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 135 - Daniel Britt of JoyFM February 26, 2021
    Southern Gospel News Podcast http://southerngospelnewspodcast.com/ Episode 135             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 135 features Daniel Britt. Daniel Britt has […]
  • Episode 134 - CT Townsend January 8, 2021
    Southern Gospel News Podcast http://southerngospelnewspodcast.com/ Episode 133             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 134 features CT Townsend, an evangelist.  […]
  • Episode 133 - Steve Brown January 1, 2021
    Southern Gospel News Podcast http://southerngospelnewspodcast.com/ Episode 133             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 133 features Steve Brown, founder of […]
  • SGNP Special Remembering Paul Heil December 28, 2020
    On December 27th, the world lost legendary broadcaster Paul Heil, who gave southern gospel music fans The Gospel Greats.  We invite you all to look back with us at the time Paul Heil joined us on SGNP.
  • Episode 131 - Gary Gentry of Premiere Productions October 23, 2020
    Southern Gospel News Podcast http://southerngospelnewspodcast.com/ Episode 131             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 131 features Gary Gentry, of Premiere […]
  • Best Of - Live from the NQC 2018 October 9, 2020
    NQC 2020 is now behind us.  Due to social distancing requirements and many other factors, SGNP was unable to attend the NQC this year, but we hope you will join us as we revisit interviews live from the floor of the NQC 2018, featuring Matt Fouch, The McKameys, Karen Peck and New River, Jason Crabb […]
  • Episode 129 - Kelly Nelon Clark and Jason Clark of the Nelons October 2, 2020
    On this week’s SGNP Arthur and Darien Talk with Kelly Nelon Clark and her husband Jason Clark about there great new project life and fun, Also Arthur And Darien talk about the SGMA and there pending move. Also, find out about the NQC and the hall of fame induction ceremonies.     Grammy® Award-nominated, Dove […]
  • Episode 128 - Andy Stringfield of the Kingdom Heirs September 25, 2020
    Southern Gospel News Podcast http://southerngospelnewspodcast.com/ Episode 128             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 128 features Arthur's fellow Kingdom Heir […]
  • Episode 127 - Mark Trammell September 18, 2020
    Southern Gospel News Podcast http://southerngospelnewspodcast.com/ Episode 127             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 127 features Southern Gospel legend Mark […]
  • Episode 126 - Best Of Jason Clark of The Nelons September 11, 2020
    Southern Gospel News Podcast http://southerngospelnewspodcast.com/ Episode 126             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 126 is a Best Of episode, […]