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SGN Scoops July 2014

By Lorraine Walker

November is getting closer and with it, the Creekside Gospel Music Convention! We hope you’ve already made your plans to join us, but if not, do it today! Tickets are free but must be reserved. It all happens in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee on November 3rd through 6th at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center.

Willie Wynn
Willie Wynn

One of the special events during the Convention will be the Lou Hildreth Honors on Monday, November 3rd, in the evening. Lou is honoring the great Willie Wynn this year! “Little” Willie Wynn was a member of the Oak Ridge Boys from 1959 to 1973 and has also sung with the Statesmen, The Tennesseans, and Sweetwater. He is well known for his beautiful tenor voice and Lou Hildreth is thrilled to be honoring him this year at Creekside.

Oakridge Boys with Willie Wynn
Oakridge Boys with Willie Wynn

If you like to hang out with your favorite artists, talking to them and getting to know them in a more personal way, Creekside is your place to be. The Exhibit Hall is filled with artist booths and the singers are waiting to chat with you.

Other special events at the Convention include the Diamond Awards, Patterson Promotions Showcase, the Morris Music Group Showcase and much more. Keep watching for more exciting announcements. Don’t miss four days of great Gospel music, fellowship and fun. Tickets are free and accommodations can be reserved by phone, toll free at: 1-800-223-6707 or local call 865-908-3015. For online reservations, click onto http://www.smokymountainconventioncenter.com.

The Great Doughnut Caper

You may have already heard that Vonda Easley of Strictly Southern With Vonda Easley, has been chatting with Rob Patz on the air every week as he brings updates about Creekside. Vonda is inviting all of her listeners to join her at Creekside this year. Each and every listener will be treated to doughnuts, courtesy of Rob Patz.

This Doughnut Caper will be held during the Creekside event. Don’t miss out! Stay tuned to Vonda Easley for more information. Strictly Southern With Vonda Easley can be heard every Friday at 10am CST on http://www.wpilfm.com/.

The Diamond Awards

The Diamond Awards will be handed out during the Convention in a gala program hosted by Tim Lovelace. The Diamond Award nominations are still continuing on the SGN Scoops website, so drop by to click on the link and vote for your favorites. The Diamond Awards Top Five contest opens on July 7 for the final round of nominations. Make sure your voice is heard and vote today! http://www.sgnscoops.com/2014-diamond-awards/

Final Notes

Creekside Gospel Music Convention would like to hear from you! Tell us what you want to see and hear in November. Creekside also needs your help. If you would like to volunteer through various promotional activities throughout the year, or with onsite tasks during the convention, please email Rob at rob@sgnscoops.com.

For more information, latest news and artists scheduled to appear, visit the Creekside page on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/Creeksidegospelmusicconvention .

Lorraine Walker

Raised in southern Ontario, Canada, Lorraine developed a love for music at an early age and enjoys listening to a variety of Christian, Country, Pop and R&B music. A love for writing and a need to share the love of Jesus through her thoughts have come together with an enjoyment of Southern Gospel, enabling her to contribute to SGM Radio website, SGN Scoops Digital, and the Southern Styles Show. Lorraine tweets at http://twitter.com/SGMRadioLorrain and blogs at http://sgmradio.blogspot.com/ and can also be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/walker.lorraine