Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Wilburn & Wilburn Added As Featured Performer at First “Diamond Awards On Tour” Show

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (February 7, 2011) – Coastal Media Group and SGN Scoops Digital, home of the Diamond Awards, are excited to announce the addition of new Southern Gospel duo Wilburn & Wilburn to the upcoming “Diamond Awards On Tour” opening show this week in Nashville, Tennessee.

Wilburn & Wilburn is a brand new duo to hit the Gospel music scene this year. The group consists of 5-tive Singing News Fan Award winner Jonathan Wilburn and his son Jordan. Jonathan made a name for himself while traveling with Southern Gospel mainstays Gold City and his own family group The Wilburns. This father and son group combines a solid foundation of "old school” with a flare of youthful presence to bring the message of Christ in song. After years of prayer, Wilburn & Wilburn are now on the road. They have a vision to bring fathers, sons, mothers, and daughters close again by expressing their love for one another through songs of faith and inspiration.

Rob Patz of Coastal Media Group said, “The buzz surrounding Wilburn & Wilburn is already deafening. We are so excited about adding them to the first date of our ‘Diamond Awards on Tour’ shows. We know that the people of Nashville will fall in love with these guys just like we have.”

"What a blessing it is to be a part of the ‘Diamond awards On Tour’,” mentioned Jonathan Wilburn. “I feel weird being the old guy on the program! I look forward to seeing all of my Middle Tennessee friends at Trevecca!"

Set to take place this week in Nashville, Tennessee, the first show on this brand new tour will include performances from Driven Quartet, Beyond the Ashes, and Christy Sutherland in addition to Wilburn & Wilburn. The first date on the “Diamond Awards On Tour” experience will be on Thursday, February 10, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee at Trevecca Nazarene University at the Boone Business Building Convocation Center started at 6:30 p.m.

The “Diamond Awards On Tour” is a new initiative designed to take the Diamond Awards experience across the country this year. The “Diamond Awards On Tour” concert series will hit major markets and universities in an effort to bring awareness to the Diamond Awards program and attract new readers to the already popular digital magazine.

This year’s Diamond Awards program will take place on Thursday, June 30, 2011 as a part of the 3rd Annual Branson Gospel Music Revival in Branson, Missouri.

The Diamond Awards are currently accepting nominations for the Top 10 Ballot in this year’s program. To find out how you can nominate your favorite artists, visit http://www.sgnscoops.com for more information.

Hosts, performers and sponsors for the 2011 Diamond Awards will be announced at a later date.

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 in each year. The awards show is based during the Branson Gospel Music Revival every July.

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