Category Archives: Christian Country News

Inspirational Country Radio Welcomes Cassie G

Inspirational Country Radio Welcomes Cassie G
Inspirational Country Radio Welcomes Cassie G

From Inspirational Country Radio : Presenting our new AWESOME Radio Personality…………………….. ….CASSIE G………


Cassie will be joining us in a week or two playing the BEST Gospel artist and Inspirational Country Music from 7:00pm-10:00pm Central Time

Listen To Inspirational Country Music HERE

Christian Country Expo Has A New Look

Christian Country Expo Has A New Look
Christian Country Expo Has A New Look

Christian Country Expo has a new look! Check out our new Logo…  We are so excited to work with some amazing Christian Country Artists. Make plans to be  at CCX 2016! If you like your gospel with a twang….you need to be there!

Be sure to make your plans to attend the Christian Country Expo 2016 at Pigeon Forge TN, August 15th through 18th.
Ticket information at http://www.christiancountryexpo.com/ VIP tickets are also available. Call Rob Patz at 360-933-0741 to reserve your VIP spot. Christian Country artists that would like to be involved, please contact Vonda Easley at 256-310-7892. Contact Salina Clay for hotel reservations at hotels@sgnscoops.com or call her at 256-239-7716. Like us on Facebook and be sure to check there for all the information! https://www.facebook.com/christiancountryexpo/

Christian Country Diamond Awards

Christian Country Diamond Awards
Christian Country Diamond Awards

Pigeon Forge, TN  – SGN Scoops has just announced that this year at Christian Country Expo, for the first time, the Christian Country Diamond Awards will be presented! Coastal Media is excited to see the growth of this genre and due to the explosion of artists and fans, we are thrilled to be able to celebrate these award recipients separately from the Southern Gospel Diamond Award presentation at Creekside Gospel Music Convention. The nominations are now open so vote today at this link:HERE
Everyone is invited to the website to enter the Nominations area and list their top three favorite picks for each Christian Country Diamond Award category. Vote HERE.
The Christian Country Diamond Awards are completely voter-driven, starting with nominations, from which the Top Ten lists are posted, allowing voters to select their three favorites in each category.
That will bring us to the Top Five lists, allowing voters to select their three choices to bring us one winner of the 2016 Christian Country Diamond Award in each category.
Artists and industry personnel are also invited to vote and to encourage their friends and fans to vote as well!
Vote today HERE
Be sure to make your plans to attend the Christian Country Expo 2016 at Pigeon Forge TN, August 15th through 18th.
Ticket information at http://www.christiancountryexpo.com/ VIP tickets are also available. Call Rob Patz at 360-933-0741 to reserve your VIP spot. Christian Country artists that would like to be involved, please contact Vonda Easley at 256-310-7892. Contact Salina Clay for hotel reservations at hotels@sgnscoops.com or call her at 256-239-7716. Like us on Facebook and be sure to check there for all the information! https://www.facebook.com/christiancountryexpo/

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Great News From Greg McDougal

Great News From Greg McDougal
Great News From Greg McDougal

From Greg McDougal: Kevin Rowe heard that we needed a generator on the bus and he had an extra and so he told me to come get it and he spent all day helping me install it. We still have more work to do but it is a real answer to prayer for us to now have a 15 KW generator on board. Thank you Kevin and Angela Rowe! Jerry Kelley also came over and showed us how it’s done! Thank you Mr Jerry!

Kevin Rowe and Greg McDougal are going to be at Christian Country Expo in Pigeon Forge Tn August 15 – 18th

Find Out More About Greg Here

Christian Country Expo Facebook Can Be Found Here

Chuck Day Will Be At Christian Country Expo

Chuck Day Will Be At Christian Country Expo
Chuck Day Will Be At Christian Country Expo

Christian Country Expo is excited that Chuck Day will be with us August 15th – 18th For Christian Country Expo in Pigeon Forge Tn. Here is some info about Chuck.

Chuck made his first recording project when he was just 12 years old. Before he was 18 he had recorded 4 albums with his family group, The Day Family at the legendary Happy Goodman Family Studios. Since then he has worked in several music genres. He traveled with several of the top Southern Gospel music groups as well as several Country bands including Freddy Fender, Marty Haggard and others. For several years Chuck traveled with his brother Greg and Gregs wife Heather as the Christian Country group The Days. The Days were regulars on The Trinity Broadcasting Networks, Praise the Lord program for 4 years. Chuck is one of todays top singer/songwriters and is a pioneer in the Christian Country/Country Gospel industry. He has written/co-written 9 Number 1 Songs in the Christian genre. He has had songs recorded by such names as, Gold City, Clay Cross, Michael English, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, The Hoppers, Rebecca St. James, Barry Wayne, Bob Carlisle, and many others. Midnight Cry is the most notable song that Chuck has written. Chuck penned this song in 1986 with his brother Greg. Since then it has been awarded Song of the Year by The Singing News Fan Awards at the National Quartet Convention, it was also named Christian Music Song of the Decade, and in 2000 was named one of the Top 20 Christian Music Songs of the Century. Recently Chuck received an award for Midnight Cry being one of the most recorded songs in the history of all of Christian music. Chuck records for NewStep Records and tours throughout the United States and the world. His songs can be heard on Christian and Country radio stations in the U.S. and around the world. Chuck holds both a Doctorate of Theology degree and a Doctorate of Divinity. He is an Ordained Minister and was named a Kentucky Colonel in 2000 by Governor Paul Patton of Kentucky. Chuck received 2 RIAA Certified Gold Video Awards for 2 of the Bill Gaither Homecoming Videos. Chuck has received awards from the ICGMA (International Country Gospel Music Association) such as Entertainer of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Songwriter of the Decade and was inducted into the ICGMA Hall of Fame in 2000. Chuck proudly endorses Martin Guitars, Cedar Creek Custom Cases, Jerry Dunn Custom Tele’s, Walker Amps, Lampifier Mics and The Country Music Store, Texarkana, TX

Find Out More About Christian Country Expo On Facebook Here

A Keurig Kind of Blessing

A Keurig Kind of Blessing
A Keurig Kind of Blessing

A Keurig Kind of Blessing By Leslie McKay

In my opinion, the hottest trend and the neatest invention in the coffee world has been the Keurig coffee maker. I think most everyone knows what a Keurig is and what it does. However, we haven’t bought a Keurig coffee maker or any version of the Keurig. We are “pot drinkers” and always have been.  We drink a lot of coffee and our 14 year old daughter, Mary Katherine, knows we like coffee…a lot. I want to share something that happened around the Christmas holidays that I am calling “A Keurig kind of blessing”.

During the pre-Christmas hustle and bustle as we were out shopping, Mary Katherine would often see a Keurig and say, “Mom, y’all need to get a Keurig” or “Mom, they have Keurigs on sale”. To which I would reply, “We drink too much coffee for a Keurig, but it would be nice for tea and hot chocolate or a cup of coffee on the go”. She has always thought it would be awesome to have a Keurig. We would be cool. After all, even Mamaw and Papaw have a Keurig.

A few days before Christmas, Dennis and I attended my work Christmas party for Exceed Technologies. We always play the gift exchange game called “Dirty Santa” and there are some awesome gifts. If you have played the game you know it is a mix of “stealing” gifts from others or opening a wrapped gift and there are limits to

the number of times a Keurig1gift can be “stolen”, etc.  This year, my turn in the game didn’t happen until close to the end and you guessed it…there was a Keurig mini that had been opened and it was alive for the taking.  So, I “stole” it.

When I got the Keurig, my thoughts immediately went to Mary Katherine. As we were waiting for the game to end, I took a picture of the box and text it to her with the caption, “Look what I got!”

She was very excited and mentioned it being fate, but I responded with “A blessing”. Keurig2She text back, “God wanted us to have it”. I reminded her that He cares about the details and even the “small” things.

For MK, it was clear to her that God worked that out. To me, it was so cool because He showed himself to my daughter in a real, tangible and yet unexpected way.  To many that may seem like a trivial thing because we get so caught up in our “big” problems or wants related to “adult and more mature” situations, but to a 14 year old girl (and to me), that was an unexpected blessing straight from God the Father.  My mind keeps going back to that scripture in Matthew that says, “ If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! – Matthew 7:11.

It just shows that our God is not far away and He is not too busy to know us and care about us in all things….even taking time to give us a “Keurig kind of blessing”.