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

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Creekside 2017 In Picture Of The Day

Day one - great crowd at Creekside Gospel Music Convention, Pigeon Forge, TN. Join us for Creekside 2018 October 28 - November 1 2018 In Pigeon Forge Tn Find Creekside On Facebook HERE

Saturday, November 4, 2017

2017 Creekside Gospel Music Convention: "God Was There"

The 2017 Creekside Gospel Music Convention, Oct. 30 to Nov. 2, was a great time of fellowship, music, and ministry. The seats were full and hearts were touched by the preaching of Eric Bennett, David Ring, Dr. Jerry Goff, Matthew Browder and more. The music of more than 40 artists filled the halls of the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, day and night. The altars were filled with people looking for a special touch from God. From the chapel services to the showcases to the evening concerts to the midnight prayer sessions, it was obvious this was no ordinary musical event.

Folks from all over have been filling Facebook with their comments on Creekside. Robert Reece writes the following:

Linda and I went up to Pigeon Forge Tenn. for a two-night trip and to attend the Creekside Gospel Convention. And WOW, GOD was there the entire week. 

The singing was made up with some of the big name groups such Triumphant Quartet, Soul'd Out, The Browders, Jerry and Jan Goff, the Nelons and others. But, it was also filled with some amazing soloists and groups who maybe are not so well-known, but whose talent is just as good as any thing you'll hear at the NQC. 

These lesser known folks brought their own songs written out of their own life stories and were just filled with the Spirit. 

I'm not taking away from the NQC, but Creekside's quality of singing is just as good, maybe even better. 

And the preaching/teaching by Dr. Jerry Goff, Eric Bennett, Matt Browder and David Ring was just amazing. GOD is good, Y'all.

The unwritten theme of the week, for me anyway, was "ARE YOU DOING ALL THAT GOD HAS INSTRUCTED YOU TO DO." This seemed to jump out in most of the songs and definitely in the sermons that we heard. And my answer is no, what is yours? 

As David Ring says, "Why what is your excuse?"

Good job, Vonda Easley and Rob Patz.

Robert Reece
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