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
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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

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Friday, November 25, 2016

The Singing Epps Are Signed Up For Creekside 2017!

The Singing Epps are signed up for Creekside 2017!

Over 50 years ago Rachel Epps along with her two sisters, Lois and Ruby birthed what is known today as The Singing Epps Family. A few years after their beginning however Rachel’s sisters married and moved with their husbands to far off locations, leaving Rachel with just her children to continue what they had started. So with Dianne, Haynie, Mary, Susan, and Mike she started with chapter 2 of the family ministry. The family, then strongly influenced by such groups as The Hinson’s, and The Rambo’s, and The Happy Goodman Family soon became a local favorite. Their “downhome”, genuine, lay everything aside style of worship and music was not only witnessed, but expected by their audiences.

However, through the years, each sibling but Haynie would leave the group, leaving Haynie with the same scenario as his mother before him. So Haynie, along with his daughters Wanda, (which was already in the line-up), Angela, and Christy embarked on chapter 3 of the journey.

Sadly, in March of 2008 a well-known, and well-loved William Haynie Epps passed on leaving the legacy to Wanda, Angela, and Christy who were joined by Wanda’s husband Terry, and Christy’s husband Dwayne. Also joining the group were long-time friend Steve Lang, Wanda and Terry’s son Willie, and Terry’s cousin Melissa for what was chapter 4.

Traveling today as The Singing Epps Family are Terry, Wanda, Angela, Willie, Steve, and long-time friend Ed Sullivan. They are still carrying the same mantle that was left by the former members of the group. Audiences, although now internationally, are still witnessing the same electrifying style of worship, and music that had started so many years ago. However, the family will be quick to tell you that it is not for show. “That when the anointing gets on you, you can’t help but be excited!!”

By God’s amazing grace, He has allowed The Singing Epps Family to travel and be a part of events that they had never thought possible. One such honor was winning third place at the 1989 National Quartet Convention Talent Search. Another has been to share the stage with many of the top artists in the industry. And another is to have been on the Shipp Family Gospel Fest line-up on Carnival Cruise Lines for four years.

But they again will be quick to tell you that the greatest honor of all has been for the Lord to have allowed them to bring forth His gospel. Their desire is truly the ministry. To see the lost come to the realization that there is no other way to true peace, nor to salvation but through the blood of Jesus Christ. And to the church that Jesus is alive!! And that we as the church should be excited to serve Him with all our heart!!!

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One Day Only❤️ Black Friday Creekside Special!

The date is October 30-November 2nd is the date for Creekside 2017. Here’s a little “special deal” on Black Friday for the Creekside Family and possible newcomers to the 2017 event.
Tickets are $25 each. Today, you get 2 for $25.

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