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 82 - Richard Hyssong July 5, 2019
    Sit back and relax as your hosts Darien Southerland and Arthur Rice talk life with Richard Hyssong! Richard is on the board of directors for the SGMA Hall of Fame and Museum. We hope everyone had a Happy and Safe Fourth of July! 
  • Episode 81- Life with Darien and Arthur June 28, 2019
    Darien and Arthur talk about life and how Trust in God will get you through, no matter what. Things that they have walked through and things some of Gospel Music artist have faced. #southerngospel #gospelmusic #ballbrothers #Socialmediaimpact #countrymusic #christiancountry #sgma #christianmusic #thecathedrals 
  • Episode 80 - Daniel Ball June 7, 2019
    Join Darien Southerland and Arthur Rice this week on SGNP, where Daniel Ball discusses the impact of social media on gospel music         #southerngospel #gospelmusic #ballbrothers #Socialmediaimpact #countrymusic #christiancountry #sgma #christianmusic #thecathedrals 
  • Episode 79- Steven Curtis Chapman May 30, 2019
    This week on SGNP, the one and only Steven Curtis Chapman joins us!        #scc #stevencurtischapman #sgnp #countrygospelmusic #countrymusic #southerngospel #southerngospelnewspodcast #kingdomheirs #arthurrice #dariensoutherland #jasoncrabb #jimmyfortune
  • Episode 78 - Jimmy Fortune May 24, 2019
    This week on SGNP, Jimmy Fortune talks about life with the Statler Brothers, his faith, how gospel music has effected his life, and gives us a little insight on some new projects he is working on!          #JimmyFortune #StatlerBrothers #SouthernGospelNewsPodcast #SGNP #ArthurRice #KingdomHeirs #DarienSoutherland #GaitherMusic #homecoming #classiccountry #classiccountrymusic #gospelmusic #americanamusic #godandcountry #oakridgeboys […]
  • Class of 2019 SGMA Hall of Fame Announcement - Special Edition May 15, 2019
    2019 SGMA Hall of Fame announcement with Darien and SGMA President #ArthurRice.  Listen to hear #SGNP tribute to #ErniePhillips, #JackieWilburn, #GeraldWolfe and #RubenBean    #mckameys  #kingsmen  #wilburns  #greatervision  #sgma  #gospelmusic  #southerngospel
  • Episode 76 - Jeff and Susan Whisnant! May 9, 2019
    This week's episode of SGNP is a special one! Jeff and Susan Whisnant are in our very own studio in Marietta, Georgia. Jeff and Susan talk about what life on the road is really like, and how they feel about constant social media exposure. Be sure to follow us on instagram at : SouthernGospelNewsPodcast and […]
  • Episode 75 Libbi Perry Stuffle April 26, 2019
    Libbi Perry Stuffle is back again for another week on Southern Gospel News Podcast with hosts Darien Southerland and Arthur Rice. Tune in this week to hear Libbi share her experience on the frightening bus crash that her team experienced a few weeks ago, and other exciting life plans that she is looking forward to.  […]
  • Episode 74 Rick Goodman April 19, 2019
    Join host Darien Southerland and Arthur Rice this week on SGNP with special guest Rick Goodman! Rick is the son of Harry and Vestal Goodman of the Happy Goodman Family. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this special Easter Edition of SGNP. 
  • Episode 73 Best of Southern Gospel News Podcast April 12, 2019