Friday, July 10, 2009

Main Sponsor Announced for the 2009 SGM Scoops Diamond Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Allen Smith of SGN Scoops Digital, home of the Diamond Awards, is proud to announce the main sponsor for the 2009 Diamond Awards.
Pearl Communications has signed on to be the main sponsor for the popular awards show. Pearl Communications exclusively represents the music of Dove Award submitted Southern Gospel soloist Chris Hester. Chris Hester has had numerous Singing News Top 80 charting songs and is also represented by Spin-N-Motion Promotions, Southern Gospel’s premier record promoter. Chris’ music is exclusively distributed by New Day Christian Distributors and is available on iTunes or by logging in to Chris’ website at .
Chris Hester said, “Pearl Communications is excited to sponsor the 2009 Diamond Awards. We are looking forward to having a good time with the staff of the awards next week at the Branson Gospel Music Convention.”
“When looking for a sponsor – I always look at integrity first and foremost – and the people at Pearl abundantly represent Christian integrity,” said Allen Smith of SGN Scoops Digital. “We are excited to have them on board for this year’s show.”
Additional sponsors for the event include Coastal Media Group ( and “The Southern Styles Show”) and SSE Group, Inc. (Southern Spin Entertainment,, and SSE Design Group).
The final list of performers for the upcoming 2009 SGN Scoops Diamond Awards was announced earlier this month. Some of Southern Gospel’s most popular artists have been added to this year’s programs. Those artists include Kenny Bishop, Chris Hester, 2nd Generation, Kathy Atkins, the Stamps Quartet, Christian Ferguson, and Jericho. Those artists are added to the previously announced performers – including Ron Blackwood & the Blackwood Quartet, Rod Burton, Young Harmony, Dale & Cheryl Golden, Kirk Talley, Sunday Edition, and The Florida Boys.
The 2009 SGN Scoops Diamond Awards have moved to a new location and date for this year. The awards presentation will take place at the inaugural Branson Gospel Music Convention. The show will take place on Thursday, July 16, 2009 in Branson, Missouri at the Branson Convention Center. The awards program will precede the Thursday evening concerts and will begin at 6:00 p.m.
The host for this year’s Diamond Awards is Johnathan Bond (of Young Harmony).
For more information on The SGN Scoops Diamond Awards – visit .
About the Diamond AwardsThe Diamond Awards were transferred over to the SGN Scoops Digital several years ago after the original home for the awards, the Gospel Voice Magazine, folded. The Diamond Awards are a fan-based award that allows the fans to choose the nominees as well as the winners in each year. The awards show is based during the Branson Gospel Music Convention every July.

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