Thursday, July 1, 2010

2010 SGN Scoops Diamond Awards to Take Place Tomorrow at Branson Gospel Music Convention

Event to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Southern Gospel Music

Appearances by Springfield’s Broadway Baptist Church Choir, Senator Jack Goodman, and Other Branson Favorites!

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (June 30, 2010) – Coastal Media Group and SGN Scoops Digital will present the 2010 Diamond Awards tomorrow evening, July 1, 2010, as a part of the 2nd Annual Branson Gospel Music Convention.

This year’s event will feature a myriad of performers and special guests throughout the program. The Diamond Awards will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Southern Gospel music with special performances by some of Gospel music’s most beloved performers. Several “scrap-iron” groups will perform Southern Gospel favorites from the genres rich and varied history.

Members from groups like Beyond the Ashes, 2nd Generation, Blackwood Quartet, Sunday Edition, Crosspoint Quartet, The Williamsons, Ascension Quartet, McMillan & Life, The Roarks, Praise Incorporated and soloists Mike Allen, Kenny Bishop, Chris Hester, Rod Burton, and many more will be a part of the All Star groups.

In addition, the evening will feature performances from Young Harmony, Christy Sutherland, and Dove Award winner Gerald Crabb. Springfield Missouri’s Broadway Baptist Church Choir will also open the program.

Other artists and industry professionals scheduled to make appearances include Ann Downing,’s Deon Unthank, Dustin & Kaila, Hearts of Faith,’s Greg Inman, Gospel Music Today’s Ken & Jean Grady, State of the Ozarks’ Joshua Heston, Branson Radio Live’s Karen Berka, songwriters Stephanie Boosahda and Amy Marie Unthank, KWFC’s Jonathan Edwards, and many more.

Senator Jack Goodman (R-Missouri) will be making an appearance as well at the beginning of the program.

This year’s hosts are Johnathan Bond (of Dove Award nominated group Young Harmony) and Christy Sutherland.

Rob Patz of Coastal Media Group (owner of the SGN Scoops Diamond Awards) said, “There’s a lot of excitement in the air here this week. The Diamond Awards are going to be bigger and better than ever this year, and we can’t wait for show tomorrow night!”

The Diamond Awards are presented annually by SGN Scoops Digital at the Branson Gospel Music Convention. The nominees and winners are chosen by readers of the magazine.

For more information on the Diamond Awards – visit the SGN Scoops Digital website at .

About the Diamond Awards
The 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 each year. The awards show is held during the Branson Gospel Music Convention every summer.

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