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.


  1. Others, however, are so happy with their choice that they tell everyone. Lab Made Diamonds

  2. If a person is tall, they can wear any length necklace they desire, from a choker to a full length necklace up to 40 inches or longer. online dailywear gold rings designs

  3. Who won the 1st position? Is this a competition or anything else? Who is the guy holding award trophy in 1st picture?

  4. This content is written very well. Your use of formatting when making your points makes your observations very clear and easy to understand. Thank you. trofeos en vidrio

  5. I definitely enjoying every little bit of it. It is a great website and nice share. I want to thank you. Good job! You guys do a great blog, and have some great contents. Keep up the good work. placas de vidrio

  6. We are tied directly into the sate’s renewal database which allows us to process your request almost instantly. buy essays VDJ Courses

  7. I haven’t any word to appreciate this post.....Really i am impressed from this post....the person who create this post it was a great human..thanks for shared this with us. how to clean diamond rings at home

  8. Despite the fact that Round Brilliant cut diamonds are the most costly in the market, they make up the dominant part of diamonds found in wedding bands, and are famous as stud earrings and pendants.Wedding rings

  9. Such amazing designs.. and like all girls, diamonds and jewellery is something difficult to resist
    Diamond rings

  10. It was a very good post indeed. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it in my lunch time. Will surely come and visit this blog more often. handmade engagement ring in Sydney

  11. One must research well to pick trophy suppliers. The award or trophies you give can make the association a brand. This can likewise go about as basic brand mindfulness strategy. crystal employee recognition awards

  12. Nevertheless, inclusions need not be looked upon with distaste, if they are small and have a negligible effect on the brilliance and clarity of a diamond.Diamond engagement rings

  13. In the event that you utilize the Fantastico introduce technique through Hostgator you will have the Twenty Ten topic.Elegant Themes Divi Builder Plugin v4.0.7

  14. I really like your blog. It helped me a lot. Entire details were given with easy to understand words. I wish you the best of luck for your future endeavors! If you’re troubling with HP wireless printer problems, you can call our printer technicians immediately. Our printer experts are available 24x7 to help you remotely.


  15. Thanks a lot for the kind of perfect topic, i have got an extra unique info in your unique post. i thing you have Roku device but sometimes user facing problem such as activation netflix code for roku and Roku activation.

  16. Thanks for sharing such a nice Blog.I like it Tubidy.