driven. The first round of voting has been counted and the second round begins on Monday, May 21. We urge you to participate in the next round and we also encourage you to post the link to voting on your website and social media outlets.
We are working with the Smoky Mountain Convention Center to provide affordable hotel packages for these three days, so stay tuned!  We also will provide space for a limited amount of booths for artists and groups. Please mark your calendars and make plans to join SGNScoops in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for the Creekside Gospel Music Convention!
For more information, contact Rob Patz at rob@sgnscoops.com