Meet the Host

Darien Southerland’s energy is plumb contagious, and its no secret his true passion is Southern Gospel Music. He got his start working with Salem Communications back in the 90's, and started his own advertising agency, BG AD Group in early 2000's. He loves his wife Mary, and his kids Jacob and Kendall.

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Co-host Arthur Rice

Arthur Rice is the lead singer for the Kingdom Heirs. He has been with the Kingdom Heirs since 1995. He previously traveled with The Kingsmen and Squire Parsons.

Married to Tammy Rice, they have 2 boys; Kaleb and Bradley.

Arthur Rice has been nominated for numerous Singing News Fan Awards, including favorite newcomer (twice), male vocalist (18 times), favorite lead (19 times), favorite baritone (once), and along with the rest of the band has won favorite band (8 times). The Kingdom Heirs have also been voted favorite group once during his tenure with the Kingsmen. Rice is a deacon at FBC Sevierville TN and current President of the Southern Gospel Music Association and a member of its board of directors. He also produces Gospel recordings.

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Contact Us

Have any questions? Want to leave a comment about the show? Just give us a call at 770-874-3200. Just tell sweet Darleen you are calling about SGNP

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What is SGNP?

SGNP is just our fancy little acronym for Southern Gospel News Podcast. On SGNP you can listen to our host, Darien Southerland, interview some of the industry's top leading influencers, like Jason Crabb, Mac Powell, Jeff Whisnant, and so many more.

Southern Gospel News Podcast will give you information that you wont be able to find anywhere else - not on the radio, not in a magazine- strictly on SGNP.

Every Friday morning SGNP releases a new episode. Never miss an episode by subscribing to our podcast on your cell phone. Find the purple app labeled "Podcast", search "Southern Gospel News Podcast", look for our SGNP Microphone, and click the purple button that says "Subscribe". Or, if you have an Amazon Alexa, just say "Alexa, Play Southern Gospel News Podcast", and you will hear our latest episode.

 

 

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  • Episode 113 - Where Are They Now? Pat Barker of the Guardians May 22, 2020
    Southern Gospel News Podcast http://southerngospelnewspodcast.com/ Episode 113             SGNP is just our fancy little acronym for Southern Gospel News Podcast. On SGNP you can listen to our host, Darien Southerland, interview some of the industry's top leading influencers, like Jason Crabb, Mac Powell, Jeff Whisnant, and so many more! Episode 113 is our second in a […]
  • Episode 112 - Where Are They Now? Earl Galloway of the Galloways May 15, 2020
    Southern Gospel News Podcast http://southerngospelnewspodcast.com/ Episode 112             SGNP is just our fancy little acronym for Southern Gospel News Podcast. On SGNP you can listen to our host, Darien Southerland, interview some of the industry's top leading influencers, like Jason Crabb, Mac Powell, Jeff Whisnant, and so many more! Episode 112 will be our first in […]
  • Episode 111 - Best Of SGNP - Marty Raybon May 8, 2020
    Southern Gospel News Podcast http://southerngospelnewspodcast.com/ Episode 111             Darien and Arthur replay a great interview they had a few months ago with Country music's Marty Raybon. He discusses his career and his love for Jesus.             SGNP is just our fancy little acronym for Southern Gospel News Podcast. On SGNP you […]
  • Episode 110 - Ed O' Neal May 1, 2020
    Southern Gospel News Podcast http://southerngospelnewspodcast.com/ Episode 110             SGNP is just our fancy little acronym for Southern Gospel News Podcast. On SGNP you can listen to our host, Darien Southerland, interview some of the industry's top leading influencers, like Jason Crabb, Mac Powell, Jeff Whisnant, and so many more! Southern Gospel News Podcast will give […]
  • Episode 110 - Ed O'Neal May 1, 2020
    Southern Gospel News Podcast http://southerngospelnewspodcast.com/ Episode 110             SGNP is just our fancy little acronym for Southern Gospel News Podcast. On SGNP you can listen to our host, Darien Southerland, interview some of the industry's top leading influencers, like Jason Crabb, Mac Powell, Jeff Whisnant, and so many more!    In Episode 110, hear Darien and […]
  • Episode 109 - Squire Parsons returns April 24, 2020
    Southern Gospel News Podcast http://southerngospelnewspodcast.com/ Episode 109             SGNP is just our fancy little acronym for Southern Gospel News Podcast. On SGNP you can listen to our host, Darien Southerland, interview some of the industry's top leading influencers, like Jason Crabb, Mac Powell, Jeff Whisnant, and so many more! Southern Gospel News Podcast will give […]
  • Episode 108 - Terry Carter April 17, 2020
    Southern Gospel News Podcast http://southerngospelnewspodcast.com/ Episode 108             SGNP is just our fancy little acronym for Southern Gospel News Podcast. On SGNP you can listen to our host, Darien Southerland, interview some of the industry's top leading influencers, like Jason Crabb, Mac Powell, Jeff Whisnant, and so many more! Southern Gospel News Podcast will give […]
  • Episode 107 - Brian Sanders April 10, 2020
    Southern Gospel News Podcast http://southerngospelnewspodcast.com/ Episode 107- Brian Sanders             SGNP is just our fancy little acronym for Southern Gospel News Podcast. On SGNP you can listen to our host, Darien Southerland, interview some of the industry's top leading influencers, like Jason Crabb, Mac Powell, Jeff Whisnant, and so many more! Southern Gospel News Podcast […]
  • Episode 106- Riley Harrison Clark April 3, 2020
    This week SGNP host, Darien Southerland will be interviewing Riley Harrison Clark and you are not going to want to miss this one! Riley Clark, Darien Southerland, and Aurthur Rice discuss how a small town boy becomes a gospel rockstar! Episode 106  of Southern Gospel News Podcast, with Riley Harrison Clark goes beyond the face […]
  • Episode 105 - Ernie Haase March 26, 2020
    This week SGNP host, Darien Southerland will be interviewing Ernie Haase of Signature Sound and you are not going to want to miss this one! Ernie Haase, Darien Southerland, and Aurthur Rice discuss the effects of living faithfully on Gospel Singers and their families during this time. Episode 105  of Southern Gospel News Podcast, with […]